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W. Aldis Wright: Shakespeariana (correspondence and notes)

Letters, from both scholars and members of the public, regarding W. Aldis Wright's editions of Shakespeare (including collaborations with W. G. Clark) as well as notes on the texts and suggested emendations. Some letters with no addressee may have been written to W. G. Clark. Correspondents include E. B. Cowell, F. J. Furnivall, C. M. Ingleby, H.A.J. Munro, W. W. Skeat, Duncan Tovey, and the 8th Duke of Devonshire. Some notes by Julius Lloyd and Lionel Booth.

Wright, William Aldis (1831-1914), literary and biblical scholar

Copy of Srinivasa Ramanujan's notebook 2: chapters X [continued]-XVIII [in part]

The second notebook of four into which Ramanujan's Notebook 2 was copied by an unidentified person, catalogued as Add.Ms.b.101-104. Chapter X is continued from Add.Ms.b.101, and Chapter XVIII is continued in Add.Ms.b.103. Includes two letters from G. N. Watson to B. M Wilson, 28 June 1929 and 1 October 1930 (between ff. 32 and 33).

Ramanujan, Srinivasa (1887-1920), mathematician

Copy of Srinivasa Ramanujan's notebook 2: chapters XXI [continued] and miscellaneous papers

The fourth notebook of four into which Ramanujan's Notebook 2 was copied by an unidentified person, catalogued as Add.Ms.b.101-104. Chapter XXI is continued from Add.Ms.b.103. Contents: ff 1-5 Chapter XXI (cont'd); ff 6-12 Calculations 'Copied from the Loose Papers': miscellaneous (ff 6-12), proof for Bertrand's Postulate (ff 13-16), reciprocal functions (ff 16-25), approximate summations of series involving prime numbers (ff 25-44), 'Middle of a paper?' on moduli (ff 45-55), 'The Three Quarterly Reports f the late S. Ramanujan, to the Board of Studies in Mathematics, when he was a Research Scholarship-holder', 5 August and 7 November 1913 and 9 March 1914 (ff 64-118).

Ramanujan, Srinivasa (1887-1920), mathematician

William Bazeley correspondence

Volume of letters from a number of correspondents, who are represented by one or two letters each. Many of the correspondents are identified at the top of the page on which the letter is mounted, in the form of an autograph book.

Bazeley, William (1843-1925) canon of Gloucester, antiquary

Edward Fitzgerald, Suffolk Sea Phrases, and other Fitzgerald material collected by Charles Ganz; photocopies of letters relating to the copyright of The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

Typescript of Suffolk Sea Phrases by Fitzgerald, ed. Ganz); typescript 'Foreword' [to Ganz's Gleanings from Edward FitzGerald], dated 31 Mar (1939 added by hand then crossed through and corrected to 1944 with list of dated quotations, and letter [?] headed 'An Edward Fitzgerald Scrap-Book', signed by Ganz (dated Bexhill March 3 1947).

Many of the following items have labels and notes by Ganz on the back: 88 sheets of photostats and other copies of Fitzgerald letters, dating 1857-1883; reproductions of portraits of Fitzgerald (10 items); reproductions of Fitzgerald family portraits (17 items); photographs (some originals) of Fitzgerald's friend Joseph Fletcher, "Posh (8 items); photographs of boats, several bearing name of George Crabbe (7 items); portraits and photographs (copies and originals) of associates of Fitzgerald, birthday card (19 items); photographs and postcards of buildings and places with Fitzgerald associations (25 items); MS copies of 8 letters by Fitzgerald by Edith Hawes Craven with accompanying letter to Ganz (1933).

Letters (4) by Fitzgerald; letter to Fitzgerald by Thomas Carlyle; letter from Joseph Fletcher to James Blyth.

Also xerox copies of letters relating to the copyright of Fitzgerald's Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, by Fitzgerald, Bernard Quaritch, and others, with accompanying letter sent to [C. R.] Dodwell by A[lfred] McKinley Terhune (1964).

Papers of D. S. Robertson

Notes, drafts of articles, letters, and printed material primarily relating to the Carbery copy of Milton's Eikonoklastes, now in Trinity College Library.

Robertson, Donald Struan (1885-1961), classical scholar

Typescript copies of letters (R-Z) to Sir James George Frazer

Add.Ms.b.37 is part of a group, Add.Ms.b.35-37, which contain over 1100 typescript copies of letters written to Sir James George Frazer, arranged by surname of correspondent. A full description of the group may be found in the scope and content note for Add.Ms.b.35.

Add.Ms.b.37, the fifth and sixth boxes in the alphabetic sequence of letters, covers the surnames R-Z, and contains 392 typescript copies of letters in these two boxes, two other items catalogued as stand-alone items, and a group of seven items (which aren't copies) found together at the bottom of the second box. The two other copy items are a copy caption by Northcote Thomas for a photograph (Item 274), and a copy of a clipping (Item 389a). The group of seven items (Items 393-399) is miscellaneous original material, and includes a letter from the Trinity College Bursar to the Librarian (Item 393) about a group of Frazer letters sent to him in 1958 (our items Add.Ms.c.56-61); other items, letters and proofs sent to Frazer are closely related to those original manuscripts housed as Add.Ms.c.56-61.

Most of the letters in Add.Ms.b.37 are from correspondents represented by two or three letters only, but there are three large groups of letters from one correspondent: G. G. Ramsay (Items 1-32), Northcote Thomas (Items 261-266, 269-278), and a large cache of letters written by J. G. Frazer to John Roscoe with three letters from Roscoe in the gaps: Items 33-106, 109-144, 146-171.

Of the 146 copies of letters in Add.Ms.b.37 written by J. G. Frazer, five were published in Robert Ackerman's 'Selected Letters of Sir J. G. Frazer', and none are represented by originals in the Add.Ms.c.56-61 series (see allied materials note below). There are ten copies of letters written to Lilly Frazer.

Frazer, Sir James George (1854-1941), knight, social anthropologist and classical scholar

Copy letter from J. G. Frazer to E. S. Hartland

Inch-ma-home, Cambridge. Dated 19 April, 1901 - [Franz] Cumont sent a copy of a defense of the Acts of St Dasius; regrets that [Andrew] Lang is publishing a book and has not been in contact since writing the 'Fortnightly' articles; he had not heard of [F. B.] Jevons' article, and notes that [E. B.] Tylor hasn't written to acknowledge the book Frazer sent; could not vouch for Miss Lister's information; there is no need to say anything in print about his review.

Copy letter from J. G. Frazer to E. S. Hartland

Trinity College, Cambridge. Dated 23 October, 1903 - Encloses a letter and postcard from Salomon Reinach [transcribed] about a story bearing a similiarity to the legend of Perseus, which is cited inadequately in Hartland's 'Perseus'; asks if he has heard any more from [Charles] Hill-Tout as to totemism.

Copy letter from J. G. Frazer to E. S. Hartland

Trinity College, Cambridge. Dated 14 October 1906 - Thanks him for his review of 'Adonis', and responds to points made in his letter of 1 October on Herodotus' tale of prostitution of a maiden at the temple of Mylitta, on Egyptian brother and sister marriage, whether the 'baloi' are simply witches, and on the 'awful secret'.

Copy letter from J. G. Frazer to E. S. Hartland

Trinity College, Cambridge. Dated 18 October 1907 - Encloses six copies of his [anthropological] questions; in the new edition of 'Adonis' he has considered the question of sacred prostitution in Western Asia much more fully in answer to [L. R.] Farnell.

Copy letter from E. Sidney Hartland to J. G. Frazer

Highgarth, Gloucester. Dated 12 January 1913 - Sends him a MS by Andrew Lang of the book on totemism and exogamy that he never published [not transcribed], is proposing to publish one chapter of it, but wants Frazer's approval. A typescript note at bottom states 'Frazer's reply to this letter has not been preserved.'

Copy letter from E. Sidney Hartland to J. G. Frazer

Highgarth, Gloucester. Dated 15 February 1915 - Is trying to arrive at some principles of criticism of historical traditions, and thought that [John] Roscoe and [Emil] Torday attached exaggerated value to the Baganda and Bushongo traditions; discusses naming of mothers by the names of their children, the eating of domestic fowls; describes Australia, the southern half a monotonous landscape and the canyons of the Blue Mountains beautiful; discusses stopping his subscription to the 'Athenaeum' and that there is nothing to take its place.

Copy letter from J. G. Frazer to E. S. Hartland

No. 1 Brick Court, Temple, London E.C.4. Dated 3 March 1922 - Gives the reference in 'Man' where [John] Roscoe's account of the temporary annual king of Bunyoro appears; will be most pleased to go to Oxford to hear his lecture; has just finished reading proofs of Malinowski's new book on the 'Kula' of the Trobriand Islanders ['Argonauts of the Western Pacific'?]; and [Charles] Hobley's new 'Bantu Beliefs and Magic', both interesting and valuable.

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