Edward James Corbett

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Edward James Corbett (popularly known as Jim Corbett) (1875-1955) was a British hunter, author and naturalist. He is famous for his hunting exploits in British India, which he recorded in his books.

Edward James Corbett was born of Irish ancestry in the town of Nainital in the Kumaon of the Himalaya (now in the Indian state of Uttarakhand). Jim grew up in a large family of 13 children and was the eighth child of Willam Christopher and Mary Jane Corbett. His parents had moved to Nainital in 1862, after Christopher Corbett had been appointed postmaster of the town.