WHITLEY, Edward Hamilton

WHITLEY, Edward Hamilton. Mussoorie, India 1866? — Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire 16.3.1945, when 79. Rev. British Missionary in India. Son of Rev —> Jabez Cornelius Wh., educated in England. Active at least until 1902 in Ranchi, altogether 42 years in India. Archdeacon of Chota Nagpur, Bihar and Orissa (1931). Returned from India…

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WADE, Thomas Russell

WADE, Thomas Russell. 1839? — 23.10.1914, when 75. Rev. British Missionary in India. Educated at C.M.S. College in Islington.  Arrived at Calcutta 1862, ordained there 1863. In 1862-1907 worked for Church Missionary Society in Peshawar (1862-72), Lahore (1872-76), Srinagar (1876-82), Amritsar (1882-1902) and Batala, retired in 1907. Back in England he…

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WAGNER, Paul

WAGNER, Paul. 1868 — 1951. Rev. German Missionary in India. Worked in Chota Nagpur. WW I forced him back to Germany. Married 1897 Marie Hahn, son-in-law of —> Ferdinand Hahn, children. Publications: “Some Kolarian Riddles current among the Mundaris in Chota Nagpur, Bengal”, JASB Extra Number 1904, 62-79. – Translated Nottrott’s Grammar of the…

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VINCENZO MARIA DI SANTA CATERINA DA SIENA

VINCENZO MARIA DI SANTA CATERINA DA SIENA (lay Antonio Murchio di Bormio). Bormio 1626 — Rome 5.11.1679. Father. Italian Carmelite, Procurator of his order. In 1656 sent by Pope Alexander VII and Propaganda Fide to India to inspect Catholic mission in Goa and Kerala. Used land route via Turkey and Persia. Returned via Muskat to Rome in 1658.…

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VALENTIJN, François

VALENTIJN, François. Dordrecht 17.4.1666 — the Hague 6.8.1727. Dutch Priest and Naturalist. Son of a school director. Studied theology and philosophy at Leiden and Utrecht. From 1684 spent 16 years as minister in Dutch Indonesia, mainly in Ambon, where he befriended with Rumphius. After ten years in the Netherlands returned…

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TRAILL, John

TRAILL, John. Brechin, Angus 4.7.1841 — Udaipur 21.9.1909. Rev. British (Scottish) Missionary in India. Ordained 1869. From 1872 worked in Jaipur for the United Free Church of Scotland. Married Janet Kirk (d. 1876), five children. Publications: “Dadu, Dadupanthis”, E.R.E. 4, 1911, 385f. Sources: myheritage and other stray notes in Internet.

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TRACY, James E.

TRACY, James E. 18?? — before 1924. Rev. U.S. Missionary in South India. Son of Rev. William Tracy (d. 1877), of the Madura Mission. M.A. Like his father served in American Madura Mission, from 1877 at least until 1914 (when he was on furlough). D.D. Publications: “Pāndyan Coins”, MJLS 30, 1887-88, 139-144; “On…

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SMET, Jean de

SMET, Jean de. 1862 — 1???. Rev. S.J. Belgian Missionary in India. In Ranchi. Publications: Rudiments of a Mundari Grammar. Calcutta 1891. Sources: No further details found.

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SMALL, George

SMALL, George. 1??? — 1???. Rev. Baptist Missionary in India. M.A. Worked in Calcutta and Benares, retired for health reasons in the early 1860s (another source: 1852). Married 1852 Ann Chadwick (née Lovegrove). In the Preface to his Sanskrit Literature the author admits to have collected his material from Indological books. Publications: A…

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SLATER, Samuel

SLATER, Samuel. 18?? — after 1896, before 1912. Rev. British Missionary and Educator in India. Graduated from King’s College, London. In 1847 arrived at Calcutta, ordained priest there. From 1850 Rector of St. Paul’s School, then Professor at Bishop’s College in Calcutta, retired in 1860 because of his wife’s health…

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