University of Chicago Library

Guide to the Evan Taylor Sage. Manuscripts 1936

© 2006 University of Chicago Library

Descriptive Summary


Sage, Evan Taylor. Manuscripts




.5 linear feet (1 box)


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


Typescript of The Manuscripts of Petronius by Evan Taylor Sage. The work was not published.

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When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Sage, Evan Taylor. Manuscripts, [Box #, Folder #], Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Biographical Note

The work of Evan Taylor Sage in this collection was completed in 1936, shortly before he died. According to his widow, Miriam S. Foote, the manuscript was to have been published by the American Philological Society, but the publication was not carried out.

Sage received his PhD from the University of Chicago.

Scope Note

The manuscript consists of 633 typewritten pages in good condition. The inventory adheres to the order in which the manuscript was found and is divided into three series. Series I: Description of the Manuscripts, Series II: History of the Text and Series III: Collation.

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Subject Headings


Series I: Description of the Manuscripts

Box 1   Folder 1

Table of Contents

  • Preface (by Adalaide J. Wegner)
  • Introduction
Box 1   Folder 2

Description of the Mss

Series II: The History of the Text

Box 1   Folder 3

Chapters 1-3

  • Chapter 1 The History of the Text in General
  • Chapter 2 The Preliminary Classification of the Manuscript]
  • Chapter 3 The β Manuscripts
Box 1   Folder 4

Chapters 4-7

  • Chapter 4 The μ Manuscripts
  • Chapter 5 Family II and Related Manuscripts
  • Chapter 6 The Family III Manuscripts
  • Chapter7 The Family IV Manuscripts
Box 1   Folder 5

Chapter 8 The Family I Manuscripts

Box 1   Folder 6

Chapter 9 The Critical Value of the Manuscripts

Series III: Collation

Box 1   Folder 7

Pages 247-329

Box 1   Folder 8

Pages 330-430

Box 1   Folder 9

Pages 431-546

Box 1   Folder 10

Pages 547-633

Box 1   Folder 11