The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915)/Lyall, Sir Charles James
Lyall, Sir Charles James, M.A., L.L.D., K.C.S.I., (1897) C.I.E., (1880), I.C.S., (retired); b. 1845; s. of late Charles Lyall of Sussex Gardens, W; m. Lyall, d. of Henry Fraser, 1870; educ: Kings College School, and Balliol College, Oxford; joined service, 1867; became Under Secretary to Government, N. W. Provinces, 1871-72; Under Secretary to Government of India in Revenue, Agriculture, and Commerce Department, 1876-80; Secretary to Chief Commissioner, Assam, 1880-83; Judge and Commissioner, Assam Valley Districts, 1883-84; Secretary to Government of India, 1886; again Secretary to Chief Commissioner, Assam, 1887; Judge and Commissioner of Assani Valley Districts, 1888-89; Secretary to Government of India, 1889-94; Chief Commissioner, Assam, 1894; Chief Commissioner, Central Provinces, 1895-98; Secretary, India Offie, 1898-1910. Publications: Translations of Ancient Arabic Poetry; edition of 10 Ancient Arabic Poems; articles in Encyclopaedia Britanica. Address: S.S. Cornwall Gardens, S.W. Club: Athenaeum.