ELWELL, Levi Henry. Northampton, Mass. 22.3.1854 — Ibid. 27.12.1916. U.S. Indologist and Classical scholar. Son of Levi Henry E. and Harriet Adeline Ross. Educated at Amherst College (B.A. 1875; M.A. 1878), 1876-77 at Yale. In 1875-76 schoolteacher in New York state, then at Amherst College: 1877-78 Instructor in Latin, 1878-90 in Greek, from 1881 in Sanskrit; from 1890 Assistant Professor of Greek, then Associate Professor of Greek until his death. The first Pāli scholar of the U.S.A. Also interested in botany and genealogy, wrote on both. Married Abbie Miner Nickerson, one son and three daughters.
Publications: edited: Nine Jātakas. Boston 1886.
– collections of grave epitaphs, etc.
Sources: Who Was Who in America 1; *E.S. Versailles, Elwelliana: memorabilia of Levi Henry Elwell, 1854-1916. 289 p.1974.
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