The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915)/Davids, Thomas William Rhys

Davids, J. W. Rhys, LL.D., P.H.D., Professor of Pali and Buddhist Literature, University College, London since 1882; b. at Colchester, 1843; s. of Rev I. W. Davids; educ; at Brighton School and Breslau University; entered Civil Service, Ceylon, 1866; Called to Bar (Middle Temple), 1877; delivered Hibbert Lectures, 1881; Professor of Comparative Religion, Manchester, since 1904; President, Pali Text Society; Fellow of the British Academy; Secretary and Librarian of the Royal Asiatic Society, 1885 1902; Was one of the founders of the British Academy, 1902; m. Caroline Augusta, d. of Rev. J. Foley, 1894,; Publications: Buddhism, 1878 (18th edition, 1899); Buddhist Birth Stories, vol. I, 1880; Ancient Coins and Measures of Ceylon, 1877; Buddhist Suttas from the Pali, 1881; Questions of King Milinda, 1890-94; American Lectures, 1896; Joint author of Vinaya Texts, 1881-85; Disha Nikaya, 1890 and 1902; Sumangala Vilasani, 1886; Sacred Books of the Buddhists; Dialogue of the Buddha, 1899; Buddhist India, 1902; Early Buddhism, 1908; Recreations: Golf. Clubs. Manchester, and Timperley. Address: Harboro Grange, Ashton-on-Mersey, Cheshire.