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India

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The world's largest democracy has a rich and diverse culture. Now, it is also achieving more rapid economic growth India's vast territory can be divided into three main regions ...

LAW, Thomas

LAW, Thomas (1756–1834)   Reference library

Cornelis de Waal

Dictionary of Early American Philosophers

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...Christian of Ewanrige in Cumberland. He was a student at Oxford before moving to India at the age of seventeen as “writer” for the East India Company located in Fort William, Calcutta. There he rose through the ranks of writer, factor, junior merchant, senior merchant, judge, collector/magistrate, and finally member of the review board. Having obtained considerable wealth, he returned to England in 1791 for health reasons together with three sons of an Indian mistress. In India he made a name for himself by increasing the tax revenues through lowering...

STAUGHTON, William

STAUGHTON, William (1770–1829)   Reference library

John R. Shook

Dictionary of Early American Philosophers

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...this period Staughton also sustained his scholarly efforts beyond composing powerful sermons. He published a translation of Edward Wettenhall ’s A Compendious System of Greek Grammar and an edition of The Works of Virgil , along with an account of The Baptist Mission in India . His theological school was successful and his Calvinist principles were sound (some of his sermons and many letters are excerpted in Lynd’s memoir). The general convention of Baptists began to envision a college and seminary located in a major city under his leadership. In ...

CRAWFORD, John

CRAWFORD, John (1746–1813)   Reference library

Richard J. Behles

Dictionary of Early American Philosophers

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...and divinity, he also pursued philosophy, history, and natural history, the science which ultimately molded his professional thought and teaching. He subsequently went on to the University of Leyden, where he earned his MD. Crawford was appointed ship’s surgeon aboard the East India Company’s ship Marquis of Rockingham , making two voyages to Bombay and Bengal between 1772 and 1774 . In 1779 , he became Surgeon to the naval hospital on the island of Barbados. When the island suffered hurricane devastation in 1780 and all around him lay in rubble,...

WRIGHT, Frances

WRIGHT, Frances (1795–1852)   Reference library

Therese B. Dykeman

Dictionary of Early American Philosophers

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...woman philosopher predecessor. Frances Wright ’s life was as extraordinary as her mind. Orphaned at about age two, Frances was separated from her older brother and baby sister and raised by an aunt. Eventually she reunited with her bother shortly before he was killed enroute to India and with her sister Camilla in Glasgow. At one point Frances, or Fanny as she was often called, confided to Mary Shelley , Mary Wollstonecraft ’s orphaned daughter, about her sadness of having never known her mother. Frances knew that the blue stocking Elizabeth Montagu had...

DALL, Caroline Wells Healey

DALL, Caroline Wells Healey (1822–1912)   Reference library

Dorothy Rogers

Dictionary of Early American Philosophers

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...an iterant Unitarian minister. Between 1844 and 1854 , the couple moved from Washington, D.C. to Portsmouth, New Hampshire, to Needham, Massachusetts, and then on to Toronto, and finally back to Boston where Caroline could again be near her family. In 1855 Charles went to India as a Unitarian missionary, where he remained until his death in 1886 . He did not invite Caroline to accompany him with their two children, and he returned home for visits no more than five times in those three decades. While receiving some financial support from Charles, Dall...

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