Notes by J.L. Austin
Notes by J.L. Austin for his course of lectures entitled 'Words and deeds', given at Oxford, 1951-4, and at Harvard, 1955, used as the basis of How to do things with words, ed. J.O. Urmson (Oxford, 1962).
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. misc. c. 394].
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MSS. Eng. misc. c. 394-395
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 9825
Biographical / Historical
John Langshaw Austin (1911-1960) was a philosopher. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.
Other Finding Aids
M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 43895-6.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The notes were given to the Library by Mrs. Jean Austin, through J.O. Urmson, in 1962.
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