Hermann Philip

Collector, cleric, 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. By 1853 Dr. Philip had visited Egypt, Malta and the Levant before settling in Rome in 1864. 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 five cases of antiquities from the Philip family for the Liverpool Free Public Museum (now World Museum) as Dora and Hermann Philip were 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
  • Relationship
    Collector, Previous owner
  • Nationality
    British: Scottish
  • Born
  • Place of birth
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Died
  • Place of death
    Europe: Southern Europe: Italy: Rome
  • Cause of death
    Unknown or unrecorded
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