Turner, Eric Gardner
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British papyrologist. Born Sheffield 26. 2. 1911, died Inverness 20. 4. 1983. 1930–1937 studied at Magdalen College, Oxford, teachers including Gilbert Murray, Henry Michael Denne Parker, Harold Idris Bell and Hugh Last, who in 1934 directed his attention towards papyri. From 1936, assistant in humanities, 1938 lecturer in classics at King’s College in Aberdeen.

January 1941–June 1945, employed by the British Foreign Office in the intelligence service (Bletchley Park). 1948 reader, then 1950…

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Palme, Bernhard, “Turner, Eric Gardner”, 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 23 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00712>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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