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BOX, Reverend George Herbert (1869-1933)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KCLCA K/PP72
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: BOX, Reverend George Herbert (1869-1933)
Date(s): 1902-1928
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: box
Name of creator(s): Box | George Herbert | 1869-1933 | Anglican clergyman and theologian


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born 1869; educated Merchant Taylors' School, London; St John's College, Oxford; Pusey and Ellerton Hebrew Scholar, 1889; Casberd Scholar of St John's College, 1891; first class Theology, School, 1892; Junior Kennicott Scholar, 1893; first class Semitic Languages, 1894; Houghton Syriac Prize, 1895; ordained, 1896; Hebrew Master at Merchant Taylors' School, 1897-1904; Vicar of Linton Ross, 1904-1909; Rector of Sutton, Sandy, Bedfordshire, 1909-1930; Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament Exegesis, King's College London, 1918-1926; Davidson Professor of Old Testament Studies in the University of London, 1926-1930; died 1942. Publications: include: The Religion and Worship of the Synagogue (with William Oscar Emil Oesterley), (Sir Isaac Pitman and Sons, London, 1907); The Book of Isaiah (Sir I Pitman and Sons, London, 1908); A Short Introduction to the Literature of the Old Testament (Rivingtons, London, 1909); The Ezra-Apocalypse (Sir I Pitman and Sons, London, 1912); Sirach (jointly) and II. Esdras, in Charles' Apocrypha and Pseudepigraphia 2 vols, (London, 1913); The Virgin Birth of Jesus (Sir I Pitman and Sons, 1916); Translations of Early Documents: a series of texts important for the study of Christian Origins, by various authors, Joint editor (with William Oscar Emil Oesterley), (SPCK, London, 1916-1937); The Apocalypse of Ezra (SPCK, London, 1917); The Apocalypse of Abraham (SPCK, London, 1918); A Short Survey of the Literature of Rabbinical and Mediaeval Judaism (with William Oscar Emil Oesterley), (SPCK, London, 1920); St Matthew, Editor, (Century Bible, 1922); The Clarendon Bible, General Editor (with the Bishops of Newcastle and Ripon), (Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1922-1947); The Testament of Abraham (SPCK, London, 1927); Judaism in the Greek Period from the rise of Alexander the Great to the intervention of Rome, 333 to 63 BC (Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1932); Some Notes on the Apocalyptic Teaching of Jesus (SPCK, London, 1933).


Scope and content/abstract:

Letters received relating to Box's academic and administrative work, 1902-1928, including letters from Charles James Ball, Chaplain of King's College, 1902, relating to Box's German tour and the distribution of a publication Church and Chapel, George Buchanan Gray, Professor of Hebrew, Mansfield College, Oxford, 1922, relating to a memorandum from himself and Box to Cambridge University Press, Sir Ernest Barker, Principal of King's College, 1923, referring to an unidentified document and Adelard's life of St Dunstan, and Adam Cleghorn Welch, Professor of Hebrew, New College, Edinburgh, 1925, accepting an invitation to lecture and discussing the Old Testament.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access:

Open, subject to signature of reader's undertaking form.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive Services, King's College London.

Finding aids:

Collection level description available in hard copy in the reading room of the College Archives.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

All or part of the Box Library was purchased by King's College London in 1932-1933. The letters were subsequently transferred from the Box Library to the College Archives.

Allied Materials

Related material:

King's College London College Archives holds correspondence and papers relating to a Theology prize named for Professor Box, 1933, 1946 (KAS/AC2/F371); correspondence and papers relating to staff appointments in the Theology department, 1897-1919 (KAS/AC2/F390). Special Collections, King's College London Library holds the Box Library relating to Hebrew and Old Testament Studies.

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Sources: Who's Who 1897-1996 (A & C Black, 1996); King's College London, Manuscripts and Private Papers, A Select Guide; British Library On-Line Public Access Catalogue 97. Compiler: Julie Tancell.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
March 2000

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