Papers of Kathleen Chesney and Mary Ethel Seaton

Scope and Content

Papers of Kathleen Chesney and Mary Ethel Seaton including a little correspondence; notes for lectures and publications; transcripts and photographs of manuscripts; and Chesney's materials for an edition of the works of Octavien de Saint-Gelais, including a glossary for his works of 779 cards.

Administrative / Biographical History

Kathleen Chesney (1899-1976) was Principal of Westfield College, University of London, between 1951 and 1962. She had previously been Vice-Principal of St Hilda's College at Oxford, and was made an Honorary Fellow of the College on her departure for Westfield. See Who Was Who for details.

Mary Ethel Seaton (d. 1974) was a Fellow of St. Hugh's College, Oxford, and University Lecturer in English literature between 1938 and 1941. She was an authority on the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

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Collection level description created by Susan Thomas, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

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The Library's card catalogue for manuscripts.