Dictionary of Indian Biography/Cadell, Jessie Ellen


Born Aug. 23, 1844 : daughter of William Nash, merchant, London : was an excellent French scholar : was in India, 1858–64 : went with her husband, Capt. Henry Mowbray Cadell (died 1867), to Peshawar : wrote a novel, Ida Craven, on frontier life, 1876 : and Worthy : learnt Hindustani, Persian and some Arabic, studied Omar Khayyam, and prepared a superior edition and translation, published, 1899 : wrote an article on it in Fraser's Magazine : was closely connected with the Anglo-Indian Association, 1873–81 : her health gave way, and she died June 17, 1884.