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MACGREGOR, Professor John Marshall (1879-1936)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0505 PP9
Held at: Royal Holloway, University of London
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Full title: MACGREGOR, Professor John Marshall (1879-1936)
Date(s): [1903-1937]
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 box or 0.01m3
Name of creator(s): MacGregor | John Marshall | Professor of Classics
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Born 1879; educated Wallasey Grammar School, the Wirral, University College, Liverpool, Victoria University, Manchester, and Balliol College, Oxford University; Assistant Lecturer in Latin and Classics, Liverpool University, 1903-1908; Reader in Greek, 1908-1928, and Professor of Greek, 1928-1936, Bedford College, University of London; Head of Greek Department, Bedford College, 1908-1936; died 1936.

Publications: translation of The birds and the frogs by Aristophanes (E. Arnold and Co, London, 1927); editor of The olynthiac speeches of Demosthenes (University Press, Cambridge, 1915); Leaves of Hellas: essays on some aspects of Greek literature (E. Arnold and Co, London, 1926); Studies and diversions in Greek literature (E. Arnold and Co, London, 1937); introduction and notes for an edition of Ion by Plato (1912).


Scope and content/abstract:

Manuscripts and typescripts of MacGregor's work, notably translations into rhymed English verse of The clouds and The knights by Aristophanes; and three essays entitled 'The touch of nature' on the relationship between modern and ancient Greek culture, 'The adventurous Methodist' on warfare in ancient Greece, and 'Fish, flesh and fowl' on Aelian's Historical diversions and On the peculiarities of animals. Material relating to the binding and publication of MacGregor's manuscripts following his death, 1937.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The papers are arranged in files according to subject.

Conditions governing access:

Open to all registered users of the Royal Holloway, University of London Archives.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be supplied, subject to the condition of the original. Requests to publish original material should be directed to the College Archivist.

Finding aids:

Handlist available in the Royal Holloway, University of London Archives reading room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Presented to Bedford College by the family in 1936-1937. The papers were transferred from the Bedford College Archives when the College merged with Royal Holloway in 1985.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Allied Materials

Related material:

The Royal Holloway, University of London Archives hold details of the posthumous publication of Studies and diversions in Greek literature (E. Arnold and Co, London, 1937), with the help of funds raised by the staff and students of Bedford College in the Bedford College Students Association Report, Jan 1937 (BC AS903). Other information regarding MacGregor may be found in his personnel file (BC AR150/D296) and in the press cuttings relating to the College (BC RF129/1/14).

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the 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:
Feb 2000

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