University of Birmingham Staff Papers: Papers of Margaret Higginson Galway

Scope and Content

Lectures and other notes, 1930s-1960s; drafts of a book entitled The Gay Science ; notes for a book entitled Courtly Love ; manuscript and typescript copies of articles; offprints of publications; press-cuttings relating to T.S.Eliot.

Administrative / Biographical History

Margaret Higginson Galway, b. 1900, was a lecturer in the English Department at the University of Birmingham. She retired in September 1961. She published numerous articles and book reviews for academic journals. These included: Chaucer, Graunson, and Isabel of France in The Review of English Studies , vol. 24, October 1948; Froissart in England in University of Birmingham Historical Journal , vol. 7, no. 1, 1959; Geoffrey Chaucer, J.P. and M.P in Modern Language Review , vol. 36, no. 1, January, 1941; Joan of Kent and the Order of the Garter in University of Birmingham Historical Journal, vol. 1, no. 1, 1947; The Wilton Diptych : a postscript in Archaeological Journal , vol. 107, 1950; and Philippa Pan; Philippa Chaucer in The Modern Language Review , vol. 55, no. 4, October 1960.

Reference: Deposit information.

For further reading about the University of Birmingham see: Eric Ives, Diane Drummond, Leonard Schwarz The First Civic University: Birmingham 1880-1980 An Introductory History ( The University of University of Birmingham Press. 2000 ).

Access Information

Open. Access to all registered researchers.

Acquisition Information

This collection was presented by the Galway family; the gift is reported in the University Librarian's annual report for 1968/69.

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Conditions Governing Use

Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in advance in writing from the University Archivist, Special Collections. Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult. Special Collections will assist where possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.


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