CONNER, Peter Eyre

CONNER, Peter Eyre. 5.8.1789 (hardly 1794) — Hyderabad 29.4.1821. British Colonial Officer in India. Lieutenant of Madras infantry. Together with Ltn. B. S. Ward conducted the survey of Travancore and Cochin 1810-21. Publications: “Description of the Hill Tribes in Travancore”, MJLS 1, 1834, 1-7; “Extract from the Memoir of the Survey…

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COATS (Coates), Thomas

COATS (Coates), Thomas. 17?? — 18??. British Physician in India. He spent many years in Poona (Pune) as surgeon in Peshva’s time. Campaigned against orthodox opposition on behalf of the small pox vaccination. Publications: A pamphlett in Marathi defending vaccination. 1813. – “Notes respecting the Trial by Panchayat, and the Administration of…

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CLEMEN, Carl Christian

CLEMEN, Carl Christian. Sommerfeld bei Leipzig 30.3.1865 — Bonn 8.7.1940. German Theologian and Historian of Religion. Professor in Bonn. Son of Oberkirchenrat August Clemen and Helene Voigt, educated at Fürstenschule in Grimma. Studies of theology at Leipzig, Tübingen, Halle and Berlin. PD 1892 Halle. From 1910 ao. Professor of New Testament…

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CLEGHORN, Hugh

CLEGHORN, Hugh. Fife 1751/52 — ?.2.1836. British (Scottish) Civil Servant in Sri Lanka. High School in Edinburgh 1762-63. In 1773-93 Professor of Civil and Natural History at St.Andrews University, in 1788-90 interrupted by a long tour around Central Europe. In 1795 went to India and Ceylon with comte de Meuron.…

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CLARKE, Charles Baron

CLARKE, Charles Baron. Andower, Hampshire 17.6.1832 — Kew, Richmond 25.8.1906.British Civil Servant (Teacher) and Botanist in India. Son of Turner Poulter Clarke, educated King’s College School in London. Studies at Trinity and Queens’ Colleges, Cambridge. In 1860 called to the bar from Lincoln’s Inn. In 1857-65 lectured on mathematics at…

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CLAFLIN, Edith Frances

CLAFLIN, Edith Frances. Quincy MA 6.10.1875 — New York City 5.3.1953. U.S. Linguist and Classical Scholar. Studies at Radcliffe College (B.A. 1897), then at Bryn Mawr, 1899-1900 in Athens. A.M. and Ph.D. 1904 Bryn Mawr. Taught Greek and Latin in Massachusetts, Illinois and Ohio, 1916-33 head of Greek Department at…

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CIPRIANI, Lidio

CIPRIANI, Lidio. Florence 17.3.1892 — Florence 8.10.1962. Italian Anthropologist. Son of Cesare C. Matriculated from Florence 1907. After army service 1915-19 studies of natural sciences at Florence. Ph.D. 1923 in Anthropology. Further studies in Paris and London. From 1926 Docente, then Professor of Anthropology at Florence. Cipriani was an old-fashioned…

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CHENEVIX TRENCH, Charles Godfrey

CHENEVIX TRENCH, Charles Godfrey. 30.12.1877 — 1.9.1964. British (Irish) Civil Servant in India. Son of Colonel Charles Chenevix Tr. and Emily Lefroy. Educated at Loretto School, East Lothian. Studies at Oxford (Lincoln College, B.A.). Served in I.C.S., finally Settlement Commissioner, Mewar State. C.I.E. 1931. Married 1910 Margaret May Blakesley, four…

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CHADWICK, H. Munro

CHADWICK, Hector Munro. Thornhill Lees, Yorkshire 22.10.1870 — Cambridge 2.1.1947. British Linguist and Philologist. Professor in Cambridge. Son of Rev. Edward Ch. and Sarah Anne Bates. Educated at Bradford and Wakefield Grammar Schools, from 1889 studies at Cambridge. B.A. 1892, from 1893 Fellow at Clare, 1903-11 also Librarian of the College.…

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CAVE, Henry W.

CAVE, Henry William. Brackley, Northamptonshire 23.2.1854 — Brighton, Sussex 28.10.1913. British Author, Photographer and Publisher. Son of William Cave and Louisa Wilson. Studied at Magdalen College School, and Queen’s College, Oxford (M.A. 188?). Came to Ceylon in 1872 and worked as secretary to Archbishop of Colombo. In 1876 founded a…

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