Montgomery, Robert (2)

Montgomery, Robert a distinguished English missionary was born at Bangor, August 19, 1811. He studied at Edinburgh, was licensed by his presbytery about the end of 18,41 and a few weeks afterwards was set apart for the mission to India. In 1843 he was stationed at Poorbliider, on the western coast, and three years later was transferred to Surat. He early acquired a scholarly knowledge of Gujarati, into which he translated the Epistle to the Romans and the prophecy of Isaiah likewise two little volumes by Dr. Barth, entitled,

Scripture Series of the Old and New Testament. He also prepared a Dictionary, English and Gujarati, which stands now as a help to all students of that language. He, wrote several hymns, three of which are included in the Gujarati Book of Praise. When he returned in broken health in 1876, advantage was taken of his presence to appoint him moderator of the General Assembly. He was one of the delegates at the general missionary conference in London in 1879. Montgomery died in November, 1880. (B.P.)

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