PERREAUX, Paul-Florentin-Marie

PERREAUX, Paul-Florentin-Marie. Paris 15.1.1807 — 1???. French Teacher in India. Son of Jean François P. and Marie Jeanne Pouillard. Professot of mathematics at Collège royal de Pondichéry (from before 1838), in 1842 also its director. In 1857/68 mentioned as notary in Pondichéry. Married 1833 Charlotte Mathilde Jame (d. 1853). Publications: Traité…

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PERCIVAL, Peter

PERCIVAL, Peter. Prestwich, Lancashire 24.7.1803 — Yercaud 11.7.1882. Rev. British Missionary and Indologist (Tamil Scholar) in Sri Lanka and India. Son of Peter and Jane P. In 1826 Wesleyan Methodist Mission sent him to Jaffna, worked there until 1829 and after a few years in Bengal in 1832-51 as Principal…

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OUCHTERLONY, John

OUCHTERLONY, John. Walworth, Surrey 15.1.1813  — Ootacamund 29.4.1863. British Colonial Officer in India. Lieutenant-Colonel. Son of William O. and Harriet Lee. Served in Madras Engineers, in 1741-43 in Hong Kong. Married 1844 Alice Trevor Puchterbury (anc.) or Turton (Wikitree), four daughters. Died of “jungle fever”. His identification as the author…

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ONORATO DA UDINE

ONORATO DA UDINE (Franciscus Honoratus ad Utino, lay Giangiacomo). Tomba near Udine 7.11.1757 — Rome 8.12.1836. Italian Capuchin Missionary in India. Went to India in 1792, worked many years in Pondicherry, Surat, Madras and Masulipatan. Very little is known of his life (except some contradicting mentions, claiming he worked in Tibet, Madagascar, or…

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MURPHY, John D.

MURPHY, John D. 1921 — 1997. U.S. Linguist. Perhaps at Catholic University of America, Washington DC. Publications: Much on African languages. – A handbook of the Tamil language. 8+141 p. Washington DC 1957. – With Champa Jarmul: A Nepali Newspaper reader. 9+274 p. Kensington 1984. – With S. Vaidyanathan: Tamil Newspaper reader. 6+434…

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MURDOCH, John

MURDOCH, John. Glasgow 22.7.1819 — Madras 10.8.1904. British (Scottish) Missionary in Sri Lanka and India. Son of John and Margret Murdoch, educated in Glasgow. After an unsuccesful attempt as a painter studies at Glasgow. Worked as teacher, in 1844 left for Ceylon. Headmaster of schools in Kandy, but resigned in…

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MATTHEWS, Gordon

MATTHEWS, Gordon. Rosby near Liverpool 1886 — Scotland 1947. Rev. British Missionary in South India. Son of John M., a local G.P., the family came from North Wales. Studies at Merton College, Oxford. M.A. 1910, B.Litt., B.D. 1912 (Mansfield College), now left for India. Professor of English and Vice-Principal at…

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MARSDEN, Edmund

MARSDEN, Edmund. 18?? — 19??. British author of textbooks, some of which were also translated into Hindī, Tamil and other languages. In 1893 he belonged to Madras Department of Public. Instruction, and was official Reader in Persian to the government, in 1903-07 agent of Macmillan publishers in India, retired. One…

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LINCOLN, J. H.

LINCOLN, J. H. 18?? — 1???. In 1902, the Annual departmental reports of the Straits Settlements mentions Eliza L., the widow of the late J.H.L., who was retired Tamil Interpreter of the Supreme Court in Singapore. Publications: English–Tamil Vocabulary with Tamil words.8+87 p. Singapur 1895. Sources: With mere initials it seems hopeless to find…

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LEEPER, Frederick James

LEEPER, Frederick James. Dublin 1831 — 1???. Rev. British (Irish?) Missionary in South India. Went to India in 1856, trained in Madras, ordained deacon 1857, priest 1860. Worked in Tinnevelly, Secunderabad, Kumbakonam, Tranquebar and Cuddalore. Retired in 1881, from 1887 curate of Vernhams Dean, Wiltshire. Married 1857 Mary Catharine Roberts.…

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