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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PEAL, Samuel Edward

PEAL, Samuel Edward. 31.12.1834 — Moran, Sibsagar 29.7.1897. British Lay Ethnographer and Botanist. Originally an artist, in 1862 went to India and became a tea-planter in Sibsagar, Assam. As a planter he did not succeed well, but gained some fame with his biological and ethnographical studies. Like many of his…

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RUSSELL, Robert Vane

RUSSELL, Robert Vane. 8.8.1873 — off the coast of Crete 30.12.1915. British Ethnologist in India. Son of Charles Robert Tilden R., a navy officer, educated at Winchester College, the studies at Trinity College, Cambridge. In 1893 joined I.C.S. Superintendent in 1901 census, then Superintendent of Ethnography, Central Provinces. Died on…

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NESFIELD, John Collinson

NESFIELD, John Collinson. Stratton St.Margaret, Wiltshire 14.8.1836 — Ealing 28.6.1919. British Teacher in India. Son of a cleric, Robert Carles N., and Eleanor Dale Collinson. Educated at Highgate Grammar School, teacher there 1859-64. Studies at Merton College, Oxford, B.A. 1860. M.A. 1862. Curate in Highgate, 1867 entered Indian service, first in…

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KUCHARSKI, Heinz

KUCHARSKI, Heinz. Hamburg 22.7.1919 — Makranstädt 8.10.2000. German (East) Ethnologist of South Asia. Son of engineer Walter K. After school in Hamburg from 1938 studies of philosophy, ethnology and Oriental languages. He was Communist and was imprisoned by Gestapo in 1943, in April 1945 narrowly escaped execution through the advance…

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FLEX, Oscar

FLEX, Oscar (Oskar). 18?? — 19??. Rev. German Missionary in India. From 1861 in Ranchi, working with Kurukh (Oraon). Married with Antonie Flex. Note that there were two Germans of the same name at the same time in different parts of India. Publications: Introduction to the Urāun Language. 55 p.…

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SIIGER, Halfdan

SIIGER, Halfdan (Hans Christian Julius Johannes Sophus Halfdan Siiger). Copenhagen 28.7.1911 — Copenhagen 15.12.1999. Danish Ethnologist, Scholar of Religion and Tibetan. Professor in Aarhus. Son of wholesale dealer Hans Christian S. (died 1973) and Julie Fogh (d. 1979). Matriculated from Birkerød in 1929, studies at Copenhagen. Cand. theol. 1936, mag.…

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SCHRÖDER, Dominik

SCHRÖDER, Dominik. Eiweiler, Saarland 4.9.1910 — Ibid. 25.12.1974. SVD. German Catholic Missionary and Anthropologist in China. Studies in St.Wendel and St.Augustin. Ordained priest 1937. Worked in North-West China in 1938-49, mainly among Monguors. M.A. 1945 Fujen University, Peking. Then active in Anthropos Institute in Fribourg, further studies there and at…

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RAHMANN, Rudolph

RAHMANN, Rudolph. Niederense, Westfalen 20.9.1902 — Troisdorf 23.9.1985. SVD. German Ethnologist. Catholic Priest. Studies in the Netherlands and at Missionshaus St.Gabriel in Mödling near Vienna. Ordained 1929. From 1932 studies under W. Koppers and W. Schmidt. Ph.D. 1935 Vienna. In 1936 to China, taught sociology and ethnology at Furen Catholic…

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LATHAM, Robert Gordon

LATHAM, Robert Gordon. Billingborough, Lincolnshire 24.3.1812 — Putney 9.3.1888. British Ethnologist and Linguist. Son of Thomas L., a vicar, educated at Eton and Cambridge (B.A. 1832). Further studies in Copenhagen (under Rask) and Christiania (now Oslo). From 1839 Professor of English Language at University College, London, but soon turned to…

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