Leonard E. Boyle

The Leonard E. Boyle Chair in Manuscript Studies

Father Leonard E. Boyle, OP taught palaeography, codicology, history and diplomatics at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies from 1961 to 1984, with cross-appointment at the University of Toronto’s Centre for Medieval Studies. His renown as a teacher and scholar served as a magnet for medievalists throughout North America and abroad. At his death in October 1999 he was Prefect Emeritus of the Vatican Library, where from 1984 to 1997 as Prefect, he had welcomed researchers from all over the world.

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