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Corke, Hilary Topham (writer, composer, mineralogist, lecturer)



  • Existence: 1921-2001

Hilary Topham Corke, writer, composer and mineralogist, was born in Malvern, Worcestershire on 12 July 1921. He was a Lecturer in English at Fuad I University, Cairo, 1948-51, and Lecturer in Medieval English Studies, Edinburgh University, 1951-55.He died in Abinger Hammer, Surrey on 3rd September 2001.
He served in the Royal Artillery during World War II, partly in Orkney. His poems appeared in the Penguin Book of Contemporary Verse (1918-1960). With others, he edited New Poems 1961: A P.E.N Anthology of Contemporary Poetry.

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The Harris Transcript of old Scottish Ballads - bound volume with manuscript transcript of Scottish ballads

Identifier: Coll-1818
Content Description This important bound volume with ms transcript of Scottish ballads had been in the ownership of Mr. Hilary Corke, a Lecturer at Edinburgh University, 1951-1955. It is one of two ms volumes known as the Harris Repertoire. Corke had 're-discovered' it in 1955. Much earlier it had been sought after by collectors Norval Clyne, the Aberdonian advocate, and by Francis James Child. It contains a book-plate with arms on the inside front-board - 'Hilary Corke'. On one of...
Dates: 1850-1860