Papers of Sir Ronald Syme

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      GB 161 MSS. Eng. c. 2279-83, d. 2099
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Scope and Content

Syme's papers consist of a holograph draft of The Roman Revolution; papers relating to the Ministry of Information International Propaganda and Broadcasting Enquiry, 1939; and papers relating to the International Balzan Foundation, 1961-8.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir Ronald Syme (1903-89) was a classical historian. Details are given in Who Was Who.

Conditions Governing Access

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Acquisition Information

The papers were given to the Library by Sir Ronald Syme in 1970.


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

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