Portrait of Sir Orfeur Cavenagh, Governor of Straits Settlements

 

Title
Portrait of Sir Orfeur Cavenagh, Governor of Straits Settlements
Description
Head-and-shoulders portrait of Colonel Sir William Orfeur Cavenagh (b.1821-d.1891), in uniform decorated with medals and ribbons. He was the last Governor of the Straits Settlements appointed by the British East India Company in August 1859, a post he held till March 1867. He was also Honorary Colonel of Singapore Volunteer Rifle Corps (SVRC) from 1861 to 1867. Title devised by Library staff.
Source
Taken from book A history of the Singapore Volunteer Corps 1854-1937, being also an historical outline of volunteering in Malaya, page [8a]