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Archive of J. B. Leishman

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Papers of J.B. Leishman, consisting of:
  1. Translations from the poems of R.M. Rilke
  2. Translations from the poems of Friedrich Hölderlin
  3. 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.

Dates

  • 1935-1963

Extent

1.30 linear metres (26 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. poet. c. 57, fols. 1-2].
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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. poet. c. 57, d. 164-185

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 10654

Abstract

Archive of J. B. Leishman

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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to the Library by Leishman's literary executors, Geoffrey Tillotson and J. E. Butt, in 1964.
Title
Catallogue of the archive of J. B. Leishman
Status
Published
Author
Collection Level Description by Emily Tarrant; EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow
Date
EAD version 2019
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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