The Family of Sir Stamford Raffles

“[This book] casts new light on personages in the Raffles story who were previously only part of the supporting cast. We learn of Raffles’s father, Captain Benjamin Raffles, who died in poverty despite a once-successful seafaring career; we are given insight into Raffles’s relationships with his mother, his siblings, and his children; and we learn more about Raffles’s two wives, Olivia Mariamne Devenish and Sophia Hull, including what happened to the latter after the death of her husband. This book plays an important role in drawing out what is known of the people closest to Raffles throughout his life – people who played a crucial part in shaping the character of Singapore’s founder, and in a sense contributing to the larger history of Singapore”—Foreword.


The Family of Sir Stamford Raffles
Bastin, John Sturgus, 1927-
Raffles, Thomas Stamford, Sir, 1781-1826--Family
Raffles, Olivia Mariamne, 1771-1814
Raffles, Sophia, Lady, 1786-1858
Colonial administrators--Singapore
Colonial administrators--Great Britain
1819-1826 Founding and early years
Marshall Cavendish Editions, 2016
National Library Board Singapore
Weizenegger, Julie
Digital Description
application/pdf, 3363 KB, 224 p. : ill. (some col.)
Table of Contents
List of illustrations — Foreword — Preface — ch. 1. Sir Stamford Raffles’s Father and Grandfather — ch. 2. Captain Benjamin Raffles and the West India Trade — ch. 3. Captain Benjamin Raffles and his Family – ch. 4. Sir Stamford Raffles’s first wife: Olivia Mariamne Devenish – ch. 5. Olivia Mariamne Raffles in Penang, Melaka and Java – ch. 6. Six Sir Stamford Raffles’s second wife: Sophia Hull – ch. 7. Lady Raffles after the death of her husband — Epilogue — Notes — Bibliography — Index.
All rights reserved. National Library Board Singapore and John Sturgus Bastin, 2016


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