WILBERFORCE-BELL, Harold

WILBERFORCE-BELL, Harold. 1885 — 1956. Sir. British Colonial Officer in India. Lieutenant-Colonel. Son of elder HW-B. and Lucy Wilson. Joined Indian army in 1905, in 1910-40 in Indian Political Service, finally as Resident for the Punjab States 1934-39. Also his father was HW-B (1849–1927) and served as officer in India,…

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PRICE, William (younger)

PRICE, William. 17?? — 18??. British Colonial Officer and Oriental Scholar in India. Lieutenant (1807), then Captain (1823) and Major (1831) in the 5th native regiment in Bengal. Taught Bengali, Marathi and Sanskrit at Fort William College, from 1824 Professor of Hindee (i.e. Braj) and Hindoostanee there. Retired in 1834…

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POPE, John Van Someren

POPE, John Van Someren. Plymouth 3.1.1850 — London 10.11.1936. British Teacher and Oriental Scholar. Son of —> G. U. Pope. Studies at Cambridge, M.A. Teacher in Calcutta: Professor at Presidency College (1877). Public Inspector of Schools for Eastern Circe (1889 on furlough). Finally Director of Public Instruction in Burma for 17…

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LAMBERT, Hester Marjorie

LAMBERT, Hester Marjorie.19?? — 1976. British? M.A. In 1938-63 Senior Lecturer in Marathi at S.O.A.S., then retired. Publications: Textbooks of English in the 1930s. – Marathi Language Course. 14+301 p. Oxford 1943. – Jñāneśvarī. Transl. from Marathi by V. G. Pradhan, edited with introduction by H.M.L. L. 1948, new ed. 1-2. 1967-69. – Introdution…

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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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CANDY, Edward Townshend

CANDY, Edward Townshend. India 15.4.1845 — ?.4.1913. Sir (1904). British Civil Servant in India. Son of —> Thomas Candy. Educated in Cheltenham. M.A. Entered Bombay C.S. 1865, retired 1903. “Judicial Assistant to the Political Agent, Kattiawar, 1872-82: officiating Judicial Commissioner in Sind, 1886-7: Vice-chancellor of the Bombay University, 1897-1902: Judge…

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ALLEN, David Olivier

ALLEN, David Olivier. Barre MA 14.9.1799 — Lowell MA 19.7.1863. U.S. Missionary in India. After Amherst College studied at Andover Theological Seminary, ordained 1827. In 1827-53 worked in Bombay for American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. Editorial superintendent of American Mission Press. Back in the U.S.A. in 1857-60 minister…

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SCHMIDT, Richard

SCHMIDT, Johann Wilhelm Richard. Aschersleben 29.1.1866 — Münster/Westfalen 15.11.1939. German Indologist. Professor in Münster. Son of a teacher. After school in Eisleben studied in 1886-90 at Halle (Pischel, Geldner). Ph.D. 1890 Halle. Eight years in Eisleben, probably as teacher. PD 1898 Halle, in 1904-10 also Librarian of D.M.G. In 1910 moved…

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NEILL, John William

NEILL, John William. 184? — 19??. British Civil Servant in India. Studies at King’s College, London, and Edinburgh. From 1864 served in Central India. In 1887 and 1890-91 acting Commissioner in Nagpur. Retired 1894. In 1896-1917 Professor of Indian Law and Lecturer in Marathi at University College in London, then…

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STEPHENS (Stevens), Thomas (Thomaz/Tomás Estevão)

STEPHENS (Stevens), Thomas (Thomaz/Tomás Estevão/Estevam/Esteves, also known as Padre Busten/Buston). Bushton, Wiltshire 1549 (?) — Salcete 1619. S.J. British Missionary in India. Early Marathi scholar and author. Son of merchant Thomas and Jane St. Educated in Winchester, perhaps studied at Oxford. Adopting Catholic faith he went to Rome and joined Jesuits…

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