Letter from Lobegott Friedrich Constantin von Tischendorf, 1815-1874, orientalist and Biblical critic, to Williams, of Williams & Norgate, publishers, London, England, and Edinburgh, Scotland

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Letter from Constantin Tischendorf to Williams, of Williams & Norgate, published 24 November 1860

Administrative / Biographical History

1815-1874 Lobegott Friedrich Constantin von Tischendorf, orientalist and biblical critic, was born in Legenfeld near Leipzig, Germany, on 18 January  1815 . He was educated at the Plauen Gymnasium (grammar school) in Plauen, Germany, and at the University of Leipzig, where he studied theology, specialising in the New Testament. After travelling through Europe and Asia studying biblical manuscripts, he became Professor for Biblical Palaeography at the University of Leipzig in  1859 . He was ennobled by Tsar Alexander II in 1869 and died in Leipzig on 07 December  1874 .  Edmund Sydney Williams,  1817-1891 , publisher, formed the publishing house of Williams & Norgate of Covent Garden, London, England and South Frederick Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, in partnership with Frederick Norgate.

Sources:  Black, Matthew and Davidson, Robert, Constantin von Tischendorf and the Greek New Testament, Glasgow, 1981

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Fonds level description compiled by Wiebke Redlich, Archives Assistant (Hub), 21 July 2003.

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Erasmushaus, Basel, Switzerland, Katalog 898, item 267


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GB 0247 MS Gen 527 Papers of Lobegott Friedrich Constantin von Tischendorf

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