Papers of Percy Stafford Allen

Scope and Content

Working papers on Erasmus and his time, including collations and notes on the letters of Erasmus and reproductions of manuscripts of Erasmus and others; miscellaneous scholarly papers; family papers; general correspondence and papers; letters of condolence on Allen's death and other papers of Helen Allen.

Administrative / Biographical History

Percy Stafford Allen (1869-1933) was an Erasmian scholar and President of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, 1924-33. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography

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

Bequeathed by Mrs H. M. Allen, 1952, except for MS. Allen 154 and 229 given by Blackwell's, 1961


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

Other Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 37512-783.