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MS Eng 834

Sherburn, George Wiley, 1884-, collector. George Wiley Sherburn collection of English ballads, songs, and poems, circa 1700-1850: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Eng 834
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Sherburn, George Wiley, 1884-, collector.
Title: George Wiley Sherburn collection of English ballads, songs, and poems,
Date(s): 1700-1850.
Quantity: 1 collection (.5 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Manuscripts of English ballads, songs, and poems from circa1700 to1850, collected by the Harvard scholar George Wiley Sherburn.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

51M-180 Deposited by George Sherburn, Widener 117; received: 1952 January.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

George Wiley Sherburn Collection of English Ballads, Songs, and Poems, Circa 1700-1850 (MS Eng 834). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Sherburn (1884-1962) taught English at Harvard and was known primarily for his scholarship on Alexander Pope.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by first line.

Scope and Contents

Includes manuscripts in unidentified hands of the text of 80 English ballads, songs, and poems.

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