FADDEGON, Barend (Bernard)

FADDEGON, Barend (Bernard). Amsterdam 9.7.1874 — Ede (Gelderland) 28.6.1955. Dutch Indologist. Professor in Amsterdam. Son of Barend Abraham F., a watchmaker, and Sophia Elisabeth Laugeman, grew up in Amsterdam. Studies of Dutch at Amsterdam (Uhlenbeck), then Indology at Leiden under Kern and Speyer. Ph.D. 1906 Leiden. From 1907 PD, 1908…

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WOODTHORPE, Robert Gosset

WOODTHORPE, Robert Gosset. Purfleet, Essex 22.9.1844 — 1898.  British Colonial Officer in India, Explorer and Amateur Artist. Colonel. In 1865 joined Royal Engineers, soon to India. In 1871-72 surveyed Lushai Hills, then Garo and Naga Hills. In 1885 led an expedition from Upper Assam to the Irawadi and back. Publications: The…

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WOODBURNE, Angus Stewart

WOODBURNE, Angus Stewart. London, Ontario 1.9.1881 — 13.2.1938. Rev. Canadian Missionary. Son of Thomas W. and Annie Cathro. Studies at McMaster in Toronto (B.A. 1906, M.A. 1910) and University of Chicago (B.D. 1917, Ph.D. 1918). Ordained Baptist minister in 1906. In 1906-14 missionary in India. In 1920-30 Professor philosophy at…

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WOLLASTON, Arthur Naylor

WOLLASTON, Arthur Naylor. Beulah Hill, Norwood 14.10.1842 — Walmer, Kent 8.2.1922. Sir.  British Oriental Scholar. Son of Henry Francis W. Educated at Stockwell Grammar School. In 1859 joined Political Department of India Office, worked under John Kaye, later moved to Revenue, Statistic and Commerce Department. Senior Clerk 1873, Assistant Secretary…

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WIRZ, Paul

WIRZ, Paul. Moscow 29.5.1892 — Ulopu, Maprik, Papua New Guinea 30.1.1955. Swiss Ethnologist. Born of Swiss parents in Russia, studied physics and chemistry at Technische Hochschule in Zürich, but soon turned to Ethnology. In 1915-20 fieldwork in Dutch New Guinea, again in 1920-22, 1924-26 and in the 1950s, also in…

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WILSER, Ludwig

WILSER, Ludwig. Karlsruhe 5.10.1850 — 19.11.1923. German Physician and Racist Theoretician. Gymnasium in Karlsruhe, medical studies at in Freiburg, Heidelberg and Leipzig. Dr.Med. Then practising physician in Karlsruhe until 1897, when he moved to Heidelberg and lived there as private scholar. He was interested in craniometry and had relations both…

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WIDGERY, Alban G.

WIDGERY, Alban Gregory. Bloxwich, Staffordshire 9.5.1887 — Wichester, Va. 22.3.1968. British Scholar of Religion in the U.S.A. Son of Rev. John Thomas W. and Ellen Thomas. Studies at Cambridge (St.Catharine’s College, B.A. 1908, M.A. 1912). From 1908 taught at Bristol University, St. Andrews University, and Cambridge University, for a while…

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WESTCOTT, George H.

WESTCOTT, George Herbert. Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex 18.4.1862 — Allahabad 16.1.1928. Rev. British Missionary in India. Son of Rev. Brooke Foss W., then Bishop of Durham, and Sarah Whithard. Educated at Marlborough College, studies from 1882 at Peterhouse, Cambridge (B.A. 1885, M.A. 1899). Ordained 1886, after a brief period…

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WAUCHOPE, Robert Stuart

WAUCHOPE, Robert Stuart (until 1920 R. S. Wahab). 1887? — 19??. British Colonial Officer in India. Son of a Colonel of Indian army. Joined army in 1906, 1910 appointed to Survey of India. After military duties in 1914-21 its Assistant Director of Works in Waziristan. From 1929 Superintendent of Surveys in…

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WARDEN, John

WARDEN, John. 1805? — after 1853.  British Civil Servant in India. Worked as police in Bombay Presidency, later (1845) judge in Poona (Pune). Married Harriet Lodwick (1812–1853), four children. Publications: “On the Customs of Gosawees or Gosaeens”, MJLS 14:1, 1847, 67-76 (Gosvāmi Śaiva sect). Sources: Stray notes in Internet, but with such…

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