Jacob Leveen: Correspondence and papers

Scope and Content

Correspondence; notebooks; texts and drafts of lectures and addresses; negatives; glass slides; diaries of hours and duties at the Department of Oriental Printed Books and Manuscripts, 1914-1938; and papers regarding the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth.

Administrative / Biographical History

Jacob Leveen (1891-1980), Hebraist, was born on 24 December 1891. He was educated in London at Jews' College, University College London and the School of Oriental and African Studies. He joined the British Museum in 1914, where he was Deputy Keeper, Department of Oriental Printed Books and Manuscripts, 1944-1953, and Keeper, 1953-1956. He died on 1 August 1980.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Deposited on permanent loan by Wolfson College, Cambridge, 1979.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives. The biographical history was compiled with reference to the entry on Jacob Leveen in Who was who, vol. VII, 1971-1980 (London, 1981), p. 466.

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