HAENISCH, Erich

HAENISCH, Erich. Berlin 27.8.1880 — Stuttgart 21.12.1966. German Sinologist and Mongolist. Professor. Son of an attorney, educated in Berlin. In 1899-1903 studied Chinese, Mongolian and Manchu at Berlin (W. Grube, also listened to Pischel and J. Oppert), Ph.D. 1904. In 1904-11 in China, teaching at military schools in Wuchang and…

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GOULD, Basil

GOULD, Basil John. Worcester Park near London 29.12.1883 — 27.12.1956.Sir. British Civil Servant in India, Political Officer in Sikkim, Bhutan and Tibet. Son of Charles Gould and his wife Ellen. After Winchester College studies at Oxford (New College). Joined I.C.S. in 1907. In 1912-13 British Trade Agent in Gyantse, Tibet. Later…

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FINCKH, Elisabeth

FINCKH, Elisabeth (née Wirth). Würzburg 23.8.1912 — Bremen 23.1.1993.German Physician interested in Tibetan Medicine. Dr.med. Worked as physician in Hamburg. In 1962 studied Tibetan medicine in Dharamsala under Yeshi Donden and others. Married Ulrich Finckh, five children. Publications: Grundlagen tibetischer Heilkunde. Nach dem Buche rGyud bźi. Band 1. 107 p. Uelzen 1975,…

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EMMERICK, Ronald E.

EMMERICK, Ronald Eric. Sydney 9.3.1937 — Hamburg 31.8.2001. Australian Indologist, Tibetan and Iranian (Khotan Saka) scholar in the U.K. and Germany. Professor in Hamburg. Son of Eric Steward E., a builder, and Myrtle Caroline Smith. After school in Sydney studied in 1955-59 Classics, French and German at Sydney (B.A. 1959,…

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BUCK, Stuart H.

BUCK, Stuart Henry. Attleboro, MA 11.2.1911/21 (?) — Lynchburg, VA 7.4.1997 (or 28.3.). U.S. Tibetologist and Mongolist. Son of Frederic Holden Buck and Florence Hacket. Graduated from Harvard (A.B. 1933). Probably at Catholic University of America, Washington DC. Served 35 years in National Security Agency as Intelligence Analyst, retired 1980.…

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ASBOE, Walter

ASBOE, Walter. 1895 — 1965. Rev. In the 1930s in Kyelang, dt. Kangra. From 1921 (or 1925?) Moravian missionary in Kyelang (Lahul), then in Ladakh from 1939 to 1947, director of an industrial school in Leh. Minister in East Tytherton, Wiltshire from 1948-1952. Publications: “Disposal of the Dead in Tibet”, Man…

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SHUTTLEWORTH, Henry Lee

SHUTTLEWORTH, Henry Lee Hawden. Scoforth, Lancashire 14.5.1882 — New Delhi 28.2.1960. British Civil Servant in India. The only son of George Edward Sh., a physician, and Edith Mary Hadwen. Educated in Shrewsbury, from 1901 studies at Oxford (Pembroke College), then joined I.C.S. After furthertudies M.A. 1910 Cambridge, then went to India. Vainly…

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SCHMID, Toni (Antonia Elisabeth Magdalena)

SCHMID, Toni (Antonia Elisabeth Magdalena). Fischamend near Vienna 25.9.1897 — Uppsala 16.12.1972. Austrian Scholar of Religious History and Tibetan Iconography in Sweden. Swedish citizen 1927. Daughter of a wealthy mill-owner, Georg Josef Leander Schmid, and Antonia Maria Lindemmer. School and studies in Vienna, one year (1921) in Sweden. Dr.ph. 1922 Vienna…

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RIBBACH, Samuel Heinrich

RIBBACH, Samuel Heinrich. Hebron, Labrador 10.2.1863 — 31.5.1943. German Missionary. In 1892-1913 in Moravian Mission in Ladakh and Lahul. Later worked in Museum für Völkerkunde in Hamburg. Publications: An den Grenzen Tibets Bilder aus der Himalaya-Mission der Brüdergemeine. Herrnhut 1900, 2nd ed. 64 p. Herrnhut 1925. – Vier Bilder des Padmasambhava und seiner…

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O’CONNOR, William Frederick Travers

O’CONNOR, William Frederick  Travers. Longford, Ireland 30.7.1870 — Chelsea, London 14.12.1943. Irish Officer and Diplomat in British Service in India. Son of land agent Matthew Weld O’Connor and Georgina O’Reilly. Educated at Charterhouse School in Surrey. After Royal Military Academy joined Royal Artillery in 1890. Lieutenant 1893, Captain 1899, Major 1908,…

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