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Payer, Alois <1944 - >: Quellenkunde zur indischen Geschichte bis 1858. -- 7. Bildträger. -- 3. Zum Beispiel: "Tom Raw, the Griffin", 1828. -- Fassung vom 2008-06-01. -- http://www.payer.de/quellenkunde/quellen073.htm
Erstmals publiziert: 2008-06-01
Anlass: Lehrveranstaltung FS 2008
©opyright: Public domain
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1828 erschien anonym ein burleskes Gedicht in 12 Cantos mit 6596 Zeilen über einen "griffin":
[D’Oyly, Charles <1781-1845>:] Tom Raw, the Griffin: a burlesque poem, in twelve cantos: illustrated by twenty-five engravings, descriptive of the adventures of a cadet in the East India company’s service, from the period of his quitting England to his obtaining a staff situtation in India / by a civilian and an officer on the Bengal establishment. -- London : Printed for R. Ackermann, 1828. -- 325 S. : 25 col. pl. ; 26 cm. -- Online: http://www.archive.org/details/tomrawgriffinbur00doylrich. -- Zugriff am 2008-06-01. -- "Not in cpyright"
"griffin" bedeutet "Greenhorn in Indien":
"GRIFFIN, GRIFF, s.; GRIFFISH , adj. One newly arrived in India, and unaccustomed to Indian ways and peculiarities; a Johnny Newcome. The origin of the phrase is unknown to us. There was an Admiral Griffin who commanded in the Indian seas from Nov. 1746 to June 1748, and was not very fortunate. Had his name to do with the origin of the term? The word seems to have been first used at Madras (see Boyd, below). [But also see the quotation from Beaumont & Fletcher, below.] Three references below indicate the parallel terms formerly used by the Portuguese at Goa, by the Dutch in the Archipelago, and by the English in Ceylon."
[Quelle: Yule, Henry <1820 - 1889> ; Burnell, A. C. (Arthur Coke) <1840 - 1882>: Hobson-Jobson : being a glossary of Anglo-Indian colloquial words and phrases and of kindred terms etymological, historical, geographical and discursive. -- London : John Murray, 1886. -- xlviii, 870 S. ; 23 cm. -- s.v. -- Online: http://www.archive.org/details/hobsonjobsonbein00yuleuoft. -- Zugriff am 2008-06-01. -- "Not in coypright."
Der Verfasser und Zeichner ist Charles D’Oyly <1781-1845>, der 40 Jahre in Indien lebte:
"D'OYLY, SIR CHARLES, seventh baronet (1781-1845), Indian civilian and artist, was the elder son of Sir John Hadley D'Oyly, the sixth baronet, of Shottisham, Norfolk, formerly collector of Calcutta and M.P. for Ipswich, who restored the fortunes of the family, which had previously been at a low ebb through generations of spendthrifts. He was born in India on 18 Sept. 1781, and in 1785 accompanied his family to England, where he was educated. Having determined on entering the civil service of the East India Company, he sailed for Calcutta in his sixteenth year. He was appointed assistant to the registrar of the court of appeal at Calcutta in 1798, keeper of the records in the governor-general's office in 1803, collector of Dacca in 1808, collector of government customs and town duties at Calcutta in 1818, opium agent at Behar in 1821, commercial resident at Patna 1831, and finally senior member of the board of customs, salt, and opium, and of the marine board in 1833. After forty years of honourable service he was compelled by severe ill-health to return to England in 1838. The remainder of his life was chiefly spent in Italy, and he died at Leghorn on 21 Sept. 1845. D'Oyly was twice married, first, to his cousin, Marian Greer, and secondly to Elizabeth Jane, daughter of Thomas Ross, major R.A., but he left no direct issue, and was succeeded in the baronetcy by his brother, Sir John Hadley D'Oyly. D'Oyly was an amateur artist of some powers, and his drawings, chiefly illustrative of Indian customs and field sports, were highly commended by Bishop Heber, who calls him 'the best gentleman artist he ever met with' (HEBER, Journey through the Upper Provinces of India, i. 314, 2nd edition). Several collections of them were published. 'The European in India, with a preface and copious descriptions by Captain Thomas Williamson, and a brief History of Ancient and Modern India by F. W. Blagdon,' appeared in 1813, and a valuable work on the 'Antiquities of Dacca,' with engravings by John Landseer, from Sir Charles D'Oyly's drawings, was published in 1814-15. 'Sketches on the New Road in a journey from Calcutta to Gyah' appeared in 1830. He also published anonymously in 1828 'Tom Raw, the Griffin ; a Burlesque Poem,' illustrated by twenty-five engravings descriptive of the adventures of a cadet in the East India Company's service, which is more meritorious from an artistic than a literary point of view.
[D'Oyly Bayley's Account of the House of D'Oyly ; Dodwell and Miles's Bengal Civil Servants, 1780-1838; Gent. Mag. 1843, new ser. vol. xxiv.]
L. C. S."
[Quelle: [Quelle: Dictionary of national biography / ed. by Leslie Stephen. -- London : Smith, Elder. -- Bd. 15. -- 1888. -- S. 418f.]
Im Folgenden werden die Abbildungen aus diesem werk vollständig wiedergegeben als Beispiel einer selbstironischen Bildquelle für das Leben eines Greenhorns "in The East India company’s service".
Abb.: TOM RAW CROSSING THE LINE (S. 10)
Abb.: TOM RAW AT THE CAPE OF GOOD-HOPE (S. 15)
Abb.: TOM RAW PRESENTS LETTERS OF INTRODUCTION (S. 33)
Abb.: TOM RAW BETWEEN SMOKE AND FIRE (S. 44)
Abb.: TOM RAW TREATS LUCY TO A RIDE (S. 74)
Abb.: TOM RAW RATHER AWKWARD AT THE DANCE (S. 91)
Abb.: TOM RAW SITS FOR HIS PORTRAIT (S. 120)
Abb.: TOM RAW'S MISFORTUNE AT THE BALL (S. 149)
Abb.: TOM RAW MISTAKES A FRENCH MILLINER (Hutmacherin) FOR A HINDOO GODDESS (S. 172)
Abb.: TOM RAW AT A HINDOO ENTERTAINMENT (S. 182)
Abb.: TOM RAW FORWARDED TO HEAD-QUARTERS. (Frontispiece)
Abb.: TOM RAW REJECTS THE EMBRACES OF THE NABOB OF BENGAL (S. 205)
Abb: TOM RAW BROUGHT FACE TO FACE WITH THE ENEMY (S. 214)
Abb.: TOM RAW MOUNTS AN ELEPHANT FOR THE FIRST TIME (S. 215)
Abb.: THE ROYAL HINDOO HUNT (S. 228)
Abb.: THE FEROCITY OF THE TIGER (S. 231)
Abb.: TOM RAW IN DANGER (S. 237)
Abb.: TOM RAW CARRIED UP THE COUNTRY (S.256)
Abb.: TOM RAW GETS INTRODUCED TO HIS COLONEL (S. 263)
Abb.: TOM RAW GAINS THE VICTORY (S. 280)
Abb.: TOM RAW IN THE MIDST OF DIFFICULTIES (S. 296)
Abb.: TOM RAW ON SHORT COMMONS (S. 304)
Abb.: TOM RAW DISAPPOINTED AT HEARING THE WILL READ (S. 307)
Abb.: TOM RAW WOUNDED (S. 313)
Abb.: TOM RAW OBTAINS A STAFF APPOINTMENT (S. 321)