HAMILTON, Robert Clifton

HAMILTON, Robert Clifton. 18?? — 19??. British Civil Servant in India. Served in India from 1893-1920. Still living in 1932. He could well be the R. Cl. Hamilton of https://en.m.wikisource.org/wiki/Page:Oxford_men_and_their_colleges.djvu/667, born in Bath 1872, studied at Oxford from 1891 – but his possible connection with India is not mentioned. Publications: An…

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GRIFFITHS, Percival

GRIFFITHS, Percival Joseph. Middlesex 15.1.1899 — 14.7.1992. Sir. British Civil Servant in India. M.A. Cambridge, then went to India. Finally District Magistrate of Medinipur in Bengal from 1933. Retired 1937, but stayed in India as a representative of European business. Knighted 1947, K.B.E. 1963. Married 1924 Kathleen Wilkes (d. 1974). Publications: The…

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GRANT, Sara

GRANT, Sara. Shrewsbury 19.12.1922 — 2002. British Missionary and Indologist. Born of Scottish parents in England, educated in a convent in Brighton, converted to Roman Catholicism at the age of 19. After war studied classics at Oxford. She went to India as missionary in 1956 (member of the Sacred Heart…

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GRAHAM, James William

GRAHAM, James William. 17?? — 18??. British Colonial Officer in India. Joined E.I.C.’s army in 1800. Lieutenant (1819), then Major. Chief Interpreter and Translator to the Supreme Court of Judicature. He was cashiered in 1828 by sentence of a general court-martial and disappears. Publications: “A Treatise on Sufiism, or Mahomedan Mysticism”,…

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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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GOUGH, Charles John Stanley

GOUGH, Charles John Stanley. Chittagong 28.1.1832 — Clonmel, co. Tipperary, Ireland 6.9.1912. Sir. British Colonial Officer in India. General. Born into a family of Anglo-Irish gentry, son of judge George Gough and Charlotte Margaret Becher. Educated in the U.K. Entered Bengal European Cavalry in 1848. Served in the Punjab campaign,…

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GODDEN, Gertrude M.

GODDEN, Gertrude Mary. Surbiton, Surrey 17.7.1867 — Burgess Hill, Sussex 15.2.1947. British Anthropological Writer. Roman Catholic. She was an armchair anthropologist who never visited India. Publications: “Naga and Other Frontier Tribes of North-East India”, JRAnthrInst 26, 1897, 161-201 & 27, 1898, 2-51; articles in Folk-Lore. – Also wrote much on modern history and politics.…

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GILLINGS, James

GILLINGS, James. Norwich, Norfolk 15.11.1822 — 1897. Rev. BritishMethodist Missionary in Sri Lanka. In 1844-50 Superintendent on English school in Batticaloa, then returned to the U.K. Retired and moved to Coonoor in South India. Publications: “On the Veddahs of Bintenne”, JRAS-CB2:3 (7), 1853, 83-89. Sources: Scanty stray notes in Internet.

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GELL, Alfred

GELL, Alfred Antony Francis (born Antony Francis Gell). 12.6.1945 — 28.1.1997. British Social Anthropologist. Son of Professor Philip Gell, an Immunologist, and his wife Susan. Studies at Trinity College, Cambridge (M.Phil. under E. Leach) and London School of Economics (Ph.D. 1973 under R. Firth). Taught at University of Sussex, from 1974…

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GASKOIN, C. J. B.

GASKOIN, Charles Jacinth Bellairs. Ealing, Middlesex 30.7.1873 — 24.3.1955. British Historian. Son of son of Herman G. and Catherine Maclear. Studies at Cambridge, B.A. 1898, M.A. 1902. In 1901-06 private tutor in Cambridge, 1907-16 Lecturer in History at Wren’s. War service on code department. In 1919-26 Professor of History and Economics at…

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