Papers of Geoffrey Tillotson

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      GB 161 MSS. Eng. misc. c. 779-83, d. 1199, e. 1310-13
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Scope and Content

Papers of Geoffrey Tillotson relating to his works on Alexander Pope, including papers relating to The rape of the lock; On the poetry of Pope (first published, Oxford, 1938, 2nd edition, 1950); and Pope and human nature (Oxford, 1958).

Administrative / Biographical History

Geoffrey Tillotson (1905-1969) was Professor of English Literature at Birkbeck College, University of London, from 1944. Details are given in Who Was Who.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The papers were given to the Library in 1970.


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. 45043-52.