Cyril Wright: Correspondence and lecture notes

Scope and Content

MS.Add.8281: Correspondence

An alphabetical series of correspondence, 2 box-files; and correspondence with H.M. Chadwick, Nora Chadwick, Bertram Colgrave, Florence Harmer, A.N.L. Munby and Dorothy Whitelock, 1 box-file.

MS.Add.8282: Lecture notes

Notes of lectures given by H.M. Chadwick, Baldwin Brown, E.H. Minns, J.M. de Navarro, Dame Bertha Phillpotts and others, 1929-1933, 1 folder.

Administrative / Biographical History

Cyril Ernest Wright (1907-1980) was educated at George Watson's College, Edinburgh, before attending Edinburgh University (M.A., 1929) and Clare College, Cambridge (B.A., 1931; Ph.D., 1936). He joined the Department of Manuscripts at the British Museum in 1933, where he became Deputy Keeper in 1955, and Senior Deputy Keeper in 1961, retiring in 1972. Wright published writings on bibliography, palaeography, heraldry, and Scandinavian and Anglo-Saxon literature. He became a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1941.

Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

Presented by Mrs R.C. Wright, 1981.


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

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