PEARSON, James (Jim) Douglas

PEARSON, James (Jim) Douglas. Cambridge ?.12.1911 — Cambridge 1.8.1997. British Librarian of Asia. Of humble origins, grew up in Cambridge and was employed from the age of 16 as book-fetcher in the University Library there. He developed a taste for “exotic languages” and won a scholarship for Hebrew at St.…

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PERTSCH, Ludwig Karl Wilhelm

PERTSCH, Ludwig Karl Wilhelm. Coburg 19.4.1832 — Gotha 17.8.1899. German Indologist and Oriental Scholar. Librarian in Gotha. Son of a lawyer, lost early his father. After Coburg Gymnasium studied from 1850 at Berlin Oriental languages, especially Sanskrit under Weber. After one term under Roth at Tübingen returned to Berlin, where…

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