Allen, David Oliver

Allen, David Oliver D.D., a Congregational minister and missionary, was born Sept. 14, 1799, at Barre, Mass. He graduated at Amherst College, in 1823, studied theology in Andover Theological Seminary, 1824-27, went, with his wife, as missionary to India in 1827. In 1844 he took charge of the printing establishment in Bombay, employing at that time one hundred persons. He published several tracts in the Mahratta language, and superintended a revised and corrected edition of the whole Scriptures in that language. He returned, on account of enfeebled health, to America in June, 1853, and published in 1856 a "History of India, Ancient and Modern." He was a member of the "Royal Asiatic Society" and the "American Oriental Society.'" He died in Lowell, July 17, 1863.

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