COURT, Henry

COURT, Henry. 1??? — 1???. British Colonial Officer in India. Major. There were at least three Major Henry Courts, father (1783–1874), son (Ripley, Surrey 18.5.1822 – Eton, Berkshire 30.5.1891, in 1861 Commissioner in Meerut) and grandson (Dinapore 10.5.1843 – Croydon, Surrey 1892). The eldest is certainly not possible, but I…

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BOMFORD, Trevor

BOMFORD, Trevor. Bembridge, Isle of Wight 18.11.1849 — India 21.12.1929. Rev. British Missionary in India. Son of Samuel B. and Francis Jane Winter. Studies at Cambridge (Corpus Christi College) and Durham University (M.A.). Ordained 1874. Worked for Church Missionary Society in Multan and Peshawar. Married Jane Catherine Charlotte Briggs, four sons…

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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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LEECH, Robert

LEECH, Robert. 7.12.1813 — Ambala 2.9.1845. British Colonial Officer in India. Engineer Major, Bombay Engineers, in 1836, still as Lieutenant, Assistant of Burnes, served in Afghanistan until 1842. Then Assistant Agent in Ambala. Unmarried. Publications: “Epitome of the Grammar of the Brahuiky, the Balochky, and the Panjabi languages”, JASB 7, 1838,…

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JUKES, Andrew

JUKES, Andrew. Canada 1847 — 28.4.1931. British (Canadian) Medical Missionary in India. Educated at Blundell’s Son of Mark Richard J. and Harriet Maria Hole. Educated at Blundell’s School in Tiverton, Devon, then higher education in medicine in England. M.D. For a while had a practice in Yorkshire. From 1878 medical…

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