Manuscript Collection MS COLL 00175 - Papyri Collection

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Reference code

CA OTUTF MS COLL 00175

Title

Papyri Collection

Date(s)

  • 3rd century B.C.-3rd century A.D. (Creation)

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Manuscript Collection

Extent and medium

36 pieces in 5 boxes (accession 1);
64 boxes (accession 2)

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The first accession (1901-1906) of this collection consists of papyri from the Fayûm, Hibeh, and Oxyrinchus, Egypt. It includes fragments from classical authors (some with textual interest); legal documents (including marriage contracts, land transfers, tax receipts, a will, various contracts); miscellaneous accounts and receipts; and personal letters. Many are very fragmentary and mutilated. The second accession of Graeco-Roman documents (2004) is largely undescribed. Those papyri housed in glass have been photographed and may be viewed at the 3rd link below.

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Conditions governing access

Material may be requested in person at the Fisher Library Reference Desk, or in advance using our online stack retrieval request form: https://fisher.library.utoronto.ca/stack-retrieval-request

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  • English

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