The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915)/Jackson, Abraham Valentine Williams
Jackson, Abraham Valentine Williams; L.H.D., LL.D.: b, in New York City, U.S.A, 1862; s, of David S. Jackson, merchant; educ: at Columbia University, N.Y., and at Halle in Germany; Professor of Indo-Iranian languages, Columbia University; his special field of research as a scholar is the sacred literature of the Zoroastrian religion; visited India and Ceylon, 1901; travelled in Persia and Central Asia for purposes of archaeological research especially of Zoroastrianism, 1903; collated part of the Persian inscription of King Darius on the Behistun rock. Director, American Oriental Society; Hon. member of Society for making researches into Zoroastrian Religion, Bombay, (1899); twice delegated by the U.S. Government to International Congresses of Orientalists. Publications: A hymn of Zoroaster, Avesta Grammar in comparison with Sanskrit; Avesta Reader; Persia, Past and Present; Trans-caspian and Turkistan; & a number of articles contributed to journals and Encyclopaedias. Address: New York, U.S.A.