A.E. Housman: typescript of inaugural lecture as Kennedy Professor of Latin 1911

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 12 MS Add.7747
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
      English .
  • Physical Description
      0.003 cubic metre(s) 1 folder Paper

Scope and Content

Typescript notes, lecture and a reprint of the published lecture.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The typescript was presented to Cambridge University Library in 1968 by R.E. Symons Esq, owner of the document and legatee of the A.E. Housman copyrights.


This finding aid has been converted from a catalogue created by S.G. Roberts in September 2014

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Custodial History

The inaugural lecture was not published during Housman's lifetime, and the manuscript was destroyed after his death. A typescript copy was discovered in 1967 among the papers of Laurence Housman by John Carter, who published it in the Times Literary Supplement.