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Papers of Neil R. Ker relating to his lectures and talks, 1944-[1981] and n.d. [c.1940-1950]

MS. 21050/69
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Folder 1: papers relating to scripts, including
  1. typescript and images relating to Ker's verbal contribution to a discussion on nomenclature of scripts at a session of the Comité international de paléographie, n.d., [probably Munich, 1981]. In French.
  2. notes for a lecture on 11th century Exeter script
  3. correspondence with Bertram Schofield and related notes concerning nomenclature of scripts and Ker's invention of the term 'anglicana', 1962-1963
  4. notes on the script of chancery warrants of the late 14th century, 1966
  5. notes and images concerning nomenclature of scripts
  6. notes on aspects of scripts
Folder 2: papers relating to libraries and collections, including
  1. notes for, and text of, a lecture on Windsor manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, 1940 and n.d. [c.1940]
  2. text of a lecture on describing manuscripts given by Ker at the request of the Standing Committee of National and University Libraries, [Southampton?], 1958
  3. typescript notes on 'The early-12th-century English manuscript. New methods come into use; Old methods fall out of use; Arrangement of hair and flesh sides and methods of ruling', 1944
  4. notes for, and text of, a lecture on Winchester manuscripts
  5. notes for, and text of, a paper on the ruling and pricking of early Würzburg manuscripts, read to the E.A. Lowe seminar, Oxford, Trinity Term, 1948
Folder 3: papers relating to the cataloguing of manuscripts, including a short presentation concerning the production of a catalogue of medical manuscripts in Oxford, Ker offering to undertake the work required in Oxford and other U.K. libraries, n.d. [c.1950]. The offer may have been made to the Manuscripts Subcommittee of the Standing Committee of National and University Libraries. The file also contains brief notes on the following manuscripts:
  1. Oxford, Bodleian Library, Auct. F. 6. 3; Bodl. 362; Digby 79; Laud. Misc. 607
  2. Oxford, Corpus Christi College, MS. 69; 189
  3. Oxford, Oriel College, MS. 4
  4. Oxford, New College, MS. 163; 164; 165; 166; 168; 170
Folder 4: list of slides for lectures at King's College London, 12 Mar 1959, and Oxford, 11 Feb 1972


  • 1944-[1981] and n.d. [c.1940-1950]


1 box (4 folders)

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. 21050/69

Former reference:

Ker Papers Box 7

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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