Men of the Time, eleventh edition/Colvin, Auckland
COLVIN, Sir Auckland, K.C.M.G., son of the late Hon. John Russell Colvin, Lieut.-Governor of the North West Provinces of India, by Emma Sophia Colvin, daughter of the Rev. W. Sneyd, was born at Kurnál, in the Punjáb, India, March 8, 1838. He was educated at Eton, and at Haileybury College, and entered the Indian Civil Service in 1858. He became in succession Under-Secretary to the Government of India, Home and Foreign Departments; Secretary to the North West Provinces Revenue Board; Secretary to the Government of the North West Provinces. He was a member of the International Commission of Egyptian Liquidation in 1880, and was appointed English Controller-General in Egypt the same year. In 1881 he was created a Knight Commander of the Order of SS. Michael and George. Sir Auckland Colvin took a prominent part in assisting and advising the Khedive on the occasion of Arabi Pasha's military demonstration on Sept. 9, 1881; and in July, 1883, he received the thanks of Her Majesty's Government for his services prior and subsequent to that event. After the abolition of the Dual Control (Jan., 1883), he became Financial Adviser to the Khedive. He has received the grand cordon of the Order of the Medjidie and the Third Class of the Order of the Osmanieh.