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Collections on Jonathan Swift

 Fonds
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 Historial Society of Pennsylvania, and the British Museum. Box 3. Original MSS of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, by or about Swift. Box 4. Williams's manuscript '18th Century Notebook', and an envelope of material for Williams's Dean Swift Library, 1932. Box 5. Photocopies and communications regarding Swift's correspondence and poems, including material owned by Cottrell-Dormer, A.A. Houghton Jr. and the Duke of Bedford, including the transcript by Stella (Esther Johnson) of Swift's poems. Box 6. Photocopies and communications regarding Swift's correspondence and poems, including material at the Pierpont Morgan Library and the Rothschild Library at Trinity College, Cambridge. Box 7. Photocopies and communications regarding Swift's correspondence, including material at the British Museum. Box 8. Photocopies and communications regarding Swift's correspondence, including material owned by R.W. Barret, Dallas Pratt, Trinity College Dublin, the Royal Irish Academy, Carl H. Pforzheimer, and W.S. Lewis, including the typescript of Horace Walpole's marginalia on Swift's Letters. Box 9. Transcripts of Swift material at Welbeck and Longleat, and proofs of Williams's The Text of Gulliver's Travels, 1952. Box 10. Material regarding Swift's poems, including the typescript of Swift's corrections to Miscellanies 1727-32. Box 11. Williams's manuscript 'Register of Swift's Letters'. Box 12. Proofs of Sherburn's edition of Alexander Pope's Correspondence. Box 13. Proofs of Sherburn's edition of Alexander Pope's Correspondence. Box 14. Williams's manuscript working notebooks. Box 15. Williams's manuscript working notebooks. Box 16. Williams's manuscript working notebooks. Box 17. Notes regarding Williams's Modern English Writers, 1918. Box 18. Slips listing chronologically Williams's contributions to periodicals and newspapers. Box 19. Notes on Swift's correspondence. Box 20. Microfilm of Swift MSS. at the Pierpont Morgan Library, New York. Box 21. MS. collations of printed editions of Swift's writings. Box 22. Pasted-up copy for some of Swift's correspondence; typed copy for Williams's review of the Rothschild Library, 2 volumes, 1954; and a folio theological notebook in Williams's autograph, 1911.

Dates

  • 1667-1964 (Circa)

Creator

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).

Extent

22 archive box(es) (22 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bequeathed by Sir Harold Williams, 1964.

Related Materials

The University Library's Rare Books department holds a collection of over 700 books primarily by and about Jonathan Swift, also bequeathed by Williams.
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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