Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the George W. Whiting Papers, 1925-1963 MS 342



creator aut Whiting, George, Mrs.
Title: George W. Whiting papers
Dates: 1925-1963
Abstract: This collection contains typescripts, handwritten notes and correspondence related to the personal and professional life of George W. Whiting, a professor of English at Rice Institute.
Identification: MS 342
Quantity: 4 Linear Feet (4 boxes)
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biography

George Wesley Whiting (1887-1963) was a professor of English at Rice University and a Milton scholar. He received his B.A. from the University of West Virginia in 1908, his Master's degree from Harvard University , and his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1926. Before coming to Rice Institute in the fall of 1926, he served as assistant in English at Chicago, and assistant professor of English at Michigan State College. He published type="simple" href="" render="italic">Milton's Milieu in 1939, and type="simple" href="" render="italic">Milton and This Pendant World in 1958. He was considered to be a premier scholar on Milton.

Sources: type="simple" href="" render="italic">Houston Chronicle, Jan 28, 1939 and type="simple" href="" render="italic">The South-Central Bulletin, October, 1963.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains typescripts, handwritten notes and correspondence related to the personal and professional life of George W. Whiting, a professor of English at Rice Institute.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via woodson@rice.edu or call 713-348-2586.

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish from the George W. Whiting papers must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Rice University.


Index Terms

corrrespondence
manuscripts (document genre)
16th- 19th century English literature
Rice University -- History
Whiting, George, Mrs.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

George W. Whiting Papers, 1925-1963, MS 342, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated by Mrs. George W. Whiting, March 1, 1976.

Accruals

No future additions are expected for this material.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Correspondence 1925-1958

Box Folder
1 1-4 Correspondence 1925-1958



Series II: Typescripts, undated

Box Folder
1 5-7 Re.: Milton
8-9 Re.: Various subjects
Box Folder
2 1 Johnson: A Collation of Milton's English Sonnets
2 Milton and This Pendant World
3 The Artist and Tennyson



Series III: Handwritten notes, undated

Box Folder
2 4 Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained, Milton
5 Milton - Politics
6 Milton's literary relation, Political and religious pamphlets, Greek religion and mythology, Puritanism
7 Milton: Comus, L'Allegro, Il Penseroso
8 Milton
9 Early and 16th century drama, Restoration drama
10 Drama
Box Folder
3 1-2 Drama
3 Drama; Chicago courses 150, 175, 195; Freshmen; Exams
4 Old and Middle English; 16th, 17th, 19th c. literature; Romantic movement; American Literature
5 Bible; The Fall of Angels; Belial and Christ
6 Bacon, Byron, Chaucer
7 Cibber
8 Congreve, Coleridge, Dryden, D'avenant, Johnson, others
9 Lyle, Raleigh, Ross, Rowe, Shaw, Spiller, others
10 Spenser, Tennyson
Box Folder
4 1-4 Various subjects



Series IV: Reprints, offprints, articles and reviews by Whiting 1936-1963

Box Folder
4 5-6 Reprints, offprints, articles and reviews by Whiting