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Collection Level Description: Papers of P. S. Allen

Reference: MSS. Allen 1-271
Title: Papers of P. S. Allen
Dates of Creation: 1836-1942
Extent: 271 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Percy Stafford Allen (1869-1933) was an Erasmian scholar and President of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, 1924-33. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography

Scope and Content

Working papers on Erasmus and his time, including collations and notes on the letters of Erasmus and reproductions of manuscripts of Erasmus and others; miscellaneous scholarly papers; family papers; general correspondence and papers; letters of condolence on Allen's death and other papers of Helen Allen.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bequeathed by Mrs H. M. Allen, 1952, except for MS. Allen 154 and 229 given by Blackwell's, 1961

Access Conditions

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Further Information

Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 37512-783.

Access Points

Allen | Helen Mary | 1872-1952

Allen | Percy Stafford | 1869-1933 | President of Corpus Christi College Oxford

Erasmus | Desiderius | 1466-1536 | Humanist and Theologian

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