Sir Stamford Raffles and some of his friends and contemporaries : a memoir of the founder of Singapore

“This book — written by Dr John Bastin, a leading authority on the study of Sir Stamford Raffles — offers an alternative biographical account of Raffles, as seen through his relationship with some of his closest friends and contemporaries. The people featured include the naturalists Joseph Arnold, Thomas Horsfield and Nathaniel Wallich, who received support from Raffles in carrying on their scientific research, and the orientalist John Leyden, who influenced Raffles’s study of Malay and Malay customs. Examining Raffles and his social circle presents an original perspective of the man and of the colonial world in which he lived, and his correspondence with his friends and scientific colleagues reflects his attitude and opinions on a range of issues, including his desire to extend the benefits of education”—Back cover.


Sir Stamford Raffles and some of his friends and contemporaries : a memoir of the founder of Singapore
Bastin, John Sturgus, 1927-
Raffles, Thomas Stamford, Sir, 1781-1826
Raffles, Thomas Stamford, Sir, 1781-1826--Friends and associates
Raffles, Thomas Stamford, Sir, 1781-1826--Contemporaries
Colonial administrators--Singapore--Biography
Colonial administrators--Great Britain--Biography
1819-1826 Founding and early years
World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte Ltd, 2019
Digital Description
application/pdf, 126050 KB, 247 p. : ill., ports.
Table of Contents
ch. 1. The East India House and William Brown Ramsay
ch. 2. The Scottish poet and orientalist John Leyden
ch. 3. The American naturalist Thomas Horsfield in Java
ch. 4. Raffles’s secretary and aides-de-camp
ch. 5. The British naval surgeon Joseph Arnold in Java
ch. 6. Raffles’s cousins and the publication of The history of Java
ch. 7. Raffles and Joseph Aronld in Sumatra
ch. 8. Thomas Horsfield in Sumatra and London
ch. 9. The Scottish naturalist William Jack in Penang, Singapore and Sumatra
ch. 10. The Danish naturalist Nathaniel Wallich and the Singapore Botanic Garden
ch. 11. Raffles and his Malay clerk John Leyden Siami
ch. 12. Raffles’s friends in England and the founding of the Zoological Society of London
Bibliography – Index.
All rights reserved. World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd. and John Sturgus Bastin, 2019


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