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Gerould, Gordon Hall, 1877-1953
Gordon Hall Gerould Papers
Manuscripts Division
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1904-1953 (mostly 1945-1950)
5 boxes
Storage Note:
ReCAP (rcpxm): Box 1-5


Consists of material related to Gordon Hall Gerould's work at Princeton University where he served as a professor of English from 1905 to 1946.

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of material related to Gerould's work at Princeton where he served as a professor of English from 1905 to 1946. Included are the manuscripts of Chaucerian Essays, eleven articles, class lectures, and notes grouped by subject. The collection also houses some correspondence and documents mainly pertaining to the Mediaeval Academy of America, examinations, and two short bibliographies compiled by students.


Series: I. Works--essays, lectures; II. Notes; III. Correspondence; IV. Documents; V. Papers of Others.

Collection Creator Biography:

Gerould, Gordon Hall, 1877-1953

Gordon Hall Gerould was an American philologist, born in Goffstown, N.H. He was a member of the faculty of Bryn Mawr and a professor at Princeton. In 1918 he was a captain in the U.S. Army. Among other works, he was the author of The North England Homily Collection (1902) and Peter Sanders, Retired (1920), a novel.

Collection History


Donated by Sylvia Loughnan in 1964.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder list added by Peter Runfola '2012 in 2011.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Gordon Hall Gerould Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
ReCAP (rcpxm): Box 1-5

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Existence and Location of Copies

Publications: Chaucerian Essays (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1952)

Subject Terms:
English literature -- Middle English, 1100-1500.
Genre Terms:
Examinations -- 20th century.
Lectures -- 20th century.
Mediaeval Academy of America
Princeton University
Chaucer, Geoffrey, -1400