Additional papers of John Stanley Purvis, I

Scope and Content

Material mostly relates to the York Mystery Plays, the York Festival and local history

Administrative / Biographical History

John Stanley Purvis, 1890-1968, was born in Bridlington. He was educated at St Catherine's College, Cambridge (B.A. 1912, M.A. 1918, B.D. 1943, D.D. 1948), and was ordained in 1933. After serving in a number of Yorkshire parishes, he became canon and prebendary at York Minster in 1956,and from 1956 to 1963 was the first director of the Borthwick Institute of Historical Research in York. He wrote or edited a number of historical works, mainly with Yorkshire connections, including a modern English version of the York Cycle of mystery plays, first produced at York in 1951, and an edition of the complete text in 1957

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The gift of Miss H. M. Purvis


In English

Related Material

See also MSS 336, 349, 1553