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RISLEY, Sir Herbert Hope (1851-1911)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0402 HHR
Held at: Royal Geographical Society
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Full title: RISLEY, Sir Herbert Hope (1851-1911)
Date(s): 1908
Level of description: Collection level
Extent: 1 box
Name of creator(s): Risley | Sir | Herbert Hope | 1851-1911 | Knight | Indian Civil Servant


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1851; educated New College, Oxford; Indian Civil Service, 1873; Assistant Collector, Midnapore; assistant to Sir William Wilson Hunter, Director-General of Statistics, 1875; Assistant Secretary, 1879; Under-Secretary to the Government of India in the Home Department, Imperial Secretariat, 1879; Govindpur, 1880, Hazaribagh, and Manbhum, 1884; compiled information on the castes and occupations of the people of Bengal, 1885; Acting Financial Secretary to the Government of India, 1898; Census Commissioner, 1899; Director of Ethnography for India, 1901; Home Secretary in Lord Curzon's administration, 1902; Permanent Secretary in the Judicial and Public Department at the India Office, 1910; died, 1911.

Publications: The Tribes and Castes of Bengal (1891-2)
Gazetteer of Sikhim: Introductory Chapter (1894)
The People of India (1908; 2nd edn 1915).


Scope and content/abstract:

Collection of notes on the history of Tibet and Sikkim, possibly for a book as notes are numbered in sections with index, and letter from Sarat Chandra Das to Capt Cecil Godfrey Rawling answering a query about the origins of Tibetans, 1908.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

As outlined in the Scope and Content.

Conditions governing access:

Accessible via The Foyle Reading Room. Free of charge for Fellows, Members and those with valid academic identification. All other users pay a charge and must bring identification in order to register on arrival.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopying at the discretion of the Archivist, and subject to completion of 'application for copies' form. No reproduction or publication without the permission of the RGS-IBG Archivist.

Finding aids:

Card index available in the Foyle Reading Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Allied Materials

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Prepared by Archives volunteer using existing finding aids. Revised by Sarah Drewery.
Sources: Oxford DNB.

Rules or conventions:
ISAD(G) ed. 2, name authority NRA.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Jul 2008

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