Pafford Papers

Scope and Content

Lecture notes written by Pafford when a student at University College London, on lectures delivered by W.P. Ker, Professor of English Language and Literature. The notes are on form and style in poetry and the 17th century.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Pafford was born on 6 March 1900. He was educated at Trowbridge High School and at the Faculty of Arts at University College London, 1919-1923, becoming a fellow of UCL in 1956. Pafford began work as a Library Assistant at University College London, 1923-1925; went on to become Librarian, and Tutor, at Selly Oak Colleges, 1925-1931 (Hon. Fellow 1985); then Sub-Librarian at the National Central Library, 1931-1945. He was Lecturer at University of London School of Librarianship, 1937-1961; also Goldsmiths' Librarian of the University of London, 1945-1967. He became Library Adviser, Inter-University Council for Higher Education Overseas, 1960-1968.

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Acquisition Information

Presented by Dr J.H.P. Pafford in September 1978.

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