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George Henry Borrow papers, ca. 1826-1863

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Title

George Henry Borrow papers, ca

Date

1826-1863

Repository

University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506

Arrangement

Arrangement undetermined.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], George Henry Borrow papers, ca. 1826-ca. 1863, 1VF64M175, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.

Extent

32 pieces

Biography/History

Author, Linguist, Traveler. Borrow possessed a gift for languages plus an interest in the vagabond life in general, and gypsy language and culture in particular. His best known work, THE BIBLE IN SPAIN, appeared in 1843.

Scope and Content

The papers consist of sixteen poems in foreign languages, sixteen more in English translations, and three letters, all in the hand of Borrow. The three letters include one to J. F. Dalton, in which Borrow indicates his inability to assist Dalton in finding tunes for the hymns of the Spanish Protestants, one to Mrs. Smith concerning publication of Borrow's works, and one dealing with the financial problems of his brother, T. J. Borrow.

Subjects

  • Bornemann, Wilhelm, 1766-1851.
  • Mickiewicz, Adam, 1798-1855.
  • MacIntyre, Duncan Ban, 1724-1812
  • Tullin, Chr. B. (Chr. Braunmann), 1728-1765.
  • European literature--19th century.
  • Spain--History