Manuscripts and Papers of Ingram Bywater

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Bywater 6-9, 11, 13-15, 17-34, 36, 39-64
  • Dates of Creation
      16th century-1914
  • Language of Material
      English, Latin, Italian, Ancient Greek (to 1453), German, and French.
  • Physical Description
      53 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

This collection consists of manuscripts collected by Bywater, working papers on classical subjects, and correspondence mainly with classical scholars.

Administrative / Biographical History

Ingram Bywater (1840-1914) was Regius Professor of Greek at Oxford, 1893-1908. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

Acquisition Information

Part bequeathed by Bywater, part given by Mrs. Charles Cornish in 1919 and 1921.


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. I, nos. 37949-38001.

Related Material

Descriptions of medieval manuscripts collected by Bywater are available in the Library.

Corporate Names