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Collection Level Description: Correspondence between R.G. Collingwood and Gilbert Ryle

Reference: MSS. Eng. lett. d. 194, d. 194*
Title: Correspondence between R.G. Collingwood and Gilbert Ryle
Dates of Creation: 1935
Extent: 2 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Robin George Collingwood (1889-1943) was a philosopher and historian. Gilbert Ryle (1900-1976) was a philosopher. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Correspondence between R.G. Collingwood and Gilbert Ryle, concerning Ryle's article in Mind, 40, no. 174 (April 1935), 137-51, on Collingwood's Essay on the philosophical method (Oxford, 1933); with a typescript copy of the correspondence.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The correspondence was given to the Library by Gilbert Ryle in 1962.

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Further Information

Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 41695-6.

Related Units of Description

See also Papers of Robin George Collingwood (1889-1943) (Dep. Collingwood 1-32) and Photocopies of R.G. Collingwood Papers (MSS. Facs. c. 141-9).

Access Points

Philosophers | 20th century


Collingwood | Robin George | 1889-1943 | Philosopher and Historian

Ryle | Gilbert | 1900-1976 | Philosopher

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