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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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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BROWN, Nathan

BROWN, Nathan. New Ipswich NH 22.6.1807 — Yokohama 1.1.1885. Rev. U.S. Baptist Missionary in India and Japan. Son of Nathan Brown and Elizabeth Goldsmith. Educated at Williams College and Newton Theological Institution. Worked two years as teacher in Vermont and from 1832 as missionary, first in Burma and from 1836…

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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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CAMPBELL, George

CAMPBELL, George. 22.3.1824 — Cairo 18.2.1892. Sir. British (Scottish) Civil Servant in India, interested in Ethnology. Son of Sir George C. (1778–1854) of Edenwood, surgeon of E.I.C.’s Medical service, and Margaret Christie. Educated at Edinburgh New Academy, St.Andrews, Madras College, and Haileybury. Went to India in 1842, served in the…

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BRONSON, Miles

BRONSON, Miles. Norway, N.Y. 20.7.1812 — Eaton Rapids, Mich. 9.11.1883. U.S. Baptist Missionary in India. Educated at Hamilton Literary and Theological Institution (future Colgate University) and Hamilton Theological Seminary, ordained priest 1836. Together with Nathan Brown and O. C. Cutter founded the Baptist Mission in Assam in 1837 and worked there…

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