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Hopes, Beliefs, and Experiments

Deborah Lavin

in From Empire to International Commonwealth: A Biography of Lionel Curtis

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198126164
eISBN:
9780191671623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198126164.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Lionel George Curtis was born on 7 March 1872 at The Outwoods near Derby, his mother's family home. This chapter describes the milieu of Lionel's birthplace. Friendship was of almost sacred ... More


Competitionwallahs: Greek, Latin, and the Indian Civil Service

Phiroze Vasunia

in The Classics and Colonial India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199203239
eISBN:
9780191746598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203239.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Entrance to the prestigious Indian Civil Service was regulated by competitive examination. The exams were introduced by Thomas Macaulay and Benjamin Jowett in the mid-nineteenth century after the ... More


The New Recruit

Elizabeth Hamilton

in The Feringhees: Sir Robert and Sir William — Two Europeans in India: Volume 2: The Straight Race

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199460113
eISBN:
9780199086474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199460113.003.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

The scene is set for the second feringhee, William Barton, to embark on a career in the Indian Civil Services (ICS). Haileybury has by now closed down and the candidates have to pass a competitive ... More


The Hamiltons in India

Elizabeth Hamilton

in The Feringhees: Sir Robert and Sir William — Two Europeans in India: Volume 1: The Proud Empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199460106
eISBN:
9780199086429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199460106.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

This chapter traces the history of the Hamilton family from its origins in the lowlands of Scotland through its army connections up to the time when Sir Frederic, the seventh holder of the baronetcy ... More


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