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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FORBES, William

FORBES, William. 17?? — 1816?. British Civil Servant in India. In Bombay Presidency. Publications: A Grammar of the Goozrattee Language, with exercises, dialogues and stories. Bombay 1829, rev. ed. by Rustomjee Sorabjee. 96+4 p. Bombay 1845. Sources: There are too many James Forbeses in Scotland and elsewhere to allow furter…

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DRUMMOND, Robert

DRUMMOND, Robert. Keltie 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. Probably…

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TISDALL, William St. Clair

TISDALL, William St. Clair. Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire 19.2.1859 — East Ashford, Kent 1.12.1928. Rev. British Missionary in Iran and India. Originally from Pembroke in Wales. Apparently family moved to Auckland, New Zealand. Ordained in 1883. Missionary of English Church in Isfahan, then in 1888/90 in Bombay, in 1892 in London.…

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TAYLOR, George Pritchard

TAYLOR, George Pritchard. Cambay 1854 — 1920. Rev. British Presbyterian Missionary in India. Son of Joseph van Someran Taylor (1820–1881), missionary in India, translator of the Bible in Gujarātī and author of a grammar (below). Also the grandfather, Joseph T. (d. 1859) had been missionary (in Belgaum) and was possibly…

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