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us: Crawfurd, John, 1783-1868


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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1783-08-13
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1868-05-11
    • Birth Place

        (lcsh) Islay (Scotland)
    • Death Place

        (naf) South Kensington (London, England)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Indonesia
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Thailand
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Singapore
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Burma
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) East India Company
        • Affiliation Start: 1803
        • Affiliation End: 1827
    • Gender

        male
    • Associated Language

        eng
    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Physicians
          (lcsh) Colonial administrators
            (lcsh) Diplomats
        • Sources

          • found: His Journal of an embassy ... to the court of Ava, 1834.
          • found: Race and British colonialism in Southeast Asia, 1770-1870, 2017: ECIP title page (John Crawfurd) galleys (Crawfurd was born in the Scottish Highlands in 1783 to a mixed English and Gaelic family. He attended medical school in Edinburgh in 1801 and joined the British East India Company as a doctor in 1803. He rose up the British East India Company ranks, moving from medicine to the diplomatic corps, gaining the sought-after post of Resident of Yogyakarta in Java (1811), followed by the position of envoy to the Kingdom of Siam (Thailand) in 1821 and Resident of Singapore (1823-6) and finally as an envoy to the Kingdom of Ava (Myanmar/Burma) in 1826. After retiring from the East India Company in 1827, he made four failed attempts at being elected to the House of Commons. His second career was as a journalist and lobbyist for commercial interests in South-East Asia)
          • found: Wikipedia, viewed June 30, 2016 (John Crawfurd FRS (13 August 1783-11 May 1868) was a Scottish physician, colonial administrator and diplomat, and author. He is now best known for his work on Asian languages, his History of the Indian Archipelago, and his role in founding Singapore as the last British Resident of Singapore; born on Islay, Argyll, Scotland; died South Kensington, London)
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          • 1980-05-28: new
          • 2016-07-02: revised
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