ST. ANDREW ST. JOHN, Richard Fleming

ST. ANDREW ST. JOHN, Richard Fleming. 12.9.1839 — 6.2.1919. British Officer and Burmese Scholar. Son of Henry St.A. St.John and Emily Murray Belcher. Lieutenant. Deputy Commissioner in Burma. In the 1890s he taught Burmese at Oxford and at University College in London (1894), at least at Oxford continued until the…

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SANGERMANO, Vincentius.

SANGERMANO, Vincentius. Arpino, Lazio 1758 — Livorno 28.7.1819. Father. Italian Barnabite Missionary in Burma, a Scholar of Pāli and Burmese. Sent to Burma in 1782. After brief stay in Ava worked long time in Rangoon as Principal of a missionary school. He knew well Burmese and Pāli and translated a…

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ST. BARBE, Henry Lewis

ST. BARBE, Henry Lewis (Louis, born as H. L. St.B. Brown). 1849? — ?.3.1886. British Civil Servant in Burma. Educated at Rugby. Studies at Brasenose College, Oxford from 1868 (when 19). Joined I.C.S. and changed his name in 1870. Political Agent at Bhamo in the 1870s, then stationed in Mandalay.…

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SHAW, Robert Barkley

SHAW, Robert Barkley. London 12.7.1839 — Mandalay, Burma 15.6.1879. British Traveller in Central Asia, then Civil Servant in Burma. Son of Robert Grant Shaw and Martha Barkley. “Educated at Marlborough and Trinity College, Cambridge, became a tea-planter in Kangra. Travelled in 1868 as a merchant to Eastern Turkestan, reaching Yarkand…

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SCHERMAN, Lucian

SCHERMAN, Lucian Milius. Posen (now Poznań in Poland) 10.10.1864 — Hanson, Mass. 29.5.1946. German Indologist and Anthropologist. Professor in Munich. Husband of —> Christine Scherman. Son of Adolph Sch. (d. 1876), a merchant, and Johanna Auerbach. After school in Breslau and Posen studies from 1882 at Breslau (Stenzler) and 1883 Munich…

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WHITEHEAD, George

WHITEHEAD, George. 1862 — Halton West, North Yorkshire 3.4.1935. Rev. British Anglican Missionary. From Yorkshire. B.A. 1884 University of London. Ordained deacon 1886 and priest 1887 in Mandalay. From 1886 worked in various positions in Burma, then in the Nicobars in 1912-14 and 1916-21. Constructed Latin alphabet for the Car…

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RUNDALL, Frank Montagu

RUNDALL, Frank Montagu. Madras 18.5.1851 — 25.4.1930. British Colonial Officer in India. Son of General Francis Hornblow R. (1823–1908), an irrigation engineer in India, and Fanny Ada Seton Burn. “Educated at Marlborough; joined the Berkshire regt., and Indian Staff Corps. Served in Upper Burma on Staff of General Lockhart, 1886-7;…

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TICKELL, Samuel Richard

TICKELL, Samuel Richard. Cuttack, Orissa 19.8.1811 — Cheltenham, Gloucestershire 20.4.1875. British Colonial Officer and Zoologist in India and Burma. Son of an officer, Richard T. and his wife Mary. Trained at Addiscombe 1827-29 and joined Bengal Native Infantry. From 1834 served under Hodgson in Kathmandu, until 1843, then Political Agent…

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TEMPLE, Richard Carnac

TEMPLE, Richard Carnac. Allahabad 15.10.1850 — Territet, Switzerland 3.3.1931. Sir (2nd Bart.). British Colonial Officer in India and Burma, Indologist, Ethnologist and Historian. Son of Sir Richard T. (1826–1902), a well known and original Civil Servant in India, and Charlotte Martindale (d. 1855). Educated at Harrow and from 1868 at…

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PHAYRE, Arthur P.

PHAYRE, Arthur Purves. Shrewsbury 7.5.1812 — Bray near Dublin 14.12.1885. Sir. British Colonial Officer and Burmese Scholar. In Burma 1834-74. Son of Richard Ph. and Mary Ridgeway. “Educated in Shrewsbury, entered the Bengal Army, 1828. Served in the administration of Burma, 1834-48, in the Panjab, 1848-9; Commissioner of Arakan, 1849,…

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