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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GOLLANCZ, Sir Israel (1863-1930)
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file


Name of creator(s)

Parker, Dorothy Ellen, fl 1900-1921, English student at King's College London

Administrative / Biographical history

Sir Israel Gollancz, born 1863; educated at the City of London School, University College London, Christ's College Cambridge, 1883-1887; degree awarded, 1887; Quain English Student and Lecturer, University College, 1892-1895; University Lecturer in English at Cambridge, 1896-1906; Professor of English Language and Literature at King's College London, 1903-1930; founding member and first Secretary of the British Academy, 1902-1930; President of the Philological Society, 1919-1922; died, 1930. Publications include: Pearl (London, 1891); Cynewulf's Christ (London, 1892); Exeter book of Anglo-Saxon poetry (London, 1895); Hamlet in Iceland (London, 1898); The sources of Hamlet (London, 1926). He was also editor of a number of important Shakespeare and other editions including The Temple Classics, The King's Library and The Mediaeval Library.

Archival history

The sketch was drawn by Dorothy Parker for a fellow student of Israel Gollancz and bequeathed to her son, Dr Peter Sullivan. It was then given to a friend of Dr Sullivan, Percy Young, and passed to Professor Curtis Price of the Faculty of Music at King's College and thence to the English Department in 1990. The drawing was transferred to the Archives in 2001.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Department of English, King's College London.

Content & structure

Scope and content

A pencil sketch of Sir Israel Gollancz, Professor of English at King's College, by Dorothy Parker, and annotated 'Golly', a student nickname for the Professor, [1918-1921].

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 Archive Services.

Language/scripts of material


Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Related units of description

London University Library: letters to Austin Dobson, 1989-1916.

Description control

Archivist's Note

Sources: King's College London Calendars, Dictionary of national biography, Who's Who. Entry compiled by Geoff Browell as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

This catalogue is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License. This catalogue may be updated from time to time in order to reflect additional material and/or new understandings of the material.

Date(s) of descriptions

April 2002

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  • Drawings
  • Visual materials

Personal names

  • Gollancz, Sir, Israel, 1863-1930, Knight, Professor of English
  • Parker, Dorothy Ellen, fl 1900-1921, English student at King's College London

Corporate names

  • King's College London College Archives

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