David Nichol Smith (1875-1962) was a literary scholar and Merton Professor of English Literature at Oxford. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.
Correspondence of David Nichol Smith as general editor of volumes 1-6 of The Percy letters (New Haven & London, 1944-61), consisting of letters from Cleanth Brooks, co-general editor, 1932-49, and letters from editors of individual volumes in the series, 1935-60.
The correspondence was given to the Library in 1962.Access Conditions
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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. 41435-8.Related Units of Description
See also Lectures, Essays and Notes of D. Nichol Smith.
Brooks | Cleanth | 1906-1994 | Professor of Rhetoric
Percy | Thomas | 1729-1811 | Bishop of Dromore and antiquary
Smith | David Nichol | 1875-1962 | Literary Scholar
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