Missionary Johann A Schürmann (1809-1852)

J A Shurman ~ Introduction  »

J A Shurman ~ Introduction

Johann Adam Schürmann was an older brother of Clamor Wilhelm Schürmann and worked as a missionary for the London Missionary Society in Benares, Northern India, between 1834 and his death in 1852.  For Clamor, he was not only the role model to train for mission work at the Jaenicke Mission Institute in Berlin, but possibly also in his actual work as a missionary-linguist with the Aboriginal communities in colonial South Australia.

J A Shurman ~ Person Profile  »

Overview of personal data.

J A Shurman ~ Global time line  »

The first part of this time line is based on the transcript of a MS written by JAS [JAS-A] in India and held by the Archives of the London Missionary Society (today SOAS).  The details of this document have still to be verified.  It seems to have been transcribed y Rex Schurmann (Melbourne) in its first part verbatim and then as a summary, due to time limits. Jan Schürmann translated it into German in 2006, with some annotations [JAS-A2006].  The dates of John Adam Shurmann's life and work in India have to be reconstructed from his letters and from secondary literature.

J A Shurman ~ Publications  »

In his time as a missionary-linguist at the Benares mission station, JAS published a number of books and bible translations, or was involved in translating and editing of previous versions together with fellow missionaries. 

J A Shurman ~ Sources about Benares  »

Links to some general and contemporary sources on the city of Benares, Northern India.

For reference:

Gerhard Rüdiger. Missionary Johann A Schürmann (1809-1852), in: Pirltawardli Research Website, Adelaide 2019.
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