Archive of Sir Herbert Grierson relating to John Donne
The poems of John Donne (2 vols., Oxford, 1912) interleaved and annotated, plus letters to Sir Herbert.
- Creation: 1906-50
0.27 Linear metres (3 boxes)
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. poet. e. 92, fols. 1-2].
Full range of shelfmarks:
MSS. Eng. poet. e. 92-3; Eng. lett. d. 363
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 8099
Archive of Sir Herbert Grierson relating to John Donne.
Biographical / Historical
Sir Herbert John Clifford Grierson (1866-1960) was a scholar of English literature; he became the first professor of English at Aberdeen in 1894, and was later Professor of English literature at Edinburgh University from 1915 until his retirement in 1935. Further details are provided 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. II, nos. 46483-46485.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Given to the Library by Sir Herbert in 1953.
- See the chapter on Donne (written by Grierson) in the Cambridge History of English Literature ; his two volume edition The poems of John Donne for the Clarendon Press, published in 1912; his anthology of Metaphysical Lyrics and Poems of the Seventeenth Century, (Clarendon Press, 1921); and The Oxford Book of Seventeenth Century Verse which he co-edited with G. Bullough (Clarendon Press, 1934).
- Catalogue of the archive of Sir Herbert Grierson relating to John Donne
- Collection level description by Susan Thomas; EAD version 2019 by Pauline Soum-Paris
- EAD version 2019
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