ROBINSON, William

ROBINSON, William. Bencoolen (?) 4.9.1819? — Assam 27.8.1863. British Baptist Missionary in India. Son of Rev. William R. (Olney, Buckinghamshire 18.1.1784 — Dacca 2.9.1853), a shoemaker turned into missionary and working in Indonesia and Bengal, and Margaret Gordon (d. 1822). Inspector of Government schools in Assam. Claimed that Assamese is…

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GURDON, Philip Richard Thornhagh

GURDON, Philip Richard Thornhagh. West Bengal 1863 — Devon 1942. Sir. British Colonial Officer and Ethnographist in India. Son of Major-General Evelyn Pulteney G. and Jane Mary Sandeman. Major and Superintendent of Ethnography in Assam (1907), then Lieutenant-Colonel, the Officiating Commissioner of the Assam Valley, and Honorary Director of Ethnography…

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