SHIRREFF, Alexander Grierson

SHIRREFF, Alexander Grierson. 1883 — 2.9.1962. British Civil Servant in India. Son of Francis Archibald Patullo Sh. and his wife Elizabeth Louisa. B.A. I.C.S. officer, in the 1930s Collector of Jaunpur. Married Dulcie Baxter, children. Publications: With Pannā Lāl: The Dream Queen: a translation of the Svapnavasavadatta of Bhasa. 4+55 p. Allahabad 1918. – Hindi…

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SHERLOCK, Woodford Wright

SHERLOCK, Woodford Wright. Blackrock, Cork 1836 — 1912. Born in Ireland. Apparently colonial officer in India. Lieutenant-Colonel. Son of Wright Sh. and Celeste Mathieu. M.A. Lecturer (University Teacher) in Hindustani at London University College (1884) and at Cambridge (1883-1912). Married Jessie Strachan, three sons and one daughter. Publications: Nothing found. Sources:…

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SHARPE, Eric John

SHARPE, Eric John. Lancaster 19.9.1933 — Sydney 19.10.2000. British Scholar of Comparative Religion in Australia. Born in a working class family. In his teens became close to Methodist church and began studies at Hartley Victoria College in Manchester to become minister, but turned to History of Religions and was never…

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SEYMOUR, Lionel William

SEYMOUR, Lionel William. Bombay 1855? — Surrey 15.4.1936. British Physician in India. Son of the elder L.W.S. and Catharine Burton. Worked in Bombay Civil Service, in 1905 to the U.K. Worked as physician. Married 1890 Amy Elizabeth Clark, four sons. Publications: A Grammar of the Sindhi Language. 203 p. Karachi 1884. Sources: ancestry.com;…

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SETON-KARR, Walter Scott

SETON-KARR, Walter Scott. 23.1.1822 — West Brompton, London 22.11.1910. British Civil Servant in India. Son of Andrew S-K, of Roxburghshire (Scotland), and Alicia Anne Rawlinson. He was a godson of Walter Scott. Educated at Rugby. Served in Bengal in judicial and political offices. In 1862-68 Judge of High Court in Calcutta.…

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SELL, Edward

SELL, Edward. Wantage, Berkshire 24.1.1839 — Bangalore 15.2.1932. Rev. British Missionary in India. Son of William John Sell. Educated at Church Missionary College in Islington, London. Ordained deacon 1862, priest 1867. In 1865-81 Principal of Harris High School for Muslims in Madras, 1880-1905 Secretary of Church Missionary Society in Madras. From…

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SEIDEL, August

SEIDEL, August. Helmstedt 29.9.1863 — 1916. German Oriental Scholar. In 1889-1903 General Secretary of Deutsche Kolonialgesellschaft in Berlin. Publications: Theoretisch-praktische Grammatik der Hindustani-Grammatik, mit Übungsstücke in arabischer Schrift, und ein deutsch–hindustani Wörterbuch. 194 p. Die Kunst der Polyglottie. Wien & Pest & Lp. 1893. – Praktisches Handbuch der arabischen Umgangssprache ägyptischen Dialekts. 310…

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SCOTT, James George

SCOTT, James George. Dairsie, Fife 25.12.1851 — Petworth, West Sussex 4.4.1935. Sir. British (Scottish) Civil Servant and Journalist in Burma. Son of George Scott, a Presbyterian minister, and Mary Forsythe. Lost early his father, educated in Stuttgart and Cambridge. The loss of family fortune forced him to interrupt his studies…

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SCHULZE, Friedrich Volkmar Paul

SCHULZE, Friedrich Volkmar Paul (Frederick Volkomor P. Sch.). 18?? — 19??. Rev. German (?) Missionary in India (still 1931). Publications: A grammar of the Kuvi language. 252 p. Madras 1911. – The Religion of the Kuvi-Konds. 100 p. Madras 1912. – Vocabulary of the Kuvi-Kond Language with short Sentences on General Subjects for Con­versational…

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SCHUCHARDT, Hugo

SCHUCHARDT, Hugo. Gotha 4.2.1842 — Graz 21.4.1927. German Linguist in Austria. Professor in Graz. Son of Ernst Julius S., a lawyer, and Malvina von Bridel-Brideri. Gymnasium in Gotha. Began his studies at Jena, soon switched from law to philology and moved to Bonn. Ph.D. 1864 Bonn (under Ritschl). Further studies…

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