ROBSON, John. Lasswade, Midlothian 14.1.1836 — Aberdeen 12.8.1908, when 72. Rev. British (Scottish) Missionary in India. Son of Dr. John R. and Agnes Renton. M.A. D.D. United Presbyterian Missionary in Ajmer in 1861-72, retired because of health problems. Then living in Aberdeen, from 1876 Minister of St.Nicholas’ Union Church there, retired from active service in 1898. Married Elizabeth Boyd, four children.

Publications: A Selection of Khyàls or Màrwàri Plays. With an Introduction and Glossary. Bewar Mission Press 1866.

– Hinduism and its Relations to Christianity. 269 p. Edinburgh & L. 1893, 3rd ed. 1905.

– The Story of the Rajputana Mission. 136 p. Edinburgh 1894.

– Religious works.

Sources: Briefly Buckland, Dictionary; G. A. Oddie in R. F. Young, India and the Indianness of Christianity. 2009, 174; A. Gammie, The Churches of Aberdeen. 199f.; (but claiming that he died in London).

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