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MYNORS, Sir Roger Aubrey Baskerville (1903-1989)


Reference code(s): GB 1370 WIA, R A B Mynors

Held at: Warburg Institute

Title: MYNORS, Sir Roger Aubrey Baskerville (1903-1989)

Date(s): c1958-1972

Level of description: collection

Extent: 4 boxes

Name of creator(s): Mynors | Sir | Roger Aubrey Baskerville | 1903-1989 | Knight | classical scholar


Administrative/Biographical history:

Roger Aubrey Baskerville Mynors was born, 1903; educated at Eton and at Balliol College, Oxford, of which he became a fellow in 1926; held chairs in Latin at Cambridge (1944-1953) and Oxford (1953-1970); research centred on Latin manuscripts, which he viewed in the context of European cultural history. He became a fellow of the British Academy in 1944 and was knighted in 1963.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Sir Roger Aubrey Baskerville Mynors, c 1958-1972, including working papers, commented typescripts of Latin translations of Aristotle, and correspondence. Topics covered include: Aristotle and Latin manuscripts.


Language/scripts of material: English and Latin

System of arrangement:

Original order

Conditions governing access:

Archive material is accessible for the purpose of private study and personal research and within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Archive reading room. Access is with permission from the Institute Director and by prior appointment only. Potential users are advised to browse the Institute website and contact the Archivist, Dr des Claudia Wedepohl, before planning a visit. Access to individual items in the Warburg Institute Archives may be restricted under the Data Protection Act or the Freedom of Information Act.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopies, at the discretion of the archivist, may be provided for research use only (working papers: up to 10% of any archive pressmark; correspondence by authors for whom the department doesn't hold copyright: up to 10% of the Institute's holdings). Traditional photography is allowed at the discretion of the Archivist; no digital cameras. Scans and digital photographs can be ordered at the discretion of the Archivist. Requests to publish original material have to be submitted to the Archivist.

Finding aids:

Collection level description available on-line at the University of London Research Services website



Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Received from the family.



Archivist's note: Entry compiled by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions: Apr 2008

Ancient civilizations | Ancient history | Historical periods
Antiquity | Ancient history | Historical periods
Latin | Indo-european languages

Personal names
Aristotle | 384-322 BC | ancient Greek philosopher and scientist
Mynors | Sir | Roger Aubrey Baskerville | 1903-1989 | Knight | classical scholar

Corporate names