Robert Duncan Bell
He was the son of William Bell, a type-setter with the Edinburgh Evening News and his wife, Christina Beveridge Malcolm. The family lived at 3 Gladstone Terrace in the Grange, Edinburgh, close to The Meadows.
He went to India in 1905 as a junior civil servant.
He was a member of the Bombay Legislative Council in the 1920s and present during the Bombay Riots of 1928/29.
He is buried with his parents in Grange Cemetery in south Edinburgh. The grave lies just to the west of the north face of the central vaults.
- "Colonial administrators and post-independence leaders in India (1616–2000)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
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- Edinburgh and Leith Post Office Directory 1878-9
- The India List and India Office List, 1905
- State Violence and Punishment in India, Taylor Sherman