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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FORBES, Alexander Kinloch

FORBES, Alexander Kinloch. London 7.7.1821 — Poona (Pune) 31.8.1865. British (Scottish) Civil Servant in India and Pioneer of Gujarātī Studies. Son of John F.-Mitchell (1781–1822) and Anna Powell. Educated in Finchley (London) and Haileybury. Arrived at Bombay in 1843 and became Assistant Judge in Ahmedabad, then in Surat, later Commissioner…

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EASTWICK, Edward Backhouse

EASTWICK, Edward Backhouse. Warfield, Berkshire 13.3.1814 — Ventnor, Isle of Wight 16.7.1883. British Colonial Officer, Diplomat, Indologist and Oriental Scholar (Urdu and Persian). Son of sea-captain Robert William E. (1772-1865), brother of William Joseph E. (1808-1889; of I.C.S. and Council of India). Educated at Charterhouse and from 1832 studied at…

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BURTON, Richard

BURTON, Richard Francis. Barnham House, Hertfordshire 19.3.1821 — Trieste 20.10.1890 (Dingle & Garrett: born in Torquay, Devon, Penzer explains: born in Toquay, baptised in Elstree, Herts). Sir. British (partly of Irish origin) Oriental Scholar, Pioneer of Anthropology, Traveller and Diplomat. Son of colonel Joseph Netterville B. and Martha Beckwith Baker.…

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BROWN, William Norman

BROWN, William Norman. Baltimore, Md. 24.6.1892 — Westchester PA. 22.4.1975. U.S. Indologist. Son of —> G. W. Brown, through his mother half-brother of —> J. C. Archer. At the age of eight he went to Central India with his missionary parents and returned five years later to school in Hiram,…

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BENDER, Ernest

BENDER, Ernest. Buenos Aires 2.1.1919 — Philadelphia 18.4.1996. U.S. Indo­logist. Professor in Philadelphia. Born in Argentina as U.S. citizen, came to Philadel­phia in the age of four. Educated there, began studies at Temple University (A.B. 1941). From 1941 PG studies at University of Pennsylvania in Indology (W. N. Brown) and Linguistics…

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