WATERFIELD, William W.

WATERFIELD, William W. 14.8.1832 — Teignbridge, Devon 24.1.1907. British Civil Servant and Poet in India. Bengal Civil Service. Educated at Haileybury. Arrived in India in 1852, 1857 he was in Revenue Survey in Berhampore. In 1859-64 in financial department. After a furlough in England civil paymaster in North-Western Provinces, 1877 Accountant-General,…

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USBORNE, Charles Frederick

USBORNE, Charles Frederick. London 18.2.1874 — 6.11.1919. British Civil Servant in India. Son of Thomas U. and Agnes Elizabeth Gibbs. Studies at Balliol College, Oxford. Joined I.C.S. in 1898. Finally Deputy Commissioner of Hissar. On a sick leave committed suicide. Married 1906 Janet Muriel Leroy, four sons and one daughter.…

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SMITH, Emil

SMITH, Emil. Kristiania 7.5.1887 — Oslo 16.5.1957. Norwegian Philologist and Linguist. Son of judge Hjalmar Smith and Ovidia Ellefsen. Grew up in Kristiansund and Kristiania. From 1905 studies, mainly of Greek, in Kristiania and 1910-11 at Berlin. Graduated 1914, from 1915 Docent at Kristiania. Never took Ph.D. Taught as Docent until…

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RHYS, Ernest Percival

RHYS, Ernest Percival. Islington, London 17.6.1859 — London 25.5.1946. British Publisher and Poet. Son of John Rees (as he wrote it) of Wales and Emma Percival. The family moved soon to Carmarthen (Wales), where the father worked as wine seller, and 1865 to Newcastle. After school there he became an apprentice…

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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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PETRIČ, Stanco

PETRIČ, Stanco. 1??? — 1923. Yugoslavian (Slovenian) Student. Died as a second year student of comparative linguistics at Ljubljana, but had even earlier studied Sanskrit on his own. Publications: Translated into Slovenian: “‘Savitri: Zmagoslavje zakonske zvestobe’. (Odlomek iz Mahabharate.) Iz staroindijščine prevedel”, Mladika 4, 1923, 329-332, 369-370, 407-410, 447-448. Sources: *T.D., Mladika 5, 1924, 154; *Vlasta Pacheiner…

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PERCIVAL, Peter

PERCIVAL, Peter. Prestwich, Lancashire 24.7.1803 — Yercaud 11.7.1882. Rev. British Missionary and Indologist (Tamil Scholar) in Sri Lanka and India. Son of Peter and Jane P. In 1826 Wesleyan Methodist Mission sent him to Jaffna, worked there until 1829 and after a few years in Bengal in 1832-51 as Principal…

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NELL, Louis

NELL, Louis. Colombo 26.11.1830 — Chiswick, Middlesex 17.5.1922. British (of Burgher background) Lawyer in Sri Lanka. Son of George N. and Maria Elizabeth Conderlag. Crown counsel of Ceylon. Retired in 1893, travelled in Switzerland, Italy and Germany. Four times (?) married, 14 children. Publications: In JRAS-CB: “An Introductory Paper on the Investigation…

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MÖHRKE, Edwin

MÖHRKE, Edwin. 1??? — 1960?. German Student of Indology. In 1923 he was student of philology at Marburg (joined D.M.G.). Ph.D. 1933? Königsberg. In 1934 living in Berlin (again joined D.M.G.). Possibly turned into a journalist (press articles in 1937/48). Dr. EM, a journalist, died in 1959/60. Publications: Diss. Vallabhadeva’s Commentar zu…

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MARTINI, François

MARTINI, François. Can Tho, Vietnam 20.5.1895 — 18.6.1965. French Indologist and South-East Asian Scholar. Son of Corsican father and Cambodian mother. Studied law and philosophy, participated in the WW I (wounded) and after war studied languages, soon Sanskrit under S. Lévi. Diplom of Thai at É.L.O.V. 1922, from 1928 taught…

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