James Marshall Osborn correspondence 1928-1977


James Marshall Osborn correspondence 1928-1977

The correspondence concerns the scholarly and collecting interests of James Marshall Osborn. The collection documents his activities as a rare book and manuscript collector, his research in early modern and eighteenth century English literature, and his authorship of several volumes of literary history. Much of the correspondence is with other literary scholars, including F. W. Bateson, James Lowry Clifford, Wilmarth S. Lewis, Maynard Mack. Chauncey Brewster Tinker, and René Wellek.

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Boys, Richard C. (Richard Charles), 1912-1975

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Copeland, Thomas Wellsted, 1907-....

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Brooks, Cleanth, 1906-1994

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Crane, Ronald Salmon, 1896-

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Vieth, David M.

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Davin, Dan, 1913-1990.

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Waith, Eugene M.

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Yale University.

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Bowers, Fredson

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Halsband, Robert, 1914-1989

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Eccles, Mary Hyde

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