|Lawrence A. Hogg, was born in Edinburgh in 1882 the son of the missionary John Hogg. He worked for A & C Black, publishers, in Glasgow, then went to India to organise the press and book distribution service of the Young Mens' Christian Association (YMCA). He remained in India between 1921 and 1943 and was based chiefly in Calcutta, but travelled widely in North India. His work was a great success and he enabled many Indian writers to be published, as well as publishing the books of Scottish missionaries such as J.N. Farquhar and Nicol MacNicol. He was particularly close to K.T. Paul and S.K. Datta. Hogg's brother was the famous theologian and missionary A.G. Hogg and his sister, Bessie, was the head of the Church of Scotland girl's high school in Calcutta.
Caroline May Dixon came from a family of solicitors in Bristol. She went to university in Bristol where she joined the Student Christian Movement and became a student volunteer. During the First World War she spent four years learning Sanskrit and Bengali in Jersey. She was sent by the Church Missionary Society to its girls' high school in Calcutta where she worked for two years before marrying Lawrence Hogg. She was a great friend of William and Grace Paton and other ecumenical leaders.
Reference: http://www.mundus.ac.uk/ accessed 12 October 2010
|Deposited with the CMS November 1993