Finding Aid for the George Ratcliffe Woodward Papers ca. 1917-1934

Processed by Jamie Henricks.
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Descriptive Summary

Title: George Ratcliffe Woodward Papers,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1917-1934
Collection number: MS.1961.003
Creator: Woodward, George Ratcliffe 1848-1934
Extent: 3 boxes (1.25 linear feet)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
Abstract: This collection contains papers, correspondence, and bound pamphlets relating to the work of George Ratcliffe Woodward. Included in the collection are lecture notes for sermons, translations from Greek and Latin, original compositions, correspondence, printed Christmas greetings, and other items.
Physical location: This collection is stored at the Southern Regional Library Facility. Please contact Clark Library staff at least 2 weeks in advance if you would like to view the materials in this collection.
Language of Material: Collection materials in English

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts or printed items must be submitted in writing to the Clark Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], George Ratcliffe Woodward Papers, MS.1961.003, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Acquisition Information

Gift, 1961, from B.F. Stevens & Brown, Ltd.

Processing History

This collection was arranged previously by Clark Library staff in the 1980s. This finding aid was completed by Jamie Henricks in August, 2009. The finding aid adheres to Describing Archives: a Content Standard (DACS).

Biography

George Ratcliffe Woodward, a Church of England clergyman and hymn writer, was born in Birkenhead, Cheshire in 1848. He attended school in Elstree, Hertfordshire and later received a scholarship to attend Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. Woodward served at a variety of churches, including St. Barnabas in Pimlico, Little Walsingham in Norfolk, and St. Augustine's in Highgate.
Woodward translated hymns, stories, and poems from mainly Greek and Latin, and composed his own musical arrangements, hymns, and carols. He was a founding member of the Plainsong and Mediaeval Music Society and published a number of books of carols and hymns, including the Cowley Carol Book.
He married Alice Dorothy Lee Warner in 1889, who died shortly after in 1893. Woodward died in March 1934 in Highgate, and was buried with his wife.

Scope and Content

This collection contains papers, correspondence, and bound pamphlets relating to the work of George Ratcliffe Woodward. Included in the collection are lecture notes for sermons held in various locations; miscellaneous lecture notes; translations from the Bible, Ovid, and unknown sources; original compositions; letters to and from Woodward; Christmas greetings printed by Woodward; and a few other miscellaneous items. Also included are three letters between Lawrence Clark Powell and Ruth Collis of B.F. Stevens & Brown, Ltd. regarding the donation of the collection to the Clark Library. Dated items range from 1917 to 1932, but many items are undated.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged thematically and then further chronologically when possible. Lecture notes for sermons are organized alphabetically by location, and then further organized by date. Most miscellaneous items are undated.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Ancient literature--Translations into English
Epigrams, Greek
Hymns--History and criticism

Genres and Forms

Hymns
Lectures--England--19th century
Privately published books--England--19th century
Sermons--England--19th century


Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

Lecture on carols at 48 West Hill December 1922

Box 1, Folder 2

Lecture notes at Draper's Hall November 8, 1930

Scope and Content Note

Also includes two letters about the lecture from someone at the Yorkshire Post.
Box 1, Folder 3

Lecture notes at Highgate Literary and Scientific Institution December 18, 1923; December 10, 1929

Box 1, Folder 4

Lecture notes at King's College, Strand 1922

Scope and Content Note

Includes March 27, 1922 and November 27, 1922.
Box 1, Folder 5

Lecture notes at King's College, Strand 1923, 1925

Scope and Content Note

Includes November 6, 1923; February 9, 1925; November 9, 1925; and November 25, 1925.
Box 1, Folder 6

Lecture notes at King's College, Strand 1926-1929

Scope and Content Note

Includes February 22, 1926; February 21, 1927; November 27, 1927; February 27, 1928; March 14, 1929; and November 18, 1929.
Box 1, Folder 7

Lecture notes at King's College, Strand 1930-1932

Scope and Content Note

Includes March 17, 1930; March 23, 1931; November 9, 1931; and February 15, 1932.
Box 1, Folder 8

Lecture notes at St. Agnes, Kensington February 23, 1927

Box 1, Folder 9

Lecture notes at St. Benet Tottenham, Parish Hall December 17, 1925

Box 1, Folder 10

[Lecture notes at St. Giles, Cripplegate] [December 22, 1917]

Box 1, Folder 11

Lecture notes at St. Mary Aldermary 1921-1929

Scope and Content Note

Includes November 12, 1921; November 24, 1923; November 25, 1925; December 2, 1929; and December 9, 1929.
Box 1, Folder 12

Correspondence regarding lecture at St. Aldermary 1922

Box 2, Folder 1

Lecture notes on musical illustrations

Box 2, Folder 2-4

Miscellaneous lecture notes

Box 2, Folder 5

Translations from the Bible

Physical Description: 4 items
Box 2, Folder 6

Translations from Ovid

Physical Description: 4 items
Box 2, Folder 7-10

Miscellaneous translations

Physical Description: 28 items
Box 2, Folder 11-13

Miscellaneous original compositions

Physical Description: 55 items
Box 3, Folder 1

Correspondence between Ruth Collis and Lawrence Clark Powell 1961

Scope and Content Note

Includes three letters regarding the collection donated to the Clark Library from B.F. Stevens & Brown, Ltd.
Box 3, Folder 2

Correspondence from [G. Crosse?] of A.R. Mowbray & Co., Ltd. to Woodward July 1, 1924

Scope and Content Note

Regarding a possible future publication of poems, and a previous publication of carols.
Box 3, Folder 3

Correspondence 1925-1928

Scope and Content Note

Includes two letters from Blackwell Publishers (Oxford) to Woodward about publishing a book of poems (1925); two undated letters from Alan May; an undated letter in German from an unknown sender; and a letter from Philip S. [Wellby?] to Woodward about reading a book of his (1928).
Box 3, Folder 4

"The Song of Solomon" and "With Lalage and Lempriere in Greece" by Colonel George Henry Poyntz [Burce/Burse?]

Scope and Content Note

Includes two poems with introductions.
Box 3, Folder 5-7

Christmas Cards and Greetings

Scope and Content Note

Includes printed Christmas cards, poems, and songs, but not addressed to individuals.
Box 3, Folder 8

List of publications by Mowbray's and carols from "The Cowley Carol Book" 1923

Scope and Content Note

Carols are compiled and arranged by Woodward, and include #4 "Christ was born on Christmas Day", #16 "O'er the Hill and O'er the Vale", #25 "Unto us is born a Son", #28 "Earthly friends will change and falter", and #34 "Hail! Babe, of God the very Son".
Box 3, Folder 9

Miscellaneous

Scope and Content Note

Includes an index (of poems?) by Woodward, a list of poets born in Cheshire, and two cards with prints of drawings of Caius College and Trinity College.
 

Carols for Yule-Tide / by the Reverend G.R. Woodward 1922

 

Epigrams on Sappho and Other Famous Greek Lyric Poetesses / Englished by G.R. Woodward 1931

 

The Babe of Bethlehem, being some Christmas carols / written by the Reverend G.R. Woodward 1923

 

The Mother of Our Lord, or Carols for Our Lady / by the Reverend G.R. Woodward 1923

 

Carmina Paschalia or Carols for Easter-tide / written by the Reverend G.R. Woodward 1924

 

Good Friday and Easter-Day Couplets / written by the Reverend G.R. Woodward 1924

 

Love Epigrams turned into English verse / by the Reverend G.R. Woodward 1924

Note

Part of the Greek Anthology.
 

Low-Sunday at Gangra of Paphlagonia / versified by the Reverend G.R. Woodward 1924

 

Domestica, being Greek Epigrams turned into English Verse / by the Reverend G.R. Woodward 1925

 

Sanctorale Parvulum, or some Greek Church Versicles rimed in English Measures / by the Reverend G.R. Woodward 1925

 

Theokritos, Idyllion XI, Kyklops Polyphemos, drawn into English Verse / by the Reverend G.R. Woodward 1925

 

A Certain of Aesop's Fables, drawn into English Verse / by the Reverend G.R. Woodward 1926

 

Beauty-Epigrams, turned into English Verse / by the Reverend G.R. Woodward 1926

Note

Part of the Greek Anthology.
 

The Story of Kleobis and Biton [Herodotos I, 31] told in English Rime / by the Reverend G.R. Woodward 1926

 

Carmina Spiritualia, turned into English Verse / by the Reverend G.R. Woodward 1928

 

Gleanings from Ancient Olive-yards, Greek & Roman / by the Reverend G.R. Woodward 1928

 

Miscellaneous Verse, Sacred & Secular / by the Reverend G.R. Woodward 1928

 

Spring-time Songs translated from the Greek / by the Reverend G.R. Woodward 1928

 

Tart and Homely Gibes of Greek Epigrammatists / Englished by the Reverend G.R. Woodward 1928

 

Translations of Italian, French & German Poems / by the Reverend G.R. Woodward 1928

 

A Bunch of Grapes from Ancient Greek Vineyards Crushed into English Measures / by the Reverend G.R. Woodward 1929

 

Epigrammatica Heroica, drawn into English Verse / by the Reverend G.R. Woodward 1929

Note

Part of the Greek Anthology.
 

Greek Epigrams on and by Famous Poets and Musicians / Englished by the Reverend G.R. Woodward 1929

 

Greek Witticisms told in the English Verse / by the Reverend G.R. Woodward 1929

 

Some Remnants of Greek Comedy / Englished by the Reverend G.R. Woodward 1929

 

St. Halward, the Martyr: Also Moral Fables / by the Reverend G.R. Woodward 1929

 

The Story of Arion and the Dolphin / by the Reverend G.R. Woodward 1929

 

Epigrams on Sappho and Other Famous Greek Lyric Poetesses / Englished by G.R. Woodward 1931

 

Five & Forty Examples of the Epigram Sepulchral, turned out of Greek into English Verse / by the Reverend G.R. Woodward 1931

 

A Garland of Spiritual Flowers / woven by the Reverend G.R. Woodward 1931

 

Greek Epigrams, Religious & Dedicatory, Part I, turned into English Verse / by the Reverend G.R. Woodward 1931

 

Greek Epigrams, Religious & Dedicatory, Part II, turned into English Verse / by the Reverend G.R. Woodward 1931

 

Greek Epigrams on Timon, Diogenes & Others, turned into English Verse / by the Reverend G.R. Woodward 1931

 

Tales of Sea-Sorrow from The Greek Anthology / Englished by the Reverend G.R. Woodward 1931