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Anthony Ian Doyle collection, 1953

Reference Code: GBR/0269/DCPP/DOY

Scope and Contents

Cambridge PhD academic hood, red gown facings and cap. (The gown with which he wore these was not donated as it was in a poor condition.


  • Creation: 1953

Conditions Governing Access

From the Management Group:

Some records series are subject to confidentiality restrictions with the following closure periods: 30 years from date of creation for general administration files, legal records and financial files; 50 years from date of creation for governmental records, including papers of the College Governing Body and College Council, and constituent committees; 100 years from date of creation for personal and personnel records, including tutorial files, staff and fellows files and appointment records, personal finance and pension records. In addition sensitive correspondence and papers concerning College affairs such as disputes and disciplinary matters are closed for 100 years. Restrictions apply on some personal and private papers.

Biographical / Historical

Anthony Ian Doyle matriculated at Downing in 1942, studying English under Leavis and graduating with a double First in 1945. He stayed at Downing studying for a PhD (accepted in 1953) and teaching Middle English and Shakespeare, also contributing reviews for 'Scrutiny'. In 1950 he became Assistant Librarian at Durham University Library, where he stayed until retirement in 1985 (as Keeper of Rare Books, 1959-82, and Reader in Bibliography, 1972-1985).


c. 5 item(s)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

From executor. Donated following his death, along with a letter to Leavis from TS Eliot, 1931, Jan 2019.

Related Materials


Related Materials

Some academic papers are deposited with Durham University and Cambridge University Library.


Doyle, Anthony Ian (1925-2018) librarian

Finding aid date

2019-01-21 10:43:27+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Downing College Repository

Downing College Archive
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