MUUSSES, Martha Adriana. Purmerend 27.9.1894 — Laren 27.10.1981. Dutch Indologist. Daughter of Jan M. and Trijnte Ruerdi. Matriculated from Hoorn, started study of Dutch philology at Utrecht, soon became student of Caland. Ph.D. 1920 Utrecht with a diss. on sacred cows. For a few years secretary of the Bataviaasch Genootschap van Kunsten en Wet. in Indonesia. In 1926 moved to Scandinavia, worked as a teacher (lektor) of Dutch language in 1928-29 at Copenhagen, then from 1930 at Stockholm University, from 1941 also at Uppsala and in 1944-46 at Gothenburg. Retired in 1962 and returned to the Netherlands in 1971.
Publications: diss. Koecultus bij de Hindoes. Utrecht 1920.
– Dozen articles about Indonesiean antiquity and Javanese literature, 1922-29.
– A Dutch grammar (1937), Dutch literary history (1947), translation anthologies (1944, 1947) and other works in Swedish, own poetry in Dutch.
Sources: J. Slauerhof, Jaarboek van de Maatschappij der Nederlandse Letterkunde te Leiden 1982-83, 93-98.
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