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King's/PP contains:
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NGA The Papers of Noel Gilroy Annan
NK The Papers of Nicholas Kaldor
NM Non-Members
NW The Papers of Nathaniel Wedd
OB The Papers of Oscar Browning
OLR The Papers of Oliffe Legh Richmond
PFR The Papers of Philip FitzHugh Radcliffe
POP The Papers of Hugh and Brynhild (Olivier) Popham
PWA The Papers of Peter William Avery
RBB The Papers of Richard Bevan Braithwaite
RCB The Papers of Rupert Chawner Brooke
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The Papers of Oliffe Legh Richmond

Title The Papers of Oliffe Legh Richmond
Reference GBR/0272/PP/OLR
(former reference: Misc. 26)
Creator Richmond, Oliffe Legh (1881-1977)
Covering Dates 1892–1977
Extent and Medium 17 envelopes; paper
Repository King's College Archive Centre, Cambridge
Content and context

Oliffe Legh Richmond (1881-1977) was educated at Eton and King's College, matriculating in 1900. He was elected a Fellow of the College in 1905 and a College Lecturer in 1909. During the First World War he served in the Artists' Rifles and as an Intelligence Officer at the War Office and the Italian Headquarters. In 1919 he was appointed Professor of Humanity (Latin) at Edinburgh University. His ingenious theories about the structure of Propertius' elegies and the system of 'Lettercraft', allegedly used by authors to conceal information in their writing, are now generally discredited.

The papers comprise correspondence, a few items relating to a performance of 'The Birds', lecture notes, and files relating to a student mission in South London and to 'Lettercraft'.

Except as noted, the papers were given in 1977 by David Piper.

Access and Use

Please cite as King's College Archive Centre, Cambridge, The Papers of Oliffe Legh Richmond, OLR

Further information

See NM/Housman/AE/4/1 for a book by Housman given to King's College by O L Richmond.

Index Terms
Richmond, Oliffe Legh (1881-1977) poet and classical scholar
King's/PP/OLR contains:
1 Correspondence.
10 files; paper.
1892–1977
2 Writings.
3 files and 2 volumes; paper.
1904–1972
3 Greek plays.
2 items; paper.
1903

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