JOHNSON, C.

JOHNSON, C. 1??? — 18??. British Colonial Officer in India. Captain of cavalry. In 1827 he led an expedition to unknown regions of the western Himalayas. In June met Csoma de Kőrös in Labrang. Publications: “Journey through the Hima-leh Mountains to the Sources of the River Jumna, and thence to the…

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JAMES, Walter Knight

JAMES, Walter Knight. Radford, Nottinghamshire ?.10.1853 — 1???. British Teacher in Sri Lanka. Son of Walter Redhead James and Clara Ann Fisher. In Sri Lanka. Principal of the Normal College, Colombo (1881). Married 1881 Julia Ann Robottom (d. 1889), two sons and one daughter. Publications: A First Book of Botany for…

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JACKSON, Welby

JACKSON, Welby Brown. Ilford, Essex (London) 30.12.1802 — 17.11.1890.British Civil Servant and Artist in India. Son of Sor John J., Bart. (d. 1820), and Charlotte Spry Gorham (d. 1807). To India before 1830, 1852 still there, 1856 in England and then lived long in Upton, Buckinghamshire (still there 1881). At some…

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IGGLEDEN, R. E. W.

IGGLEDEN, Robert E. W. 11.6.1913 — 21.3.1981. British Bauddha. After WW II pupil of Sayadaw U Thittila until 1952 (when Sayadaw returned to Burma). Specialist of Abhidhamma and Secretary of the P.T.S. until 1976. Married Claudine, who wrote a life of Thittila in 1996. Publications: Assisted Sayadaw in his English translation of the…

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HUGHES, George A.

HUGHES, George A. 17?? — 26.2.1835. Britishman in India. Son of Mr. Hughes of Madras Civil Service, educated in Cambridge by his uncle, Dr. Hughes, the Pricipal of Jesus College. Returned to India he served first as clerk to the resident of Travancore, then under S. R. Lushington. From 1799…

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HOWLEY, Thomas

HOWLEY, Thomas. 1831 — 1906. British Teacher in India. Son of elder Thomas H., of Bangalore. Educated at Bishop Cowie’s Grammar School in Madras. Head-Master of Anglo-Vernaculat School in Ellore, Madras Presidency. From 1861 (unpaid) Professor of Tamil, Telugu and  Hindustani at King’s College, London. Hon. M.A. 1881 Oxford, Balliol…

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HORSLEY, Hugh

HORSLEY, Hugh. India 11.8.1849 — 26.1.1934. Rev. British (Irish?) Missionary in South South Asia. Son of William Henry H. and Frederica O’Connell. Studied at Cambridge, M.A. Came to Madras 1873, worked in Tinnevelly, after 1877 in Ceylon. Also there worked among Tamils for Church Missionary Society. Still there 1900, retured…

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HORNELL, James

HORNELL, James. 1865 — 24.2.1949. British Zoologist and Ethnographer in South Asia. Son of a Scottish father and Lancashire mother, educated in Kirkcudbright. Studied at University College, Liverpool. In 1891-1900 collaborated with Joseph Sinell in Jersey (also married his daughter). In 1900 went to Ceylon (Sri Lanka) to report on…

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HOLLAND, Thomas Henry

HOLLAND, Thomas Henry. Helston, Cornwall 22.11.1868 — 15.5.1947. British Geologist in India. Son of John Holland and Grace Treloar Roberts. Studied geology at Royal College of Science. From 1890 Assistant Superintendent of Geological Survey of India and curator of Geological Museum and Laboratory, 1903 Director of Geological Survey. Retired in…

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HERSHMAN, Paul

HERSHMAN, Paul. Rochford, Cambridgeshire 17.3.1950 — Southend, Essex 8.1.1976, when 25. British Anthropologist. Fieldwork in the Punjab, 1972-73. The book is based on his unfinished Ph.D. diss. for the London School of Economics. Lecturer in Anthropology at University of Sussex. A noted chess player. Publications: Punjabi Kinship and Marriage. Ed. by…

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