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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PARSONS, Francis Cotton

PARSONS, Francis Cotton. Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire 29.11.1867 — Lausanne, Vaud 23.12.1924. British Civil Servant in India. Son of a farmer from Cambridgeshire. William Baldock P. and Louisa Ambrose. Joined I.C.S. in 1886, served in South India. Retired 1914, living in Cambridge passed B.A. 1916 and M.A. 1921. Lecturer in Telugu at…

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BROWN, Charles Philip

BROWN, Charles Philip. Calcutta, India 10.11.1798 — London 12.12.1884. British Civil Servant in India (1817-55) and Indologist, specialist of Telugu language. Son of the rev. David B., the provost of Calcutta College, and Frances Cowley. Educated by his father in India, after his death came to England in 1812. After…

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ARDEN, Albert Henry

ARDEN, Albert Henry. Longcroft, Staffordshire 5.5.1841 — on sea 7.11.1897. British Rev. Missionary in South India, a Dravidian Scholar. Son of a clerk, Thomas A., and Isabella Cooper, educated at Kepton and Christ College, Cambridge (B.A. 1861, M.A. 1863), ordained 1864. Missionary in South India 1864–74, then 1874-78 in ecclesiastic…

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