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Bound ms volume, 'Compendium of the Hebrew Grammar'

 Fonds — Box: CLX-A-1555, Volume: Coll-1783 / SC-Acc-2016-0163
Identifier: Coll-1783

Scope and Contents

An original manuscript work drawing from the Compendium of Hebrew Grammar (1705), by Robert Clavering (1676-1747), English bishop and Hebraist. Quarto. 18th century vellum boards. Ink on paper. 51ff written on rectos only, ending 'Finis', and with additional blank leaves at end.
Clear, legible hand with several tables of Hebrew characters.
Inscription to paste-down reads, 'Willm Henry Haggard, June 1st 1774-Aug 4'


  • 1774


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Biographical / Historical

This item may have been created by the elder William Henry Haggard (1729-1813), or his son William Henry Haggard, Junior (1757-1837)... the Haggard family of Knebworth Place, Herts., England, and later, Bradenham Hall, Norfolk. The family adopted the name 'Rider' in the late-18th century and were ancestors of the writer H. Rider Haggard (1856-1925).
The detailed Hebrew study appears to have been written as a textbook, perhaps as an aid to Bible study in the family. Several members of the Haggard family were clergymen.


1 volume

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased in 2016. Accession no. SC-Acc-2016-0163.

Processing Information

Catalogued by Graeme D. Eddie, Friday 30 September 2016
Bound ms volume, 'Compendium of the Hebrew Grammar'
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