Papers of Robinson Ellis

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Lat. misc. d. 39-44, e. 54-73, f. 22-9; Gr. misc. d. 34
  • Dates of Creation
      19th-20th century
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      36 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Classical papers, with some correspondence, of Robinson Ellis, including papers relating to classical Latin authors and notes on Latin language and palaeography.

Administrative / Biographical History

Robinson Ellis (1834-1913) was Corpus Christi Professor of Latin at Oxford, 1893-1913. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The papers were given to the Library by the President of Trinity College, Oxford in 1915, except for MS. Lat. misc. d. 46, fols. 147-157, which were given to the Library in 1917.


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

Other Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. II, nos. 47930-65.