Papers of John Stanley Purvis

Scope and Content

Letters, notes, transcripts, offprints, pamphlets and other papers on antiquarian subjects, mostly relating to Yorkshire

Administrative / Biographical History

John Stanley Purvis, 1890-1968, was born in Bridlington. He was educated at St Catherine's College, Cambridge (B.A. 1912, M.A. 1918, B.D. 1943, D.D. 1948),and was ordained in 1933. After serving in a number of Yorkshire parishes, he became canon and prebendary at York Minster in 1956,and from 1956 to 1963 was the first director of the Borthwick Institute of Historical Research in York. He wrote or edited a number of historical works, mainly with Yorkshire connections, including a modern English version of the York Cycle of mystery plays, first produced at York in 1951, and an edition of the complete text in 1957

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The gift of Miss H.M. Purvis, October 1974


In English

Other Finding Aids

Contents of MSS 336 and 349 are listed in a combined Handlist 100