JOSEPH, Gerard Abraham

JOSEPH, Gerard Abraham. Colombo 6.4.1870 — 4.3.1922 (when 52). Sri Lankan Burgher Civil Servant. Member of Ceylon Civil Service. Son of Abraham Orlando J. and Louisa van Langenberg, From 1893 to his death Secretary and Librarian of Colombo Museum, in the late 1910s also its acting director. Married 1897 Mabel…

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JOSA, Fortunato Pietro Luigi

JOSA, Fortunato Pietro Luigi. Rome 5.6.1851 — Port Isaac, Cornwall 19.12.1922. Italian Missionary in the U.K. and South America. Son of Filippo and Agnese Josa. Raised as Catholic, but took Protestant faith, probably in England. Graduated 1871 from St. Augustine’s. College, Canterbury. Ordained deacon 1874 and priest 1875 in Guyana.…

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JOINVILLE, Joseph Endelin de

JOINVILLE, Joseph Endelin de (rarely as de Jonville). 17?? — 18??. French Naturalist. Came to Ceylon in 1798 with Governor North, worked as surveyor, left the island in 1805 and disappears. A linguist, cartographer, botanist and artist. One Joseph de Joinville lived in 1753–1821, but no details about him are…

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JUNGMANN, Antonín Jan

JUNGMANN, Antonín Jan (Anton Johann Ritter von Jungmann). Hudlice, Bohemia 19.5.1775 — Prague 10.4.1854. Czech Physician interested in Sanskrit. After school in Prague he was briefly member of the Unity of Brethren, but then began medical studies at Prague in 1800. Dr.med. 1805. From 1808 Professor of Medicine (obstetrics, ord.…

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JOYES, William Boardman Walter

JOYES, William Boardman Walter. Madras 9.8.1828 — Ootacamund 11.7.1878. British teacher in India. Son of Walter Patrick J. and Mary Ann Boardman, a family residing in Madras from the grandfather’s (Major Patrick J.) time. Professor of Vernacular Languages at Presidency College, Madras, until death. Married 1857 Clarissa Hall. Publications: With…

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JONES, John Peter

JONES, John Peter. Wrexham, Denbighshire, Wales 4.9.1847 — Hartford, Conn. 3.10.1916. U.S. (of Welsh origin) Missionary in South India. Came to the U.S.A. in 1866, graduated from Western Reserve College (later University), then studies at Andover Theological Seminary. M.A. In 1878 ordained and joined the Madura Mission. In 1892-1914 Principal…

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JOHN, Christian Samuel

JOHN, Christian Samuel. 1747 — 1813. Rev. German Pietist Missionary in South India. In Tranquebar. He was also interested in nature, collected shells and other naturalia and sent some specimens to Germany. For this he was given doctorate by Academia Leopoldina. Hon. member of A.S.B. Publications: A paper about the…

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JISL, Lumír

JISL, Lumír. Svijanský Újezd 18.4.1921 — Prague 22.11.1969. Czech Scholar of Tibetan. Mongolian and Japanese, a Specialist of Buddhist Art. After school in Toruń from 1940 studies of archaeology and ethnography at Prague. In the wartime worked as insurance official in Liberec, then continued studies (graduated 1949). From 1947 museum…

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JENKINS, Richard

JENKINS, Richard. Cruckton near Shrewsbury 18.2.1785 — Blackheath 30.12.1853. Sir. British Civil Servant in India, then Politician. Son of Richard J. In India 1800-28, served in Bombay C.S., in 1807-27 resident in Nagpur. Returned to England in 1828. He was M.P. (conservative) for Shrewsbury in 1930-32 and 1837-41. One of…

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JARRETT, Henry Sullivan

JARRETT, Henry Sullivan. Madras 17.6.1839 — East Grinstead, Sussex 15.4.1919. British Colonial Officer in India. Son of Thomas J. and Eliza Julia Chambers. In India 1870-94. Colonel. C.I.E. 1895. Married 1874 Agnes Delacour Beaufort, six sons. Publications: Edited in Urdū: Muntakhab-i Musnawiyāt-i Saudā. Calcutta 1875; in Persian: Anwar-i-Suhayli; or, The…

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