Minns, Ellis H.

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Birth 1874-07-16
Death 1953-06-13
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English

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Ellis Hovell Minns (1874-1953), Litt. D., Fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge, and University Lecturer in Palaeography.

From the guide to the Ellis Hovell Minns: Influence of Materials upon Writing, 1925, (Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives)

Sir Ellis Hovell Minns (1874-1953), educated at Charterhouse and Pembroke College, Cambridge; in Russia, 1898-1899; Craven Student in Russia, 1900-1901; Fellow of Pembroke College from 1899; President of Pembroke, 1928-1949; Librarian and Lecturer in Russian, Pembroke, 1901-1927; University Lecturer in Palaeography, 1906-1927; Disney Professor of Archaeology, Cambridge, 1927-1939; Professor Emeritus from 1939. Minns's publications include Scythians and Greeks, 1913, and The Art of the Northern Nomads, 1944. He was also the translator and editor of N.P. Kondakov, The Russian Icon, 1927.

From the guide to the Sir Ellis Hovell Minns: Correspondence, 20th century, (Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives)

Sir Ellis Hovell Minns (1874-1953), archaeologist and palaeographer, was a Fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge, 1899-1953, and Disney Professor of Archaeology from 1927. He learnt Russian at the cole des Languages Orientales Vivantes, Paris, in 1898, and worked in Russia, 1898-1901.

From the guide to the Sir Ellis Minns: Notebook of Russian Grammar, 1898, (Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives)

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