RAFFLES, SIR THOMAS STAMFORD


RAFFLES, SIR THOMAS STAMFORD
   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).

The Nuttall Encyclopaedia. . 1907.

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