Sorabji, Cornelia

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1888 first female graduate in western India; 1904-1924 lady legal adviser to the court of wards in Bengal, Bihar, Orissa, and Assam; 1909 Kaisar-i-Hind gold medal; 1923 called to the bar from Lincoln's Inn; 1924-1929 first woman practising in Calcutta high court; 1937 Coronation medal

Epithet: Indian barrister and social reformer

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referencedIn Papers of Sir Hamilton Le Mesurier, Indian Civil Service, Bihar and Orissa, 1897-1931 British Library
referencedIn Grant Duff, Mountstuart Elphinstone, Sir, 1829-1906. Grant Duff Collection, 1852-1916 British Library
referencedIn Vol. xix a. circa 1860-1930.includes:f. 2 Art. Photographs: Lionel Tennyson, second son of Alfred, 1st Baron Tennyson: Photograph of Lionel Tennyson: 1864?.ff. 2, 18, 19 Art. Photographs: Oscar Gustav Rejlander, photographer: Portrait photograp..., approximately 1860-1930 British Library
referencedIn Vol. VII (ff. 302). 1909-1919.includes:ff. 1, 38, 52 John Campbell Gordon, 7th Earl of Aberdeen; 1st Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair; formerly Hamilton-Gordon: Letters to J. A. Spender: 1909, 1910. f. 3 Ernest Bruce Iwan-Müller, journalist: Letter t..., 1909-1919 British Library
referencedIn Alexander Woollcott correspondence, ca. 1856-1943 (inclusive), 1920-1943 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Papers of Charles Henry Roberts, MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for India 1914-15; member of Montagu Delegation to India 1917-18, and of Financial Relations Committee, 1909-1923 British Library
creatorOf Papers of Cornelia Sorabji (1866-1954), Indian lawyer and social reformer, Lady Assistant to the Court of Wards in Bengal, Bihar, Orissa and Assam 1904-23, 1882-1947 British Library
referencedIn Henry Battersby: Correspondence and papers, Early 19th century-1933 Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
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associatedWith Henry Francis Prevost Battersby person
correspondedWith Woollcott, Alexander, 1887-1943 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Janjira State, India
Mysore State, India
Travancore State, India
Egypt, Africa
Berar, India
Cochin State, India
Pondicherry, India
Dholpur State, India
Hyderabad State, India
Great Britain, Europe
Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India
Ireland, Europe
United States, North America
Bastar State, India
Bihar and Orissa, India
Madras, India
Salem, Madras
Russia, Europe, Asia


Birth 1866-11-15

Death 1954-07-06

Indians (India)




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SNAC ID: 67934304