University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Bonamy Dobrée:

A Preliminary Inventory of His Papers at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center



Creator: Dobrée, Bonamy, 1891-1974
Title: Bonamy Dobrée Papers
Dates: 1928-1969
ca. 1959-1969
Abstract: This collection contains typescript drafts of Dobrée's full-length published works Rudyard Kipling: Realist and Fabulist and English Literature in the Early Eighteenth Century as well as prefaces and introductions to other works, contributions to anthologies and encyclopedias, literary articles, book reviews, and correspondence sent to Allanah Harper.
RLIN Record #: None
Extent: 3 boxes (1.26 linear feet)
Language: Most material in English.
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Scope and Contents

The papers of Bonamy Dobrée consist of typescript drafts of two full-length published works, prefaces and introductions to other works, contributions to anthologies and encyclopedias, literary articles, and book reviews. There are also four pieces of correspondence sent to Allanah Harper between 1928 and 1931.

The two full-length works represented are Rudyard Kipling: Realist and Fabulist (1967) and English Literature in the Early Eighteenth Century (1959). Among the prefaces and introductions are those for a new edition of The Lamp and the Lute (1963) and Three Eighteenth Century Figures: Sarah Churchill, John Wesley, and Giacomo Casanova (1962). The contributions include an article on George Meredith for The Encyclopedia Britannica; an essay on Jonathan Swift entitled "The Jocose Dean" contributed to Fair Liberty Was All His Cry: A Tercentenary Tribute to Jonathan Swift; and an essay on Robert Smith Surtees published in Imagined Worlds: Essays on Some English Novels and Novelists in Honor of John Butt.

Articles on various literary topics include "T.S. Eliot: A Personal Reminiscence"; "English Literature 1866-1966"; Sir John Vanbrugh; Jonathan Swift; and William Shakespeare. The book reviews were written primarily for the Yorkshire Post, The Times Literary Supplement, and The Times Educational Supplement. The books reviewed are on a variety of subjects including Rudyard Kipling, Ezra Pound, William Shakespeare, John Donne, and Jonathan Swift.


Restrictions

Access:

Open for research


Administrative Information

Acquisition:

Purchases,1964-1970 (Reg. nos. 2039, 3322, 4349, 4786, 4815)

Processed by:

Hope Rider, 2004


Bonamy Dobrée Papers--Folder List

Box Folder
1 1 Correspondence to Allanah Harper, 1928-1931



Box Folder
1 2-5 English Literature in the Early Eighteenth Century (1959), partial typescript



Rudyard Kipling, Realist and Fabulist ( 1967)

Box Folder
1 6-7 Corrected typescript
Box Folder
2 1-2 Corrected carbon typescript



Shorter works

Box Folder
2 3-4 Articles
5 Book reviews
Box Folder
3 1 Book reviews, con't
2 Contributions, various works
3 George Meredith article for Encyclopaedia Britannica, with correspondence
4 "Prosody, Forms of Verse, and Some Usages," [for The Concise Encyclopaedia of English and American Poets and Poetry]
5 Introductions and prefaces, various Dobrée works