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Yates, William, D.D.

a Baptist missionary, was born at Loughborough, Leicestershire, England, Dec. 15,1792. He was educated at Bristol College, and went to Calcutta as a missionary in 1815. He settled at Serampore, where, after the death of Dr. Carey, he devoted himself entirely to translating, and to preparing textbooks. He visited England and the United States in 1827-29, and in 1845 embarked for England on account of his health, but died on the Red Sea, July 3 of that year. He translated the whole Bible into Bengalee; the New Test and most of the Old into Sanskrit, and the New Test. into Hindee and Hindostanee. Amonghis most important publications were, A Grammar of the Sanscrit Language on a New Plan (1820): Sanscrit Vocabulary (cod.): Introduction to the Hindostanee Language (1827): Dictionary, Hindostanee and English (1836): Biblical Apparatus, in four parts (1837): Theory of the Hebrew Verb; and Introduction to the Bengalee Language (posthumous; edited by J. Wenger, 1847). A Memoir (1847) of him has been written by Dr. James Hoby. See Allibone, Dict. Of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Yates, William, D.D.'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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