WADE, Thomas Russell

WADE, Thomas Russell. 1839? — 23.10.1914, when 75. Rev. British Missionary in India. Educated at C.M.S. College in Islington.  Arrived at Calcutta 1862, ordained there 1863. In 1862-1907 worked for Church Missionary Society in Peshawar (1862-72), Lahore (1872-76), Srinagar (1876-82), Amritsar (1882-1902) and Batala, retired in 1907. Back in England he…

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HALL, E. H.

HALL, E. H. 18?? — 19??. British Library Worker. Grierson’s student and his Assistant in the L.S.I. from c. 1903 in London. Later he also assisted him with the Kāśmīrī dictionary. He worked in India Office Library (in 1935/40 as clerk under H. N. Randle). Publications: Prepared an unpublished inventory…

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ELMSLIE, William Jackson

ELMSLIE, William Jackson. Aberdeen 29.6.1832 — Gujrat (now Pakistan) 18.11.1872. British Missionary Physician in India. Son of James and Barbara E. School and studies in Aberdeen (no degree), in 1862-64 medical studies at Edinburgh (M.D.). Although himself Presbyterian, in 1864 he joined Church Missionary Society. Worked summers in Kashmir and winters…

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EDGEWORTH, Michael Pakenham

EDGEWORTH, Michael Pakenham. Edgeworthstown, co. Longford, Ireland 24.5.1812 — Isle of Eigg, Inner Hebrides 30.7.1881. Irish Botanist and Civil Servant in India. Son of Richard Lovell E., scientist and writer, and Frances Anne Beaufort. Educated at Charterhouse in Surrey. Studied Oriental languages and botany at Edinburgh. Joined I.C.S. in 1831, served…

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TEMPLE, Richard Carnac

TEMPLE, Richard Carnac. Allahabad 15.10.1850 — Territet, Switzerland 3.3.1931. Sir (2nd Bart.). British Colonial Officer in India and Burma, Indologist, Ethnologist and Historian. Son of Sir Richard T. (1826–1902), a well known and original Civil Servant in India, and Charlotte Martindale (d. 1855). Educated at Harrow and from 1868 at…

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KNOWLES, James Hinton

KNOWLES, James Hinton (James Hinton-Knowles?). Clerkenwell, London 1856 — Ely, Cambridgeshire 1943. Rev. British Missionary in India. Son of John Hinton Knowles and Eliza Lane. He worked for Church Missionary Society in Srinagar, Kashmir, where he was the director of Mission’s boys’ school 1880-91, and eagerly studied on local folklore.…

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GRIERSON, George Abraham

GRIERSON, George Abraham. Glenageary near Dublin 7.1.1851 — Camberley, Surrey 7.3.1941. British (Irish) Indologist. Son of G. A. G., LL.D., Queen’s Printer for Ireland, and Isabella Ruxton. Educated at St. Bee’s School and in Shrewsbury and at Trinity College in Dublin, studied mathematics, Hindi and Sanskrit (under Atkinson), then at Cambridge and…

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BURKHARD, Karl Friedrich

BURKHARD, Karl Friedrich. Leipheim bei Ulm/Bayern 2.9.1824 — Vienna 19.2. 1893. German School-Teacher and Indologist in Austria. Son of the Protestant minister Johann Andreas Christoph B., educated at Augsburg Gymnasium in 1840-44. From 1844 studies of theology, philosophy and philology at Erlangen, from 1845 theology and especially philology at Halle,…

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BOWRING, Lewin Bentham

BOWRING, Lewin Bentham. Hackney, London 15.7.1824 — Torquay, Devon 14.1.1910. British Civil Servant in India. Son of Sir John B. (1792–1872), linguist, traveller, politician, diplomat, governor of Hong Kong, even poet, and Maria Lewin. Educated in Exeter, at Haileybury and Fort Williams (Calcutta). Bengal Civil service 1843-70. From 1847 Assistant…

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BAILEY, Thomas Grahame

BAILEY, Thomas Grahame. Ambala 8.9.1872 — Edinburgh 5.4.1942. Rev. British (Scottish) Priest and Indologist, a Specialist of Urdu and North-West Indian Languages. Son of Wellesley Cosby B. and Alice Hargraves, sent to school in Edinburgh. M.A. and B.D., ordained. In 1895-1920 missionary of the Church of Scotland in Wazirabad in…

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