Papers of Gdbrandr Vgfsson

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Icelandic c. 3-9, d. 1-2; Eng. misc. c. 112, d. 131; German d. 2; Scandinavian d. 1
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
      Icelandic, English, and German.
  • Physical Description
      13 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Papers of Gdbrandr Vgfsson, consisting of:  

  • Collections for an Icelandic-English dictionary, 1840-54
  • Transcripts of Icelandic manuscripts
  • Letters to Vgfsson, 1865-89
  • Letters to Vgfsson from German scholars, 1850-89
  • Letters to Vgfsson from Icelandic scholars, 1850-89
  • Letters to Vgfsson from Danish and Swedish scholars, 1854-89
  • Personal papers of Vgfsson, 1847-89

Administrative / Biographical History

Gdbrandr Vgfsson (1828-1889) was an Icelandic scholar and author. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The papers were given to the Library in 1924.


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. 47582-94.