- Also known as
Col Colin Mackenzie
primary name: Mackenzie, Colin
- individual; military/naval; British; Male
- Other dates
- 1754-8 May 1821 (birth and death years)
- Born on the Isle of Lewis in 1753 or 4, he went to India in 1782 to make a distinguished career in the Madras Engineers, taking part in many famous military actions of the period and surveying vast tracts of the country. In 1807 he was appointed first Surveyor General of Madras and then in 1819, first Surveyor General of India. Discoverer in 1797 of the Amaravati remains in Guntur District of Andhra Pradesh (modern name), he returned there in 1816 and made a collection. During his lifetime he published one article (1807) on the subject and one posthumously in 1824 (see Knox 1992, bibliography).
- Blake, David M., 'Colin Mackenzie: Collector Extraordinary', in The British Library Journal, vol. 17, No. 2, Autumn 1991, pp.128-150.
Jansari, Sushma, 'Roman Coins from the Masson and Mackenzie Collections at the British Museum', South Asian Studies, Vol.29, No.2, (2013) pp.177-193.
Jansari, Sushma, 'Roman Coins from the Mackenzie Collection at the British Museum', Numismatic Chronicle, Vol. 172, (2012), pp.93-104.