Correspondence between R.G. Collingwood and Gilbert Ryle

Scope and Content

Correspondence between R.G. Collingwood and Gilbert Ryle, concerning Ryle's article in Mind, 40, no. 174 (April 1935), 137-51, on Collingwood's Essay on the philosophical method (Oxford, 1933); with a typescript copy of the correspondence.

Administrative / Biographical History

Robin George Collingwood (1889-1943) was a philosopher and historian. Gilbert Ryle (1900-1976) was a philosopher. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Conditions Governing Access

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Acquisition Information

The correspondence was given to the Library by Gilbert Ryle in 1962.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 41695-6.

Related Material

See also Papers of Robin George Collingwood (1889-1943) (Dep. Collingwood 1-32) and Photocopies of R.G. Collingwood Papers (MSS. Facs. c. 141-9).