Minns: the papers of Ellis Hovell Minns
- 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)
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.
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