BADLEY, ­Brenton Hamline

BADLEY, ­Brenton Hamline. Monmouth, Indiana 27.4.1849 — Lucknow 20.11.1891. U.S. Missionary in India. Son of Arthur B. and Nancy Jane Houser. Educated at Simpson College and Garrett Biblical Institute. Came to India as Methodist missionary in 1872 and worked there until his death. In 1876 one of the founders and then secretary of Indian Sunday School Union. Married Margaret Mary Ann Scott, father of Brenton Thoburn Badley (1876–1949), also a missionary in India and author of several books on mission, and five other sons and one daughter.

Publications: Editor of Indian Missionary Directory and Memorial Volume. 12+279 p. Lucknow 1876, further editions 1881, 1885, 1891.

The Mela at Tulsipur: Glimpses of Missionary Life and Work in North India. A Book for Children.176 p.  L. n.d. (1884).

– “Jagjivandas, the Hindu Reformer”, IA 8, 1879, 289-2??.

Rev. ed. of Th. Craven’s Urdu Dictionary, 1889.

Sources: D. Shavit, United States in Asia. Westport CT 1990, 22; ancestry.com.

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