YOUNG, Robert (1822–1888)

YOUNG, Robert. Edinburgh 10.9.1822 — Edinburgh 14.10.1888. British (Scottish) Missionary Printer in India, also a Hebrew Scholar. Son of John Young, a book-binder (Wikipedia) or of George Young, manager of a flour mill (D.N.B.). From 1838 worked as printer’s apprentice, used free times in learning Oriental languages. In 1847 started…

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ROBERTSON, Elphinstone Pourtales

ROBERTSON, Elphinstone Pourtales.1831 — Middlesex 30.1.1912. British Civil Servant in India. Educated at Haileybury. Arrived at Bombay in 1851, worked in Surat, Ahmedabad, Colaba, etc. in Gujarat, from 1869 in Dharwar. From 1876 Revenue and Police Commissioner for Southern Division, 1878 Commissioner of Central Division. Retired 1886. Publications: Vocabulary English and…

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RAMSAY, Horatio Nelson

RAMSAY, Horatio Nelson. London 13.12.1805 — Malligaum, New South Wales 20.5.1847. British Colonial Officer in India. Son of Thomas R. and Jane Sills. Served in Bombay Native Infantry, later went to Australia. Captain (from 1823 until death). Married 1827 Catherine Turner, four daughters and four sons. Publications: The Principles of Gujarati…

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LAMBERT, Hester Marjorie

LAMBERT, Hester Marjorie.19?? — 1976. British? M.A. In 1938-63 Senior Lecturer in Marathi at S.O.A.S., then retired. Publications: Textbooks of English in the 1930s. – Marathi Language Course. 14+301 p. Oxford 1943. – Jñāneśvarī. Transl. from Marathi by V. G. Pradhan, edited with introduction by H.M.L. L. 1948, new ed. 1-2. 1967-69. – Introdution…

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HOPE, Theodore C.

HOPE, Theodore Cracraft. 9.12.1831 — London 4.7.1915. Sir. British Civil Servant in India. The only child of James Hope (1801–1841), a noted physician, and Anne Fulton, an author (historian). Educated at Rugby and Haileybury. In 1853 joined Bombay Civil Service. Worked in Gujarat, especially in Ahmedabad and Surat, from 1871…

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GREEN, Henry

GREEN, Henry. 1??? — 1???. British (?) Teacher in India. Headmaster of English school in Surat (1841). He was a free-thinker who supported Gujarati reformers. Also worked as Professor of Political Economy and Literature at Poona College (1837-57), at Elphinstone Institution in Bombay (1850 there) and in 1852-54 as the…

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FORBES, William

FORBES, William. 17?? — 18??. British (Scottish) Civil Servant in India. In Bombay Presidency. The was written in 1814 and posthumously published. The 1829 Preface states he died in November 1814. Following worldcat.org I thought that his identity is clear, a Scottish nobleman: Sir William Forbes (1851 – 15.2.1816), 5th…

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FAULKNER, Alexander

FAULKNER, Alexander. 18?? — 1881?. British Civil Servant in India. He joined Bombay Civil Service in 1839 and made his career in Customs, Salt, and Opium Department, served in various positions there (1856 he was Assistant Commissioner) at least until 1874. The death of A.F., member of R.A.S., was announced…

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DRUMMOND, Robert

DRUMMOND, Robert. Kelpie, Fife 27.3.1775 — at sea ?.3.1809. Sir, fifth “Laird of Keltie”. British (Scottish) Surgeon in E.I.C.’s Medical Service. Son of John Dr. (1733–1801) and Euphemia Aytoun. Studies at Edinburgh. M.D. Came to India in 1796, where also his father had served as surgeon, served in Bombay Presidency.…

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DODERET, William

DODERET, William. Madras 30.9.1862 — 19??. British Civil Servant in India. Son of Frederick D. Educated in London and at Balliol College, Oxford. M.A. Joined I.C.S. 1880, arrived 1882, served in Gujarat and Maharashtra, retired 1909. In 1910-19 University Teacher of Marathi at Cambridge. Married, two daughters. One WD died…

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