Breasted, James Henry, 1865-1935

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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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creatorOf Karpinski, Louis Charles, 1878-1956. Louis Charles Karpinski papers, 1901-1955. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Vol. I (ff. 204). Abd al Masih-Budge.includes:ff.1-8 Yassa Abd al Masih, of Cairo: Letters to W. E. Crum: 1935-1936.: Mainly typewritten. ff.9-11 Hakim Abu-Seif, of Luxor: Letters to W. E. Crum: 1917. ff. 12-61b Charles Robert Cecil Austin Allberry, ... British Library
referencedIn Hyde, James H. (James Hazen), 1876-1959. Papers, [ca. 1891-1941]. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Duell, Prentice, 1894-1960. Papers of Prentice Van Walbeck Duell, 1894-1960 (inclusive). Harvard University, Fine Arts Library
creatorOf Breasted, James Henry, 1865-1935. James H. Breasted letters to Walter A. Roselle, 1922-1923. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn George Sarton additional papers, 1901-1956. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Breasted, James Henry, 1865-1935. James H. Breasted letter to John L. Myres, 1930 June 19. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf [James Henry Breasted, biographical materials] University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
referencedIn Roselle, Walter A. Papers, 1915-1923. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Breasted, James Henry, 1865-1935. Letter, ca. 1910. American Primers
referencedIn Louis Charles Karpinski papers, 1838-1889 and 1901-1955 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Breasted, James Henry, 1865-1935. James Henry Breasted autograph on an off-print of Scientific Monthly cover, 1919-1920. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn George Sarton additional papers, 1901-1956. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Anderson family. Anderson family papers, 1848-1963. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Anderson family Papers, 1848-1963 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
referencedIn Immigration Restriction League (U.S.) records, 1893-1921. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Correspondence and compositions, 1870-1963. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Breasted, James Henry, 1865-1935. Letters to Robert Bridges, 1928 April 3 - July 21. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn The Inquiry papers, 1915-1921 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Hutchinson, Charles Lawrence, 1854-1924. Charles L. Hutchinson papers, 1868-1934. Newberry Library
referencedIn The Inquiry Papers, 1915-1921 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Huntington, Ellsworth, 1876-1947. Ellsworth Huntington papers, 1779-1953 (inclusive), 1890-1947 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Ellsworth Huntington papers, 1779-1952, 1890-1947 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
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associatedWith Anderson family family
associatedWith Anderson family. family
associatedWith Bridges, Robert, 1858-1941, person
associatedWith Duell, Prentice, 1894-1960. person
associatedWith Huntington, Ellsworth, 1876-1947. person
associatedWith Hutchinson, Charles Lawrence, 1854-1924. person
associatedWith Hyde, James H. (James Hazen), 1876-1959. person
correspondedWith Immigration Restriction League (U.S.). corporateBody
associatedWith Karpinski, Louis Charles, 1878-1956. person
associatedWith Myres, John Linton, Sir, 1869-1954, person
correspondedWith Pease, Arthur Stanley, 1881- person
correspondedWith Roselle, Walter A. person
correspondedWith Sarton, George, 1884-1956 person
associatedWith University of Chicago. Oriental Institute. corporateBody
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Egyptologists--Correspondence
Journalism--Editing
Egyptologists--Biography--Sources
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Birth 1865-08-27

Death 1935-12-02

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