University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the James Blanton Wharey Papers, 1888-1942



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Wharey, James Blanton, 1872-1946
Title: Wharey, James Blanton, Papers
Dates: 1888-1942
Abstract: Correspondence, lecture notes, research notes, papers, drafts and miscellaneous printed material comprise the James Blanton Wharey Papers, 1888-1942.
OCLC No.: 965451679
Extent: 8 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

English professor James Blanton Wharey was born in Cumberland County, Virginia, on March 4, 1872. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Davidson College, North Carolina. Wharey was professor of English at Peabody College, Nashville when he got his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 1904. In January 1912 Wharey joined the English faculty of the University of Texas, where he became professor in 1924. His most relevant work was his definitive edition of John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress (1928), contemporaneously acclaimed as "the finest achievement in critical bibliography within recent years."

Source:

Robert Adger Law, "WHAREY, JAMES BLANTON," Handbook of Texas Online, accessed November 20, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.


Scope and Contents

Correspondence, lecture notes, research notes, papers, drafts and miscellaneous printed material comprise the James Blanton Wharey Papers, 1888-1942. The collection includes a draft of Wharey’s edition of John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress and miscellaneous materials concerning his work about Bunyan and Robert Browning.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

A portion of these papers is stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Wharey, James Blanton, 1872-1946--Archives
Bunyan, John, 1628-1688
Subjects (Organizations)
University of Texas at Austin
Subjects
College teachers
Christian fiction, English

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

James Blanton Wharey Papers, 1888-1942, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by archives staff.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

Stored offsite at LSF:
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4P484 Correspondence, financial records, 1888-1942
Student notes and papers, ca. 1897-1899
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4P485 Student notes, 1891-1911
Lecture notes, extension teaching, UT matters, ca. 1927-1929
John Bunyan research - notes, papers
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4P486 John Bunyan research
Notes, papers, bibliographic notecards
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4P487 Notes, papers
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4P488 Notes, papers
Pilgrim's Progress
Notes, etc.
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4P489 Notes, etc.
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4P490 Draft of Wharey's edition of Pligrim's Progress
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4P491 Material concerning Wharey's edition of Pilgrim's Progress
Printed material, illustrations, reviews
Literature and writers - notes, etc.
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4P492 Miscellaneous papers, speeches
Robert Browning research
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4P493 Various writers - notes, papers
Miscellaneous printed material
Writers
Davidson College, etc.