SHIRREFF, Alexander Grierson

SHIRREFF, Alexander Grierson. 1883 — 2.9.1962. British Civil Servant in India. Son of Francis Archibald Patullo Sh. and his wife Elizabeth Louisa. B.A. I.C.S. officer, in the 1930s Collector of Jaunpur. Married Dulcie Baxter, children. Publications: With Pannā Lāl: The Dream Queen: a translation of the Svapnavasavadatta of Bhasa. 4+55 p. Allahabad 1918. – Hindi…

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SHERLOCK, Woodford Wright

SHERLOCK, Woodford Wright. Blackrock, Cork 1836 — 1912. Born in Ireland. Apparently colonial officer in India. Lieutenant-Colonel. Son of Wright Sh. and Celeste Mathieu. M.A. Lecturer (University Teacher) in Hindustani at London University College (1884) and at Cambridge (1883-1912). Married Jessie Strachan, three sons and one daughter. Publications: Nothing found. Sources:…

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SETON-KARR, Walter Scott

SETON-KARR, Walter Scott. 23.1.1822 — West Brompton, London 22.11.1910. British Civil Servant in India. Son of Andrew S-K, of Roxburghshire (Scotland), and Alicia Anne Rawlinson. He was a godson of Walter Scott. Educated at Rugby. Served in Bengal in judicial and political offices. In 1862-68 Judge of High Court in Calcutta.…

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SELL, Edward

SELL, Edward. Wantage, Berkshire 24.1.1839 — Bangalore 15.2.1932. Rev. British Missionary in India. Son of William John Sell. Educated at Church Missionary College in Islington, London. Ordained deacon 1862, priest 1867. In 1865-81 Principal of Harris High School for Muslims in Madras, 1880-1905 Secretary of Church Missionary Society in Madras. From…

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SCHULTZE, Martin

SCHULTZE, Martin. Nordhausen 11.1.1835 — Ellrich 10.9.1899. German Educator and Linguist. Son of organist Heinrich August S. and Wilhelmine Ebert. Matriculated 1855 from Nordhausen and began studis of theology at Halle. Without graduation employed by Austrian consul F. Haas in Epirus, travelled in Balkan and Asia Minor, worked two years…

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ROGERS, E. H.

ROGERS, E. H. 18?? — 1899?. Head Master of the Lawrence Military Asylum in Sanawar, Himalayas (1858), then Sub-Inspector of Army Schools (1879), retired. Publications: How to speak Hindustani, being an Easy Guide to Conversation in that Language for the use of Soldiers and others proceeding to India. 84 p. L.…

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ROEBUCK, Thomas

ROEBUCK, Thomas. Linlithgowshire ?.12.1784 — Calcutta 8.12.1819. British (Scottish) Colonial Officer and Linguist in India. Son of an iron-works manufacturer, educated at Alloa and Edinburgh. Came to India in 1801 and served in Madras, in 1805 health problems forced him to return to the U.K., but he came back in 1810,…

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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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RICHARDSON, David Thomas

RICHARDSON, David Thomas. Langholm, Dumfriesshire 176? — on sea ?.11.1808. British (Scottish) Colonial Officer in India. Like several his brothers he went to India as cadet in 1779. Learned soon Persian and Hindustani. In 1799 came to England accompanied by Mirza Abu Taleb Khan, a Persian scholar of Oudh. In 1800…

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REYNOLDS, M. C.

REYNOLDS, M. C. 1??? — 1???. Mrs. “An old resident”. We may perhaps conclude that she was married with an officer or civil servant and therefore probably a Britishwoman. Publications: Household Hindustani. A Manual for New-comers, Specially Adapted for Ladies’ use. Calcutta 1886 and several editions. Sources: She seems to be impossible to…

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