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As part of the Treaty of Lahore signed after the defeat of the Sikhs in the First Anglo-Sikh War, Hazara and Kashmir were going to be transferred to Gulab Singh, Hazara however stayed under the Lahore government and governed by James Abbott. The Pakistani city of Abbottabad was founded by him in January 1853 and is named after him.
James Abbott was the brother of Augustus Abbott and Frederick Abbott, who also served as officers in the forces of the East India Company. His picture was created by the artist B. Baldwin, this picture is located in the National Portrait Gallery in London, though it is not currently on display.
- Isobel Shaw, Pakistan Handbook, Hong Kong, Local Colour Limited, (1998) P.519
- Hazara India : Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition Article
- National Portrait Gallery: Sir James Abbott
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