The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Raffles, Sir Thomas Stamford
English administrator, born in Jamaica; entered the East India Company's service, and rose in it; became Governor of Java, and wrote a history of it; held afterwards an important post in Sumatra, and formed a settlement at Singapore; returned to England with a rich collection of natural objects and documents, but lost most of them by the ship taking fire (1781-1826).
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Raffles, Sir Thomas Stamford'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/r/raffles-sir-thomas-stamford.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.