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Lord Elgin and the Marbles$
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William St. Clair

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780192880536

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192880536.001.0001

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The Fate of the Manuscripts

The Fate of the Manuscripts

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(p.238) 21 The Fate of the Manuscripts
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Lord Elgin and the Marbles
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William St. Clair

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192880536.003.0021

Aside from the Tweddell issue, Lord Elgin's Embassy was subject to another criticism which involved the collection which was brought back from the East by Professor Carlyle in 1801. Eleusinian Clarke and Philip Hunt exchanged thoughts regarding the issue, and Clarke indeed made a valid point since it was difficult if not impossible to acquire legally such manuscripts from Greek monasteries. The alienation of Church property was not allowed unless such activities were authorized by the Patriarch and sometimes the local bishop, and Greek monks were tasked to preserve the properties. Carlyle, although he was not able to fulfill his role of looking for ancient manuscripts, was able to produce thirty-seven ancient manuscripts which he obtained through various measures. This chapter explores what happened to the rest of the manuscripts.

Keywords:   Embassy, Professor Carlyle, Philip Hunt, Eleusinian Clarke, Church property, Greek monasteries, manuscripts

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