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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 (scarcpxm): 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

Scope and Contents

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 copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

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

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Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): 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