MCKERRELL, John

MCKERRELL, John. Hillhouse, Ayrshire 17?? — London 1835. British (Scottish) Civil Servant in India. In Madras Civil Service, worked as Translator of Telugu and Kannaḍa, also an ex officio member of the Board of Superintendence of the College of Fort St. George. Retired, finally committed suicide. Possibly he is the…

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GRAETER, Albert

GRAETER, Albert. Boston 26.9.1835 — Basel 1909. Rev. U.S. Missionary in India. Son of John Henry Francis Gr. (born in Württemberg) and Elizabeth Mason Goodwin. Went to India as a member of Basel Mission of Mangalore. In 1865-70 schoolteacher in Coorg. Retired, he worked 1870-1908 as teacher of English in…

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GARTHWAITE, Liston

GARTHWAITE, James Grant Liston. 1833 — Glenelg, South Australia 21.12.1918. British Missionary and Teacher in India. Trained as teacher at Westminster College,London (B.A.). Worked for Basel Mission in Kerala, arrived at Bangalore 1853. From 1857 director of various schools in India. From 1868 Inspector of schools in Malabar and Canara.…

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BUCHER, Jakob

BUCHER, Jakob. 18?? — 1???. Rev. German Missionary in South India. Working for Basel Mission in Dharwar and from 1890 in Mangalore as Superintendent of Anglo-Vernacular High School. Married. One pastor Jakob B. lived in 8.12.1865–25.10.1932, but he is unlikely. Publications: A Kannada–English School Dictionary, chiefly based on the labours…

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CINNOMA, Leonardo

CINNOMA, Leonardo. 1??? — 1644. Father. Catholic Missionary in India. Publications: A grammar and dictionary of Kannaḍa, publ. Goa 1674 (some say 1774), some religious works. Sources: The work often briefly mentioned, e.g. in V.K. Gokak, Literatures in Modern Indian Languages. Delhi 1967, 107. These may all hail from one…

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SANDERSON, Daniel.

SANDERSON, Daniel. 1810 — 1???. Rev. British Wesleyan Missionary in India. Methodist missionary in Mysore State (Bangalore, Mysore, Tumkur, Gubbi) in 1842-67. Back in the U.K. Director of Richmond Theological College in London. Married with Sarah, children. Publications: Translated (with text): The Jaimini Bharata. A Celebrated Canarese Poem. 219 p.…

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MEILE, Pierre

MEILE, Pierre. Asnières near Paris 23.2.1911 — Saint-Georges-de-Dionne (Charente-Maritime) 31.7.1963. French Indologist (Tamil Scholar). Born near Paris he became one of the last students of S. Lévi, also studied under Foucher, Bloch, Vendryes, Meillet, and Benveniste. Agrégé de grammaire 1935. In 1936-39 further studies in India, mainly at Santiniketan and…

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SPENCER, Harold

SPENCER, Harold. 18?? — 19??. Rev. Wesleyan Missionary in India. B.A. In 1909 and still in the 1930s in Mysore. Publications: A Kanarese Grammar with Graduated Exercises. Mysore 8+330 p. Mysore 1914, 2nd ed. rev. by W. Perston. Mysore 1950. Sources: Often mentioned in connection of his book, but nothing…

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WÜRTH, Gottlob

WÜRTH, Johann Gottlob. Pleidelsheim bei Ludwigsburg, Württemberg 18.9.1820 — Mangalore2?.12.1869 (soon after Christmas). Rev. German Missionary in South India. Of a modest family, apprenticed to local village surgeon when 14. He turned to religion and from 1840 was trained as missionary in Basel. Joined the Basel Mission and arrived in…

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WEIGLE, Gottfried Hartmann

WEIGLE, Gottfried Hartmann. Esslingen-Zell am Neckar 1.6.1816 — Mangalore 7.1.1855. German Missionary in India, member of Basel Mission. Characterized as a linguist. Son of a minister, Karl Christian Hartmann W. (d. 1834) and Johanna Rosina Werner (d. 182?), school in Stuttgart. Studied at Urach Seminary 1830-34, then theology (but also…

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