Carey, William, 1761-1834

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Epithet: journalist

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1792 founded the Particular Baptist Society for Propagating the Gospel among the Heathen [later known as the Baptist Missionary Society]; 1790s manager of an indigo factory in Bengal, preacher; 1800-1834 mission work in Serampore; 1801-1826 publication of grammars and dictionaries of Indian languages; 1801-? professor of Sanskrit, Marathi and Bengali at Fort William College

Epithet: orientalist and missionary

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William Carey was born in 1761. He became a Baptist minister and travelled as a missionary to India with his family in 1793. He learned the local languages and, with his Indian colleagues, translated the Bible into six languages.

John Campbell was born in Edinburgh in 1766. He was ordained in 1804 and preached at the Kingsland Independent Chapel, London. He was a supporter of the abolition of slavery and became Director of the London Missionary Society (LMS) in 1805. He travelled to Africa in 1812 on behalf of the LMS and on his return in 1814 wrote Travels in South Africa .

Joseph Hume was born in Montrose, Scotland in 1777. He enlisted in the East India Company in 1799, and made a fortune in the next few years. He became the MP for Weymouth, a rotten borough, in 1812 but lost his seat the same year. He returned to Westminster as the MP for Aberdeen in 1818, and became one of the leaders of the radicals for the next 30 years. He campaigned to extend the franchise, supported the introduction of secret ballots, and voted to abolish the death penalty. He lost his seat in 1837 but represented Montrose from 1842 until his death in 1855.

Thomas Babington Macaulay was born at Rothley Temple, Leicestershire in 1800. He was the son of the abolitionist Zachary Macaulay and his wife Selina (née Mills), and was educated at Trinity College Cambridge. He subsequently studied law at Lincoln's Inn and was called to the bar in 1826. He first entered parliament in 1830 as MP for Calne and subsequently for Leeds. He left parliament in 1834 to serve on the Governor-General's Council in British India, returning to Britain in 1838. In 1839 he re-entered parliament as MP for Edinburgh, keeping the seat until 1847 and spending several years as a cabinet minister. Macaulay was also known as a poet and author. Between 1839 and 1855 he wrote four volumes of a History of England . He was granted a peerage in 1857 and buried in Westminster Abbey after his death in 1859.

No information about John Philips was available at the time of compilation.

From the guide to the Carey, W; Campbell, J; Hume, J; Macaulay, T B; and Philips, J: correspondence, 1805-1847, (Senate House Library, University of London)

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creatorOf Carey, W; Campbell, J; Hume, J; Macaulay, T B; and Philips, J: correspondence, 1805-1847 Senate House Library (University of London)
creatorOf Vol. I (ff. 270). A -G.includes:f. 1 George Hamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen; formerly Gordon; Prime Minister: Letter to A. Panizzi: 1856. f. 3 William Harrison Ainsworth, alias 'Cheviot Ticheburn'; novelist: Letter to A. Jones: 1840. f. 4 Ge... British Library
creatorOf Vol. III (ff. 192). 8 April 1795-31 Aug. 1809.includes:f. 1 Duncan Campbell, great-uncle of Sir. J Mackintosh: Kyllachy, Inverness-shire: Letter to J. Mackintosh rel. to his Scottish estate: 1795. ff. 3-8v, 13 Francis Rawdon-Hastings, 2nd Earl of Mo... British Library
creatorOf Carey, William, 1761-1834. Letters, 1793-1825 (inclusive) [microform]. Yake University Divinity School Library
referencedIn Edison Sheet Music Collection, 1830-1958, (bulk 1890-1940) Library of Congress. Music Division
referencedIn Brian Houghton Hodgson papers., 1820-1858 British Library
referencedIn Baptist Heritage Press Releases, 1955-1959. Southern Baptist Historical Library & Archives
creatorOf William Carey papers., 1824 British Library
referencedIn Francis Irvine papers., 1799-1828 British Library
creatorOf William Carey papers., 1817 British Library
referencedIn C P Brown Collection: manuscripts and printed books, written or collected by Charles Philip Brown (1798-1884), Madras Civil Service 1816-54, oriental scholar, chiefly comprising works on Telugu grammar, lexicography, language and literature; Sanskrit..., 1825-1880 British Library
creatorOf William Carey papers., 1819 British Library
referencedIn Samuel P Brunsdon papers., 1822 British Library
creatorOf Letter from W. Carey of the Century Magazine, New York to Edmund Gosse, concerning the MS. and the copyright of R. L. Stevenson, The Silverado Squatters, 1883; 3 Oct. 1883. Ashley Library Catalogue, x, p. 197.includes:ff. 213, 213b W. Carey, journa... British Library
creatorOf William Carey papers., 1870-1925 British Library
referencedIn Papers of Lt-Col Frederick Marshman Bailey, Indian Army 1900, Indian Political Service 1905-38, and of other members of his family, 1827-1976 British Library
creatorOf William Carey papers., 1824 British Library
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associatedWith Campbell, John, 1766-1840 person
associatedWith Hume, Joseph, 1777-1855 person
associatedWith Macaulay, Thomas Babington, 1800-1859 person
associatedWith Philips, John, fl 1815 person
associatedWith Ryland, John, 1753-1825. person
associatedWith Thomas A. Edison, Inc. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Dibang River, Assam
India, Asia
Montrose Angus Scotland
North-East Frontier, India
Calcutta West Bengal India South Asia
Serampore, Bengal
North-West Frontier Province, India
Calcutta, India
Himalaya Mountains, Tibet
Himalaya Mountains, Tibet
Assam, India
Japan, Asia
Rawalpindi, Punjab
Transcaspia, Central Asia
Kyllachy, Invernesshire
Satna, Rewa State, Central India
London England
Mysore State, India
Bhutan, Asia
Cambodia, Asia
Mashhad, Iran
Thailand, Asia
Tibet, Asia
Central Asia, Asia
Nepal, Asia
Gilgit, Kashmir
Russia, Europe, Asia
Sikkim, Asia
Delhi, India
Mount Everest, Tibet
Nepal, Asia
Katmandu, Nepal
Kashgar, China
Charsadda, North-West Frontier Province
Afghanistan, Asia
Gaya, Bihar
Aligarh, United Provinces
Mishmi Hills, Assam and Burma
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Turkestan, Asia
Muttra, United Provinces
China, Asia
Copenhagen Denmark Northern Europe
Tibet, Asia
Goa, India
Carnatic Region, India
Aberdeen Aberdeenshire Scotland
Political science
Internal politics
Industry legislation
Political history
Law reform


Birth 1761-08-17

Death 1834-06-09





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