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Allberry, Charles Robert Cecil Augustine, 1911-1943 (coptologist)



  • Existence: 1911 - 1943


Charles Allberry was born in Sydenham, 9 November 1911. He was educated at St Dunstan's College, Catford, and Christ's College, Cambridge, BA, 1933. He was elected fellow of Christ's College, 1935, and first Lady Budge Fellow, 1936-9. He edited and published Manichaean manuscripts in the Chester Beatty collection and in the Berlin Academy, 1938-9. He became editor of the Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, 1939. He worked at Bletchley Park and then joined the Royal Air Force. He married Patricia Katherine Grace Sandbach, 1942. He was killed in action near Nedeweert, Holland, 3 April 1943.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:


Charles Allberry: Correspondence and papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Allberry
Scope and Contents

The collection mainly comprises a manuscript, articles, notes, Coptic dictionary slips and correspondence.

Dates: 1935-1940
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