Arthur W. Secord Papers, 1920-57 | University of Illinois Archives
Series Number: 15/7/28
Acquired: 7/14/1980; 2/18/94; CIWS
Volume: 2.0 cubic feet
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Description: Papers of Arthur Wellesley Secord (1891-1957), Professor of English (1926-57) including "Defoe in Stoke Newington;" an untitled manuscript anthology of 18th century prose writers (1950); page proofs and manuscript of bibliographical notes and introduction to a facsimile publication of Defoe's The Review (1938); Ph.D. thesis "Studies in the Narrative Method of Defoe" (1923-24); typescript outlines and chapters of "Moll Flanders and the Picaresque Novel," "The Fortunate Mistress" and "Roxana;" lecture notes on English Literature of the 16th to 19th centuries (1926-57); clippings from the Times Literary Supplement (1950, 1954); correspondence (195--55); Champaign County and Central Illinois Cameral Clubs' membership lists, newsletters and contest rules (1948-57); manuscripts and notes for essays in Robert Drury's Journal and Other Studies (1961) including unpublished articles on "Benjamin Norton Defoe" and "Defoe and the Melfort Memories." A copy of this publication is in R.S. 38/1/0/15. The series includes a minute book, membership records and treasurer's report of "The Questers" (1946-50), a discussion group which included campus clergy and faculty. Professor Secord was the last secretary.