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Mann Collection

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0369 MAN
Held at: School of Slavonic and East European Studies
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Full title: Mann Collection
Date(s): 1921-1985
Level of description: Collection (Fonds)
Extent: 20 boxes and 1 small card cabinet
Name of creator(s): Mann | Stuart Edward | 1905-1986 | slavonic scholar
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Stuart Edward Mann (1905-1986) undertook postgraduate study at Bristol University before going to Albania in 1929 where he taught English at a boys' high school in Tirana. He went on to become a lector at the Masaryk University of Brno, Czechoslovakia. Mann became reader in Czech and Albanian languages at SSEES and literature in 1947 and stayed there until 1972. He published a number of works mainly on Albanian, Czech and Indo-European linguistics.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Stuart Edward Mann, 1921-1985, comprising:
writings and notes on Albanian language and literature, 1930-1979; writings and notes on Czech and Slovak languages and literature, 1934-1979, including annotated proofs of his Czech Historical Grammar, and Essays on the history of Czech literature; writings and notes on Indo-European language and on language generally, c 1926-1984, including annotated typescript of An Indo-European Comparative Dictionary; writings and notes on other languages and literature, particularly Armenian and Cypro-MycenŠan, 1927-1980. including many examples of "minimum dictionaries", attempts by Mann to produce basic vocabularies for a wide range of languages; personal correspondence and papers, 1938-1985, including correspondence with publishers and papers on linguistics; reprints of articles by Mann and others, 1935-1984.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
Albanian, Armenian, Basque, Breton, Czech, Dutch, English, Etruscan, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Hittite, Italian, Kalmyk, Lettish, Lithuanian, Persian, Portuguese, Romanian, Romany, Russian, Serbo-Croat, Slovak, Umbrian, Welsh

System of arrangement:

Papers divided into six classes, as described in Scope and Content.

Conditions governing access:

Unrestricted access. Researchers wishing to consult the archives or seeking further information should contact UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) Library, 16 Taviton Street, London WC1H 0BW.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Librarian.

Finding aids:

Online catalogue available on the UCL Archives website.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Allied Materials

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National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

Publication note:

Description Notes

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

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description ISAD(G), 2nd edition 2000 and National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997

Date(s) of descriptions:
Revised Jan 2003

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