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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0100 KCLCA K/PP 173
BULLOUGH, Geoffrey (1901-1982)
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 box, 0.1 cubic metres


Name of creator(s)

Bullough, Geoffrey, 1901-1982, Professor of English

Administrative / Biographical history

Geoffrey Bullough born 27 January 1901, educated at Stand Grammar School, Whitefield and Manchester University, BA first class honours in English, 1922; MA English, 1923; teaching diploma, 1923; awarded Gissing Prize, 1921; Withers Prize in Education, 1923; John Bright Fellowship in English Literature, 1923-1924; master of Grammar School of Queen Elizabeth in Tamworth, 1924-1926; assistant lecturer in English Literature at Manchester University, 1926-1929; lecturer in English Literature at Edinburgh University, 1929-1933, Professor of English Literature at University of Sheffield, 1933-1946; Professor of English Language and Literature, King's College London, 1946-1968; Governor of Chelsea College of Science and Technology, 1952-1968; Fellow of King's College, 1964; honorary Doctor of Literature, Manchester, 1969. Died 1982.

Publications include: Narrative and dramatic sources of Shakespeare (Columbia U.P, 1957 and later editions), Philosophical poems of Henry More comprising Psychozoia and minor poems (Manchester University Press, Manchester, 1931); Shakespeare the Elizabethan , (London, 1963); The trend of modern poetry (Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh, 1934) and The Oxford book of seventeenth century verse chosen by H.J.C. Grierson and G. Bullough (Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1951).

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Transferred to King's College London Archives from King's College London Library.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers of Geoffrey Bullough, [1957-1975] contain typescript proofs of publications edited by Bullough. The collection contains annotated galley proofs from Bullough's Narrative and dramatic sources of Shakespeare (Columbia U.P, 1957 and later editions), notably including two copies of The Tradegie of Antonie by Robert Garnier, translated by Mary Herbert (1595) and two copies of The Troublesome raigne of King John (anonymous, 1591); carbon copy of The Taming of the Shrew [edited 1957-1975], which includes pencil annotation 'check this with original text'; annotated photocopy of Rosalynde. Euphues Golden Legacie by Thomas Lodge, (1592) [edited 1957-1975], perhaps suggesting that Bullough intended to edit this work; University of London BA examination paper for internal and external students in English, 1974 and University of London BA general examination paper for external students in Middle English 1300-1525, 1974.

System of arrangement

Retained in its original order.

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archives and Information Management.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

No additional finding aids exist.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Description control

Archivist's Note

Sources: British Library OPAC, Who's Who 1971 (A & C Black, London, 1971)
Compiled by Samantha Velumyl.

Rules or conventions

National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997; ISAD(G), Second Edition, 2000.

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Date(s) of descriptions

January 2008

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  • Editing
  • Educational evaluation
  • English
  • English literature
  • European literature
  • Examinations
  • Germanic languages
  • Indo-european languages
  • Literary analysis
  • Literary forms and genres
  • Literature
  • Middle English
  • National literatures
  • Poetry
  • Publishing
  • Publishing industry
  • Student evaluation
  • Textual analysis

Personal names

  • Bullough, Geoffrey, 1901-1982, Professor of English
  • Garnier, Robert, 1544-1590, Poet
  • Herbert, Mary, 1561-1621, Countess of Pembroke, Author and Poet
  • Lodge, Thomas, fl 1558-1625, Author
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Dramatist, Poet and Actor

Corporate names

  • King's College London College Archives
  • University of London

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