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SELINCOURT, Ernest De (1870-1943)


Reference code(s): GB 0370 EDS

Held at: Queen Mary, University of London

Title: SELINCOURT, Ernest De (1870-1943)

Date(s): 1805-1921

Level of description: Collection (fonds)

Extent: 1 file

Name of creator(s): Selincourt | Ernest De | 1870-1943 | literary scholar


Administrative/Biographical history:

Selincourt, Ernest De (1870-1943), literary scholar and university teacher. Educated at Huddersfield College and then in 1885 at Dulwich College, matriculated at University College, Oxford in 1890. 1893 to 1895 lectured at Bedford College, and gave tutorials at Oxford; Lecturer in English Literature at University College, 1896, and in 1899, University Lecturer in Modern English Literature; elected to the chair of English literature at Birmingham University, December 1908; 1919 became dean of the Faculty of Arts, and in 1931 Vice-Principal, retired from Birmingham University in 1935. Selincourt was also the brother of Agnes De Selincourt (1872-1917), Principal of Westfield College 1913-1917.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letters from Selincourt to Keats Memorial Trust, Sidney Colwin and Samual Loveman, March 1915-March 1921, concerning Keats' writings. Also includes a letter addressed to 'The Bard', Hayley (William Hayley 1745-1820) Esq, July 3rd 1805, from unknown.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

The papers are in the original order as deposited.

Conditions governing access:

The Archives are available for access in the Archives Reading Room located on the 2nd Floor of the Mile End Library. The Archives Reading Room is open Mondays to Fridays 9am-4pm by appointment only. Contact the Archives for more information: Archives, Main Library QMUL, 328 Mile End Rd, London E1 4NS, telephone: 020 7882 3873, email: For more information about the Archives see the website:

Conditions governing reproduction:

Applications for copies for research or publication should be made to the Archivist: Main Library QMUL, 328 Mile End Rd, London E1 4NS, telephone: 020 7882 7873, email:

Finding aids:


Detailed catalogue



Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Transferred from Westfield College Library in 1989.



Archivist's note: Compiled by Lorraine Screene. Sources: Oxford DNB.

Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions: November 2008

Literary style | Literature
Textual analysis | Literary analysis | Literature
Writing (composition) | Language instruction

Personal names
Hayley | William | 1745-1820 | poet and biographer
Keats | John | 1795-1821 | poet

Corporate names
University of Birmingham x Birmingham University