The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915)/Ranking, Lt Col. George Speirs Alexander
Ranking, Lt Col. George Speirs Alexander, M.A., M.D., R.A.M.C.T.F., I.M.S., (retired); Administrator, 3rd S.G. Hospital; University Lecturer in Persian at Oxford; b. Hastings, 1852; y.s. of late Robert Ranking of Hastings; m. Elix Maunsell, d. of John Duncan, 1875; educ: Aldenham School, Herts; joined I.M.S., 1875; held various Military and Civil appointments in India; became Professor of Chemistry, Medical College, Calcutta; 1892; Surgeon-Superintendent, General Hospital, 1898; Secretarv, Board of Examiners, Calcutta, 1894-1905; retired, 1905; Fellow, Calcutta University. Publications: Hidayatuhukama; Ralim Zaban-i-Urdu (Called Guide to Hindustani in subsequent editions); Elements of Arabic and Persian Prosody; Translation of al-badaonis Muntakahbu-t-Tawarikha (Bib, Ind. Colloquial Urdu Urdu Prose Composition, English Urdu Primer for Colonial Artillery (war office) Publications: Annotated Glossary to the Bagh-o-bahar; English Hindustani Dictionary Pervation of health in India; Primer of Persian; articles in Lancet British Medical Journal, Indian Medical Gazette Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal. Address: Beech Lawn, Park Town, and Balliol College, Oxford. Club: Oxford and County.