Papers of Sir John Linton Myres (1860-1954)

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Myres 1-132
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
      English, and German.
  • Physical Description
      132 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

This collections consists of correspondence and papers relating to Myres's various activities.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir John Linton Myres (1869-1954) was an archaeologist and historian. He was Wykeham Professor of Ancient History at Oxford University, 1910-39. 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 J.N.L. Myres in 1960.


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

Other Finding Aids

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Related Material

A collections of similar papers of Myres is in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.