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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
BOX, Reverend George Herbert (1869-1933)
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
Ā½ 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).

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

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.

Content & structure

Scope and content

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.

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

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.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

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

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Related units of description

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.

Description control

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 online 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.

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Date(s) of descriptions

March 2000

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  • Educational management
  • Higher education institutions
  • Publishing
  • Publishing industry
  • Religion
  • Teaching
  • Theology
  • Universities

Personal names

  • Ball, Charles James, fl 1902, Chaplain of King's College London
  • Barker, Sir, Ernest, 1874-1960, Knight, Historian and Political thinker
  • Box, George Herbert, 1869-1933, Anglican clergyman and Theologian
  • Gray, George Buchanan, Professor of Hebrew
  • Welch, Adam Cleghorn, 1864-1943, Professor of Hebrew

Corporate names

  • Cambridge University Press
  • King's College London College Archives

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