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Lowe, Elias Avery: letters (1959)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL517
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Lowe, Elias Avery: letters (1959)
Date(s): 1959
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 2 items
Name of creator(s): Lowe | Elias Avery | 1879-1969 | palaeographer x Loew | Elias Avery


Administrative/Biographical history:

Elias Avery Loew was born in Moscow, Russia, and emigrated to New York City as a child; he became an American citizen in 1900 and changed the spelling of his surname to Lowe in 1918. Lowe was educated at the College of the City of New York, Cornell University, the University of Halle and the University of Munich, earning his PhD in 1907. He lectured in palaeography at the University of Oxford from 1913 until 1936, when he was given a professorship at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. The author of the seminal Codices Latini antiquiores (11 vols, 1934-1971) Lowe was recognized as one of the world's leading researchers in palaeography. He received many academic honours, including the Bibliographical Society's gold medal (1959).


Scope and content/abstract:

Postcard and letter from Elias Avery Lowe of Casa Marina Hotel, Key West, Florida to [Thomas Julian] Brown, Department of Manuscripts, British Museum. (1) Postcard, 21 Feb 1959. (2) Letter, 13 Mar 1959. Congratulating Brown on his marriage. The address on item (1) has been struck through and replaced with that of Institute of Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey; the card is postmarked Key West, however.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

See hard copy catalogue

Conditions governing access:

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Access to individual items in Senate House Library archives collections may be restricted under the Data Protection Act or the Freedom of Information Act. Please contact the University Archivist for details. 24 hours notice is required for research visits.

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:

Typescript catalogue available in the Library's Palaeography Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

See archivist

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited via Miss Joan Gibbs: (1) in 1989; (2) in 1982.

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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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