Manuscripts of James P.R. Lyell

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Manuscripts, mainly medieval, collected by Lyell, arranged in the following categories:

  • British Isles
  • France
  • Germany and Austria
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • Arabic
  • Lyell empt.

Administrative / Biographical History

James Patrick Ronaldson Lyell (1871-1948) was a collector of printed books and manuscripts.

Conditions Governing Access

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/specialcollections).

Acquisition Information

The manuscripts were bequeathed to the Library by Lyell in 1948.

Note

Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A.C. de la Mare, Catalogue ... of Medieval Manuscripts Bequeathed ... by James P.R. Lyell (Oxford, 1971)

Related Material

See also Papers of James Patrick Ronaldson Lyell (MSS. Eng. c. 3203-12, d. 2412-5, e. 2776-80).