This small collection of photocopies of papers of Captain William Henry Lindquist includes some 20 letters, orders, memoranda and circulars relating to his involvement in the First Burmese War, 1823-1826. There are also papers relating to the estate of his son, also William Henry, of Calcutta, including his certificate of appointment as a volunteer pilot for the East India Company, Fort William, Bengal, in 1854.
Photocopied Papers of Captain William Henry Lindquist and Family
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 50 U DX221
- Dates of Creation1774-1911
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description93 items
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Captain William Henry Lindquist was involved in the First Burmese War as a second mate, serving in the Flotilla Service in command of a division of gun boats and also in the Pilot Service. He became a captain, c. 1833 and was given the command of the steamship 'Diana'. He retired as captain, owing to ill health, in November 1836. He was appointed Vice-Consul for Suez in Egypt for the United States of America in 1849 and resigned in June 1853. He was subsequently appointed as Marshall of the Vice-Admiralty Court in Malta on 29 June 1854. He married Amelia Cohen on 7 February 1829 and had at least one child, a son named William Henry, c. 1838.
His son, William Henry, had two sons and two daughters, one of whom predeceased him, and he died between 1900-1911. William Henry married Maria Dyer in 1863 and was employed in the Bengal Pilot Service.
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Donated by B Roper, Beverley, through Lewis Hill, Centre for South East Asian Studies, University of Hull, December 1989