MATEER, Samuel

MATEER, Samuel. 1835 — England 24.12.1893. Rev. British (?) Missionary in India. Worked 33 years, until 1891, in Travancore for London Missionary Society, encouraged local people for ministry. In 1890 his wife had to return to England because of ill health, husband followed him in 1891 and died there. Publications: “The…

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KLASS, Morton

KLASS, Morton. N.Y. 24.6.1927 — N.Y. 28.4.2001 (when 73). U.S. Anthropologist. Educated in New York, in 1945 joined U.S. Merchant Marine. Started writing fiction, but then was fascinated by Margaret Mead’s Samoan work and turned to anthropology. After three years’ studies graduated A.B. in 1955 from Brooklyn College (evening courses)…

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CAIUS, R. P. J.

CAIUS, R. P. J. 18?? — 19??. S. J. Father. Missionary in Tiruchirappalli. Publications: “Au Pays des Castes. Castes des pays Dravidiens”, Anthropos 1, 1906, 426-434; “Au Pays des Castes. Les Brahmanes. (Suite)”, Anthropos 3, 1908, 239-243, 637-650. Sources: Nothing except the two articles found.

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BOUGLÉ, Célestin

BOUGLÉ, Célestin Charles Alfred. Saint-Brieuc (Côtes-du-Nord, now Côtes-d’Armor) 1.6.1870 — Paris 25.1.1940. French Philosopher and Sociologist. Studies at École normale supérieure, agrégé in philosophy 1893. Ph.D. 1899. Taught at lycée in Saint-Brieuc, in the universities of Montpellier (1898-1900), and Toulouse, from 1909 at Sorbonne, 1919 as Professor of Social Economy. From…

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ADAM, Leonhard

ADAM, Leonhard. Berlin 16.12.1891 — Bonn 9.9.1960. German Ethnologist in Australia (naturalized 1956). Son of Meinhardt Michael Adam and Katharina Clare Rosa Schmidt. Gymnasium in Berlin. Studied law, economics, ethnology and Sinology at Berlin and Greifswald, LL.D. 1916. Worked as judge in Berlin, but kept his interest in ethnology and…

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O’MALLEY, L. S. S.

O’MALLEY, Lewis Sydney Stewart. 1874 — 10.5.1941. British Civil Servant in India. Son of Bryan O’M., a minister, and his wife Frances. Educated in Norwich and Hertford College, Oxford (B.A.). Entered I.C.S. in 1898, worked as Magistrate and Collector in Bengal, then in General and Revenue Department. Retired 1924. C.I.E. Married 1900…

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NESFIELD, John C.

NESFIELD, John Collinson. Stratton St.Margaret, Wiltshire 14.8.1836 — Ealing, London 28.6.1919. British Teacher in India. Son of a cleric, Robert Carles N., and Eleanor Dale Collinson. Educated at Highgate Grammar School, teacher there 1859-64. Studies at Merton College, Oxford, B.A. 1860. M.A. 1862. Curate in Highgate, 1867 entered Indian service, first…

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MACMUNN, George

MACMUNN, George Fletcher. Chelsea 24.8.1869 — Sackville College, East Grinstead, Sussex 23.8.1952. Sir. British (Scottish) Colonial Officer and Historian. Born in a soldier family, son of John Alexander M. and Charlotte Edith Matthias. Educated at Kensington Grammar School, from 1888 at Royal Military Academy. In 1891 Lieutenant of Royal Artillery in…

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BLUNT, Edward Arthur Henry

BLUNT, Edward Arthur Henry. Mauritius 14.3.1877 — 29.5.1941. Sir. British Civil Servant in India. Son of Frances Theophilus Blunt (later Commissioner of the Seychelles) and Emily Rainsford. Educated at Marlborough College, then studies at Corpus Christi College (Oxford, B.A.) and University College (London). From 1901 served in I.C.S. in United…

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RICE, Henry

RICE, Henry. 1846 — 19??. Rev. British Missionary in South India. Son of —> Benjamin Holt Rice. Studies and ordination in London. Worked about 10 years for London Missionary Society in Tamil Nadu, but in 1880 moved to Church of Scotland Mission in Madras. Worked among low castes. Retired around…

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