NORTON, Albert Benjamin

NORTON, Albert Benjamin. Alabama, Genesee co. NY 21.3.1847 — Dhond 31.12.1923. Rev. U.S. Methodist Missionary in India. Son of Moses N. and Sally Ann Lynch, a farming family. Graduated from Northwestern University and and the Garrett Biblical Institute. Arrived in India in 1872 as Methodist missionary and worked in Ellichpur…

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NOAKES, G. M.

NOAKES, G. M. 18?? — 19??. Miss. Friend of C. A. F. Rhys Davids. In 1904-05 she transliterated the Pāli text of the Dukapaṭṭhāna from the Thai printed edition for the P.T.S. Then similar work with the both Niddesas Both were then used as the basis, collated with several manuscripts, for the P.T.S. editions of these texts…

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NICOLL, George Frederick

NICOLL, George Frederick. 18?? — 1???. British.  M.A. From 1879 (unpaid) Professor of Sanskrit and Persian at King’s College, London (still 1898). In 1892 at Cambridge? Publications: Manual of the Bengali Language. 1894. Sources:  Only mentioned in some university calendars.

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NICHOLSON, James

NICHOLSON, James. 18?? — 1???. Rev. Wesleyan Missionary in Sri Lanka. Worked in Galle at least from 1867, 1887 still there. Married. Publications: A Pocket Dictionary of the English and Sinhalese Language. 646 p. 1864, 7th ed. rev. by J. de Silva. 425 p. Colombo 1921. – With J. Murdoch; A Classified…

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NEWTON, John

NEWTON, John. Doylestown PA 1.10.1810 — Murree, Pañjab 2.7.1891. Rev. U.S. Presbyterian Missionary in India. M.A. Joined American Presbyterian Ludhiana Christian Mission and arrived at Ludhiana in 1835. From 1849 worked in the newly annexed Lahore together with his future son-in-law C. F. Forman. Married with Elizabeth Popham Janvier (d.…

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NEWTON, Edward Payson

NEWTON, Edward Payson. Lahore 8.7.1850 — Jalalpur 10.4.1918. Rev. U.S. Presbyterian Missionary in India. Son of Rev. —> John N. Educated at Princeton College and Alleghany Theological Seminary. Arrived in India 1874 and worked 43 years in Ludhiana and Khanna. Married 1875 Sarah Ann Higgs, two sons and one daughter.…

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NEWBOLD, Thomas John

NEWBOLD, Thomas John. Macclesfield, Cheshire 8.2.1807 — Mahabaleshwar 29.5.1850. British Colonial Officer In India. Son of surgeon Francis N. From 1827 in Madras Light Infantry, in 1832-35 in Malacca, 1834 Lieutenant. In 1840-42 on furlough in Europe, travelled via Palestine and Egypt. In 1843 returned to Madras as Captain, in…

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NESFIELD, John Collinson

NESFIELD, John Collinson. Stratton St.Margaret, Wiltshire 14.8.1836 — Ealing 28.6.1919. British Teacher in India. Son of a cleric, Robert Carles N., and Eleanor Dale Collinson. Educated at Highgate Grammar School, teacher there 1859-64. Studies at Merton College, Oxford, B.A. 1860. M.A. 1862. Curate in Highgate, 1867 entered Indian service, first in…

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NELSON, James Henry

NELSON, James Henry. London 1838 — 1898. British Civil Servant in India. Studies from 1856 at Cambridge (M.A.), Fellow of King’s College. Barrister-at-law (Middle Temple, 1859). In 1861 left for Madras, served 25 years in South India. From 1876 District Judge of Cuddapah, finally in Madras High Court. Described as…

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NELL, Louis

NELL, Louis. Colombo 26.11.1830 — Chiswick, Middlesex 17.5.1922. British (of Burgher background) Lawyer in Sri Lanka. Son of George N. and Maria Elizabeth Conderlag. Crown counsel of Ceylon. Retired in 1893, travelled in Switzerland, Italy and Germany. Four times (?) married, 14 children. Publications: In JRAS-CB: “An Introductory Paper on the Investigation…

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