BURROWS, Stephen Montagu

BURROWS, Stephen Montagu. Headington, Oxfordshire 26.12.1856 — Oxford 4.3.1935. Sir. British Civil Servant in Sri Lanka. Son of Montagu B., Professor of Naval History, and Mary Anna Whalley-Smythe-Gardiner. Educated at Eton, studies at Exeter College, Oxford. B.A. 1879, M.A. 1884. In 1880 joined Ceylon C.S. Mainly served in judicial and revenue…

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VOST, William

VOST, William. ?.11.1861 — London 1947.  British (Scottish) Army Physician in India. Son of Henry Vost and Isobel Charlotte Broad. Medical studies at Glasgow. From 1887 served in North India. Surgeon-Captain (1893). Retired as Lieutenant-Colonel in 1913. Married 1910 Gladys McKechnie (1886–1969), two children. Publications: Numismatic articles in JASB in the 1890s. –…

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COPE, Henry

COPE, Henry. 18?? — 187?. British Journalist in India. In 1847 he resided in Delhi and was the secretary of the just-founded local Archaeological Society and editor of the Delhi Gazette. Soon moved to Lahore, founded (1849) and edited the Lahore Chronicle in 1850-56. In the 1860s secretary of Agri-Horticultural Society.…

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BARTH, Marie-Étienne-Auguste

BARTH, Marie-Étienne-Auguste. Strasbourg 22.3.1834 — Paris 15.4.1916. French Indologist. Born in Strasbourg as the son of catholic father, commis-négociant Étienne B., and protestant mother, Marie-Wilhelmine Stoeber. Educated in Stras­bourg, 1856 lic. ès lettres. Taught logic and rhetorics at Bouxviller Collège near Savern from 1857, privately studied Sanskrit, and in 1861…

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WILSON, John

WILSON, John. Lauder, Berwickshire 11.12.1804 — near Bombay 1.12.1875. Rev. British (Scottish) Missionary in India, Indologist and Iranian Scholar. Son of Andrew W., a farmer and township councillor, and his wife Janet. From the age of 14 studied arts, then theology at Edinburgh, during holidays worked as tutor. He became…

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WILKINS, Charles

WILKINS, Charles. Frome, Somerset bapt. 21.6.1749 (not 1750!) — London 13.5.1833. Sir. British Pioneer of Indology. In India 1770-86. Son of Hugh W. (Sengupta Walter W.)and Mary Wray, a modest family. Joining the E.I.C.’s service he came to India as a Writer in July 1770 and served in 1770-72 as…

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WESTMACOTT, Edward Vesey

WESTMACOTT, Edward Vesey. Chastleton, Oxford 1839 — 1911. BritishCivil Servant in India. B.A. Oxford. Served in Bengal. Married 1874 Annie Mary Charlotte Richards, divorce 1898, children. Publications: Letter on the Identification of ancient towns in Bengal, ProcASB 1874, 57f.; “Note on the Site of Fort Ekdálah, District Dínájpúr”, JASB 43:1, 1874,…

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WEST, Arthur A.

WEST, Arthur Anderson. London 1827 — Theydon Bois, Essex 1913. Britishman, younger brother of —> E. W. West, whom he assisted in his epigraphical studies. Educated at King’s College. Went to India in 1847. Engineer, like his brother involved in building railways. Left India 1873, spent some time in Canada and…

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WEISSBACH, Franz Heinrich

WEISSBACH, Franz Heinrich. Chemnitz 25.11.1865 — Markkleeberg 20.2.1944. German Assyriologist. Librarian in Leipzig. Son of Franz Robert W., a hat maker, and Clara Auguste Leonhardt. Gymnasium in Zwickau. From 1885 studies of classical and Oriental (F. Delitzsch) philology and theology at Leipzig. Ph.D. 1889 Leipzig. From 1888 working in Leipzig…

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WATSON, John Whaley

WATSON, John Whaley. 1838 — 1889. British Colonial Officer in India, interested in Archaeology and History. Served in Bombay Staff Corps. In the end of the 1870s President of Rājasthānik Court in Kathiawar, in 1881-89 political agent of Kathiawar Agency, as Colonel. Married Elizabeth Charlotta Watts, eight children. Watson Museum…

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