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Borenius, Carl Tancred (1885-1948) 

Gender: Male

Functions, occupations and activities
Finnish art historian, dealer and archaeologist, active in England; born in Viipuri, Finland [now Vyborg, Russia]; after studying at Helsinki University, then in Berlin and Rome, he settled in London in 1906; appointed lecturer in 1914 at the University of London, he served as Durning-Lawrence Professor of the History of Art (1922-47); he was a member of the Burlington Fine Arts Club and wrote on awide range of subjects in the Burlington Magazine; a pioneer historian of early English art, he edited in the University College, London, monographs on English medieval art and started excavations at Clarendon Palace near Salisbury in 1932; he advised private collectors, and was appointed adviser on paintings, drawings and prints at Sotheby's in 1924; during World War II he was acting editor of the Burlington Magazine (1940-45); died in Coombe Bissett, Wilts (2 September 1948).


Archival Resources
Number noted: 2

Lecture notes (4 boxes),
Held at: London University: University College London (UCL) Manuscripts Room
Document reference: MS Add 173
Other information: Guide to archives and MSS in University of London vol 1 1984
Comments: Access by appointment only

Correspondence with Thomas Bodkin,
Held at: Trinity College Dublin
Document reference: MSS 6910-7079
Comments: Access by appointment only

Date of creation: 07 November 2002, 14:42:55