ALLEN, David Olivier

ALLEN, David Olivier. Barre, MA 14.9.1799 — Lowell, MA 19.7.1863. Rev. U.S. Missionary in India. After Amherst College studied at Andover Theological Seminary, ordained 1827. In 1827-53 worked in Bombay for American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. Editorial superintendent of American Mission Press. Back in the U.S.A. in 1857-60 minister in Westford and Wenham, MA.

Publications: India, Ancient and Modern. Geographical, Historical, Political, Social, and Religious, with a Particular Account of the State and Prospects of Christianity. 2nd ed. 12+618 p. Boston 1856.

Participated in the translation, revision and publication of the Marāṭhī Bible.

Sources: D. Shavit, United States in Asia. Westport, CT 1990.

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