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James Douglas, JP, Fellow of the University and Sheriff of Bombay

DOUGLAS, James, Sheriff of Bombay, 1893-1902; J.P. ;
b. 4 June 1826 ; y. s. of William Douglas, Solicitor, Stranraer, N.B. ;
m. 1856, Mary Allan, y. d. of John Miller, Collector of Customs, Perth, N.B.
Educ. : Sorbie (Wigtownshire) Parish School; evening classes, Edinburgh, 1841-44.
Fellow of the University of Bombay, 1895.

Went to Western India, 1864, during commercial mania, as agent of the Chartered Bank of India, Australia, and China in Karachi ; Bombay agent, 1865-72 ; exchange and bullion broker, 1873-1901.


Recreations : formerly Dekhan hill-climbing ; scribbling, never anonymously.
Address : Aberfeldy, Perthshire.

Died 3 Aug. 1904

Author of:
•  Glimpses of old Bombay and western India, with other papers
•  A Book of Bombay
•  Bombay and western India

 

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