Borthwick Catalogue

fonds UL17 - Pluralism, Compassion and Social Hope by F. R. Leavis

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Reference code

UL17

Title

Pluralism, Compassion and Social Hope by F. R. Leavis

Date(s)

  • 1970 (Creation)

Level of description

fonds

Extent and medium

0.01 cubic metres

1 box

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Name of creator

Leavis, Frank Raymond, 1895-1978, literary critic (1895-1978)

Biographical history

Frank Raymond Leavis was born in Cambridge in 1895. He read History and English at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and subsequently became a lecturer in the English Faculty there. He moved to Downing College, Cambridge , in 1931 and was elected Fellow in 1936. In 1965 he joined the University of York as a visiting Professor of English.

An influential literary critic, his publications included 'New Bearings in English Poetry' in 1932,'The Great Tradition' in 1948, and 'Nor Shall My Sword: Discourses on Pluralism, Compassion and Social Hope' in 1972.

He died in 1978.

Archival history

This archive forms part of the University Library Manuscripts collection.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The archive was deposited at the Borthwick Institute after 1970.

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Scope and content

Manuscript text of lecture 'Pluralism, Compassion and Social Hope' given by F. R. Leavis at York, 1970. Written in Leavis' hand and signed by the author, on the reverse of photocopied pages from an unidentified edition of Jane Eyre, 36 numbered leaves.

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Conditions governing access

Records are open to the public, subject to the overriding provisions of relevant legislation, including the Data Protection Act 1998.

24 hours’ notice is required to access photographic material.

Conditions governing reproduction

A reprographics service is available to researchers subject to the access restrictions outlined above. Copying will not be undertaken if there is any risk of damage to the document. Copies are supplied in accordance with the Borthwick Institute for Archives' terms and conditions for the supply of copies, and under provisions of any relevant copyright legislation. Permission to reproduce images of documents in the custody of the Borthwick Institute must be sought.

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  • English

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Finding aids

A typescript finding aid, to file level, is available for consultation in the searchroom of the Borthwick Institute.

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Related units of description

Letters from Leavis and teaching materials used at the University of York, c.1939-1976, are held by Cambridge University: Downing College Library and Archives (Reference: DCPP/LEA15/1-36).

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Publication note

The lecture is printed in 'Nor Shall My Sword: discourses on pluralism, compassion and social hope' by F. R. Leavis (1972).

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Description identifier

Institution identifier

GB193

Rules and/or conventions used

ISAD (G): General International Standard Archival Description, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2000); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997).

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Created 28.04.17

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