Catalogue of papers of Sir Ronald Syme, c. 1939-1968

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Table of Contents

Introduction
A   Various papers 1939
B   Papers relating to the International Balzan Foundation [a prize-giving body similar to the Nobel Foundation], of whose Prize Committee Syme was a Vice-President, chiefly concerning a controversy over the awarding of its 1963 peace prize 1961-8


Papers of Sir Ronald Syme

1939-1968

Abstract:
Papers of Sir Ronald Syme (1903-1989), classical historian.

Extent: 0.9 Linear metres, 6 physical shelfmarks
Language(s) of Material: English

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. c. 2279-83, d. 2099

Biographical History

Sir Ronald Syme (1903-1989) was a classical historian.

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.

Acquisition

Given by Sir Ronald Syme, 1970.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. c. 2279, fols. 1-2].

Personal name(s) (NCA Rules)

Syme | Sir | Ronald | 1903-89 | Knight| Classical Historian

Subject(s)

Great Britain and Northern Ireland -- Ministry of Information
International Balzan Foundation

A   Various papers 1939

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. c. 2279-83, d. 2099


Holograph draft, with incomplete introduction, of The Roman Revolution
Date: 1939
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2099
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 884 leaves

Scope and Content

Differing substantially from the final published work, 1930s.

Papers relating to a Ministry of Information International Propaganda and Broadcasting Enquiry, of which Syme was a member
Date: 1939
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 2279
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 166 leaves

B   Papers relating to the International Balzan Foundation [a prize-giving body similar to the Nobel Foundation], of whose Prize Committee Syme was a Vice-President, chiefly concerning a controversy over the awarding of its 1963 peace prize 1961-8

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. c. 2280-3


Correspondence
Date: 1961-1964
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 2280
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 162 leaves

Correspondence
Date: 1964
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 2281
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 187 leaves

Correspondence
Date: 1964-1968
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 2282
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 193 leaves

Printed statutes, papers and press cuttings
Date: 1961-1968
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 2283
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 189 leaves


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