Fritz Moritz Heichelheim fonds

Title: Fritz Moritz Heichelheim fonds

Dates of creation: ca. 1922-1968

Physical description: 3.56 metres of textual and graphic material

Biographical Sketch: Fritz Moritz Heichelheim was born May 6, 1901 in Giessen, Germany.  Heichelheim married Gerta Oppenheimer in 1934 and together they had one son. He studied Latin, Greek, Arabic, and ancient history in Germany, earning his PhD in 1925. He taught in Germany and the United Kingdom before accepting a position at the University of Toronto in 1948. Within the academic world, Prof. Heichelheim was known as an expert numismatist, papyrologist and an expert in the economic history of the ancient world, particularly the Greeks and Romans. In 1966 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Heichelheim died April 22, 1968 in Toronto.

Scope and content: Correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, and other material documenting Heichelheim’s personal life and career as professor of classics at the University of Toronto. Includes material on Heichelheim’s literary works on Roman and Greek history, numismatics, and the translation of the Giessen papyrus and ostraka (handwriting on pottery).

Material is in English and German.

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Access: Open

Accession number: B2004-0018