Vintage 1945 Book – The Story Of Fort St George

Title:  Vintage 1945 Book – The Story Of Fort St George

Author: Col. D. M. Reid

Publishers – Diocesan Press

Year – 1945

Edition – First

Pages – 362, with illustrations and six-page pullout of maps

Dimension – 7½ x 5 inch

The book gives a good account of Fort St George built in 1653 from different ages. It was not the first fortress built by the Europeans in India as generally thought it was Fort Emmanuel or Fort Cochin built in 1503 by the Portuguese.  The foreword is by H E Sir Arthur Hope who was the Governor of Madras, now Chennai in 1945. The author D. M. Reid was the founder of the Fort St George Museum.

Reid was a multifaceted man he became a member of the Madras Chamber of Commerce in 1936 and its chairman in 1938. He was a good rower becoming the secretary of the Madras Boat Club. And was also a painter of talent with skill in watercolour painting. He returned back to the UK after India’s independence.

Tried his luck in standing for the election to the House of Commons in 1950, but was unsuccessful. There is no further information about him after that.

From the collection- 1964 M. Suriyamoorthy Charcoal Art Abstract (#13).,  Antique Map British India Johnson’s Hindostan 1863.,   Antique Photo Britishers And Palanquin Bearers 1880.,  Vintage Postcard Writer’s Building Calcutta 1900.,  Antique Print Bombay The Monsoon Floods

The images are of the actual items from my collection. And Not a photocopy, pirated, reproduced, or stock photos or taken from other sources.