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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies


Stanley Cook was born in King's Lynn, Norfolk, 12 April 1873. He was educated at Wyggeston School, Leicester, and Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, BA, 1894, MA, 1899. He was a member of the editorial staff of the Encyclopaedia Biblica, 1896-1903, and an editorial adviser to the Encyclopaedia Britannica on Biblical subjects. He also edited the publications of the Palestine Exploration Fund, 1902-32. He returned to Gonville and Caius College as a college lecturer in Hebrew, 1904-32, and Comparative Religion, 1912-20. He was Regius Professor of Hebrew at Cambridge University, 1932-8. He married Annette Bell, who died in 1942. He died in Cambridge, 26 September 1949.

The collection of papers, dating from 1891 - 1939, comprises  mainly notebooks and undergraduate notes