USBORNE, Charles Frederick

USBORNE, Charles Frederick. London 18.2.1874 — 6.11.1919. British Civil Servant in India. Son of Thomas U. and Agnes Elizabeth Gibbs. Studies at Balliol College, Oxford. Joined I.C.S. in 1898. Finally Deputy Commissioner of Hissar. On a sick leave committed suicide. Married 1906 Janet Muriel Leroy, four sons and one daughter.…

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SWYNNERTON, Charles

SWYNNERTON, Charles. Douglas, Middle, Isle of Man 27.11.1843 — Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire 16.11.1928. Rev. British Missionary and Folklorist in India. Son of Charles Swynnerton and Mary Callister. Government Chaplain 1851-57. Married Maud Massy, one son. Publications: “On a Celt of the Palaeolithic Type, found at Thandiani, Punjab, September 10th, 1880”, ProcASB 1880, 175; Note…

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STARKEY, Samuel Cross

STARKEY, Samuel Cross. 3.3.1807 — 28.3.1888. British Colonial Officer in India. Son of John Cross Starkey. Captain, then Major. At his father’s death in 1855 inherited the property in Cheshire and returned to England, living the rest of his life at Wrenbury Hall. Married twice (first with Henrietta Suft), several…

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SKEMP, Frank Whittingham

SKEMP, Frank Whittingham. Eccles, Lancashire 13.12.1880 — 1971. British Civil Servant in India. Studies at Manchester (M.A. 1904) and in preparation for I.C.S. at Cambridge 1903-04. Served in the Punjab. Married Dorothy Frazer, children. Publications: Multani Stories. Collected and translated. 81 p. Lahore 1917. Sources: Manchester graduate register upto 1908 (www.ebooksread.com/authors-eng/university-of-manchester/the-victoria-university-of-manchester-register-of-graduates-up-to-july-1st-190-hci/page-34-the-victoria-university-of-manchester-register-of-graduates-up-to-july-1st-190-hci.shtml).

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THORNTON, Thomas Henry

THORNTON, Thomas Henry. London (?) 1832 — Bath 10.3.1913. British Civil Servant in India. Son of a Times journalist, Thomas Th., and his wife Elizabeth. Educated at Merchant Taylor’s School, studies at Oxford (St.John’s, 1855 its Fellow). In 1855 entered I.C.S. as one of the first “competition-wallahs”. Served in the…

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SMIRNOV, Jurij Andreevič

SMIRNOV, Jurij Andreevič. Vladikavkaz 12.3.1923 — 17.2.1984. Russian Indologist, specialist of Pañjabi. Son of a worker. In 1941-58 served in army (in 1941-45 in war). Graduated 1954 from VIIJa. Kand. filol. nauk 1963. From 1967 naučnyj sotrudnik at Oriental Institute of Academy of Science in Moscow. Publications: At least 50…

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SEREBRJAKOV, Igor’ Dmitrievič

SEREBRJAKOV, Igor’ Dmitrievič. Sartana, Mariupolsk, gub. Ekaterinoslav (obl. Doneck) 14.(27.)11.1917 — Ibid. 20.9.1998. Russian Indologist. Son of a worker. Graduated 1940 from Philological Faculty, Leningrad. Kand. filol. nauk 1964, Dr. filol. n. 1975. In 1940-56 in army service, in 1941-47 taught at VIIJa. In 1959-61 cultural delegate in India and…

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TRUMPP, Ernst.

TRUMPP, Ernst T. Ilsfeld, Württemberg 13.3.1828 — Munich 5.4.1885. German Missionary and Indologist. Professor in Munich. Son of carpenter Georg Thomas Trumpp and Sara Bader. After gymnasium in Heilbronn studied at Tübingen (Ewald), passed theological examination in 1848. Even now studied Arabic and Sanskrit under Ewald and Roth. Participated in…

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TISDALL, William St. Clair

TISDALL, William St. Clair. Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire 19.2.1859 — East Ashford, Kent 1.12.1928. Rev. British Missionary in Iran and India. Originally from Pembroke in Wales. Apparently family moved to Auckland, New Zealand. Ordained in 1883. Missionary of English Church in Isfahan, then in 1888/90 in Bombay, in 1892 in London.…

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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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