RAPSON, Edward James

RAPSON, Edward James. Leicester 12.5.1861 — Cambridge 3.10.1937. British Indologist. Professor in Cambridge. Son of the teacher and future vicar Edward R., educated in Hereford. From 1879 studied at St.John’s, Cambridge. Graduated in classics in 1883 and started now Indology under Cowell. Fellow of St.John’s 1887, brief time in Oxford and…

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THOMAS, Edward Joseph

THOMAS, Edward Joseph. Thornhill, Yorkshire 30.7.1869 — Cambridge (?)11.2.1958. British Indologist. Librarian in Cambridge. Son of a gardener, he left school when 14 and worked himself as a gardener for 12 years, enjoying his time among flowers despite his colour-blindness and using his free time in studies of science and classical…

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PHILLOTT, Douglas Craven

PHILLOTT, Douglas Craven. London 28.6.1860 — 11.9.1930. British Colonial Officer in India. Lieutenant-Colonel (1906). Son of Lt.Col. Henry Rodney Ph. of Indian army and Lilias Syme. Educated at Felsted School in Essex and from 1880 at Sandhurst. Lieutenant 1881, Captain 1891, Major 1900. Served in Punjab Cavalry, for a while…

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PEILE, John.

PEILE, John. Whitehaven, Cumberland 24.4.1838 — Cambridge 9.10.1910. British Linguist interested in Sanskrit. Son of geologist Williamson Peile, F.G.S., and Elizabeth Hodgson, lost his father in the age of five. Educated at Repton School, at St.Beas and from 1856 studied at Christ’s College, Cambridge. B.A. 1860, M.A. 1863. From 1860…

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NEIL, Robert Alexander

NEIL, Robert Alexander. Glengairn, Ballater, Aberdeenshire 26.12.1852 — Cambridge 19.6.1901. British (Scottish) Indologist in Cambridge. Son of Rev. Robert Neil and Mary Reid. Educated at Aberdeen Grammar School and from 1866 (!) at Aberdeen University. Graduated M.A. 1870 Aberdeen, in Classics. After a brief period of medical studies continued his…

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MOORE, Ross Arthur Leslie

MOORE, Ross Arthur Leslie. Faizabad, Andhra Pradesh 1.5.1861 — 1950. British Civil Servant in India. Son of Irish Colonel John Leslie M. Educated at Dulwich College. Studies at Cambridge (Peterhouse). Served in India (Bombay) from 1882. Served in Maharashtra and Gujarat, from 1903 as Senior Collector. Retired 1908. From 1921-27…

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MILL, William Hodge

MILL, William Hodge. Hackney, Middlesex 18.7.1792 — Brasted, Kent 25.12.1853. Rev. British Teacher and Indologist in India. Son of John Mill, of Dundee, and Martha Hodge. Privately educated by Dr. Belsham, a Unitarian preacher, studies at Trinity College, Cambridge: B.A. 1813, Fellow 1814, M.A. 1816. In 1818 ordained priest, still…

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MACLEOD, Roderick Henry

MACLEOD, Roderick Henry. Kensington, London 1854 — Cambridge 22.12.1928. British Civil Servant in India. Son of Henry Dunning M. and Elizabeth Mackenzie Cameron. In I.C.S. 1877-1904, in North India. M.A. 1915. From 1913 Lecturer in Indian Law at Cambridge (Caius College) (in 1924 there). Married 1890 Emily Stevenson, two daughters…

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LOHUIZEN-DE LEEUW, Johanna Engelberta van

LOHUIZEN-DE LEEUW, Johanna Engelberta van (née de Leeuw, Joan). Amsterdam 25.10.1919 — 8?.12.1983. Dutch Indologist and Art Historian. Professor in Amsterdam. Daughter of Willem Carel de Leeuw and Margareta Lievina Muller, spent her childhood in the U.S.A. and came back to the Netherlands to school. Studies of Indo-Iranian at Leiden…

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HUTTON, John Henry

HUTTON, John Henry. West Heslerton, Malton, Yorkshire 27.6.1885 — New Radnor, Radnorshire 23.5.1968. British Civil Servant and Anthropologist in India. Son of the elder J. H. H., a clergyman, and Clarissa Marshall Barwick (1847–1900), educated at Chigwell School in Essex. Studies at Worcester College, Oxford. In 1909 joined I.C.S. and…

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