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Tregelles, Samuel Prideaux, 1813-1875 (biblical scholar)



  • Existence: 1813 - 1875


Samuel Tregelles, the son of Samuel and Dorothy Tregelles, was born in Falmouth on 30 January 1813. He was educated at Falmouth classical school. In the early years of his life he was employed at the Neath Abbey ironworks in Glamorgan, during which time he learned Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic as well as Welsh. He returned to Falmouth in 1835 as a tutor. He published his first book in 1836 and spent the rest of his life engaged in biblical scholarship, in particular critical studies of the New Testament. Among his well known works are 'Book of Revelation in Greek Edited from Ancient Authorities' (1844) and 'An Account of the Printed Text of the Greek New Testament' (1854). In 1839 he married his cousin, Sarah Ann Prideaux. He was confined to bed by paralysis in 1870 and never regained full health. He died in Plymouth on 24 April 1875.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:


Letters of Samuel P. Tregelles to A. Scholz, 1845-1850

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9750/38-40
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Comprises single items or small collections, chiefly correspondence, donated to or purchased by Cambridge University Library. Together with a number of items and fragments found in Cambridge University Library books and bindings.

Dates: 1845-1850
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