WEBB, William Wilfred

WEBB, William Wilfred. 1858 — 18.11.1911. British (Scottish?) Physician in India. Studies at Aberdeen. Joined Indian Medical Service in 1882. Surgeon-Captain of Bengal army, served in Rajasthan. Retired 1894 for health reasons. M.D. 1894. In 1893-1902 Secretary of the Army Medical School at Netley, then in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire. Publications: The Currencies…

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WATERFIELD, William W.

WATERFIELD, William W. 14.8.1832 — Teignbridge, Devon 24.1.1907. British Civil Servant and Poet in India. Bengal Civil Service. Educated at Haileybury. Arrived in India in 1852, 1857 he was in Revenue Survey in Berhampore. In 1859-64 in financial department. After a furlough in England civil paymaster in North-Western Provinces, 1877 Accountant-General,…

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WARREN, John (Jean Baptiste François Joseph de Warren)

WARREN, John (Jean Baptiste François Joseph de Warren). Leghorn 21.9.1769 — Pondicherry 9.2.1830. British-French Colonial Officer in India. Lieutenant-Colonel. In 1793 moved to London and soon went to Calcutta. After a failed attempt as indigo planter jouned E.I.C.’s army. After Mysore war participated in W. Lambton’s Mysore Survey and found the…

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WARD, Susan R.

WARD, Susan R. (formerly Benjamin, née Stone). Belcherton MA 5.2.1822 — Calcutta 27.4.1884. American Baptist Missionary in Assam. Married 1848 Rev. Judson Benjamin (1819–1855) and came with him to Burma. They had three children, two died young After several years as widow married 1860 Rev. William Ward (d. 1873), also a…

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WARD, George Ernest

WARD, George Ernest. Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire 20.9.1827 — Southsea, Hampshire 31.1.1915. British Civil Servant in India. Son of John Ward and Ann Merriman. M.A. Married Agnes Finch, three daughters. Publications: Nazir Aḥmad, The Bride’s Mirror or Mir’ātul-‘Arūs. Ed. in the Roman Character with a Vocabulary and Notes. L. 1899; Nazir Aḥmad, The…

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WALL, George

WALL, George. North Shields, Northumberland 22.12.1820 — London 16.12.1894. British Merchant, Coffee Planter, Politician, amateur Astronomer, Botanist and Humanitarian in Sri Lanka. Son of George Wall, a Methodist Minister, and Ann Lytham, educated at Harrow. Worked in an engineering firm, in 1846 left for Ceylon because of health problems. Worked…

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WALDSCHMIDT, Rose Leonore

WALDSCHMIDT, Rose Leonore  (geb. Ohrlich). 1895 — 1988. German Indologist. She was a textile designer and then specialized on the history of South Asian handicrafts. From 1927 wife of —> Ernst W., whom she survived. In 1932-34 they were together in Sri Lanka and India. Their only son died in WW…

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WADE, Thomas Russell

WADE, Thomas Russell. 1839? — 23.10.1914, when 75. Rev. British Missionary in India. Educated at C.M.S. College in Islington.  Arrived at Calcutta 1862, ordained there 1863. In 1862-1907 worked for Church Missionary Society in Peshawar (1862-72), Lahore (1872-76), Srinagar (1876-82), Amritsar (1882-1902) and Batala, retired in 1907. Back in England he…

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WAGNER, Paul

WAGNER, Paul. 1868 — 1951. Rev. German Missionary in India. Worked in Chota Nagpur. WW I forced him back to Germany. Married 1897 Marie Hahn, son-in-law of —> Ferdinand Hahn, children. Publications: “Some Kolarian Riddles current among the Mundaris in Chota Nagpur, Bengal”, JASB Extra Number 1904, 62-79. – Translated Nottrott’s Grammar of the…

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