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HomeContents > People > Photographers > Marmaduke Henry Arnott

Dates:  1858, 3 July - 1943, 14 February
Born:  St. Vincent, Kingston
Died:  Birmingham

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A Biographical Dictionary of 19th Century Photographers in South and South-East Asia

Amateur, India
Service record.[1] Appointed to Public Works Department 23 Sep 1881; arrived in India Nov 1882. One year’s practical training in England from Sep 1881 to Sep 1882. Posted to Bengal Balasore Division, Assistant Engineer 2nd grade, Nov 1882. Cossye Division, Aug 1883. Passed Lower Standard Examination, Oct 1884, Professional Examination, Apr 1885. Assistant Engineer, 1st Grade, Apr 1885. Attached to office of Superintending Engineer, South-West Circle, Nov 1885. Passed Departmental Examination, Jan 1886. Arrah Division (Dhree workshops), Oct 1886. Buxar Division, Dec 1886. Officiating Executive Engineer, Feb 1889. Reverted to Assistant Executive Engineer, 1st Grade, Mar 1889. Officiating Executive Engineer, May 1889. Executive Engineer, 4th Grade, temporary, 30 Jun 1889. Reverted to Assistant Engineer, 1st Grade, 3 Dec 1889. Executive Engineer, 4th Grade, temporary, 18 Apr 1890. Buxar Division, 30 Jan 1891. Furlough from Apr to Nov 1891. Brahmini-Byturni Division, Nov 1891. Executive Engineer, 4th Grade, temporary, 4 Dec 1891. Acquapada, Jajipur Division, Mar 1892. Assistant Engineer, 1st Grade, new classification, and Executive Engineer, 3rd Grade, temporary, 16 Aug 1893. Executive Engineer, 3rd Grade, permanent, 9 Mar 1894. Eastern Circle with rank of Inspector of Works, Mar 1895. Executive Engineer, 2nd Grade, 23 Mar 1896. Furlough from Jul 1895 to Nov 1896. Mahanadi Division, Nov 1896. Executive Engineer, 1st Grade, 23 Sep 1900. Held charge of the office of Superintending Engineer, Orissa Circle, in addition to his own duties, from 13-16 Dec 1902. Combined leave (privilege leave for three months, with fulough for remaining period), from Mar to Nov 1903. On return, Nadia Rivers Division, 3 Dec 1903. Pusa Division, May 1905. Superintending Engineer, Dec 1908. Transferred to Bihar and Orissa, Apr 1912. Retired Jul 1913. Responsible for restoration work on Bhubaneshwar temples, 1898-1903.
Married Alice Ouseley Sherlock, Calcutta, 5 Nov 1897.[2]
Responsible for Report with photographs of the repairs executed to some of the principal temples at Bhubanesvar and caves in the Khandagiri and Audaigiri Hills, Orissa, India, between 1898 and 1903 (London, 1903), the early photographs in the volume were taken by W.H. Cornish (qv). 

  1. Λ From IOR/V/12/53 for 1905. 
  2. Λ IOR/N/1/262 f. 132. 

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