HARKNESS, Henry

HARKNESS, Henry. 17?? — Lympstone 17.8.1838. British Colonial Officer in South India. Captain (1826/34). Commanded the escort of Bishop —> Heber until Heber’s death in 1826. He collaborated with —> MacKenzie, edited Ram Raz’s posthumous Architecture of the Hindus and worked as the secretary of College of Fort St.George. Apparently…

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HUNT, Edmund Henderson

HUNT, Edmund Henderson. Kensington, London 23.11.1874 — Farnham, Surrey 15.12.1952. British Physician (Surgeon) in India, interested in Archaeology. Son of John Mortimer Hunt and Eliza Henderson. Studies at Oxford (Balliol College). M.D. Chief medical officer to the Nizam’s State Railway. Conducted excavations and collected porcelain. Returned to the U.K. in…

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HUDSON-WILLIAMS, Thomas

HUDSON-WILLIAMS, Thomas. Caernarfon 4.2.1873 — 12.4.1961. British (Welsh) Celtologist and Comparative Linguist. Professor in Bangor. Educated in Bangor. Studies at University College of North Wales in Bangor (graduated 1894) and Greifswald (Zimmer). D.Litt. 1911 London. From 1896 Assistant Lecturer of French and German at Bangor, from 1900 of Classics. In…

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HRKAL, Eduard

HRKAL, Eduard. 18?? — Vienna 1948?. Czech Linguist. Called Professor (1939), probably at the gymnasium of Mariańské Lázně. Active as early as 1895 and 1910 (articles about the French dialect of Picardie). He suggested that Etrscan belong to the “Turnian division of Ural-Altaic” and invented Turkic etymologies for Etruscan words.…

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HOWORTH, Henry Hoyle

HOWORTH, Henry Hoyle. Lisbon 1.7.1842 — London 15.7.1923. Sir. British Barrister, Conservative Politician and amateur Historian and Geologist. Son of Henry H., a British merchant residing in Portugal, educated in England. Called to the bar 1867, practised as lawyer. From 1886 conservative M.P., retired 1900. K.C.I.E. 1892. Married 1869 Katherine Bierley, three…

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HOWELL, William

HOWELL, William. 1.11.1790 — Madras c. 1867. Rev. Missionary, of Eurasian background (?). Working for London Missionary Society from 1821. First in Bellary as superintendent of native schools, in 1822 started mission in Cuddapah. Ordained priest 1824. In 1842 joined the Church of England. Continued work among Telugus until his…

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HOUGH, William

HOUGH, William. 1789 — 1865. British Colonial Officer in India. Came there in 1805, participated in Nepal War (1814-16), Third Maratha War (1817-18) and First Afghan War (1839-42), and was an authority on military law. Major (1838/45) and Deputy Judge Advocat General of Bengal Army, retired before 1853. Publications: A…

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HORNE, Eric Arthur

HORNE, Eric Arthur. 29.11.1883 — Aligarh 7.6.1930. British Teacher in India. Educated at Mill Hill School, studies of history and economics at St.Andrews. After some years’ work in labour department of the Board of Trade, from 1911 Professor Economics at, then Principal of Patna College of Patna University (1924). From…

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HOPE, Theodore Cracraft

HOPE, Theodore Cracraft. 9.12.1831 — London 4.7.1915. Sir. British Civil Servant in India. Son of Jmes Hope, a noted physician, and Anne Fulton. Educated at Rugby and Haileybury. In 1853 joined Bombay Civil Service. Worked in Gujarat, especially in Ahmedabad and Surat, later in higher administrative positions in Bombay (1882-87…

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HOOPER, John Stirling Morley

HOOPER, John Stirling Morley. Stirling 12.4.1882 — 19??. Rev. British Wesleyan Missionary in India. Son of John Henry H. Studies at Oxford (B.A. & M.A.). Came to India in 1905 and worked as missionary priest in Madras. From 1930 Headmaster of Wesley Higher Secondary School in Madras. From 1941 the first General…

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