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   James L. Clifford papers, 1774-1978

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

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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 ft. (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.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

Arranged into the following series

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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 .

Series I: Cataloged Correspondence and Manuscripts

Historical and Literary Materials Collected by Clifford

Subseries I.2: Cataloged Correspondence to Clifford

(includes photocopies of Piozzi diaries at National Library of Wales)

Series III: Biography Files

The following materials relate to the subject of Biography. Many files include correspondence.

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Using the Collection

Offsite

Access Restrictions

 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.

      offsite requestMore information and link to off-site request form

This collection has no restrictions.

Reader must use microfilm where available.

Restrictions on Use

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.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Papers Processed 11/79 MBB

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion February 22, 2011 Finding aid written in English.
    2011-02-22 File created.
    2013-03-08 ead document instance created by Carrie Hintz

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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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DiariesPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
LettersPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
ManuscriptsPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
PhotographsPortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

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

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

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.

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