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Alexander Duff
b. April 15, 1806 – d. February 12, 1878 • Missionary • Religious group founder
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Duff, Alexander
Duff, Alexander (1806–78), Scottish *Presbyterian missionary. The first missionary of the Established Church of Scotland to India, he arrived at Calcutta in 1830, after twice being shipwrecked. At once he opened a school there, which later developed into a college that became a centre of W. education
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Duff, Alexander
Duff, Alexander (1806–1878)At St. Andrews University, Duff was influenced by Thomas Chalmers and went to Bengal (1829) as the first official missionary of the Church of Scotland. In Calcutta he found a tremendous thirst for Western education among intelligent young Bengalees caught between tradition
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Duff, Alexander
Duff, Alexander (1806–1878)First missionary to India from the Church of ScotlandDuff was born in Moulin, Perthshire, and studied at St. Andrews University. He and his wife arrived at Calcutta in May 1830 after two shipwrecks. There he founded an English-speaking college in which the Bible was a major