SHUTTLEWORTH, Henry Lee

SHUTTLEWORTH, Henry Lee Hawden. Scoforth, Lancashire 14.5.1882 — New Delhi 28.2.1960. British Civil Servant in India. The only son of George Edward Sh., a physician, and Edith Mary Hadwen. Educated in Shrewsbury, from 1901 studies at Oxford (Pembroke College), then joined I.C.S. After furthertudies M.A. 1910 Cambridge, then went to India. Vainly…

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RYDH, Hanna

RYDH, Hanna Albertina. Stockholm 12.2.1891 — Solna 29.6.1964. Swedish Archaeologist. Daughter of director Johan Albert Ryd and Matilda Josefina Westlund, teacher at elementary school. School and studies in Stockholm, graduated 1915 in archaeology and art history. Ph.D. 1919 Uppsala (diss. on Viking Age archaeology). Conducted excavations at various Swedish sites. In…

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RICHARDS, Frederick John

RICHARDS, Frederick John. 26.6.1875 — 19??. British Civil Servant and Archaeologist in India. Son of John R. and his wife Sarah. M.A. Joined I.C.S. in 1898, served in Madras Presidency. Long time in Salem. As Collector of Bangalore he founded with Tabard in 1909 the Mythic Society. In 1923 member of…

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PULLAN, Ayrton

PULLAN, Ayrton. Staveley, Derbyshire 31.3.1834 — Clifton 30.4.1891. British Colonial Officer in India. Son of Rev. Benjamin William P., educated at Cheltenham College. In 1756 joined Bengal Native Infantry. Participated in the Trigonometrical Survey. Colonel 1886. He was a noted artist who made water colours of Indian scenes. Married 1864…

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PIGOU, Robert

PIGOU, Robert. Bengal 1816 — Afghanistan 24.2.1841, when 24. British Colonial Officer in India. Son of Henry Minchin P., of Bengal Civil Service, and Elizabeth Bird. Lieutenant of Bengal Engineers. Killed by a premature explosion while blowing open the gates of a fort in Nazian valley. Publications: “On the Topes of…

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PEARSE, George Godfrey

PEARSE, George Godfrey. Madras 4.1.1827 — Shanklin, Isle of Wight 5.12.1905. British Colonial Officer in India, noted as a Numismatist. Son of Dr. George P., a physician from Edinburgh, and Anne Sarah McCulloch. Served in South India from 1844, in 1848-55 in the north-west frontier. Major (1869), then General of…

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OLDHAM, Thomas

OLDHAM, Thomas. Dublin 4.5.1816 — Rugby 17.7.1878. British (Anglo-Irish) Geologist in India. Son of Thomas O. and Margaret Boyd. Educated privately, studies at Trinity College in Dublin, B.A. 1836, M.A. 1846. From 1836 further studies of geology at Edinburgh. In 1838 employed in the survey of Londonderry, then elsewhere in…

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OERTEL, Friedrich Oscar

OERTEL, Friedrich Oscar (from 1921 F. O. Lechmere-Oertel). Hannover 9.12.1862 — New York 22.12.1942. German-born Engineer, Architect and Archaeologist in India. Went to India in 1883 giving up his German citizeship, naturalized as British. In 1883-87 assistant engineer on railway & building construction in North-Western Provinces and Oudh, 1887-88 studied architecture…

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CURIEL, Raoul

CURIEL, Raoul. Cairo 23.6.1913 — Paris 23.2.2000. French (citizen 1947) Indologist, Iranian Scholar, Numismatist and Archaeologist. Son of Daniel C., a wealthy banker, of a Francophone Sephardic Jewish family. In 1933 came to Paris for law study, but also studied Indology (Lévi, Bloch and Foucher), Iranian (Benveniste) and sociology (Mauss).…

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SCHMIDT, Erich Friedrich

SCHMIDT, Erich Friedrich. Baden-Baden 13.9.1897 — Santa Barbara Calif. 3.10.1964. German Archaeologist in the U.S.A. Son of Erhard Friedrich S. and Frida Loeffler. Lost early his father, had military education and served in WW I. Wounded in 1916 he spent four years in Russian camp of war prisoners. Back in Germany…

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