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JENKINS, Edward, British author, born in Bangalore, India, in 1838. He was educated in Montreal, Canada, and at the University of Pennsylvania, was admitted to the bar in London in 1864, and practised till 1873, when he entered politics as an ultra Liberal. In 1870 he was sent to British Guiana on behalf of the Aborigines' protection society, and was also associated with Sir George Grey in the emigration and colonial movement He was agent-general for Canada in 1874-'6, and during his absence there was elected a member of parliament. He is the author, among other works, of "Ginx's Baby," a political satire (London, 1870); "The Colonies an Imperial Unity" (London, 1871); and "The Coolie" (New York, 1871).
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