NICOLL, George Frederick

NICOLL, George Frederick. 18?? — 1???. British.  M.A. From 1879 (unpaid) Professor of Sanskrit and Persian at King’s College, London (still 1898). In 1892 at Cambridge? Publications: Manual of the Bengali Language. 1894. Sources:  Only mentioned in some university calendars.

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NICHOLSON, James

NICHOLSON, James. 18?? — 1???. Rev. Wesleyan Missionary in Sri Lanka. Worked in Galle at least from 1867, 1887 still there. Married. Publications: A Pocket Dictionary of the English and Sinhalese Language. 646 p. 1864, 7th ed. rev. by J. de Silva. 425 p. Colombo 1921. – With J. Murdoch; A Classified…

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NEWTON, John

NEWTON, John. Doylestown PA 1.10.1810 — Murree, Pañjab 2.7.1891. Rev. U.S. Presbyterian Missionary in India. M.A. Joined American Presbyterian Ludhiana Christian Mission and arrived at Ludhiana in 1835. From 1849 worked in the newly annexed Lahore together with his future son-in-law C. F. Forman. Married with Elizabeth Popham Janvier (d.…

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NEWTON, Edward Payson

NEWTON, Edward Payson. Lahore 8.7.1850 — Jalalpur 10.4.1918. Rev. U.S. Presbyterian Missionary in India. Son of Rev. —> John N. Educated at Princeton College and Alleghany Theological Seminary. Arrived in India 1874 and worked 43 years in Ludhiana and Khanna. Married 1875 Sarah Ann Higgs, two sons and one daughter.…

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NEWBOLD, Thomas John

NEWBOLD, Thomas John. Macclesfield, Cheshire 8.2.1807 — Mahabaleshwar 29.5.1850. British Colonial Officer In India. Son of surgeon Francis N. From 1827 in Madras Light Infantry, in 1832-35 in Malacca, 1834 Lieutenant. In 1840-42 on furlough in Europe, travelled via Palestine and Egypt. In 1843 returned to Madras as Captain, in…

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NESFIELD, John Collinson

NESFIELD, John Collinson. Stratton St.Margaret, Wiltshire 14.8.1836 — Ealing 28.6.1919. British Teacher in India. Son of a cleric, Robert Carles N., and Eleanor Dale Collinson. Educated at Highgate Grammar School, teacher there 1859-64. Studies at Merton College, Oxford, B.A. 1860. M.A. 1862. Curate in Highgate, 1867 entered Indian service, first in…

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NELSON, James Henry

NELSON, James Henry. London 1838 — 1898. British Civil Servant in India. Studies from 1856 at Cambridge (M.A.), Fellow of King’s College. Barrister-at-law (Middle Temple, 1859). In 1861 left for Madras, served 25 years in South India. From 1876 District Judge of Cuddapah, finally in Madras High Court. Described as…

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NELL, Louis

NELL, Louis. Colombo 26.11.1830 — Chiswick, Middlesex 17.5.1922. British (of Burgher background) Lawyer in Sri Lanka. Son of George N. and Maria Elizabeth Conderlag. Crown counsel of Ceylon. Retired in 1893, travelled in Switzerland, Italy and Germany. Four times (?) married, 14 children. Publications: In JRAS-CB: “An Introductory Paper on the Investigation…

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NAKAMURA, Susumu Winston

NAKAMURA, Susumu Winston. California 17.3.1908 — Berkeley 15.6.1989. U.S. Buddhist Scholar. M.A. Studied Tibetan under Lessing, but never completed his Ph.D. Taught Japanese as Lecturer at Universities of Colorado (Boulder, during war) and Berkeley. Publications: “Pradakshina, a Buddhist form of obeisance”, W. Popper Vol. 1951, 345-354; “Pushpa-pūjā, Flower Offering in…

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NOVOSAD, Martin (Nyānasatta Mahāthera)

NOVOSAD, Martin (Nyānasatta Mahāthera). Vizovice, Moravia 25.1.1908 — Sri Lanka 1984. Czechoslovakian Bauddha. Born in Southern Moravia. In 1935 heard of Buddhism through his wife and in 1938 arrived in Sri Lanka. Now became Nyānatiloka’s disciple and soon ordained as a monk. From 1940 leader of Verdant Hermitage in Bandarwela.…

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