First name(s)
(Frederick) Victor
Position(s) held at King's College London Ref: *2

Professor of Japanese, 1889-1901

Education & professional details

Position(s) held (non King's College London) Ref: *3
  • Medical officer on HMS Coromandel, 1863
  • In charge of medical facilities in Yokohama, 1863-66
Publications Ref: *4
  • The Collected Works of Frederick Victor Dickins (Bristol: Ganesha, Tokyo: Edition Synapse 1999);
  • Life of Sir Harry Parkes (with Stanley Lane-Poole);
  • Translated several books from Japanese including works on art, drama as well as classical literature and traditional tales e.g. Chiushingura, or the Loyal League: a Japanese Romance (1875, transl.)

Personal details

Date of birth
24th May 1838
Place of birth Ref: *1
Date of death
Place of death
[Melksham], Wiltshire


At one time qualified in law and was also a botanist of some repute

* References

  1. 1911 Census
  2. KA/C/M15 letter of resignation
  3. Wikipedia
  4. Wikipedia
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