RONA, Jose Pedro

RONA, Jose Pedro. Lucanec 20.3.1923 — 16.7.1974. Uruguayan IE Scholar. Son of Alejandro Rona and Lea Vajda. Studies at University of Montevideo. Ph.D. 1965 University of Porto Alegre, Brazil, in linguistics. Professor of General and IE Linguistics at Montevideo (1961). In 1969/73 probably at University of Ottawa. Died of heart…

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ROGERS, E. H.

ROGERS, E. H. 18?? — 1899?. Head Master of the Lawrence Military Asylum in Sanawar, Himalayas (1858), then Sub-Inspector of Army Schools (1879), retired. Publications: How to speak Hindustani, being an Easy Guide to Conversation in that Language for the use of Soldiers and others proceeding to India. 84 p. L.…

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ROGERS, Alexander

ROGERS, Alexander. 1825/26 — 27.11.1910. British Civil Servant and Persian Scholar in India. Educated at Haileybury, in 1845 joined Bombay Civil Service, served in Northern Division. Collector and Magistrate 1860, Commissioner 1865, Member of Council 1872, retired 1879. Married 1847 Jane Georgina Davison, at least one son. Publications: The land revenue…

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ROEBUCK, Thomas

ROEBUCK, Thomas. Linlithgowshire ?.12.1784 — Calcutta 8.12.1819. British (Scottish) Colonial Officer and Linguist in India. Son of an iron-works manufacturer, educated at Alloa and Edinburgh. Came to India in 1801 and served in Madras, in 1805 health problems forced him to return to the U.K., but he came back in 1810,…

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ROBSON, John

ROBSON, John. Lasswade 1836 — Aberdeen ?.8.1908, when 72. Rev. British (Scottish) Missionary in India. Son of Dr. John R. M.A. D.D. United Presbyterian Missionary in Ajmer in 1861-72, retired because of health problems. Then living in Aberdeen, from 1876 Minister of St.Nicholas’ Union Church there, retired from active service…

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ROBINSON, William Henry

ROBINSON, William Henry.1829? — Edmonton 1910 (when 81) – says JRAS, but the editor’s preface in his book has Westminster 1824 — 1906. Britishman, interested in Indology. Of modest background, grew up in Hampstead. In middle age became interested in Orient and without formal studies learned Sanskrit from books. Worked…

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ROBINSON, William

ROBINSON, William. Bencoolen (?) 4.9.1819? — Assam 27.8.1863. British Baptist Missionary in India. Son of Rev. William R. (Olney, Buckinghamshire 18.1.1784 — Dacca 2.9.1853), a shoemaker turned into missionary and working in Indonesia and Bengal, and Margaret Gordon (d. 1822). Inspector of Government schools in Assam. Claimed that Assamese is…

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ROBERTSON, Elphinstone Pourtales

ROBERTSON, Elphinstone Pourtales.1831 — Middlesex 30.1.1912. British Civil Servant in India. Educated at Haileybury. Arrived at Bombay in 1851, worked in Surat, Ahmedabad, Colaba, etc. in Gujarat, from 1869 in Dharwar. From 1876 Revenue and Police Commissioner for Southern Division, 1878 Commissioner of Central Division. Retired 1886. Publications: Vocabulary English and…

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ROBERTS, T. Theo

ROBERTS, T. Theo. 17?? — 18??. British Colonial Officer in India. Lieutenant. His Glossary was intended to help newcomers, consisting mainly of Indian words and names adopted in English usage in India. Publications: An Indian Glossary, consisting of some thousand words and terms commonly used in the East-Indies. 120 p. L.…

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