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Collection Level Description: Papers of Sir Ronald Syme

Reference: MSS. Eng. c. 2279-83, d. 2099
Title: Papers of Sir Ronald Syme
Dates of Creation: [193-]-1968
Extent: 6 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Sir Ronald Syme (1903-89) was a classical historian. Details are given in Who Was Who.

Scope and Content

Syme's papers consist of a holograph draft of The Roman Revolution; papers relating to the Ministry of Information International Propaganda and Broadcasting Enquiry, 1939; and papers relating to the International Balzan Foundation, 1961-8.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to the Library by Sir Ronald Syme in 1970.

Access Conditions

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Further Information

Finding Aids

A full description is available in the Library.

Access Points

Syme | Ronald | 1903-1989 | Sir | Knight and Classical Historian

International Balzan Foundation

Great Britain and Northern Ireland | Ministry of Information

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