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Grimm, Jacob (Jacob Ludwig Karl), 1785-1863 (German linguist and mythologist)

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Biography

German philologist, jurist, and mythologist. He is known as the discoverer of Grimm's law (linguistics), the co-author of the monumental Deutsches Wörterbuch, the author of Deutsche Mythologie, and the editor of Grimm's Fairy Tales. He is the elder of the Brothers Grimm.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

"E. Divines, Metaphysicians, Philologists", 1805-1899

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Identifier: Coll-1997/1
Scope and Contents This volume is entitled "E. Divines, Metaphysicians, Philologists" and contains 175 items: 118 autograph letters and documents 57 portraits, comprising 40 albumen print photographs, 16 engravings, and 1 lithograph. Ainger, Alfred. ALS to Katharine Lyell. 9 February 1885. 2 pp. Ainger is best known for his memoirs of English authors. Declining a dinner invitation, saying that being in Hampstead Heath he...
Dates: 1805-1899

Über Die Marcellischen Formeln. By Jacob Grimm and Adolf Pictet, 1855

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Identifier: Coll-98/4/5/4
Scope and Contents

This appears to be a treatise on historical Indo-European linguistics, written by Jacob Grimm and Adolf Pictet. There are mentions of Celtic languages throughout the document.

Dates: 1855