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The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Raffles, Sir Thomas Stamford

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English administrator, born in Jamaica; entered the East India Company's service, and rose in it; became Governor of Java, and wrote a history of it; held afterwards an important post in Sumatra, and formed a settlement at Singapore; returned to England with a rich collection of natural objects and documents, but lost most of them by the ship taking fire (1781-1826).


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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Raffles, Sir Thomas Stamford'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/nut/r/raffles-sir-thomas-stamford.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

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