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Reynolds, Herbert John, 1832-1916 (civil servant and legislator)



Herbert John Reynolds (d. 1916) was born at Stoke Newington, Middlesex, the son of Samuel Reynolds, surgeon. He attended Eton, before entering King's College, Cambridge, in 1852 (B.A., 1856), where he became a fellow in 1855. He served in the Bengal Civil Service, 1855-1889. He was secretary to the Board of Revenue, 1874-1880; a member of the Governor-General's Legislative Council, 1880-1882 and 1884; vice-chancellor of Calcutta University, 1883-1884; a member of the Bengal Legislative Council, 1881, 1883, 1885 and 1887; a member of the Board of Revenue, 1884; and chairman of the Port Commissioners, Calcutta, 1887. He retired in 1889, and was J.P. for Middlesex, 1891. Reynolds died on 30 November 1916.

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Herbert John Reynolds and John Thomas Walford: Notes on Lectures by Richard Shilleto

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5937-5939
Scope and Contents

Notes on classics lectures

Dates: 1852-1854
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