NICOLL, George Frederick

NICOLL, George Frederick. 18?? — 1???. British.  M.A. From 1879 (unpaid) Professor of Sanskrit and Persian at King’s College, London (still 1898). In 1892 at Cambridge? Publications: Manual of the Bengali Language. 1894. Sources:  Only mentioned in some university calendars.

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MORTON, William

MORTON, William. 1794 — 18??. Rev. Irish Missionary in India. In Cossipore, for a while also in Chinsura, working for the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel. In 1826 he is mentioned as Professor and Chaplain of Calcutta Grammar-School. He had health problems and was temporarily sent to Mauritius and…

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SVETOVIDOVA, Irina Anatol’evna

SVETOVIDOVA, Irina Anatol’evna. Leningrad 3.8.1930 — 6.5.1968. Russian Indologist (Bengali scholar). Daughter of an official. Graduated 1955 from Leningrad Oriental Faculty. In 1957-68 naučnyj sotrudnik at Leningrad Oriental Institute, in 1965-68 also taught at Oriental Faculty. About 20 publications, e.g.: Publications: translated: “R. Tagor, Posledmjaja poèma”, R. Tagor, Sočinenija. 3.…

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NICHOLL, George Frederick

NICHOLL, George Frederick. Tipton, Staffordshire 5.11.1832 — 28.7.1913. British Semitic Scholar also interested in Indology. Studies at Balliol College, Oxford, M.A. 1878, Hon. Fellow 1888. As a schoolteacher in London he taught Sanskrit to Bendall in the beginning of the 1870s. He was (the last) Lord Almoner’s Professor of Arabic…

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MARSHMAN, Joshua

MARSHMAN, Joshua. Westburg Leigh, Wiltshire 20.4.1768 — Serampur 5.12.1837. British Missionary and Pioneer of Indology in India. Son of John M., a weaver, educated at village school of Westbury Leigh. Apprenticed to a bookseller he read extensively. In 1794-99 Master of a Baptist school in Bristol, studied classical languages. Hearing…

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MARSHMAN, John Clark

MARSHMAN, John Clark. Bristol 18.8.1794 — London 8.7.1877. British Lay Missionary in India, then Politician in England. Son of —> Joshua M., educated at the Baptist Missionary station in Serampore, formally joined the brotherhood in 1819 and directed, as layman, its affairs during 20 years. He set up the first…

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LEBEDEV, Gerasim Stepanovič

LEBEDEV, Gerasim Stepanovič (Herasim Lebedeff). Jaroslavl 1749 (not 1746) — 15.7.1817. Russian Musician, Traveller and Pioneer of Indology. Son of Stepan L. and his wife Paraskov’a. Father was a poor Orthodox clergyman, who did not allow him to obtain higher education. The family moved to St.Petersburg, where he studied music…

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CAREY, William

CAREY, William. Paulerspury, Northamptonshire 17.8.1761 — Serampur 9.6.1834. British Missionary and Pioneer of Indology, in India 1794–1834. Son of Edmund C., a village schoolmaster, and Elizabeth Wells, became in the age of 14 apprentice to a shoemaker in Hackleton. He was interested in religion and joined the Baptists in 1783.…

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