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Papers of Andrew Cecil Bradley (1851-1935: Balliol 1869-1873, Fellow 1874-1881, Hon Fellow 1912)

Bradley, Andrew Cecil (1851-1935: Balliol 1869-1873, Fellow 1874-1881, Hon Fellow 1912). 3 archive boxes of manuscripts including an undergraduate essay and 3 notebooks, mainly on Shakespeare; letters, mainly from ACB to Miss Spens, a pupil at Glasgow.

Contents

Biographical note

 

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Provenance

Letters from Bradley to Miss Spens were given to Balliol College by Miss MW Porter, DSc, of 3 Crick Road, Oxford, in February 1964. The

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Related Material

- see also the Ilbert Papers (2014 accession) for Bradley family correspondence.

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List

1.APC from AC Bradley to Mrs Reddie of 4 Earls Court Square SW5. Postmark Kensington 29 March 1917. Accepts invitation, will be glad to finish current proof reading job. 1 item.

2. Letters from AC Bradley to Miss Spens. X items. 1899-. Many letters are dated only with month and day. They have been retained in the order in which they were found in 2016. 29 letters, 3 with envelopes.

Bradley 2.01 AC Bradley to Miss Janet Spens. with envelope.

Bradley 2.02 AC Bradley to Miss Janet Spens. with envelope.

Bradley 2.03 AC Bradley to Miss Janet Spens. with envelope.

Bradley 2.04 AC Bradley to Miss Janet Spens. 10 Bruce Street, Hillhead [Glasgow]. 26 November 1899. Congratulations re her First Class exam results, discussion of her exam papers, advice re teaching vs writing/academic career. 4s.

Bradley 2.05 AC Bradley, unaddressed. The University, Glasgow. 22 February 1900. Academic testimonial for Miss Janet Spens. 3s.

Bradley 2.06 AC Bradley to Miss Janet Spens. 9 Edwardes Square, Kensington [London] W. 8 January 1902. 4s.

Bradley 2.07 AC Bradley to Miss Janet Spens.

Bradley 2.08 AC Bradley to Miss Janet Spens.

Bradley 2.09 AC Bradley to Miss Janet Spens.

Bradley 2.10 AC Bradley to Miss Janet Spens.

Bradley 2.11 AC Bradley to Miss Janet Spens.

Bradley 2.12 AC Bradley to Miss Janet Spens.

Bradley 2.13 AC Bradley to Miss Janet Spens.

Bradley 2.14 AC Bradley to Miss Janet Spens.

Bradley 2.15 AC Bradley to Miss Janet Spens.

Bradley 2.16 AC Bradley to Miss Janet Spens.

Bradley 2.17 AC Bradley to Miss Janet Spens.

Bradley 2.18 AC Bradley to Miss Janet Spens.

Bradley 2.19 AC Bradley to Miss Janet Spens.

Bradley 2.20 AC Bradley to Miss Janet Spens.

Bradley 2.21 AC Bradley to Miss Janet Spens.

Bradley 2.22 AC Bradley to Miss Janet Spens.

Bradley 2.23 AC Bradley to Miss Janet Spens.

Bradley 2.24 AC Bradley to Miss Janet Spens.

Bradley 2.25 AC Bradley to Miss Janet Spens.

Bradley 2.26 AC Bradley to Miss Janet Spens.

Bradley 2.27 AC Bradley to Miss Janet Spens.

Bradley 2.28 AC Bradley to Miss Janet Spens.

Bradley 2.29 AC Bradley to Miss Janet Spens.

3. Essays by AC Bradley

4. Bound AMS of AC Bradley's lecture 'Inspiration'. Sale description from Blackwells: 'ND, circa 1928, manuscript in black ink, predominantly rectos, drafting throughout in the form of corrections, additions, deletions etc., some words glossed for legibility in pencil, ff. [20], 4to, grey boards with slightly chipped red leather label lettered in gilt to backstrip, a little wear to extremities, bookplate of publisher and bookseller James J. Maclehose [Glasgow], good.

'A lecture from one of the foremost scholars of his day, showing his compositional process and formulating his conception of one of the most nebulous aspects of poetry. The talk became the basis for the essay of this name in the final collection of his lifetime, 'A Miscellany', in 1929. Most eminent as a Shakespearean scholar, this late-period piece contains an important statement regarding intepretation of the Bard - 'Shakespeare was most himself when inspired, [...] the true Shakespeare was not the man who bought property in Stratford but the author of Hamlet.''

Provenance: Purchased by the College from Blackwells, 2017.

 


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