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Collection Level Description: Papers of Robin George Collingwood (1889-1943)

Reference: Dep. Collingwood 1-32
Title: Papers of Robin George Collingwood (1889-1943)
Dates of Creation: [c.1913-42]
Extent: 32 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

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

Scope and Content

Collingwood's papers include essays, lectures and notes on various subjects.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were deposited in the Library in 1978, 1979 and 1990.

Access Conditions

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

Existence of Copies

For conservation reasons, microfilms are to be consulted in place of the original papers.

Further Information

Finding Aids

A full catalogue is available in the Library.

Related Units of Description

See also Photocopies of R.G. Collingwood Papers (MSS. Facs. c. 141-9) and Correspondence between R.G. Collingwood and Gilbert Ryle (MSS. Eng. lett. d. 194, d. 194*).

The Bodleian Library holds various papers relating to Collingwood in other collections, see catalogue for further details.

Publication Note

The papers were used in W.J. Van Der Dussen, History as a Science: The Philosophy of R.G. Collingwood (1981), and Donald S. Taylor, R.G. Collingwood: A Bibliography (1988).

Access Points

Historians | 20th century

Philosophers | 20th century


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

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