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Collection Level Description: Letters to Alexander Souter

Reference: MSS. Eng. lett. c. 597-617
Title: Letters to Alexander Souter
Dates of Creation: 1892-1947
Extent: 21 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Alexander Souter (1873-1949) was Professor of New Testament Greek and Exegesis at Oxford, 1903-11, and Professor of Humanity at Aberdeen, 1911-37. Details are given in Who Was Who.

Scope and Content

Letters to Alexander Souter, mainly from scholars and churchmen, with similar letters to Cuthbert Hamilton Turner, successively Professor of Ecclesiastical History and of the Exegesis of Holy Scripture at Oxford.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The letters were bequeathed to the Library by Souter in 1949.

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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. I, nos. 41572-92.

Access Points


Souter | Alexander | 1873-1949 | Classical and Biblical Scholar and Palaeographer

Turner | Cuthbert Hamilton | 1860-1930 | Theologian and Historian

University of Oxford

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