SAPIR, Edward

SAPIR, Edward. Lauenburg, Pomerania (now Lębork, Poland) 26.1.1884 — New Haven 4.2.1939. U.S. Linguist and Anthropologist. Born in a Lithuanian Jewish family, which emigrated to the U.S.A. in 1890. Grew up in Richmond, Virginia, and New York. From 1901 studies of Germanic and IE Linguistics at Columbia, graduated B.A. 1904,…

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RUNKLE, Catharine Bird

RUNKLE, Catharine Bird. 7.2.1863 — 24.12.1943. U.S. Student of Sanskrit. Daughter of John Daniel Runkle and Catharine Robbins. Studied from 1886 at Harvard Annex for women (now Radcliffe College), learned Sanskrit under Lanman. In 1922 living in Richmond MA, unmarried. Buried (and possibly died) in Dorchester, co. Suffolk, Mass. Publications: With J.…

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PRATT, James B.

PRATT, James Bissett. Elmira NY 22.6.1875 — Williamstown MA 15.1.1944.U.S. Philosopher and Scholar of Religion.  The only child of Daniel Ransom Pratt and Katharine Graham Murdoch. Graduated 1893 from Elmira Free Academy and 1898 from Williams College. Studies at Harvard (M.A. 1899) and Berlin. Ph.D. 1905 Harvard under W. James.…

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PHILLIPS, Jeremiah

PHILLIPS, Jeremiah. Plainfield NY 5.1.1812 — 9.12.1879. Rev. U.S. Baptist Missionary in India. Son of Parley Ph. and Hannah Crumb. Graduated from Hamilton Literary & Theological Institution (future Colgate University). In 1835 ordained priest and missionary. Arrived at Calcutta in 1836 and was stationed in Mayurbhanj, then in Sambalpur and…

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PHILLIPS, James L.

PHILLIPS, James Liddell. Balasore 1840 — Mussoorie 1895. U.S. Medical Missionary. Son of —> Jeremiah Ph. Born in India, educated in the U.S.A. Graduated 1860 from Bowdoin College, worked as pastor in New York and studied medicine for missionary work. M.D. 1864. Still in 1864 left for India. Worked in…

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NORTON, Albert Benjamin

NORTON, Albert Benjamin. Alabama, Genesee co. NY 21.3.1847 — Dhond 31.12.1923. Rev. U.S. Methodist Missionary in India. Son of Moses N. and Sally Ann Lynch, a farming family. Graduated from Northwestern University and and the Garrett Biblical Institute. Arrived in India in 1872 as Methodist missionary and worked in Ellichpur…

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NEWTON, John

NEWTON, John. Doylestown PA 1.10.1810 — Murree, Pañjab 2.7.1891. Rev. U.S. Presbyterian Missionary in India. M.A. Joined American Presbyterian Ludhiana Christian Mission and arrived at Ludhiana in 1835. From 1849 worked in the newly annexed Lahore together with his future son-in-law C. F. Forman. Married with Elizabeth Popham Janvier (d.…

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NEWTON, Edward Payson

NEWTON, Edward Payson. Lahore 8.7.1850 — Jalalpur 10.4.1918. Rev. U.S. Presbyterian Missionary in India. Son of Rev. —> John N. Educated at Princeton College and Alleghany Theological Seminary. Arrived in India 1874 and worked 43 years in Ludhiana and Khanna. Married 1875 Sarah Ann Higgs, two sons and one daughter.…

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MURPHY, John D.

MURPHY, John D. 1921 — 1997. U.S. Linguist. Perhaps at Catholic University of America, Washington DC. Publications: Much on African languages. – A handbook of the Tamil language. 8+141 p. Washington DC 1957. – With Champa Jarmul: A Nepali Newspaper reader. 9+274 p. Kensington 1984. – With S. Vaidyanathan: Tamil Newspaper reader. 6+434…

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MCCAWLEY, James David

MCCAWLEY, James David (born James Quillan McCawley Jr.). Glasgow 30.3.1938 — Chicago 10.4.1999. U.S. (Scottish-born) Linguist. Professor in Chicago. Son of James Quillan McC., a businessman, and Monica Bateman, a physician, a Roman Catholic family. In 1939 the father moved to Toronto, but the family only followed after the war.…

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