Dictionary of Indian Biography/Bruce, Charles Alexander


BRUCE, CHARLES ALEXANDER (1793–1871)

Born Jan. 11, 1793: at Jorehat, Assam: was the first explorer of tea tracts in Assam, and discoverer of the indigenous tea plant in Assam: was appointed Superintendent of Tea cultivation under the Government of India until the tea industry was adopted by private enterprise, as stated on a memorial tablet to him in the Church at Tezpur: wrote a report on the manufacture of tea, and on the export and produce of the tea plantations in Assam, 1839: died April 23, 1871.