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date: 01 December 2020

Dow, Alexanderlocked

(1735/6–1779)
  • Willem G. J. Kuiters

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Dow, Alexander (1735/6–1779), army officer in the East India Company and author, was born in Perthshire, Scotland. Alexander Dow's father was 'of the customs at Dunbar' and Alexander himself was said to be apprenticed at Eyemouth to be educated for a mercantile career. In 1757, however, he joined the ...

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National Archives of the United Kingdom, Public Record Office, London
British Library, Oriental and India Office Collections
, 63 vols. (1885–1900), suppl., 3 vols. (1901); repr. in 22 vols. (1908–9); 10 further suppls. (1912–96); (1993)