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Scholfield, Alwyn Faber, 1884-1969 (Cambridge University Librarian)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1884-1969

Alwyn Faber Scholfield (1884-1969) was Cambridge University Librarian, 1923-1949. He attended Eton before coming to King's College, Cambridge, in 1903, where he gained a second in both parts of the Classical Tripos. After his degree he travelled abroad and taught for a year at Eton. From 1911-1912 he worked in Cambridge University Library on Classical and early printed books. In 1913 he went to Calcutta as Keeper of the Records of the Government of India. During part of his time there he served as officiating Librarian of the Imperial Library, Calcutta. From 1919-1923 he worked in Cambridge as Librarian of Trinity College, until he was elected University Librarian in succession to Francis John Henry Jenkinson. He superintended the transfer of the University Library from the Old Schools to the new building in 1934, and created the Departmental organisation under which the Library functioned for many decades, laying down the Library's routine procedures with great thoroughness. He also edited Aelian, De natura animalium for the Loeb Classical Library (3 vols., 1958-1959), and Nicander: the poems and poetical fragments, with A.S.F. Gow (1953).

Found in 33 Collections and/or Records:

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A.F. Scholfield: Letters to P.W. Filby, 26 July 1957-16 May 1962

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8856/479-484
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.
Dates: 26 July 1957-16 May 1962
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).
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A.F. Scholfield: Reference for P.W. Filby

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8856/204
Scope and Contents Reference for P. William Filby, who worked in the Library from 1928; with covering letter to F.W. Ratcliffe, 9 September 1990
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).
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Alwyn Faber Scholfield: MS sheet inscribed 'Librarian, Trinity College, Cambridge c.1923'; list of books in W.11, 1923 (Circa)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8812/228
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.
Dates: 1923 (Circa)
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).
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Alwyn Faber Scholfield: Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7894-7895
Scope and Contents Includes correspondence with Montague Rhodes James, notes on classical literature and translations, correspondence and material relating to the University Library.
Dates: 1905-1968
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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Bernhard Karle: Letter to A.F. Scholfield, 1924

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/762
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.
Dates: 1924
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).
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Codrus Urceus: Sermones (F? Bonaniae, 1502); correspondence, 11 June 1902-2 May 1931

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5944/31
Scope and Contents Correspondents include J.P. Lupton, A.F. Scholfield, Christopher Wordsworth, H.M. Bannister and M.R. James
Dates: 11 June 1902-2 May 1931
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).
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Correspondence from Sir Stephen Gaselee to Alwyn F. Scholfield, 10 Feb. 1941-4 Aug. 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8781/176-177
Dates: 10 Feb. 1941-4 Aug. 1941
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).
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Fritz Johann H. Krenkow: Letter to A.F. Scholfield, 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/776
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.
Dates: 1925
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).
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From J. Hanna, Assistant Librarian, Trinity College Dublin, to A.F. Scholfield, 21 Apr. 1931

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8812/27
Scope and Contents Sends a consignment of Irish newspapers from 'the troublesome times', set aside and overlooked until now
Dates: 21 Apr. 1931
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).
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From John P. Gray & Son, Ltd. to Alwyn F. Scholfield, Librarian, 7 Nov. 1924

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8812/190
Scope and Contents Question of additional charge for guarding plates
Dates: 7 Nov. 1924
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).
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Gerald Patrick Moriarty: Letter to A.F. Scholfield, 1924

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/982
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.
Dates: 1924
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).
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Hervey W. Vaughn-Williams: Correspondence to A.F. Scholfield, 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/1490-1493
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.
Dates: 1942
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).
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James Wardrop: Correspondence to A.F. Scholfield, 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/1459-1460
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.
Dates: 1947
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).
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Joan Thomson: 'A.E. Housman', with two letters from Joan Thomson to A.F. Scholfield, Librarian, 18 May 1939-30 May 1939 (Circa)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5944/29
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Includes correspondence, verses, notes and miscellaneous papers.
Dates: 18 May 1939-30 May 1939 (Circa)
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).
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John Perceval Postgate: Correspondence to H. Jackson and A.F. Scholfield, 1891-1925

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/1122-1123
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.
Dates: 1891-1925
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).
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John Saltmarsh: Letter to A.F. Scholfield, 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/1240
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.
Dates: 1949
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).
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Letter from A. F. Scholfield to Mr Wherry, 8 July 1924

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9750/310-311
Scope and Contents Written from Trinity College, Cambridge, and concerning Charles Sayle. With a note (311) in the hand of David J. Hall.
Dates: 8 July 1924
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).
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Letter from Alwyn F. Scholfield to P. William Filby, 27 Nov. 1961

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8812/229
Scope and Contents Thanks for ornamental specimens from Neudörffer's 'Schreibkunst'; he doubts whether Oates, Under-Librarian, could speak loudly enough to 'impress a large audience' [Baltimore Bibliophiles]; thanks for a copy of catalogue of calligraphic exhibition
Dates: 27 Nov. 1961
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).
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Letter from A.R. Aldridge to A.F. Scholfield, 4 Dec. 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8856/101
Scope and Contents Information on MS Mm.2.10 ('Florarium Bartholomei' of John [...]feld'), imperfect
Dates: 4 Dec. 1930
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).
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Letter from James F. Kellar Johnstone to A.F. Scholfield, 28 July 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8856/87
Scope and Contents Presenting to Library a copy of Bion's History, Paris, 1548, with inscription about presentation from William Barlow, Fellow of Trinity, to William James, Fellow of Pembroke, 1590
Dates: 28 July 1927
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).
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Letter from Sir Henry C. Darby (1909-1992) to Alwyn F. Scholfield, 1930-1990

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8781/142
Scope and Contents Thanks for a piece on indexing
Dates: 1930-1990
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).
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Letter from Sir Stephen Gaselee (1882-1943) to Alwyn F. Scholfield, 27 June 1931

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8781/175
Scope and Contents He has procured a set of Pierre Louÿ's poems and bawdy pictures; he will given the editions of 'Les fleurs du mal' to the Victoria and Albert Museum
Dates: 27 June 1931
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).
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Letters from Rupert Brooke and Sir Geoffrey Fry to A. F. Scholfield

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7468-7469
Dates: 1907-1939
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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Letters of A.F. Scholfield to P.W. (Bill) Filby, 1958-1994

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9750/112-115
Scope and Contents Comprises:
- Card, with news-cutting, The Times, 19 Jul. 1958 on death of Herbert Claude Stanford, Secretary of Cambridge University Library
- Letter of Scholfield to Filby, 24 Aug. 1958
- Correspondence between Filby and F.W. Ratcliffe, 1994, presenting the above material to Cambridge University Library
Dates: 1958-1994
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).
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Michael Cressé Potter: Letter to A.F. Scholfield, 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/1124
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.
Dates: 1925
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).
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