Fonds GREG - Papers of Sir Walter Greg (W. W. Greg)

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Papers of Sir Walter Greg (W. W. Greg)


  • 1893-1958 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

1 box, 8 volumes

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Archival history

These items were given to Library by Sir Walter Greg’s family in 1969 along with other books and papers formerly belonging to him. The gift was acknowledged in a College Council minute of 21 November, and an inventory of the contents was made about the same time. Most of the printed material was added to the Library stock, and six manuscript volumes were catalogued as Add. MS. c. 219-24. The present collection contains the rest of the manuscript material, including letters and papers removed from some of the printed items.

For a detailed account of the whole accession see the PDF file under ‘Uploaded finding aid’.

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Scope and content

This collection includes correspondence—mainly letters to Greg from fellow-bibliographers and literary scholars—notes, photographs of books and manuscripts, cuttings, a few small printed items, and the manuscript of part of Some Aspects of London Publishing.

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System of arrangement

The papers and volumes were put into four archival boxes, and the contents of each were numbered in the order in which they lay, the letters having previously been arranged in alphabetical order by correspondent. The classes 1-4 each represent the contents of one of these boxes.

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      Uploaded finding aid

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      Existence and location of originals

      Existence and location of copies

      Related units of description

      Six manuscript volumes from the same accession are catalogued as Add. MS. c. 219-24.

      Copies of books formerly belonging to Greg, including two with manuscript material inserted, were in the library of Philip Gaskell when it was sold to Keio University in 1987.

      Greg was a regular donor of printed books to the Library during his lifetime and records of these donations will be found in the Library's donation books and the catalogue of printed books.

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      The addresses of some institutions have been given in a shortened form.

      In descriptions of ‘extent and medium’, a ‘single sheet’ is a single unfolded leaf of paper comprising 2 pages; a ‘folded sheet’ is a sheet of paper folded once, comprising 2 leaves and 4 pages.


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      Dates of creation revision deletion

      This description was created by A. C. Green in 2020.




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