Letters, papers and articles by Captain Thomas Postans relating to his time in India.
Papers of Captain Thomas Postans
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- ReferenceGB 102 MS 381292
- Dates of Creation1830s-1840s
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- Language of MaterialEnglish
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Thomas Postans, only son of Thomas Postans and his wife, Agathe. Born 1808. Entered the Service of the Hon. East India Company as a Cadet, 1827; Second Lieutenant, 2 Sep 1828; Captain, 2 Sep 1843; in Command of 15th Native Infantry Regiment, Bombay Army; Assistant Political Agent in the Upper Sindh and Biluchistan; Line Adjutant at Bhooj; Resident at the Court of H. H. the Bhaiya Bhye of Nassik; Persian Interpreter to the Sindh Force; appointed Boundary Commissioner at Deesa, 1846. Died 11 Dec 1846; buried at Deesa Cemetary, Gujerat, India.
Thomas Postans married Marianne Ridgway, 9 Feb 1833. After his death, Marianne married again, William Henry Young, surgeon of H.M. 28th Regiment of Foot. Thomas was the elder brother of Mary Postans, a well-known English contralto/mezzo-soprano between 1834 and 1849.
Donated to SOAS Library in August 2016.
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Formerly held in the archive collections at Ightham Mote, Kent (National Trust).