Sir Ellis Hovell Minns: Correspondence

Scope and Content

Correspondence mainly with archaeologists, art historians, numismatists and historians of antiquity, with some photographs (box 3). The writers include Vasilii Mikhailovich Alekseev (1 letter); Aleksandr L'vovich Bert'e-Delagard (1); Petr Petrovich Efimenko (2); Boris Vladimirovich Farmakovsky (4); Vasilii Alekseevich Gorodtsov (2); Igor' Emmanuilovich Grabar' (2); Boris Nikolaevich Grakov (4); Nikodim Pavlovich Kondakov (2); Vasilii Vasil'evich Latyshev (1); Nikolai Petrovich Likhachev (5); Mikhail Evgen'evich Masson (1); Vladimir Fedorovich Minorskii (5); Aleksei Vasil'evich Oreshnikov (c.35); Ol'ga Antonovna Dobiash-Rozhdestvenskaya (1); Mikhail Ivanovich Rostovtsev (c.84); Sergei Pavlovich Tolstov (3); Oskar Ferdiandovich Val'dgauer (1); A.A. Zakharov (1 bundle); and Aleksandr Nikolaevich Zograf (6).

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir Ellis Hovell Minns (1874-1953), educated at Charterhouse and Pembroke College, Cambridge; in Russia, 1898-1899; Craven Student in Russia, 1900-1901; Fellow of Pembroke College from 1899; President of Pembroke, 1928-1949; Librarian and Lecturer in Russian, Pembroke, 1901-1927; University Lecturer in Palaeography, 1906-1927; Disney Professor of Archaeology, Cambridge, 1927-1939; Professor Emeritus from 1939. Minns's publications include Scythians and Greeks, 1913, and The Art of the Northern Nomads, 1944. He was also the translator and editor of N.P. Kondakov, The Russian Icon, 1927.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Presented by the executors of Sir Ellis Minns, 1953.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

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