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Papers of Professor Isodor Traube

Identifier: Coll-807

Scope and Contents

The material is composed of circa 177 letters with some replies, both manuscript and typescript, and circa 13 postcards, as well as his Lebenserinnerungen.


  • Creation: 1884-1933

Language of Materials

English, German.

Conditions Governing Access

Generally open for consultation to bona fide researchers, but please contact repository for details in advance.

Biographical / Historical

Isidor Traube was born 31 March 1860 in Hildesheim, Germany. He was an assistant at the Bonn Agricultural Academy and physical chemist at the Technische Hochschule, Berlin, where he became professor of chemistry in 1900. In 1934 he immigrated to Great Britain and took a post at the University of Edinburgh. He founded capillary chemistry and did extensive work on liquids. Professor Isidor Traube died in Edinburgh 27 October 1943.


1 box (part).

Physical Location

Gen. 2110/1-7

Other Finding Aids

Important finding aids generally are: the alphabetical Index to Manuscripts held at Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections and Archives, consisting of typed slips in sheaf binders and to which additions were made until 1987; and the Index to Accessions Since 1987.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Material acquired from Rendells Catalogue 147, Item 85, August 1980, Accession no. E80.61.


Check the local Indexes for details of any additions.

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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