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Plommer, William Hugh, 1922-1983 (classicist)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1922 - 1983

Biography

William Hugh Plommer (1922-83) attended Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and the City of Leeds School of Architecture. He was Lecturer in Greek and Roman Architecture, Cambridge, 1954-82; Curator of the Museum of Classical Antiquity; and Fellow of Wolfson College, Cambridge, 1965-83. Plommer revised Simpson's History of Architectural Development, vol. 1, 1956, and published, with J.M. Cook, The sanctuary of Hemithea at Kastabos, 1966. He also published poetry. A compilation of his letters and speeches on modern architecture and planning, especially in Cambridge, was printed as The line of duty, 1982.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

 Fonds

Hugh Plommer: letters to Michael Mennim, with Mennim's biographical papers on Plommer.

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9592
Dates: 1952-1991
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Six letters and two cards from Hugh Plommer to Peter Hawkes; Cambridge, 19 Jan. 1965-5 June 1965

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9846/168-175
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Letters and related items, mostly addressed to the editors of the Cambridge Review, and predominantly to Peter Hawkes. Some letters were intended for publication; most of the others concern the contribution (or otherwise) of articles and book reviews.

Dates: 19 Jan. 1965-5 June 1965
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

William Hugh Plommer: Correspondence and papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9367
Dates: 1930-1983 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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