- 1893-1958 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
1 box, 8 volumes
Name of creator
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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Content and structure area
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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Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Uploaded finding aid
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
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Rules and/or conventions used
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.