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Samuel Prideaux Tregelles

1813-75. English NT textual critic. Brought up among the [[Society of Friends]],* a fact which prevented him from pursuing a university career, he showed exceptional talent as a teenager by learning Greek, Hebrew, Aramaic, and Welsh while working at the same time in an iron works. His scholarly abilities were recognized by G.V. Wigram, who employed him to work on his famous Englishman's Greek and Hebrew Concordances. Quite independently he developed critical principles which paralleled those of Lachmann.* He traveled extensively across Europe for the purpose of systematically examining and collating all the then-known uncials and many of the more important minuscules; he was able to correct many erroneous citations by previous editors.