1831–?

Introduction

Born: Jan­u­a­ry 13, 1831 (Ju­li­an) or 1834 (Bur­rage), Munger (मुंगेर), India.

Biography

Mary was the daugh­ter of An­drew Les­lie, a Scots­man who was for ma­ny years a Ba­ptist mis­sion­a­ry in Cal­cut­ta.

She be­came a mem­ber of her fa­ther’s church, and hav­ing re­ceived a su­per­i­or ed­u­ca­tion, was for eight years Su­per­in­tend­ent of an in­sti­tu­tion for the ed­u­ca­tion of young Hin­du la­dies.

Starting in 1877, she was en­gaged in var­i­ous kinds of phil­an­thro­pic work in Cal­cut­ta. She was fa­mil­iar with ma­ny lang­uag­es, in­clud­ing Greek, Ital­i­an and Ger­man, and is said to have like­ly spok­en Bang­la and Ur­du.

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