Richmond: The Papers of Oliffe Legh Richmond
Scope and Contents
The papers comprise correspondence, a few items relating to a performance of 'The Birds', lecture notes, and files relating to a student mission in South London and to 'Lettercraft'.
- 1892 - 1977
Biographical / Historical
Oliffe Legh Richmond (1881-1977) was educated at Eton and King's College, matriculating in 1900. He was elected a Fellow of the College in 1905 and a College Lecturer in 1909. During the First World War he served in the Artists' Rifles and as an Intelligence Officer at the War Office and the Italian Headquarters. In 1919 he was appointed Professor of Humanity (Latin) at Edinburgh University. His ingenious theories about the structure of Propertius' elegies and the system of 'Lettercraft', allegedly used by authors to conceal information in their writing, are now generally discredited.
17 envelope(s) : paper
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Except as noted, the papers were given in 1977 by David Piper.
Richmond, Oliffe Legh (1881-1977)
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