SEYMOUR, Lionel William

SEYMOUR, Lionel William. Bombay 1855? — Surrey 15.4.1936. British Physician in India. Son of the elder L.W.S. and Catharine Burton. Worked in Bombay Civil Service, in 1905 to the U.K. Worked as physician. Married 1890 Amy Elizabeth Clark, four sons. Publications: A Grammar of the Sindhi Language. 203 p. Karachi 1884. Sources: ancestry.com;…

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SORLEY, Herbert Tower

SORLEY, Herbert Tower. 12.4.1892 — 7.8.1968. British Civil Servant in India, Sindhi Scholar. Son of John T. S., City Chamberlain of Aberdeen. M.A. 1914 Aberdeen. Served in I.C.S., apparently until 1947. In 1939 he was Collector of Bombay. Publications: The Western India States Agency. 1-2. Census of India 1931 vol.…

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SHIRT, George

SHIRT, George. Cawthorne, Yorkshire 1843 — Quetta 16.6.1886. Rev. British Missionary in India. Educated in London and Cambridge (B.A. 1864). Left for India in 1866 and worked in Hyderabad, Sindh, and, after a furlough 1873–75, in Karachi and elsewhere. In 1881 in Quetta learned Brahui. After another furlough, 1882–85, returned…

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STACK, George A.

STACK, George A. 18?? — ?.12.1853. British Officer in India, Pioneer of Sindhi Studies. One Internet source claims that he was a missionary, but the Preface of his 1855 dictionary shows this an error. He was Captain and Deputy Collector in Hyderabad, Sindh, when he fell ill in 1851. After…

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TURNER, Ralph Lilley

TURNER, Ralph Lilley. Charlton, London (or Cambridge?) 5.10.1888 — Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire 22.4.1983. Sir (1950). British Indologist. Professor in London. Son of George S. Turner and Bertha Lilley. Learned Sanskrit at Perse School in Cambridge from —> W. H. D. Rouse, who was its Headmaster. Studied classical and Oriental languages at…

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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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