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Edmonds: 'Fragments of Attic Comedy' manuscript by John Maxwell Edmonds (1875-1958), classicist, poet and dramatist

Reference Code: GBR/3437/JMES

Scope and Contents

Rough copy and Fair copy of Edmonds' 3 volume publication, The Fragments of Attic Comedy (pub. 1957). This material was returned to Edmonds by the publishers, Brill of Leiden, probably between 1958-9. There is one post-mark on a piece of packaging from 1958, and the parcels of manuscript were packed with leaves of The Times Literary Supplement, dated Friday April 10, 1959.


  • Creation: 1948 - 1957



12 archive box(es) : paper

Language of Materials


Greek, Ancient (to 1453)

Custodial History

Transferred to the Faculty Archives from the Classics Faculty Library in August 2023. Bundles of loose leaves wrapped in thick brown paper and tied up with string. The original label for each bundle, pasted on to the brown paper packaging, has been retained.

Physical Description

Loose leaves, handwritten in ink, individual leaves of paper often spliced together, at the top or bottom edge respectively, with small rectangles of coloured paper and glue which still hold strongly.

Sophia M. Asbell
October 2023
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Cambridge: Faculty of Classics Archives Repository

Faculty of Classics
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Cambridge CB3 9DA United Kingdom
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