BRONSON, Miles. Norway, N.Y. 20.7.1812 — Eaton Rapids, Mich. 9.11.1883. U.S. Baptist Missionary in India. Educated at Hamilton Literary and Theological Institution (future Colgate University) and Hamilton Theological Seminary, ordained priest 1836. Together with Nathan Brown and O. C. Cutter founded the Baptist Mission in Assam in 1837 and worked there until 1879, first in Sadiya and Jaipur, in 1840 moved to Namsang, Naga Hills. His wife died there 1841 and he moved to Nowgong in the plains (1867 there), at the end Dibrugarh. He was the first Christian missionary among the Garos.

Publications: A Dictionary in Assamese and English. 607 p. Sibsagar 1867 (and repr.).

Christian texts in English, Assamese, Singpho and Naga.

Sources: Americans in Asia; Wikipedia; S.K. Barpujari, JIH 48, 1970, 427ff.


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