- 1893–1958 (Creation)
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Extent and medium
1 box, 8 volumes
Name of creator
These items came into the Library with other books and papers of Greg’s some time between 1959, when Greg died, and 1969, when an Inventory of the accession was made. (The Inventory is not dated, but the part of it relating to printed material is inserted among records for the year 1969 in the register of donations to the Library (Add. MS. a. 161A, ff. 36a–c).) Some of the printed books were not added to the Library. 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 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.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
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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The addresses of some institutions have been given in a shortened form.
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Dates of creation revision deletion
This description was created by A. C. Green in 2020.