PIKE, John Gregory

PIKE, John Gregory. Edmonton, Alberta 6.4.1784 — 4.9.1854. Rev. British (of Canada) Missionary in India, Pioneer of Oriyā Studies. Son of a Presbyterian clergyman. In 1802-06 studies at Wymondley College, now adopted Baptism. Baptist minister in Derby as early as 1817. Founder of the Baptist Missionary Society. There is no indication of his coming to India, perhaps the dictionary was in fact collected by missionaries he sent to Orissa since the early 1820s.

Publications: Completed by G. S. Wilkins: A Comprehensive English–Oriya Dictionary. 1-2. 684 p. Cuttack 1916-23 (vol. 2 by Wilkins alone).

Religious books.

Sources: *P. J. Shepherd, “J. G. Pike of Derby: Pastor, Evangelist and Founder of the General Baptist Missionary Society”, Baptist Quarterly July 1, 2009; briefly in Wikipedia on Amos Sutton; stray notes in Internet.

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