Reminiscences of an Indian official

The author recalls his career as a military cadet officer serving in India, rising in rank to become the Governor of the Straits Settlements. There are accounts of military expeditions, victories and defeats, death and injuries as well as hunting trips and visits to places of interests like the Taj Mahal. He also describes his official duties in different capacities and people he had dealings with, from maharajahs, soldiers, diplomats, colleagues to other Europeans. The last chapter provides details of his administration of the Straits Settlements, especially Singapore covering foreign relations with the Malay Peninsula, Siam and others, maintenance of law and order, establishing extensive public works, such as the opening of the gas works, encouraging education and scholarships and generating revenue for developing a flourishing colony.

 

Title
Reminiscences of an Indian official
Creator
Cavenagh, Orfeur
Subject
Southeast Asia--Description and travel
India--History
Straits Settlements--History
Singapore--History
1826-1867 Straits settlements
Colonial administrators
IndoChina
Publisher
W. H. Allen, 1884
Digital Description
application/pdf, 28227 KB, 396 p.
Table of Contents
ch. I. Enter Addiscombe...
ch. II. Join the 2nd Regiment Irregular Cavalry...
ch. III. Appointed superintendent of the Mysore Princes and subsequently of the Ex-Ameers of Sindh...
ch. IV. The Nepalese Embassy...
ch. V. Assume charge of the office of Town and Fort Major...
ch. VI. Change in feeling on the part of the natives in the Upper Provinces...
ch. VII. Appointment as Governor of the Straits Settlement...
All Rights Reserved. National Library Board Singapore 2005.

 

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