The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Eastwick, Edward Backhouse
Orientalist and diplomatist, born at Warfield, in Berkshire; went to India as a cadet, acquired an extensive knowledge of Indian dialects and Eastern languages, and passed an interpretership examination, gaining the high proficiency reward of 1000 rupees; carried through peace negotiations with China in 1842; invalided home, he became professor of Hindustani at Haileybury College; afterwards studied law and was called to the bar; entered Parliament, and held various political appointments, including a three years' embassy in Persia; was a fellow of many antiquarian and philological societies; amongst his numerous philological productions and translations his "Gulistan" and "Life of Zoroaster" from the Persian are noted (1814-1883).
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Eastwick, Edward Backhouse'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/e/eastwick-edward-backhouse.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.