Comprises material relating to the Borthwick Institute of Historical Research, church carvings and local history.
Additional papers of John Stanley Purvis, II
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 206 MS 1553
- Dates of Creationca.1925-ca.1968.
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description3 boxes, manuscript and typescript. Includes wooden printing blocks for illustrations and glass negatives.
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
John Stanley Purvis, 1890-1968, was born in Bridlington. He was educated at St Catherine's College, Cambridge (B.A. 1912, M.A. 1918, B.D. 1943, D.D. 1948), and was ordained in 1933. After serving in a number of Yorkshire parishes, he became canon and prebendary at York Minster in 1956,and from 1956 to 1963 was the first director of the Borthwick Institute of Historical Research in York. He wrote or edited a number of historical works, mainly with Yorkshire connections, including a modern English version of the York Cycle of mystery plays, first produced at York in 1951, and an edition of the complete text in 1957.
Access is unrestricted.
The gift of Miss H.M. Purvis.