WHISH, Charles M.

WHISH, Charles Matthew. London 9.1.1795 — Cuddapah (Kadapa) 14.4.1833. British Civil Servant in India. Son of Martin Whish, a Commissioner of Excise, and Harriet Tysson. After studies at Haileybury served in Madras Presidency from 1812, in Zillan Court of South Malabar. Then criminal judge in Cuddapah. He was the first…

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SPRING, Francis

SPRING, Francis. 17?? — 18??. Rev. Missionary of Church Missionary Society in India. Chaplain in Tellicherry from before 1817, when he founded a school there. Returned in 1824. Publications: Outlines of a Grammar of the Malayalim Language, as spoken in the Provinces of North and South Malabar and the Kingdoms of…

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RHEEDE TOT DRAKENSTEIN, Hendrik Adrian van

RHEEDE TOT DRAKENSTEIN, Hendrik Adrian van. Utrecht 13.4.1636 — on sea off Bombay 15.12.1691. Dutch Colonial Administrator and Botanist. Son of Ernst van Rheede and Elisabeth van Utenhove (d. 1637), a noble family, lost early his both parents. In 1656 joined Dutch E.I.C. as a soldier and went to India. In 1670-76 Governor…

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DRUMMOND, Robert

DRUMMOND, Robert. Keltie 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. Probably…

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WILLIAMS, Robert Hamilton Blair

WILLIAMS, Robert Hamilton Blair. Buckland, East Tilbury, Essex 21.8.1915 — 1975. British Indologist. At S.O.A.S. in London. Graduated B.A. 1937 from S.O.A.S. in Indo-Aryan (under Turner). Assistant Keeper in India Office Library (Sanskrit, Pāli and Prākrit books) in 1939-46 and again 1954-57 and, although formally in library, 1940-45 as volunteer…

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STEPHANUS A SANCTO PETRO ET PAULO (Antonio Buffi)

STEPHANUS A SANCTO PETRO ET PAULO (lay Antonio Buffi). Brescia 18.3.1692 — 8.5.1767. Father. Italian Carmelite Missionary in India. Joined the order in 1712, was sent to Malabar Mission 1720 and arrived at Verapoly 1721. Sent to Rome on a mission in 1723 he was caught by pirates and held…

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ŠMELHAUS, Stanislav

ŠMELHAUS, Stanislav. Karlín 17.11.1887 — 19??. Czechoslovakian Student of Indology. Studied at Charles University in Prague under Zubatý, Ph.D. there 1924/25. Probably he is that St. Šm. (Prague 17.11.1887 – Prague 20.9.1959) whom prijmeni.cz mentions as Professor of Odontology and Orientalist. Publications: Diss. O původu jazyka Malajálam a o jeho…

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PEET, Joseph

PEET, Joseph. Spitalfields, London 1.2.1801 — Mavelikara 11.8.1865. Rev. British Missionary in Kerala. Son of Benjamin Peet, a silk dyer, and Elizabeth Lafond. Apparently worked himself as dyer. From 1829 studies at Church Missionary College in Islington (London), ordained deacon 1831 and priest 1832 in London. Joined the Church Missionary…

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GUNDERT, Hermann

GUNDERT, Hermann. Stuttgart 4.2.1814 — Calw 25.4.1893. German Missionary and Indologist (Dravidian Scholar). Worked for Basel Mission in Kerala. Son of Franz Ludwig G. (1783–1854), a merchant and founder of the Württemberg Bibel­anstalt, and Christina Ensslin (1792–1833). Educated at Stuttgart Gymnasium and from the age of 14 at Maulbronn Seminar.…

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