Volltext: English men of science: their nature and nurture

Among its characteristics are an active interest 
in public matters, and an administrative 
There have been men of eminence in genera¬ 
tions previous to those mentioned below. 
First generation.—Sir Henry Strachey, under¬ 
secretary of state, and otherwise employed in 
high official posts in India, America, and 
England ; real negotiator of Peace of Versailles 
(Stanhope’s “ History of England ”) ; received 
medal of Society of Arts for having introduced 
indigo into Florida. 
Second generation.—3 males, 1 female, of 
whom 2 males deserve notice :—(1) Sir Henry 
Strachey, Indian judge, called by James Mill, in 
his “ History of India,” “ the wisest of the 
Company’s servants ; ” aided much in the organi¬ 
zation of the Indian judicial administration ; 
(2) Edward Strachey, author of reports of 
acknowledged weight on Indian judicial subjects 
(Vth Beport). 
Third generation.—6 males and 1 female, of 
whom 3 males deserve notice :—(1) Sir John 
Strachey, eminent in all branches of civil


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