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Edmund Crosby Quiggin: Correspondence and Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7800

Scope and Contents

The collection comprises correspondence, articles and similar items. The bulk of it consists of approximately 40 letters to Quiggin and to his wife Alison (née Hingston, m.1907), approximately 110 sheets of notes relating to publications, 19 offprints of articles by Quiggin and others, and 10 reviews of his work.


  • Creation: 1902-1994 (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 Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (


1 archive box(es) (1 box)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Some of the papers were purchased from a Belfast bookseller in April 1970; the remainder were represented to Cambridge University Library by Paul Quiggin, E.C. Quiggin's son, 1994.


Further details on Quiggin's life can be found in David N. Dumville's introduction to Quiggin Pamphlets on the Sources of Mediaeval Gaelic History 1 (Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, Cambridge, 1994).
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