LOW, James

LOW, James. Causland 4.4.1791 — 1852. British (Scottish) Colonial Officer. Son of Alexander Low and Anne Thompson, educated at Edinburgh College. Cadet in E.I.C.’s army 1812. In 1819-40 served in Penang, 1840-45 in Singapore, 1824 led a mission to Thailand. Retired in 1845 as Lieutenant-Colonel, but returned to Scotland only…

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LOVENTHAL (Løventhal), Carl Eduard

LOVENTHAL (Løventhal), Carl Eduard. Aalborg 18.7.1841 — Fredriksberg 14.7.1917. Rev. Danish Missionary in India. Son of Eduard L. and Margit Allen, grew up in Copenhagen. Dr.phil. Worked as a teacher, but after religious awakening turned to mission. Left for India in 1872 and worked many years in Vellore. In 1914…

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LORIMER, Florence Mary Glen

LORIMER, Florence Mary Glen (from 1928 Mrs. Cardew). Strathmartine near Dundee 11.12.1883 — 15.2.1967. British Librarian. Daughter of Rev. Robert L. and Isabella Lockhart Robinson, sister of —> D. L. R. Lorimer and others. Educated at Dundee High School and Notting Hill High School. Studies at Oxford (Somerville College) in 1902-05.…

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LONGPÉRIER, Henri Adrien Prévost de

LONGPÉRIER,  Henri Adrien Prévost de. Paris 21.9.1816 — Paris 14.1.1882. French Numismatist and Archaeologist. Son of Henri Simon Prévost L., a commander of National Guard, grew up in Meaux. From 1836 Assistant at Cabinet de Médailles 1847-70 Curator of Antiquities in Louvre. Member of A.I.B.L. 1854. Beside numismatics, his interests included cuneiform and…

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LOGAN, James Richardson

LOGAN, James Richardson.Hutton Hall, Berwickshire, Scotland 10.4.1819 — Penang 20.10.1869. British (Scottish) Lawyer. Son of Thomas L. and Elizabeth Moffat. Educated at Academy of Dunse, trained in law. In 1839 left for Penang in order to become an indigo planter in Bengal, but soon joined the Straits Bar and worked…

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LOEWENTHAL, Isidor

LOEWENTHAL, Isidor. Posen, Prussia (now Poznań in Poland) 1826 — Peshawar 27.4.1864. Rev. U.S. (German-born) Presbyterian Missionary in India. Born in a Jewish family, after gymnasium in Posen worked as clerk in mercantile firm. In 1846 escaped political pressure to the U.S.A. and taught Hebrew and German at Lafayette College,…

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LITTMANN, Ludwig Richard Enno

LITTMANN,  Ludwig Richard Enno. Oldenburg 16.9.1875 — Tübingen 4.5.1958. German Semitic and Ethiopian scholar. Professor in Tübingen. Son of Gustav Adolph L. and Sophie Jacoby. After gymnasium in Oldenburg from 1894 studies of theology and languages at Berlin, Greifswald and Halle. Ph.D. 1898 Halle. In 1899-1904 and 1904 participated in American…

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LISTON, D.

LISTON, D.1??? — 1???. Civilian, in Gorakhpur. He cannot be the same who gave the name to the mosquito Anopheles stephensi as that was only in 1901. One David Liston is mentioned as returning from India to the U.K. in 1844. Perhaps he is D.L. (1799–1881), a former missionary in India, who…

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LINDEN, Cornelius Wilhelmus Josef van der

LINDEN, Cornelius Wilhelmus Josef van der. 1914 — 1988. Father. S.V.D. Dutch Catholic Priest and Student of Indology. Ph.D. 1954. Publications: diss. The concept of Deva in the Vedic age. 123 p. Utrecht 1954. – Het hinduïsme. 24 p. Heemstede 1966. Sources: Dutch Indology homepage.

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LINCOLN, J. H.

LINCOLN, J. H. 18?? — 1???. In 1902, the Annual departmental reports of the Straits Settlements mentions Eliza L., the widow of the late J.H.L., who was retired Tamil Interpreter of the Supreme Court in Singapore. Publications: English–Tamil Vocabulary with Tamil words.8+87 p. Singapur 1895. Sources: With mere initials it seems hopeless to find…

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