Paul Haupt papers
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of correspondence and research for an expedition in search of Assyrian and Babylonian antiquities from 1884 to 1888; 4 notebooks from Haupt’s graduate studies at Leipzig from 1877 to 1879; and 1 volume, "Notes from the Oriental Seminary," edited and annotated by Haupt. Some material is in German and Semitic languages. A final item is a decorative cloth to accompany presentation of the First Eight Parts of the Old Testament in Hebrew, edited by Haupt, to Queen Victoria.
- Creation: 1877-1903
- Haupt, Paul, 1858-1926 (Person)
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Paul Haupt was a philologist and a professor of Semitic Languages at Johns Hopkins University. He was born at Gorlitz, Germany, November 25, 1858 and received the Ph.D. from the University of Leipzig in 1878. Haupt was appointed professor of Semitic Languages at Hopkins in 1883, a position he held for forty-three years. At Hopkins, he also served as director of the Oriental Seminary (later called the Department of Near Eastern Studies). Haupt was an Assyriologist and did extensive research in the district where the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah were supposed to have stood. Haupt's published works include "Sumerian Family Laws," (1879; "The Akkadian Language," (1883); and he was the editor of the polychrome Bible in 1898. Haupt received the honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of Glasgow in June 1901 and was elected as a member to the American Philosophical Society in 1902. Paul Haupt died in Baltimore, MD, December 15, 1926.
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Paul Haupt (1858-1926) was a philologist and a professor of Semitic Languages at Johns Hopkins University. The collection consists of correspondence and research for an expedition in search of Assyrian and Babylonian antiquities from 1884 to 1888; 4 notebooks from Haupt’s graduate studies at Leipzig from 1877 to 1879; and 1 volume, "Notes from the Oriental Seminary," edited and annotated by Haupt.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Some material transferred from University Archives; expedition research notebook entitled "Sumerische Studien" transferred from MS.0034.
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