William Dunlop (1792-1848) Scottish military surgeon and soldier who spent time in India and Canada, which resulted in his book ‘Statistical Sketches of Upper Canada For the Use of Emigrants’



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He served as a medical officer in Canada in the War of 1812 in ‘Blayney’s Bloodhounds’ (the 89th Foot) and also spent time in India, at first attempting to establish himself as a businessman in Calcutta through family connections, then turning to journalism, and finally embarking on a tiger-hunting adventure on Saugur island that earned him the nickname ‘Tiger’ Dunlop. An attack of ‘jungle fever’ brought about his return to Scotland in May 1820. He settled in Canada in 1825.
Lithographed after the original by Danial Maclise for ‘A gallery of illustrious literary characters (1830-1838)
drawn by the late Daniel Maclise, R.A., and accompanied by notices chiefly by the late William Maginn’, London 1873.
Republished from “Fraser’s magazine” in the 1830s.

Original image size approx. 160 x 220 mm
Digital image size 3464 x 4864 px
29.3 cm x 41.2 cm (300 ppi)