WILMOT, Claude Rupert Trench

WILMOT, Claude Rupert Trench. 1897 — 1961. British Officer in North-West India. Served in the WW I in Sherwood Foresters, then served in Egypt, Turkey and India, in the Punjab and Karachi. Retired after the WW II. In 1931 and 1934 visited Ladakh with his camera and took numerous photographs.…

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WILLIAMS, William Holme.

WILLIAMS, William Holme. 18?? – 19??. U.S. Scholar. A.B. 1876 University of Wisconsin. In the mid-1880s Professor of Hebrew and Sanskrit at University of Wisconsin in Madison, started Sanskrit teaching there. Still Professor there in 1901, but now styled of Aemitic Languages and Hellenistic Greek. Publications: zz. Sources: https://southasia.wisc.edu/center-history/; Badger…

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WILLIAMS, Robert Hamilton Blair

WILLIAMS, Robert Hamilton Blair. Buckland, East Tilbury, Essex 21.8.1915 — 1975. British Indologist. At S.O.A.S. in London. Graduated B.A. 1937 from S.O.A.S. in Indo-Aryan (under Turner). Assistant Keeper in India Office Library (Sanskrit, Pāli and Prākrit books) in 1939-46 and again 1954-57 and, although formally in library, 1940-45 as volunteer…

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WHITEHEAD, Henry

WHITEHEAD, Henry. Brighton 19.12.1853 — Reading 14.4.1947. British Missionary Scholar. Sin of Rev. Alfred Wh. and Maria Sarah Buckmaster, brother of philosopher A. N. Wh. (1861–1947). Educated at Sherborne and Trinity College, Oxford. Ordained 1879, left in 1884 to India. Worked as principal of Bishop’s College in Calcutta. Bishop of…

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WESTPHAL-HELLBUSCH, Sigrid

WESTPHAL-HELLBUSCH, Sigrid. Rendsburg 10.6.1915 — Oldenburg 1.2.1984. German Anthropologist. Professor in Berlin. Grew up in Berlin. From 1935 studied Anthropology, Geography and Psychology at Berlin. Ph.D. 1940. Then worked at Staatliches Museum für Völkerkunde. PD 1946 Berlin (Humboldt University), in 1951-53 Professor there. Moved to West Berlin, she was PD,…

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WESSELSKI, Albert

WESSELSKI, Albert. Vienna 3.9.1871 — Prague 2.2.1939. Austrian Folklorist in Czechoslovakia. Studied philosophy, but switched to engineering. In 1902-06 worked in Graz, but then turned to journalism. In 1919-35 Chief Editor of Deutsche Zeitung Bohemia in Prague. Honorary Ph.D. 1931 Prague. PD 1935 Graz, lost his habilitation on racial grounds…

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WEÖRES, Sándor

WEÖRES, Sándor. Szombathely 22.6.1913 — 22.1.1989. Hungarian Poet. Published his first poems as a teenager. Studies at Pécs University, Ph.D. in aesthetics. In 1937 visited Philippines, Vietnam and India. During WW II in compulsory labour duty, but not in war. Then lived as farmer in Csönge, in 1948-49 resided in…

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WEINFURTER, Karel

WEINFURTER, Karel. Jičin 27.5.1867 — Prague 14.3.1942. Czech Author and Translator. A Christian mystic interested in Yoga. Publications: Divy a kouzla indických fakirů. 1913. – transl. Swami Vivékánanda: Budoucnost duchovního člověka. 1919; Karma Yoga. 1920; Radža Joga čili ovládnutí vnitřní podstaty. 1924. – transl. Patandžaliho výroky o Jogu. 1925; Svami…

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WEILER, Royal W

WEILER, Royal W. Allentown 1928? — Philadelphia County ?.1.1987 (when 59). U.S. Indologist. Professor in Philadelphia. Son of Fred W. Sr. and J. Katharine Edwards. Studies at University of Pennsylvania (B.A. 1951), Ph.D. there 1956 (under W. N. Brown). Then one year further studies in India. Taught six years at…

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WASSON, Robert Gordon

WASSON, Robert Gordon. Great Falls, Montana 22.9.1898 — Danbury CT 26.12.1986. U.S. Ethnomycologist. For a while worked for C.I.A. In 1979 living in Dunbury, Connecticut. Married 1927 Valentina Pavlovna Guercken (1901–1958), who participated in their ethnomycological studies. In 1957 they made the hallusinogenic use of mushrooms famous and thus destroyed…

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