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Papers of Tobias Theodores (1808-1866), Professor of Oriental Languages, Owens College, Manchester
Papers of Tobias Theodores (1808-1866), Professor of Oriental Languages, Owens College, Manchester
1842-1894
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Letters 1881, 1882; manuscripts of articles or lectures, undated; printed articles or lectures 1842, 1864; additional papers of unknown provenance 1845-1894.Related Material:The library also has 'The Rabbinical Law of Excommunication' a lecture by T Theodores, Manchester 1854 (296 T36)Place:Manchester/Manchester/Manchester/Lancashire/England
Title:
Papers of Tobias Theodores (1808-1866), Professor of Oriental Languages, Owens College, Manchester
Date of work:
1842-1894
Reference number:
GB127.M251
Level of description:
Fonds
Custodial history:
Tobias Theodores was born in Berlin in 1808, becoming a naturalised British subject in 1845. He came to Manchester as an accountant in 1825, but changed to teaching languages in the 1830s. In March 1851 he was appointed teacher of German at the newly founded Owens College. By 1861 he was Professor of Oriental and Modern Languages, a post he retained until 1879, and from then until his retirement in 1884 he was Professor of Oriental Languages. He was also a leading member of the Jewish Reform Movement in Manchester (see 'The Making of the Jewry 1740-1875' by Bill Williams). In 1839 he married a Christian, Sarah Horsfall of Halifax, but she was later admitted to the Jewish faith. An obituary of him appears in the 'Owens College Magazine' July 1886.
Source:
These papers were given to the library in January 1977 by Mrs D M Betts of Norwich, granddaughter of T C Horsfall, philanthropist, nephew of Mrs Theodores.
Use restrictions:
Unrestricted
Record types:
COLLECTION
Language:
English
Record number:
7192258
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