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

Author: John Sturgus Bastin
Publisher: Singapore : World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Named Person: Thomas Stamford Raffles, Sir; Thomas Stamford Raffles, Sir; Thomas Stamford Raffles, Sir; Thomas Stamford Raffles, Sir
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Sturgus Bastin
ISBN: 9789813277663 9813277661 9789813278332 9813278331
OCLC Number: 1057375040
Description: x, 477 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 26 cm
Contents: The East India House and William Brown Ramsay --
The Scottish poet and orientalist John Leyden --
The American naturalist Thomas Horsfield in Java --
Raffles's secretary and aides-de-camp --
The British naval surgeon Joseph Arnold in Java --
Raffles's cousins and the publication of The History of Java --
Raffles and Joseph Arnold in Sumatra --
Thomas Horsfield in Sumatra and London --
The Scottish naturalist William Jack in Penang, Singapor and Sumatra --
The Danish naturalist Nathaniel Wallich and the Singapore Botanic Garden --
Raffles and his Malay clerk John Leyden Siami --
Raffles's friends in England and the founding of the Zoological Society of London.
Other Titles: Memoir of the founder of Singapore
Responsibility: John Bastin.

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This publication is a biographical account of the founder of Singapore, Sir Stamford Raffles, through a study of the lives of his closest friends and contemporaries. Some of the personalities  Read more...

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