Robert Orme

Robert Orme, after the bust by [[Joseph Nollekens]]. Robert Orme (25 December 1728 – 13 January 1801) was a British historian of India. Son of a British East India Company physician and surgeon, he entered the service of the Company in Bengal in 1743. He was regarded as an authority on India.

He was appointed as a Member of the Council at Fort St. George, Madras, between 1754 and 1758. In that capacity he was instrumental in the sending of a young Robert Clive as the head of a punitive expedition in 1757 to Calcutta, after the Black Hole incident of 1756. He returned to England in 1760, and was appointed as historiographer to the British East India Company in 1769.

Orme wrote ''A History of the Military Transactions of the British Nation in Indostan from 1745'' (1763–78). He also published ''Historical Fragments of the Mogul Empire, the Morattoes and English Concerns in Indostan from the year 1659'' (1782). Provided by Wikipedia
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    by Orme, Robert, 1728-1801
    Published 1971
    Lucknow : Pustak Kendra, [c1971]
    94 p. ; 22 cm.
  2. 2
    by Orme, Robert, 1728-1801
    Published 1974
    New Delhi : Associated Pub. House, [1974]
    xviii, 319 p. ; 23 cm.
  3. 3
    Published 1916
    London, New York [etc.] Oxford University Press, H. Milford, 1916-
    v. 25 cm.
    Other Authors: ...Orme, Robert, 1728-1801...

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