Manuscript Collection MS COLL 00265 2B Annex - Gilbert Bagnani Papers

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CA OTUTF MS COLL 00265 2B Annex


Gilbert Bagnani Papers


  • [1835?]-1980 (Creation)

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Manuscript Collection

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17 cm

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Biographical history

Gilbert Bagnani was born in Rome in 1900, and educated in Italy and England. In 1929, after his marriage to Stewart Houston he joined the Italian School of Classical Studies in Athens, and served with the Royal Italiian Archaeological Mission in Egypt for seven years. They moved to a farm near Port Hope in 1937. In 1945 he was asked to fill temporarily a vacancy in the Department of Classics, University College where he taught for twenty years. He retired in 1965 from the University of Toronto, but he then taught at Trent University for another ten years, retiring in 1975. He died in 1985. In 1960 he gave his collection of Petronius to the newly established Department of Rare Books and Special Collections. After his death the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library received a bequest from his collection of books and manuscripts.

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The Bagnani Papers were presented to the University of Toronto in 1985 by Mrs. Stewart Bagnani.

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A collection of volumes and papers from the library of Professor Gilbert Bagnani and his wife, Stewart Bagnani. It includes manuscripts collected by them or relating to their library.

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Material may be requested in person at the Fisher Library Reference Desk, or in advance using our online stack retrieval request form:

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  • English

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Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, Univerisity of Toronto

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