HOOLE, Elijah. Manchester 1798 — London 17.6.1872. Rev. British Missionary in India. Son of Holland Hoole, a shoemaker, educated at Manchester. In 1820 he went to India as a Wesleyan missionary, participated in the Committee for revising the Tamil Bible in Madras. In 1828 left India because of ill-health and became Superintendent of Schools in Ireland and 1836-72 one of the General Secretaries of the Wesleyan Missionary Society. Married 1835 Elizabeth Chubb, at least one son.
Publications: Translations of parts of the Bible and other works in Tamil.
– A Personal Narrative of a Mission to the South of India 1820-8. 332 p. L. 1829, enlarged ed. as Madras, Mysore, and the South of India, or a personal narrative... 48+442 p. L. 1844.
– Missionary works and articles.
Sources: Buckland, Dictionary; E.J.R[apson], D.N.B. 27, 1891, 300; Wikipedia.
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