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Correspondence of David Nichol Smith


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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.


  • 1932-61


4 shelfmarks (0.44 linear metres)

Language of Materials

  • English

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Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. lett. c. 489].
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MSS. Eng. lett. c. 489-92

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13902

Biographical / Historical

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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The correspondence was given to the Library in 1962.

Related Materials

See also Lectures, Essays and Notes of D. Nichol Smith (MSS. Eng. misc. c. 383-5, d. 539-49, d. 551-5, e. 483-4, e. 551), also at the Bodleian Library.
Correspondence of David Nichol Smith
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