NICHOLSON, Sydney

NICHOLSON, Sydney. 18?? — 19??. Missionary in India. Worked in Cuddapah (Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh) for London Missionary Society. Publications: “Women’s Cloths in the Cuddapa District, South India”, Man 20, 1920, 149-152; “Social Organization of the Mālas – An Outcaste Indian People”, JRAnthrInst 56, 1926, 91-103. Sources: Unfortunately Internet is full of the composer S.N. and I…

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NAU, François

NAU, François-Nicolas. Thil (Meurthe-et-Moselle) 13.5.1864 — Paris 2.9.1931. French Catholic Priest and Syrologist. Son of François-Nicolas Nau and Marguerite Longueville. After primary school in Longwy attended petit séminaire of Notre-Dame des Champs in Paris, then from 1882 Grand Séminaire de Saint-Sulpice. Baccalaureate in theology and canonic law 1887, now also…

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MÜLLER, Gerhard Heinrich

MÜLLER, Gerhard Heinrich. 18?? — 19??. German Teacher of Classics. In 1876/83 at Wongrowitz gymnasium in Posen (now Wągrowiec in Poland), 1898/1900 at Saargemünd Gymnasium (now Sarreguemines in Lorraine). Married, at least one son. Publications: Mainly wrote on classical philology. – “Das Genus der Indogermanen und seine ursprüngliche Bedeutung”, IF 8, 1898, 304-315.…

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MOSZKOWSKI, Max

MOSZKOWSKI, Max. Breslau 12.8.1873 — Rio de Janeiro 1939. German Physician, Anthropologist and Collector. M.D. 1899 Breslau. In 1907 in Ceylon, Sumatra and western New Guinea, collected botanical and zoological specimens, measured skulls and studied tropical diseases. Worked as physician in Berlin. Publications: “Among the last Vẹddas”, JRAS-CB21:61, 1908, 59-68. –…

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MOSS(-BLUNDELL),  Spence

MOSS(-BLUNDELL),  Arthur Spence. Hessle near Hull 1853 — Winchester, Hampshite 5.12.1950. British Engineer in Sri Lanka. Son of William Henry Moss and Eliza Charlotte Blundell. In 1883 went from Ceylon to Selangot to build the railway line from Kuala Lumpur to Bukit Kuda. Married Grace Eveleigh Marshall, three sons and one…

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MORRIS, John

MORRIS, John. 1895 — 13.12.1980. British Colonial Officer and Social Anthropologist in India. Served in army in 1915-34, after WW I in India. Retired as Major. From 1938 Professor of English Literature at Keio University and Lecturer at Imperial and Bunrika Universities in Tokyo. In 1943-52 head of the Far…

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MONFRINI, Stefano

MONFRINI, Stefano. 1885 — 1960. Italian Catholic Missionary in India. From 1910 sixteen years missionary among Santals. Publications: La Tribù dei Santal. 143 p. Milano 1929. – Account of the history of Santal mission in M. E. Modaelli, L’India. Milano 1937, 244-351. Sources: Scanty stray notes in Internet; missing in Porru.

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MOLZ, Marcellinus

MOLZ, Marcellinus (born Otto Molz). Kappel, Freiburg i. Br. 7.8.1873 — St.Nazianz near Milwaukee, Wisconsin 4.10.1961. S.D.S. Father. German Catholic Missionary in India. Son of Johann Molz, a farmer and local Major, and Maria Salenbacher. In 1885 both parents died and he decided to take religious career. After education in Sasbach…

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MILWARD, Marguerite

MILWARD, Marguerite. Near Birmingham 1873 — 11.2.1953. British Artist. Educated at the art schools of Birmingham and Bromsgrove, further studies in Paris. Before WW I in Sri Lanka. “As a sculptress she travelled in search of typical heads among certain primitive tribes and backward classes” all over India in the…

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MIGOT, André

MIGOT, André. Paris 28.2.1892 — Villejuif 17.2.1967. French Physician and Traveller. Dr.med. In WW I served as medical officer. Then physician in Paris. In 1938-39 visited Afghanistan and India. During WW II worked in occupied Paris, after war went to Indochina and in 1947-48 visited Eastern Tibet and China, but…

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