Papers of Professor Isodor Traube (1860-1943)

Scope and Content

The material is composed of circa 177 letters with some replies, both manuscript and typescript, and circa 13 postcards, as well as his Lebenserinnerungen.

Administrative / Biographical History

Isidor Traube was born 31 March 1860 in Hildesheim, Germany. He was an assistant at the Bonn Agricultural Academy and physical chemist at the Technische Hochschule, Berlin, where he became professor of chemistry in 1900. In 1934 he immigrated to Great Britain and took a post at the University of Edinburgh. He founded capillary chemistry and did extensive work on liquids. Professor Isidor Traube died in Edinburgh 27 October 1943.

Conditions Governing Access

Generally open for consultation to bona fide researchers, but please contact repository for details in advance.

Acquisition Information

Material acquired from Rendells Catalogue 147, Item 85, August 1980, Accession no. E80.61.


The biographical/administrative history was compiled using: (1) 'Obituary' by Bangam, D. H. Nature. No. 3869. 25 Dec. 1943. pp.743-744.

Compiled by Graeme D Eddie, Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections Division.

Other Finding Aids

Important finding aids generally are: the alphabetical Index to Manuscripts held at Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections and Archives, consisting of typed slips in sheaf binders and to which additions were made until 1987; and the Index to Accessions Since 1987.


Check the local Indexes for details of any additions.

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