Lewis (Bunnell) Papers

Scope and Content

Most of the notes are not in Lewis's hand. They are draft footnotes and suggestions for a preface for an illustrated edition of Juvenal, apparently produced by Lewis's students, though not published. There are other notes on classical archaeology and philology, and also notes on the Turkish language.

Administrative / Biographical History

The classical archaeologist Bunnell Lewis was born and educated in London. He went to University College London, obtaining the university scholarship in classics: he graduated BA in 1843. He became a fellow of University College in 1847 and proceeded to take an MA in classics in 1849, taking the gold medal, then awarded for the first time. He was appointed, the same year, Professor of Latin at Queen's College Cork, an position he held until 1905. He held the office of examiner in Latin at Queen's University in Ireland, for 4 years. Lewis was elected a foreign corresponding associate of the National Society of Antiquaries of France in 1883. In 1873 to 1874 he delivered courses of lectures on classical archaeology at University College London, in connection with the Slade School of Art. He travelled in many countries for purposes of antiquarian research and worked to introduce studies of this kind as a part of university education. He published a series of papers in the 'Archaeological Journal' from 1875 to 1899. Lewis died and was buried in Cork in 1908.

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Acquisition Information

Found in University College London Library in 1982; probably part of the Bunnell Lewis library, bequeathed to the College in 1908.

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