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Archive of Walter Scott


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Papers of Walter Scott, consisting of:

  1. Notes on and transcripts of magical papyri, with draft of a paper read to the Oxford Philological Society, 1920
  2. Studies in the composition of the Iliad, comprising sections of a printed text cut up and re-arranged, with comments
  3. Drafts of a monograph, and notes, on the Sibylline Oracles, c. 1904-9
  4. Drafts of papers on ancient cults: Maenads, the Samothracian cult, and Titans
  5. Draft of paper on the cult of the Anatolian Mother-Goddess
  6. Miscellaneous notes, including readings from a manuscript of Galen, notes on Epictetus, and notes on the Chaldaean Oracles


  • Creation: 20th century


0.75 Linear metres (9 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Gr. class. c. 92, fols. 1-2].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Gr. class. c. 92, d. 134-7; Gr. misc. c. 3-5, e. 6-7; Eng. misc. c. 124, d. 136

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13848


Archive of Walter Scott (1855-1925), editor of Hermetica.

Biographical / Historical

Walter Scott (1855-1925), classical scholar, was the editor of Hermetica (4 vols., Oxford, 1924-36).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to the Library by the Delegates of the Clarendon Press in 1925.

Catalogue of the archive of Walter Scott
Collection Level Description by Emily Tarrant; EAD version 2019 by Pauline Soum-Paris
EAD version 2019
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom