WEST, Michael Philip

WEST, Michael Philip. Cheltenham, Gloucestershire 26.9.1888 — Painswick Glos 19.3.1973. British Teacher in India. Son of Rev. George Herbert West, a Headmaster, and Florence Mary Middlemore-Whithard. After Marlborough College studies at Christ Church College, Oxford. From 1912 worked in Indian Education Service in Bengal. He did important work developing the teaching…

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WATERFIELD, William W.

WATERFIELD, William W. 14.8.1832 — Teignbridge, Devon 24.1.1907. British Civil Servant and Poet in India. Bengal Civil Service. Educated at Haileybury. Arrived in India in 1852, 1857 he was in Revenue Survey in Berhampore. In 1859-64 in financial department. After a furlough in England civil paymaster in North-Western Provinces, 1877 Accountant-General,…

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WARD, Susan R.

WARD, Susan R. (formerly Benjamin, née Stone). Belcherton MA 5.2.1822 — Calcutta 27.4.1884. American Baptist Missionary in Assam. Married 1848 Rev. Judson Benjamin (1819–1855) and came with him to Burma. They had three children, two died young After several years as widow married 1860 Rev. William Ward (d. 1873), also a…

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WARD, George Ernest

WARD, George Ernest. Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire 20.9.1827 — Southsea, Hampshire 31.1.1915. British Civil Servant in India. Son of John Ward and Ann Merriman. M.A. Married Agnes Finch, three daughters. Publications: Nazir Aḥmad, The Bride’s Mirror or Mir’ātul-‘Arūs. Ed. in the Roman Character with a Vocabulary and Notes. L. 1899; Nazir Aḥmad, The…

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WADE, Thomas Russell

WADE, Thomas Russell. 1839? — 23.10.1914, when 75. Rev. British Missionary in India. Educated at C.M.S. College in Islington.  Arrived at Calcutta 1862, ordained there 1863. In 1862-1907 worked for Church Missionary Society in Peshawar (1862-72), Lahore (1872-76), Srinagar (1876-82), Amritsar (1882-1902) and Batala, retired in 1907. Back in England he…

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WAGNER, Paul

WAGNER, Paul. 1868 — 1951. Rev. German Missionary in India. Worked in Chota Nagpur. WW I forced him back to Germany. Married 1897 Marie Hahn, son-in-law of —> Ferdinand Hahn, children. Publications: “Some Kolarian Riddles current among the Mundaris in Chota Nagpur, Bengal”, JASB Extra Number 1904, 62-79. – Translated Nottrott’s Grammar of the…

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VELZE, Jacob Antoon van

VELZE, Jacob Antoon van. Hilversum 1902/03— 1984. Dutch Student of Indology. Son of Jacob van V. and Adriana Tober. Studied Classics at Utrecht, also Sanskrit under Caland. In 1930 teacher. Ph.D. 1938 Utrecht (under Gonda). Married 1930 Maria Hoetmer. Publications: Diss. Names of Persons in Early Sanskrit Literature. 162 p. Utrecht 1938.…

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VAUGHAN-ARBUCKLE, Benjamin

VAUGHAN-ARBUCKLE, Benjamin. 18?? — 19??. One BV-A became Lieutenant-Colonel 1887. But the family had several officers serving in India in the 19th century. One (the same?) Captain BV-A, son of General BV-A, was married 1872. But Our BV-A was only Captain in 1911 – perhaps he belongs to next generation.…

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USBORNE, Charles Frederick

USBORNE, Charles Frederick. London 18.2.1874 — 6.11.1919. British Civil Servant in India. Son of Thomas U. and Agnes Elizabeth Gibbs. Studies at Balliol College, Oxford. Joined I.C.S. in 1898. Finally Deputy Commissioner of Hissar. On a sick leave committed suicide. Married 1906 Janet Muriel Leroy, four sons and one daughter.…

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UPJOHN, Aaron

UPJOHN, Aaron. 17?? — 1???. British Printer in India. Arrived at Calcutta in 1785 as ship’s musician (bassoon player). There he became printer and part owner of the Calcutta Chronicle. Bankrupt in 1792. He printedthe very first Bengali–English dictionary ever published in his own name, but it is claimed that the real…

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