Alexander Shewan, miscellaneous papers mostly on Homer, 1910-1930

Scope and Content

Alexander Shewan, miscellaneous papers.

Being newspaper cuttings, offprints of articles, mostly on Homer, and of reviews of works on classical subjects together with autograph notes related to the same.

Administrative / Biographical History

Alexander Shewan (1851-1941), late of the Indian Civil Service and independent Homeric scholar.

Access Information

By appointment with the Keeper of Manuscripts. Access to records containing confidential information may be restricted.

Acquisition Information

Alexander Shewan presented approximately 5,000 pamphlets relating to Homeric studies to the university library where they are housed as the Shewan collection.


Call number used to be ms825-ms830

Other Finding Aids

Individual Manuscripts and Small Collections database available as part of Manuscripts Database.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Contained in 6 Boxes.
Paper: various sizes and forms.

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Maia Sheridan, Archives Hub project archivist, based on material from the Manuscripts Database.

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Keeper of Manuscripts. Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents.