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Tilly, Bertha (d 1980)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1500 Tilly
Held at: Institute of Classical Studies
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Full title: Tilly, Bertha (d 1980)
Date(s): 1922-1978
Level of description: Collection (Fonds)
Extent: c15 boxes
Name of creator(s): Tilly | Bertha | d 1980 | classicist


Administrative/Biographical history:

Bertha Tilly: Educated at Bedford College London, (BA 1924, MA 1932, PhD 1940); later Headmistress Ely High School for Girls; died 1980.
Publications: (ed)Virgil's Aeneid Book IX,London, G Bell (Alpha Classics), 1938; Vergil's Latium, Oxford, Blackwell, 1947 [represents in a revised form together with some additions, a thesis approved for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the University of London in 1940]; The Story of Camilla from Aeneid Books VII and XI, Cambridge, 1956; Virgil's Aeneid Book V, London, University Tutorial Press, (Palatine Classics) 1966; Virgil's Aeneid Book IV, London, University Tutorial Press, (Palatine Classics) 1968; Varro the Farmer, A Selection fron the Res Rusticae, London, 1973.


Scope and content/abstract:

Personal and research papers of Dr Bertha Tilly, 1922-1978, comprising:
Research notes on the countryside and towns of Italy, particularly Latium, Campania, Terracina, Atina, Privernum, The Sabines, The Marsi, Tivoli, Praeneste, Anagni, Nersae, Gabii, Lucus Feroniae, Capena, Via Flaminia, Falerii, Ager Faliscus, Nemi and vicinity, Cerveteri and Pratica di Mare.
Virgil Society lecture summaries, 1946-c1955.
Literary papers including notebook containing poems by BT, 1945; typescript of Persephone, a play for children by BT, with incidental music by Jean Hunt, undated; typescript of playThe Mystery at the Seminary or Agorita's Elephant, undated; page proofs, notes and photographs for Vergil's Latium, 1940-1947; roughs and galley proofs of Varro the Farmer, 1973; English translation of Bernhard Rehm: Das geographische Bild des alten Italien in Vergils Aeneis; unpublished typescript and notes Vergilian Excursions: Topographical Studies in the Seventh Aeneid, with Reference to the so called 'gathering of the clans', 1978.
Personal papers including Latin translations and prose compositions done at Bedford College London, 1922-1923; sketch book, mainly of architectural details, for work on MA in Classical Archaeology, 1931-1932; photographs and postcards of Italy, including those sent to the Admiralty during World War Two; presscuttings; reviews of The Story of Camilla, 1956; Offprints of articles on Roman history, 1898-1980.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
Mainly English, some Latin.

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access:

By appointment only. Researchers wishing to consult the collection or seeking further information should first contact the Librarian.

Conditions governing reproduction:

A copying service is available, at the discretion of the Librarian, and subject to the condition of the originals.

Finding aids:

List (1980)

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The papers were bequeathed to the ICS by Dr Tilly.

Allied Materials

Related material:

The Tilly bequest also includes pottery fragments.

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Alan Kucia as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

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 2002

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