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Samuel Grant Oliphant notebooks

 Collection — Container: 1 [31151030052447]
Identifier: MS-0086
Samuel Grant Oliphant (1864-1936) was a Classics scholar and professor of Greek and Sanskrit who studied at Johns Hopkins University. The collection is formed by 43 notebooks containing the student notes recorded by Samuel Grant Oliphant during his graduate studies at Johns Hopkins University from 1902 to 1907.

Dates

  • 1881, 1902-1907

Creator

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Collection is open for use.

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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

1.25 Cubic Feet (1 record center carton)

Biographical Note

Samuel Grant Oliphant was a Classics scholar and professor of Greek and Sanskrit. He was born in Camden, New Jersey in 1864 and received the A.B. (1891) and the M.A. (1894) from Princeton. He began his graduate work at Johns Hopkins University in 1902 where he studied Greek, Latin and Sanskrit. Oliphant received the Ph.D. from Hopkins in 1904, was appointed Fellow, 1904-1906, and Harry F. Johnston Scholar in Sanskrit or Comparative Philology, 1906-1907. In 1911, Oliphant was appointed professor of Greek and Sanskrit at Grove City College in Pennsylvania. He was author of several books on classical literature and Philology including "Magic and Folk-lore in Plautus and Terence"(1902) and "Scholia" (1907). Samuel Grant Oliphant died in 1936.

Scope and Contents

The collection is formed by 43 notebooks containing the student notes recorded by Samuel Grant Oliphant during his graduate studies at Johns Hopkins University from 1902 to 1907. Among the subjects included are Greek Rhetoric and Syntax, Latin Epigraphy, Romany Elegy, Bible Literature, and notes from Greek and Vedic Seminaries. A final item is an autograph book kept by Oliphant in 1881 while a student at the Phillips Exeter Academy.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Collection was a bequest to the University by Samuel Grant Oliphant in 1972.

Related Materials

Correspondence of Samuel Grant Oliphant is included in the Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve Papers MS.0005, Special Collections.

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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