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Wilkinson, Richard James (1867–1941), colonial administrator and Malay scholar, was born on 29 May 1867 at Salonika, the eldest son of the British consul, Richard Wilkinson (d. 1894), and his wife, Jane Whittall. He spent much of his boyhood in Spain, where his father was consul at ...


Sir Richard Olof Winstedt (1878–1966) by Dora Gordine, c. 1930 courtesy of the Royal Asiatic Society, London / Photograph Graeme Gardiner


Winstedt, Sir Richard Olaf (1878–1966), civil servant and Malay scholar, was born in North Parade, Oxford, on 2 August 1878, one of at least two sons of a naturalized Swede, Isaac Olof Winstedt, tailor and outfitter, and his wife, Sarah Mary Castell, who belonged to an old-established ...