Hermann Philip

Medical missionary

Protestant clergyman holding a Masters and Doctorate of Divinity. Ordained in Edinburgh in 1850 and went to work in Algiers and Alexandria. A medical missionary with the Scottish Jewish Society, working around the Mediterranean and the Near East. Rev. Since at least 1853 Dr. Philip had travelled in Egypt, Malta and the Levant before settling in Rome in 1964. He married Dora Stephens and was father to Anna Maria and Edward. He is the author of 'Arabic Grammar', printed by Schenk and M'Farlane (Edinburgh, 1855).

A letter dated 13 April 1861 written by Dora Philip of 32 Gayfield Square, Edinburgh, to Mr William Crosfield of Temple Court, Liverpool, reveals that that William Crosfield bought 5 cases of the Philip's collection of antiquities and ethnology for Liverpool Museum as Dora and Hermann Philip are moving from Edinburgh and selling the contents of their own museum. Dora mentions Liverpool as her 'birth place'. Mr William Crosfield donated the collection to World Museum on 16 April 1861.
  • Gender
    Male
  • Relationship
    Artist/maker, Previous owner
  • Nationality
    British: Scottish
  • Born
    1813
  • Place of birth
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Died
    1882
  • Place of death
    Europe: Southern Europe: Italy: Rome
  • Cause of death
    Unknown or unrecorded

6 item(s) from the Ancient Egypt collection related to Hermann Philip

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