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Bonamy Dobrée:

A Preliminary Inventory of His Papers at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Creator: Dobrée, Bonamy, 1891-1974
Title: Bonamy Dobrée Papers
Dates: 1928-1969
Dates: ca. 1959-1969
Extent: 3 boxes (1.26 linear feet)
Abstract: This collection contains typescript drafts of Dobrée's full-length published works Rudyard Kipling: Realist and Fabulist and English Literature in the Early Eighteenth Century as well as prefaces and introductions to other works, contributions to anthologies and encyclopedias, literary articles, book reviews, and correspondence sent to Allanah Harper.
RLIN Record #: None
Language: Most material in English .
Access:

Open for research




Acquisition:

Purchases,1964-1970 (Reg. nos. 2039, 3322, 4349, 4786, 4815)

Processed by:

Hope Rider, 2004

Repository:

The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center


The papers of Bonamy Dobrée consist of typescript drafts of two full-length published works, prefaces and introductions to other works, contributions to anthologies and encyclopedias, literary articles, and book reviews. There are also four pieces of correspondence sent to Allanah Harper between 1928 and 1931.

The two full-length works represented are Rudyard Kipling: Realist and Fabulist (1967) and English Literature in the Early Eighteenth Century (1959). Among the prefaces and introductions are those for a new edition of The Lamp and the Lute (1963) and Three Eighteenth Century Figures: Sarah Churchill, John Wesley, and Giacomo Casanova (1962). The contributions include an article on George Meredith for The Encyclopedia Britannica; an essay on Jonathan Swift entitled "The Jocose Dean" contributed to Fair Liberty Was All His Cry: A Tercentenary Tribute to Jonathan Swift; and an essay on Robert Smith Surtees published in Imagined Worlds: Essays on Some English Novels and Novelists in Honor of John Butt .

Articles on various literary topics include "T.S. Eliot: A Personal Reminiscence"; "English Literature 1866-1966"; Sir John Vanbrugh; Jonathan Swift; and William Shakespeare. The book reviews were written primarily for the Yorkshire Post, The Times Literary Supplement, and The Times Educational Supplement. The books reviewed are on a variety of subjects including Rudyard Kipling, Ezra Pound, William Shakespeare, John Donne, and Jonathan Swift.

Request entire Box 1
Correspondence to Allanah Harper, 1928-1931 Box 1 Folder 1   
English Literature in the Early Eighteenth Century (1959), partial typescript              Folder 2-5