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The University of Toledo Archives
Manuscript Collection

 

Finding Aid

James G. Southworth Papers, 1934 to 1966

UM-11

Size: 2 linear feet


Provenance: Dept. of English

Access:Open

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Processing Note:

Condition: Fair

Copyright: The literary rights to this collection are assumed to rest with the person(s) responsible for the production of the particular items within the collection, or with their heirs or assigns.  Researchers bear full legal responsibility for the acquisition to publish from any part of said collection per Title 17, United States Code.  The Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections may reserve the right to intervene as intermediary at its own discretion.

Completed by: Julie Onnenga, April 15, 1985

Historical/Biographical Sketch

James Granville Southworth was a professor of English at the University of Toledo from 1934 to 1966. He was born in the Toledo area in 1896 and remained close until his death in the 1990s. Some of his works include: Some Modern American Poets (1950), Verses of Cadence: An Introduction to the Prosody of Chaucer and his Followers (1954), The Poetry of Thomas Hardy (1947), and Sowing the Spring; Studies in British Poets form Hopkins to MacNiece (1968). In his memory, the University of Toledo offers the James G. Southworth Scholarship in the Humanities for any humanities major.

Scope and Content Note

Collection consists of Manuscripts and galley proofs of books written by James G. Southworth, professor of English at UT from 1934 to 1966. He taught courses such as Shakespeare, Chaucer, Milton, and Intro to Poetry. Books are entitled “Sowing in the Spring”, “Vauxhall Gardens”, “Some Modern American Poets”, “More Modern American Poets”, and “The Prosody of Chaucer and His Followers”. There are also papers written by Southworth about poets T.S. Elliot, D.H. Lawrence, William Butler Yeats, and others. In addition, there is also a bound manuscript of his book “Aristotle and Mr. Shakespeare”.

Folder List

Box

Folder

Item Description

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1

The Prosody of Chaucer and His Followers, Galley Proofs

1

2

The Prosody of Chaucer and His Followers, Manuscript

1

3

Some Modern American Poets, Manuscript

1

4

Sowing the Spring, Manuscript

1

5

Sowing the Spring, Manuscript Corrections

1

6

Sowing the Spring, Galley Proofs

1

7

Vauxhall Gardens, Manuscript

1

8

Vauxhall Gardens, Plates

1

9

Some Modern American Poets, Galley Proofs

1

10

Some Modern American Poets, Galley Proofs

1

11

Vauxhall Gardens, Galley Proofs

1

12

Vauxhall Gardens, Manuscript

2

1

W.H. Auden

2

2

T.S. Elliot

2

3

Gerard Manley Hopkins

2

4

D.H. Lawrence

2

5

Cecil Day Lenis

2

6

Hugh MacDiamid

2

7

Louis MacNeice

2

8

William Butler Yeats

3

 

Manuscript of “Aristotle and Mr. Shakespeare”

 

 

Last Updated: 6/9/16