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Series I: Cataloged Correspondence and Manuscripts
Series III: Biography Files
Series IV: Biographies of Samuel Johnson by James Clifford
At a Glance
Arranged into 6 series.
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 .
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Restrictions on Access
You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.
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.
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.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); James L. Clifford papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Gift of James L. Clifford. Date of acquisition--1973.
Source of acquisition--Gift of Mrs. James L. Clifford. Date of acquisition--1979, 1980.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Papers Processed MBB 11/79.
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.
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.