CAMPBELL, William

CAMPBELL, William. 1799 — 1878.  Rev. British Missionary in India. From c. 1823-35 twelve years in India (Bangalore), working for London Missionary Society, then returned to the U.K. In ancestry.co.uk there is one W.C., born in Edinburgh 1799, death unknown, son of the elder William C. and Prudence Mackay, married…

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ALLEN, William Sidney

ALLEN, William Sidney. London 18.3.1918 — Cambridge 22.4.2004. British Linguist and Sanskritist. Professor at Cambridge. Son of William Percy Allen, an engineer of printing works, and Ethel Pearce. Studied 1937-39 Classics at Trinity College, Cambridge, soon turning to comparative philology and Sanskrit (Bailey). Served during the war 1939-45 in Royal…

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ZWALF, Wladimir

ZWALF, Wladimir. 30.8.1932 — Cambridge ?.9.2002. British Indologist and Librarian. In 1952-55 studies at Lincoln College, Oxford. In 1957-62 Assistant Keeper in charge of Sanskrit, Prakrit, Pali and Avestan collections in India Office Library. From 1962 Assistant Keeper at Department of Oriental Printed Books and Manuscript in British Museum. Retired…

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WOODTHORPE, Robert Gosset

WOODTHORPE, Robert Gosset. Purfleet, Essex 22.9.1844 — 1898.  British Colonial Officer in India, Explorer and Amateur Artist. Colonel. In 1865 joined Royal Engineers, soon to India. In 1871-72 surveyed Lushai Hills, then Garo and Naga Hills. In 1885 led an expedition from Upper Assam to the Irawadi and back. Publications: The…

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WOLLASTON, Arthur Naylor

WOLLASTON, Arthur Naylor. Beulah Hill, Norwood 14.10.1842 — Walmer, Kent 8.2.1922. Sir.  British Oriental Scholar. Son of Henry Francis W. Educated at Stockwell Grammar School. In 1859 joined Political Department of India Office, worked under John Kaye, later moved to Revenue, Statistic and Commerce Department. Senior Clerk 1873, Assistant Secretary…

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WIDGERY, Alban G.

WIDGERY, Alban Gregory. Bloxwich, Staffordshire 9.5.1887 — Wichester, Va. 22.3.1968. British Scholar of Religion in the U.S.A. Son of Rev. John Thomas W. and Ellen Thomas. Studies at Cambridge (St.Catharine’s College, B.A. 1908, M.A. 1912). From 1908 taught at Bristol University, St. Andrews University, and Cambridge University, for a while…

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WESTCOTT, George H.

WESTCOTT, George Herbert. Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex 18.4.1862 — Allahabad 16.1.1928. Rev. British Missionary in India. Son of Rev. Brooke Foss W., then Bishop of Durham, and Sarah Whithard. Educated at Marlborough College, studies from 1882 at Peterhouse, Cambridge (B.A. 1885, M.A. 1899). Ordained 1886, after a brief period…

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WAUCHOPE, Robert Stuart

WAUCHOPE, Robert Stuart (until 1920 R. S. Wahab). 1887? — 19??. British Colonial Officer in India. Son of a Colonel of Indian army. Joined army in 1906, 1910 appointed to Survey of India. After military duties in 1914-21 its Assistant Director of Works in Waziristan. From 1929 Superintendent of Surveys in…

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WARDEN, John

WARDEN, John. 1805? — after 1853.  British Civil Servant in India. Worked as police in Bombay Presidency, later (1845) judge in Poona (Pune). Married Harriet Lodwick (1812–1853), four children. Publications: “On the Customs of Gosawees or Gosaeens”, MJLS 14:1, 1847, 67-76 (Gosvāmi Śaiva sect). Sources: Stray notes in Internet, but with such…

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WARD, C. H. S.

WARD, Charles Henry Spurgeon. Halton by Leeds, Yorkshire 21.7.1876 — Wells, Somerset 17.3.1957. Rev. British Clergyman in Sri Lanka. Son of Amos Ward and Zilpah Whitaker. Married 1906 in Sri Lanka Mabel Jane Straughan Lawrence (d. 1937), children. Later on returned to the U.K. His 1934/47 book is based on…

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