OAKLEY, E. Sherman

OAKLEY, Edward (or Ebenezer?)  Sherman. Richmond, Yorkshire 24.12.1863/64/65? — Ranikhet near Almora 7.8.1934/35? (when 70). Rev. British Missionary in India. M.A. Son of Rev. Henry O. and his wife Mary. Studies at Glasgow, then theology at Airedale College, Bradford. Served London Missionary Society in Almora from 1888. Principal of Ramsay College there. M.A. Allahabad. Married, children.

Publications: Holy Himalaya: the religion, traditions and scenery of a Himalayan province (Kumaon and Garhwál). 319 p. Edinburgh 1905.

– “The Folklore of Kumaon”, JUPHS 1:1, 1917, 34-59.

– With T. D. Gairola: Himalayan Folklore. Kumaon and West-Nepal. 12+315 p. n.pl. 1935.

Sources: Stray notes in Internet, Ebenezer in www.hymntime.com/tch/bio/o/a/k/l/oakley_es.htm (1865–1935, with photo) and https://mannchess.org.uk/People/Oakley,%20Henry%20Hislop.htm (born 1863); Edward e.g. in https://archive.org/stream/chronicleoflond1934lond_8/chronicleoflond1934lond_8_djvu.txt (with date and place of death).

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