BRUCE, John

BRUCE, John. Fife 1744/45 — Fife 16.4.1826. British (Scottish) Historian of the Colonial Period. Son of shipmaster Andrew Bruce and Jean Squyre. Studies at Edinburgh, then Professor of Logic and Moral Philosophy there. Historiographer of E.I.C. from 1801. In 1809-14 M.P. for Michell, Cornwall. Publications: Historical Views of Plans for the…

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FURBER, Holden

FURBER, Holden. Boston 13.3.1903 — Bedford, MA (or Concord?) 19.1.1993. U.S. Historian of Colonial India. Professor in Philadelphia. Educated in Boston area, graduated 1924 from Harvard. Further studies at Queen’s College, Oxford (B.A. 1925, M.A. 1930). Ph.D. 1929 Harvard. Nine years Lecturer at Harvard. In 1934 visited South-East Asia and…

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WILSON, Charles Robert

WILSON, Charles Robert. Old Charlton, Kent 27.3.1863 — Clapham, London 24.7.1904. British Civil Servant (Teacher) in India, Historian of the Colonial Period. Son of Charles W., an army tutor, and Charlotte Woodthorpe Childs. “Educated at City of London School and Wadham College, Oxford [B.A. 1887]; entered the Bengal Education Department,…

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FOSTER, William

FOSTER, William. Southsea, Portsmouth 19.11.1863 — 11.5.1951. Sir. British Historian of Indian Colonial Period. Son of William F., a civil servant, educated at Cooper’s Grammar School and London University (B.A.). In 1882 joined the India Office. In 1891-95 edited India Office List. From 1901 Assistant to the Registrar and Superintendent…

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FORREST, George W.

FORREST, George William. Nusserabad (Nasirabad), Rajasthan 8.1.1846 — Oxford 28.1.1926. Sir. British Civil Servant in India, Historian of the Colonial Period. Son of Captain George F. (1800–1859) of Indian army and Ann Edwards, younger brother of —> R.E.F. Educated privately and at St. John’s College, Cambridge (B.A. 1870). Studied law…

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FAWCETT, Charles

FAWCETT, Charles Gordon Hill. Southsea, Portsmouth 28.6.1869 — Exmouth, Devon 7.3.1952. Sir. British Civil Servant and Historian of Colonial India. Son of Lieutenant-Colonel Rowland Hill F. and Eliza Rose Wood. Educated at Harrow, from 1888 studies at Pembroke College, Cambridge. In 1890 joined the I.C.S. in Bombay. In the end…

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