CLARK, Edward Winter

CLARK, Edward Winter. Dutchess County NY 25.2.1830 — St. Augustine, Florida 13.5.1913. U.S. Missionary and Tibeto-Burman (Naga) Scholar. Graduated from Brown University 1857, attended Newton Theological Institution and Rochester Theological Seminary. Ordained as priest in 1859. Had a pastorate in Logansport, Indiana, and edited The Witness in Indianapolis. Missionary of American Baptist Missionary Union in Assam from 1869 to 1911. First in Sibsagar, where he was in charge of the mission press. He was the first missionary to penetrate the Naga Territory: 1876-98 in Molkung, 1898-1911 in Impur. Created the Ao Naga literary language. Married with Mary (Jane) Read Clark (1832–1924; wrote A Corner in India. N.Y. 1907).

Publications: Translated parts of the Bible and compiled textbooks in Ao Naga.

Ao Naga Dictionary. Calcutta 1911.

Sources: U.S. in Asia; Wikipedia (titled “Edwin W, Clark”).


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