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Archive of Wallace Martin Lindsay


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Lindsay's notes on and photographs of early Latin manuscripts. This material forms the mass of 'necessary statistics' on which were based Lindsay's Notae Latinae; an account of abbreviations in Latin MSS. of the early minuscule period (c. 700-850) (Cambridge 1915), and his contribution towards D. Bain, A supplement to Notae Latinae (Abbreviations in Latin MSS. of 850 to 1050 AD) (Cambridge 1936). The collection is particularly valuable since it presents the abbreviations manuscript by manuscript, rather than abbreviation by abbreviation as in the published works.


  • Creation: 20th century


1.98 Linear metres (18 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • Latin

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Lat. misc. c. 77, fols. 1-2].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Lat. misc. c. 77-90; Facs. a. 11-14

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13782


Archive of Wallace Martin Lindsay (1858-1937).

Biographical / Historical

Wallace Martin Lindsay (1858-1937) was professor of humanity at St. Andrews University. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Other Finding Aids

A full description and index are available in the Library.

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, no. 47916-47929.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The notes were transferred between 1945 and 1954 from Balliol College Library, where they had been deposited. The photographs may have arrived in the Bodleian somewhat earlier.


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Catalogue of the archive of Wallace Martin Lindsay
Collection Level Description by Emily Tarrant; EAD version 2019 by Pauline Soum-Paris
EAD version 2019
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Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom