ANDERSON, James

ANDERSON, James. 1757 — 3.10.1833. British (Scottish) Colonial Officer in India. Son of David A. (1707–1786) and Mary Mitchelson. Came to India before 1782 (when Lieutenant). In 1785 succeeded his brother David as the Resident with Sindhia, remained only one year there. Back in the U.K. he married 1800 Catherine…

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BURN, Richard

BURN, Richard. L West Derby, Liverpool 1.2.1871 — Oxford 26.7.1947 (when 76). British Civil Servant in India, Historian of Islamic and Colonial India, Numismatist. Son of Richard Burn and Harriet Tinsley. School in Liverpool, studies at Oxford (Christ Church). In 1891 joined the I.C.S., served in U.P. In 1900 Superintendent…

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BLOCHMANN, Henry (Heinrich) Ferdinand

BLOCHMANN, Henry (Heinrich) Ferdinand. Dresden 8.1.1838 — Calcutta 13.7.1878. German Oriental Scholar in India, Specialist of Arabic, Persian, and Urdu. Son of a printer, Ernest Ehrenfried Bl., educated in Dresden, studies at Leipzig (Arabic under Fleischer) and Paris. In order to be able to go to India he joined the…

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BEVERIDGE, Henry

BEVERIDGE, Henry. Inzievar, Fife 9.2.1837 — London 8.11.1929. British (Scottish) Historian of Mughal and Colonial India. Son of the elder —> Henry B. Educated in Glasgow and Edinburgh, studies at Glasgow Uni­ver­sity and Queen’s College in Belfast. Joined the I.C.S. through competition in 1857, and served in Bengal until 1893,…

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