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James L. Clifford papers, 1774-1978

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0235
Bib ID 5012645 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Clifford, James L (James Lowry), 1901-1978
Title James L. Clifford papers, 1774-1978
Physical Description 43 linear feet (43 linear feet 85 boxes)
Language(s) Material is in English.
Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Reader must use microfilm where available.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Arranged into the following series: I. Catalogued Correspondence and Manuscripts, II. Arranged Correspondence 1929-1989, III. Biography File, IV. Biographies of Samuel Johnson by James Clifford, V. Additional Files, VI. 1989 Addition.

Description

Scope and Content

Correspondence, manuscripts, documents, notes, photographs, and printed materials of James Lowry Clifford, 1901-1979, professor of English, Columbia University. Historical and literary letters and manuscripts collected by Clifford include letters from Samuel Johnson, diaries of Hester Lynch Salusbury Thrale Piozzi and those of her second husband, Gabriel Piozzi; a review of Clifford's book on Mrs. Piozzi and approximately nine drafts of one of Virginia Woolfs last typescripts.

The collection includes correspondence, manuscripts, clippings, research materials, and photographs for Cliffords several works on the writing of biography, and for his two biographies of Samuel Johnson, YOUng Samuel Johnson (McGraw-Hill, 19552 and Dictionary Johnson: Samuel Johnson's Middle Years (McGraw-Hill, 1979).

There are also printed materials from various Samuel Johnson sqcieties, and some related photographs .

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Reader must use microfilm where available.

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.

Preferred Citation

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

Alternate Form Available

Also available on microfilm

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers Processed MBB 11/79.

Revision Description

2011-02-22 File created.

2013-03-08 ead document instance created by Carrie Hintz

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

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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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Diaries Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Manuscripts (documents) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Biography as a literary form Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Clifford, James L (James Lowry), 1901-1978 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Letters Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Orrery, John Boyle, Earl of, 1707-1762 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Piozzi, Hester Lynch, 1741-1821 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Woolf, Leonard, 1880-1969 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

James Lowry Clifford, 1901-1979, was a professor of English at Columbia University. He wrote two biographies of Samuel Johnson as well as works on the writing of biography.