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Cunningham Alexander

Cunningham, Alexander, Major-General, C.S.I., soldier, was born in London in 1814, and educated at Christ's Hospital and Addiscombe. Obtaining a commission in the Engineers in 1831, he became, successively, aide-de-camp to the Governor-General of India in 1834, engineer to the King of Oudh in 1840 and to the North-Western Provinces in 1858, and in 1870 archreological surveyor-general of India. In 1871 the order of Companion of the Star of India was conferred upon him in recognition of his services. Among his works are The Bhilsa Topes; or, Buddhist Monuments of Central India, Ladak, Physical, Statistical, and Historical, and various papers on Indian antiquities.