Collection Lieder MSS - Rudolph Theophilus and Alice Lieder Squeezes Collection

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Lieder MSS


Rudolph Theophilus and Alice Lieder Squeezes Collection


  • 1850-1853 (Creation)

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German missionary and collector; he was born in Erfurt, Prussia, 29 May 1798, son of Christian Wilhelm L. master shoemaker, and Anna Maria Bormann; he worked for many years in Cairo under the Church Missionary Society, 1825-62; he was ordained priest in the Church of England, 1842, and revised the New Testament in Coptic and Arabic for the SPCK; he translated into Arabic the Homilies of St. Chrysostom and other works; Member of the Egyptian Society of Cairo, 1836; he was hostile to Mariette; he married 1838/9 Alice Holliday (d.Cairo, 1868) who made squeezes of many Egyptian monuments which are now in the Griffith Institute, Oxford and Grantham Museum; they collected Egyptian antiquities and in 1861 Lord Amherst purchased the collection of 186 items for £200, the inventory of which is now in the Eg. Dept. of the British Museum; in the preface to the Amherst Sale Catalogue (1921) he is wrongly called `the Revd W. Leider'; he died of cholera in Cairo, 6 July 1865.

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  • See Who Was Who in Egyptology (4th ed. 2012), 332-3 (Rudolph Theophilus Lieder).

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Paper squeezes of monuments made in Egypt in 1850-3.

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Other Archives:
-Squeezes also in Grantham Museum.

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  • Shelf: 1014