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Elton, Oliver: letter (1933)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL199
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Elton, Oliver: letter (1933)
Date(s): 1933
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 1 sheet
Name of creator(s): Elton | Oliver | 1861-1945 | literary scholar and translator


Administrative/Biographical history:

Oliver Elton was born in Norfolk in 1861. He was educated at Marlborough College and at Corpus Christi College, Oxford. He worked as a private tutor in London for several years before becoming a lecturer at the University of Manchester, 1890-1900, followed by a chair in English Literature at the University of Liverpool, 1901-1925. Elton's best known works are perhaps his 6-volume Survey of English Literature, covering 1730-1880, and for his translation of Puskin's Evgeny Onegin. His youngest son was the ecologist Charles Sutherland Elton.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter from Oliver Elton of Woodstock Road, Oxford to G F Troup Horne, 11 Apr 1933. 'I quite see the difficulty of playing the Hind under the circumstances'. Autograph, with signature.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

See hard copy catalogue.

Conditions governing access:

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Access to individual items in Senate House Library archives collections may be restricted under the Data Protection Act or the Freedom of Information Act. Please contact the University Archivist for details. 24 hours notice is required for research visits.

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.

Finding aids:

Typescript catalogue available in the Library's Palaeography Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

See archivist.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Found inserted in a copy of Lady Eastlake's Mrs Grote (1880) classmark: Fc [Grote - Eastlake].

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Anya Turner.

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:
July 2008

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