Collection Clackson MSS - Sarah Joanne Clackson Collection

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Clackson MSS


Sarah Joanne Clackson Collection


  • late 1980s - 2003 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

31 boxes and 1 book

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Name of creator


Biographical history

British Coptologist. Born, Leicester 1965. Died, Cambridge 2003. Studied Classics, then Egyptology at St John's College Cambridge. Then University College London, D. Phil., 1996. Lady Wallis Budge Fellow, Christ's College, Cambridge, 1998-2003.

Archival history

Bequeathed to the Griffith Institute by Sarah J. Clackson.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The estate of Sarah J. Clackson.

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Scope and content

Notes, transcriptions, translations, article drafts, lecture drafts, card index, photographs, slides, overhead projector sheets, electronic data files, microfilm, correspondence, annotated photocopies and off-prints, relating to Coptic and Greek documents and Coptic archaeology.

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System of arrangement

The arrangement in which the material was received has been modified in the Griffith Institute.

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Conditions governing access

Property of the Griffith Institute. Some groups are joint projects with other scholars and are currently being prepared for publication. Also material which is the intellectual property of other scholars. Access conditions may apply in some instances.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copyright Griffith Institute, Oxford.

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  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
  • German

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There are no printouts of electronic data files. This material is stored on CD.

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These are originals.

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Not known.

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Publication note

  • Some of the material has been published or is planned for publication. See Clackson Catalogue for details.

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Some of the material mentioned in the preliminary catalogue prepared by S. Clackson and T. Wilfong is not among the MSS received by the Griffith Institute. See annotated copy of list for details.

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Courtesy of D.J. Thompson. See

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