Herschel, William James

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1833-01-09
Death 1917-10-24
Gender:
Male

Biographical notes:

William Herschel (1833-1917) was educated at Clapham Grammar School and the East India Company's college at Haileybury. His later career took him to India, where, as a magistrate in Hooghly, he instituted the first known system of fingerprinting in 1877-8.

From the description of Professor Empson's lectures on moral philosophy and law, 1851-1852. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702179091

1866-1871 magistrate of Midnapore; 1871-1872 district judge of Dinajpur; 1872-1874 district judge of Nadia; 1874-1875 commissioner of Cooch Behar; 1875-1877 magistrate of Shahabad; 1872-1878 magistrate of Hooghly; 1895-1904 member of Oxfordshire county council

Epithet: Bengal civil servant

Title: 2nd Baronet

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001244.0x000228



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Subjects:

  • Criminal law
  • Fingerprints
  • Evidence (Law)
  • Fingerprints--Identification--History
  • Procedure (Law)
  • Law
  • Contracts
  • Legal ethics
  • Ethics

Occupations:

not available for this record

Places:

  • Chota Nagpur, Bihar (as recorded)
  • Cooch Behar State, India (as recorded)
  • Midnapore, Bengal (as recorded)
  • Dacca, India (as recorded)
  • Bengal, India (as recorded)