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C H A P T E R VIII.

PERSONAL SERVICES.
His Excellency Sir Spencer Harcourt Butler, k.c.s.l, i.c.s.,
Governor of the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh. Born on 1st
August, 1869. Educated at Harrow and Balliol College, Oxford.
Has served Government as Assistant Collector and Magistrate
Junior Secretary of the Board of Revenue, U. P., Settlement Officer,
U. P.; Secretary to the Famine Commissioner; Financial Secretary
to Government; Director of Agriculture; Judicial Secretary
to Government; Deputy Commissioner, Lucknow; Commissioner,
Lucknow Division, Foreign Secretary to the Government of India;
Member (Education) of the Executive Council of the Viceroy;
Lieutenant-Governor of Burma (1915-1917). Has been
Lieutenant-Governor of the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh
since 1917.
If ar Services.—His Honour has taken the keenest interest in
all war work, and he toured the provinces and held durbars at
several places with a view to stimulating the collection of money
and men for the war. There is no doubt that his personal influence
and the authority of his position contributed to a great extent to the
success of these provinces in contributing so handsomely, both m
money and men. towards the prosecution of the war.
On the declaration of war, the ruling Princes. Chiefs, Rajas,
Taluqdars and other prominent Indian gentlemen immediately
placed their personal services or their resources, in many cases both,
at the disposal of Government. This chapter gives a brief history
of such Princes, etc., and of their families, and of the aid they
efave towards the prosecution of the war.
 
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