Fragments of Greek papyri (Oxyrhynchus Papyri)

Scope and Content

Fragments of Greek papyri from the site of Oxyrhynchus undated

Administrative / Biographical History

The Egypt Exploration Society was founded in  1882  by Amelia Edwards, an English novelist, together with Reginald Stuart Poole of the Department of Coins and Medals at the British Museumin order to explore, survey, and excavate at ancient sites in Egypt, and to publish the results of this work. Today it is one of the leading archaeological organisations working in Egypt.


The arrangement of this material reflects the original order in which it was received.

Access Information


Acquisition Information

Donation : Egypt Exploration Fund : 1904-1924

Other Finding Aids

Item level descriptions are available via the department's online manuscripts catalogue available at the University of Glasgow Library, Department of Special Collections, searching by the call numbers MS Gen 1026/9-13 and MS Gen 1026/14-22.

Alternative Form Available

No known copies

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

14 fragments encapsulated in laminated glass incorporating a UV filtering film, window mounted and enclosed in buckram covered boards by Glasgow University Library Conservation Department, 1996/1997.

Archivist's Note

Fonds level description compiled by Andrew Thomson, Hub Project Archivist, 20 August 2004. Biographical history compiled by Danielle West, Archive volunteer, June 2004.

Conditions Governing Use

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Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents.

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 0247 procedures

Custodial History



None expected

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Location of Originals

This material is original


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