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Antonius, George Habib (1891–1942), colonial official, historian, and political activist, was born on 19 October 1891 in Dair al-Qamar, a small town in the Lebanese mountains, the third of five sons of Habib Antonius (d. 1931), a merchant, and his wife, Émilie Hobeika (...

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Carlyle, Sir Robert Warrand (1859–1934), administrator in India and writer on medieval subjects, was born at Brechin on 11 July 1859, the elder son of James Edward Carlyle (1821–1893), minister of the Free church at Brechin, and his wife, Jessie Margaret, daughter of ...

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Colden, Cadwallader (1689–1776), historian and colonial official, was born on 7 February 1689 in Enniscorthy, co. Wexford, Ireland, the eldest child of the Revd Alexander Colden (1654–1738), Presbyterian minister, and Janet Hughes (1662?–1731). His parents were Scottish and the family returned to Scotland...

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Elliot, Sir Henry Miers (1808–1853), administrator in India and historian, was the third son, one of fifteen children, of John Elliot, colonel-commandant of the Westminster Volunteers, who had married a daughter of John Coakley Lettsom. Elliot attended Winchester College from the age of ten. Though destined for ...

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Sir William Wilson Hunter (1840–1900) by Barraud, pubd 1893 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hunter, Sir William Wilson (1840–1900), administrator in India and historian, was born on 15 July 1840, the son of Andrew Galloway Hunter, a Glasgow manufacturer from Denholm, Roxburghshire, and his wife, Isabella Wilson, a younger sister of James Wilson (1805–1860). He was educated at ...

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Robert Orme (1728–1801) by Joseph Nollekens, 1774 The British Library

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Orme, Robert (1728–1801), historian of India and East India Company servant, was born on 25 December 1728 at Anjengo in Travancore, India. One of four children, he was the second son of Alexander Orme (d. 1736), chief of the settlement at Anjengo...

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Purcell, Victor William Williams Saunders (1896–1965), colonial administrator and historian, was born on 26 January 1896, the son, and apparently the only child, of Victor Adolphus Purcell (1863–1951), clerk in the Royal Navy, and his wife, Harriett Eva, née Saunders. He was educated at ...