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Commonplace Book

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9221
Scope and Contents Commonplace book in several hands, probably of Cambridge origin. The title on the spine is 'Epitaphia Carmina Epigram[m]ata & quaed[am] alia'. The volume contains extracts from Greek, Roman, French, Italian, Spanish, and English authors, epitaphs and commemorative verses, some humorous. The sections are arranged under the following headings: Carmina Sententiae Proverbia; Facetiae; De rapina et homicidio; De legibus regnor[um] administratione; Amorosi; Monuments Funeralls Buriall; De...
Dates: 1600-1639 (Circa)
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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.

Dates: 1948 - 1957

Gray: the papers of Thomas Gray

Reference Code: GBR/1058/GRA
Dates: 1725 - 2007

Minns: the papers of Ellis Hovell Minns

Reference Code: GBR/1058/MIN
Dates: 1888 - 1987

Neil: the papers of Robert Alexander Neil

Reference Code: GBR/1058/NEI
Dates: 1868 - 1943

Ortelius: the papers of Abraham Ortelius

Reference Code: GBR/1058/ORT
Dates: c. 1574-1598; 1914 - 1999

Owen: The Papers of Gwilym Ellis Lane Owen (1922-1982), scholar of classical philosophy

Reference Code: GBR/3437/OWEN
Scope and Contents

The papers range in date and content from undergraduate notes from the 1940s to complete drafts of unpublished manuscripts and working papers presented at seminars, up to Owen's death in 1982. Correspondence is minimal for the papers that originate from Owen's rooms at King's College, Cambridge.
However, the papers that originate as a donation from Owen's widow Sally, mainly consist of correspondence to Owen.

Dates: 1940-1982

Wace: the papers of Alan J. B. Wace

Reference Code: GBR/1058/WAC
Scope and Contents

The papers consist of 9 small field notebooks belonging to Wace dating from the early 1900s, papers relating to his academic career, and copies of some of his publications, principally offprints from journals.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1903 - 1952

Wace: The Papers of Alan John Bayard Wace (1879-1957), archaeologist

Reference Code: GBR/3437/AJBW
Scope and Contents These papers pertain to the work of archaeologist Professor Alan J. B. Wace which was undertaken by him in professional contexts other than Mycenae, Greece. This collection comprises archaeological notebooks dating in their majority prior to Wace's commencement of excavations at Mycenae in 1920, albums of photographs and photographic negatives of Mediterranean travels, maps of Greece, newspaper clippings pertainly to archaeological discoveries, correspondence on archaeological topics and the...
Dates: 1880-1973

Walbank: Papers and the Collection of Epigraphic Squeezes of Michael Burke Walbank (1933-2018), classical epigrapher

Reference Code: GBR/3437/WLBK
Scope and Contents

This collection comprises 3,000 epigraphic squeezes (paper impressions) made by Dr Michale B. Walbank of Greek inscriptions excavated by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCS) in the Athenian Agora and other sites in Attica and Corinth, Greece. It also includes notebooks, correspondence, photographs, index cards and working papers which suppported research upon and publication of these inscriptions.

Dates: 1950-2018