Papers of J.B. Leishman
Papers of J.B. Leishman, consisting of:
- Translations from the poems of R.M. Rilke
- Translations from the poems of Friedrich Hölderlin
- Miscellaneous papers, including notes for and fair copy of the introduction to Translating Horace (Oxford, 1956); material for the Penguin edition of Rilke, Selected poems (London, 1964); and fair copy of an article on Rilke for Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1963.
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. poet. c. 57].
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MSS. Eng. poet. c. 57, d. 164-185
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 10654
Biographical / Historical
James Blair Leishman (1902-1963) was a scholar. He was University Lecturer in English Literature, Oxford, from 1946. His publications included translations from the German poet Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926). Details are given in Who Was Who.
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. 46347-69.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers were given to the Library by Leishman's literary executors in 1964.
- Papers of J.B. Leishman
- Emily Tarrant
- Language of description