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WILLIAM GIFFORD PALGRAVE (1826—1888)

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Originally appearing in Volume V20, Page 630 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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WILLIAM GIFFORD PALGRAVE (1826—1888) went to India as a soldier after a brilliant career at Charterhouse Sc,lool and Trinity College, Oxford; but, having become a Roman Catholic, he was ordained priest and served as a Jesuit missionary in India, Syria, and Arabia. Forsaking the priesthood about 1864, he was employed as a diplomatist by the British government in Egypt, Asia Minor, the West Indies, and Bulgaria, being appointed resident minister in Uruguay in 1884; he died at Montevideo on the 3oth of September 1888. He wrote a romance, Hermann Agha (London, 1872), A Narrative of a Year's Journey through Central and Eastern Arabia (London, 1865), Essays on Eastern Questions (London, 1872), and other works.
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