MONFRINI, Stefano

MONFRINI, Stefano. 1885 — 1960. Italian Catholic Missionary in India. From 1910 sixteen years missionary among Santals. Publications: La Tribù dei Santal. 143 p. Milano 1929. – Account of the history of Santal mission in M. E. Modaelli, L’India. Milano 1937, 244-351. Sources: Scanty stray notes in Internet; missing in Porru.

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PUXLEY, Edward Lavallin

PUXLEY, Edward Lavallin. 1836 — Croydon 30.6.1909. Rev. British (Irish?) Missionary in India. Son of John Lavallin P. and Fanny White. Worked among Santals for Church Mission Society, said to have been the first missionary actually living among them. Retired c. 1867, returned to the U.K. and worked as vicar in…

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PHILLIPS, Jeremiah

PHILLIPS, Jeremiah. Plainfield NY 5.1.1812 — 9.12.1879. Rev. U.S. Baptist Missionary in India. Son of Parley Ph. and Hannah Crumb. Graduated from Hamilton Literary & Theological Institution (future Colgate University). In 1835 ordained priest and missionary. Arrived at Calcutta in 1836 and was stationed in Mayurbhanj, then in Sambalpur and…

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PHILLIPS, James L.

PHILLIPS, James Liddell. Balasore 1840 — Mussoorie 1895. U.S. Medical Missionary. Son of —> Jeremiah Ph. Born in India, educated in the U.S.A. Graduated 1860 from Bowdoin College, worked as pastor in New York and studied medicine for missionary work. M.D. 1864. Still in 1864 left for India. Worked in…

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MARTIN, W. B.

MARTIN, W. B. 18?? — 1???. British Civil Servant in India. Deputy Collector and Magistrate, Madhipárah, Bhagalpur (1875), later of Beguserai (1892), in Bihar. Sometimes given three initials as J. W. B. Martin. Publications: “On the Archaeological Remains of Barantpur in Zila’ Bhágalpúr”, ProcASB 1872, 175-177. – Letter forwarding an Inscription found at Srinagar…

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MAN, Edward G.

MAN, Edward Garnet. Halstead, Kent 8.2.1837 — Godalming, Surrey 14.11.1920. British Civil Servant in Bengal and Burma. Son of Harry Stoe Man and  Louisa Caroline Fowle. After early stay in business in Calcutta returned and studied at Lincoln’s Inn, called to the bar 1865. Government Lawyer in Burma, also worked…

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MACPHAIL, Ronald M.

MACPHAIL, Ronald Merry. Santalia 5.8.1899 — Newington, Edinburgh 9.12.1974. Rev. British (Scottish) Missionary Physician. in India. Son of —> J. M. Macphail, continued his work among Santals. Educated at Glasgow Academy. Served in the end of WW I in France. M.B. 1924 Glasgow. Worked for Church of Scotland among Santals…

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COLE, Frederick Thomas

COLE, Frederick Thomas. 18?? — 19??. Rev. British Missionary in India. In Agra, from 1873 in Santal Mission of Church Missionary Society in Taljhari, Rajmahal. In 1891 in England, apparently living in 1900. Publications: “Santhâli Folklore”, IA 4, 1875, 10-12, 257-259; “Santali Riddles”, IA 4, 1875, 164; “The Rajmahal Hillmen’s Songs”,…

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SKREFSRUD, Lars (Laurentius Olsen)

SKREFSRUD, Lars (Laurentius Olsen). Fåberg in Oppland 4.2.1840 — Benagaria (now in Jharkand) 11.12.1910. Norwegian Missionary in India. Born in modest family, son of Ole Nielsen S. and Eli Døsen. In his troubled youth he was imprisoned for three years for theft, but in prison found the Bible and decided to become…

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WENZEL, Heinrich Christian Ferdinand

WENZEL, Heinrich Christian Ferdinand. Mainz 7.6.1855 — London 16.6. 1893. German Indologist and Tibetan Scholar in England. Son of Karl August W., a physician, and Amalia Ida Gabriele Michel. Educated in Mainz, matriculated 1874. Studies at Jena, Leipzig and Tübingen. Ph.D. 1879 Tübingen (under Roth). Further studies at Strassburg and…

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