Strachey, Richard, Sir, 1817-1908

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1817
Death 1908

Biographical notes:

Lieutenant general of the Royal Bengal Engineers.

From the description of Letters, 1867-1903. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 41546360

From the description of Papers, 1871-1905. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20400113

1836-1839 2nd lieutenant, Bombay Engineers; 1839 Bengal Engineers; 1841 lieutenant; 1843 executive engineer, Ganges Canal; 1854 captain; 1854 elected fellow of the Royal Society; 1856 under-secretary, Public Works Department (India); 1860 lieutenant-colonel; 1862 colonel; 1862-1865 secretary and head of the Public Works Department (India); 1866 Inspector-general of irregation (India); 1869 acting secretary, Public Works Department (India); 1871 major-general; 1871 Inspector of railway stores, India Office; 1875 honorary lieutenant-general; 1879-1889 member of the Council of India; 1890 president of the Royal Society; 1889 chairman, East Indian and Assam Bengal railway companies.

Honours: 1866 CSI, 1897 GCSI, 1897 Royal medal of the Royal Society, 1906 Symons medal of the Royal Meteorology Society.

Epithet: administrator in India and scientist

Title: Knight

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001512.0x000212



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Subjects:

  • Railroads

Occupations:

not available for this record

Places:

  • France (as recorded)
  • Lille, France (as recorded)
  • Egypt, Africa (as recorded)
  • Madras, India (as recorded)
  • Egypt, Africa (as recorded)
  • Bombay, India (as recorded)
  • India, Asia (as recorded)
  • Afghanistan, Asia (as recorded)
  • Afghanistan, Asia (as recorded)
  • Tibet, Asia (as recorded)
  • India, Asia (as recorded)
  • Pondicherry, India (as recorded)
  • Tibet, Asia (as recorded)
  • Afghanistan, Asia (as recorded)
  • Paris (France) (as recorded)
  • Travancore State, India (as recorded)
  • Russia, Europe, Asia (as recorded)
  • Bengal, India (as recorded)
  • Cochin State, India (as recorded)
  • Australia, Australia (as recorded)
  • Kumaon Division, United Provinces (as recorded)
  • Russia, Europe, Asia (as recorded)
  • Salem, Madras (as recorded)
  • India (as recorded)
  • Madras, India (as recorded)
  • Birdwood, South Australia (as recorded)
  • India, Asia (as recorded)
  • Mysore State, India (as recorded)
  • Jamaica, Caribbean (as recorded)
  • Bengal, India (as recorded)
  • Central Provinces, India (as recorded)
  • China (as recorded)
  • Iran, Asia (as recorded)
  • Himalaya Mountains, Tibet (as recorded)
  • India, Asia (as recorded)
  • Mysore State, India (as recorded)
  • Hyderabad State, India (as recorded)
  • Ethiopia, Africa (as recorded)