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SHARROCK, Professor Roger Ian (1919-1990)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KCLCA K/PP50
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: SHARROCK, Professor Roger Ian (1919-1990)
Date(s): Created [1940-1989]
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 file
Name of creator(s): Sharrock | Roger Ian | 1919-1990 | Professor of English


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born 23 August 1919 at Robin Hood's Bay, North Yorkshire; educated at Queen Elizabeth's School, Wakefield, and St John's College Oxford, where he received a First Class Honours in the School of English Language and Literature, 1943; B Litt, 1947; Served with the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, 1939-1941; National Buildings Record, 1942-1944; Assistant Master, Rugby School, 1944-1946; Lecturer, University of Southampton, 1946, and Reader, 1962; Professor of English, University of Durham, 1963; Editor of the Durham University Journal, 1964-1968; Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of London, King's College, 1968-1981, and later Emeritus Professor; Fulbright Visiting Professor at the University of Virginia, 1972; Warton Lecturer of the British Academy, 1972; Chairman of the English Association, 1972-1979; General Editor, Oxford Bunyan; died 27 December 1990.

Publications: Songs and Comments (Fortune Press, London, 1945); John Bunyan (Hutchinson's University Library, London, 1954), revised and corrected, 1968; editor of Selected poems of William Wordsworth (William Heinemann, 1958); editor of Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners (Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1962); editor of Selected poems of John Dryden (Heinemann, 1963); editor of Keats: selected poems and letters (Oxford University Press, London, 1964); editor of The Pilgrim's Progress (Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, 1965); John Bunyan: the pilgrim's progress (Edward Arnold, London, 1966); editor of The Pelican book of English prose (Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, 1970); The figure in a landscape: Wordsworth's early poetry (Oxford University Press, London, 1973); editor of Bunyan, 'The pilgrim's progress' a casebook (1976); editor of English short stories of today (1976); general editor of The miscellaneous works of John Bunyan (1976); Life and story in 'The pilgrim's progress' (1978); editor of The Holy War, made by Shaddai upon Biabolus, for the regaining of the metropolis of the world, or the losing and taking again of the town of Mansoul: John Bunyan with James F Forrest (1980); Saints, sinners and comedians: the novels of Graham Greene (1984); editor of The life and death of Mr Badman, presented to the world in a familiar dialogue between Mr Wiseman and Mr Attentive: John Bunyan with James F Forrest (1988).


Scope and content/abstract:

Correspondence, [1940-1989], about his texts, mainly in regard to the work of William Wordsworth and John Bunyan, including one photocopy of a letter from Professor Clive Staples Lewis about Bunyan, 1963; proofs, offprints and typescript texts, reflecting Sharrock's own literary work (including poems), and literary criticism including Spiritual autobiography in the pilgrim's progress, Keats and the young lovers, preface for Classic English short stories 1989; copy of a booklet by Sharrock The chemist and the poet: Sir Humphry Davy and the preface to lyrical ballads (Reprinted from Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London, vol 17, no 1, May 1962).

Access & Use

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System of arrangement:

1 file

Conditions governing access:

Open, subject to signature of reader's undertaking form.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive Services, King's College, London.

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Acquired in 1996 from Colin Huggett.

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Date(s) of descriptions:
Feb 2000

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