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Hose, Charles, 1863-1929, colonial administrator and zoologist

Gender: Male
Active Dates: 1863 - 1929
Active Area: Asia (continent)
Malaysia (nation)
Borneo (island)
East Malaysia (division (national))
Sarawak (state)
Malay Archipelago (region (general))
Kuching (inhabited place)
Brunei (nation)
Baram (river)
Rajang (river)
Marudi (inhabited place)
Trusan (river)
Likenesses: None found.
Photographs: See list of photographs
Publications: Hose, C. (1893), 'A descriptive account of the mammals of Borneo'. London: [Edward Abbott].
Hose, C. (1893), 'Sketch map of Baram District, Sarawak, Borneo'. [London]: Royal Geographical Society.
Hose, C. and Shelford, R.W.C. (1900s), 'Sarawak [album of platinum prints]'.
Hose, C. and McDougall, William (1912), 'The pagan tribes of Borneo'. 2 vols. [S.l.]: MacMillan and Co Ltd.
Hose, C. (1926), 'Natural man : a record from Borneo'. London: Macmillan and Co. Limited.
Hose, C. (1927), 'Fifty years of romance and research: or, a jungle-wallah at large'. London.
Hose, C. (1929), 'The constitutional development of Sarawak'. London: The Asiatic Review.
Hose, C. (1929), 'The field-book of a jungle-wallah : being a description of shore, river and forest life in Sarawak'. London: H.F. and G. Witherby.
Related Entries: Shelford, Robert Walter Campbell, 1872-1912
Charles Hose was born in Willan, Hertfordshire on October 12th 1863. He was the son of Thomas Charles Hose and Fanny (née Goodfellow). He was educated at Felsted and Jesus College, Cambridge. He married Emily Ravn in 1905 and had one son and one daughter.

Hose entered the service of the Raja of Sarawak as a Sarawak cadet in March 1884. In 1888 he was Officer-in-Charge of the Baram District. In January 1891 he was Resident, 2nd class. By May 1904 he was Resident, 3rd Division, a member of Supreme Council and Judge of the Supreme Court of Sarawak. He retired in 1907 but he revisited Sarawak in 1909 and 1920. From 1916 to 1919 he was Superintendent of H.M. Explosives Factory, Kings Lunn. In 1919 he was a member of the Sarawak State Advisory Council at Westminster. In 1924 at the British Empire Exhibition in Wembley he was the Director of Agricultural and Industrial Exhibits, Sarawak Pavilion.

Hose was a keen amateur photographer. With Robert Walter Campbell, Hose made an album of prints depicting scenery, people and the production of Sarawak. Many of these prints were also used in his books. Hose also made a large collection of fauna and flora from Sarawak. Hose died on November 14th 1929.
Sources: 'Who was who' (1967). Second edition, volume 3 - 1929-40. London: Adam and Charles Black.
Records of Colonial Officers 1907.

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