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Adam, William

(November 1, 1796–February 19, 1881). B. Dunfermline, Fifeshire, Scot.; educ. St. Andrews; Bap. miss. to India 1817/18; assoc. with Ram* Mohan Roy; became Unitarian; severed connection with Bap. miss. soc. March 1821; Unitarian minister Calcutta; made govt. survey of the state of educ. in Bengal 1835–38; to US 1838, Eng. 1841; d. Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England. Ed. Bengal Chronicle; Calcutta Chronicle; India Gazette; British India Advocate. Other works include The Law and Custom of Slavery in British India; East India Yearbook; Enquiry into the Theories of History. See also Hinduism, 6. LP

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