Collection Gurney MSS - Oliver Robert Gurney Collection

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Gurney MSS

Title

Oliver Robert Gurney Collection

Date(s)

  • 1940s-1990s (Creation)

Level of description

Collection

Extent and medium

42 folders and some loose papers

Context area

Name of creator

(1911-2001)

Biographical history

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.

Archival history

Not known.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented by Dr J. A. Black, Oriental Institute, Oxford in October 2002.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Correspondence and notes relating to the geography of the Hittite Empire, Babylonian music, decipherment, and various other topics.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Accruals

System of arrangement

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.

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Language and script notes

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

No problems.

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None.

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Existence and location of originals

These are originals.

Existence and location of copies

None.

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Notes area

Note


  • The collection is currently being sorted, rehoused, and catalogued by Christie Carr and Coco Tian.

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