Papers of Iltudus Thomas Prichard

Scope and Content

There is a single item in these Papers - this is a partial translation of Lubb ut-Tawarikh Hind undertaken by Prichard. This is a handwritten manuscript of 44 foolscap sides plus a front cover with the titles "Lubbu-t Táwáríkh Hind" "Translated by Lieut Prichard 15th N.I.", "See Catalogue No.202 From p 284 to 305". A different hand has added "(Khander)" and a further hand has made a comment about the text and the translation. The manuscript is incomplete.

Administrative / Biographical History

Iltudus Thomas Prichard was born in 1826 in Bristol, the fifth son of physician and ethnologist James Cowles Prichard and Anna Marie Estlin. He attended Rugby School before entering the Bengal army, serving through the mutiny before retiring in 1859. Prichard returned to England and studied law. He then returned to India, where he edited the Delhi Gazette and served as a barrister. Throughout his life, he turned his Indian experiences into several books, including a memoir of his mutiny experiences (1860), a novel "How to Manage It" (1864), and the satire "The Chronicles of Budgepore" (1870). It would seem that Prichard was one of the men who were involved in the translations used by Henry Myers Elliot in his History of India (edited and published by Dowson posthumously).

Prichard died in 1874 in India.

Conditions Governing Access

Open. Please contact the archivist. nc@royalasiaticsociety.org The archive is open on Tuesdays and Fridays 10-5, and Thursdays 2-5. Access is to any researcher without appointment but it will help if an appointment is made via phone or email. Please bring photo ID

Acquisition Information

It is unknown how this material came to be part of the Royal Asaitic Society Collections. It could be that it was donated by Prichard himself, or came as part of the material belonging to Henry Myers Elliot (see GB 891 HME).

Archivist's Note

The material was catalogued by Nancy Charley, RAS Archivist, in 2019.

Conditions Governing Use

Digital photography (without flash) for research purposes may be permitted upon completion of a copyright declaration form, and with respect to current UK copyright law.

Custodial History

The custodial history of the item is unknown.

Related Material

Within our Library Collections we have printed works by Prichard:

  • The Administration of India from 1859 to 1868, Volumes I and II, London, 1869.
  • The Chronicles of Budgepore, Volumes I and II, London
Details can be found on the Library Catalogue .

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