DARBY, Alfred

DARBY, Alfred. Stevenage, Hertfordshire 16.9.1863 — 19??. Rev. British Missionary in India. Son of Walter D., a farmer. Graduated from St. Augustine’s College, Canterbury, in 1889, received his degree of M.A. from the archbishop of Canterbury 1905, and a B.D. from the University of Durham in 1908. He was ordained…

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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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SONTHEIMER, Günther-Dietz

SONTHEIMER, Günther-Dietz. Ulm 21.4.1934 — Dossenheim bei Heidelberg 2.6.1992. German Indologist, Specialist of Law, Popular Religion and Marathi. Professor in Heidelberg. Son of Dr. Walther S., teacher and schooldirector, and Herma Dietz. During the war living in mother’s home area, in the former Prussian Posen. In 1945-53 Gymnasium in Stuttgart.…

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SEDDON, Charles Norman

SEDDON, Charles Norman. Rock Ferry, Cheshire18.12.1870 — 27.3.1950. British Civil Servant and Oriental (Marathi and Persian) Scholar. Son of Charles John S. and Emily Washburn. Educated in Liverpool, in 1889-91 studies at Oxford (Balliol College). Around 1891 to India, served in I.C.S., mainly in Gujarat. In retirement University Lecturer in…

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SALDANHA, Mariano José

SALDANHA, Mariano Jose Luis de Gonzaga. Ucassaim, Bardez, Goa 21.6.1878 — 1975. Portuguese (Goanese) Indologist. Professor in Lisbon. Educated at Liceu de Nova Goa, Escola Médica de Goa and Escola Colonial in Lisbon, also studying Indology at university under Dalgado. In 1906 returned to India as physician. In 1915-29 Professor…

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WILSON, John

WILSON, John. Lauder, Berwickshire 11.12.1804 — near Bombay 1.12.1875. Rev. British (Scottish) Missionary in India, Indologist and Iranian Scholar. Son of Andrew W., a farmer and township councillor, and his wife Janet. From the age of 14 studied arts, then theology at Edinburgh, during holidays worked as tutor. He became…

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