Griffith Institute Archive
Description of material
This description is based on the General International Standard Archival
1. Identity statement
Reference code n/a
Title Barns MSS.
Dates of creation of the material c.1960 to 1974.
Extent 23 notebooks, 1box and 1 package.
Name of creator Barns, Revd. John Wintour Baldwin (1912-1974).
Administrative and biographical history
British Egyptologist and papyrologist. Born, Bristol 1912. Died, Oxford 1974. Studied at University of Bristol, BA 1932, then at Oxford, MA 1942, D. Phil. 1947. Lady Wallis Budge Fellow in Egyptology, University College, Oxford, 1945-53. Lecturer in Papyrology, Oxford, 1953-65. Professor of Egyptology, 1965-74. Ordained 1956. Published mainly on papyrology.
See Who Was Who in Egyptology (3rd ed. 1995), 31.
Custodial history Not known.
Immediate source of acquisition Presented by his widow Mrs Barns in 1974.
3. Content and structure
Scope and content Notebooks, notes, copies of texts, photographs, lecture notes, drafts of articles,
System of arrangement Kept as received.
4. Access and use
Legal status Property of the Griffith Institute.
Access conditions No restrictions.
Copyright conditions Copyright Griffith Institute, Oxford.
Language of material English.
Physical characteristics No problems.
Finding aids Catalogue.
5. Allied materials area
Location of originals These are originals.
Existence of copies None.
Related units of description Cerný MSS 20.22 (Late Egyptian Grammar, copy made by the Revd J.
W. B. Barns, together with associated material).
Associated material Not known.
Publications Publication details indicated in Barns catalogue.
Notes Three items uncatalogued, two notebooks and related typescript of unpublished article
(April 28, 2003)