GUIMET, Émile-Étienne

GUIMET, Émile-Étienne. Lyon 2.7.1836 — Fleurieu-sur-Saône 12.10.1918. French Industrialist, Traveller and Collectioner, the Founder of Musée Guimet. Son of Jean-Baptiste G., chemist and founder of the family industry, and Zélie (Rosalie) Bidault, a paintress and musician. In early years he concentrated on art and music, but in 1871 inherited the…

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GUBBINS, Charles

GUBBINS, Charles. 1??? — 31.12.1866. British Civil Servant in India. Son of General Joseph G. After Haileybury served in India 1829-58. From 1835 joint magistrate and deputy collector in Rohtak, from 1839 in Gurgaon. Retired 1861. Married 1843 Maria Burnley Bathoe. Publications: “Notes on ruins at Mahabalipuram on the Coromandel…

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GUERRIER DE DUMAST, Auguste Prosper François, baron

GUERRIER DE DUMAST, Auguste Prosper François, baron. Nancy 26.2.1796 — Nancy 26.1.1883. French Scholar, a lay Orientalist. Son of François Louis G. de D. and Marie Françoise Nicolle. After school in Nancy studied law in Paris. Worked in army service, participated in 1823 Spanish war. From 1828 civil servant in…

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GRAY, Albert

GRAY, Albert. Perth, Scotland 10.10.1850 — Chelsea 27.2.1928. Sir. British (Scottish) Lawyer interested in Sri Lanka and in Travel Literature. Son of George Gray and Sophia Margaret Jameson.. Member of Ceylon Civil Service in 1871-74. Back in the U.K. studied law and was called to the bar in 1879. Counsel…

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GREEN, Henry

GREEN, Henry. 1??? — 1???. British (?) Teacher in India. Headmaster of English school in Surat (1841). He was a free-thinker who supported Gujarati reformers. Also worked as Professor of Political Economy and Literature at Poona College, at Elphinstone Institution on Bombay and in 1852-54 as the superintendent of Jamsetjee…

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GREEN, Arthur Octavius

GREEN, Arthur Octavius. 1847 — Camberley 1924. British Engineer Officer. In 1882 participated as engineer in military expedition to Egypt, in 1884 to Sudan. Finally a Colonel. Publications: A Practical Hindustani Grammar. 1-2. Oxford 1895. – Books on Arabic. Sources: Briefly in D. Schmidt-Brücken, S. Schuster & M. Wienberg, Aspects…

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GRINDLAY, Robert Melville

GRINDLAY, Robert Melville. St.Marylebone 1786 — 1877. British Colonial Officer and Artist in India, then Businessman in London. Son of a merchant. Arrived in 1803 (when 17) and served 1804-20 in Bombay Native Infantry. Retired as Captain and returned to England. In 1828 started an agency house, Leslie & Grindlay (the…

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GRIGSON, Wilfrid Vernon

GRIGSON, Wilfrid Vernon. Pelynt, Cornwall 11.10.1896 — Vehari, Punjab 26.11.1948. Sir. British Colonial Officer in India. Son of Canon William Shuckforth Gr. and Mary Beatrice Boldero. Esucated in Leatherhead, Surrey, and Oxford (Christ Church). Served in WW I and after was joined I.C.S. Served in Bastar, where he met Gonds.…

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GRIEVE, Lucia Catherine Graeme

GRIEVE, Lucia Catherine Graeme. Dublin 1862 — 1946. Irish-born Scholar in the U.S.A. “Student, teacher, lecturer, farmer, poet and homemaker; born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1862, the daughter of the Rev. David Graeme Grieve and his spouse Martha Lucy (Kinkead) Grieve; was graduated from Wellesley College, 1883; taught at the…

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GRIBBLE, James Dunning Baker

GRIBBLE, James Dunning Baker Newport, Devonshire 1841 — 1906. British Civil Servant in India. In Madras Civil Service in 1863-82. In 1875 he was Acting Sub-Collector in Cuddapah. Later on, served in Scottish police. Married Theodosia Baierlein, daughter of a German missionary, six children. Publications: A Manual of the District…

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