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Horace Hayman Wilson

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(1786–1860)

Horace Hayman Wilson was born in London on 26 September 1786 and died there on 8 May 1860. Educated at the Soho Academy, where he developed his interest in ...

Wilson, Horace Hayman

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A Dictionary of Hinduism

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..., Horace Hayman ( 1786–1860 ) An important early Indologist and Sanskritist . Wilson lived in India between 1808 and 1832 , during which time he was Assay Master of the Calcutta Mint. Under the influence of Wilkins and Colebrooke , he became an accomplished and open-minded Sanskrit scholar. Among his publications was a translation of Kālidāsa 's Meghadūta (‘The Cloud Messenger’) ( 1813 ), and the Sketch of the Religious Sects of the Hindus ( 1828 ; 2nd ed. 1846 ). In 1832 , Wilson was the first person to be elected to the Boden ...

Wilson, Horace Hayman

Wilson, Horace Hayman (1786–1860)   Reference library

The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy

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..., Horace Hayman ( 1786–1860 ) Horace Hayman Wilson was born in London on 26 September 1786 and died there on 8 May 1860 . Educated at the Soho Academy, where he developed his interest in drama, and at St Thomas's Hospital, he was entered on the roll of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1805 . He arrived at Calcutta in March 1809 , on board an East Indiaman in which he had served as assistant surgeon, and learned Hindustani. He served as the assistant to the physician, poet, scholar and Assay Master at the Calcutta mint, Dr John Leyden . By 1811 ...

Horace Hayman Wilson

Horace Hayman Wilson  

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(1786–1860)Horace Hayman Wilson was born in London on 26 September 1786 and died there on 8 May 1860. Educated at the Soho Academy, where he developed his interest in ...
Boden Professorship of Sanskrit

Boden Professorship of Sanskrit  

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The chair in Sanskrit at Oxford University, the oldest, and now the only surviving chair of its kind in the United Kingdom. Established with a bequest from Colonel Joseph Boden of the East India ...
Friedrich Max Müller

Friedrich Max Müller  

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(1823–1900), comparative philologist and religious writer. A German by birth, he went to Oxford in 1848 to supervise the printing of the first edition of the Rig-Veda. He soon held senior office in ...
James Mill

James Mill  

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(1773–1836)Scottish philosopher, economist, and man of letters. Born in Forfar, Mill was educated at Edinburgh university. Working in London first as a free-lance journalist, and subsequently for the ...
Hall, Fitzedward

Hall, Fitzedward (1825–1901)   Reference library

The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy

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...researches; in an important essay contributed to the Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society in 1868 he followed the lead of Horace Hayman Wilson by examining the circumstances of H. T. Colebrooke 's error in asserting that Vedic texts countenanced the practice of sat , the ritual self-immolation of widows. In England Hall apportioned his time between Orientalist projects, such as producing a new edition of Horace Hayman Wilson 's Vishnu Purāna ( 1864–70 ), editing the works of Sir David Lyndsay and William Lauder for the Early English Text...

Ballantyne, James Robert

Ballantyne, James Robert (1813–64)   Reference library

The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy

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...as an expert on Persian, Hindi and Hindustani on the basis of an impressive list of publications including A Grammar of the Hindustani Language ( 1838 ), and The Practical Oriental Interpreter ( 1843 ), he turned his attention to Sanskrit. On the recommendation of Horace Hayman Wilson , he was sent to India in 1845 and appointed Principal of Banaras Sanskrit College, a post he held until 1862 . On his return he was made India Office Librarian. Ballantyne worked closely with the pandits, admiring their teaching methods, and becoming convinced that the...

Haughton, Graves Chamney

Haughton, Graves Chamney (1788–1849)   Reference library

The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy

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...MA, election to the Royal Society , and membership of the Royal Society of Berlin, the Royal Irish Academy and the Asiatic Societies of Paris and Bengal. In 1832 he was a candidate for the Boden Professorship of Sanskrit at Oxford, where his withdrawal in favour of Horace Hayman Wilson , a former fellow student, occasioned a laudatory address signed by two hundred graduates of the university. Haughton was knighted in 1833 . At Haileybury he published some valuable student textbooks, including Rudiments of Bengali Grammar ( 1821 ), Bengali Selections,...

Colebrooke, Henry Thomas

Colebrooke, Henry Thomas (1765–1837)   Reference library

The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy

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...but the central focus of his research was India, seen as a land of bewildering diversity and cultural richness, but seen also as a nation. Bibliography Miscellaneous Essays , 2 vols (1837). Íswara Krishna , The Sānkhya Kārikā , trans. Henry Thomas Colebrooke with Horace Hayman Wilson (1837). Essays on the Religion and Philosophy of the Hindus , in Michael J. Franklin (ed.), The European Discovery of India: Key Indological Sources of Romanticism , 6 vols (2001), vol. 6. Other Relevant Works Jagannātha Tarkapañcānana , Vivādabhangārnava A Digest of...

Cowell, Edward Byles

Cowell, Edward Byles (1826–1903)   Reference library

The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy

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...the life-long friend of Edward FitzGerald , who introduced him to Tennyson and Thackeray. His study of Sanskrit was initiated in the East India Company Library, and from 1850 as an undergraduate at Magdalen Hall, Oxford under the tuition of the celebrated Sanskritist, Horace Hayman Wilson . At Oxford he also learned Hebrew, catalogued Oriental manuscripts at the Bodleian, taught Aristotle's ‘ Ethics ’, and established his reputation as an Orientalist with valuable editions of Kālidāsa's drama Vikramorvasi ( 1851 ), and of Vararuchi's grammar ...

Theory

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The Oxford Companion to Indian Theatre

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...Vishveshvaranand Vedic Research Institute, 1977); B. K. Thakkar , On the Structuring of Sanskrit Drama (Ahmedabad: Saraswati Pustak Bhandar, 1984); K. H. Trivedi , The Natyadarpana of Ramacandra and Gunacandra (Ahmedabad: L. D. Institute of Indology, 1966); Horace Hayman Wilson , On the Dramatic System of the Hindus (Calcutta: Sanskrit Pustak Bhandar,...

Boden Professorship of Sanskrit

Boden Professorship of Sanskrit   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Hinduism

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...Professorship of Sanskrit The chair in Sanskrit at Oxford University, the oldest, and now the only surviving chair of its kind in the United Kingdom. Established with a bequest from Colonel Joseph Boden of the East India Company in 1827 , its first professor, Horace Hayman Wilson , was elected in 1832 . He was succeeded by Sir Monier Monier-Williams . A number of distinguished scholars followed, including, recently, Thomas Burrow and Richard Gombrich...

Libraries and collections

Libraries and collections   Reference library

Mary Wallace Davidson, D.W. Krummel, and James P. Cassaro

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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...set of parts for a concerto by C.P.E. Bach lies next to a printed score, or the MS lead sheet of a popular song next to the printed edition. Among the MSS are many works that have never been published. At the sales of the William Hayman Cummings ( 1917 ), Jean-Baptiste Weckerlin ( 1910 ), Erich Prieger ( 1922 ), and Horace de Landau ( 1949 ) collections, the division secured enviable acquisitions that greatly increased its holdings of early primary sources and research materials. The following musical autographs in the division's collections are...

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