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Cambridge University: Verses presented to Queen Elizabeth

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8915
Scope and Contents 'Orationes & Carmina Acadamiae [sic] Cantabr: ad Elizab: Reginam 1564', around 315 sets of verses by 255 authors, all named and arranged by college. There are verses in Latin, Greek, Hebrew and Syriac.Here is to be noted that before her highnes cam to the towne by aduertisment of master Secretorie / order was taken for the makyng of twoe bookes to be exhibited vnto her grace. In thone should be wrighten in Romayne hand all the verses bothe of greeke / and laten heb. Caldee /...
Dates: 1564
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Cockerell: Two volumes of Inscriptions collected by Charles Robert Cockerell (1788-1863), architect and archaeologist

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Reference Code: GBR/3437/CKRL
Scope and Contents Two volumes, each respectively entitled on the spine, 'MS. Inscriptions collected in Greece by C. R. Cockerell, 1810–14, I' and 'MS. Inscriptions collected in Greece by C. R. Cockerell, 1810–14, II'. A description of the contents is written on the title page of Volume One, possibly by C. R. Cockerell himsef: ‘Inscriptions collected in various parts of Greece by C. R. Cockerell, from the year 1810–14; they were copied from the original manuscripts in this form by Signor Amati, in Rome,...
Dates: 1815
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Commonplace Book

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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)
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Edmonds: 'Fragments of Attic Comedy' manuscript by John Maxwell Edmonds (1875-1958), classicist, poet and dramatist

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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
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Gray: the papers of Thomas Gray

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Reference Code: GBR/1058/GRA
Dates: 1725 - 2007
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Minns: the papers of Ellis Hovell Minns

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Reference Code: GBR/1058/MIN
Dates: 1888 - 1987
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Neil: the papers of Robert Alexander Neil

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Reference Code: GBR/1058/NEI
Dates: 1868 - 1943
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Ortelius: the papers of Abraham Ortelius

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Reference Code: GBR/1058/ORT
Dates: c. 1574-1598; 1914 - 1999
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Owen: The Papers of Gwilym Ellis Lane Owen (1922-1982), scholar of classical philosophy

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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
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Reynolds: The Papers of Joyce Maire Reynolds (1918-2022), classical epigrapher

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Reference Code: GBR/3437/JMRD
Scope and Contents This archive comprises the working papers of Joyce Reynolds, including her own handwritten and typescript drafts of her academic publications, off-prints of those articles, correspondence with scholars seeking her advice on challenging inscriptions which required translation, copious photographs of Classical inscriptions, archaeological sites, architecture and statuary from Rome, the ancient city of Aphrodisias in western Turkey and from across Libya. Another aspect of professional life was...
Dates: 1912 - 2022
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Spanish transcripts

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4174
Scope and Contents Includes: (fo. 1) transcript of Libro de re militari traslado de Latin en romançe y declarado por Christoral de Estrella [J.C. Calvete de Estrella] (Salamanca, 1571); (fo. 147v) 'Remedio efficacissimo y provado para Quitar el Dolor de Muelas'; (fo. 148) Capital alpha kai capital omega [Greek script] (4 times); (fo. 149) transcript of La vida del bien aventurado Padre Frai Juan Hortolano fraile lego del Monasterio de S. Francisco de Salamanca (Salamanca, 1569), by Luis de Escobar; (fo. 170v)...
Dates: 1650 (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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Thomas Orde-Powlett, Lord Bolton: Latin and Greek Verses

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9246
Scope and Contents Manuscript and printed Latin and Greek verses, including 'Te Deum laudamus' and 'In obitum Ludovici XVI'; a sheet of 3 satirical portraits by Orde; a sketch portrait of an unnamed clergyman; and a sketch portrait of C.O. Goodford, Provost of Eton, 1877. The volume also includes printed pamphlets: Registrum regale: sive catalogus , Eton, 1774; another copy, extended to 1809 with MS additions; Honoratissimo viro Thomae Orde, Insulae cui nomen Vecti, praeposito... oden hanc inscriptam voluit...
Dates: 1774-1809 (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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Wace: the papers of Alan J. B. Wace

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

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

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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

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