Collection MS/MS01.137 - Curtis Bradford Transcriptions of W. B. Yeats unpublished prose 1954-1960

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US US-IaGG MS/MS01.137

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Curtis Bradford Transcriptions of W. B. Yeats unpublished prose 1954-1960

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(1911-1969)

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Curtis Bradford was Oakes Ames Professor of English Literature at Grinnell College where he served on the faculty from 1946 until his death in 1969. He was a scholar of the work of William Butler Yeats.

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(1865-1939)

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Yeats was an Irish poet and is considered one of the greatest poets of the twentieth century.

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In 1954 and again in 1960, Curtis Bradford was able to transcribe previously unpublished manuscripts by W. B. Yeats that remained in the home of Yeats' widow, George. This collection contains the transcriptions Bradford made from Yeats' handwritten and typescript manuscripts. Bradford published a recollection of his work with the manuscripts in the  Sewanee Review 77 (1969) 385-404.

A description of this manuscript collection was published by James Lovic Allen and M. M. Lberman, "Transcriptions of Yeats's Unpublished prose in the Bradford papers at Grinnell College." Serif: Quarterly of Kent State University Libraries, 10.1 (1973): 13-27.

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Arranged as described by Allen and Liberman.

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