LEACH, Abigail

LEACH, Abigail, Ms. Brockton MA 28.5.1855 — 29.12.1918. U.S. Greek Scholar and Pioneer of Female Education. Born as the daughter of the shoe manufacturer Marcus Leach. Through her insistent demands to Harvard professors the Harvard Annex for women (now Radcliffe College) was established and she was its first student in…

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KIRKLAND, Edwin Capers

KIRKLAND, Edwin Capers.South Carolina 14.2.1902 — Gainesville, Florida 23.12.1972. U.S. Folklorist. Son of William Clarke K. and Lalla Stokes. Ph.D. Northwestern University. In 1946-51 Professor of English at University of Florida and, after a leave in India, continued there until death. Married Mary Neal. Publications: Bibliography of South Asian Folklore. 24+291…

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JONES, John Peter

JONES, John Peter. Wrexham, Denbighshire, Wales 4.9.1847 — Hartford, Conn. 3.10.1916. U.S. (of Welsh origin) Missionary in South India. Came to the U.S.A. in 1866, graduated from Western Reserve College (later University), then studies at Andover Theological Seminary. M.A. In 1878 ordained and joined the Madura Mission. In 1892-1914 Principal…

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JANVIER, Levi

JANVIER, Levi. Pittsgrove (or Daretown) NJ 25.4.1816 — Anandpore (or Sabathu) 25.3.1864. Rev. U.S. Presbyterian Missionary in the Pañjāb. Son of Rev. George Washington J. and Margaret Fries. Graduated 1835 from Princeton and worked as teacher. Ordained priest. D.D. Sent to India in 1841. Worked in Fatehpur, Ludhiana, Ambala and…

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HOLLER, Helmuth Peter

HOLLER, Helmuth Peter. Holstein 8.6.1871 — 19??. Rev. U.S. (German-born) Missionary in India. Studies at Berlin and Kiel. Ph.D. In 1895 came to the U.S.A. Ordained Lutheran priest 1896. Two years minister in Nebraska, then 1897-1900 Principal of Rajahmundry Seminary. Back from India he was Professor and Principal of the…

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HARRIS, William Henry

HARRIS, William Henry. Wann, Oklahoma 28.6.1922 — 28.10.1966. U.S. Scholar of Religion and Philosophy. Studies at Bethany Nazarene College (B.A.), then Catholic theology and philosophy at Boston University (B.Theol., Ph.D.). In 1948-56 taught at University of Arkansas. In 1953-54 studied as Fulbright Scholar at Madras University under T. M. P.…

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HARRIS, Mary Belle

HARRIS, Mary Belle. Factoryville PA 19.8.1874 — Lewisburg PA 22.2.1957. U.S. Student of Sanskrit. Daughter of John Howard, a Baptist minister (then long tome President of Bucknell University), and Mary Elizabeth (Mace) Harris, lost her mother when six. Educated at Keystone Academy, then studies at Bucknell University (A.B. in Music…

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GRIEVE, Lucia Catherine Graeme

GRIEVE, Lucia Catherine Graeme. Dublin 1862 — 1946. Irish-born Scholar in the U.S.A. “Student, teacher, lecturer, farmer, poet and homemaker; born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1862, the daughter of the Rev. David Graeme Grieve and his spouse Martha Lucy (Kinkead) Grieve; was graduated from Wellesley College, 1883; taught at the…

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GRAETER, Albert

GRAETER, Albert. Boston 26.9.1835 — Basel 1909. Rev. U.S. Missionary in India. Son of John Henry Francis Gr. (born in Württemberg) and Elizabeth Mason Goodwin. Went to India as a member of Basel Mission of Mangalore. In 1865-70 schoolteacher in Coorg. Retired, he worked 1870-1908 as teacher of English in…

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GORDON, Antoinette K.

GORDON, Antoinette K. 1892 — ?.3.1975. U.S. Anthropologist, Specialist of Tibetan Religious Art. From 1936 worked in the Department of Anthropology of the American Museum of Natural History. Publications: The Iconography of Tibetan Lamaism. 32+129 p. N.Y. 1939, rev. ed. 31+131 p. ill. Rutland, Vermont & Tokyo 1959. – Tibetan…

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