Sir Richard Strachey, G.C.S.I., F.R.S.


ON Wednesday, February 12, there passed away, at the advanced age of upwards of ninety years, a distinguished son of a distinguished Anglo-Indian family, Lieutenant-General Sir Richard Strachey, R.E., G.C.S.I., LL.D., F.R.S. To give any adequate impression of a career which extended from 1836, when Richard Strachey left Addiscombe to join the corps of engineers of the East India Company, to 1907, when he retired from the chairmanship of the East Indian Railway Company, would be -in any case a difficult task, and when, as in this case, a life of nearly ninety-one years is more remarkable for the versatile activity of the spirit that animated it than for its length the task becomes insuperable.

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SHAW, W. Sir Richard Strachey, G.C.S.I., F.R.S. . Nature 77, 395–397 (1908).

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