Newbold, William Romaine, 1865-1926

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Graduate of the University of Pennsylvania in 1887, and subsequently pursued graduate work there in philosophy, earning a Ph.D. in 1891; taught at Penn from around 1892, becoming a full professor in 1903; in 1907 named the Adam Seybert Professor of Intellectual and Moral Philosophy, a position he held until his death.

From the description of Annotations in a copy of Cicero's De natura deorum, edited by Joseph B. Mayor (1880-1885), ca. 1892-1926. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 770297746

From the description of Annotations in an interleaved copy of Orphica, edited by Eugenius Abel (1885), ca. 1892-1926. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 770320024

Born in Wilmington, Delaware, William Romaine Newbold graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1887, and subsequently earned his Ph.D. there, in 1891, with a dissertation entitled: Prolegomena to a theory of belief; during his years of graduate study he was an instructor in Latin at the Cheltenham Military Academy. In 1891-1892 he studied abroad, mainly at the University of Berlin. Upon his return, he was a lecturer in philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania, and was promoted to Assistant Professor in 1894. He served as dean of the Graduate School from 1896 to 1904. He was appointed a full professor of philosophy in 1903, and in 1907 was named the Adam Seybert Professor of Intellectual and Moral Philosophy, a position he held until his death. Newbold's wide-ranging scholarly interests included Greek philosophy; early Christianity; medieval philosophy and science; and the field of antiquities generally. In a famous instance, in 1921, he presented a theory for the decipherment of a coded text known as the Voynich Manuscript, which he believed to have been written by Roger Bacon; however, that analysis by Newbold was refuted in 1931.

From the description of William Romaine Newbold annotations in works of Greek and Latin literature, ca. 1892-1926. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 770297482

Appointed full professor of philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania in 1903; served as dean of the Graduate School from 1896 to 1904; in 1907 named the Adam Seybert Professor of Intellectual and Moral Philosophy, a position he held until his death.

From the description of Annotations in an interleaved copy of Plotini Enneades, edited by Richard Volkmann (1883-1884), ca. 1904-1909. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 770321213

Professor of philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania; in 1907 named the Adam Seybert Professor of Intellectual and Moral Philosophy, a position he held until his death.

From the description of Annotations in an interleaved copy of Die Apologie des Aristides, edited by Edgar Hennecke, etc. (1888-1893), ca. 1912-1916. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 770297638

From the description of Annotations in copies of volumes 3 and 4 of Immanuel Bekker's edition of Plato (1826), ca. 1922-1926. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 770308463

From the description of Annotations in an interleaved copy of Die Fragmente der Vorsokratiker, Griechisch und Deutsch, edited by Hermann Diels (1903), ca. 1908-1926. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 770301435

From the description of Annotations in a copy of The Timaeus of Plato, edited by R. D. Archer-Hind (1888), ca. 1911-1923. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 770307095

From the description of Annotations in an interleaved copy of Titus Lucretius Carus's De rerum natura, libri sex, edited by Adolf Brieger (1902), ca. 1909-1910. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 770303628

From the description of Annotations in an interleaved copy of Iamblichus's De mysteriis liber, edited by Gustav Parthey (1857), ca. 1912-1915. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 770306340

From the description of Annotations in a copy of Plutarch Über Isis und Osiris, edited by Gustav Parthey (1850), ca. 1911-1913. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 770320013

From the description of Annotations in a copy of The ethics of Aristotle, edited by John Burnet (1900), ca. 1910. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 770297813

From the description of Annotations in an interleaved copy of Poetarum philosophorum fragmenta, edited by Hermann Diels (1901), ca. 1913. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 769144444

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creatorOf Newbold, William Romaine, 1865-1926. Annotations in an interleaved copy of Plotini Enneades, edited by Richard Volkmann (1883-1884), ca. 1904-1909. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Kent, Roland G. (Roland Grubb), 1877-1952. [The cipher of Roger Bacon : advertising notices and reviews / compiled by Roland G. Kent]. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Newbold, William Romaine. Correspondence with Edgar Fahs Smith, 1897-1925. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Rhodes Scholarship Trust. Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1903. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Newbold, William Romaine, 1865-1926. Annotations in a copy of Plutarch Über Isis und Osiris, edited by Gustav Parthey (1850), ca. 1911-1913. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Newbold, William Romaine, 1865-1926. Annotations in an interleaved copy of Iamblichus's De mysteriis liber, edited by Gustav Parthey (1857), ca. 1912-1915. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Newbold, William Romaine, 1865-1926. Annotations in an interleaved copy of Die Apologie des Aristides, edited by Edgar Hennecke, etc. (1888-1893), ca. 1912-1916. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Newbold, William Romaine, 1865-1926. [Lecture notes]. Christoph Keller, Jr. Library, Keller Library
creatorOf Newbold, William Romaine, 1865-1926. Annotations in a copy of The Timaeus of Plato, edited by R. D. Archer-Hind (1888), ca. 1911-1923. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Newbold, William Romaine, 1865-1926. Annotations in a copy of The ethics of Aristotle, edited by John Burnet (1900), ca. 1910. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Newbold, William Romaine, 1865-1926. William Romaine Newbold annotations in works of Greek and Latin literature, ca. 1892-1926. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Newbold, William Romaine, 1865-1926. Annotations in an interleaved copy of Poetarum philosophorum fragmenta, edited by Hermann Diels (1901), ca. 1913. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Newbold, William Romaine, 1865-1926. Annotations in an interleaved copy of Orphica, edited by Eugenius Abel (1885), ca. 1892-1926. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Voynich, Wilfred M., d. 1930. Papers, 1916-1948. Grolier Club
creatorOf Newbold, William Romaine, 1865-1926. Annotations in a copy of The Nicomachean ethics of Aristotle, translated by J. E. C. Welldon (1892), ca. 1894. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Newbold, William Romaine, 1865-1926. Annotations in an interleaved copy of Die Fragmente der Vorsokratiker, Griechisch und Deutsch, edited by Hermann Diels (1903), ca. 1908-1926. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Hocking, William Ernest, 1873-1966. William Ernest Hocking Papers, 1860-1979 Houghton Library
creatorOf Newbold, William Romaine, 1865-1926. Annotations in a copy of Cicero's De natura deorum, edited by Joseph B. Mayor (1880-1885), ca. 1892-1926. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Correspondence to Daniel Garrison Brinton, 1893-1899. University of Pennsylvania: Rare Book & Manuscript Library: Manuscripts
creatorOf Newbold, William Romaine, 1865-1926. Annotations in an interleaved copy of Titus Lucretius Carus's De rerum natura, libri sex, edited by Adolf Brieger (1902), ca. 1909-1910. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Newbold, William Romaine, 1865-1926. Annotations in copies of volumes 3 and 4 of Immanuel Bekker's edition of Plato (1826), ca. 1922-1926. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Friedman, William F. (William Frederick), 1891-1969. Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1928, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Howe, M. A. De Wolfe (Mark Antony De Wolfe), 1864-1960. Additional papers, 1880-1959 Houghton Library
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associatedWith Cureton, William, 1808-1864. person
associatedWith Diels, Hermann, 1848-1922. person
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correspondedWith Howe, M. A. De Wolfe (Mark Antony De Wolfe), 1864-1960 person
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associatedWith Parthey, G. (Gustav), 1798-1872. person
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Apologetics--History--Early church, ca. 30-600
Dionysia
Mysteries, Religious
Philosophy, Ancient
Osiris (Egyptian deity)
Occultism
Ethics
Apologetics--Early works to 1800
Pre--Socratic philosophers
Syriac literature
Gods, Roman
Orpheus (Greek mythology)
Greek poetry
Isis (Egyptian deity)
Supernatural
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Birth 1865

Death 1926

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Greek, Ancient (to 1453),

English,

German,

Latin

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