CAPPER, John

CAPPER, John. Lambeth, Surrey 29.9.1814 — Fulham, Middlesex 31.3.1898. British Journalist and Writer in Sri Lanka. Son of Benjamin Pitts C. and Maria Margaret Bessell. In 1837 he joined a coffee wholesale business and was sent to Ceylon. He was interested in journalism and in 1840 founded short-lived (to 1842)…

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BRUCE, John

BRUCE, John. Fife 1744/45 — Fife 16.4.1826. British (Scottish) Historian of the Colonial Period. Son of shipmaster Andrew Bruce and Jean Squyre. Studies at Edinburgh, then Professor of Logic and Moral Philosophy there. Historiographer of E.I.C. from 1801. In 1809-14 M.P. for Michell, Cornwall. Publications: Historical Views of Plans for the…

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ZEJMAL’, Evgenij Vladislavovič

ZEJMAL’, Evgenij Vladislavovič. Moscow 3.10.1932 — 6.5.1998. Russian Scholar of Kushan History and Archaeology. Son of an official, Vladislav Janovič Z. and Nehama Iosifovna Ioffe. Graduated 1955 from Leningrad in history. Kand. ist. nauk 1965, dr. ist. n. 1985. In 1956-59 Head of Historical Section in Tadzhik Historical Museum. From…

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VLADIMIRCOV, Boris Jakovlevič

VLADIMIRCOV, Boris Jakovlevič. Kaluga 8.(20.)7.1884 — Siverskij 17.8.1931. Russian Mongolian and Buddhist Scholar. Academician in St.Petersburg. Son of an engineer. Graduated 1909 at St.Petersburg (Sino-Manchu section), Magistr 1911. In 1911 expedition to the Altai, then further studies in Paris (Meillet, Pelliot). From 1915 Professor of Mongolian at Petrograd/Leningrad University. Acadenician…

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TOMASCHEK, Wilhelm

TOMASCHEK, Wilhelm (Vilém Tomášek). Olomouc 26.5.1841 — Vienna 9.9.1901. Austrian (Czech) Geographer and Oriental Scholar. Studies at Vienna 1860-64, then gymnasium teacher there. From 1877 ao., 1881 ord. Professor of geography at Graz, from 1885 Professor of historical geography at Vienna. Publications: “Centralasiatische Studien. 1. Sogdiana”, SWA 87, 1877, 67-184, 3 maps; “Centralasiatische Studien…

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TANNER, Joseph Robson

TANNER, Joseph Robson. Frome, Somerset 28.7.1860 — Aldeburgh, Suffolk 16.1.1931. British Historian. Educated at Mill Hill School, London, studies at Cambridge (St.John’s College, fellow 1883). Lecturer in Indian History at Cambridge, 1885-92 for I.C.S. students. In 1895-1900 Assistant Tutor, 1900-12 Tutor and 1900-21 Tutorial Bursar at St.John’s. Married 1888 Charlotte…

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STEWART, Charles

STEWART, Charles. Lisburn, Antrim 1764 — Bath 19.4.1837. British Colonial Officer and Oriental Scholar in India. Son of Captain Poyntz St., in 1781 joined E.I.C.’s army as cadet. From 1800-06 taught Persian at Fort William College. In 1805 the College sent him to Mysore to catalogue Tipu’s library. Returned to…

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STEPHENS, Henry Morse

STEPHENS, Henry Morse. Edinburgh 3.10.1857 — Berkeley 16.4.1919. British Historian in the U.S.A. Professor in Berkeley. Educated at Haileybury College, studies at Balliol College, Oxford (B.A. 1880, M.A. 1892). Lecturer in Indian History at Cambridge, 1892-94. Emigrated to the U.S.A., from 1894 Professor of Modern European and English History at Cornell…

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SHEA, David

SHEA, David. Limerick county 1777 — Haileybury 10.5.1836. British (Irish) Persian Scholar. Professor at Haileybury. Son of Daniel Shea, a farmer. Studied Classics at Dublin from 1793, in 1898 expelled as nationalist, having refused an oath to government, and went to England. He worked as tutor in London, then as…

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SALLET, Alfred von

SALLET, Alfred Friedrich Constantin von. Reichau bei Nimptsch, Silesia (now Niemcza in Poland) 19.7.1842 — Berlin 25.11.1897. German Numismatist. Son of poet Friedrich von S. (d. 1843) and Caroline von Burgsdorff, in 1849 mother remarried Theodor Paur, a Dante scholar and politician. Gymnasium in Breslau and Görlitz, developed early an interest in…

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