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Thomas Bridges

b. c. 1842 d. 1898

Dictionary compiler, missionary, and sheep farmer. Missionary on Keppel Island, West Falklands, 1856–68; established a mission at Ushuaia in the Beagle Channel, 1867. Settled permanently in Ushuaia with his wife, Mary Ann Varder, and daughter in 1871. Abandoned missionary work in 1884 and became a sheep farmer near Ushuaia from 1887. Author of a Yahgan-English dictionary and Yahgan grammar.


Bridges 1948