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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Malcolm, Sir John
Indian soldier and statesman, born in Dumfriesshire; went as cadet to the Madras army in 1785, and for over 30 years was an important figure in Eastern affairs; he was ambassador to Persia 1800, governor of Mysore 1803, again in Persia as plenipotentiary in 1807 and 1810, political agent in the Deccan 1817, and governor of Bombay 1827-30; he distinguished himself also in several wars; wrote "A History of Persia" and other historical works, and returning to England entered Parliament in 1831, opposed to the Reform Bill; two years later he died in London (1769-1833).
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Malcolm, Sir John'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/m/malcolm-sir-john.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.