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Cowell, Edward Byles, 1826-1903 (orientalist)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1826 - 1903

Biography

Edward Byles Cowell (1826-1903), scholar and man of letters, was born at Ipswich on 23 January 1826. He studied Sanskrit, Persian and Arabic, before training in his father's business as a merchant and maltster from 1842. He entered Magdalen College, Oxford, in 1850 (B.A., 1854), and catalogued manuscripts for the Bodleian Library. Cowell was Professor of English History at Presidency College, Calcutta, 1856-1864, and became Principal of the Sanskrit College in Calcutta in 1858. He returned to England in 1864, and became the first Professor of Sanskrit at Cambridge University, 1867-1903. He founded the Cambridge Philological Society in 1868, and became a Fellow of Corpus Christi College in 1874. Cowell died at Cambridge on 9 February 1903.

Found in 43 Collections and/or Records:

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 Fonds

Albrecht Friedrich Weber: Correspondence to E.B. Cowell, 1866-1868

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/1467-1468
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.

Dates: 1866-1868
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Bernard Barton: Letters and Related Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4506
Scope and Contents

Letters from Barton, mainly to Elizabeth Cowell, daughter of the Revd John Charlesworth, and wife of the scholar Edward Byles Cowell. There is an accompanying newspaper obituary of Barton.

Dates: 1834-1848
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Charles J. Pickering: Correspondence with E. Cowell, 1890-1891

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/1098-1099
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.

Dates: 1890-1891
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Charles Rockwell Lanman: Letter to E.B. Cowell, 1892

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/790
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.

Dates: 1892
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Series

Copy of letter from E.B. Cowell to Charles Edward Searle, 23 Jan. 1889

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6377/266
Dates: 23 Jan. 1889
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Series

Correspondence and translation from Welsh, 1873-1887

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4503
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Miscellaneous papers, including passports, reports, certificates, University information, correspondence, translations from Welsh and a copy of 'Bird Parliament' by Edward Fitzgerald

Dates: 1873-1887
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Series

E.B. Cowell: 'Mr. Rouse's Translation of the Jataka, Vols. II & IV', draft, 3 Nov. 1902

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6377/402
Dates: 3 Nov. 1902
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Edward Byers Cowell: Correspondence

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6377
Dates: 1845-1903
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Edward Byles Cowell: Brennus Stories

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6441
Scope and Contents

Essays upon various books admired and read by EBC, with general reflections upon the place of libraries and books in human life; divided into twelve sections with a conclusion. One or two verses, a preface and a dedication in verse (to the writer's wife) precede the opening section. At the foot of p. 162 is the date 15 July 1847.

Dates: 1847
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Edward Byles Cowell: Letter to Henry Bradshaw, 1869

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/310
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.

Dates: 1869
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Edward Byles Cowell: Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6406-6409
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, sermons, lectures, articles and other miscellaneous papers.

Dates: 1810-1903
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Edward Byles Cowell: Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4193, 4195-4199, 4201-4204
Scope and Contents

Ethical and theological extracts and notes, lecture notes on 'mental philosophy,' welsh poetry and Michaelangelo's sonnets, both translated into English.

Dates: 1855-1856
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Edward Byles Cowell: Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4501-4504, 4509, 4510
Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous papers, including passports, reports, certificates, University information, correspondence, translations from Welsh and a copy of 'Bird Parliament' by Edward Fitzgerald

Dates: 1835-1902
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Edward FitzGerald: Bird-Parliament and letters

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4505, 4507
Scope and Contents

Manuscript of Fitzgerald's translation of a Sufi poem and letters to Elizabeth and Edward Cowell.

Dates: 1857-1860
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Edward FitzGerald: letters to the Cowell Family and others

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7752-7754
Dates: 1837-1881
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Edward Heron Allen: Letter to E.B. Cowell, 1898

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/14
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.

Dates: 1898
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Ernst Windisch: Letter to E.B. Cowell, 1872

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/1501
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.

Dates: 1872
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Ethical extracts, 1855-1856

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4193
Scope and Contents

A series of ethical and theological extracts and notes compiled by EBC. Fos 51-47r are written from the opposite end of the book. On fo. 1v: 'Edwd B. Cowell, Oxford'. Fos 28-46 and 52 are blank.

Dates: 1855-1856
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

From E.B. Cowell, Cambridge, 21 July 1894

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7603/9
Dates: 21 July 1894
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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From E.B. Cowell, Cambridge, 25 Oct. 1897

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7603/10
Dates: 25 Oct. 1897
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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H. Dharmapala: Letter to Edward Cowell, 1894

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/363
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.

Dates: 1894
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Henry Cobbe Sutherland: Letter to E.B. Cowell, 1859

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/1359
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.

Dates: 1859
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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J. M. Wilson lecture notes, 1854

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4195
Scope and Contents

A series of notes taken by EBC of lectures given by J.M. Wilson on Mental Philosophy, 1854, 32 folios.

Dates: 1854
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Joseph Hélidore Sagesse Vertu Garcin de Tassy: Letter to E.B. Cowell, 1859

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/512
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.

Dates: 1859
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Letter from E.B. Cowell to J. Peile, 27 Dec. 1895

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5944/37/3
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Includes correspondence, verses, notes and miscellaneous papers.

Dates: 27 Dec. 1895
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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