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Minns: the papers of Ellis Hovell Minns

Reference Code: GBR/1058/MIN


  • Creation: 1888 - 1987


Biographical / Historical

Ellis Hovell Minns was born in 1874. He came up to Pembroke after attending Charterhouse. He took the Classical Tripos but included Slavonic and Russian. After time in France and Russia he returned to Cambridge to lecture in Classics. In 1927, he was appointed Disney Professor of Archaeology, a post he held until 1938. He wrote widely with books including 'Scythians and Greeks' (1913) and 'The Art of the Northern Nomads' (1944). In the 1945 New Year Honours, Minns was appointed a Knight Bachelor, and thereby granted the title sir. He died in 1953.


0.01 cubic metre(s) (1 small archive box)

Language of Materials



Greek, Ancient (to 1453)


Custodial History

These papers were formerly part of the Pembrochiana series of the College Archives. In November 2020 they were moved to form their own standalone collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Some papers given by E. H. Minns, and many have his inscriptions.

Related Materials

Further material relating to Ellis Minns can be found at the Cambridge University Library.

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Revision Statements

  • 2023-05-10: Addition of GBR/1058/MIN/2/1a
  • 2023-12-22: Addition of GBR/1058/MIN/1/24

Repository Details

Part of the Pembroke College Library Repository

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