GRISWOLD, Hervey DeWitt. Dryden, NY 24.5.1860 — 15.5.1945. Rev. U.S. Missionary interested in Indian Religion. Son of Benjamin Gr. and Laura Eliza Hurd. B.A. 1885 Union College in Schenectady, NY (M.A. 1900, D.D. 1910). Graduated from Union Theological Seminar 1888. Further studies in 1888-90 at Oxford and Berlin Universities. Ordained as Presbyterian minister 1890, missionary in India in 1890-1926. Served first as district missionary in Jhansi, then 1894-1914 as Professor of Philosophy at Forman Christian College in Lahore and in 1914-19 as Secretary of the Council of Americal Presbyterian Missions in India. Ph.D. 1900 Cornell University. Later retired from missionary work. In 1923-26 and 1928-29 Visiting Lecturer at Columbia University, N.Y. Married 1890 Frances S. Sheldon, two daughters and one son.
Publications: Brahman: a study in the history of Indian philosophy. 8+89 p. Cornell Studies in Philosophy 2.N.Y. 1900.
– The God Varuna in the Rig-Veda. 35 p. Ithaca, N.Y. 1910.
– The Religion of the Rigveda. 24+392 p. L. & N.Y. 1923.
– Insights into modern Hinduism. 12+288 p. N.Y. 1934.
– A number of articles on modern Hinduism and reform movements, e.g. in E.R.E.
Sources: Who Was Who in Am. 3; books in N.U.C.; Wikipedia.
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