Title
Sir
First name(s)
Charles
Surname
Bruce GCMG JP
Position(s) held at King's College London
  • Professor of Sanskrit Language and Literature, 1865-1869

Education & professional details

School, college and/or university attended
  • Harrow
  • Yale
Position(s) held (non King's College London)
  • Librarian, British Museum Library
  • Rector, Royal College, Mauritius (1868-)
  • Director of Public Instruction, Ceylon (1878-)
  • Colonial Secretary, Mauritius (1882-)
  • Lieut. Gov. of British Guiana (1885-1893)
  • Governor of the Windward Isles (1897-1898)
  • Governor of Mauritius (1897-1904)
Professional activities
  • Member of the Carlton Club
  • Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) (1881)
  • Justice of the Peace and a Deputy Lieutenant for Kinross-shire
Publications
  • Contributor, Otto von Böhtlingk and Rudolf von Roth Sanskrit Wörterbuch (Imperial Acadamy of St. Petersburg,1855–75)
  • Die Geschichte von Nala (1862)
  • Poems (1865)
  • The Broad Stone of Empire (1910)
  • The True Temper of Empire (1912)
  • Milestones on my Long Journey (1917) Ref: *1

Personal details

Date of birth
1836
Place of birth
India
Date of death
13 December 1920
Obituary

"Death of Sir Charles Bruce - services to the Empire". The Times (42593). London. 14 December 1920

Family details

Married to Clara Lucas in 1868, two sons.

References

  1. Who’s Who, 1906, 220

Photograph: Sir Charles Bruce (1836-1920) by Lafayette Ltd. Reproduced from the Lafayette Negative Archive by kind permission of the Victoria and Albert Museum. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

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