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The James Butrica Collection
Memorial University of Newfoundland, Queen Elizabeth II Library

Classics; Sextus Propertius.

Donated by the family of the late James Butrica, Classics Professor at Memorial University of Newfoundland.

The collection comprises 143 works published between the sixteenth and twentieth century and strongly reflects Professor Butrica's interest in the Roman elegiac poet Sextus Propertius. It offers numerous Latin editions and English translations of the poet's work as well as scholarly works about Propertius and his poetry. There are also Latin and English translations of works by Tibullus, Catullus, Ovid, Virgil and others. Among these is the oldest print item held by Memorial University Libraries, a collection of the works of Tibullus, Catullus and Propertius from 1500. The collection also holds two boxes of archival materials, containing photographs and microform reproductions of various Propertius manuscript as well as a number notebooks containing professor Butrica's notes on and transcriptions from various Latin texts. The boxes also contain other miscellaneous papers, including correspondence between Professor Butrica and various libraries. The archival material associated with this collection has not yet been described.

English and Latin.

143 monographs and two boxes of archival materials.

Bibliographic Access
The collection is not yet catalogued. A bibliography of the titles held in the collection may be viewed at,230

Physical Access
The collection is open to the public with identification. For further information visit

Interlibrary Loan: No

Reprography: Yes

Reference Assistance: Yes

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