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Collection Level Description: Manuscripts and Papers of Ingram Bywater

Reference: MSS. Bywater 6-9, 11, 13-15, 17-34, 36, 39-64
Title: Manuscripts and Papers of Ingram Bywater
Dates of Creation: 16th cent.-1914
Extent: 53 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English, Latin, Italian, Ancient Greek, German, and French

Administrative/Biographical History

Ingram Bywater (1840-1914) was Regius Professor of Greek at Oxford, 1893-1908. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of manuscripts collected by Bywater, working papers on classical subjects, and correspondence mainly with classical scholars.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Part bequeathed by Bywater, part given by Mrs. Charles Cornish in 1919 and 1921.

Access Conditions

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Further Information

Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 37949-38001.

Related Units of Description

Descriptions of medieval manuscripts collected by Bywater are available in the Library.

Access Points

Classical literature

Universities and colleges

Bywater | Ingram | 1840-1914 | Regius Professor of Greek at Oxford

University of Oxford

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