Recent Acquisitions: Virginia Brown Beneventan Collection

November 9, 2011

Through the generosity of the estate of the late Virginia Brown, the Center has recently received a gift of Beneventan materials which will add significantly to the Center’s already extensive holdings in this area.  Professor Brown’s bequest (consisting of some 15 boxes rich in Beneventana) including microfilms of manuscripts and photographs of manuscript fragments and leaves she had amassed in her research on the Beneventan script.  Wendy Watkins is currently cataloging this material, and we hope to make it accessible online in the near future.  Those interested in the material should send enquiries to The Center is very grateful to Professor James Hankins of Harvard University for facilitating the shipping and transfer of these very precious materials.