Archaeologist and linguist David Brainerd Spooner was an early graduate of Stanford University (1899) who did considerable
work and writing in archaeology, Indian religion, Indian history, languages, and linguistics.
David Brainard Spooner was born at South Vernon, Vermont, February 7, 1879. Educated at Stanford University, AB 1899, then
taught in Japan at the Prefectural College of Omi at Oatsu. Later he taught at the School of Foreign languages, Tokyo, and
then at the Imperial University. He was the first foreigner to graduate from the Imperial University with an Lit.D. Attended
the British Government College at Benares, 1901-02 and the Sanskrit College in Benares, 1902-03. He was attached to the Siamese
Legation at one time. Granted a fellowship by Harvard and was awarded a Ph.D. from King Frederick William University in Berlin,
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