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Williams, Sir Harold Herbert, 1880-1964 (Knight, critic and scholar)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1880-1964

Sir Harold Herbert Williams (1880-1964), critic and scholar, was educated at Liverpool College and Christ's College, Cambridge, where he studied theology. He was ordained deacon and priest in 1904, and became lecturer and chaplain at Ripon Theological College, 1905, then curate at Credition, 1906-1909. Williams relinquished his orders and became university extension lecturer in English literature at Cambridge and London, before serving in the army during World War One. He was called to the bar in 1920, and became a J.P. He was chairman of Hertford County Council, 1947-1952, and chairman of the Local History Council, 1950-1963. In 1950 he was Sandars reader in bibliography at Cambridge. Williams worked on a bibliography of Jonathan Swift's works and published an edition of Swift's poems in 1937 and the Journal to Stella in 1948. He also published five volumes of Swift's Letters (1963-1965). He was president of the Bibliographical Society, 1938-1944, and was knighted in 1951.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

 Fonds

Collections on Jonathan Swift

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7788
Scope and Contents Box 1. Photocopies and communications regarding Swift's poems and correspondence, including material owned by Harvard University, the Huntington Library, the Pierpont Morgan Library, and the British Museum Box 2. Photocopies and communications regarding Swift's correspondence, including material owned by the National Library of Scotland, Harvard University, the Huntington Library, the Earl of Harrowby, Wellesley College Library, the Pierpont Morgan Library, Haverford College Library, the...
Dates: 1667-1964 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Jonathan Swift: Bibliomachia and other poems

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7789
Dates: 1759
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Series

Letter from Sir Harold H. Williams (1880-1964) to S.C. Roberts, 8 Oct. 1946

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8781/518
Scope and Contents A letter of Swift published by Nicholls, 1808
Dates: 8 Oct. 1946
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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