|Description||Reviews of books by Selincourt, 1926-1942; transcripts of works by Selincourt, lectures and talks given by him, 1927-1936; proof copies of Selincourt's publications, 1926-1947; typescripts of excerpts from the Prelude ; scrap-books of press-cuttings relating to reviews of his works; offprints of articles; manuscripts of works on Arnold, Browne, Browning, Bunyan, Chatterton, Cowper, Education, Fuller, Lamb, Landor, Shakespeare, Shelley, Thackery and Traherne and Vaughan; notebook containing notes by De Selincourt on authors and aspects of the study of English literature including some extract from works, and list of lectures presumably given by De Selincourt at the University of Birmingham [not listed on draft catalogue] |
|Administrative History||Ernest de Selincourt, 1870-1943, scholar and literary critic; educated at Dulwich and University College, Oxford; where he obtained a second class in Literae Humaniores, 1894. Selincourt became a university lecturer in English in 1899, was Professor of English at University of Birmingham, 1908-1935 and Vice-Principal at Birmingham, 1931-1935. Selincourt edited the works of Keats, Spenser, and William and Dorothy Wordsworth; was Professor of Poetry at Oxford, 1928-1933, and was made a Fellow of the British Academy in 1927. |
Reference: The Dictionary of National Biography: The Concise Dictionary, Part II ( Oxford University Press,Oxford, 1961 ).
For further reading about the University of Birmingham see: Eric Ives, Diane Drummond, Leonard Schwarz The First Civic University: Birmingham 1880-1980 An Introductory History ( The University of University of Birmingham Press. 2000 ).