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Davis, Samuel 1760-1819

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Works: 12 works in 27 publications in 1 language and 258 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Pictorial works  History  Drawings 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Actor
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Most widely held works about Samuel Davis
 
Most widely held works by Samuel Davis
Rudyard Kipling's Whitby ancestors by Samuel Davis( Book )

3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Views of Medieval Bhutan : the diary and drawings of Samuel Davis, 1783 by Samuel Davis( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of an embassy to the court of the Teshoo Lama in Tibet; containing a narrative of a journey through Bootan, and part of Tibet by Samuel Turner( Book )

5 editions published between 1800 and 2005 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1783, at the opportunity presented by a new Panchen (or Teshoo) Lama, Bengal governor-general Warren Hastings sent a deputation to Tibet and Bhutan in the hope of promoting British-Indian trade across the Himalayas. Samuel Turner (1759–1802), an army officer in the East India Company, was appointed leader of the mission. His journal, offering first-hand descriptions of these countries, was originally published in 1800 and remained the only such English-language work for more than half a century. Assisted by the botanist and surgeon Robert Saunders and the surveyor and illustrator Samuel Davis, Turner interweaves geographical and scientific observations with descriptions of social and religious customs; the vivid account of his reception by the infant Panchen Lama is of particular note. The introduction sketches the history of Bengal–Bhutan relations and George Bogle's prior mission, while later sections deal with Tibet and the influence of China. This was and remains an invaluable account of eighteenth-century diplomacy
A grammar of the Hindoostanee language; or, Part third of volume first, of a system of Hindoostanee philology by John Borthwick Gilchrist( Book )

1 edition published in 1796 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Views in Bootan ... by Samuel Davis( Book )

1 edition published in 1813 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the embassy to the court of Teshoo lama in Tibet : containing a narrative of a journey through Bootan and part of Tibet by Samuel Turner( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wege einer Freundschaft : die wahren Helden stehen an der Aussenlinie( Recording )

1 edition published in 2012 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An account of an embassy to the court of the teshoo lama, in Tibet; containing a narrative of a journey through Bootan, and part of Tibet by Samuel Turner( Book )

1 edition published in 1806 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"In 1774 the Teshoo Lama, Regent of Tibet and Guardian to the infant Dalai Lama, received a deputation from the Governor of Bengal, headed by Mr George Bogle, with whom the Teshoo Lama was much taken. This warm relationship led in 1779 to an invitation from the Teshoo Lama to join him in Pekin where he was visiting at the solicitation of the Emperor of China. Unfortunately the exciting prospects afforded by this visit were concluded by the untimely deaths through illness of both the Teshoo Lama and George Bogle. Not wishing to forgo the relationship that had been built up, a second deputation was sent to Tibet under the command of Captain Samuel Turner and this is his narrative of that journey and his time in Bootan and Tibet. He provides an extensive report on this fascinating people including his meetings with the reincarnated infant Lama, and sketches of the country are provided by Lieutenant Samuel Davis with observations of botanical, mineralogical and medical nature added by the Surgeon, Mr Robert Saunders."--Publishers website
Bija Ganita: or, The algebra of the Hindus by Bhāskarācārya( Book )

1 edition published in 1813 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An important mathematician and astronomer in medieval India, Bhascara Acharya (1114-85) wrote treatises on arithmetic, algebra, geometry and astronomy. He is also believed to have been head of the astronomical observatory at Ujjain, which was the leading centre of mathematical sciences in India. Forming part of his Sanskrit magnum opus Siddhānta Shiromani, the present work is his treatise on algebra. It was first published in English in 1813 after being translated from a Persian text by the East India Company civil servant Edward Strachey (1774-1832). The topics covered include operations involving positive and negative numbers, surds and zero, as well as algebraic, simultaneous and indeterminate equations. Strachey also appends useful notes made by the orientalist Samuel Davis (1760-1819). Of enduring interest in the history of mathematics, this was notably the first work to acknowledge that a positive number has two square roots
Reisen nach Butan und Tibet by Samuel Turner( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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An account of an embassy to the court of the Teshoo Lama in Tibet; containing a narrative of a journey through Bootan, and part of Tibet
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Davies, Samuel 1760-1819

Samuel Davis British East India Company servant and orientalist

Сэмюэл Дэвис

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