Typescripts of Petrarch and the Renascence , by Whitfield, 1943; a translation of Francesco Colonna's Hypnerotomachia Poliphili , 1936; A Short History of Italian Literature by Whitfield , 1958; The Humanism of A Lepoardi by Whitfield, 1953; correspondence and papers relating to the Italian Libraries Rescue Fund, of which Whitfield was a committee member.
University of Birmingham Staff Papers: Papers of John Humphreys Whitfield
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 150 US21
- Dates of Creation1936-1968
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 box 4 volumes
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
John Humphreys Whitfield, 1906-1995; Serena Professor of Italian Language and Literature at University of Birmingham, 1947-1970.
Reference: Deposit file.
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 ).
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Open. Access to all registered researchers.
This collection was deposited as a gift in 1974 by Professor Whitfield.
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Further deposits are not expected.