Oliver Robert Gurney Collection
- 1940s-1990s (Creation)
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Extent and medium
42 folders and some loose papers
Name of creator
British Assyriologist (28 January 1911 - 11 January 2001). Shillito Reader in Assyriology, Oxford University, 1945-78; made Professor in 1965. Scholar of both Akkadian and Hittite. In 1948, he joined the council of management of the British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara, and maintained his links with the Institute for the rest of his life, serving as President from 1982. From 1956 to 1996 he edited the Institute's journal, Anatolian Studies.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Presented by Dr J. A. Black, Oriental Institute, Oxford in October 2002.
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Scope and content
Correspondence and notes relating to the geography of the Hittite Empire, Babylonian music, decipherment, and various other topics.
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Kept as received.
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Conditions governing access
Property of the Griffith Institute. Access subject to prior approval by the Archivist.
Conditions governing reproduction
Copyright Griffith Institute, Oxford.
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These are originals.
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- The collection is currently being sorted, rehoused, and catalogued by Christie Carr and Coco Tian.
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