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Papers relating to Greek and Latin papyri, 1896-1904

MS. Eng. misc. c. 741
Held at the Weston Library

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  1. (fols. 1-79) letters from B.P. Grenfell, 1896-1903 and n.d., from Oxford and Egypt, concerning his acquisition of Greek papyri for Lord Amherst and their publication as The Amherst Papyri…Greek… (eds. B.P. Grenfell & A.S. Hunt), 2 parts, 1900 and 1901
  2. (fols. 80-86) a collotype made c.1898 of Lord Amherst’s 4th-century papyrus of Genesis, i, 1-5, with associated correspondence
  3. (fols. 87-147) Lord Amherst’s correspondence with the Oxford University Press concerning the publication by the London office of the two volumes edited by Grenfell and Hunt, mainly letters from Horace Hart and Henry Frowde, with a set of ‘1st revise’ proofs of part I, 1900-1903
  4. (fols. 148-234) letters of thanks for complimentary copies of parts I and/or II, and a few requests for them, addressed to Lord Amherst or B.P. Grenfell from various English and foreign scholars and institutions, 1900-1903
  5. (fols. 235-287) reviews of parts I and/or II, 1900-1902
  6. (fols. 288-323) correspondence, 1903-1904, concerning the publication of S.M.R.R. de Ricci’s A Latin deed of manumission of a slave (A.D. 221) belonging to…Lord Amherst… (reprinted from Proceedings of the Society of Biblical Archaeology, May & June 1904), mainly letters of thanks for complimentary copies.


  • Creation: 1896-1904


323 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Eng. misc. c. 741

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