Robert Priebsch Papers

Biographical Note

Robert Priebsch (1866-1935) was born in Tannwald, Bohemia, in June 1866, and was educated at the Gymnasium, Prague, and the Universities of Leipzig, Prague, Berlin, Strasbourg and Graz. He was appointed lecturer in English Language at University College Liverpool in1896; Professor of German at University College London in 1898; and served as Professor of German Language and Literature at the University of London from 1902 to1931. He became Emeritus Professor in 1931, and died in May 1935.

His publications include Diu Vrône Botschaft ze der Christenheit [Graz: Styria, 1895]; Deutsche handschriften in England (Erlangen: F. Junge, 1896-1901); Die Heilige Regel für ein vollkommenes Leben: eine Cisterzienserarbeit des XIII. Jahrhunderts (Berlin: Weidmann, 1909); The Heliand Manuscript : Cotton Caligula A. VII in the British Museum (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1925); Johan ûz dem virgiere: eine spätmhd. ritterdichtung nach flämischer quelle, nebst dem faksimileabdruck des flämischen volksbuches Joncker Jan wt den vergiere, herausgegeben und eingeleitet von Dr. Robert Priebsch ... mit einer tafel in manuldruck, (Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1931); The German Language [with W.E. Collinson] (London: Faber, 1934).

The Papers

Papers of Robert Priebsch, including correspondence, notes on German literature and palaeography, correspondence about the Priebsch-Closs Library.

Archival Arrangement

Closs/RPR

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