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Erskine, William (1773–1852), historian of India

Katherine Prior

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Erskine, William (1773–1852), historian of India, was born in Edinburgh on 8 November 1773, the seventh child of David Erskine (d. 1791), son of John Erskine (1695–1768) and writer to the signet, and his wife Jean Melvin (d. 1780). Thomas Erskine (1788–1870)...

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Subjects: Education ; History

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