Papers of Thomas Hunter Weir, 1865-1928, lecturer in Arabic, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

Notes for lectures given by Thomas Hunter Weir on:

  • various books of the Hebrew bible c1895
  • Hebrew language [late 19th century]
  • Vocabularies for Hebrew, Arabic, Persian and Syriac compiled by Weir
  • Notes on publications relating to Semitic languages and religion
  • Notes on Decalogue and Greek laws
  • Synopsis and translations of various Hebrew texts
  • Notes made regarding Semitic languages from his own fathers notes
  • Notes on topography of Egypt, Palestine and Lebanon

Administrative / Biographical History

Thomas Hunter Weir was born in 1865 , the son of Duncan Harkness Weir, Professor of Hebrew and Oriental Languages at the University of Glasgow, Scotland. Thomas attended the University of Glasgow, gaining an MA and later received his Doctor of Divinity from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. From 1889-1891 he was a missionary at Kingairloch, Highland, Scotland, and in 1893 was appointed as assistant to James Robertson, Professor of Oriental Languages at the University of Glasgow. In 1907 , he was given a lectureship in Arabic and in 1916  was awarded the Alexander Robertson lectureship for the defence of the Christian religion within the Faculty of Divinity at the University. He died in 1928 .

'Arabic scholar: late Rev. T H Weir of Glasgow University',Glasgow Herald (8 May 1928)

'Dr T H Weir' The Times (9 May 1928)

A S Fulton 'Thomas Hunter Weir', Transactions, Glasgow University Oriental Society, vol 20 (1963-1964), pp 1-9


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Acquisition Information

Estate of Thomas Hunter : 1928 : ACCN 2533

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Item level descriptions are available via the department's online manuscripts catalogue available at  searching by the call number MS Gen 913

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Archivist's Note

Compiled by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, February 2003

No alterations made to date

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Held by Thomas Hunter Weir


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Related Material

GB 247 MS Gen 912 Papers of Duncan Harkness Weir, father of Thomas Hunter Weir


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