PEPPE, William Claxton. Birdpur, India 1.2.1852 — Welshpool, Montgomeryshire 1937. British Engineer in India, interested in Archaeology. Son of —> William P., studied engineering in Aberdeen. He ingerited the indigo estate of Birdwood in Piprahwa (in U.P. close to Nepalese border), where he conducted excavations and in January 1898 found the famous stūpa and the vase with the Peppe inscription. In 1911 living in Montgomeryshire, Wales. Married, children.
Publications: “The Piprahwa Stupa, containing relics of Buddha”, JRAS 1898, 573-588.
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