Chapter 15


1. Michael Topping (1747–96): Astronomer and marine surveyor.

2. First Report of the Madras Public Work Commissioners [hereafter FRMPWC], pp. 298–99.

3. Ibid., p. 293.

4. Ibid., pp. 291–92.

5. Ibid., p. 299.

6. John Goldingham (1767–1849): First official astronomer of the Madras Observatory, Inspector of Revenue Surveys.

7. ‘History of the College’, p. 1.

8. Charity schools and ‘Asylums’ were basically set up to take care of children of European (or half-European) descent whose parents had deceased or had been invalidated in the service of the Company.

9. FRMPWC, p. 294.

10. ‘History of the College’, p. 1.

11. Thomas Fiott De Havilland (1785–1866): Army engineer, architect.

12. ‘History of the College’, p. 2.

13. Choultry—A public ...

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