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Collection Level Description: Papers of Herbert Davis

Reference: MSS. Eng. lett. c. 521-7; Eng. misc. c. 786-9
Title: Papers of Herbert Davis
Dates of Creation: 1933-67
Extent: 11 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Herbert John Davis (1893-1967) was Reader in Textual Criticism at Oxford University. Details are given in Who Was Who.

Scope and Content

Correspondence and papers of Herbert Davis, including correspondence relating to his edition of the works of Jonathan Swift and to the Oxford University Press series of 'Oxford English Novels'.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were bequaethed to the Library by Herbert Davis in 1967.

Access Conditions

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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. 41471-81.

Related Units of Description

Photocopies collected by Davis of manuscripts and printed texts of Swift.

Access Points

English literature

Davis | Herbert John | 1893-1967 | English Scholar

Swift | Jonathan | 1667-1745 | Dean of St Patrick's, Dublin, and Satirist

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