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Alexander Dow
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Date of Birth: 1735

Place of Birth: Perthshire, Scotland

Date of Death: 31 July 1779

Place of Death: Bhagalpur, India


Alexander Dow was born in Perthshire, Scotland, in 1735. Not much is known about his early life aside from a possible mercantile apprenticeship at Eyemouth. After leaving his home country in 1757, Dow became secretary to the governor of Bencoolen in Sumatra. In 1760, he enl…

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De Vinney, Joslyn, “Alexander Dow”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 24 October 2019 <>

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