The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Palmer, Edward Henry
Oriental scholar, born at Cambridge; had an aptitude for languages, and was especially proficient in those of the East; by his knowledge of Arabic contributed to the success of exploring expeditions to S. Palestine and Sinai; was appointed professor of Arabic at Cambridge in 1871; produced a Persian-English Dictionary, an Arabic Grammar, and a translation of the Korân, and in 1882 undertook two missions to Egypt, in the latter of which he and his party were betrayed and murdered; he was a man of varied gifts and accomplishments, and the loss in scholarship to his country by his fate is incalculable (1840-1882).
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Palmer, Edward Henry'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/p/palmer-edward-henry.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.