Papers of I. Gonzlez Llubera (born 1893), Professor of Spanish at Queen's UniversityBelfast, undated, c. 1919-1960

Scope and Content

The collection comprises manuscript research notes compiled by Llubera as editor of the14th-century work, Libro de Los Estados (Book of the States) by Don Juan Manuel. Theseinclude biographical notes about Manuel, and editorial notes on the text of the work itself. (MS634/1).

Other research files include:

  • 'Alfonso El Sagio: Cultural background' (MS 634/2);
  • 'Arciprest de Hita' (MS 634/3);
  • 'Barlaam, Calila, Sendebar' (MS 634/4);
  • 'Benjamin of Tudela' (MS 634/5)
  • 'Cantar de Mio Cid' (MS 634/6);
  • 'Cid [M. Pidal, Espaa del Cid' (MS 634/7);
  • 'La Commedia' (MS 634/8);
  • 'Cortes Orientals' (MS 634/9);
  • 'Cultura Y Arte del Renacimiento' (MS 634/10);
  • 'Discipline Clericalis: Conde' (MS 634/11);
  • 'Frame Story' (MS 634/12);
  • 'History of Spain: The Middle Ages' (MS 634/13);
  • 'Islamic Art' (MS 643/14);
  • 'Lectures on Arabic Scientific Thought' (MS 643/15);
  • 'Maqamat' (MS 634/16);
  • 'Medieval Lyric Poetry: Ferno Lopez' (MS 634/17);
  • 'Nebrija Prologues' (MS 634/18);
  • 'Oriental narrative: exempla' (MS 634/19);
  • 'Santob De Carrin' (MS 634/20);
  • 'Spanish Architecture' (MS 634/21);
  • 'Spanish Medieval Literature (xiith-xiiith century)' (MS 634/22);
  • 'Spanish Painting' (MS 634/23); and Traducciones espandes de la Biblia' (MS 634/24);
  • loose research notes and poems (MS 634/25-27); manuscript drafts of poems, written in about 1919 (MS 634/28);
  • newspaper and journal articles written by Llubera (MS 624/29);
  • and printed examination paper for Intermediate Spanish by the Ministry of Education for Northern Ireland, 1924 (MS 634/30).

Administrative / Biographical History

Ignasi Miquel Gonzlez Llubera was born in 1893. He became head of the Department of Spanish atQueen's University Belfast in 1920 and was Musgrove Professor of Spanish Language and Literature atQueen's from 1926 until he retired in 1960. Llubera was a member of the Institut d'Estudis Catalans,the Real Academia de Buenas Lettras de Barcelona, and corresponding member of the Hispanic Societyof America. He was also the first president of the Association of Hispanists in Great Britain andIreland.

Llubera's extensive academic output included: Viajes de Benjamin de Tudela (Madrid, 1918), Gramtica de le lenguua castellana (Oxford, 1926); Josep Ben Meir Ibn Sabara, Libre d'ensenyaments delectables (Barcelona, 1931); Coplas De Yocef: a medieval Spanish poem in Hebrew characters (Cambridge, 1947); and Santob de Carrin, Proverbios morales(Cambridge, 1947).


The collection retains its original arrangement by files, the majority of which are identified bytitle.

Access Information

ACCESS: Access restricted pending full listing andprocessing; prospective researchers should contact the Department for advice concerning availableseries.

LANGUAGE: Spanish, English

Other Finding Aids

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  • This description is the only publicly available finding aid for the collection. Copyright onthe description belongs to the University of Nottingham.

Conditions Governing Use

REPROGRAPHIC: Reprographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposesonly, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.

COPYRIGHT: Permission to make published use of any material from this collection must be soughtin advance in writing from the Keeper of the Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections(email The Department will try to assist in identifying copyright owners but this can be difficult and the responsibility for copyright clearance before publication ultimately rests with the person wishing to publish.

Custodial History

Llubera's papers were preserved by Brian Tate, Professor of Hispanic Studies at the University ofNottingham, who had studied under Llubera at Queen's. The collection was transferred to theUniversity of Nottingham's Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections in March 1994.