The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915)/Blunt, Wilfrid Scawen
Blunt, Wilfrid Scawen; b. Petworth House, 17 Aug. 1840; s. of F. S. Blunt, of Crabbet Park; m. Lady Anne Noel, d. of 1st Earl of Lovelace, 1869. Educ: Stonyhurst; Oscott. Diplomatic Service, 1858-70; travelled in India, Arabia, Syria, Persia, Mesopotomia, etc. 1877-81; took part in Egyptian National Movement, 1881-82; travelled in India, 1883-84 when Lord Ripon was Viceroy in India; stood for Camberwell, Tory Home Ruler, 1885; Kidderminister, Liberal Home Ruler, 1886; arrested in Ireland for calling meeting in a proclaimed district, Oct. 1887; imprisoned two months in Galway and Kilmainham Gaols, 1888. Publications: Love Sonnets of Proteus, 1880; Future of Islam. 1882; The Wind and the Whirlwind, 1883 Ideas about India, 1885: In Vinculis, 1889; A New Pilgrimage, 1889; Esther, 1892; Stealing of the Mare, 1892; Griselda, 1893; Satan Absolved, 1899; Seven Golden Odes of Pagan Arabia, 1903. Recreations: Breeder of Arab horses. Owns about 5000 acres. Address: Crabbet Park, Three Bridges, Sussex. Clubs: Travellers'; St. James’s, Sussex.