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Herman Louis Ebeling collection

 Collection — Box: 1 [31151030043727]
Identifier: MS-0131
Herman Louis Ebeling (1857-1945) was a classics scholar and Johns Hopkins University alumnus. The collection consists of student notebooks from his graduate and undergraduate studies at Johns Hopkins University and a small amount of correspondence from his teaching career at Goucher College. The collection spans 1886-1927.

Dates

  • 1886-1927

Creator

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This collection is open for use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Extent

0.47 Cubic Feet (1 legal size document box)

Biographical Note

Herman Louis Ebeling, classics scholar and Johns Hopkins University alumnus, was born in Catonsville, MD in 1857. He completed his undergraduate studies at Hopkins in 1882. His graduate work was in the field of Greek studies, and he was awarded the PhD in 1889. Ebeling studied also at the universities in Berlin, Bonn, and Göttingen. Ebeling taught Latin and Greek at a number of colleges including Hopkins. In 1911 he was appointed to a position at Goucher College, Towson, MD where he remained for the duration of his career. He retired as professor emeritus of Greek in 1933, and in that same year published "Greek Thought; Selections from Homer to Menander." Herman Louis Ebeling died in Baltimore in 1945.

Scope and Contents

The collection of classics scholar, Herman Louis Ebeling, consists of student notebooks from his graduate and undergraduate studies at Johns Hopkins University and a small amount of correspondence from his teaching career at Goucher College. There are 20 notebooks (1887-1895), the subjects of which include lyric poetry, Greek theater, Sanskrit , Shakespeare, Greek grammar, and Latin lectures. One notebook appears to include lectures from the University of Göttingen in 1895, and another is a bibliography (1831-1860) of German religious literature compiled by Ebeling. Ebeling's holographic notes are almost entirely in German. There are a few letters (1909-1927) in the collection addressed to Ebeling from Goucher president, William Westley Guth (1871-1929), that deal largely with Ebeling's contributions to a Goucher development fund. A few European postcards complete the collection.

Custodial History

The correspondence in this collection was formerly part of MS.0034, later removed to form MS.0293. In November 1997, the correspondence (MS.0293) was then added to this collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

It is not clear when the student notebooks of Herman Louis Ebeling were received by the University. It is possible that they were received from the Classics Department.

Related Materials

Correspondence of Herman Louis Ebeling is included in the Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve Papers MS.0005, Special Collections.

Processing Information

FInding aid prepared by Joan Grattan in 1997.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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