Papers of Herbert John Davis 20th century


Papers of Herbert John Davis, 20th century

Papers of Herbert John Davis 20th century

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Herbert John Davis. (person)

Herbert John Davis (1893-1967) was a scholar of 18th-century English literature. He spent much of his academic career in Canada and the USA, but returned to Britain in 1949 as Reader in Bibliography and Textual Criticism at Oxford. Davis's most significant publication was his definitive edition of Jonathan Swift's prose, The prose works of Jonathan Swift, which he began in 1939. See Who Was Who for further details. From the guide to the Papers of Herbert John Davis, 20th century, (Un...

Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745 (person)

The attribution of this otherwise unknown poem to 'D. Swift' may indicate D[ean Jonathan] Swift, the poet and satirist. For fuller details of his life and achievements see the Dictionary of National Biography. From the guide to the A gentle echo on woman, attributed to D. Swift, ca. 1710-1720, (Leeds University Library) Epithet: Dean of St Patrick's Dublin, author British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000...

Smith, David Nichol, 1875-1962 (person)

David Nichol Smith (1875-1962) was Merton Professor of English Literature at the University of Oxford from 1929 until his retirement in 1946. He was an authority on English Literature from the Restoration to the end of the eighteenth century. From the description of Correspondence [manuscript]. 1895-1959. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225810188 David Nichol Smith assisted Sir Walter Raleigh with the Arden Shakespeare Series for several years, authored a number o...

Davis, Herbert John, 1893-1967 (person)

Professor of Textual Criticism, Oxford, 1956-1960. From the description of Letters and notes [manuscript]. 1909-1951. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225836358 Smith College President (fourth), 1940-1949. B.A., Oxford, 1914, M.A., 1919. Professor of English, University of Toronto, 1922-1935; Cornell University, 1937-1939. Oxford University, 1949-1960. From the description of Office of the President Herbert John Davis files, 1940-1949. (Smith College). ...

Wilson, F.P. (Frank Percy), 1889-1963 (person)

Frank Percy Wilson was born in Birmingham, England, the youngest of nine children. He took a first class in English (1911) and an M.A.(1912) at the University of Birmingham, and a B.Litt from Lincoln College, Oxford in the following year. Wilson's thesis was on Thomas Dekker. He volunteered for the Army in September 1914, and was badly wounded at the battle of the Somme in July 1916, spending over a year in the hospital and enduring repeated surgeries. After brief service as the Min...