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Finnur Magnússon Notebook

An inventory of his item at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: LDC
Date: 09 Dec 2008

Biographical History

Finnur Magnússon (1781–1847) was an Icelandic archaeologist and scholar. In 1819, he was appointed professor at the University of Copenhagen and in 1842 made the "Keeper of the Archives." An authority on Norse literature and mythology, he is best remembered for his translation of Elder Edda. Magnússon also claimed to have deciphered a Runamo inscription in Sweden, however, this claim was a subject of controversy and was later disproved.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Finnur Magnússon Notebook is a single bound volume containing extracts from Kaspar von Barth's Adversaria (1624). The notebook is dated 1823-1825 and is written in English.


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Subject Headings


Finnur Magnússon, 1781-1847.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Finnur Magnússon Notebook
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mr. Cramer, Feb 1874.

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