The papyri of Elephantine', the Sandars lectures for 1912, typescript by William Hunt of the Oxford Copying Office, 18 Broad Street, Oxford, 76 folios.
Arthur Ernest Cowley: The Papyri of Elephantine
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Sir Arthur Ernest Cowley (1861-1931), orientalist, was born at Forest Hill, Sydenham, on 13 December 1861, and educated at St Paul's School and Trinity College, Oxford (B.A, 1883; M.A., 1887). He became assistant in the Bodleian Library in 1896, and was appointed sub-librarian in 1899, with responsibility for the oriental department. He was elected a fellow of Magdalen College in 1902, and became Bodley's librarian in 1919. Cowley published work on Hebrew, Aramaic and Hittite, and was Sandars reader in bibliography at Cambridge, 1912-1913. He died at Oxford on 12 October 1931.
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Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives. The biographical history was compiled with reference to the entry on Cowley in L.G. Wickham-Legg, ed., Dictionary of national biography, 1931-1940 (Oxford University Press, 1949), pp. 194-195.
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