George Pritchard Taylor

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George Pritchard Taylor (born Cambay, 1854; date of death unknown) was an Indian-born grammarian and numismatist of Northern-Irish family origin.

He was son of J. V. S. Taylor, translator of the Bible into Gujarati, grandson of Joseph Taylor (missionary) of Belgaum, and probably great-grandson of John Taylor, M.D., assistant surgeon in Bombay.

George P. Taylor was ordained at Belfast in September 1877. Then at Surat 1878. For 28 years he was principal of the Stevenson Divinity College, named after William Fleming Stevenson (1832–1886), Ahmadabad.[1][2]

He revised and expanded the grammar of his father J. V. S. Taylor. His main numismatic work was The Coins of Tipu Sultan, Calcutta, 1914 (reprint, New Delhi, 1989).[3]


  1. ^ The Indian mission of the Irish Presbyterian Church Rev. Robert Jeffrey - 1890 "George Pritchard Taylor, MA, BD, who, with his wife, a daughter of the late Mr. Wallace, went out for the first time. Mr. George Taylor is son of the Rev. Joseph V. S. Taylor, and was born in Gujarat. To the great joy of his father, ...
  2. ^ Sixty years of the Numismatic Society of India, 1910-1971 Numismatic Society of India - 1973 "Dr. George Pritchard Taylor. He was well known to many of us, and beloved by all who knew him. ... He was born in Cambay in 1854 and from 1877 till his death this year lived and worked in and for Gujarat. For nearly 29 years he was Principal of the Stevenson Memorial Divinity College, Ahmadabad. He was a Fellow cf the Bombay University and on the King Emperor's visit to India received from His Majesty's hands the gold Kaisar-i-Hind Medal.
  3. ^ The Indian economic and social history review: Volume 6 Delhi School of Economics - 1969 "For the dating of the Salim Shahi coins see the article, Geo. P. Taylor on the dates of Salimi coins published in Numismatic Supplement, No"