Lake, Kirsopp, 1872-1946

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Lake taught early Christian literature and history at Harvard.

From the description of Papers of Kirsopp Lake, 1913. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76973087

Kirsopp Lake (1872-1946) was a British biblical and patristic scholar and textual critic. He was born in Southampton, England, and died in South Pasadena, California. He was ordained into the Church of England and was curate of St. Mary the Virgin (Oxford, England) from 1897 to 1904, and was then a professor of early Christian literature at the University of Leiden until 1913. After 1914 he was a professor of early Christian literature at Harvard University. In 1919 he was appointed to a Harvard chair as Winn Professor of Ecclesiastical History. He retired from Harvard in 1938. Lake was interested in archaeology and participated in many expeditions to the Near East. He visited Mount Sinai, Mount Athos, Turkey and Iraq. His excavations were cut short by World War II. In the early twentieth century, Lake discovered a textual family of New Testament manuscripts known as Family 1 (also known as Lake group). He also examined textual family Family II, and compared its text with text Codex Alexandrinus. Lake married his second wife, Silva New in 1932. Born in 1898, she was an accomplished scholar in her own right, and was a professor of Classics at Bryn Mawr College.

From the guide to the Papers, 1931-1937., (Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School)

British-born scholar of Early Christianity; professor at Harvard Divinity School.

From the description of Kirsopp Lake letter to Mr. Hersey [manuscript], 1922 March 17. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 191870547

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referencedIn La Piana, George, 1879-1971. Papers, 1878-1972 (inclusive). Harvard University, Divinity School Library
creatorOf Unity Church (Saint Paul, Minn.). Unity Church records, 1860-1983. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Papers of Robert Woods Bliss and Mildred Barnes Bliss, ca. 1860-1969 (inclusive) Harvard University Archives.
creatorOf Blake, Robert P. (Robert Pierpont, 1886-1950. Papers of Kirsopp Lake and Silva Lake Harvard University, Divinity School Library
referencedIn Abraham Aaron Roback papers, 1909-1965. Houghton Library
referencedIn Forbes, Edward W. (Edward Waldo), 1873-1969. Papers, 1867-2005 Harvard Art Museums. Archives
referencedIn George Sarton additional papers, 1901-1956 Houghton Library
referencedIn Roscoe Pound papers, 1888-1964 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Papers, 1931-1937. Andover-Harvard Theological Library
referencedIn Forbes, Edward Waldo, 1873-1969. Papers, 1867-2005. Harvard University Art Museum
referencedIn Papers, 1878-1972. Andover-Harvard Theological Library
referencedIn Harvard University Archives Photograph Collection: Portraits, oversize, ca. 1829-1985 Harvard University Archives.
referencedIn Bowen, Clayton Raymond, 1877-1934. Papers, 1899-1934 (inclusive). Harvard University, Divinity School Library
referencedIn Bowen, Clayton Raymond, 1877-1934. Papers, 1889-1994. Andover-Harvard Theological Library
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence and records, 1832-1944. Houghton Library
referencedIn Wendell family papers, 1620-1921 Houghton Library
referencedIn Zechariah Chafee papers, 1898-1957 Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
referencedIn Unity Church records., 1860-1983. Minnesota Historical Society
creatorOf Lake, Kirsopp, 1872-1946. Papers of Kirsopp Lake, 1913. Harvard University, Archives
referencedIn Pfeiffer, Robert Henry, 1892-1958. Papers, 1911-1958 (inclusive). Harvard University, Divinity School Library
referencedIn Harvard University Archives Photograph Collection: Portraits, ca. 1852-ca. 2004 Harvard University Archives.
creatorOf Lake, Kirsopp, 1872-1946. Kirsopp Lake letter to Mr. Hersey [manuscript], 1922 March 17. University of Virginia. Library
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Birth 1872-04-07

Death 1946-11-10





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