The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915)/Corbet, Frederick Hugh Mackenzie
Corbet, Frederick Hugh Mackenzie; Barrister-at-Law; Advocate-General, Madras, since 21st October. 1912; b. Barcelona, 1862; 2nd s. of Reginald John Corbet, J.P., M.L.C, Ceylon; m. Eila, e.d. of Sir George, W. R. Campbell, K.C.M.G.; Educ.: privately; paid special attention to Law and modern languages; was granted Letters Patent of Venia Ætatis, 1879; Private Secretary to Hon. Mr. Justice Lawrie, 1885, 1886, and 1888, Librarian, Colombo Museum, 1886-93; Secretary, Central Irrigation Board, Ceylon, 1890-91; resigned salaried Government employment (services acknowledged by Secretary of State for the Colonies), 1893; Hon. Executive Officer and Home Agent, Government of Ceylon, at the Imperial Institute, 1893-1901; Hony. Secretary, Ceylon General Committee for Paris Exposition, 1889; Member of Council, and successively Hony. Sec. and Hon. Treas. of Ceylon , Royal Asiatic Society, 1887-93; Delegate to International Congress of Orientalists, London, 1891; called to Bar. (Gray’s .) 1897; Chairman and Director of several South African and other Companies; Member of Committee of several Societies; President, Hardwicke Society, 1902-03; Secretary, Royal Commission on the Church of England and other Religious Bodies in Wales and won Monmouthshire, 1909-1912. Jubilee Gold Medal of Ceylon, 1897. Publications: various official Reports, etc.; Introduction to Ceylon portion of The Golden Book of India, 1900; The Laws of the Empire, 1901. Address: College Bridge House, Commander-in Chief’s Road, Egmore, Madras, S.C.