BRANDRETH, Joseph Edward Lyall

BRANDRETH, Joseph Edward Lyall. Liverpool 4.2.1823 — 10.12.1907. British Civil Servant and a Pioneer of NIA Linguistics in India. Son of Joseph Pilkington Br. Educated at Eton and Haileybury (learned Sanskrit there). Served in North India (Benares, Rajasthan, Punjab, Delhi. Rawalpindi). After retirement from I.C.S. in 1870, lived in England. Called to the English Bar in 1863 he now served as Justice of Peace in Middlesex. Married with Louisa Marriott (d. 1897), one daughter.

Publications: “On the non-Aryan languages of India”, JRAS 10, 1878, 1-32; “Gaurian compared with the Romance languages”, JRAS 11, 1879, 287-316 & 12, 1880, 335-364; contributed to Oxford New English Dictionary.

Sources: T.H.T., JRAS 1908, 613-619; not in Br. Biogr. Arch. 1st and 2nd Series; no more works in N.U.C.

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