Miscellaneous articles and lecture notes of Sir Herbert John Clifford Grierson. Edit


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  • [Circa 1895]-1947, undated. (Creation)


  • 333 Leaves (Whole)



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  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Scope and Contents

    The contents are as follows:

    (i) Manuscript lecture notes, undated, on the subject of 'Lesser Elizabethan Dramatists, Beaumont and Fletcher' (folio 1);

    (ii) Manuscript notes for a lecture entitled 'Pope and Tennyson', delivered to the Aberdeen Clerical Society, circa 1895; dated by Sir Herbert Grierson in 1944 (folio 13);

    (iii) Manuscript notes, undated, on Charles Dickens; possibly material gathered for a lecture or article (folio 76);

    (iv) Typescript of a speech, delivered in 1905, at the opening of the Aberdeen Art Gallery, where Grierson proposed 'the toast of literature' (folio 85);

    (v) Typescript, undated, with autograph corrections, of part of a copy of the following script on the poetry of John Donne (folio 90);

    (vi) Typescript of a talk on John Donne, broadcast on the Third Programme, 9 May 1947 (folio 103);

    (vii) Typescript, undated, with autograph corrections, of a lecture or article entitled 'Tartuffe, Pecksniff and Bulstrode-Hypocrites, a study' (folio 124);

    (viii) Typescript, undated, of a paper entitled 'Voltaire and Johnson', in the series 'Significant authors, French and English', written by Grierson for delivery at the French House, Edinburgh (folio 140);

    (ix) Typescript, undated, with autograph corrections, of part of some reminiscences by Grierson of Edmund Gosse, Thomas Hardy, and W B Yeats; probably part of a talk on Gosse broadcast in May 1947 (folio 179);

    (x) Typescript, undated, with autograph corrections, of an article entitled 'The spirit of the age, actions and reactions-nature', dealing with the climate of opinion in the late 18th century (folio 184);

    (xi) Typescript of a broadcast entitled 'The spirit of a nation in war and peace', on the subject of Holland, given by Grierson on 11 January 1946 (folio 209);

    (xii) Typescript, undated, of poems written by Dutch Resistance workers during the Second World War, some in English translation and some in Dutch (folio 220);

    (xiii) Typescript, undated, of an article by Janet Teissier du Cros (Grierson's daughter), relating some of her experiences in German-occupied France during the Second World War (folio 237);

    (xiv) Typescript, undated, of an article in Dutch entitled 'Burns en Scott, dichters van Schotsche tradites' possibly by Grierson, although the manuscript corrections are not in his hand (folio 248);

    (xv) Typescript and manuscript, 1897, of an article or lecture entitled 'Some aspects of Victorian poetry' (folio 276).

  • Arrangement

    333 folios.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Presented, 1960, by Miss Flora Griersoti, Edinburgh.