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Family correspondence of (Henry) Graham Pollard (1903-1976), bookseller and bibliographer.
Graham Pollard was born in Putney on 7 Mar 1903, the son of A.F. Pollard, historian and first director of the Institute of Historical Research, and of Catherine Susannah Lucy, daughter of William Lucy, director of the Oxford iron-working company of that name. From Willington Preparatory School, Putney, Pollard went to Shrewsbury School (1916-1920). He read history at Oxford, winning a scholarship to Jesus College in 1921, and became a partner in Birrell & Garnett in 1924. In the 1930s Pollard was on the board of Oxford Books on Bibliography and, after a short tenure of the special lectureship in the history of newspapers at the University of London, served in the Board of Trade from 1942 to 1959. After his retirement he resumed work on many bibliographical projects, including the medieval book trade in Oxford. For further details see Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Correspondence and papers of the Pollard family, 1916-1959. Principally, letters from Graham Pollard to his parents whilst a schoolboy and letters from his grandparents to their son (A.F. Pollard) and daughter-in-law (Catherine Pollard).
Given by Dr David Butler, Nov 2003.
See Papers of Graham Pollard.
|Letters and postcards from Graham Pollard to his parents, A. F. Pollard
and Catherine Pollard, 1916-1939, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7187
Extent: 210 leaves
Scope and Content:
|Miscellaneous family papers, 1913-1959
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7188
Extent: 113 leaves
Scope and Content:
|A portrait photograph of [Graham Pollard] as a baby, c.1903
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. c. 185, fol. 43