Fonds RC0345 - Geoffrey Handley-Taylor fonds

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Geoffrey Handley-Taylor fonds

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  • 1916?-1981 (Creation)

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3.6 m of textual records and graphic material.

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Geoffrey Handley-Taylor was born in 1920 in Horsforth, Yorkshire, England. Known primarily for his specialist bibliographies, he compiled the standard bibliographies of Winifred Holtby, John Masefield and C. Day-Lewis, and the Authors of Today checklists of counties. Handley-Taylor was also responsible for several select national bibliographies of Monaco and Iran. He was founder-donor of the Winifred Holtby Memorial Collection, Fisk University, Nashville, 1955. He was also a member of numerous English literary societies.

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The fonds consists of material related to Handely-Taylor's work, as well as correspondence and other material.

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Purchased from Bertram Rota on May 28, 1975.


The fonds is arranged into nine series consisting of: general correspondence--incoming; general correspondence--outgoing; publications; subject files; publications produced and/or signed by others; clippings; associations; personal; photographs.

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