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Collection Level Description: Papers of J.B. Leishman

Reference: MSS. Eng. poet. c. 57, d. 164-85
Title: Papers of J.B. Leishman
Dates of Creation: 1935-63
Extent: 23 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

James Blair Leishman (1902-63) was a scholar. He was University Lecturer in English Literature, Oxford, from 1946. His publications included translations from the German poet Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926). Details are given in Who Was Who.

Scope and Content

Papers of J.B. Leishman, consisting of:

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to the Library by Leishman's literary executors in 1964.

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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. 46347-69.

Access Points

German poetry | Translations into English


Leishman | James Blair | 1902-1963 | Scholar

Rilke | Rainer Maria | 1875-1926 | German Poet

Holderlin | Johann Christian Friedrich | 1770-1843 | German lyric poet

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