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Purdy, Richard Little, 1904-1990



  • Existence: 1904-04-21 - 1990-08-07

Richard Little Purdy (1904-1990), Associate Professor of English at Yale University and fellow of Berkeley College, acting from time to time as assistant to the Keeper of Rare Books for the University Library (1931-1936); adviser on Victorian literature (1954-1970); chief marshall for the Yale commencement exercises (1962-1970).

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Browning-Monclar collection

Call Number: GEN MSS 84
Overview: The collection contains correspondence, dossiers, printed works, and other papers documenting the friendship between Robert Browning and Ripert-Monclar and the life and business career of Ripert-Monclar. Also included are twentieth century materials concerning efforts to publish the Browning-Monclar correspondence.
Dates: 1825-1965, bulk 1825-1850

Faculty Committee on Receiving Oxford and Cambridge Children, Yale University, records

Call Number: RU 197
Overview: The records consist of correspondence, reports, financial papers, memoranda, sponsor forms, and case files on individual guests documenting the activities and operations of the Faculty Committee on Receiving Oxford and Cambridge Children.
Dates: 1971-1976

Richard L. Purdy Collection of Thomas Hardy

Call Number: GEN MSS 111
Overview: The Richard L. Purdy Collection of Thomas Hardy consists of letters, manuscripts, and associated materials by and about the life of Thomas Hardy. Also included are papers from Sydney C. Cockerell, an associate of Hardy's, and also representative items from other English authors and artists such as Robert Browning and Alfred Lord Tennyson.
Dates: 1753-1981