Manuscripts
Department of Special Collections
Washington University Libraries
Washington University in St. Louis

Finding-Aid for the Philip Mills Arnold Papers (WTU00133)

Finding aid prepared by:
Special Collections Staff

Summary Information
Title: Philip Mills Arnold Papers
Creator: Arnold, Philip Mills, American businessman and collector
Call number: WTU00133
Language: English

Access and Use:
Source:

Unknown.

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open to research.

Processing Information:

Processed by Washington University Department Special Collections Staff.


Biography

A Washington University alumnus of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, Philip Arnold was a veteran supporter of University Libraries for almost 40 years. A generous donor to Special Collections, Arnold began collecting rare books as an undergraduate at the University, and his interest -- and collection -- grew during his worldwide travels as vice president for research and development for Phillips Petroleum Co.

In 1966, the Philip Mills Arnold Semeiology Collection was established at the University. This body of material relating to the study of signs and symbols continued to be supplemented by Arnold's gifts. In addition, Arnold built other distinguished collections, including early books on comets and early editions of the medieval philosopher Boethius. Upon Arnold's death in 1995, the libraries received the bequest, as well as his entire estate.


Collection Scope and Content Note

Scope and Contents Note

This typed and signed letter is from Arthur James Beattie to J. Godfrey Nicholls and concerns the origins of the Linear B language. It also mentions the work of Michael Ventris, Florence Melian Stawell, and Alice Kober.

Contents List
      Title
box-folder   1/Arnold  
Papers 1957 (1 item)

This collection has been boxed with other collections in ten boxes stored at locations B-7-6 and B-7-7. Within the boxes, the collections are arranged sequentially by collection number, and then by folder.

  
Scope: This typed and signed letter is from Arthur James Beattie to J. Godfrey Nicholls and concerns the origins of the Linear B language. It also mentions the work of Michael Ventris, Florence Melian Stawell, and Alice Kober.