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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
SCULLARD, Professor Howard Hayes (1903-1983)
Created [1890-1900], 1907-1977
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
14 boxes or 0.14m3, 3 photograph albums


Name of creator(s)

Scullard, Howard Hayes, 1903-1983, Professor of Ancient History

Administrative / Biographical history

Born 1903; educated at Highgate School and St John's College, Cambridge; Classical Tutor, Hackney and New College, London, 1926-1935; Reader in Ancient History, New College, London, 1935-1959; part-time teaching at University College London, 1941-1942; Professor of Ancient History, King's College London, 1959-1970; Governor of New College, London, 1930-1980; Vice President of the Society for Promotion of Roman Studies; Acting Director of the Institute of Classical Studies, London, 1964; Fellow of King's College London, 1970; [retired, 1970]; Emeritus Professor of Ancient History, 1970-1983; died 1983.

Publications: editor, with N G L Hammond, of the The Oxford classical dictionary (Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1970); editor of Atlas of the Classical World (Nelson, London and Edinburgh, 1959); editor, with H E Butler, of Livy, Book XXX (Methuen, London, 1939); A history of the Roman world from 753 to 146 BC (Methuen, London, 1935); From the Gracchi to Nero: a history of Rome from 133 B.C. to A.D. 68 (Methuen, London, 1959); Roman politics (Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1951); Scipio Africanus: soldier and politician (Thames and Hudson, London, 1970); Scipio Africanus in the Second Punic War...Thirlwall Prize Essay (University Press, Cambridge, 1930); The elephant in the Greek and Roman world (Thames and Hudson, London, 1974); The Etruscan cities and Rome (Thames and Hudson, London, 1967); Shorter atlas of the classical world (Thomas Nelson and Sons, Edinburgh, 1962); editor of The grandeur that was Rome (Sidgwick and Jackson, London, 1961); Roman Britain: outpost of the Empire (Thames and Hudson, London, 1979); Festivals and ceremonies of the Roman Republic (Thames and Hudson, London, c1981); A history of Rome down to the reign of Constantine (Macmillan, London, 1975).

Archival history

Scullard bequeathed his library and papers to the Joint Library of the Hellenic and Roman Societies, London, in 1983.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Transferred to the King's College Archives in 1990 via the Department of Classics, King's College London, 1989, 1990 and 1992.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers, [1909] and 1930-[1975], relating to Scullard's published work, notably lists of contributors and articles for the first edition, [1938], and correspondence with contributors to the second edition, 1964-1965, of the Oxford classical dictionary (Clarendon, Oxford, 1949 and 1970); annotated photocopy of typescript of The elephant in the Greek and Roman world (Thames and Hudson, 1974), [1973-1974], with notes especially relating to illustrations, [1973-1974], and various offprints of articles on elephants in the ancient world, [1948-1950]; proof copies of Scipio Africanus in the Second Punic War (University Press, Cambridge, 1930), and Scipio Africanus: soldier and politician (Thames and Hudson, London, 1970), with a manuscript of the former, [1930], and notes, [1930-1970] on Scipio and Spain; incomplete typescript of a work entitled 'Scipio Africanus: politics and reform', [1970]; offprints of articles written by Scullard for the Encyclopedia Britannica (Encyclopedia Britannica Company, London and New York), 1967 and 1974; correspondence and notes relating to Roman history articles written by Scullard for Collier's Encyclopedia (P.F. Collier and Son, New York), 1960; school essay by Scullard on 'The comic element in the literature of Greece and Rome', [1909], and incomplete annotated typescript [on the same subject], [1930-1940], possibly part of Scullard's History of the Roman world from 753 to 146 BC (Methuen, London, 1935); papers, 1954 and [1973-1975], relating to Scullard's revision of A history of Rome down to the reign of Constantine (Macmillan, London, 1954) by Max Cary, including typescripts, annotated proofs, and a printed copy of the original work; a printed copy of the 3rd edition of A history of the Roman world from 753 to 146 BC (Methuen, London, 1963). Papers, [1925-1970], relating to Scullard's teaching career, including teaching and lecture notes on Greek and Roman history, [1926-1970]; typescript book lists and study schemes for courses on Ancient History and Ancient Political Ideas [at King's College London], [1958-1960]; notes taken by Scullard from lectures by Professor Frank Ezra Adcock, Professor of Ancient History at King's College, Cambridge, [1925-1951]; memorabilia, 1938 and 1976-1977, relating to New College, London, including programmes, menu, and reports relating to its closure in 1977. Publications by, or relating to, Scullard's father, the Reverend Herbert Hayes Scullard, Free Church Minister at Howard Congregational Church, Bedford, and Professor of Church History at New and Hackney College, London University, mainly comprising copies of Life of John Howard the philanthropist (1911), 1907-1911. Three photograph albums, containing photographs of a tour in Norway, British and French towns and cities, and views of the Lake District and Scottish Highlands, [1890-1900].

System of arrangement

The papers relating to Scullard's published writings have been grouped relating to individual works; these are separate from the documents relating to his teaching career which are mainly bound in spring-back binders and arranged by course title or period covered by the notes. Boxes 11-14, containing typescripts and annotated proofs of A history of Rome down to the reign of Constantine, are uncatalogued.

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be provided for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive Services, King's College London.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

Box list available online and in hard copy in the Archive reading room.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Description control

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

This catalogue is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License. This catalogue may be updated from time to time in order to reflect additional material and/or new understandings of the material.

Date(s) of descriptions

Feb 2000, updated 2016

Box List(s)

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  • Ancient history
  • Books
  • Communications media
  • Dictionaries
  • European history
  • Greek history
  • Historical periods
  • History
  • History education
  • Humanities education
  • Information sciences
  • National history
  • Photographs
  • Publications
  • Reference materials
  • Roman history
  • Social science education
  • Visual materials

Personal names

  • Adcock, Frank Ezra, 1886-1968, Professor of Ancient History
  • Cornelius Scipio, Publius, 236-183 BC, Roman general
  • Howard, John, 1726-1790, Philanthropist
  • Scullard, Herbert Hayes, 1862-1926, Clergyman
  • Scullard, Howard Hayes, 1903-1983, Professor of Ancient History
  • Scullard, Howard Hayes, 1903-1983, Professor of Ancient History

Corporate names

  • King's College London College Archives
  • New College, Hampstead


  • France
  • London, England
  • Norway, Northern Europe
  • Scotland

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