DOBBIE, Robert Sheddon

DOBBIE, Robert Sheddon. 1821 — India 1868. British Officer in India. Son of William Hugh D. and Anna Shedden Goodrich. Captain in Madras Army in 1848, marrying Isabella Monteith, and still 1856, when he married Mary Elizabeth Groves. His only work is the pocket dictionary (in 12°). Publications: A Pocket…

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DOPPING-HEPENSTAL, Maxwell Edward

DOPPING-HEPENSTAL, Maxwell Edward. Ireland or Canada (see under sources) 7.3.1872 — Duncan, British Columbia 2.8.1965. British (Irish) Colonial Officer in India. Son of Colonel Ralph Anthony D-H and Annie Elizabeth Fox. Educated at King William’s College (Isle of Man) and Sandhurst. In 1892 to India, 1893 Lieutenant, finally 1922 Colonel of…

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DALRYMPLE, Alexander

DALRYMPLE, Alexander. New Hailes near Edinburgh 24.7.1737 (or 1736) — London 19.6.1808. British (Scottish) Geographer and Hydrographer. Son of Sir James D., bart., and Lady Christian Hamilton. In 1752 went to London and joined E.I.C., 1753 writer in Madras. During his service also visited South-East Asia (Sulu) and China (Canton…

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DILGER, Wilhelm

DILGER, Wilhelm. Winterbach, Württenberg 1855 — 1920. Rev. German Missionary of Basel Mission in Kerala. Worked in Kerala in 1880-1900 and 1906-07. In 1910 said to belong to Tübingen University. Knew Malayālam and Sanskrit. He began an extensive dictionary of Malayālam, but had to stop as the position as the…

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DIACK, Alexander Henderson

DIACK, Alexander Henderson. 13.2.1862 — 7.7.1929. Sir. British Civil Servant in India. Studies at Aberdeen. Joined I.C.S. in 1879, additional studies at Cambridge (King’s College, 1879-81). Served from 1881 in the Punjab. Settlement Officer of Kulu 1887-90. Finally (1914-16) Vice-President of the Punjab Legislative Council (1913–16) and Additional Member of…

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DE VINCENTIIS, Gherardo

DE VINCENTIIS, Gherardo. 1845 — 1907. Italian Iranian (Persian) Scholar, also interested in Sanskrit and China. Studies at Naples under Lignana. Professor of Persian at Regio Istituto Orientale di Napoli: incaricato 1878, eo. 1890, ord. 1904-07. Publications: Il Gulistan, ossia il Roseto dello Scheich Sadi di Schiraz. Prima versione italiana…

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DERVICHIAN, Serope

DERVICHIAN, Serope (Seraphin Dervischjan). 1846 — 1899. Armenian Linguist. Mekhitarist, studied at Vienna, mainly Sanskrit and Pehlevi. Hübschmann wrote very negative review of his book (ZDMG 30, 1876, 774-779). Publications: Armeniaka. 1. Das altarmenische “k”. Ein Beitrag zur indo-europäischen Lautlehre. 117 p. Vienna 1877; La langue primitive indo-européenne. 1885 (???).…

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DEROMPS, Mathilde

DEROMPS, Mathilde. 1892 — 19??. Belgian Physician. In 1911-14 studied under J. Bloch at E.P.H.E., but also medical studies in Paris (diss. on syphilis 1917). Then left for Iran and became director of a women’s hospital in Teheran, where Bazin-Foucher met her in 1921. Publications: Vingt-cinq récits du mauvais génie, traduits…

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DEPREE, George Charles

DEPREE, George Charles. 18?? — 1???. British Officer in India. Joined Bengal Artillery in 1851. As Captain in the 1860s conducted topographical survey of Chota Nagpur. Major 1868, in the 1870s Colonel working in Topographical Survey, finally the Surveyor General of India 1887-95. Publications: “On a Pali Inscription”, ProcASB 1866,…

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DEHON, Paul

DEHON, Paul. Maurage, Hainaut 29.8.1856 — Rajhara, Daltonganj 27.6.1905. Rev. S.J. Belgian Missionary in India. Joined Jesuits in 1876. Ordained priest 1882. To India in 1883, from 1889 worked in Kurukh (Oraon) mission. Publications: “Religion and Customs of the Uraons”, MASB 1:9, 1906, 121-181. Sources: P. Tete in La Civiltà…

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