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Philip, Robert: manuscript of Heliand

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS1157
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Philip, Robert: manuscript of Heliand
Date(s): [1930-1950]
Level of description: Fonds
Extent: 3 files
Name of creator(s): Philip | Robert G | fl 1913 | religious minister and scholar


Administrative/Biographical history:

Robert G Philip spent many years as a religious minister in Glencairn, Dumfriesshire. During that time, he translated and studied the Heliand, an epic poem in Old Saxon, written about 825 AD. The title means 'Savior' in Old Saxon, and it recounts the life of Jesus in the alliterative verse style of a Germanic saga. Philip was the author of A Vision and a Voice: the awakening of today (1913).


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Robert G Philip, [c1930-1950], comprising an unpublished work titled A ninth century view of Christ, based on the Anglo-Saxon poem Heliand. The manuscript comprises analysis followed by a translation of the poem.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

1 item only

Conditions governing access:

Open for research though 24 hours advance notice is necessary.

Conditions governing reproduction:

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

Finding aids:

Collection level description is also available on the ULRLS archives website,

Archival Information

Archival history:

Transferred from Senate House Library.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Senate House Library

Allied Materials

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Anya Turner.

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:
July 2008

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