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Eastwick, Edward Backhouse, (1814-1883), orientalist, politician and diplomat

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Surname: Eastwick
Forenames: Edward Backhouse
Gender: Male
Date: 1814-1883
History: Edward Backhouse Eastwick was the son of Robert William Eastwick & Lucy King. Born in 1814 and baptised on 28 April 1814 in Warfield, Berkshire. He entered military service as cadet in Bombay 8 January 1836 and retired as a Lieutenant on 1 November 1845. In 1859 he was an Assistant Secretary of India Office then in 1860, Secretary of Legation in Persia. Later that year he was called to the bar at the Middle Temple. From 1866-1867 he was Private Secretary to Lord Cranborne and from 1868-1874 he was the Liberal-Conservative member for Penryn and Falmouth. On 25 June 1847 in Dunoon, Scotland, he married Rosina Jane Hunter and they had one son and six daughters. He died on 16 July 1833 in Ventor, Isle of Wight while on holiday.
Biography: ODNB link for Eastwick, Edward Backhouse (1814-1883) orientalist, politician and diplomat
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/P148867 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/P8906 )
Number Description Held by Reference Further information
1839-80: corresp and papers
British Library: Asian and African Studies
See HMC Private papers of British diplomats 1782-1900, 1985
1864-76: letters to Benjamin Disraeli
Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections
NRA 842 Disraeli
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