JANVIER, Ernest Paxton

JANVIER, Ernest Paxton. Fatehgarh, India 1.2.1890 — Haverford PA 3.5.1962. Rev. U.S. Missionary and Indologist. Son of Rev. Dr. Caesar Augustus J. and Susan Duryee Rankin. Studies at Princeton, ordained priest 191?. Wesleyan missionary in India from 1916/20, first in Fatehgarh, then Allahabad. Wrote his Ph.D. dissertation (part of which was published in 1921) to the University of Pennsylvania. Retired 1957. Married 1916 Alma Thornton Johnson (ancestry.ca and pcusa.org, Pr. Al. Weekly names her as Margaret Spurgeon).

Publications: Translated: The Madhyama Vyāyoga. Transl. with notes. 44 p. Mysore 1921; “The Tattva Prakasa of King Bhoja Deva”, IA 1925, 6 p.

Ria’yat Ahmed as I knew him. 36 p. Allahabad 1938.

Sources: Review of his book in the IA; birth and parents in ancestry.com; marriage in Princeton Alumni Weekly 4.10.1916; death in http://indologica.de/drupal/?q=node/80; www.history.pcusa.org/collections/research-tools/guides-archival-collections/rg-190.

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