Robert Lubbock Bensly: Notes on IV Esdras

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Notes and collations made by R.L. Bensly for his intended edition of IV Esdras.

MS.Add.5954: Notebook in Latin containing collations of manuscripts of IV Esdras, 44 folios.

MS.Add.5955: Notebook in Latin containing collations of manuscripts of IV Esdras, 44 folios. Fos 18-43 are blank.

MS.Add.5956: Notebook in Greek, English and Latin, containing textual notes on chapters III-XIV arranged in order of the text, 115 folios.

MS.Add.5957: Loose sheets in a binder, in French, Latin and English, 137 folios. There are miscellaneous transcripts, notes and drafts, including an annotated offprint of J.S. Wood, 'The Missing Fragments of IV Esdras', from the Journal of philology VII.

Administrative / Biographical History

Robert Lubbock Bensly (1831-1893), orientalist; fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Received from M.R. James, 1905.

Note

Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

Other Finding Aids

Additional Manuscripts Catalogue.

Bibliography

R.L. Bensly's edition of IV Esdras was published as 'The Fourth Book of Ezra', with an introduction by M.R. James, in J. Armitage Robinson, ed., Texts and studies, vol. III, no. 2 (Cambridge, 1895).