Series 108 - Literary papers and lectures

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Literary papers and lectures


  • 1901 - 1961 (Creation)

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1.2m (6 type 1 boxes)

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(1879 - 1964)

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Leslie Holdsworth Allen was born on 21 June 1879 in Maryborough, Victoria, and studied English and Classical literature at Sydney University (BA 1904 and MA 1920). He completed his doctoral thesis at Leipzig University in 1907. After his return to Sydney he lectured part time at the university until an appointment in 1911 as Senior Lecturer in Classics and English at the Teachers' College. He was appointed Lecturer in English and Latin at Canberra University College in 1931 and in different periods lectured in English, Latin, Ancient History (1936) and Classics (1949-1960) at CUC; he was part-time Lecturer, Department of Classics, School of General Studies in 1961. Allen died on 5 January 1964 at Moruya, New South Wales.

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This series includes original poems by LH Allen, translations from Latin, Greek and German into English, translations from English into Latin, lectures on English and Classical literature, and scrapbooks.


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Open access; some material in Latin, Greek and German

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Prepared by Maggie Shapley on 30 July 2007




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