John Henry Pyle Pafford papers

Scope and Content

Copies of correspondence, with a few loose sheet notes, written by Pafford in his capacity as editor of the Arden Shakespeare text of The Winter's Tale (1963), 1948-1962, mainly concerning problems of the text. Correspondents include Neville Henry Kendal Coghill, Una Mary Ellis-Fermor, Sir John Gielgud, Sir Walter Wilson Greg, Reverend E.O. James, Mary Madge Lascelles, J.M. Nosworthy, Alice Walker, and John Dover Wilson.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Henry Pyle Pafford was Goldsmiths' Librarian of the University of London Library from 1945 to 1967. He published works on librarianship, including 'Library Cooperation in Europe' (1935) and 'American and Canadian Libraries: some notes on a visit in the summer of 1947' (1949), and acted as an editor of 'The Year's Work in Librarianship' during 1939-1950. He was also an editor of literary texts, notably the Arden edition of Shakespeare's 'The Winter's Tale'.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Transferred from the Goldsmith's Librarian's files in 1970

Other Finding Aids

Collection level description. Hard-copy catalogue also available in the Library's Palaeography Room.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.