John Hubert Scott Papers
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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.
- Creation: 1898-1945
- Scott, John Hubert (Person)
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This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
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Biographical or Historical Information
A. Neville, November 2005
6.50 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
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.
- A. Neville, November 2005
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