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Chappelow, Leonard, 1683-1768 (orientalist)



Leonard Chappelow (1683-1768), Orientalist, went to school in Beverley and in 1709 he was admitted as a sizar to St John's College, Cambridge. Elected Ashton scholar on 3 November 1712, he obtained his BA degree in 1713 and his MA in 1716. On 23 September of the same year he was ordained deacon at Ely, and on 15 June 1717 priest. On 21 January 1717 he had been elected Rokesby fellow of his college in place of the nonjuror Thomas Tomkinson. In 1720 Chappelow was appointed professor of Arabic, and in 1729 lord almoner's reader in Arabic. Chappelow died in the parish of St Andrew the Great, Cambridge, on 14 January 1768.

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Leonard Chappelow: Letter to Zachary Grey, 1737

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/235
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

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

Dates: 1737
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