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Darwin Correspondence Project

Swinburne Ward


Colonial civil servant. Entered the Admiralty, 1847; private secretary to the secretary to the Admiralty, 1849–55; private secretary to the governor of Ceylon (Sri Lanka); appointed private secretary to the governor of Madras, 1860; civil commissioner of the Seychelles, 1862–8; auditor-general of Mauritius, 1868–76.


Colonial Office list

Census office returns (Public Records Office HO107/1513/23/4)

England & Wales, national probate calendar (index of wills and administrations), 1858–1966, 1973–95 (, accessed 9 December 2019)


Colonial Office list: The Colonial Office list … or, general register of the colonial dependencies of Great Britain. London: Edward Stanford; Harrison & Sons. 1862–99.