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INDIAN BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY, 1915.
Landon, Perceval, B.A., Bar.-at- law, Journalist and Author I /;. 1869; s. of late Rev. Edward Henry Landon ; educ : Hertford College, Oxford ; called to Bar (Inner Temple) , 1895 ; Secretary, Oxford Union Society, 1891 ; Special Correspondent for the Times, S. A. W&r, 1889-1900 ; joint editor o f the ' Friend ', Bloemfontein ; Private Secretary to Governor of New South Wales, 1900; Special Correspon- dent of the ' Daily Mail,' during Delhi Durbar, 1903 ; Special Cor- respondent of ' The Times,' in the expedition to Lhasa, 1903-04 ; Special Correspondent to the Daily Telegraph during Prince of Wales' visit to India, 1905-06 ; Persia, India and Nepal, 1908 ; Russian Turkestan, 1909 ; and Egypt and Soudan, 1910; is on the staft of Daily Telegraph ; has travelled in several parts of the world. Publications ; Helio- tropes, 1903; Lhasa, 1905; Under the Sun, 1906 ; The story of the Indian Mutiny, 1907; Rev. Edges, 1908 ; The House Opposite ; For the Soul of the King (translated from the French), 1909; Ad- dress : 83, Charlwood Street, S.W. Club : Beefsteak.
Landor, A. Henry Savege, F.R.I., F.R.G.S., Artist, and Explorer ; 2nd s. of Charles Savege Landor; b. in Florence; educ : Licco Danfe, Institute Tecnico, Flor- ence; also in Paris; travelled extensively in the East visiting Japan, China, Corea, South Mangolia, Tibet, India, Nepal, Yezzo, the Kurile Islands, Phil- lippine Islands, Sulu Archi- p e 1 a g o , Persia, Beluchistan, America, Australia, Egypt, Panama, etc.; is the first Euro- pean to find both sources of the Brahmaputra and locate their exact position ; set at rest the
��problem that no range higher than the Himalayas existed ; explored the Central Mindanayo Island ; is unmatched in moun- taineering, having reached 23490 feet on Mount Lumpa in Nepal, 1889 ; is the first to discover the " White Tribe " (mansakas; ; ac- companied the allied troops on the march to Pekin ; is the first Anglo-Saxon to enter the For- bidden City on the day of Allies' entry ; travelled from Russia to Calcutta, 190i ; was cruising in the Sulu Archippellagoes and in the Phillippines for nearly a year, and visited many miner Islands ; crossed Africa in its widest part travelling a distance of 8.500 miles and ending his journey at the most westerly point of that continent, 1906, Publications : Alone with the hairy Ainu, or 3,800 miles on a Pack-saddle ; Corea or the land of the morning calm ; In the Forbidden Land ; the Gems of the East ; An Explorer's Adventures in Tibet, etc. Address ; c o Grind- ly and Co., 54, Parliament Street; Calappaino Empoliper, Vinci, Italy, Clubs : Grosvenor, Aero.
Lane, Major-Qeneral Charles Stuart. C. B., (1907), Lato of the Indian Army ; s. of late Richard Lane ; b. 1831 ; educ : privately ; ni. Anne Josephene, d. of Rev. R. B. Boys, 1852 ; joined the Indian Army and served in the Indian Mutiny, 1H57 (Medal witli two clasps) ; served in Bhutan Expedition, 1863 ; Afghan War, 1858-79 (Despatches, Medal); retired, 1882. Address : 24, Crom- well House, Nightingale Road, South-Sea.
Lane, Colonel Cla>ton Turner
C.l.M (1895), .1. P., Indian Army (retired) ; 3rd .■<. of late .lames Lane of Knockeevan, Camber-