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Collection Level Description: Papers of Geoffrey Tillotson

Reference: MSS. Eng. misc. c. 779-83, d. 1199, e. 1310-13
Title: Papers of Geoffrey Tillotson
Dates of Creation: 1935-64
Extent: 10 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Geoffrey Tillotson (1905-1969) was Professor of English Literature at Birkbeck College, University of London, from 1944. Details are given in Who Was Who.

Scope and Content

Papers of Geoffrey Tillotson relating to his works on Alexander Pope, including papers relating to The rape of the lock; On the poetry of Pope (first published, Oxford, 1938, 2nd edition, 1950); and Pope and human nature (Oxford, 1958).

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to the Library in 1970.

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. 45043-52.

Access Points

English literature | 18th century

Poetry, English | 18th century

Poets, English | 18th century

Pope | Alexander | 1688-1744 | Poet

Tillotson | Geoffrey | 1905-1969 | Professor of English Literature London University

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