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COLLECTION — Box: 1 Identifier: 2006MT-234

Virginia Myers collection of Tom Taylor material


Materials relating to research by Virginia Myers on playwright Tom Taylor, including: letters to Myers from other scholars and from Taylor descendants, 1931-1964; her unpublished typescript Newnham College dissertation"Tom Taylor: Life and Works" circa 1933; 2 folders of clippings and programs, 1857-1930; and printed books by and about Taylor, 1869-1933.


  • 1857-1964

Language of Materials


Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research.


1 linear feet (1 box)

Biographical / Historical

Claudia Virginia Myers, who generally used her middle name professionally, was a 1929 graduate of the College of Wooster in Ohio. She later did graduate work at Newnham College, University of Cambridge, England, and returned to teach in the United States.



Processing Information

Minimal description derived from existing records and converted to online finding aid, Betts Coup, 2020.

Myers, Virginia, 1907-1989, collector. Virginia Myers collection of Tom Taylor material, 1857-1964 (2006MT-234): Guide
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
2018 November 16
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