Joseph Hume

Joseph Hume

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Joseph Hume FRS was a Scottish doctor and Radical MP, born in Montrose, Angus. He studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh and moved to India in 1797. There, he was commissioned as a surgeon to an Army regiment, and was able to take up work as interpreter and commissary-general due to his knowledge of Indian languages. His knowledge of chemistry helped him provide the administration to recover damp gunpowder in 1802, on the eve of Lord Lake's Maratha war. In 1808, he resigned and returned home with a fortune of about 40,000. Between 1808 and 1811, he travelled around England and Europe and, in 1812, published a blank verse translation of The Inferno. In 1812, he purchased a seat in Parliament for Weymouth, Dorset, England, and voted as a Tory. When the parliament was dissolved the patron refused to return his money, and Hume brought an action to recover part of it
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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 127g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136584220
  • 9786136584225