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Collection Level Description: Papers of William Amhurst Tyssen-Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst of Hackney

Reference: MSS. Eng. misc. c. 740-2
Title: Papers of William Amhurst Tyssen-Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst of Hackney
Dates of Creation: [c. 1864-1904]
Extent: 3 shelfmarks
Name of Creator: William Amhurst Tyssen-Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst of Hackney

Language of Material: English



Administrative/Biographical History

William Amhurst Tyssen-Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst of Hackney (1835-1909), was a collector of rare books, MSS., tapestries, antique furniture, and other works of art for more than fifty years. In 1906 Lord Amherst sold a portion of his library. See the Dictionary of National Biography for further details.

Scope and Content

Papers of William Amhurst Tyssen-Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst of Hackney comprising papers relating to Egyptology, Greek and Latin papyri, and miscellanea.

Egyptology:

Greek and Latin papyri:

Miscellaneous:

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought by the Library at Sotheby's, 15 Dec. 1980, lot 162 (see also lot 158, letters from Howard Carter and Flinders Petrie, and 211, booksellers accounts and receipts, not bought).

Access Conditions

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/services/admissions/).

Further Information

Finding Aids

A description is available in the Library, where there is also a card index to unpublished catalogues.

Publication Note

See P.E. Newberry The Amherst Papyri: being an account of the Egyptian papyri in the collection of the Right Hon. Lord Amherst of Hackney, F.S.A. at Didlington Hall, Norfolk, (London: 1899); and B.P. Grenfell and A.S. Hunt (eds.) The Amherst papyri : being an account of the Greek papyri in the collection of the Right Hon. Lord Amherst of Hackney, at Didlington Hall, Norfolk, (London 1900-1).

Access Points

Manuscripts, Egyptian (Papyri)

Manuscripts, Greek (Papyri)

Amherst | Mary Rothes Margaret Tyssen- | 1857-1919 | Baroness Amherst of Hackney

Amherst | William Amhurst Tyssen- | 1835-1909 | 1st Baron Amherst of Hackney | bibliophile

Bradley | George Granville | 1821-1903 | Dean of Westminster

Cecil | Lord | William | 1854-1953 | Colonel

Frowde | Henry | 1841-1927 | publisher

Grenfell | Bernard Pyne | 1869-1926 | papyrologist

Hart | Horace | fl 1856-1915 | printer to the University of Oxford

Newberry | Percy Edward | 1869-1949 | archaeologist

Oxford University Press, publishers

Hesleyside (England)

Egypt | Antiquities

Norfolk (England)


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