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Brown, Thomas Julian

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS 981
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Brown, Thomas Julian
Date(s): 1859-1986
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 5 boxes
Name of creator(s): Brown | Thomas Julian | 1923-1987 | medieval scholar
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Born in 1923, Brown was a scholar of medieval manuscripts and Palaeography. He wrote and edited several publications towards the end of his life. Some of his most significant papers were published posthumously under the title of A Palaeographer's view - the selected writings of Julian Brown, 1993. He died in 1987.


Scope and content/abstract:

Notes, papers, drawings and slides, mainly c1956-c1977, concerning medieval manuscripts with particular reference to the Lindisfarne Gospels.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English, German

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access:


Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

A box list is available from the Special Collections department, Senate House Library.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Gift of Michelle Brown, 1998.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Allied Materials

Related material:

King's College London holds correspondence and papers, 1950-1968; the British Library, London, holds poems and related material (Ref: Add MSS 68902-3).

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Date(s) of descriptions:
2000-04-20 Joseph Gelfer; 2000-05-24 Sarah Smith; 2007-05-01 Richard Temple

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