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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Raffles, Thomas Stamford

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Sir, an English philanthropist, born July 5,1781, was British governor of the island of Java from 1811 to 1816, and, after a visit home, returned to the East as resident at Sumatra, and was instrumental in founding a college for tlhe promotion of Anglo-Chinese literature. He died in England, July 4, 1826. He published a History of Java.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Raffles, Thomas Stamford'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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