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Chambers Collection

900 vols and 32 boxes.Chambers

Consists of books and papers belonging to R W Chambers, a former Librarian and Quain Professor of English Language and Literature, including a small but very valuable collection, amongst them an incunable, concerned with the study of Sir Thomas More, given by Chambers' sister in 1943. Supplemented in the same year by a bequest from Dr E. Hitchcock, who had worked with Chambers for many years in the Department of English. Also includes correspondence with friends, scholars and students, and his unpublished work on the Piers Plowman A-text.

Handlist: The Papers of Raymond Wilson Chambers: a handlist, comp. J. Percival (London 1978).

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