HALL, Robert A., Jr.

HALL, Robert Anderson, Jr. Raleigh NC 4.4.1911 — Ithaca NY 2.12.1997. U.S. Linguist. Studies at Princeton (B.A.) and Chicago (M.A.). D.Litt. 1934 Rome. Taught at University of Puerto Rico, at Princeton and Brown Universities, then from 1946 Professor of Linguistics at Cornell University. Married 1936 Frances L. Adkins (d. 1975), then…

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HADAWAY, William Snelling

HADAWAY, William Snelling. Maiden, MA 1872 — ?.10.1941. U.S. Artist in India. Son of Ephraim Locke H. and Helen Agnes Noyes. Trained at School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University in Boston. Married 1893 Julia Peck, divorced 1895.In 1894-95 in Italy, then active in Boston art circles.…

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GREENBERG, Joseph (Joe) H.

GREENBERG, Joseph (Joe) Harold. Brooklyn, New York 28.5.1915 — Stanford, Calif. 7.5.2001. U.S. Linguist. Born in a Jewish family, father of Polish (original surname Zyto) and mother of German origin. After Hebrew elementary school studied Latin and German at James Madison High School. From 1932 college studies at Columbia, mainly…

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GOLDBERG (then H. Goldberg Skolnik), Helen

GOLDBERG (then H. Goldberg Skolnik), Helen. 15.3.1901 — 8.2.1995. U.S. Anthropologist. At Columbia University (1967). Married Morris Skolnik, one son Publications: With Joan P. Mencher: “Kinship and Marriage Regulations Among the Namboodiri Brahmans of Kerala”, Man N.S. 2, 1967, 87-106. Sources: Scanty stray notes in Internet.

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GILBERT, William Harlen, Jr.

GILBERT, William Harlen, Jr. 1904 — 1988. U.S. Anthropologist. Ph.D. 1935 Chicago (diss. on Cherokees). In 1936-37 taught Sociology at Auburn University. Later working in Library of Congress. Publications: Peoples of India. 4+86 p. 21 pl. Smithsonian Inst. ‘War Background Studies’ 18. 1944; Caste in India: A Bibliography. 1. 348 p. 1948.…

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FURNESS, William Henry, III

FURNESS, William Henry, III. Wallingford, PA 10.8.1866 — 11.8.1920. U.S. Physician, Traveller and Ethnographer. Son of the Shakespearean scholar Horace Howard F. and Helen Kate Rogers (d. 1883). Educated at St.Paul’s School in Concord, NH. Studies at Harvard (B.A. 1988) and University of Pennsylvania, M.D. 1891. Together with Alfred C.…

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FIELD, Henry

FIELD, Henry. Chicago 15.12.1902 — Coral Gables, Florida 4.1.1986.U.S. Anthropologist. His parents divorced soon and his mother, Minna Field, married an Englishman. Educated at Sunningdale and Eton. Studies at Oxford: B.A. 1925, M.A. 1930, Ph.D. 1937. In 1926 returned to Chicago and worked in Field Museum as Assistant Curator of…

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DIVER, William

DIVER, William. Chicago 20.7.1921 — Nantucket, MA 31.8.1995. U.S. Linguist. B.A. 1942 Lawrence College. In WW II served in U.S. Navy. M.A. Harvard, in English. Ph.D. Columbia University, in IE Linguistics. From 1965 taughtat Columbia, finally as Professor, emeritus1989. He is known as the founder of the Columbia School of…

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DIMOCK, Edward C., Jr.

DIMOCK, Edward Cameron, Jr. Roslindale, Boston 18.3.1929 — Centerville, Barnstable, MA 11.1.2001. U.S. Indologist, specialist of Bengali. Professor in Chicago. Educated at Roxbury, studies at Yale (B.A. 1950) and Harvard (S.T.B. 1953), ordained priest 1954. First studied architecture. Further S.T.M. 1954, Ph.D. 1959 Harvard (Ingalls). Taught at University of Chicago: 1959-61…

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DENTON, Lynn Teskey

DENTON, Lynn Teskey (née Lynn Shirley Teskey). Vernon, British Columbia 7.1.1949 — 1.3.1995. Canadian Anthropologist. Grew up in a farm in Ontario. Studies at McMaster University in Ontarion, B.A. 1972 in Religious Studies and M.A. 1973 in Anthropology. From 1973 further studies at Oxford (Somerville College), B.Litt. 1974, M.Litt. 1975. Then…

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