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Correspondence of E.G. Browne and Sir E.D. Ross

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7605

Scope and Contents

Edward Granville Browne was a noted scholar and Fellow of Pembroke, with a deep knowledge of the languages, history and culture of the Middle East. Apart from the many books and articles which bore his name, Browne also undertook as a labour of love the wearisome task of cataloguing the Islamic manuscripts in the Cambridge University Library and some of the college libraries, as well as two smaller collections at the India Office Library. He was also responsible for the publication of many Persian texts, several of which he produced at his own expense. At Cambridge, as lecturer and professor, Browne quickly made his personality felt. He was able to achieve much for the promotion of Oriental Studies in the University, and was mainly responsible for the creation of a school of living oriental languages in Cambridge. Sir Edward Denison Ross (1871-1940) was Director of the School of Oriental Studies at University College London, and had many interests in common with Browne, who acted as his mentor.


  • Creation: 20th February 1891-15th July 1925


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Presented by J.A. Chapman, December 1960

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