STEVENSON, H. N. C.

STEVENSON, Henry Noel Cochran. 1903 — 19??. British Civil Servant in Burma. But according to The London Gazette 11.1.1929 he was promoted second Lieutenant in 1928. Supplement to the same 8.6.1944 mentions him as Assistant Superintendent in Burma Frontier Service, made O.B.E. in Civil Division. Publications: “Status Evaluation in the Hindu…

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LEACH, Edmund R.

LEACH, Edmund Ronald. Sidmouth, Devon 10.11.1910 — Cambridge 6.1.1989. Sir. British Anthropologist. Son of William Edmund Leach and Mildred Brierley, educated at Marlborough College. Studies at Cambridge (Clare College). B.A. 1932, then four year in China serving a British business company. A visit to the Austronesian Tao (Yami) people of…

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CORNYN, William S.

CORNYN, William Stewart. Vancouver 16.7.1906 — 15.3.1971. Canadian Burmese and Russian Scholar in the U.S.A. In 1922 moved to Los Angeles, worked as stock clerk, hall boy, and bookkeeper, 1924-28 insurance clerk in San Francisco. Studies at U.C.L.A., B.A. 1940, then at Yale, A.M. 1942, Ph.D. 1944. In WW II…

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COOPER, Roland Edgar

COOPER, Roland Edgar. Kingston-on-Thames, London 16.6.1890 — Southend-on-Sea, Essex 31.1.1962. British Botanist. Lost his parents in the age of four and was raised by his aunt and her husband, botanist William Wright Smith. In 1907-10 he followed his uncle to India, where they collected samples from the eastern Himalayas. A…

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BATESON, Joseph Harger

BATESON, Joseph Harger. Kendal, Westmoreland 5.3.1865 — 5.10.1935. Rev. British clergyman in Burma. Son of Thomas B. and Sarah Severs. From 1886 until 1913 Chaplain of territorial Forces, at least initially served in Burma. Secretary of Wesleyan Army and Navy Board. Married 1892 Rose Edmeades. Publications: Articles on Buddhism in E.R.E.…

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SCOTT, James George

SCOTT, James George. Dairsie, Fife 25.12.1851 — Petworth, West Sussex 4.4.1935. Sir. British (Scottish) Civil Servant and Journalist in Burma. Son of George Scott, a Presbyterian minister, and Mary Forsythe. Lost early his father, educated in Stuttgart and Cambridge. The loss of family fortune forced him to interrupt his studies…

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POPE, John Van Someren

POPE, John Van Someren. Plymouth 3.1.1850 — London 10.11.1936. British Teacher and Oriental Scholar. Son of —> G. U. Pope and Henrietta van Someren. Studies at Cambridge, M.A. Teacher in Calcutta: Professor at Presidency College (1877). Public Inspector of Schools for Eastern Circe (1889 on furlough). Finally Director of Public Instruction…

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LATTER, Thomas

LATTER, Thomas. India 1816 — Prome, Burma 8.12.1853. British Colonial Officer in Burma. Captain. Son of Major Barré L. and Juliana Jeffreys. In 1836 joined Bengal Native Infantry, stationed in Arakan. Assistant Commissioner in Arakan, then Regional Superintendent of Forests in Burma, finally Deputy Commissioner in Prome. Murdered. Married Charlotte…

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GATELLIER, Marie

GATELLIER-BESNARD, Marie. 4.4.1940 — 9.5.1993. French Art Historian of Burma and Sri Lanka. Studies under J. Boisselier, also A. Bareau. Dr.-ès-lettres. Chargée de recherche in C.N.R.S. Fieldwork in Sri Lanka. Publications: Diss. publ. Les peintures murales de Sri Lanka. Ecole kandyenne XVIIIe-XIXe siècles. 266+152 p. P.E.F.E.O. 162. P. 1991. –…

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ENRIQUEZ, Colin Metcalfe

ENRIQUEZ, Colin Metcalfe. Faizabad, U.P., India 3.10.1884 — Mogok, Burma 29.5.1969. British Colonial Officer. Son of Colonel Albert Dallas E. and Florence Adela Metcalfe, born in India where his father was serving. Educated in England, at King’s College and Royal Military Academy. In 1903 joined Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment…

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