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Letters and papers of Jack Reading, 1937, relating to Samuel Johnson's disputed authorship of six poems published in the Gentleman's Magazine

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MS. Eng. c. 6822

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Letters and papers of Jack Reading, 1937, relating to Samuel Johnson's disputed authorship of six poems published in the Gentleman's Magazine (May 1747), including:
  1. (fols. 1-13) Letters to Reading, mainly from (fols. 1-8) David Nichol Smith, and (fols. 11-13) Simon Nowell Smith.
  2. (fol. 14) A copy of a letter from Reading to the Times Literary Supplement
  3. (fols. 15-28) A printed gathering of poems by various authors, n.d. [18th cent. ] including (fol. 21) ‘The Winter’s Walk. By Samuel Johnson, L.L.D.’, amended and annotated by ‘J.R’ [John Ryland?], Mar. 1788, to the effect that Johnson gave this poem and five others to J. R. for publication in the Gentleman’s Magazine.

Dates

  • 1937

Extent

28 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

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Shelfmark:

MS. Eng. c. 6822

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 12053

Abstract

Letters and papers of Jack Reading, 1937, relating to Samuel Johnson's disputed authorship of six poems published in the Gentleman's Magazine.

Biographical / Historical

Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) was an author and lexicographer. For more information see Dictionary of National Biography.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought from Jack Reading, 2001.
Title
Letters and papers of Jack Reading, 1937, relating to Samuel Johnson's disputed authorship of six poems published in the 'Gentleman's Magazine'
Status
Published
Author
EAD version 2021 by Hannah Jordan
Date
EAD version 2021
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

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