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Alan Dugald McKillop papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 269
Finding aid note: Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via woodson@rice.edu or call 713-348-2586.

Scope and Contents

Professional papers, manuscript notes and personal correspondence of Alan Dugald McKillop, Professor of English, Rice University. Included in the collection are: James Thomson letters (photocopies); Samuel Richardson letters (photocopies); Aaron Hill letters; typescripts of articles; reviews of McKillop's books; reviews by McKillop; offprints by McKillop, offprints of other authors (most autographed).

Dates

  • 1921 - 1972

Language of Materials

English

Access Restrictions

No access restrictions; this material is open for research. Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via woodson@rice.edu or call 713-348-2586.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Alan Dugald McKillop Papers must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.

Biographical Note

Alan Dugald McKillop taught English at Rice University beginning in 1920, and retired in 1968 as Trustee Distinguished Professor of English. His interests included 18th century poetry and prose, and British novelist Samuel Richardson and poet James Thomson in particular.

Born May 24, 1892 in Lynn, Massachusetts to Scottish parents, McKillop attended Harvard University, graduating summa cum laude in 1913 with a B.A. in philosophy. He returned to Harvard and earned his Ph.D. in English in 1920, and arriving at Rice Institute, September, 1920, to begin what would be forty-nine years of service to the Rice community. McKillop was a member of the Texas Philosopical Society, the Texas Institute of Letters, the Houston Philosophical Society, and Phi Beta Kappa.

A long-time friend of the Fondren Library, McKillop was the founding editor of the Fondren Library's publication The Flyleaf, and was responsible for developing many of the library's key collections, including the Axson Collection of 18th century British plays.

McKillop died in Houston on August 5, 1974.

Extent

5 Linear Feet (5 boxes)

Overview

Professional papers, manuscript notes and personal correspondence of Alan Dugald McKillop, Professor of English, Rice University. Included in the collection are: James Thomson letters (photocopies); Samuel Richardson letters (photocopies); Aaron Hill letters; typescripts of articles; reviews of McKillop's books; reviews by McKillop; offprints by McKillop, offprints of other authors (most autographed).

Arrangement

This collection has been arranged in the following seven series:
  1. Subseries A: James Thomson letters
  2. Subseries B: Samuel Richardson letters
  3. Subseries C: General Correspondence

Acquisition Information

Gift of the Alan Dugald McKillop estate, 1976.

Separated Materials

Richardson Family letters separated and processed as MS 279.
Title
Guide to the Alan Dugald McKillop papers, 1921-1972
Status
Completed
Date
2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas Repository

Contact:
Fondren Library MS-44, Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston Texas 77005 USA