Works of Lascelles Abercrombie

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Don. c. 51, d. 18, d. 47-8, d. 59
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      5 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Works of Lascelles Abercrombie, consisting of:  

  • 'The sale of St. Thomas', as published, Dymock, 1911
  • 'The staircase' with many corrections, as printed in New Numbers, i, no. 4 (Dec. 1914)
  • 'The Olympians' as printed in New Numbers, i, no. 1 (Feb. 1914)
  • Unfinished draft of a play
  • 'Deborah', draft, much corrected, differing from the published version of 1913

Administrative / Biographical History

Lascelles Abercrombie (1881-1938) was a poet and critic. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Conditions Governing Access

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

Acquisition Information

The collection was given to the Library through the Friends of the Bodleian, 1930-9.


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. 38834-8.