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Scott, Allan Newton, 1824-1870, photographer

Gender: Male
Active Dates: 1824 - 1870
Active Area: Asia (continent)
India (nation)
Andhra Pradesh (state)
Hyderabad (inhabited place)
Likenesses: None found.
Photographs: See list of photographs
Publications: None found.
Related Entries: None found.
Allan Newton Scott was born at Forfar on the 20th April 1824. He was the tenth child of James Scott, a merchant, and Isabella Wylie. He was baptized in Forfar on 30th April 1824 and later educated at Mr. Bristow's, Hitchin and Addiscombe. He entered the Madras Artillery and became a 2nd Lieutenant in June 1840. He was promoted to Lieutenant in September 1842, Brevet Captain in June 1855, Captain in June 1856, Lieutenant Colonel in March 1864 and finally a Brevet Colonel in 1866. Scott retired in October 1866.

Scott was a keen amateur photographer and, as a member of the Madras Photographic Society, in 1860 exhibited 54 stereograms. These won 1st prize and were adjudged 'unquestionably the best collection of stereogrames [sic] that has yet been produced in Madras'.

Scott married Maria A.E.B. (1843-1880) and had three children: Catherine Maria (b. 1861), Allan (b. 1864) and Blanche Mary (1869-1932). He died in London in 1870.
Sources: Cadet papers (Madras): IOR/L/MIL/9/188 ff.620-627.
Leslie, J.H. (1900) 'A list of the officers who have served in the Madras Artillery, from its formation in 1748 down to 1861, in which year it was amalgamated with the Royal Artillery; giving the dates of their appointment, promotion, retirement, death, etc'. Leicester: W.H. Lead.
Madras Military Fund, officers' families.
Madras services: IOR/L/MIL/11/46 f.443.

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