Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)DA21/1/2/1/21
TitleHenry Guppy
Extent27 items
DescriptionLetters to James Rendel Harris mostly from Henry Guppy, Librarian, John Rylands Library, Manchester, together with some copy letters from Rendel Harris to Guppy and a printed item. There is also one letter to Rendel Harris from A. S. Peake, a colleague of Moulton's and the first holder of the Ryland's Chair of Biblical Criticism and Exegesis at the University of Manchester.

Guppy's letters are mostly concerned with Rendel Harris's contract of employment to work in the Library. Harris's are about his plans to come and work in Manchester, and the sale of papyri which he has found in Egypt to the Library. The death of James Hope Moulton, (Tutor at Wesleyan College, Manchester 1863-1917) is referred to, together with subsequent tributes to him, and the endowment of a Chair of Hellenistic Greek in his honour at the University of Manchester.

/3 is a typescript memorandum of an interview between Guppy and Rendel Harris concerning terms and conditions of his employment at the John Rylands Library, 16 May 1917;
/6 lengthy copy letter to Guppy about his Egyptian travels, about collections of Papyri which he has seen including the Zenon papyri (the collection of records made by the Governor of Fayum in the third century B.C.) and a small collection made by an American doctor in the Fayum; about having lost some of his own transcriptions of manuscripts which belong to the Second book of Testimonies; and about talks for setting up a University Memorial for J. H. Moulton, 25 May 1917;
/8 tells Rendel Harris about the endowment of the "Chair of Hellenistic Greek" as a memorial to James Hope Moulton, 13 June 1917;
/10 concerns Rendel Harris's contract with the John Rylands Library which has still to be finalised, 27 June 1917;
/14 from A. S. Peake concerning the sale of Moulton's personal library, 24 July 1917;
/15 copy letter to Guppy which also refers to the sale of Moulton'slibrary making an amount of 78 pounds and 13 shillings, 13 August 1917;
/16 printed syllabus of evening lectures at the John Rylands Library from September 1917 to April, 1918 which includes details of a lecture by Rendel Harris entitled "The Origin and Meaning of Apple Cults";
/25 has had news from Mingana about Rendel Harris and gathers that the "Odes" are due to be published in 1918, 28 December 1917;
/26 writes concerning the presentation of the Greek ostraka to the John Rylands Library, 12 February 1918;
/27 is very pleased to accept Talmudic and other Jewish materials for the John Rylands Library, 19 February 1918
ArrangementOriginal order
Access StatusOpen
Physical DescriptionLot 22


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