2 letters from H J C Grierson to Dear Sir
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- 1 x ts dated 23 October 1944, written 12 Regent Terrace, Edinburgh, and addressed to 'Dear Sir'. Grierson suggests that 'you will look at that interesting book' entitled 'Sir Walter Scott's Friends' by Florence MacCunn (1909). In it 'you will find that it was Mrs Ann Murray Keith [...] who declared that she recognised stories she had told Scott'.
- 1 x ms dated 30 October 1944, written 12 Regent Terrace, Edinburgh, and addressed to 'Dear Sir'. Grierson writes that he cannot 'undertake any further research into Scott stories'.
- Grierson, Herbert John Clifford, 1866-1960 (literary critic and professor of English Literature) (Person)
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He was interest in the metaphysical poets, such as John Donne, and his particular field was English poetry of the 17th century. He was also interested in Sir Walter Scott. His twelve volume edition of Letters of Sir Walter Scott (1932-1937) was noteworthy, but he was also interested in modern Scottish poetry.
He was Rector of Edinburgh University from 1936 to 1939, and was the first holder of a Chair at the University to be elected by the student body as Rector. Sir Herbert John Clifford Grierson, referred to as Herbert J. C. Grierson, died on 19 February 1960 in Cambridge.
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- Letters (2) from H. J. C. Grierson (1866-1960) to 'Dear Sir', and relating to Sir Walter Scott research, 1944
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