Ellershaw Collection

Scope and Content

A collection of translations of modern English texts into classical languages, formed by Canon Henry Ellershaw.

The contents of the collection are almost entirely 19th and 20th century translations into Latin and Greek, but also include a little original composition in those languages by English authors of the same period. Both prose and verse compositionsare included. The translated material is a mixture of anthologies and translations of longer literary works by writers such as Cowper, Keats and Tennyson.

Administrative / Biographical History

Canon Henry Ellershaw was the first professor of English at Durham, and held many posts within the University, including Master of University College and, shortly before his death, Vice Chancellor. He died 31 March 1932, aged 69.

Access Information

Open for consultation.

Acquisition Information

The collection came to the Library in 1932 by bequest from Canon Ellershaw, Professor of English in the University.

Other Finding Aids

The collection is in the printed catalogue. To restrict the search to this collection, use the following URL http://library.dur.ac.uk/search/X?SEARCH=%28s%3A%22Ellershaw+Collection%22%29&Da=&Db=&searchscope=1&SORT=D&b=&m=&l=

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to make any published use of material from the collection must be sought in advance from the Sub-Librarian, Special Collections (e-mail PG.Library@durham.ac.uk) and, where appropriate, from the copyright owner. The Library will assistwhere possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.