Rex Warner papers Edit


MSS 45 large


  • 1936-1970 (Creation)


  • 1.3 Linear Feet (Whole)
    2 boxes


  • Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open for research.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    The material is stored offsite . Please request materials 3 days ahead of your visit.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

  • Preferred Citation

    Item, Folder number and/or title, Box number, Rex Warner papers, MSS 45, Special Collections, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Collection acquired by purchase from Julia Greenwood in 1965.

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  • Biographical / Historical

    Rex Warner was a British novelist, Greek scholar, poet, translator, and critic. He was born on March 9, 1905, Birmingham, Warwickshire, and died on June 24, 1986 in Wallingford, Oxfordshire. After graduating from Wadham College, Oxford in 1928, Warner was a schoolteacher in England and Egypt. In the 1940s he served as director of the British Institute in Athens. He moved to the United States in 1961 and was professor of English at the University of Connecticut from 1964 to 1974. (Encyclopedia Britannica)

  • Scope and Contents

    The Rex Warner papers consist of correspondence, autobiographical materials, photographs, draft manuscripts, and galley and page proofs for twelve of Warner's published works: Why Was I Killed?; The Medea of Euripides; The Wild Goose Chase; Poems (1937); Poems and Contradictions; The Professor; The Cult of Power; The Hippolytus; Men of Stones; The Aerodrome; Xenophone; and Ovid's Metamorphoses.

  • Arrangement

    The papers are arranged by correspondence and then by book drafts in roughly chronological order.