Papers of Andrew Robert Burn, 1902-1991, historian, senior lecturer in Ancient History, University of Glasgow, Scotland, 1946-1968

Scope and Content

7 boxes of uncatalogued material relating to the publishing career of Andrew Robert Brown including typescripts and publishers corresponding concerning the following books [year of book publication given in square brackets]: 

  • The History of Civilisation Vol II: Greece and Rome
  • The Pelican History of Greece [1966]
  • Agricola and Roman Britain [1953]
  • The Warring States of Greece [1968]
  • The Lyric Ages of Greece [1960]
  • Miscellaneous essays, articles and correspondence [undated]

Administrative / Biographical History

Andrew Robert Burn was born in 1902 . He was educated at Uppingham School and then Christchurch College, Oxford. He was the Senior Classical Master at Uppingham School from 1927 until 1940 when he became the British Council representative in Greece until 1941. During the 1939-1945 war he served with the Intelligence Corps in the Middle East from 1941 until 1944 before being appointed as the 2nd secretary in the British Embassy in Athens, Greece. In 1946 , he was appointed as the Senior Lecturer and sole member of the Department of Ancient History at the University of Glasgow, Scotland. In 1965, he was appointed as a Reader but resigned the post in 1969 , becoming the visiting professor at 'A College Year in Athens' at Athens. He published widely on Ancient Greece and Rome.

Source:Who's Who 1979 ( London, 1979 )


The arrangement of this material reflects the original order in which it was received

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Acquisition Information

Gift : Andrew R Burn : September 1969 : ACCN 4215

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Custodial History

Held by Andrew R Burn


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