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Lane, Edward William, 1801-1876 (orientalist)

 Person

Biography

Edward William Lane (1801-1876), Arabic scholar and lexicographer, prepared the standard Arabic-English Lexicon in Egypt, 1842-1849, and afterwards in England. He was financed during the preparation and publication of the Lexicon by Algernon Percy, Lord Prudhoe, 4th Duke of Northumberland (1792-1865), and after his death by his widow Eleanor, Duchess of Northumberland. The Lexicon appeared in eight parts, 1863-1893, parts 7 and 8 edited by Lane's great-nephew, S. Lane Poole.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

 Fonds

Edward Lane: Papers on the Arabic-English Lexicon

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8843
Scope and Contents Comprises one bound volume of letters and papers relating to the publication of the Lexicon, including correspondence with Lord Prudhoe, and loose correspondence (copy letters) on the same subject, progress and practicalities of the publication. The correspondence has been calendared to provide short summaries of the contents, including some direct quotation. The catalogue has retained original historic language that may be offensive, inaccurate or inappropriate. In order to reflect the...
Dates: 1841-1880 (Circa)
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).
 Item

Edward William Lane (1801-76), Arabic scholar and lexicographer, 2 Jan. 1841-14 Feb. 1876 (Circa)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9389/2/L/14-57
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The collection comprises mostly Joseph Bonomi's correspondence and papers, with some of his brother Ignatius Bonomi and other members of his family, especially his sister-in-law Isabella Mary Martin. The non-family correspondence includes letters with Samuel Birch, Egyptologist at the British Museum, George Spencer Cautley, rector and poet, Charles Robert Cockerell, architect, John Gibson, sculptor, James Haliburton, Egyptologist, Robert Hay, Egyptologist, Owen Jones, architect, Edward Lane,...
Dates: 2 Jan. 1841-14 Feb. 1876 (Circa)
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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Glossary of words 'B_b' written by Edward Lane

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9389/3/314/32
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The collection comprises mostly Joseph Bonomi's correspondence and papers, with some of his brother Ignatius Bonomi and other members of his family, especially his sister-in-law Isabella Mary Martin. The non-family correspondence includes letters with Samuel Birch, Egyptologist at the British Museum, George Spencer Cautley, rector and poet, Charles Robert Cockerell, architect, John Gibson, sculptor, James Haliburton, Egyptologist, Robert Hay, Egyptologist, Owen Jones, architect, Edward Lane,...
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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