Working papers of Dame Helen Gardner relating to her edition of The divine poems of John Donne

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Working papers of Dame Helen Gardner relating to her edition of The divine poems of John Donne, including:

  • letters from Herbert Grierson, 1943-50
  • a typescript essay, 'The Date, Order and Interpretation of the Holy Sonnets', [1946]
  • an amended typescript 'Commentary', annotated 'Version sent to Press & sent back to be cut', n.d.

Administrative / Biographical History

Dame Helen Gardner (1908-86) was an English scholar and critic. See Who Was Who for details.

Conditions Governing Access

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk).

Acquisition Information

Given to the Library by Dame Helen Gardner, through Robert Shackleton, n.d. [but before April 1980].

Note

Collection level description created by Susan Thomas, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A description is available in the Library, where there is also a card index to unpublished catalogues.

Related Material

For photographs and photocopies of Donne manuscript material, see MS. Facs. c. 138.