R. McL. Wilson MSS.

Griffith Institute Archive

Description of material

This description is based on the General International Standard Archival Description ISAD(G)

1. Identity statement

Reference code n/a

Title Wilson MSS.

Dates of creation of the material late 1950s-1980s.

Extent 1 box.

2. Context

Name of creator Wilson, Robert (Robin) McLachlan (1916-2010).

Administrative and biographical history
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. Also the associate edtor then sole editor of New Testament Studies, 1967-83.
See scotsman.com (obituary, July 15, 2010), accessed July 2010.

Custodial history In the possession of Professor R. McL. Wilson.

Immediate source of acquisition Presented by Professor Wilson's son, Mr Andrew Wilson, in July 2010.

3. Content and structure

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. 20.

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 and Coptic. Some correspondence in French.

Physical characteristics No problems.

Finding aids None.

5. Allied materials area

Location of originals These are originals.

Existence of copies None.

Related units of description None.

Associated material Kahle MSS. 20 (transcripts and notes on New Testament Faiyûmic texts). Donated by Professor R. McL. Wilson in 2009.

Publications Not published.

(August 4, 2010)

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