ST. ANDREW ST. JOHN, Richard Fleming

ST. ANDREW ST. JOHN, Richard Fleming. 12.9.1839 — 6.2.1919. British Officer and Burmese Scholar. Son of Henry St.A. St.John and Emily Murray Belcher. Lieutenant. Deputy Commissioner in Burma. In the 1890s he taught Burmese at Oxford and at University College in London (1894), at least at Oxford continued until the 1910s. M.A. Oxford (Wadham College). Twice married, 1871 Julia Louisa Churchill (d. 1898), 1907 Lillian Margaret Rothwell Burton, six children.

Publications: “Bhūridatta Jātaka Vatthu”, JRAS 1892, 77-139 (edited gāthās, transl. the whole).

Transl. from Burmese: “The Temiya Jātaka Vatthu”, JRAS 1893, 357-391; “The Kumbha Jātaka”, JRAS 1893, 567-570; “The Suvaṇṇa Jātaka”, JRAS 1894, 211-229; “The Vidhūra Jātaka”, JRAS 1896, 441-475.

Further short papers on Jātakas in Trübner’s Or. Rec. and other journals in the late 19th century.

A Burmese Reader. 256 p. Oxford 1894; Burmese Self Taught. 168 p. L. 1911.

Sources: Briefly mentioned in Wikipedia; stray notes in Internet, title page of his 1894 book; family details in www.thepeerage.com/p56921.htm#i569208.

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