Breasted, James Henry, 1865-1935

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Dates:
Birth 1865-08-27
Death 1935-12-02
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

James Henry Breasted was a scholar, author, and explorer; as America's first Egyptologist, he pioneered the Oriental Instiutute at the University of Chicago. After graduating from Yale, he studied Egyptology in Berlin before teaching at the University of Chicago. During a long sabbatical from teaching he undertook the field work that formed the foundation of his reputation and scholarship, leading to a groundbreaking series of widely-read books and articles. His pioneering efforts, personal energy, and accomplishments as author and explorer made him one the the key historians of the early 20th century.

From the description of James H. Breasted letter to John L. Myres, 1930 June 19. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 63147354

Epithet: Egyptologist

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000567.0x000082

American author, archaeologist, educator, and Egyptologist.

From the description of Letter, ca. 1910. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122608872

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Subjects:

  • Egyptologists--Correspondence
  • Journalism--Editing
  • Egyptologists--Biography--Sources

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  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)