Papers of Anne Pennington

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 F. Arch. Z. Penn. 1 (1-7), 2 (1-16), 3 (1-48), 4-6, 7 (1-20), 8 (1-2), 9, 10 (1-7), 11, 12 (1-8), 13 (1-7), 14 (1-11)
  • Dates of Creation
      20th century
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      English Croatian Macedonian Russian Church Slavic (or Old Slavonic or Church Slavonic or Old Bulgarian or Old Church Slavonic), Czech Bulgarian French German Modern Greek (1453-)
  • Physical Description
      14 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

The archive contains notes and manuscript copies of published works concerning Pennington's work on Serbian and Macedonian poetry, Slavonic music manuscripts, and the history of the Russian language. There is also a little correspondence.

Administrative / Biographical History

Anne Elizabeth Pennington (1934-81) was Professor of Comparative Slavonic Philology at Oxford. For further details see Who Was Who and the obituary in The Slavonic and East European Review.

Access Information

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see


Collection level description created by Susan Thomas, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

Descriptions of individual items may be found on SOLO (, and in a card catalogue, arranged by shelfmark, at the Taylor Institution Library, Slavonic and Modern Greek Library.

Custodial History

This collection was transferred from the Taylor Institution to the Bodleian Library in 2016.

Related Material

The Library also received Anne Pennington's library of c. 1000 volumes (general Slavonic material).