Collection

The project involves scanning and transcription of all letters previously untranscribed between Jón Árnason and his collectors (including others who declined to send him material), and between Jón and his fellow editors, Guðbrandur Vigfússon, Jón Sigurðsson and Konrad Maurer; only a small part of which is available to the public at present in Finnur Sigmundsson’s Úr fórum Jóns Árnasonar (1950-1951), often in cut or standardized form. Scanned letters and transcripts will be available on einkaskjol.is – a repository of electronic archival records at the National and University Library of Iceland: