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Richard Claverhouse Jebb Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MA.00198

Scope and Contents

Chiefly scholarly notebooks and manuscripts by Sir Richard Claverhouse Jebb on topics in ancient Greek poetry. The collection also includes one letter from W. G. Headlam and one published article concerning Jebb's personal library.

Dates

  • 1859-1917
  • Majority of material found within 1882-1905

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

There is no restriction on access to the collection for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Conditions Governing Use

Requests for permission to publish material from the collection should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Biographical / Historical

Sir Richard Claverhouse Jebb (1841-1905), English classical scholar, was born at Dundee, England. He was educated at Charterhouse and at Trinity College, Cambridge. At Trinity College he was a Fellow, 1863-1905; Assistant Tutor, 1865-1875; and Tutor, 1872-1874. He was Professor of Greek at Glasgow University, 1875-1889; Regius Professor of Greek at Cambridge University, 1889-1905; MP for Cambridge University 1891-1905. He was knighted in 1900.

Extent

2 Linear feet (4 archives boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Chiefly scholarly notebooks and manuscripts by Sir Richard Claverhouse Jebb on topics in ancient Greek poetry. The collection also includes one letter from W. G. Headlam and one published article concerning Jebb's personal library.

Arrangement

This collection is organized into two series:

  1. Series 1: Notes, 1859-1898, undated
  2. Series 2: Miscellaneous, 1899-1917

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection is the gift of George A. Plimpton (Amherst College Class of 1876). Correspondence that apparently originally formed part of the collection was removed to the Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection at an unknown date. (See "Related Materials")

Processing Information

The collection was processed in 2004 by Peter A. Nelson.

Status
Completed
Author
Peter A. Nelson
Date
2010
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Amherst College Archives and Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Amherst College Archives & Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
61 Quadrangle Drive
Amherst MA 01002-5000
(413) 542-2299