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TARRANT, Professor Dorothy (1885-1973)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0505 PP17
Held at: Royal Holloway, University of London
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Full title: TARRANT, Professor Dorothy (1885-1973)
Date(s): [1924-1962]
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 file
Name of creator(s): Tarrant | Dorothy | 1885-1973 | Professor of Classics and Greek
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Born 1885: educated Clapham High School, London, and Girton College, Cambridge University; Gilchrist Fellowship, Cambridge University, 1908-1909; Assistant Lecturer, 1909-1921, Lecturer, 1921-1929, Reader, 1929-1936, and Professor, 1936-1950, in Classics and Greek, Bedford College, University of London; Head of Greek Department, Bedford College, 1936-1950; Honorary Fellow of Girton College, 1955, Bedford College, 1969, and Manchester College, Oxford University, 1969; President, Unitarian Assembly, 1952-1953; President of the Hellenic Society, 1953-1956; President of the Classical Association, 1957-1958; Professor Emeritus, [1950]; died 1973.

Publications: editor of A golden treasury of the Bible (Lindsey Press, London, 1934); preface to Hymns for school and home (Sunday School Association, London, 1920); The Hippias Major, attributed to Plato. With introductory essay and commentary by Dorothy Tarrant (University Press, Cambridge, 1928); Lessons for the little ones (Sunday School Association, London, 1924) with E D Scott; The contribution of Plato to free religious thought: the Essex Hall lecture (Lindsey Press, London, [1949]); The question of moderate drinking: an address delivered at the annual meeting of the Temperance Collegiate Association, April 16th 1953 (Temperance Collegiate Association, Cardiff, [1953]); What Unitarians believe (Lindsey Press, London, [1926]).


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Professor Dorothy Tarrant, comprising handwritten texts of lectures, [1924-1962], given by Tarrant to various groups, including women at Holloway Prison and the Wandsworth Women's' League, mainly on classical subjects, including 'The Romans in Britain', 'Plato's theory of knowledge', 'Women in Ancient Greece and Rome', 'Education in Ancient Athens', 'The world of Homer', and 'The concept of the soul in Greek philosophy'. Includes a copy of 'The genius of Plato's theory of ideas', submitted by Tarrant for her MA in Classics, [1908].

Access & Use

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System of arrangement:

The papers are in roughly chronological order.

Conditions governing access:

Open to all registered users of the Royal Holloway, University of London Archives.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be supplied, subject to the condition of the original. Requests to publish original material should be directed to the College Archivist.

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Presented to the Bedford College Librarian by the Rev Sydney H Knight in 1980. The papers were transferred from the Bedford College Archives when the College merged with Royal Holloway in 1985.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Allied Materials

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the AIM25 project.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in accordance 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:
Mar 2000

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