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Assyrische Grammatik course notes

 Collection — Box: BW-11
Identifier: MS-0517

Scope and Contents

One volume of handwritten course notes made during Haupt's summer studies in 1877 in Leipzig. The titlepage reads, "Dr. Friedrich Deli[tsch?] Assyriche Grammatik: Sommer-Semester 1877 Leipzig." The foot of the titlepage reads, "Paul Haupt, stud phil." Notes fluctuate between Aramic examples & grammer studies and Haupt's German explanations.


  • Creation: 1877


Language of Materials

Notes fluctuate between Aramaic examples and German explanations.

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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.

Biographical Note

Hermann Hugo Paul Haupt was born on November 25, 1858, in Gorlitz, Germany. Haupt was a Semitic scholar and one of the pioneers of Assyriology in the United States. He studied at the universities of Berlin and Leipzig. In 1880 he worked at the University of Gottingen and, from 1883 to 1889, was assistant professor of Assyriology. In 1883 he became professor of Semitic languages at The Johns Hopkins University. Until 1889 Haupt continued to lecture during summers at Gottingen.

In 1881, Haupt became co-editor with Friedrich Delitzsch of the Beitrage zur Assyriologie und semitischen Sprachwissenschaft published in Leipzig. In addition to numerous smaller articles, he projected and edited the Polychrome Bible, a critical edition of the Hebrew text of the Old Testament, and a new English translation with notes. A unique feature of this edition is the use of different colors to distinguish the various sources and component parts in the Old Testament books - each one of which is entrusted to a specialist in biblical studies.

Haupt died on December 15, 1926, in Baltimore, Maryland.


0.167 Cubic Feet (1 bound volume)


Hermann Hugo Paul Haupt, a Semitic scholar and one of the pioneers of Assyriology in the United States, was born in 1858, in Gorlitz, Germany. This collection consists of one volume of handwritten course notes made during Haupt's summer studies in 1877.

Custodial History

Volume was transferred from the Gilman North backlog in March, 2005.

Processing Information

Finding aid prepared by Kelly Spring on 22 December 2009.

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