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Chattopadhyaya, Virendranath [Chatto] (1880–1937), Indian nationalist and communist  

Leonard A. Gordon

Chattopadhyaya, Virendranath [Chatto] (1880–1937), Indian nationalist and communist, was born in Hyderabad in 1880, the eldest son and second child of Aghornath Chattopadhyaya (1851–1915), an educator and scholar, and his wife, Baradasundari, otherwise Varada Devi, a musician and dancer, who raised their extraordinary family in ...

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Clarke, Sir (Percy) Selwyn Selwyn- [formerly Percy Selbourne Clarke] (1893–1976), medical officer and colonial governor  

Anne Pimlott Baker

Clarke, Sir (Percy) Selwyn Selwyn- [formerly Percy Selbourne Clarke] (1893–1976), medical officer and colonial governor, was born on 17 December 1893 at 67 Oakfield Road, Stroud Green, London, the fifth of the eleven children (four sons and seven daughters), three of whom died in infancy, of ...

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Cleghorn, Hugh (1752–1837), colonial administrator  

Aylwin Clark

Cleghorn, Hugh (1752–1837), colonial administrator, was born on 21 March 1752 at The Society, Edinburgh, the only son of John Cleghorn (d. 1774), merchant and brewer, and his wife, Jean (1712–1791), daughter of William Scott, professor of Greek at Edinburgh University, and ...

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Cotton, Sir Henry John Stedman (1845–1915), administrator in India and positivist  

Edward C. Moulton

Cotton, Sir Henry John Stedman (1845–1915), administrator in India and positivist, was born in Kumbakonam, Madras presidency, south India, on 13 September 1845, the first of two sons of Joseph John Cotton (1813–1867), East India Company servant, and his wife, Jessie Minchin, daughter of a ...

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Hume, Allan Octavian (1829–1912), administrator in India, founder of the Indian National Congress, and ornithologist  

Edward C. Moulton

Hume, Allan Octavian (1829–1912), administrator in India, founder of the Indian National Congress, and ornithologist, was born on 4 June 1829 at St Mary Cray, Kent, seventh child of Joseph Hume MP (1777–1855) and his wife, Maria Burnley (b. 1786). He grew up in the radical family environment of ...

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Johnson, Richard (1753–1807), East India Company servant and collector of oriental art and manuscripts  

P. J. Marshall

Johnson, Richard (1753–1807), East India Company servant and collector of oriental art and manuscripts, was born on 16 November 1753, the third son of Alexander Johnson MD (bap. 1716, d. 1799), lawyer, and of his wife, Mary Pellins (b. 1720, d. in or after 1800)...

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Johnston, Sir Henry Hamilton [Harry] (1858–1927), explorer and colonial administrator  

Roland Oliver

Johnston, Sir Henry Hamilton [Harry] (1858–1927), explorer and colonial administrator, was born in London on 12 June 1858, the eldest of twelve children of John Brookes Johnston, secretary of the Royal Exchange Assurance Company, and his second wife, Esther Laetitia, daughter of Robert Hamilton...

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Johnston, Sir Henry Hamilton (1858–1927)  

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Sir Henry Hamilton Johnston (1858–1927) by James Russell & Sons © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Johnston, Sir Reginald Fleming (1874–1938), colonial administrator and Sinologist  

Robert Bickers

Johnston, Sir Reginald Fleming (1874–1938), colonial administrator and Sinologist, was born at Goshen House, Jordan Lane, Morningside, Edinburgh, on 31 October 1874, the second of three children of Robert Fleming Johnston (1840–1902), writer to the signet, and Isabella Anne Catherine, née Irving (1853–1916)...

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Lyall, Sir Alfred Comyn (1835–1911)  

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Sir Alfred Comyn Lyall (1835–1911) by Eveleen Myers © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Lyall, Sir Alfred Comyn (1835–1911), administrator in India and writer  

Katherine Prior

Lyall, Sir Alfred Comyn (1835–1911), administrator in India and writer, was born on 4 January 1835 at Coulsdon in Surrey, second son of the seven sons and four daughters of Alfred Lyall (1796–1865), philosopher and rector of Harbledown, Kent, and his wife, Mary Drummond (...

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Morris, Robert Hunter (c. 1714–1764), jurist and colonial governor  

Thomas L. Purvis

Morris, Robert Hunter (c. 1714–1764), jurist and colonial governor, was born at Morrisania Manor, Westchester county, New York, to Lewis Morris (1671–1746), politician, and Isabella Graham (1673–1752). He obtained a classical education at home from tutors. In 1735 and 1736 he lived in ...

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