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Collection Level Description: Papers of Sir John Linton Myres (1860-1954)

Reference: MSS. Myres 1-132
Title: Papers of Sir John Linton Myres (1860-1954)
Dates of Creation: 1890-1954
Extent: 132 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English and German

Administrative/Biographical History

Sir John Linton Myres (1869-1954) was an archaeologist and historian. He was Wykeham Professor of Ancient History at Oxford University, 1910-39. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

This collections consists of correspondence and papers relating to Myres's various activities.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to the Library by J.N.L. Myres in 1960.

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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. II, nos. 49230-361.

Related Units of Description

A collections of similar papers of Myres is in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.

Access Points


Historians | 20th century

Myres | John Linton | 1869-1954 | Sir | Knight Historian and Archaeologist

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