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Collection Level Description: Papers of Sir Mark Aurel Stein (1862-1943)

Reference: MSS. Stein 1-458
Title: Papers of Sir Mark Aurel Stein (1862-1943)
Dates of Creation: 1854-1953
Extent: 458 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English, Hungarian, German, Chinese, and Sanskrit

Administrative/Biographical History

Sir Mark Aurel Stein (1862-1943) was an archaelogist and explorer. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Stein's papers consist of:

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were bequeathed by Stein to the Indian Institute, Oxford, 1943

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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. 53042-520

A fuller description is available in the Library.

Related Units of Description

See also Additional Papers of Sir Mark Aurel Stein, 1894-1944.

Oriental manuscripts collected by Stein are in the Department of Oriental Collections, Bodleian Library.

Archaeological objects associated with Stein are Janitor's List nos. JL866a-d.

The Bodleian Library also holds the Papers of P.S. Allen.

Publication Note

The biography by Jeanette Mirsky, Sir Aurel Stein, archaeological explorer (Chicago & London, 1977) is based partly on these papers.

Access Points

Archaeologists | 19th century

Archaeologists | 20th century


Explorers | 19th century

Explorers | 20th century

Allen | Helen Mary | 1872-1952

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

Stein | Mark Aurel | 1862-1943 | Sir | Knight Scholar Explorer Archaeologist

Asia, Central


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