Dictionary of Indian Biography/Markham, Sir Clements Robert

MARKHAM, SIR CLEMENTS ROBERT (1830–)

Born July 20, 1830 : son of Rev. David F. Markham : educated at Cheam and Westminster : entered the Navy in 1844 : served in the Arctic expedition, 1850–1 : retired from the Navy, 1852 : travelled in Peru, 1852–4 : introduced cinchona trees from Peru into British India, 1859–62 : Geographer to the Abyssinian expedition : Secretary to the Roy. Geog. Society, 1863–8 : Secretary to the Hakluyt Society, 1858–87 : Assistant Secretary in the India Office, 1867–77 : President of Roy. Geog. Society, 1894–1900, and of the Hakluyt Society : K.C.B. 1896 : author of many works, including Memoirs of the Indian Surveys, History of Persia, History of the Abyssinian Expedition, Missions to Tibet, Travels in Peru and India.