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The Annals of the College of Fort William: From the Period of Its Foundation to the Present Time Thomas Roebuck

The Annals of the College of Fort William: From the Period of Its Foundation to the Present Time

Thomas Roebuck

Published March 13th 2013
ISBN : 9781108056045
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748 pages
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Fort William College was an academy established in Calcutta in 1800 by the British colonial administrator Richard Wellesley (1760 1842). Its purpose was to train British officials in numerous oriental languages, which resulted in the publication ofMoreFort William College was an academy established in Calcutta in 1800 by the British colonial administrator Richard Wellesley (1760 1842). Its purpose was to train British officials in numerous oriental languages, which resulted in the publication of several pioneering reference works and thousands of translated texts. First published in 1819, this book was compiled by Thomas Roebuck (1781 1819), assistant secretary to the colleges council, as a tribute to Lord Wellesleys work. It contains records of all the memorable events that had taken place at the college since its establishment- Roebuck believed this would help new students in learning the principles on which the college was founded, and how former students had benefited accordingly. Drawing on official documents and containing writings by Wellesley himself, the work offers historians and linguists a valuable insight into a highly influential institution in British India.