Louis de La Vallee Poussin

John Smith jds10 at CUS.CAM.AC.UK
Wed Mar 3 10:47:49 UTC 1999

I have received the following request from Nicolas de la Vallee Poussin, a
descendant of Louis, for information about his distingished ancestor. If
any subscriber to Indology can help him, they can contact him direct by
email at nlvp at yahoo.com.

John Smith

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> Louis de La Vallee Poussin, an ancestor of mine, was very well known
> in the field of Sanskrit translations, as well as Oriental Buddhism
> and a variety of other related subjects.
> I am having a lot of trouble finding his biography or resume.  All I
> have is a list of publications, and even that is incomplete.
> Would you know where I might go to find more information on him - not
> just his achievements in his fields of research, but also where he
> was, whom he taught, who he was taught by, where he lived, marriages,
> children etc etc so that I can tie it back into the family tree?
> Many thanks,
> Nicolas

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