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Working papers of David Ayerst for his biography of J.L. Garvin

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Working papers concerning Ayerst's biography of J.L. Garvin.

Dates

  • [1894-1947], n.d.

Extent

0.45 Linear metres (3 physical shelfmarks)

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. c. 4825, fols. 1-2].
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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. c. 4825-4827

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 7131

Overview

Undated working papers of David Ayerst (1904-1992), for his biography of J.L. Garvin, Garvin of the Observer (London & Dover, N.H., 1985). The collection contains material excluded from the published version, and some copies of original material, late 19th-early 20th cent.

Biographical / Historical

David Ayerst (fl 1971-1991) edited an anthology of Guardian writings, entitled The Guardian Omnibus, an anthology of 150 years of Guardian writing (London: 1971), to mark the newspaper's 150th anniversary. He also edited The Guardian Omnibus, 1821-1971 (London: 1973). James Garvin wrote for The Observer between 1907 and 1942. He was appointed editor in 1908.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given to the Library by David Ayerst in 1991.
Title
Catalogue of working papers of David Ayerst for his biography of J.L. Garvin
Status
Completed
Date
2008
Language of description
English
Sponsor
Conversion to EAD supported by the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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Weston Library
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