BOSWELL, John Alexander Corrie

BOSWELL, John Alexander Corrie. India 26.10.1835 — Kensington, London 6.1.1872. British Colonial Civil Servant in India. Son of Robert Bruce B. and Susan Anne Carnegie. From 1855 in Madras Civil Service. In the early 1870s the Officiating Collector of the Kistnah district, but had soon to retire because of health…

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BOUQUET, Alan Coates

BOUQUET, Alan Coates. 24.5.1884 — Cambridge 1976. Rev. British Scholar of Religion. Studies at Cambridge: B.A. 1905, M.A. 1910, B.D. 1918, D.D. 1922. Lecturer in History and Comparative Study of Religion at Jesus and Trinity Colleges, Cambridge. Publications: Comparative Religion. Harmondsworth, Pelican 1941, rev. ed. 1971; Hinduism. 171 p. L.…

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BORROW, George Henry

BORROW, George Henry. East Dereham, Norfolk 5.7.1803 — Lowestoft, Suffolk 26.7.1881. British Author. Son of Thomas B., an army recruiting officer, and Ann Perfrement. Educated in Edinburgh and Norwich, for a while also in Ireland, then studied law, but soon turned to languages and literature. In 1825 first journey to…

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BOR, Norman Loftus

BOR, Norman Loftus. Tramore, County Waterford 2.5.1893 — London 22.12.1972. Irish Botanist. Son of Edward Bor and Mabel Thornton. Educated in Kilkenny and Dublin, studied medicine at Trinity College, but in 1914 joined the army. War service in Greece and Palestine, wounded 1916. B.A. 1921, M.A. 1927, Trinity College. B.Sc.…

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BOMFORD, Trevor

BOMFORD, Trevor. Bembridge, Isle of Wight 18.11.1849 — India 21.12.1929. Rev. British Missionary in India. Son of Samuel B. and Francis Jane Winter. Studies at Cambridge (Corpus Christi College) and Durham University (M.A.). Ordained 1874. Worked for Church Missionary Society in Multan and Peshawar. Married with Jane Catherine Charlotte Briggs, four…

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BOCARRO, Antonio

BOCARRO, Antonio. Abrante (or Lisbon?) 1594? — Goa 1643?. Portuguese Historian and Geographer. Son of New Christian parents (with Jewish background). In 1615-38 served in India, first as soldier in Goa and Cochin, finally as corretor-mor of customs in Goa, but also official historiographer in 1631-43. Married 1624 Isabel Vieira.…

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BLUNT, Edward Arthur Henry

BLUNT, Edward Arthur Henry. Mauritius 14.3.1877 — 29.5.1941. Sir. British Civil Servant in India. Son of Frances Theophilus Bl. and Emily Rainsford. Educated at Marlborough College, then studies at Corpus Christi College (Oxford, B.A.) and University College (London). Served in I.C.S. in United Provinces, from 1905 in Secretariat. K.C.I.E. Married 1901…

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BLIN, Amédée

BLIN, Amédée. 1799? — 18??. French Colonial Officer. Still in Paris, he had some months attended the Hindustani classes of Garcin de Tassy. From 1823 (if not earlier) served in Pondichéry (1831 mentioned as Lieutenant of the Cypahi Battalion). His dictionary is “dédié à Mr. le Ministre de la Marine”.…

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BLAKESLEY, Thomas Holmes.

BLAKESLEY, Thomas Holmes. Ware, Hertsfordshire 8.7.1847 — London 13.2.1929. British Civil Engineer and Scientist also interested in Archaeology. Son of Rev. Joseph Williams Bl. (1808-85), Dean of Lincoln, and Margaret Wilson Holmes. Educated in Smithfield, studies at King’s College, Cambridge, graduated in 1869 (B.A.). From 1872 Government Engineer at Public Works Department…

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BLACKADER, Adam

BLACKADER, Adam. 17?? — 1807?. British Physician in India. Surgeon of Presidency of Fort Saint George (Madras), in the 1780s positioned in Madurai. Visited England, returned to India by land-route with Major Taylor. Retired. Married, at least one daughter. In Madurai he collected Indian paintings. Publications: “Description of the great pagoda of Madura,…

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