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Guide to the Papyrus Collection, 251 B.C.E. - 3rd century C.E.

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Collection Summary

Repository: Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries
Title: Papyrus Collection
Dates: 251 B.C.E. - 3rd century C.E.
Quantity: 12 items
Abstract: 12 examples of papyri dating from 251 B.C.E. to the 3rd century C.E. The items came from sites in Oxyrhynchus, Fayum, and Hibeh.
Forms of Materials: Papyri

Scope and Content Note

12 examples of papyri dating from 251 B.C.E. to the 3rd century C.E. The items came from sites in Oxyrhynchus, Fayum, and Hibeh. More information on the objects can be found in the following works:

Fayûm towns and their papyri, by Bernard P. Grenfell, Arthur S. Hunt, and David G. Hogarth, with a chapter by Grafton Milne

The Hibeh papyri. Edited with translations and notes by Bernard P. Grenfell and Arthur S. Hunt

The Oxyrhynchus Papyri, edited with translations and notes by Bernard P. Grenfell and Arthur S. Hunt

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Access and Use

Access

This collection is open for research according to the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library without any additional restrictions.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to quote (publish) from unpublished or previously published material must be obtained as described in the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library.

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Related Material

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Subject Headings

Subjects:

  • Manuscripts, Greek (Papyri)

Document Types:

  • Papyri

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Encoding Information

Encoded by Laura Streett, December 2013.

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Extremely delicate. Requires the assistance of one of the professional staff.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Papyrus Collection, Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries.

Processing Information

Processing date unknown.

List verified by Professor Philip Davis in 1931.

Acquisition Information

Unknown.

Custodial History

Unknown.

Other Formats

Print photographs available.

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Item List

Fayum 28. Notice of birth - from Harit, 150-151 C.E.
Fayum 176. Receipt for tax of the "Harbor of Memphis" - from Um el 'Atl, 2nd-3rd century C.E.
Hibeh 154. Notice rgarding exported wine, 251-250 B.C.E.
Oxyrhynchus 70. Petition regarding a settling of accounts, 3rd century C.E.
Oxyrhynchus 169. Order for arrest, 3rd century C.E.
Oxyrhynchus 514. Receipt for salary, 190-191 C.E.
Oxyrhynchus 524. Invitation to a wedding feast, 2nd century C.E.
Oxyrhynchus 525. Letter of complaint, early 2nd century C.E.
Oxyrhynchus 811. Fragment of a letter from Pellis, circa 1 C.E.
Oxyrhynchus 812. Fragment of a letter, 5 B.C.E.
Oxyrhynchus 819. Fragment of a letter regarding sale of wine or oil, circa 1 C.E.
Oxyrhynchus 821. Fragment of a letter to a daughter, circa 1 C.E.

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