The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915)/Cotton, Harry Evan Auguste
Cotton, Harry Evan Auguste; L.C.C. (P.) East Finsbury since 1910; b. Midnapore, Bengal, 1868; e.s. of Sir Henry Cotton, K.C.S.I. , (q.v.); m, 1896, Nora, d. of late William Henry Grimley, Bengal Civil Service; Educ,: Mont Liban School, Pau; Sherborne; Jesus College, Oxford (open scholar); Secretary and Treasurer in succession of Oxford Union Society: called to Bar, (Lincoln’s Inn), 1893; practised at Calcutta for 13 years; acted as special correspondent of Manchester Guardian at Delhi Coronation Durbar, 1903; Calcutta correspondent of Daily News; member of Calcutta Corporation, 1900; left India, 1906; has been Editor of the “India”, the London organ of the Indian National Congress, since 1906; contested Dulwich (L.), 1910. Publications: The Century in India, 1800-1900; Calcutta, Old and New, a historical and descriptive guide-book to the city; annotated edition (with late J. Macfarlane) of Hartley House, Calcutta, a novel of the days of Warren Hastings; and numerous newspaper articles on political and literary subjects. Assisted his brother J. J. Cotton (q.v.) in the preparation of “Movements in Madras”. Address: 186 Adelaide Road, South Hampstead, N.W.; 85 Palace Chambers, Westminster, S.W. Clubs: National Liberal, Eighty, New Reform.