Papers of Walter Scott

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Papers of Walter Scott, consisting of:  

  • Notes on and transcripts of magical papyri, with draft of a paper read to the Oxford Philological Society, 1920
  • Studies in the composition of the Iliad, comprising sections of a printed text cut up and re-arranged, with comments
  • Drafts of a monograph, and notes, on the Sibylline Oracles, ca. 1904-9
  • Drafts of papers on ancient cults: Maenads, the Samothracian cult, and Titans
  • Draft of paper on the cult of the Anatolian Mother-Goddess
  • Miscellaneous notes, including readings from a manuscript of Galen, notes on Epictetus, and notes on the Chaldaean Oracles

Administrative / Biographical History

Walter Scott (1855-1925), classical scholar, was the editor of Hermetica (4 vols., Oxford, 1924-36).

Conditions Governing Access

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

Acquisition Information

The papers were given to the Library by the Delegates of the Clarendon Press in 1925.


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. 47271-82.