Alexander Pope Collection

Collection Guide

Summary

Abstract
Rare editions of eleven titles in three volumes by Alexander Pope, including first editions of the Dunciad and Rape of the Lock. Alexander Pope (21 May 1688 – 30 May 1744) was an 18th-century English poet who is best known for his satirical verse, as well as for his translation of Homer.
Relation
Subset of Rare Book Collection
Source
Brian and Diane Murray
Creator(s)
Alexander Pope (1688-1744)
Date Range
Early 18th century
Extent
Eleven titles in three volumes
Language(s)
English

Access and Use

Digital Access

No digital access is currently available for materials in this collection.

Physical Access

The collection is open for research. Physical materials may be browsed by appointment in the Reading Room of the University Archives and McHugh Special Collections.

Rights

Items in The University of Scranton Archives and Helen Gallagher McHugh Special Collections may be made available to visiting researchers to support research, scholarship, education, and private study under an assertion of fair use (17 U.S.C. 107). The University of Scranton respects the intellectual property rights of others and does not claim any copyright interest in these materials. It is your responsibility to determine the ownership and status of copyright in any materials you may wish to use beyond fair use, and obtain the permission of the copyright owner, if needed. Individuals or organizations holding additional information about the copyright status of items in this collection are invited to contact the University Archives and McHugh Special Collections staff at archives@scranton.edu.

Preferred Citation

Pope, Alexander. [Book Title]. [City]: [Publisher], [Year]. Alexander Pope Collection, McHugh Special Collections, The University of Scranton.

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Administrative/Biographical History

Alexander Pope (1688-1744) was an 18th-century English poet who is best known for his satirical verse, as well as for his translation of Homer. Famous for his use of the heroic couplet, he is the second-most frequently quoted writer in The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, after Shakespeare.

Scope and Content Note

The collection is composed of rare editions of eleven titles by Alexander Pope, including first editions of the Dunciad and Rape of the Lock, in three volumes.

Inventory

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Acquisition Information

The Alexander Pope Collection was donated by alumnus Brian J. Murray and his wife Diane in memory of Louis D. Mitchell, professor of English at the University from 1961 until his death in 1989. The Murrays donated a first edition of the Dunciad, a first edition of the Rape of the Lock, and a bound collection of Pope writings including his First Satire of the Second Book of Horace.