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

Daughter of Andrew Leslie, a Scotsman who was for many years Baptist missionary in Calcutta, Mary 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 Hindu young 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. Her works include:

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