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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I: Typescripts & Notes

Series II: Correspondence

Series III: Reviews of Books by A. D. McKillop: newspaper and periodicals

Series IV: Reviews by Alan Dugald McKillop

Series V: Offprints written by Alan Dugald McKillop

Series VI: Offprints of Various Other Authors, most autographed.

Series VII: Manuscript Notes for Lecture/Publication.

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Alan Dugald McKillop papers, 1921-1972



Descriptive Summary

Creator: McKillop, Alan Dugald, 1892-1974
Title: Alan Dugald McKillop papers
Dates: 1921-1972
Abstract: Professional papers, manuscript notes and personal correspondence of Alan Dugald McKillop, Professor of English, Rice University. Included in the collection are: James Thomson letters (photocopies); Samuel Richardson letters (photocopies); Aaron Hill letters; typescripts of articles; reviews of McKillop's books; reviews by McKillop; offprints by McKillop, offprints of other authors (most autographed).
Identification: MS 269
Quantity: 5 cubic feet
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, TX

Biographical Note

Alan Dugald McKillop taught English at Rice University beginning in 1920, and retired in 1968 as Trustee Distinguished Professor of English. His interests included 18th century poetry and prose, and British novelist Samuel Richardson and poet James Thomson in particular.

Born May 24, 1892 in Lynn, Massachusetts to Scottish parents, McKillop attended Harvard University, graduating summa cum laude in 1913 with a B.A. in philosophy. He returned to Harvard and earned his Ph.D. in English in 1920, and arriving at Rice Institute, September, 1920, to begin what would be forty-nine years of service to the Rice community. McKillop was a member of the Texas Philosopical Society, the Texas Institute of Letters, the Houston Philosophical Society, and Phi Beta Kappa.

A long-time friend of the Fondren Library, McKillop was the founding editor of the Fondren Library's publication The Flyleaf, and was responsible for developing many of the library's key collections, including the Axson Collection of 18th century British plays.

McKillop died in Houston on August 5, 1974.

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Scope and Contents

Professional papers, manuscript notes and personal correspondence of Alan Dugald McKillop, Professor of English, Rice University. Included in the collection are: James Thomson letters (photocopies); Samuel Richardson letters (photocopies); Aaron Hill letters; typescripts of articles; reviews of McKillop's books; reviews by McKillop; offprints by McKillop, offprints of other authors (most autographed).

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Arrangement

This collection has been arranged in the following seven series:
  • Series I: Typescripts and Notes
  • Series II: Correspondence
    • Subseries A: James Thomson letters
    • Subseries B: Samuel Richardson letters
    • Subseries C: General Correspondence
  • Series III: Reviews of books by McKillop
  • Series IV: Reviews by McKillop
  • Series V: Offprints by McKillop
  • Series VI: Offprints by Various Other Authors
  • Series VII: Manuscript notes for Lecture / Publication

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

No access restrictions; this material is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Alan Dugald McKillop Papers must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
McKillop, Alan Dugald, 1892-1974
Richardson, Samuel 1689-1761.
Thomson, James, 1700-1748.
Subjects
English literature--Early modern, 1500-1700--History and criticism
English literature--18th century--History and criticism.
Formats
Correspondence.
Typescripts.
Newsclippings.

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Separated Material

Richardson Family letters separated and processed as MS 279.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Alan Dugald McKillop Papers, 1921-1972, MS #269, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Acquisition Information

Gift of the Alan Dugald McKillop estate, 1976.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series I: Typescripts & Notes

Box
1 Vade Mecum typescripts
"The Diction of Thomson's Seasons" typescripts
"Thomson's Liberty" typescript
"Lucretius and Thomson" typescript
Thesis: "The `Spasmodic School' in Victorian Poetry"
Introduction and bibliography
Bailey
Smith
Dobell
Aytoun
The Spasmodic School as a Whole
Proofs for The Early Masters of English Fiction
Illustrations for The Early Masters of English Fiction
Talks; typescripts and manuscripts
Burns typescripts and manuscripts
Sterne manuscripts and notes
Sterne: proofs for Tristram Shandy
Manuscript notes on the novel
"An Ode to Mr. Handel" photocopy- dated 1745.
"A Seasonable Examination" photocopy- unidentified photocopies dated 1735.
Box
2 Typescript review of Richard Brinsley Sheridan by Landré-Augier
Typescript of "The Publication of James Thomson's Poems, 1726-1730"
Typescript of "Are Novels Social Documents?"
Typescript of "The Gothic Setting in English Fiction, 1764-1790"
Typescript of "The Early Masters of English Fiction" speech
Typescript of "Eighteenth Century Sentimentalism in Theory and Practice"
Typescript of "Literary Forgers-New and Old" speech
Typescript of "Sizing Up a Library"
Typescript of "Two More Thomson Letters"
Tristam Shandy seminar notes

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Series II: Correspondence

Subseries A: James Thomson letters
arranged in folders 1-5 chronologically using listing provided by Professor McKillop; photocopies of originals and printed transcripts
Box
1 James Thomson letters to Aaron Hill; photocopies of printed transcripts related letters of Mallet, Mendes, Young, Shenstone
James Thomson miscellaneous including
Proposal sheet for Seasons
Catalogue of Thomson's goods for sale - 3 photocopies only
Annotated pages of "Winter" from Seasons work sheets for James Thomson's Castle of Indolence
James Thomson portraits for illustrations and notes regarding same
Subseries B: Samuel Richardson Letters
Box
2 Samuel Richardson letters; photocopies of originals and printed transcripts
Samuel Richardson letter to his nephew; photocopy of original
Subseries C: General Correspondence
Box
2 James Hervey letter to Dr. Stonehouse; photocopy of original
Aaron Hill letters; photocopies of contemporary printed transcrpitions
Henry H(a)me letter; photocopy of original
Alan Dugald McKillop bibliography
Correspondence with Lois G. Morrison with accompanying photocopies of
an A. Moore imprint dated 1727
an early printing of excerpts from The Fal of Bob, 1700's
title page of Works of Pope dated 1753
montage on Eustace Budgell, pages dated in 1700's
Personal correspondence including letters regarding publication
Personal correspondence of Rice University interest
letter of appointment from Edgar. Odell Lovett
personal letter from EOL
letter notifying ADMcK of fellowship
personal correspondence with Wilfred Dowden
Correspondence with George Sherburn
Correspondence regarding James Thomson
Correspondence regarding Samuel Richardson

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Series III: Reviews of Books by A. D. McKillop: newspaper and periodicals

Box
2 Samuel Richardson. Printer and Novelist.
C. G. Stillman, January, 1937.
E. A. Moreno, February, 1937.
L. Kronenberger, Decmber, 1936.
Times Literary Supplement, April, 1937.
The Background of Thomson's "Seasons"
J. E. Wells, September, 1944.
H. N. Fairchild, December, 1943.
James Thompson, (1700-1748): Letters and Documents
J. V. Baker, n.d.
Printed in The Times Literary Supplement of an except from The Background of Thomson's "Seasons" entitled "The People's Poet: Thomson of "The Seasons", Reign of Two Centuries". December 19, 1942
Printed in The New Republic an article entitled "The Power of Byron". dated April 16, 1924

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Series IV: Reviews by Alan Dugald McKillop

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2 Humanism and America. Essays on the Outlook of Modern Civilisation. Ed. N. Foerster. 1930.
The English Women Novelists and Their Connection with the Feminist Movement (1688-1797). J. M. Horner AND Lady Julia Mandeville by Frances Brooke Ed. E. P. Poole. 1931.
Samuel Richardson, 1689-1761, Imprimeur de Londres: Auteur de Pamela, Clarisse, et Grandison. P. Dottin. 1932.
The Intellectual Milieu of John Dryden: Studies in Some Aspects of Seventeenth-Century Thought. L. I. Brevold. 1935.
Literatur - und Kunstkritik in ihren Wechselbeziehungen: ein Beitrag zur englischen Asthetik des 18. Jahrhunderts. Von K. L. F. Thielke. AND Sir William Davenant's "Gondibert", its Preface, and Hobbes's Answer: A Study in English Neo-Classicism. C. M. Dowlin. 1937.
The Making of "The Cloister and the Hearth". A. M. Turner. 1939.
Sheridan of Drury Lane. A. Glasgow. 1940.
Tracts and Pamphlets by Richard Steele. Ed. R. Blanchard. 1940.
The Later Career of Tobias Smollett. L. L. Martz. 1943.
Religious Trends in English Poetry II: 1740-1780, Religious Sentimentalism in the Age of Johnson. H. N. Fairchild. 1943.
The Fortunes of Falstaff. J. D. Wilson. 1944.
Born Under Saturn: A Biography of William Hazlitt. C. M. Maclean. 1944.
Against Oblivion, the Life of Joseph Severn. S. Birkenhead. 1944.
Newton Demands the Muse: Newton's "Opticks" and the Eighteenth Century Poets. M. H. Nicolson. 1947.
The Language of Natural Description in Eighteenth-Century Poetry. J. Arthos. 1950.
Hogarth's Literary Relationships. R. E. Moore. 1950.
Eighteenth Century England. Life Filmstrips. 1951.
The Age of Reason: The Eighteenth Century. H. Nicolson. 1961.
A Life of Matthew G. Louis. L. F. Peck. 1962.
Hogarth and His Place in European Art. F. Antal. 1962.
The Sister Arts: The Tradition of Literary Pictorialism and English Poetry from Dryden to Gray. J. H. Hagstrum. 1959.
"James Thomson's Library." E. S. Taylor. AND "Le Roman sentimental en Europe de Richardson á Rousseau (1740-1761)."Revue de litérature comparée, XX 129-51. P. Van Tieghem. (1940),1943.
William Mason: A Study in Eighteenth-Century Culture. John W. Draper. 1924. (addendum)
Poems of William Edmondstoune Aytoun. Oxford Edition. 1922.
The Dependence of Part I of Cynewulf's Christ upon the Antiphonary. Edward Burgert. 1921.

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Series V: Offprints written by Alan Dugald McKillop

Box
2 "Illustrative Notes on Genesis B." 1921.
"Some Early Traces of Rabelais in English Literature." 1921.
"The Romanticism of William Collins." 1923.
"A Victorian Faust." 1925.
"Richardson, Young, and the Conjectures." 1925.
"The First English Translation of Werther." 1928.
"Notes on Smollett" 1928.
"A Lost Poem by Collins." 1928.
"Smollett's First Comedy." 1930.
"The Personal Relations between Fielding and Richardson." 1931.
"Mrs. Radcliffe on the Supernatural in Poetry." 1932.
"Richardson's Early Years as a Printer." 1933.
"A Critic of 1741 on Early Poetry." 1933.
"English Circulating Libraries 1725-50." 1934.
"`The Hero; or the Adventures of a Night.'" 1938.
"An Iconographic Poem on Tom Jones." 1938.
"The Authorship of `A Poem to the Memory of Mr. Congreve.'" 1939.
"Samuel Richardson's Advice to an Apprentice." 1943.
"The Benedicte Paraphrased." 1943.
"Thomson's Visit to Shenstone." 1944.
"James Thomson Recollects Hagley Park." 1947.
"The Mock Marriage Device in Pamela." 1947.
"A Letter from Samuel Richardson to Alexis Claude Clairaut." 1948.
"James Thomson 1748-1948." 1948.
"Some Newtonian Verses in Poor Richard." 1948.
"Nature and Science in the Works of James Hervey." 1949.
"Wedding Bells for Pamela." 1949.
"Thomson and the Jail Committee." 1950.
"The Early History of Thomson's Liberty." 1950.
"Peter the Great in Thomson's `Winter.'" 1952.
"Charlotte Smith's Letters." 1952.
"The Reinterpretation of Laurence Sterne." 1954.
"Richardson's Early Writings--Another Pamphlet." 1954.
"Two 18th Century `First Works' Samuel Richardson's First Book Jmaes Thomson's Juvenile Poems." 1955.
"Some Heroic Couplets by James Thomson." 1958.
"Thomson and the Licensers of the Stage." 1958.
"Ethics and Political History in Thomson's Liberty." for George Sherburn; part of a collection of essays. n.d.
News clippings regarding Guggenheim in Fellowship awarded to A. D. McKillop
"The Reinterpretation of Laurence Sterne." in the Second International Conference of University Professors of English, Paris, p. 38 1953.
"Shaftesbury in Joseph Warton's Enthusiast." 1955.
"A View of Sterne's Art." 1955.
"On the Acquisition of Minor English Fiction 1740-1800." 1956.
"James Ralph in Berkshire." 1961.
Words on the death of Asa Crawford Chandler, 1891-1958 in the Proceedings of the Philosophical Society of Texas. 1958.
Reviews continued:
Science and the Creative Spirit: Essays on Humanistic Aspects of Science. K. W. Deutsch, F. E. L. Priestley, et al. 1959.
Mountain Gloom and Mountain Glory: The Development of the Aesthetics of the Infinite. M. H. Nicolson. 1960.
English Literature in the Early Eighteenth Century, 1700-1740. Bonamy Dobrée. 1960.
The Rhetoric of Fiction. W. C. Booth. 1963.

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Series VI: Offprints of Various Other Authors, most autographed.

Box
2 Ault, Norman. "Pope and the Miscellanies with a New Poem by his Hand." 1934.
Baker, Thomas. The Fine Lady's Airs. Reprint. 1709.
Battestin, Martin C. "Fielding's Definition of Wisdom: Some Functions of Ambiguity and Emblem in Tom Jones." 1968.
Bessinger, J. B. "Beowulf and the Harp at Sutton Hoo." 1958.
[]. "Maldon and the Olafsdrapa: An Historical Caveat." 1962.
Bond, Richmond P. "Early Lending Libraries." 1958.
Boyce, Benjamin. "The Effect of the Restoration on Prose Fiction." 1961.
Bredvold, Louis I. "The Tendency Toward Platonism in Neo-Classical Esthetics." 1934.
Case, Arthur E. "Pope, Addison, and the `Atticus' Lines." 1935.
Cohen, Ralph. "Literary Criticism and Artistic Interpretation Eighteenth-Century English Illustrations of The Seasons." from Reason and the Imagination Studies in the History of Ideas 1600-1800. Ed. J. A. Mazzeo. 1962.
Cope, Jackson I. "Definition as Structure in Gissing's `Ryecroft Papers.'" n.d.
Eaves, T. C. Duncan and Ben D. Kimpel. "Richardson's Revisions of Pamela." 1967.
[]. "The Composition of Clarissa and its Revision Before Publication." 1968.
[]. "Sir William Harrington." n.d.
Gerard, Albert. "On the Logic of Romanticism." 1957.
[]. "Meaning and Structure in Troilus and Cressida." 1959.
[]. "Keats and the Romantic Sehnsucht." n.d.
Goldberg, Homer. "Comic Prose Epic or Comic Romance: The Arguement of the Preface to Joseph Andrews." 1964.
Havens, Raymond D. "The Structure of Smart's Song to David." 1938.
Jensen, Gerard E. "Proposals for a Definitive Edition of Fielding's Tom Jones." 1937.
Maclean, Kenneth. "England in the Eighteenth Century." 1942.
Newcomb, Robert. "Franklin and Richardson." 1958.
Paulson, Ronald. "Satire in the Early Novels of Smollett." n.d.
Preston, Thomas R. "Historiography as Art in Eighteenth-Century England." 1969.
[]. "The Biblical Context of Johnson's Rasselas." 1969.
[]. "The Dialectic of Art and Philosophy." n.d.
Quaintance, Richard E. "Charles Churchill as a Man of Feeling: A Forgotten Poem by Mackenzie." 1961.
Sherbo, Arthur. "Solomon Mendes, A Friend of the Poets." 1957.
Sherburn, George. "Fielding's Amelia: An Interpretation." 1936.
[]. "Fielding's Social Outlook." 1956.
Slattery, William C. "Samuel Richardson and the Netherlands Early Reception of his Work." n.d.
Thomas, J. D. "The Intentional Strategy in Oscar Wilde's Dialogues." 1969.
Tuveson, Ernest. "The Importance of Shaftesbury." 1953.
[]. "Locke and the Dissolution of the `Ego'." 1955.
[]. Review of Pope's Dunciad: A Study of its Meaning. by A. L. Williams. 1957.
[]. "Locke and Sterne." from Reason and the Imagination Studies in the History of Ideas 1600-1800. Ed. J. A. Mazzeo. 1962.
Vieth, David M. "Rochester's `Sceptor' Lampoon on Charles II." 1958.
[]. Review of The Poems of John Dryden. by James Kinsley. 1959.
Watt, I. P. "The Naming of Characters in Defoe, Richardson, and Fielding." 1949.
Williams, Kathleen. "Restoration Themes in the Major Satires of Swift." 1965.
Woodhouse, A. S. P. "Romanticism and the History of Ideas." n.d.
Woodring, Carl R. "Coleridge and the Khan." 1959.
Woods, Charles B. "Fielding and the Authorship of Shamela." 1946.
s. a. manuscript notes for additional offprints used for various research projects.
Photocopy of James Thomson's "A Poem Sacred to the Memory of Sir Isaac Newton" dated 1727.
Photocopies of April 16, 1776 and June 4, 1776 London Journal.
Photocopy of "The Pleasures of Melancholy A Poem" dated 1747.
Miscellaneous.

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Series VII: Manuscript Notes for Lecture/Publication.

Box
3 Notes in manuscript on 3″ × 5″ cards.
Post cards.
Box
2 Manuscript Notes for Lecture/Publication
Addison/Steele
Austin
Blake
Collins
Defoe
Extent (2 packets)
Box
3 Fielding
Extent (3 packets)
Gray
Hogarth
Johnson
Extent (2 packets)
Pope
Prior/Gay
Richardson
Scott
Box
4 Sheridan/Goldsmith
Smollett
Sterne
Swift
Extent (2 packets)
Thackery
Thompson
Young
Miscellaneous, including Hervey
Box
4&5 18th Century
Box
5 Poetry
Box
4 Philosophy/Aesthetics
Box
5 Drama
Box
4 Criticism
Box
5 Restoration
to Columbia
Columbia
Dryden

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