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Arthur Griffiths, 1838-1908

Nationality: British
Date of Birth: 1838.12.09
Place of Birth: Poona
Date of Death: 1908.03
Place of Death: Beaulieu


Major Arthur Griffiths was a soldier, prisons inspector and author.


Early in his career he served in the Crimea in the Manchester Regiment and in Gibraltar before his return to England and a career in prison adminstration. He rose to become chief inspector of prisons. Alongside this he indulged his literary and journalistic interests, publishing several works on penal and military themes; Chronicles of Newgate was published in 1883 and Secrets of the Prison House in 1893.


Who's Who, 1898, London 1898; Index, The Times, London, Thursday, 26 March 1908, p. 9.