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Arranged. Collection is in 5 series.
Correspondence, manuscripts, notes, course materials, and printed matter relevant to the teaching and research of Elliott V. K. Dobbie, Professor of English. Correspondence files contain materials on various publications including American Speech, Modern American Usage, Word as well as letters with students and colleagues. The manuscripts include Columbia University English Department files, course materials on the history of the English language, examinations, lectures given by others and notes thereon; texts of sagas, materials on Short History of English Grammar and West Frisian language. The notes are primarily on Anglo-Saxon Poetic Records. Printed matter includes numerous offprints inscribed to Dobbie and materials used in his research.
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Restrictions on Access
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This collection has no restrictions.
This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Elliott Van Kirk Dobbie papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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Ownership and Custodial History
Gift of Mrs Elliott Dobbie, 1988.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Dobbie, Mrs. Elliott. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--12/28/1988. Accession number--M-88-12-28.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Processed HH 06/27/1989.
August 2020 PDF replaced with full finding aid, YH
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Columbia College, 1927; M.A., 1928; Ph.D. 1937. Instructor Long Island University 1928-1929. Faculty of Columbia University 1934-. Professor of English 1951-1970.