Issue of the Education Gazette - ROM2018_16380_132


Issue of the Education Gazette

Maker: Unknown
Medium:ink on paper
Geography: Myanmar (Burma)
Date: June 1875
34 × 21.4 cm
folded: 23.5 × 21.4 cm
Object number: 2016.66.8.82
Credit Line: Gift of David Strachey
Not on view

This is an issue of the Education Gazette, which Louis Allan Goss became the editor and manager of in 1873. It was established on 5 August 1874 and discontinued 30 March 1878.This document appears in an album of photographs, official documents, and letters.

Louis Allan Goss (29 October 1846 – 10 July 1933) arrived in Mandalay, Upper Burma, in April 1866 to join his maternal uncle, Clement Williams (1834-1879), in business. While there, he studied the Burmese language and published a transliteration of the Thimbongyi, the Burmese spelling book, with the Royal Press. He moved to Rangoon in 1873 and become the editor and manager of the Educational Gazette, a vernacular-language newspaper. From 1878-1902, he was the Inspector of Schools and then Acting Director of Public Instruction. In 1886, he produced an English version from Pali of We-than-da-ya (Vessantara-Jātaka), illustrated by an unidentified Burmese artist. Upon retiring from government service in 1901, Goss taught the Burmese language at the University of Cambridge. L. Allan Goss donated a large collection of photographs and maps to the Cambridge University Library, the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (MAA) in Cambridge, and the British Library. Another collection of photos and artifacts was given to the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, by his descendants in Canada.

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