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Robert Halsband papers, 1708-1976

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0540
Bib ID 4078854 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Halsband, Robert, 1914-1989 ; Andrews, Stephen
Title Robert Halsband papers, 1708-1976
Physical Description 46 linear feet (95 document boxes; 3 record storage cartons; 5 flat boxes)
Language(s) English .
Additional Description http://www.columbia.edu/cu/libraries/inside/projects/findingaids/scans/pdfs/20_GRE-HAL_25.pdf
Access

This collection has no restrictions.

The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 4-97. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged by topic.

Description

Summary

Personal and professional papers including correspondence, manuscripts, documents, diaries, journals, photographs, and printed materials relating to his teaching at various universities, his literary studies and writings, and his professional activities in such organizations as the Moder Language Association and P.E.N. His correspondents include contemporary authors such as Edmund Blunden, Christopher Hassall, Louis Kronenberger; scholars such as James P. Clifford, Leon Edel, and A.L. Rowse. There are also some letters collected by Halsband, including those by Mrs Piozzi, John Wilkes (1727-1797) and John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute (1713-1792). Among the manuscripts are notes, drafts, typescripts, and proofs of his LIFE OF LADY WORTLEY MONTAGU (Oxford, 1956) and COMPLETE LETTERS OF LADY MARY WORTLEY MONTAGU (Oxford, 1965-1967). Also, manuscripts and typescripts of Halsband's diaries, journals, lectures, articles, book reviews, and essays. The printed materials include ephemera, books, and offprints by Halsband and books by other authors inscribed to him. There is a watercolor portrait of Halsband by Stephen Andrews, London, ca. 1966.

Using the Collection

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Restrictions on Access

This collection has no restrictions.

The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 4-97. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library 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.

Box 64 Microfilms: "Extracts from Harrowby Manuscript" and Box 65 Microfilms: "Harrowby": are for reference use only. No printouts are allowed. No ILL possible.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Robert Halsband papers, Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Related Archival Materials

Collections related by provenance: Ruth Alice Halsband Papers.

Alternate Form Available

Lady Mary's letters, 1716-1719: are available on microfilm [# 97-2034].

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 06/--/1989.

Collier poem re. Mrs Piozzi Cataloged HR 11/20/1998.

Mrs Piozzi letter to the ladies of Llangollen Cataloged HR 10/17/2000.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Articles Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Card files Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Diaries Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Essays Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fiction (general genre) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Illustrations Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Journals Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lectures Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Notebooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Paintings Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Passports Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poems Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Proofs (printed matter) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Reviews Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Watercolors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wills Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
diplomas Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
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"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
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Acton, Harold, 1904-1994 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Authors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Barzun, Jacques, 1907-2012 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Berlin, Isaiah, 1909-1997 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Blitzstein, Marc Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Blunden, Edmund, 1896-1974 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bolitho, Hector, 1897-1974 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Burnshaw, Stanley, 1906-2005 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bute, John Stuart, Earl of, 1713-1792 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Butler, Eleanor, Lady, 1739-1829 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cheever, John Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Clifford, James P Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
College teachers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Collier, Arthur, 1707-1777 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University -- : Faculty Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cowley, Malcolm, 1898-1989 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Echlin, Elizabeth, Lady, 1704?-1782? Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Edel, Leon, 1907-1997 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Edgeworth, Maria, 1768-1849 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Elliott, Charlotte, 1789-1871 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
English language -- Study and teaching Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
English literature -- 18th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fierstein, Harvey, 1954- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gershwin, George, 1898-1937 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gill, Brendan, 1914-1997 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gold, Herbert, 1924- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hassall, Christopher, 1912-1963 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hervey, John Hervey, Baron, 1696-1743 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Horgan, Paul, 1904- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hyde, H. Montgomery (Harford Montgomery), 1907-1989 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Jeans, James, 1877-1946 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kronenberger, Louis, 1904-1980 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Leslie, Shane, 1885-1971 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Letter writing Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lindsay, John V (John Vliet) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Literature Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Loveman, Amy Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
McCarthy, Mary, 1912-1989 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mitford, Nancy, 1904-1973 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Modern Language Association of America Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Montagu, Mary Wortley, Lady, 1689-1762 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Naughton, Bill Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
PEN (Organization) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Paderewski, Ignace Jan, 1860-1941 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Piozzi, Hester Lynch, 1741-1821 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Plumb, J. H (John Harold), 1911-2001 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ponsonby, Sarah, 1755-1831 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Portraits Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Redman, Ben Ray, 1896-1961 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Richardson, Samuel, 1689-1761 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rowse, A. L (Alfred Leslie), 1903-1997 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scholarly publishing Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scrapbooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Starkie, Enid Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stout, Rex, 1886-1975 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Suard, J. B. A (Jean Baptiste Antoine), 1734-1817 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Tourel, Jennie Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Vidal, Gore, 1925-2012 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Waugh, Alec, 1898-1981 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wilkes, John, 1725-1797 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Robert Halsband (1914-1989), scholar, author, authority on 18th century literary studies. Halsband was adjunct professor of English at Columbia University, 1963-1967 (Columbia University A.M., 1936). Professor Halsband died in 1989.