SAMMAN, Herbert Frederick

SAMMAN, Herbert Frederick. 1871 — 1940. British Civil Servant in India. In 1892-1919 served in Bengal. In 1922-35 Lecturer in Bengali at Cambridge. Married, at least one son. Publications: Nothing found. Sources: A few stray notes in Internet.

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ROUSE, George Henry

ROUSE, George Henry. Melton, Suffolk 1838 — Worthing, Sussex 2.4.1909. Rev. British Baptist Missionary in India. Son of Rolla Rouse and Elizabeth Jane Meadow. Became Baptist when 16. After Stepney College studies at London University. M.A., LL.B., D.D. Missionary In Calcutta in 1861-67, returned because of health problems. In 1867-72…

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PRICE, William (younger)

PRICE, William. 17?? — 18??. British Colonial Officer and Oriental Scholar in India. Lieutenant (1807), then Captain (1823) and Major (1831) in the 5th native regiment in Bengal. Taught Bengali, Marathi and Sanskrit at Fort William College, from 1824 Professor of Hindee (i.e. Braj) and Hindoostanee there. Retired in 1834…

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POPE, John Van Someren

POPE, John Van Someren. Plymouth 3.1.1850 — London 10.11.1936. British Teacher and Oriental Scholar. Son of —> G. U. Pope. Studies at Cambridge, M.A. Teacher in Calcutta: Professor at Presidency College (1877). Public Inspector of Schools for Eastern Circe (1889 on furlough). Finally Director of Public Instruction in Burma for 17…

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PEARSON, John

PEARSON, John. Calcutta 1790 — 1831. British Missionary in India. Worked for London Missionary Society in Bengal Publications: A School Dictionary, English–Bengali. Calcutta 1829. Sources: A. K. Biswas, “Rammohun Roy, his intellectual compatriots and their scientific contributions”, Indian Journal of History of Science 46.3, 2011, 427-481 (briefly on p. 450).

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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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ROWLANDS, Jane Helen

ROWLANDS, Jane Helen (Helen o Fôn). Menai Bridge, Anglesey 3.4.1891 — Karimganj 12.2.1955. British (Welsh) Missionary in Assam. Daughter of Captain Jabez and Martha Rowlands, grew up in very religious home. Graduated 1911 in French from University College of North Wales in Bangor, also briefly at Cambridge (Newnham College). Worked…

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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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POŘÍZKA, Vincenz

POŘÍZKA, Vincenz. Drahany na Morave 9.11.1905 — Prague 22.8.1982. Czech Indologist (Scholar of Hindi/Urdu). Professor in Prague. Born in Central Moravian mountain area, he studied Catholic theology at Olomouc. Ordained, Theol.Dr. From 1938 studies of Indology at Prague (under Pertold and Lesný). From 1942 taught Hindustani at Oriental Institute, from…

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