5 notebooks mainly on Greek history and literature; small box file of notes, set of lecture notes; 2 notebooks of personal reflections & quotations. 2 bundles of envelopes addressed to Abbott, dated 1894-1895. These probably contained reminiscences of Jowett sent to Abbott for use in Abbott & Campbell's biography of Jowett. Several letters addressed to Abbott, newspaper cuttings of his obituaries and a Latin-English dictionary formerly belonging to him.
Papers of Evelyn Abbott
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- ReferenceGB 3107 Abbott Papers
- Dates of Creation1860s-1901
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish Ancient Greek German
- Physical Description2 archive boxes
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Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Abbott, Evelyn, Fellow of Balliol. Born 10 March 1843; 3rd son of Evelyn Abbott, of Epperstone, Notts. Education: Somerset College, Bath; Balliol College, Oxford, 1862-1870 (Exhibitioner); Gaisford verse Prize 1864; 1st Classics Mods; 1st Litterae Humaniores 1866; BA and MA 1873. In Easter Vacation 1866 fell in a hurdle race and injured his spine; paralysed from autumn 1866. Assistant Master, Clifton College, 1870-1873; Fellow of Balliol 1874-1901; Tutor, Corpus Christi College, Oxford, 1873-5; Lecturer and Classical Tutor, Balliol from 1875, Junior Bursar 1882, Jowett Lecturer 1895, Librarian 1881-1897; Classical Moderator 1883, 1893, 1894. LLD St Andrews 1879. Died 3 September 1901.
Conditions Governing Access
Most, if not all, of the material at Balliol by 2000 was given to Balliol College by Prof Arnold J Toynbee in 1955, 1956 and 1974. Additional items were given by Penelope Schenk in 2011.
Other Finding Aids
The archival catalogue of these papers is online at http://archives.balliol.ox.ac.uk/Modern%20Papers/abbott.asp
Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements
bound volumes and loose papers
Description by Anna Sander, September 2015.
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