HOLLER, Helmuth P.

HOLLER, Helmuth Peter. Holstein 8.6.1871 — 19??. Rev. U.S. (German-born) Missionary in India. Studies at Berlin and Kiel. Ph.D. In 1895 came to the U.S.A. Ordained Lutheran priest 1896. Two years minister in Nebraska, then 1897-1900 Principal of Rajahmundry Seminary. Back from India he was Professor and Principal of the…

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GALLETTI DI CADILHAC, Arthur

GALLETTI DI CADILHAC, Arthur Mario Agricola Collier. London 25.3.1877 — 23.2.1967. British (with Italian background) Civil Servant in India. Son of Count Arturo G. di C. and Margaret Isabella Collier. Educated at Cheltenham College, studies at Oxford (Trinity College). Joined I.C.S. in 1900. Worked 30 years in Madras Presidency. Retired 1934. Married 1906…

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COTTON, Arthur Thomas

COTTON, Arthur Thomas. Combermere, Cheshire 15.5.1803 — Dorking, Surrey 24.7.1899. Sir. British Colonial Officer in India. General. Son of Henry Calvely C. and Matilda Lockwood. After Addiscombe joined Madras Engineer Group in 1819, served first in the U.K., arrived at Madras in 1821. Conducted various surveys in South India. In…

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ROGERS, Henry Thomas

ROGERS, Henry Thomas. ?.1.1830 — St.Leonards-on-sea ?.11.1898. British Officer in Burma. In 1848-49 at Addiscombe, then joined Madras Engineers. Served in the second Burma war, Lieutenant 1854. Finally Principal of Madras Civil Engineering College at Fort St. George. Returned to the U.K. in 1880 and retired as Major-General.Collaborated with Max…

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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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OPPERT, Gustav

OPPERT, Gustav Salomon. Hamburg 30.7.1836 — Berlin 1.3.1908 (or 17.3.). German Indologist in India. Professor in Madras. Son of Eduard Oppert (originally Oppenheimer) and Henriette Gans, brother of —> Jules O. and Ernst Jacob O. (1832–1903) who was a merchant in Shanghai and visited three times Korea. Educated at Johanneum in…

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MORRIS, Henry

MORRIS, Henry. 22.4.1829 — 1912. British Civil Servant and Historian in India. Son of —> John Carnac M. “Educated at Rugby and Haileybury, 1846-48. In India, 1848-75, in the Madras C.S., rose to be Judge of Godavery. Was for years Inspector of Schools.” Retired in 1875. Publications: The history of…

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SCHULTZE, Benjamin

SCHULTZE, Benjamin. Sonnenburg (now Słonsk in Poland) 1689 — 25.11.1760. German Missionary and Precursor of Indology. In India 1719-43. From Sonnenburg in Neumark. After studies of Theology at Halle (from 1711) he joined the Lutheran Trankebar Mission in 1719 and participated in the conclusion of the Tamil Bible. Ordained priest…

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ROBERTS, Sydney Gordon

ROBERTS, Sydney Gordon. 18?? — 19??. British Civil Servant in South India. In 1899 already there, 1915-18 District Judge in Cuddalore, then retired. Back in the U.K. he was Lecturer in Tamil and Telugu at Oxford (1924). He collected Tamil proverbs and was keenly interested in dendrology. Publications: “An Education…

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REES, John David

REES, John David. London 16.12.1854 — London 2.6.1922. First Baronet (1919). British Civil Servant in India. Son of Lodwich William Rees and Ann Jones. “Educated at Cheltenham. Entered the Madras Civil Service, 1875. Private Secretary to three successive Governors…; Government Translator in Tamil, Telugu, Persian and Hindustani. British Resident in…

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