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Working papers of Dame Helen Gardner Relating to her Edition of The divine poems of John Donne


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Working papers of Dame Helen Gardner relating to her edition of The divine poems of John Donne, including:
  1. letters from Herbert Grierson, 1943-50
  2. a typescript essay, 'The Date, Order and Interpretation of the Holy Sonnets', [1946]
  3. an amended typescript 'Commentary', annotated 'Version sent to Press & sent back to be cut', n.d.


  • 1943-50, n.d.


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Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. c. 6076].
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MSS. Eng. c. 6076-7

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13682

Biographical / Historical

Dame Helen Gardner (1908-86) was an English scholar and critic. See Who Was Who for details.

Other Finding Aids

A description is available in the Library, where there is also a card index to unpublished catalogues.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given to the Library by Dame Helen Gardner, through Robert Shackleton, n.d. [but before April 1980].

Related Materials

For photographs and photocopies of Donne manuscript material, see MS. Facs. c. 138.
Working Papers of Dame Helen Gardner Relating to her Edition of The divine poems of John Donne
Susan Thomas
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom