Papers of Donald James Allan, Donald James (1907-1978: Fellow of Balliol 1931-1947).

Scope and Content

Not yet catalogued in detail. The archive includes:

  • MS and TS notes
  • unbound printed material
  • correspondence mainly on classical subjects, notably on a version of Jowett's Plato
  • offprints and other printed material

Administrative / Biographical History

Donald James Allan, son of JB Allan of Tunbridge Wells, was born 22 December 1907. He was educated at Christ's Hospital and Christ Church, Oxford (1926-1930), where he held a College scholarship, the Craven Scholarship in 1927, the Hertford Scholarship in 1928 and a Craven Fellowship in 1930. He attained a 1st in Classical Moderations in 1928 and a 1st in Litterae Humaniores (Greats, Classics) and BA in 1930, MA 1933. He was a Fellow and Tutor of Classics at Balliol College 1931-1947, serving in the Foreign Office 1940-1945. He became a Reader in Ancient Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh in 1948, was made a Fellow of the British Academy in 1955, and became Professor of Greek at Glasgow University in 1957. He died in 1978.

[Source: Balliol College Register, 4th & 5th eds. 1967 and 1983.]

A short biography from Glasgow University: http://www.universitystory.gla.ac.uk/biography/?id=WH2322&type=P

Conditions Governing Access

This material will be open to researchers when cataloguing is complete. Please contact the archivist for up to date information.

Other Finding Aids

Detailed catalogue will be made available via http://archives.balliol.ox.ac.uk/Modern%20Papers/modernmsssum.asp

Accruals

None expected.