SHIRREFF, Alexander Grierson

SHIRREFF, Alexander Grierson. 1883 — 2.9.1962. British Civil Servant in India. Son of Francis Archibald Patullo Sh. and his wife Elizabeth Louisa. B.A. I.C.S. officer, in the 1930s Collector of Jaunpur. Married Dulcie Baxter, children. Publications: With Pannā Lāl: The Dream Queen: a translation of the Svapnavasavadatta of Bhasa. 4+55 p. Allahabad 1918. – Hindi…

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SHEA, David

SHEA, David. Limerick county 1777 — Haileybury 10.5.1836. British (Irish) Persian Scholar. Professor at Haileybury. Son of Daniel Shea, a farmer. Studied Classics at Dublin from 1793, in 1898 expelled as nationalist, having refused an oath to government, and went to England. He worked as tutor in London, then as…

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SCHOTT, Magdalene

SCHOTT, Magdalene Sophie (née Krafft). Barmen, Rheinprovinz 22.3.1899 — 19??. German Student of Indology. After gymnasium in Mannheim studied first medicine at Tübingen, but soon Germanistics at Münster, Berlin, Freiburg and Marburg. From 1928 studies of Indology at Heidelberg. Ph.D. 1935 Heidelberg (under Walleser). Married 1921 architect Hugo Schott, divorce 1922.…

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SCHÖNBORN, Emil

SCHÖNBORN, Emil. 18?? — 1???. German Student of Indology. In 1857 joined D.M.G. as student of theology and Oriental languages. Ph.D. 1862 Breslau. Probably became then teacher in Krotoschin (Krotoszyn) and from 1867 in Pless (Pszczyna), both in Silesia (now Poland). Publications: Diss. Aitareya-Brāhmaṇae specimen. 47 p. B. 1862. – Zur Erklärung Von…

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RUNKLE, Catharine Bird

RUNKLE, Catharine Bird. 7.2.1863 — 24.12.1943. U.S. Student of Sanskrit. Daughter of John Daniel Runkle and Catharine Robbins. Studied from 1886 at Harvard Annex for women (now Radcliffe College), learned Sanskrit under Lanman. In 1922 living in Richmond MA, unmarried. Buried (and possibly died) in Dorchester, co. Suffolk, Mass. Publications: With J.…

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ROBINSON, William Henry

ROBINSON, William Henry.1829? — Edmonton 1910 (when 81) – says JRAS, but the editor’s preface in his book has Westminster 1824 — 1906. Britishman, interested in Indology. Of modest background, grew up in Hampstead. In middle age became interested in Orient and without formal studies learned Sanskrit from books. Worked…

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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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PROCTER, Thomas

PROCTER, Thomas. 1797 — Bath 16.6.1836. Rev. British Clergyman in India. Son of an officer. From 1818 studies at Oxford (Jesus College), B.A. 1821, M.A. 1824. Fellow of Queen’s College 1824-26. Chaplain in Calcutta and Examiner at College of Fort William (1828). In 1831 among the applicants for Boden chair…

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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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PORRU, Giulia

PORRU, Giulia. 1913 — 2000 (?). Italian Linguist. Studies at Florence, i.a. under Devoto. Ph.D. 1937 Florence, PD in glottologia 1943. From 1946 Professore indaricato di filologia Germanica at Florence, also taught general linguistics. She was the first Italian to interest in phonology. Publications: “I verbi della VII classe dell’antico indiano”, Rendic.…

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