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.