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Hose, Charles, 1863-1929 (civil servant)



  • Existence: 1863 - 1929


Charles Hose was born in Willan, Hertfordshire on October 12th 1863. He was the son of Thomas Charles Hose and Fanny (née Goodfellow). He was educated at Felsted and Jesus College, Cambridge. He married Emily Raven in 1905 and had one son and one daughter.

Hose entered the service of the Raja of Sarawak as a Sarawak cadet in March 1884. In 1888 he was Officer-in-Charge of the Baram District. In January 1891 he was Resident, 2nd class. By May 1904 he was Resident, 3rd Division, a member of Supreme Council and Judge of the Supreme Court of Sarawak. He retired in 1907 but he revisited Sarawak in 1909 and 1920. From 1916 to 1919 he was Superintendent of H.M. Explosives Factory, Kings Lynn. In 1919 he was a member of the Sarawak State Advisory Council at Westminster. In 1924 at the British Empire Exhibition in Wembley he was the Director of Agricultural and Industrial Exhibits, Sarawak Pavilion.

Hose was a keen amateur photographer. With Robert Walter Campbell, Hose made an album of prints depicting scenery, people and the production of Sarawak. Many of these prints were also used in his books. Hose also made a large collection of fauna and flora from Sarawak. Hose died on November 14th 1929.

Sources: 'Who was who' (1967). Second edition, volume 3 - 1929-40. London: Adam and Charles Black.

Records of Colonial Officers 1907.

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Descriptive album of the country and people of Sarawak

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3035A
Scope and Contents An album containing platinum prints, most measuring approximately 145 x 105 mm, with letterpress captions pasted beneath the prints. The captions have been used as titles and may include language which is offensive, inaccurate or inappropriate. They have been retained to reflect the context of the collection's creation. The album is stamped 'Sarawak' on the front cover but contains no further publication details: the title here given is taken from Appendix II of Hose (1927).The...
Dates: 1884-03 - 1900
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