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Buckingham, James Silk

Born: 1786 AD
Died: 1855 AD
Nationality: English
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1786 – He was born near Falmouth on the 25th of August.

1818 – He settled in India, where he established a periodical, the Calcutta Journal.

1824-1828 – Buckingham continued his journalistic ventures on his return to England, and started the Oriental Herald and the Athenaeum which was not a success in his hands.

1832-1837 – He sat as member for Sheffield, he was a strong advocate of social reform.

         – He was a prolific writer. He had travelled in Europe, America and the East, and wrote many useful travel books.

1851 – The value of these and of his other literary work was recognized by the grant of a Civil List pension of £200 a year.

         – Buckingham was at work on his autobiography, two volumes of the intended four being completed and published.

1855 – He died on the 30th of June.