The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915)/Thorburn, Septimus Smet
Thorburn, Septimus Smet, F.R.G.S., F.R.A.S.. Indian Civil Service (retired); b. 1844; s. of late Thorburn of Dumfries and Edinburgh; educ: Cheltenham College; entered I.C.S., 1863; served in Punjabi 1865; in Trans Indus until 1890; appointed Commissioner of Rawalpindi; Financial Commissioner of the Punjab; retired 1899; Member of the Council of the E.I. Association. Publications: Bannu, or our Afghan Frontier, 1876; David Leslie, a Story of the Afghan Frontier, 1879; Musalmans and Moneylenders, 1866; Asiatic Neighbours, 1894; His Majesty’s greatest subject, 1897; Transgression, 1898; the Punjab in Peace and War, 1904; India’s Saint and the Viceroy, 1908; Sir John’s Conversion; m. Mary Leslie; d. of F. Leeston Smith of Leeston, 1881. Address: Old Bracknell House, Bracknell, Berks.