DAWSON, James

DAWSON, James. Dunblane, Pertshire 29.9.1832 — 1885. Rev. British Missionary in India. Ordained 1864 in Edinburgh and left for India. First in Nagpur and from 1869 worked for the Free Church of Scotland among Gonds in Chindwara, served there until death. Married.

Publications: “Gondi Words and Phrases”, JASB 39:1, 1870, 108-117; “Additional Gondi Vocabulary”, JASB 39:1, 1870, 172-199.

Some mission histories also mentions a “Skeleton Grammar in Gondi” and a “Gondi First Book”, but no further details are found.

Translated parts of the Bible into Gondi.

Sources: Stray notes in Internet.

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