DUPEUTY-TRAHON, Jean-Ferdinand

DUPEUTY-TRAHON, Jean-Ferdinand. Claire-Fontaine (Seine-et-Oise) 30.3.1794 — 1836. French Indologist. Son of an officer, who had served in India under Haidar ‘Ali, became interested in India through his father’s reminiscences. After studies of medicine in Paris became in 1813 the physician of the 150th regiment, but felt unhappy in the army…

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DUNCAN, Marion Herbert

DUNCAN, Marion Herbert. Celina, co. Mercer, Ohio 17.1.1896 — Boonsboro, co. Washington, Maryland ?.1.1977. U.S. Missionary in Khams (eastern Tibet). Son of John S. D. and Sarah Jane Russell, graduated from Hiram College. In 1921-35 served as missionary of the Disciples of Christ in Batang /‘Ba‘-thams) in Khams (Lopez) or 1921-32…

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DU JARRIC, Pierre

DU JARRIC, Pierre. Toulouse 2.3.1566 — Saintes 1617. S.J. French Historian of Mission. Joined Jesuits in 1582. When his hope to become a missionary was not accepted he turned to writing mission history. Ordained priest he taught many years philosophy and moral theology in Bordeaux. Beside mission his work contains…

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DRURY, Heber

DRURY, Heber. Harrow-on-the-Hill, Middlesex 4.3.1819 (22.5. is probably the date of baptism) — Holton, Mayfield 30.10.1905. British Colonial Officer in India, a Botanist. Son of Harry Dr., a classical scholar, and Ann Caroline Tyler. Educated at Harrow. After cadetship joined Madras Native Infantry in 1837, served in Travancore. Captain 1846.…

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DRUMMOND, Robert

DRUMMOND, Robert. Keltie 27.3.1775 — at sea ?.3.1809. Sir, fifth “Laird of Keltie”. British (Scottish) Surgeon in E.I.C.’s Medical Service. Son of John Dr. (1733–1801) and Euphemia Aytoun. Studies at Edinburgh. M.D. Came to India in 1796, where also his father had served as surgeon, served in Bombay Presidency. Probably…

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DROESE, Ernest (Ernst Dröse)

DROESE, Ernest (Ernst Dröse). Thorn (now Torun in Poland) 12.7.1817 — Landour, Uttarkhand 19.4.1891. Rev. German Missionary in India. He began as apprentice silversmith, but soon turned to missionary career and entered the seminary of Berlin Mission and was sent to India in 1842. Worked in Benares and Ghazipur. In…

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DRIVER, W. H. P.

DRIVER, W. H. P. 18?? — 1???. Civilian, probably Civil Servant, interested in Ethnology and Archaeology. An emigration agent in Ranchi (1880/91), where he also found prehistoric remains. Publications: “Notes on some Kolarian Tribes”, JASB 57:1, 1889, 7-18 & 60:1, 1891, 24-37; “The Korkus”, JASB 61:1, 1892, 128-132. Sources: No…

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DRIBERG, John G

DRIBERG, John G. 17?? — before 1859. Rev. Missionary of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel. Ordained Deacon 1835. In the early 1830s in Tallygunge as catechist, from 1835 in Barripûr near Calcutta, c. 1847-48 in Nurbudda District, then again in Barripur. Married (his widow Harriet Dr. died…

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DRAKE, John

DRAKE, John. 18?? — 19??. Rev. British Baptist Missionary in India. Studies at Regent’s Park College, Oxford. M.A. B.D. Working among Kurkus (around 1900), 1900-10 in Agra. In 1910-26 Vice-Principal and Professor of Theology and Ethics at Serampore College, then at Theological Seminary of Saharanpur (1930 there). Married, at least…

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DODERET, William

DODERET, William. Madras 30.9.1862 — 19??. British Civil Servant in India. Son of Frederick D. Educated in London and at Balliol College, Oxford. M.A. Joined I.C.S. 1880, arrived 1882, served in Gujarat and Maharashtra, retired 1909. In 1910-19 University Teacher of Marathi at Cambridge. Married, two daughters. One WD died…

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