James Prinsep (1799 - 1840)
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Indologist, scientist, assayer, architect. From 1819 to 1838 he worked in Calcutta and Varanasi. Son of businessman John Prinsep (1746-1830); brother of artist William Prinsep (1794-1874), artist Thomas Prinsep (1800-30), lawyer and economist Charles Robert Prinsep (1789-1864) and administrator Henry Thoby Prinsep (1792-1878); uncle of painter Valentine C. Prinsep, R.A. (1838-1904).
Essays On Indian Antiquities, Historic, Numismatic, And Palæographic, Of The Late James Prinsep, F.R.S., Secretary To The Asiatic Society Of Bengal; To Which Are Added His Useful Tables, Illustrative Of Indian History, Chronology, Modern Coinages, Weights, Measures, Etc. Edited, With Notes, And Additional Matter, By Edward Thomas, Late Of The Bengal Civil Service; Member Of The Asiatic Societies Of Calcutta, London, And Paris. In Two Volumes. - Vol. I. (II.) With Numerous Illustrations. - London:: 1858.