THIMM, Carl Albert

THIMM, Carl Albert. 1856 — 1932. British, Captain of 2nd London Rifles, served in South Africa, then worked as librarian. myheritage.com has C.A.Th. born 1855 to Franz Louis Julius and Horatia Thimm, married 1881 Annie Helen, died 1932. In another part of the same C.A.Th. is born c. 1856 and married…

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RALSTON, William Ralston Shedden

RALSTON, William Ralston Shedden (born W. R. Shedden). London 4.4.1828 — London 6.8.1889. British Author, Translator and Russian Philologist. Son of William Patrick Ralston Shedden, a wealthy merchant who had long been in Calcutta, and Frances Sophia Browne. In 1846-50 studies of law at Trinity College, Cambridge (B.A.). He was called…

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SAMPSON, John

SAMPSON, John. Schull, County Cork 25.2.1862 — West Kirkby, Cheshire 9.11.1931. British (Irish) Gipsy Scholar. Son of James S., a chemist and mining engineer from Cornwall, and Sarah Anne MacDermott. The family moved to Liverpool, when he was nine.He was mainly self-taught as he early lost his father (1872 or…

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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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SCHWAB, Julius

SCHWAB, Julius. 17.4.1852 — 1928. German Librarian and Student of Indology. Born in a Roman Catholic family. Studies at Munich under E. Kuhn. Ph.D. 1882 Munich. From 1882 Hilfsarbeiter at Grossherzogliche Badische Hof- und Landesbibliothek in Karlsruhe, from 1887 at university library in Freiburg i.Br. (1890 custos, still there 1916,…

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TAWNEY, Charles Henry

TAWNEY, Charles Henry. Willoughby 1837 — 29.7.1922. British Indologist. Son of Rev. Richard T. and his wife, née Bernard. Educated at Rugby, studies at Cambridge, Trinity College (Senior Classic and Fellow 1860), M.A. From 1864 Professor at Presidency College in Calcutta, from 1876 its Principal. Also Registrar of Calcutta University.…

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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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