Papers of Robert George Philip (fl. 1900)

Scope and Content

The papers are composed of: notes and correspondence about translation of the Anglo-Saxon Heliand; manuscript of the introduction to the translation; sermons; diary; photos; and, diplomas, degrees etc.

Administrative / Biographical History

Robert George Philip was a graduate of Aberdeen University. He was awarded the degree of M.A. there in 1888, and a D.D. in 1895.

Access Information

Generally open for consultation to bona fide researchers, but please contact repository for details in advance.

Acquisition Information

Material acquired, February 1973, Accession no. E73.6.


The biographical/administrative history was compiled using material in the collection.

Compiled by Graeme D Eddie, Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections Division.

Other Finding Aids

Important finding aids generally are: the alphabetical Index to Manuscripts held at Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections and Archives, consisting of typed slips in sheaf binders and to which additions were made until 1987; and the Index to Accessions Since 1987.


Check the local Indexes for details of any additions.