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Archive of John Everett Butt


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Mainly correspondence and notes of John Everett Butt, relating to his work as general editor of The Twickenham edition of the poems of Alexander Pope (London, 1939-).


  • Creation: 1932-64


0.75 Linear metres (5 physical shelfmarks)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. misc. c. 595, fols. 1-2].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. misc. c. 595-598, Eng. misc. d. 915

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 14917


Correspondence and notes of John Everett Butt, 1932-64.

Biographical / Historical

John Everett Butt (1906-1965) was educated at Shrewsbury School and Merton College, Oxford. From 1930 to 1946 he was lecturer in English at Bedford College, University of London. In 1932 he was appointed General Editor of the Twickenham edition of Pope's poetry and oversaw the production of the complete series. From 1946 to 1959, he was Professor of English Language and Literature at King's College, University of Durham and from 1959 onwards, he was the Regius Professor of Rhetoric and English Literature at Edinburgh University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given by Mrs Margot Butt, 1975, and restricted until 2000.

Catalogue of the archive of John Everett Butt, 1932-64
Finding aid prepared by C. Parker
June 2003
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom