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William Delafield Arnold

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Arnold, William Delafield I Arnold, W. D. Amold l, 1828-1859, Govt. official in India, writer; fourth son of Dr. Thomas Arnold of Rugby. Educated at Rugby; student at Oxford, 1846. Lieut., 58th Regt. Bengal Native Infantry. Became assistant commissioner in the Punjab; in 1857 appointed director of public education in the Punjab. Died at Gibraltar on his way to England on sick leave. Commemorated in Matthew Arnold's "Stanzas from Carnac" and "A Southern Night." Author of Oakfield; or, Fellowship in the East, 1853, a novel exposing the low moral tone of a certain element in the Indian army; The Palace at Westminster, and Other Historical Sketches, 1855, Published, 1854, translation of L. A. Wiese's German Letters on English Education

      ["The Steam Whistle in India", VIII, 440-42. Jan. 7, 1854] is assigned in the Office Book merely to "Arnold." Its authorship is established by the comment in the article that the writer "had spent several years in remote districts on the north-western frontier" of India, and "more recently in the Punjaub." 
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Rugby School Register; D.N.B.

Author: Anne Lohrli; © University of Toronto Press, 1971. 

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography 

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