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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CLARKSON, William

CLARKSON, William. Salisbury 1817 — 1897?. Rev. British Missionary of London Missionary Society in Gujarat in 1839-48. Returned to England and became minister at Folkestone. Apparently there was another W.Cl., a missionary of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, also in Gujarat, but in the second half of the 19th century.…

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WATSON, John Whaley

WATSON, John Whaley. 1838 — 1889. British Colonial Officer in India, interested in Archaeology and History. Served in Bombay Staff Corps. In the end of the 1870s President of Rājasthānik Court in Kathiawar, in 1881-89 political agent of Kathiawar Agency, as Colonel. Married Elizabeth Charlotta Watts, eight children. Watson Museum…

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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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MASTER, Alfred

MASTER, Alfred. 12.2.1883 — 16.6.1978 (when 95). British Indologist (New Indo-Aryan and Telugu scholar). Son of George Reginald Master. Educated at King Edward VI School in Norwich, studies at Epsom College, Oxford (M.A.). In 1906 he joined the I.C.S., first as Assistant Collector and Magistrate in Bombay. Served in 1917…

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KRAUSE, Charlotta

KRAUSE, Charlotta. Halle 18.5.1895 — Gwalior 27.1.1980. German Indologist in India. Daughter of Hermann Kr., a merchant, and Anna. Matriculated 1914 from Dessau. From 1916 studied science at Marburg, soon also philosophy and history, at Leipzig, Tübingen and Berlin. Studies of Indology, German and linguistics at Tübingen (Garbe), then at…

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HERTEL, Johannes

HERTEL, Johannes. Zwickau 13.3.1872 — Leipzig 27.10.1955. German Indologist. Professor in Leipzig. From 1891 Studies at Leipzig, of classics, German, English, French, and Indology (under Windisch). Ph.D. 1897 Leipzig. Taught modern languages as Oberlehrer at Realgymnasium in Zwickau and Döbeln. From 1919 Windisch’s successor as Professor of Indology at Leipzig.…

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ISENBERG, Karl Wilhelm

ISENBERG, Karl Wilhelm (Charles William). Barmen, Bergisches Land 5.9.1806 — Kornthal near Stuttgart 10.10.1864. German Missionary and Polyglot. Of humble origin, son of a tinsmith, W. Isenberg, and Luise Stahl. He went to Basel Mission School in 1824, then two years studies in Berlin and in 1830 came to England to…

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