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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 1 Collection or Record:

Richard L. Purdy Collection of Thomas Hardy

Call Number: GEN MSS 111

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