- Also known as
Henry Perigal Borrell
primary name: Borrell, Henry Perigal
other name: Borrell, H P
- individual; collector; British; Male
- Life dates
- Collector of coins, especially of Asia Minor, and classical inscriptions. Lived in the Levant for over 30 years. Formed his collection in Smyrna. Keeper of the Greek order of the 'Saviour'; Corresponding Member of the Archaeological Institutes of Rome and Berlin. The British Museum purchased his collection in 1833. [There are some papers in British Museum Archives: Original Papers 8, 9, also BM Officers' Reports 14]
(Coins from the Borrell Collection have tickets reading HPB. followed by a page number and numeral, relating to a catalogue lost during the war.)
- S Leigh Sotheby & John Wilkinson (Sale: 12 July 1852 [9 days]), 'Catalogue of the choice collection of Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Medieval coins formed during a residence of upwards of 30 years in The Levant by the late H P Borrell, of Smyrna'; S Leigh Sotheby & John Wilkinson (Sale: 26 August 1852 [2 days]), 'Catalogue of the miscellaneous collection of antiquities, modern coins and medals, gems etc. forming the second portion of the property of the late H P Borrell of Smyrna'; John Allan, 'Guide to the Department of Coins and Medals, British Museum', London 1934; John Allan, "The early history of the Department of Coins and Medals", 'The British Museum Quarterly', London 1953, p.78.
Anon. (rev. J. Pottier) 2004, Borrell, Henry Perigal, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford) [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/2916]
Waterhouse D. 1999, 'From Smyrna to Stewartstown: A numismatist's epigraphic Notebook', Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy. Section C: Archaeology, Celtic Studies, History, Linguistics, Literature 99C, no. 3, 73-113
Announcement of his death in Proceedings of the Numismatic Society, session 1851-52, The Numismatic Chronicle and Journal of the Numismatic Society, vol. 15 (April 1852 - Jan 1853), pp. 1-28.