Grenfell, Bernard Pyne
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British papyrologist. Born Birmingham 16. 12. 1869, died Perth 18. 5. 1926. Scholarship to Queen’s College, Oxford from 1888, where he studied with Thomas Hodge Grose, Edward Mewburn Walker and Albert Curtis Clark. 1892 degree in literae humaniores. After one year studying economics in 1893, awarded Craven travel scholarship to study the newly-discovered papyri. Many journeys to Egypt to participate in digs from 1893/94. From 1894, research fellowship at Queen’s College, 19…

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Palme, Bernhard, “Grenfell, Bernard Pyne”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2014). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der Altertumswissenschaften: Biographisches Lexikon. Herausgegeven von Peter Kuhlmann und Helmuth Schneider. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 6. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2012). Consulted online on 17 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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