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Fraser, John, and Quiggin, E. C., papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 FRAQUI

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: John Fraser and E.C. Quiggin Papers

Short Title: Fraser, John, and Quiggin, E. C., papers

Creation date(s): [1913]-1937

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.036 cubic metres (4 boxes)

Name of creator(s): John Fraser and E.C. Quiggin


Administrative/Biographical history: Prof. John Fraser (1882-1945) was born in Inverness, Scotland, and educated at the Universities of Aberdeen, Cambridge and Jena. He was Sir John Rhys's successor at Jesus College as Professor of Celtic at the University of Oxford from 1921 until 1945. Edmund Crosby Quiggin (1875-1920), was also a Celtic scholar, born in Cheadle and educated at Cambridge. Between 1898 and 1900, he did research at the Universities of Greifswald and Leipzig, Germany. In 1909, the College in Cambridge founded for him the Munro Lectureship in Celtic. He was in the army in World War I, and he died in 1920. In 1937, Quiggin's Poems from the Book of the Dean of Lismore with a Catalogue of the Book and Indexes edited by J. Fraser was published.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers of John Fraser and E. C. Quiggin, relating mainly to the publication of poems from the Book of the Dean of Lismore, [1913]-1937, and including scrapbooks bearing transcripts of poems from the Advocates Library Gaelic Manuscripts and from the Bodleian Library Rawlinson B 477; and six notebooks containing notes on Irish texts, Old Irish grammar, Welsh grammar, Gaelic personal and place names and Gaelic grammar.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: scrapbooks and files of transcripts and research papers; notebooks containing grammatical notes.

Conditions governing access: Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed online.

Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: Some of the papers of Professor John Fraser were acquired by Sir Idris Foster, his successor at Jesus College, Oxford.

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Sir Idris Foster in 1978 and converted into a donation by Gareth Foster and Siân Thomas, 1984.



Note: Title supplied from name of creators.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of John Fraser and E.C. Quiggin Papers.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of descriptions: February 2003

Celtic antiquities | Research
Fraser, John, | 1882-1945 | Archives
Quiggin, Edmund Crosby, | 1875-1920 | Archives

Personal names
Fraser , John , 1882-1945
Quiggin , Edmund Crosby , 1875-1920

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