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Burnes, Sir Alexander (1805–1841), political officer in India and explorer

Katherine Prior

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/4056

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Burnes, Sir Alexander (1805–1841), political officer in India and explorer, fourth of the five sons of James Burnes (1780–1852), provost of Montrose, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Adam Glegg, chief magistrate of Montrose, was born on 16 May 1805 in Montrose. James Burnes (1801–1862)...

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Subjects: World History ; Maps and Map-making ; US Politics ; US Colonial and Revolutionary History ; Colonialism and Imperialism ; Indian History ; Politics ; Middle Eastern History

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