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Guide to the S. Harrison Thomson. Collection of Photostats and Microfilms English Medieval Manuscripts ca. 13th century

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

Thomson, S. Harrison, Collection of Photostats and Microfilms English Medieval Manuscripts

Dates:

ca. 13th century

Size:

7 linear feet (14 boxes)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

The S. Harrison Thomson Collection comprises photostats and microfilms of medieval manuscripts gathered by Thomson. Thomson (1895-1975) was professor of medieval history at the University of Colorado and founding editor of Medievalia et Humanistica and the Journal of Central European Affairs. The collection contains complete or partial facsimiles of 383 manuscripts from nearly 80 libraries throughout Europe and the United States. The focal point of the collection is the writings of Robert Grosseteste, 13th century Bishop of Lincoln, but the works of Walter Burley, John Wyclyf, and other medieval thinkers are also included.

Information on Use

Access

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Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Thomson, S. Harrison, Collection of Photostats and Microfilms English Medieval Manuscripts, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Scope Note

The S. Harrison Thomson Collection comprises photostats and microfilms of medieval manuscripts gathered by the scholar whose name it bears. Thomson (1895-1975) was professor of medieval history at the University of Colorado and was founding editor of Medievalia et Humanistica and the Journal of Central European Affairs. The collection contains complete or partial facsimiles of 383 manuscripts from nearly 80 libraries throughout Europe and America. The focal point of the collection is the writings of Robert Grosseteste, 13th century Bishop of Lincoln, but the works of Walter Burley, John Wyclyf, and other medieval thinkers are also included. In addition to the facsimiles, the collection includes a small amount of transcriptions and notes complied by Thomson while preparing some of the texts for publication.

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Subject Headings

INVENTORY

An inventory of the manuscript facsimiles by city and library and an author index are available from the Special Collections Research Center.