Dictionary of Indian Biography/Bland, Nathaniel

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BLAND, NATHANIEL (1803–1865)

Born Feb. 3, 1803: son of Nathaniel Bland (formerly called Crumpe) who took his mother's name: educated at Eton, 1818, and Christ Church, Oxford, 1821–5: was a distinguished Persian scholar: sent contributions to the R.A.S.J., 1843–53 : on Persian chess: on the Pote collection of Oriental MSS. in the Eton College Library, etc: took to gambling, had to sell his estate, and took his own life, Aug. 10, 1865.