Leavis, Frank Raymond, 1895 - 1978 (Literary Critic)
- Existence: 1895 - 1978
Dates and places
Born Cambridge 1895. Died 1978)
Sphere of activity
Academic and critic. One of most influential critics of the 20th Century. Fellow at Downing College and Director of English Studies 1936-62. Honorary Fellow 1962-4.
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
F R Leavis Collection, 1934 - 2016
Letters from F R Leavis to L. C. Knights, David Holbrook, Frank Bradbrook, C B Winder, R O C Winkler, A I Doyle, John Tasker, Geoffrey Walton, Canon Frank Telfer, Ronald Hayman, Robert Tudor Jones, Peter Coveney, Michael Yudkin and others (mainly Downing alumni). Also includes reading list suggestions, newspaper articles and photos, memoirs by former students and correspondence concerning donation.
Harold A. Mason papers, 1935 - 1993
The collection consists of an extensive series of letters from F. R. Leavis, 1935-63, before and after his time working with Mason at Downing College; letters from Q. D. Leavis to Mason, 1943-7; lecture notes from Mason's period at Exeter University and as F. R. Leavis Lecturer at the English Faculty in Cambridge, 1965-78; and other academic papers such as drafts for articles etc. Annotations on lecture notes and draft essays are thought to be Mason's own.
Letters and postcards from F R Leavis to Dr R Gordon Cox, 1932-03-30 - 1972-11
Literary Society (later the Doughty Society), 1920-
Records of Classical Society, Cranworth Society, Debating Society, Doughty / Literary Society, Maitland Historical Society, Medical Society, Scientific and Danby Societies.