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Collection Level Description: Correspondence of David Nichol Smith

Reference: MSS. Eng. lett. c. 489-92
Title: Correspondence of David Nichol Smith
Dates of Creation: 1932-61
Extent: 4 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

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.

Scope and Content

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.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The correspondence was given to the Library in 1962.

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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. 41435-8.

Related Units of Description

See also Lectures, Essays and Notes of D. Nichol Smith.

Access Points

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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