Arthur H. Nethercot (1895-1981) Papers
Scope and Contents
Scholar and professor of English Literature Arthur Hobart Nethercot joined NU's English faculty in 1919 and remained with the University until retirement. The Arthur Nethercot Papers consist of one folder of biographical material and clippings documenting Nethercot's career at Northwestern. The Papers also include one folder of Correspondence from literary figures to Nethercot covering the period 1922-1977 and one folder of copies and reprints of Nethercot's poetry, fiction, and scholarly publications. The bulk of the Papers is comprised of a three volume, 714 page "Autobiographical Memoir" written between July 24, 1977 and June 9, 1979.
Addition, Box 2 and Scrapbooks The addition to the Arthur H. Nethercot Papers comprises one box and three scrapbooks, dating 1931-1975. Included in the addition are awards received by, and a newspaper article about, Arthur Nethercot, filling one folder each. The bulk of the materials filling the one archival box are correspondence and some printed reviews pertaining to Nethercot's books: Abraham Cowley: The Muse's Hannibal (1931), Sir William D'avenant: Poet Laureate and Playwright-Manager (1938), TheRoad to Tryermaine (1939), Men and Supermen: The Shavian Portrait Gallery (1954), The First Five Lives of Annie Besant (1960), The Last Four Lives of Annie Besant (1963), Elizabethan Plays (1970), and Stuart Plays (1971). The three scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings and journal reviews relating to the same list of Nethercot's books. Small amounts of other printed material, such as advertisements for his book releases, are included in the scrapbooks.
The addition is arranged into three sections: biographical materials, including Nethercot's awards, and the newspaper article about him, correspondence, reviews, and related items, and the scrapbooks.
The material in the correspondence, reviews, and related materials section is arranged chronologically according to the publishing date of the book title.
Conditions Governing Access
There are no restrictions on use of the materials in the department for research; all patrons must comply with federal copyright regulations.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is stored at a remote campus location and requires two business days advance notice for retrieval. Please contact the McCormick Library at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-491-3635 for more information or to schedule an appointment to view the collection.
Language of Materials
Scholar and professor of English Literature Arthur Hobart Nethercot joined NU's English faculty in 1919 and remained with the University until retirement. The Arthur Nethercot Papers consist of biographical materials and clippings documenting Nethercot's career at Northwestern, correspondence from literary figures, and copies and reprints of Nethercot's poetry, fiction, and scholarly publications.
The arrangement of the Papers is chronological within folders.
Method of Acquisition
The Arthur Nethercot Papers were donated to the Northwestern University Archives by Arthur Nethercot on October 17, 1979 and January 15, 1981 as Accessions #79-207 and #81-11.
Margaret Faverty, February, 1982.
- Besant, Annie, 1847-1933
- Cowley, Abraham, 1618-1667
- Cowley, Malcolm, 1898-1989
- D'Avenant, William, 1606-1668
- De Voto, Bernard, 1897-1955
- English literature--Study and teaching
- Kerr, Walter Boardman, 1911-2003
- Mattingly, Garrett, 1900-1962
- Nethercot, Arthur H. (Arthur Hobart), 1895-1981
- Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.)--Faculty
- Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Department of English
- Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967
- Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950
- Spender, Stephen, 1909-1995
- Taft, Lorado, 1860-1936
- Van Doren, Mark, 1894-1972
- Guide to the Arthur H. Nethercot (1895-1981) Papers
- Margaret Faverty
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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