WESTPHAL, Rudolf

WESTPHAL, Rudolf  Georg Hermann. Obernkirchen in Schaumburg 3.7.1826 — Stadthagen 10.7.1892. German Philologist. Gymnasium in Bückeburg and Rinteln. From 1845 studied theology and classical philology at Marburg, also learned Arabic and Sanskrit. In 1852 both Ph.D. and PD at Tübingen (für Klassische Philologie und Vergleichende Sprachwissenschaft), 1854 ao. Professor. In…

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WEST, Michael Philip

WEST, Michael Philip. Cheltenham, Gloucestershire 26.9.1888 — Painswick Glos 19.3.1973. British Teacher in India. Son of Rev. George Herbert West, a Headmaster, and Florence Mary Middlemore-Whithard. After Marlborough College studies at Christ Church College, Oxford. From 1912 worked in Indian Education Service in Bengal. He did important work developing the teaching…

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WELLESZ, Emmy

WELLESZ, Emmy (née Emilia Franziska Stross) .Vienna 8.1.1889 — Vienna 13.6.1987. Austrian Art Historian. Daughter of Ludwig Stross, a cloth dealer, and Vilma Propper, a Jewish family. From 1907 studied art history at Vienna. Married 1908 Egon Wellesz (1885–1974), a composer and musicologist. The birth of two daughters (1909, 1912) interrupted…

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WEINRICH, Friedrich

WEINRICH, Friedrich. 1905 — 1960. German Scholar of Religion. Ph.D. 1928 Göttingen (or Marburg, under R. Otto?). Then at Jena Theological faculty, from 1939 as PD and 1943 as apl. Professor für Allgemeine Religionsgeschichte. A Nazi. Publications: Diss. Das ‘Gokapilīyam’. Ein philosoph. Gespräch zwischen Kapila und Syūmaraśmi aus dem Mahābhārata. 78 p.…

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WEBB, William Wilfred

WEBB, William Wilfred. 1858 — 18.11.1911. British (Scottish?) Physician in India. Studies at Aberdeen. Joined Indian Medical Service in 1882. Surgeon-Captain of Bengal army, served in Rajasthan. Retired 1894 for health reasons. M.D. 1894. In 1893-1902 Secretary of the Army Medical School at Netley, then in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire. Publications: The Currencies…

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WATERFIELD, William W.

WATERFIELD, William W. 14.8.1832 — Teignbridge, Devon 24.1.1907. British Civil Servant and Poet in India. Bengal Civil Service. Educated at Haileybury. Arrived in India in 1852, 1857 he was in Revenue Survey in Berhampore. In 1859-64 in financial department. After a furlough in England civil paymaster in North-Western Provinces, 1877 Accountant-General,…

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WARREN, John (Jean Baptiste François Joseph de Warren)

WARREN, John (Jean Baptiste François Joseph de Warren). Leghorn 21.9.1769 — Pondicherry 9.2.1830. British-French Colonial Officer in India. Lieutenant-Colonel. In 1793 moved to London and soon went to Calcutta. After a failed attempt as indigo planter jouned E.I.C.’s army. After Mysore war participated in W. Lambton’s Mysore Survey and found the…

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WARD, Susan R.

WARD, Susan R. (formerly Benjamin, née Stone). Belcherton MA 5.2.1822 — Calcutta 27.4.1884. American Baptist Missionary in Assam. Married 1848 Rev. Judson Benjamin (1819–1855) and came with him to Burma. They had three children, two died young After several years as widow married 1860 Rev. William Ward (d. 1873), also a…

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WARD, George Ernest

WARD, George Ernest. Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire 20.9.1827 — Southsea, Hampshire 31.1.1915. British Civil Servant in India. Son of John Ward and Ann Merriman. M.A. Married Agnes Finch, three daughters. Publications: Nazir Aḥmad, The Bride’s Mirror or Mir’ātul-‘Arūs. Ed. in the Roman Character with a Vocabulary and Notes. L. 1899; Nazir Aḥmad, The…

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