Buckingham, James Silk
Born: Aug 25, 1786 AD
Died: 1855 AD, at 68 years of age.
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.
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