John Howell Westcott Collection
Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.
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A graduate of Princeton (1877), J. H. Westcott later returned to teach classics at the institution, filling the chair of the Musgrave Professor of Latin.
The collection consists chiefly of Westcott's manuscript material for an edition of Einhard's Vita Caroli Imperatoris (or The Life of Charlemagne). Included is Westcott's transcription of the Einhard text taken from the "Cotton Manuscript" at the British Library, bound in a red, quarter morocco binding with marbled paper and marbleld edges. There are two small notebooks -- one labeled "Vita Kar. Magni" and the other "No. 3" -- both with holograph notes by Westcott, and a third, lined, notebook, with only a few used pages. Another manuscript bears the title "Mss. of Einhard's VITA KAROLI MAGNI as given by Pertz." Also included are some handwritten notecards and a small printed pamphlet by Alfred Holder published in Freiburg, Germany, about Einhard and the Vita Caroli .
The collection is arranged by form of material
Gift of Mrs. John Howell Westcott on October 2, 1950.
Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.
No appraisal information is available.
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- Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research use.
- Use Restrictions
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.