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Collection Level Description: Manuscripts of James P.R. Lyell

Reference: MSS. Ch. For. 112, 114-5; Lyell 1-100; Lyell empt. 1-65; Top. Oxon e. 772
Title: Manuscripts of James P.R. Lyell
Dates of Creation: 11th-20th cent.
Extent: 169 shelfmarks

Language of Material: Latin, French, English, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Ancient Greek, Hebrew, and Arabic

Administrative/Biographical History

James Patrick Ronaldson Lyell (1871-1948) was a collector of printed books and manuscripts.

Scope and Content

Manuscripts, mainly medieval, collected by Lyell, arranged in the following categories:

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The manuscripts were bequeathed to the Library by Lyell in 1948.

Access Conditions

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Further Information

Finding Aids

A.C. de la Mare, Catalogue ... of Medieval Manuscripts Bequeathed ... by James P.R. Lyell (Oxford, 1971)

Related Units of Description

See also Papers of James Patrick Ronaldson Lyell (MSS. Eng. c. 3203-12, d. 2412-5, e. 2776-80).

Access Points

Manuscripts, Medieval

Lyell | James Patrick Ronaldson | 1871-1948

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