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Rider Haggard's imperialism, 1973 - 1983

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 22/36

Scope and Contents

The main part of the collection is comprised of writing by Peter Pierce on Rider Haggard and Pierce's correspondence with the Royal Commonwealth Society. These papers are supplemented by material on Haggard compiled by Donald Simpson, R.C.S. Librarian, and his correspondence with Kent Fedorowich, a research student working in a related area of study.


  • Creation: 1973 - 1983


Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

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Biographical / Historical

Peter Pierce (b. 1950) attended the Universities of Tasmania and Oxford before joining the University of Melbourne, Victoria. While at Oxford he was awarded a B.Litt. for a study of Rider Haggard that utilised material from the R.C.S. collections. Pierce was the general editor of 'The Oxford literary guide to Australia' (Oxford University Press, 1993).


1 folder(s) (1 folder) : paper

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

MSS 11c99H

Other Finding Aids

MSS Addenda, vol. I.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by Peter Pierce, 1977, with additions made by the R.C.S. Librarian, 1980.


This collection level description was created by RAS using information from the original typescript catalogue.


Pierce, Peter, b 1950

Finding aid date

2003-08-28 15:53:10+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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