CAMPBELL, William

CAMPBELL, William. 1799 — 1878.  Rev. British Missionary in India. From c. 1823-35 twelve years in India (Bangalore), working for London Missionary Society, then returned to the U.K. In ancestry.co.uk there is one W.C., born in Edinburgh 1799, death unknown, son of the elder William C. and Prudence Mackay, married…

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BUSLAEV, Fëdor Ivanovič

BUSLAEV, Fëdor Ivanovič. Kerensk (now Vadinsk in obl. Penza) 13.(25.)5.1818 — Ljubino near Moscow 31.7.(12.8.)1897. Russian IE and Slavonic Linguist. Educated in Kerensk and Penza. From 1834 studies of Russian linguistics at Moscow, magistr 1843. In 1838 travelled in Germany, Italy and France. In 1841-47 gymnasium teacher in Moscow, the…

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BAADER, Theodor

BAADER, Theodor Ludger Josef Anna Maria. Münster 25.4.1888 — Hiltrup, Westfalen 16.4.1959. German Linguist. Ph.D. 1913 Münster (diss. on local dialect). From 1923 Professor of Germanic and Celtic Languages at Nijmegen, taught there until 1944. A militant catholic and Nazi sympathizer he fled before the allied forces to Münster, where…

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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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