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ENK, Professor Petrus Johannes (1885-1960)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KCLCA Enk
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: ENK, Professor Petrus Johannes (1885-1960)
Date(s): 15th century; 1894-1960
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 6 boxes
Name of creator(s): Enk | Petrus Johannes | 1885-1960 | Professor of Latin


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born 1885; Professor Ordinarius of Latin language and literature, University of Groningen, Netherlands; Vice President of the British Classical Association; died 1960.Publications: Ad propertii carmina commentarius criticus (Zutphen, 1911); Gratti Cynegeticon quae supersunt of Faliscus Gratius (Zutphen, 1918); Handboek der latijnsche letterkunde (Zutphen, 1928-37); Plauti Mercato (A W Sijthoff, 1932); Propertii Elegiarum of Sextus Propertius (1946); Plauti Truculentus of Titus Maccius Plautus (1953); Catalogus librorum quos M. Tullius Cicero : scripsit eorumque qui de ipso eisque agunt qui libri omnes veneunt in aedibus E. J. Brill bibliopolae leidensis (Brill, Leiden, 1958).


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Enk, mainly comprising notebooks, relating to his work in school and college on classical texts and Latin literature, (predominantly 1894-1907), including notes on and partial translations into Dutch of the Annals of Publius Cornelius Tacitus, the Metamorphoses of Publius Ovidius Naso, the works of Marcus Tullius Cicero, the Elegiae of Sextus Propertius, the Carmina of Giovanni Pascoli; working papers, 1876-1923, of Enk's former teacher, Professor Jacobus Johannes Hartman of Leiden (1851-1924), mainly comprising notebooks and partial translations into Dutch, of the Adelphoe, Andria, and Hecyra of Publius Terentius Afer, the Epistulae Ex Ponto of Publius Ovidius Naso, the Aeneid of Publius Vergilius Maro, the Seven against Thebes of Aeschylus; notebook by Hartman entitled 'Adversaria Lucianen', 1876; manuscript topographical notebook by Hartman entitled 'Romeinsche Antiquiteiten', 1905; press cuttings and obituaries of Hartman (predominantly 1924); correspondence of Enk and Hartman with Dutch, English and German scholars of Latin, [1920s and 1930s]; photographs and illustrations of classical sculpture and architectural sites; typescript inventories of Enk's library of classical texts and pamphlets as at 1 Jun 1960. With bound manuscript of the Thebais by Publius Papinius Statius, in an Italian humanistic script of the late 15th century.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
Mainly Dutch and Latin, with some English, German and Classical Greek.

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access:

Open, subject to signature of reader's undertaking form.

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 Director of Archive Services.

Finding aids:

Handlist available in hard copy in the College Archives reading room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

The 15th century manuscript of Statius' Thebais was, according to an inscription in the front cover, purchased by Enk on 31 January 1942 in an auction at `J F Boyers Antiquariaat, N. V.'. The manuscript contains the reference `Phillips ms 9088'.

Immediate source of acquisition:

The Enk papers were among the Professor Enk's library, comprising some 14,000 books and pamphlets, purchased by King's College London Library in 1961.

Allied Materials

Related material:

King's College Library Special Collections holds Enk's library of books and pamphlets.

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Sources: British Library OPAC; King's College Library OPAC; King's College Calendars, 1962-1964. Compiled by Robert Baxter.

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:
August 2000

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