- Late 1950s-1980s (Creation)
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Extent and medium
1 box (3 folders)
Name of creator
British New Testament and Gnostics scholar. Born, Gourock 1916. Died, Dundee 2010. Educated, Greenock Academy and Royal High School, Edinburgh. Awarded MA in Classics at Edinburgh University, followed by a degree in divinity with distinction in New Testament. Specialized in the origins of Gnosticism at Cambridge, PhD, 1945. Appointed minister at Strathaven, Lanarkshire, 1946. Lecturer in New Testament Language and Literature, University of St Andrews, 1954. Awarded personal chair, and then the University Chair of Biblical Criticism, 1978. President then secretary of the Society for New Testament Studies. Edited New Testament Studies.
In the possession of Professor R. McL. Wilson.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Presented by Professor Wilson's son, Mr Andrew Wilson, in July 2010.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Copies, notes, transcripts, photographs, and correspondence relating to the surviving fragments of the New Testament in the Faiyumic dialect of Coptic. Continuing the work of P. E. Kahle, see Kahle MSS 2/13 New Testament Faiyumic Texts.
Includes correspondence from:
-Paul Eric Kahle, 1959
-Elinor Husselman (Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, University of Michigan), 1959-1961
-Walter Till (Department of Coptic Studies, University of Manchester), 1958-1959
-Theodore Petersen (St Paul’s College, Washington), 1965
-R. Kasser (Professor of Coptic language and literature, University of Geneva), 1987
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Kept as received.
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Conditions governing access
Property of the Griffith Institute. No restrictions.
Conditions governing reproduction
Copyright Griffith Institute, Oxford.
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Language and script notes
English and Coptic. Some correspondence in French.
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These are originals.
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