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SAYCE, A. H. (ARCHIBALD HENRY), 1845-1933.
A. H. Sayce letters, 1876-1918

Emory University

Pitts Theology Library

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Atlanta, GA 30322


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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Sayce, A. H. (Archibald Henry), 1845-1933.
Title: A. H. Sayce letters, 1876-1918
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 264
Extent: 0.01 cubic ft. (1 folder)
Abstract:Consists of ten letters written between 1876 and 1918 by Sayce to various colleagues and friends.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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[after identification of item(s)], A. H. Sayce Letters, Archives and Manuscript Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University.


Processed by Joan S. Clemens and Cindy Bunch, 2003; Brandon Wason, July 2016.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Archibald Henry Sayce was born in Shirehampton, England, on September 25, 1845. Despite poor health as a child, Sayce was reading Greek classics by the age of ten. In 1858, he began studying Hebrew. Sayce entered Oxford in 1865 where his education was hampered by poor eyesight and failing health. He earned his degree, however, and was elected a fellow and lecturer at Oxford in 1869 and was ordained the following year. Sayce remained a professor at Oxford the rest of his career with substantial sabbaticals. He studied in the Sudan from 1908 to 1910 and in the Far East from 1911 to 1912. Sayce resigned his professorship in 1915. He died on February 4, 1933.

Sayce was known as a student of Ancient Near Eastern civilization and culture, a philologist and Orientalist. He is best known for his work The History of Hebrews. Also of note is Sayce’s work with the Assyrian language.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of ten letters written between 1876 and 1918 by Sayce to various colleagues and friends. Some letters are regarding the publication of an Assyrian grammar. Others deal with publications on Ancient Near Eastern civilization, culture, and linguistics. The remaining notes are of a more personal nature.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by date.

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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 Letter to Mr. Eyre, 1876 Dec 13
1 1 Letter to Boyd Dawkins, 1879 Jun 22
1 1 Letter to Dr. Ross, 1887 Mar 22
1 1 Letter to Miss Weld, 1888 Jun 10
1 1 Letter to Mr. Leland, 1891 Sep 17
1 1 Letter to Mr. Bennett, 1898 Oct 6
1 1 Letter to [Dear Sir], 1910 Sep 7
1 1 Letter to Boyd Dawkins, 1914 Jun 12
1 1 Letter to Boyd Dawkins, 1914 Jul 15
1 1 Letter to Mrs. Devonshire, 1918 Apr 22