Malcolm, John, Sir (M)

b. 2 May 1769. d. 30 May 1833. Nationality: Scottish. VIAF.
Poet, historian, diplomat, and administrator in India. Born in Burnfoot, Westerkirk, Dumfriesshire. Started working for the East India Company at the age of 12 and began his career as a solider, arriving in India at the age of 14 in 1783. Appointed an envoy to Persia in 1799. Returned to India and assisted with peace treaty negotiations after several conflicts and reached the rank of lieutenant-colonel. Married (Isabella) Charlotte Campbell on 4 July 1807. Fought in the Third Anglo-Maratha War and was made major-general. Received the Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Bath. Governor of Bombay (1827-1831). Returned to England and became MP for Launceston (1831). Author of several books about India and Persia. Biographical information: *ODNB*. (CC)

Poems associated with this person

Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
The Waters of Oblivion 1830 Forget-Me-Not Poet 14477
The March 1831 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15714
Lines on the Loss of a Ship 1838-01-27 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 3520
Lines on a Dead Soldier 1840-04-25 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 4390