Guardbook containing Nevill Henry Kendal Aylmer Coghill, 'Song for Hugo'
Guardbook containing (fols. 3-4) Nevill Henry Kendal Aylmer Coghill, 'Song for Hugo' together with the envelope in which it was sent to Henry Victor Dyson, 1971.
- Creation: 1979
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. poet. c. 67, fols. 1-2].
MS. Eng. poet. c. 67, fols. 3-4
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 21346
Nevill Henry Kendal Aylmer Coghill, 'Song for Hugo'.
Biographical / Historical
Nevill Coghill (1899-1980) was Fellow and Tutor of English Literature at Exeter College, Oxford, and subsequently Merton Professor of English Literature. A lively and unorthodox teacher, he reached a larger audience than most scholars are accustomed to with his modern English version of The Canterbury Tales, first published in 1951. He was also associated with the Inklings, the informal Oxford literary group centred on C.S. Lewis, whose other members included J.R.R. Tolkien and Charles Williams. He was, however, best known as the most influential amateur theatrical director of the period, particularly for his open-air productions performed in college gardens under the auspices of the Oxford University Dramatic Society. For further details see the Dictionary of National Biography.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Given by Mr. E. East, 1979.
- Guardbook containing Nevill Henry Kendal Aylmer Coghill, 'Song for Hugo'
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