Sir Richard Joseph Sullivan

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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Sullivan, Sir Richard Joseph, Bart., the author of numerous works, was born in Ireland about the middle of the 18th century. He spent part of his early life in India in the service of the East India Company, and on his return made a tour of Great Britain. His first work appears to have been The Political History of India, London, 1779. Next year followed A Tour through England, Scotland, and Wales. His other writings were of a minor character, except a View of Nature, in Letters to a Traveller among the Alps, 6 vols. 1794. "The last volume alone," says the Gentleman's Magazine, "is in any degree worthy of a philosophic pen." He entered Parliament in 1802, was created a baronet in 1804, and died at his seat in Surrey, 17th July 1806.

Sources

146. Gentleman's Magazine. London, 1731-1868.
Gilbert, John T., see Nos. 110, 335.

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