SEYMOUR, Lionel William

SEYMOUR, Lionel William. Bombay 1855? — Surrey 15.4.1936. British Physician in India. Son of the elder L.W.S. and Catharine Burton. Worked in Bombay Civil Service, in 1905 to the U.K. Worked as physician. Married 1890 Amy Elizabeth Clark, four sons. Publications: A Grammar of the Sindhi Language. 203 p. Karachi 1884. Sources: ancestry.com;…

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SETON-KARR, Walter Scott

SETON-KARR, Walter Scott. 23.1.1822 — West Brompton, London 22.11.1910. British Civil Servant in India. Son of Andrew S-K, of Roxburghshire (Scotland), and Alicia Anne Rawlinson. He was a godson of Walter Scott. Educated at Rugby. Served in Bengal in judicial and political offices. In 1862-68 Judge of High Court in Calcutta.…

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SELL, Edward

SELL, Edward. Wantage, Berkshire 24.1.1839 — Bangalore 15.2.1932. Rev. British Missionary in India. Son of William John Sell. Educated at Church Missionary College in Islington, London. Ordained deacon 1862, priest 1867. In 1865-81 Principal of Harris High School for Muslims in Madras, 1880-1905 Secretary of Church Missionary Society in Madras. From…

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SEBASTIANI, Leopoldo

SEBASTIANI, Leopoldo. Rome 1770 — Rome 5.9.1843. Italian Missionary. Son of Vincenzo S. Worked as sub-librarian in Vatican before taking missionary career, working for Propaganda Fide. Before 1821 he had spent ten years in Turkey and, after a brief sejour in Rome, five in Persia and Afghanistan (1803-1808) and five…

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SCRAFTON, Luke

SCRAFTON, Luke. 1732 (?) — at sea near Cape of Good Hope 1770. Britishman in E.I.C.’s service. Assisted Clive. After the Battle of Plassey Resident at Durbar of Murshidabad, then in Calcutta Council. Back in the U.K. one of the director’s of E.I.C. In 1769 nominated to the three-man committee…

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SCOTT, James George

SCOTT, James George. Dairsie, Fife 25.12.1851 — Petworth, West Sussex 4.4.1935. Sir. British (Scottish) Civil Servant and Journalist in Burma. Son of George Scott, a Presbyterian minister, and Mary Forsythe. Lost early his father, educated in Stuttgart and Cambridge. The loss of family fortune forced him to interrupt his studies…

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SCHULZE, Friedrich Volkmar Paul

SCHULZE, Friedrich Volkmar Paul (Frederick Volkomor P. Sch.). 18?? — 19??. Rev. German (?) Missionary in India (still 1931). Publications: A grammar of the Kuvi language. 252 p. Madras 1911. – The Religion of the Kuvi-Konds. 100 p. Madras 1912. – Vocabulary of the Kuvi-Kond Language with short Sentences on General Subjects for Con­versational…

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SCHUCHARDT, Hugo

SCHUCHARDT, Hugo. Gotha 4.2.1842 — Graz 21.4.1927. German Linguist in Austria. Professor in Graz. Son of Ernst Julius S., a lawyer, and Malvina von Bridel-Brideri. Gymnasium in Gotha. Began his studies at Jena, soon switched from law to philology and moved to Bonn. Ph.D. 1864 Bonn (under Ritschl). Further studies…

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SCHOENER, August

SCHOENER, August Clemens. Bieswang, Bavaria 21.11.1872 — 19??. German Missionary in South India. After theology studies in 1890-94 at Munich and Erlangen worked as vicar in Passau in 1894-96. In 1896 left for Trankebar, worked in Tamilnadu until 1903. Then quitted the mission and returned to Germany. Married 1899 n.n. Schwenk.…

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SCHÖNBERG, Wolf Erich, Baron von

SCHÖNBERG,  Wolf Erich, Baron von. Herzogswalde, Sachsen 30.4.1812 — Herzogswalde 14.5.1883. German Traveller. Son of Friedrich August Wolf v. S. and Henriette von Bühnau (who died in childbed). Studied forestry at the academies of Tharandt and Dreissigacker. Travelled in India and Persia in the 1840s, then also in Africa. Married 1854 Luise…

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