Major-General Sir John Malcolm (1769-1833) was an East India Company soldier and statesman who came to India in 1782 as a cadet. He served in the 3rd Mysore War and the 4th Mysore War and held various diplomatic posts. He was Ambassador to Persia, Resident of Gwalior and Governor of Bombay. He commanded the army in the 3rd Maratha War and founded Mhow.
Historical books on-line
- The Life and Correspondence of Major-General Sir John Malcolm, GCB, Late Envoy to Persia, and Governor of Bombay: From Unpublished Letters and Journals by John William Kaye 1856 Volume I Archive.org Volume II Google Books
- Lives of Indian Officers Vol I by John William Kaye 1867 Sir John Malcolm archive.org