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Adams, William

Gardiner H. Shattuck.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Organization and Management of Education; Religion and Education; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 767 words.

Adams, William (25 January 1807–31 August 1880), minister and seminary president, was born in Colchester, Connecticut, the son of John Adams, an educator, and Elizabeth Ripley. Adams grew...

Allen, Young John William

Adrian A. Bennett.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Journalism; Religion and Education; Education. 1148 words.

Allen, Young John William (03 January 1836–30 May 1907), missionary, educator, and journalist in China, was born in Burke County, Georgia, the son of Andrew Young John Allen and Jane...

Anderson, David Lawrence

Jessie Gregory Lutz.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Organization and Management of Education; Religion and Education. 1122 words.

Anderson, David Lawrence (04 February 1850–16 March 1911), China missionary and first president of Suzhou University, was born in Summerhill, South Carolina, the son of James Harkins...

Anderson, Sir (James) Norman Dalrymple (1908–1994), missionary, jurist, and writer on religion

Todd M. Thompson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Religion and Education; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1751 words.

Anderson, Sir (James) Norman Dalrymple (1908–1994), missionary, jurist, and writer on religion, was born on 29 September 1908 at Aldeburgh, Suffolk, the second son and last of the four...

Andrews, Lorrin

Eileen H. Tamura.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Religion and Education. 1113 words.

Andrews, Lorrin (29 April 1795–29 September 1868), missionary and educator, was born in East Windsor (now Vernon), Connecticut, the son of Samuel Andrews and his wife, whose name is...

Angas, William Henry (1781–1832), mariner and missionary

Roald Kverndal.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Religion and Education; World History; Travel and Holiday. 1452 words.

Angas, William Henry (1781–1832), mariner and missionary, was born in Newcastle upon Tyne on 6 October 1781, the son of Caleb Angas, a successful coach manufacturer, merchant, and...

Ashmun, Jehudi

Salim Yaqub.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Religion and Education. 1133 words.

Ashmun, Jehudi (21 April 1794–25 August 1828), colonial agent and missionary in West Africa, was born in Champlain, New York, the son of Samuel Ashmun, a justice of the peace, and Parthenia...

Badger, George Percy (1815–1888), Arabic scholar and missionary

G. J. Roper.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Religion and Education. 1069 words.

Badger, George Percy (1815–1888), Arabic scholar and missionary, was born on 6 April 1815 at Chelmsford, Essex, the son of Edward Badger, army sergeant, and his wife, Ann (d. 1844). He was...

Bailey, Jacob

Sally Schwartz.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Religion and Education; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 1177 words.

Bailey, Jacob (1731–26 July 1808), Anglican missionary and Loyalist, was born in Rowley, Massachusetts, the son of David Bailey and Mary Hodgkins, farmers. The details of Bailey’s early...

Baker, Shirley Waldemar (1836–1903), missionary and prime minister of Tonga

Hugh Laracy.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Asian Politics; Religion and Education. 668 words.

Baker, Shirley Waldemar (1836–1903), missionary and prime minister of Tonga, was born in Camden Town, London. He was the son of George Baker and his wife, Jane Woolmer, daughter of a...

Bapst, John

Charles F. Donovan.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religion and Education; Education. 1097 words.

Bapst, John (07 December 1815–02 November 1887), missionary and educator, was born at La Roche in the canton of Fribourg, Switzerland, the son of a prosperous farmer. He received a...

Bargery, George Percy (1876–1966), missionary and Hausa scholar

Graham Furniss.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Religion and Education. 882 words.

Bargery, George Percy (1876–1966), missionary and Hausa scholar, was born on 1 October 1876 at 7 Oxford Terrace, St James Road, Exeter, the son of George Thomas Bargery, commercial...

Beach, Harlan Page

Gerald H. Anderson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; Religion and Education. 1081 words.

Beach, Harlan Page (04 April 1854–04 March 1933), missionary, missions librarian, and professor of missions, was born in South Orange, New Jersey, the son of Joseph Wickliff Beach and Mary...

Beckwith, John Charles (1789–1862), army officer and missionary

H. M. Stephens.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Religion and Education. 794 words.

Beckwith, John Charles (1789–1862), army officer and missionary, was born at Halifax, Nova Scotia, on 2 October 1789. He was the grandson of Major-General John Beckwith, and nephew of the...

Bingham, Sybil Moseley

Barbara Bennett Peterson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religion and Education; Education. 987 words.

Bingham, Sybil Moseley (14 September 1792–27 February 1848), missionary and teacher, was born in Westfield, Massachusetts, the eldest child of Pliny Moseley and Sophia Pomeroy. Both parents...

Biscoe, Cecil Earle Tyndale- (1863–1949), missionary and educationist

Gerald Studdert-Kennedy.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Religion and Education. 828 words.

Biscoe, Cecil Earle Tyndale- (1863–1949), missionary and educationist, was born on 9 February 1863 at Holton Park, Wheatley, Oxfordshire, the son of William Earle Tyndale (1813–1895), a...

Bliss, Daniel

Claire Strom.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Organization and Management of Education; Religion and Education. 870 words.

Bliss, Daniel (17 August 1823–27 July 1916), missionary educator and founder and first president of the Syrian Protestant College in Beirut (later the American University), missionary...

Boardman, Sarah Hall

William H. Brackney.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Religion and Education. 511 words.

Boardman, Sarah Hall (04 November 1803–01 September 1845), Baptist missionary and translator, was born in Alstead, New Hampshire, the daughter of Ralph Hall and Abiah O. Hall (her maiden...

Bridges, Thomas (c. 1842–1898), dictionary compiler, missionary, and sheep farmer

James Piggot.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Linguistics; Religion and Education; Agriculture and Farming. 1631 words.

Bridges, Thomas (c. 1842–1898), dictionary compiler, missionary, and sheep farmer, was found abandoned, perhaps on a bridge near Bristol, aged about two and a half, and taken to an...

Brown, Dame Edith Mary (1864–1956), medical missionary and founder of the North India School of Medicine for Christian Women

Susan L. Cohen.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Medicine and Health; Religion and Education. 1041 words.

Brown, Dame Edith Mary (1864–1956), medical missionary and founder of the North India School of Medicine for Christian Women, was born on 24 March 1864 at Bank Buildings, 10A Coats Lane,...