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Penn Museum Archives [Contact Us]
1892-1913
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Hilprecht, Hermann Volrath, 1859-1925
Extent: 2.7 linear feet
Hermann Volrath Hilprecht, eminent Assyriologist, arrived in the United States in 1886, summoned by the Sunday School Times to edit their oriental section. He was also appointed Professor of Assyriology at the University of Pennsylvania. The following year, Hilprecht assumned the duties of Curator of the Babylonian and General Semitic section of the Museum of Archaeology at Penn. Hilprecht was the scientific director for the Babylonian expedition to Nippur. In all, he worked on four expeditions, specializing in the interpretation of the cuneiform tablets. The Hermann V. Hilprecht Near East section records consist of five boxes of data. The folders had been previously organized into correspondence, collections, publications and controversy divisions. During processing, the correspondence was placed more appropriately in general, curatorial and publishing subdivisions. The collection folders as well as the majority of the publication data required only placement in chronological order.
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Hermann V. Hilprecht Near East Section records
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Hilprecht, Hermann Volrath, 1859-1925
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PU-Mu. 0062
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University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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1892-1913
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Hermann Volrath Hilprecht, eminent Assyriologist, arrived in the United States in 1886, summoned by the Sunday School Times to edit their oriental section. He was also appointed Professor of Assyriology at the University of Pennsylvania. The following year, Hilprecht assumned the duties of Curator of the Babylonian and General Semitic section of the Museum of Archaeology at Penn. Hilprecht was the scientific director for the Babylonian expedition to Nippur. In all, he worked on four expeditions, specializing in the interpretation of the cuneiform tablets. The Hermann V. Hilprecht Near East section records consist of five boxes of data. The folders had been previously organized into correspondence, collections, publications and controversy divisions. During processing, the correspondence was placed more appropriately in general, curatorial and publishing subdivisions. The collection folders as well as the majority of the publication data required only placement in chronological order.
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Hilprecht, Hermann Volrath, 1859-1925 Clay, A.T. (Andrew Tobias), 1866-1925 Coxe, Jr., Eckley B., b. 1872-d. 1916 Fisher, Clarence Stanley, 1876-1941 Gordon, G. B. (George Byron), 1870-1927 Haynes, John Henry Hilprecht, Hermann Volrath, 1859-1925 Houston, Samuel F., 1867-1952 McHugh, Jane Pepper, William, 1843-1898 Peters, John P. (John Punnett), 1852-1921 Stevenson, Sara Yorke, 1847-1921
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Penn Museum Archives [Contact Us]
1911-1918
Creator:
Langdon, Stephen, 1876-1937
Extent: 01 linear foot
Stephen Langdon, noted Sumerian scholar, was an American-born British citizen who briefly curated the Near East section at the University of Pennsylvania Museum. The Stephen Langdon Near East section records consist of three folders of material mostly correspondence with George B. Gordon the Director of the Museum.
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Stephen Langdon Babylonian Section records
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Langdon, Stephen, 1876-1937
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PU-Mu. 0034
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University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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01 linear foot
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1911-1918
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Stephen Langdon, noted Sumerian scholar, was an American-born British citizen who briefly curated the Near East section at the University of Pennsylvania Museum. The Stephen Langdon Near East section records consist of three folders of material mostly correspondence with George B. Gordon the Director of the Museum.
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1910s
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Langdon, Stephen, 1876-1937 Clay, A.T. (Andrew Tobias), 1866-1925 Farabee, William Curtis, b. 1865-d. 1925 Gordon, G. B. (George Byron), 1870-1927 Harrison, Charles C., 1844-1929 Langdon, Stephen, 1876-1937 Legrain, Leon, 1878-1962 McHugh, Jane Montgomery, James A., 1866-1949
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