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Leishman, James Blair

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS 456
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Leishman, James Blair
Date(s): 1933-1934
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 volume
Name of creator(s): Leishman | James Blair | 1920-1963 | Lecturer in English Literature
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Administrative/Biographical history:

James Blair Leishman was born on 8 May 1902. He was educated at St John's College, Oxford. He was Assistant Lecturer, Lecture and Senior Lecture in English Literature at University College Southampton from 1928 to 1946 and lecturer in English Literature at Oxford University in 1946. He published many works on English literature, including, The Metaphysical Poets, 1934 and volumes of translations from Rainer Maria Rilke, 1934-1963. He died on 14 August 1963.


Scope and content/abstract:

A volume, 1933-1934, of poetry, in German, by Rainer Maria Rilke, translated by James Blair Leishman. It includes manuscript recommendations by Leishman and comments by Professor Geoffrey Tillotson.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English, German

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Conditions governing access:

Access to the items in the collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the controlled environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room Uncatalogued material may not be seen. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

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Allied Materials

Related material:

The Bodleian Library holds literary papers, 1935-1964 (Ref: MSS Eng poet c57, d164-85).

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Date(s) of descriptions:
1999-09-02 Simon McKeon, 2000-05-22 Sarah Aitchison

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