Letters of Nevill Coghill to Graham Binns
The letters (mainly holograph, some typescript) contain much information about literature and drama, Oxford university and college life, and personal matters. They include several sketches and caricatures by Coghill.
For further details, see Bodleian Library Record, XVII, no. 3 (Apr. 2004), 283-8.
- Creation: 1948-80
0.44 Linear metres (6 physical shelfmarks)
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. c. 7125, fols. 1-2].
Full range of shelfmarks:
MSS. Eng. c. 7125-7128; Photogr. c. 185, fols. 35-8
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 15611
Letters of Nevill Coghill to Graham Binns, 1948-80.
Biographical / Historical
Nevill Coghill, fellow of Exeter College, Oxford, 1925; renowned for his productions of plays at Oxford; Merton Professor of English Literature, 1957-66; translated Chaucer and Langland for BBC radio, and later published his translations. For further details, see Dictionary of National Biography.
Graham Binns was an undergraduate at Corpus Christi College, Oxford. In 1949 he and Coghill co-produced The Tempest in Worcester College gardens. He worked in the arts and the media, including the Arts Council, early 1950s, Radio & TV Malta, and Radio Jamaica, late 1950s-1970, founder, and director, of Capital Radio, 1974-82. See Corpus Christi College Oxford, Biographical Register 1880-1974, compiled by P.A. Hunt, ed. N.A. Flanagan (Oxford, 1988), pp. 424-5.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Given by Graham Binns, 2003.
- Catalogue of letters of Nevill Coghill to Graham Binns, 1948-80
- Finding aid prepared by Tim Rogers
- Language of description
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