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The University of Toledo Archives
Manuscript Collection

 

Finding Aid

Robert N. Whiteford Papers, 1945 to 1951

UM-17

Size: .5 linear feet


Provenance: Department of English

Access: Open

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Processing Note:

Condition: Good

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 26th 1985

Historical/Biographical Sketch

Robert N. Whiteford was a professor of English at the University of Toledo from 1910 to 1938. During his 36 years at the University, he wrote several articles and papers on various subjects in literature. Also, he published books on poetry and literary figures. After retiring in 1938 at the age of 67, he enrolled in a university program enabling emerita professors to research and write papers on a regular basis for the University in return for supplemental income. He wrote essays from 1945-1951, although he took it easy as he had an illness he believed was brought on from overworking himself. In his memory, the University of Toledo Graduate College established the Robert N. Whiteford Memorial Scholarship for assistance in research.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of unpublished essays written by Robert N. Whiteford, professor of English at the University of Toledo from 1910 to 1938. The essays date from 1945 to 1951 and were written as a part of a university program allowing retired professors with emerita status to continue research and receive income.

Most of the essays are written on English authors such as Sir Francis Bacon, Sir Walter Scott, Thomas Hope, Susan Ferrier, Maria Edgeworth, and many others. Other topics include English Oriental novels, modern English drama, and the Book of Job.

Folder List

Box

Folder

Item Description

1

1

Bern, Aphra

1

2

Bacon, Sir Francis

1

3

Bunyan, John

1

4

Defoe, Daniel

1

5

Edgeworth, Maria

1

6

Ferrier, Susan

1

7

Fielding, Henry

1

8

Gaskell, Elizabeth

1

9

Graves, Richard

1

10

Hope, Thomas

1

11

Lamb, Lady Caroline

1

12

Landon, Letticia E.

1

13

Lockhart, John Gibson

1

14

Morgan, Lady Sydney

1

15

Peacock, Thomas

1

16

Richardson, Samuel

1

17

Scott, Michael

1

18

Scott, Sir Walter

1

19

Sidney, Phillip

1

20

Smith, Charlotte

1

21

Sterne, Laurence

1

22

Wapole, Horace

1

23

English Oriental Novels

1

24

English Drama, Modern

1

25

Democracy of Ours (German)

1

26

The Book of Job

1

27

Whiteford, Robert N.

 

 

Last Updated: 6/9/16