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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LILLINGSTON, Frank

LILLINGSTON, Frank (also called Lillington). Tysse near Bergen, Norway 2.8.1872 — Aylsham, Norfolk 7.9.1909. Rev. British Clergyman. Son of Rev. Claude Augustus L. Studies at Cambridge. B.A. 1894, M.A. 1898. Ordained priest 1897. In 1897-98 Theological Lecturer at Selwyn College (lectured on Hebrew and O.T.), then Curate in Minver (Cornwall, 1898-1900)…

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LEXER, Mattias (Ritter von)

LEXER, Mattias (Ritter von). Liesing im Lesachtal 18.10.1830 — Nürnberg 16.4.1892. Austrian Germanist in Germany. Son of Andreas L., a mill owner, and Elisabeth Goller. After gymnasium in Klagenfurt studied first law at Graz, but soon switched to German, then also at Vienna. After two years (1855-57) as teacher in Cracow…

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LEWIS, R. E. (or G. C.?)

LEWIS, R. E. (or G. C.?). 1817? — Anerley ?.3.1899. British Businessman in Sri Lanka. Arrived in 1841, when 24, representing Parlett, O’Halloran & Co. In 1848-53 the editor of the Ceylon Examiner. In 1853 left for England, returned 1855 and worked in business. Finally returned to England in 1870. Publications: “The…

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LEWIS, Oscar

LEWIS, Oscar (born Lefkowitz). New York 25.12.1914 — New York 16.11.1970. U.S. Anthropologist. Son of a rabbi, raised in a farm in upper New York state. Studies at Columbia University, switched from history (B.A. 1936) to anthropology (Ruth Benedict). Ph.D. 1940 there. Taught at at Brooklyn College and Washington University (St.Louis),…

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