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the capital of Bengal, and an episcopal see of the Church of England, on the Hboogly. The bishopric was erected in 1814, and the bishop is metropolitan of India. The incumbents have been, 1. Thomas Fanshaw Middleton, May 8,1814; 2. Reginald Heber, June 1, 1823; 3. John T. James, June 4, 1827; 4. J. Matthias Turner, May 17, 1829; 5. Daniel Wilson, April 29, 1832, died 1858; who commenced the building of a cathedral church, and the foundation of a chapter; 6. George Edward Lynch Cotton, D.D., consecrated 1858; 7. Rolert Milman, February 2,1867. Calcutta has been the center of an important system of Protestant missions, both English and American. (See INDIA).

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Calcutta,'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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