KEENE, Henry George

KEENE, Henry George. Haileybury 1826 — Westward Ho, Devon 26.3.1915. British Civil Servant and Historian in India. Son of the elder —> H. G. K., educated at Rugby, Oxford and Haileybury. In 1847 entered I.C.S., served in N.W. Provinces and retired in 1882. Fellow of Calcutta University. C.I.E. 1882. Twice married, five…

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KAY, William

KAY, William. Pickering, North Yorkshire 8.4.1820 — 16.1.1886. Rev. British Teacher in India. Son of Thomas and Ann Kay. Studies at Lincoln College, Oxford, graduated 1839. Fellow of his college 1840, Tutor and M.A. 1842. Ordained as priest 1843. B.D. 1849. From 1849 Principal of Bishop’s College in Calcutta, until…

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KALMER, Josef (born Joseph Kalmus)

KALMER, Josef (born Joseph Kalmus) Nehrybka, Galicia (now in Poland) 17.8.1898 — Vienna 9.7.1959. Austrian Poet. Born in a Jewish family. School in Czernowitz (Černivci) and Vienna, served a voluntary in WW I. After war studied law and Chinese, without degree, and began his literary career, also worked as journalist.…

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JOSEPH, Gerard Abraham

JOSEPH, Gerard Abraham. Colombo 6.4.1870 — 4.3.1922 (when 52). Sri Lankan Burgher Civil Servant. Member of Ceylon Civil Service. Son of Abraham Orlando J. and Louisa van Langenberg, From 1893 to his death Secretary and Librarian of Colombo Museum, in the late 1910s also its acting director. Married 1897 Mabel…

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JOSA, Fortunato Pietro Luigi

JOSA, Fortunato Pietro Luigi. Rome 5.6.1851 — Port Isaac, Cornwall 19.12.1922. Italian Missionary in the U.K. and South America. Son of Filippo and Agnese Josa. Raised as Catholic, but took Protestant faith, probably in England. Graduated 1871 from St. Augustine’s. College, Canterbury. Ordained deacon 1874 and priest 1875 in Guyana.…

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JOINVILLE, Joseph Endelin de

JOINVILLE, Joseph Endelin de (rarely as de Jonville). 17?? — 18??. French Naturalist. Came to Ceylon in 1798 with Governor North, worked as surveyor, left the island in 1805 and disappears. A linguist, cartographer, botanist and artist. One Joseph de Joinville lived in 1753–1821, but no details about him are…

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JOYES, William Boardman Walter

JOYES, William Boardman Walter. Madras 9.8.1828 — Ootacamund 11.7.1878. British teacher in India. Son of Walter Patrick J. and Mary Ann Boardman, a family residing in Madras from the grandfather’s (Major Patrick J.) time. Professor of Vernacular Languages at Presidency College, Madras, until death. Married 1857 Clarissa Hall. Publications: With…

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HARKNESS, Henry

HARKNESS, Henry. 17?? — Lympstone 17.8.1838. British Colonial Officer in South India. Captain (1826/34). Commanded the escort of Bishop —> Heber until Heber’s death in 1826. He collaborated with —> MacKenzie, edited Ram Raz’s posthumous Architecture of the Hindus and worked as the secretary of College of Fort St.George. Apparently…

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JOHN, Christian Samuel

JOHN, Christian Samuel. 1747 — 1813. Rev. German Pietist Missionary in South India. In Tranquebar. He was also interested in nature, collected shells and other naturalia and sent some specimens to Germany. For this he was given doctorate by Academia Leopoldina. Hon. member of A.S.B. Publications: A paper about the…

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JENKINS, Richard

JENKINS, Richard. Cruckton near Shrewsbury 18.2.1785 — Blackheath 30.12.1853. Sir. British Civil Servant in India, then Politician. Son of Richard J. In India 1800-28, served in Bombay C.S., in 1807-27 resident in Nagpur. Returned to England in 1828. He was M.P. (conservative) for Shrewsbury in 1930-32 and 1837-41. One of…

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