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HomeContents > People > Photographers > Laurence Austin(E) Waddell

Born: Laurence Augustine Waddell 
Other: Laurence Austine Waddell 
Dates:  1854, 29 May - 1938, 19 September

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John Falconer, British Library 
A Biographical Dictionary of 19th Century Photographers in South and South-East Asia

Amateur, India, Tibet
Son of T.C. Waddell, schoolmaster, Dumbartonshire; educated privately and at Glasgow University; graduated in medicine 1878. Indian Medical Service (Bengal) 1880-1906.
IMS 1880; Professor of Chemistry and Pathology, Medical College, Calcutta, for six years; Deputy Sanitary Comm. For ten years, camping over the ancient ‘Holy Land’ of Buddhism, where he discovered many important ancient classical sites; has travelled in Burma, China, Japan, North America, Egypt, Mesopotamia, Syria, Phoenicia, and the Himalayas and Tibet; served Burma, 1886-1887 (Medal with clasp); Chitral Relief Force, 1895 (Medal with clasp); China, including Relief of Peking, 1900 (depatches, CIE, and medal with clasp); Mahsud Waziri Blockade, 1901-1902 (clasp); PMO Malakand, 1902; PMO Tibet Mission to Lhasa, 1903-1904 (despatches, CB, medal with clasp).’[1]
Professor of Tibetan, University College, London, 1906-;
Photographs of Kanchenjunga and neighbouring areas of Nepal presented to the Royal Geographical Society in 1898.
Author: Researches on Serpent Venom (1888); Discoveries of Palibothra of the Greeks (1892); The Birds of Sikhim (1893); The Buddhism of Tibet (1895); Discovery of the Birthplace of the Buddha (1896); Reports on Collection of Indo Scythian Buddhist Sculptures from the Swat Valley (1895-97); Among the Himalayas (1899); Tribes of the Brahmaputra Valley (1902); Lhasa and its Mysteries (1905); Aryan Phoenician Origin of the Britons (1924); Indo Sumerian Seals Deciphered (1925); Sumer Aryan Dictionary (1927); Aryan Origin of the Alphabet (1927); The Makers of Civilization in Race and History (1929); The British Edda (1930); Egyptian Civilization: its Sumerian Origin and Real Chronology, and Sumerian Origin of Egyptian Hieroglyphs (1930); Trojan Origin of World’s Civilization (1938); etc. 

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