Bonamy Dobrée Archive

Scope and Content

Comprises: (a) 19 boxes of Bonamy Dobrée's autograph manuscript correspondence arranged A-Z by the names of the correspondents and dated between 1912 and 1973, including a large number of letters from T.S. Eliot and a box devoted to correspondence concerning Rudyard Kipling; (b) 1 box of his manuscript and typescript articles, reviews, and notebooks; (c) 1 large box of his lectures and drafts of his book on Kipling; (d) 1 large box of his lectures on and drafts of his contribution to the Oxford History of English Literature, relating to the years 1700-1740; (e) 1 envelope containing drafts of his lecture to the British Academy on 'Patriotism' and of his chapter on Defoe's prose in the volume entitled 'Pope and his contemporaries: essays presented to George Sherburn; edited by James L. Clifford and Louis A. Landa' (Oxford, 1949); (f) 1 box of Dobrée family photographs taken during most of the early and mid-twentieth century; (g) 3 boxes of material concerning Valentine Dobrée, including: (i) Manuscript, typescript, and a printed copy of her book of poems 'This green tide' (1965), (ii) Miscellaneous poems and notebooks, and (iii) Reviews, letters, press cuttings, exhibition brochures, medals, and badges; (h) 4 photographs of Bonamy Dobree and 1 of T. S. Eliot

Includes a few medals and badges.

Access Information

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