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EBC 64981

64981

Donation Notes:
  • Edward Horace Man (1846-1929) was born in Singapore, educated in England and received commercial training in the City of London. He was later appointed assistant to his father at Port Blair and worked in the Andamans and Nicobars in several positions, finally as Deputy Superintendent. He was appointed Officer in Charge of the Andamanese in 1875 and collected large amounts of new information. Man produced a 2000-word Aka-Bea vocabulary and completed a grammar of the language. He was popular and well respected by the Nicobarese and Andamanese. He was elected member of the Royal Geographical Society, the Royal Anthropological Institute and the Royal Asiatic Society. His book 'On the Inhabitants of the Andaman Islands' is still one of the few reliable records of traditional Andamanese life.
  • Record posted on March 28, 2009 and last updated March 28, 2009