Jackson Knight: lecture on Vergil's Latin

Scope and Content

The manuscript and typescript are accompanied by a copy of Jackson Knight's contribution to Neville Braybrooke's TS Eliot symposium

Administrative / Biographical History

Knight was the son of George Knight and Caroline Louisa Jackson. He was educated at Dulwich College and Hertford College Oxford, where he won an Open Scholarship in Classics. In the First World war he served as a motorcycle despatch rider. After the War he taught at a number of places, including All Saints School, Bloxham, and the University of St Andrews before being appointed to University College of the South West as an Assistant Lecturer in 1936. He became a Lecturer in 1937, and Reader in 1942. He founded and commanded the University College officer training corps. His publications on classical literature, begining with Vergil's Troy in 1932, eventually numbered more than a dozen.

Conditions Governing Access

Usual EUL arrangements apply

Acquisition Information

The manuscript was obtained by the book dealer RA Brimmell, in whose catalogue no. 74 it appeared as item 270 with a typescript version of the same work. It was purchased for the University Library by BC Bloomfield, who presented it through the auspices of the Friends of the National Libraries in June 1972.


See also other Jackson Knight collections in the University Library, including particularly EUL MS 75 but also MSS 80, 87, 89, 93, 94, and also Wilson Knight papers, MS 84.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual EUL arrangements apply


It is not clear whether this manuscript forms the basis of one of Jackson Knight's published works