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John Hubert Scott Papers

 Collection
Identifier: msc0157

Scope and Contents

The papers of John Hubert Scott date from 1898 to 1945 and are arranged into five series: Biographical, Correspondence, Research, Writings, and Sketches. The Writings series is divided into two subseries: Papers, Essays, and Lectures, and Manuscripts. The final series, Sketches, contains ten pencil and ink sketches. The collection documents Scott's research theories regarding the connections between speech inflections and literary authorship, as well as his book collecting interests which focused on John Henry Ireland. The large amount of personal correspondence contained in this collection spans Scott's life as a young man through his retirement and includes letters to and from Scott's family, friends, and rare book dealers. Also included are six years of correspondence between Scott and Edith E. King-Fisher, a student of Scott's who lived in California and completed coursework long-distance.

Dates

  • 1898-1945

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.

Biographical or Historical Information

A. Neville, November 2005

Extent

6.50 linear feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Scott was the head of the Department of English at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa for seven years beginning in 1908. He joined the faculty of the English department at the University of Iowa in 1915. The collection documents Scott's research theories regarding the connections between speech inflections and literary authorship, as well as his book collecting interests which focused on John Henry Ireland.

Method of Acquisition

These papers were donated to the University of Iowa Libraries by John Hubert Scott over a period of years.

Related Materials

Scott, John Hubert. Phrasal Patterns in English Prose. New York : The Ronald Press Company, 1932. Main Library, PE 1442.S34



Scott, John Hubert. "Rhythmic Prose." University of Iowa Studies Humanistic Studies 3.1 (1925): 1-192. Main Library, P25 .I8 v.3 no.1



Scott, John Hubert. "Rhythmic Verse." University of Iowa Studies Humanistic Studies 3.2 (1925): 1-216. Main Library, P25 .I8 v.3 no.2



Scrapbook of facsimile documents and letters of notable historical and literary figures, xMsS427

Photostats of various William Henry Ireland documents, correspondence, and newspaper clippings, xMsS427p

Photograph album of John Hubert Scott's trip to England in 1934 -- 1935, xMsS427ph

Shakespearean Fabrications compiled by W. H. Ireland, engravings and forgery examples, xMsI66s

Shakespeare Papers compiled by W. H. Ireland, engravings and forgery examples, xMsI66p

Ireland's Shakespeare Forgeries compiled by W. H. Ireland, engravings and forgery examples, xMsI66f

Author
A. Neville, November 2005
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
eng

Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242 IaU
319-335-5921
319-335-5900 (Fax)