Robert Needham Cust


Robert Needham Cust

Robert Needham Cust (1821-1909) was a British colonial administrator and linguist.

He was educated at Eton College and Haileybury. He then worked for the East India Company, in Hoshiarpur and Ambala, in India. He retired in 1867, and began his linguistic writings. He was part of the Orientalism movement and active within the British and Foreign Bible Society.

He married Maria Adelaide, daughter of Henry Lewis Hobart, Dean of Windsor. They had four children. [ [http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/spec/manuscript/guides/cust.htm Maria Adelaide Cust Journal - UF Special and Area Studies Collections ] at web.uflib.ufl.edu]

Works

* "Draft Bill of Codes Regulating Rights in Land and Land-Revenue Procedure in Northern India" (1870)
*"A Sketch of the Modern Languages of the East Indies" (1878)
*"Linguistic and Oriental Essays (from 1880) seven volumes
*"Pictures of Indian Life" (1881)
*"Modern Languages of Africa" (1883) two volumes
* "Poems of Many Years and Many Places" (1887, 1897) two volumes
* "Three Lists of Bible Translations Actually Accomplished" (1890)
* "Africa Rediviva" (1891)
*"Essay on the Prevailing Method of the Evangelization of the Non-Christian World" (1894)
*"Common Features Which Appear in All Forms of Religious Belief" (1895)
*"The Gospel-Message" (1896)
*"Memoirs of Past Years of a Septuagenarian" (1899)
*"Oecumenical List of Translations of the Holy Scriptures to 1900 (1900)

References

*Peter Penner (1987), "Robert Needham Cust, 1821-1909: A Personal Biography"

External links

* [http://www.ccel.org/s/schaff/encyc/encyc03/htm/ii.11.vii.htm Schaff page]


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