JELLINGHAUS, Theodor

JELLINGHAUS, Theodor. Šlissel’burg (Schlüsselburg) near St.Petersburg 21.6.1841 — Berlin 4.10.1913. German Missionary in India. Born in Russia, son of a Pietist Minister. After theology studies missionary of Gossner Mission in Chota Nagpur, India 1866-70. Then minister in Rädnitz and from 1881 in Gütergotz near Potsdam. He was one of the…

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JAMES, Walter Knight

JAMES, Walter Knight. Radford, Nottinghamshire ?.10.1853 — 1???. British Teacher in Sri Lanka. Son of Walter Redhead James and Clara Ann Fisher. In Sri Lanka. Principal of the Normal College, Colombo (1881). Married 1881 Julia Ann Robottom (d. 1889), two sons and one daughter. Publications: A First Book of Botany for…

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HONKO, Lauri

HONKO, Lauri Olavi. Hanko 6.3.1932 — Turku 15.7.2002. Finnish Folklorists. Professor in Turku. Son of Svante Honko and Helmi Sofia Starck. Studies at Helsinki, Ph.D. 1959 under M. Haavio. In 1971-97 Professor of Folklore and Religious Studies at Turku, then emeritus. Married 1958 Märta Sjögren (divorce 1988), one son, and Raili…

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BREWSTER, Paul G.

BREWSTER, Paul G. Stendal, Ind. 5.11.1898 — 19??. U.S. Folklorist, Specialist of Games. B.S. 1920 Oakland City College. M.A. 1925 University of Oklahoma (but never Ph.D.). In 1926-29 taught at University of Tennessee, 1929-30 at University of North Carolina, 1948-49 at Surfleff College, 1949-52 at Henderson State Teachers’ College and…

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OAKLEY, E. Sherman

OAKLEY, Edward (or Ebenezer?)  Sherman. Richmond, Yorkshire 24.12.1863/64/65? — Ranikhet near Almora 7.8.1934/35? (when 70). Rev. British Missionary in India. M.A. Son of Rev. Henry O. and his wife Mary. Studies at Glasgow, then theology at Airedale College, Bradford. Served London Missionary Society in Almora from 1888. Principal of Ramsay College…

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MCCULLOCH, William (younger)

MCCULLOCH, William. 18?? — 19??. Rev. British (Scottish) Presbyterian Missionary in India. Principal of theological college in Chinsurah (1886). Returned to the U.K. in the 1920s. Married Helen Paterson, two daughters and two sons. Publications: Bengali Gousehold Tales. 11+320 p. L. Collected and Translated. 1912. – Translated parts od the Bible…

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LELAND, Charles Godfrey

LELAND, Charles Godfrey. Philadelphia, PA 15.8.1824 — Florence 20.3.1903. U.S. Journalist and Amateur Folklorist. Son of merchant Charles L. Studies at Princeton, then at Heidelberg, Munich and Paris (he was there during the 1848 revolution). Back home passed in the bar, but never practised as lawyer. Instead he turned to…

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KIRKLAND, Edwin Capers

KIRKLAND, Edwin Capers.South Carolina 14.2.1902 — Gainesville, Florida 23.12.1972. U.S. Folklorist. Son of William Clarke K. and Lalla Stokes. Ph.D. Northwestern University. In 1946-51 Professor of English at University of Florida and, after a leave in India, continued there until death. Married Mary Neal. Publications: Bibliography of South Asian Folklore. 24+291…

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GEHRTS, Heino

GEHRTS, Heino. Hamburg 9.6.1913 — Alt Mölln, Lauenburg 10.10.1998. German Folklore Scholar. Educated in Hamburg, from 1933 studies of chemistry at Hamburg University, later switched to Germanistics and philosophy. War service in infantry in France, Russia and Italy, 1944 as war prisoner to Arizona, released in 1947. Worked as translator…

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FRASER, Hugh

FRASER, Hugh. India 1851 — Woking (?) 28.1.1920. British (Scottish) Civil Servant in India. Son of Colonel Hugh. Fr. (1808–1858) of Indian army and Florence Charlotte Penney. Magistrate and Collector in Bijnour (1894). Married. Publications: “Folklore from Eastern Gorakhpur (N.-W.P.), ed. by G. A. Grierson”, JASB 52:1, 1883, 1-32 (with a…

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