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Essays and other writings chiefly of John Dover Wilson., 1899-1959, undated.

Identifier: MS.14357

Scope and Contents

The contents are as follows:

(i) Early unpublished essay, 1899, of John Dover Wilson on 'Literature and its relation to national life' (folio 1); (ii) Typescript of an unpublished essay, 1903, on 'The philosophy of George Meredith', by Dover Wilson (folio 27); (iii) List, undated, of books read by Dover Wilson with a criticism of each work (folio 54); (iv) Typescript of a review published in ‘Modern language review’, volume L, of 'Polydore Vergil' by Denys Hay (folios 65); (v) Speech made at a dinner to honorary graduands at Edinburgh University, with related printed material; (vi) List of awards for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize since 1919; (vii) Copy of a satire, undated, 'The new university' by R Ascham (folio 80); (viii) Dover Wilson's memorials to E K Chambers, 1954, Sir W W Greg, 1959, and Winifred Mercier, 1934; (ix) Material, 1954, concerning C J Sissons's edition of Shakespeare's complete works.


  • Creation: 1899-1959, undated.

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211 Leaves ; Folio and under.

Language of Materials

From the Fonds: Undetermined


211 folios.


‘Modern language review’, volume L, (1955).

Repository Details

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