Miscellaneous lecture notes and articles, chiefly by Sir Herbert John Clifford Grierson, the majority of which are apparently unpublished. Edit

Summary

Component Unique Identifier
MS.9320
Level of Description
File

Dates

  • 1933-[1952], undated. (Creation)

Extents

  • 107 Leaves (Whole)

Subjects

Notes

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Scope and Contents

    The contents are as follows:

    (i) Typescript, undated, of a lecture or article, with autograph corrections, entitled 'Lamb, Hazlitt and De Quincey, critics and essayists' (folio 1);

    (ii) Manuscript, 1933, of a lecture or article entitled 'Abraham Lincoln', apparently written on Herbert Grierson's return from America in that year (folio 26);

    (iii) Manuscript notes, undated, headed 'Lincoln', but apparently concerning Andrew Carnegie and American industry, probably notes for part of the above paper on Lincoln (folio 65);

    (iv) Typescript, undated, of a lecture or article entitled 'Some historical debates' (folio 83);

    (v) Typescript, undated, of a lecture or article on 'The compatibility or incompatiblity of the Wordsworthian or Meredithian interpretation of the life of nature, and her affinity with the soul of man, and the Darwinian account of man and nature' (folio 111);

    (vi) Typescript, undated, of a review by Grierson of ‘The breaking of the circle’ by Marjorie Hope Nicholson (Evanston, Illinois, 1950), published in ‘The modern language review’, July 1952 (folio 124);

    (vii) Manuscript, undated, of a lecture or article entitled 'Ibsen' (folio 130);

    (viii) Typescript, undated, of a lecture or article entitled 'The spoken word', which deals largely with the influence of the British Broadcasting Corporation (folio 141);

    (ix) Typescript, undated, of a lecture or article entitled 'The human position', discussing the place of Christianity in the modern world, the place of man in the universe, and the question of Faith (folio 154);

    (x) Typescript, undated, of a report by Grierson on a thesis by Naresh Chandre entitled 'Contributions of Christianity to English lyrical poetry, a study of seventeenth century poets' (folio 165).

  • Arrangement

    170 folios.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Presented, 1960, by Miss Flora Griersoti, Edinburgh.

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