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Sir William Wilson Hunter (1840–1900)

Hunter, William Wilson, Sir. An English statistician and author; born at Glasgow, July 15, 1840; died at Oxford, Feb. 6, 1900. As Director-General of Statistics he made a statistical survey of India, the results of which are embodied in the well-known ‘Imperial Gazeteer of India’ (1881; 1885–87). He was the author of ‘Annals of Rural Bengal’ (1868; 5th ed. 1872), continued in ‘Orissa’ (2 vols., 1872); ‘The Life of the Marquess of Dalhousie’; ‘A Dictionary of the Non-Aryan Languages of India and High Asia,’ ‘Brief History of the Indian Peoples’; and was the projector and editor of the series of biographies known as ‘The Rulers of India.’