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Collection Level Description: Papers of Wallace Martin Lindsay

Reference: MSS. Lat. misc. c. 77-90; Facs. a. 11-14
Title: Papers of Wallace Martin Lindsay
Dates of Creation: 20th cent.
Extent: 18 shelfmarks

Language of Material: Latin

Administrative/Biographical History

Wallace Martin Lindsay (1858-1937) was professor of humanity at St. Andrews University. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Lindsay's notes on and photographs of early Latin manuscripts. This material forms the mass of 'necessary statistics' on which were based Lindsay's Notae Latinae; an account of abbreviations in Latin MSS. of the early minuscule period (c. 700-850) (Cambridge 1915), and his contribution towards D. Bain, A supplement to Notae Latinae (Abbreviations in Latin MSS. of 850 to 1050 AD) (Cambridge 1936). The collection is particularly valuable since it presents the abbreviations manuscript by manuscript, rather than abbreviation by abbreviation as in the published works.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The notes were transferred between 1945 and 1954 from Balliol College Library, where they had been deposited. The photographs may have arrived in the Bodleian somewhat earlier.

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See Scope and Content

Access Points

Manuscripts, Latin

Lindsay | Wallace Martin | 1858-1937 | Professor of Humanity St. Andrews University

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