Guide to The Papers of Clinton K. Judy, 1899-1942

Processed by Charlotte E. Erwin; machine-readable finding aid created by James Ryan
Archives
California Institute of Technology
1200 East California Blvd.
Mail Code 015A-74
Pasadena, CA 91125
Phone: (626) 395-2704
Fax: (626) 793-8756
Email: archives@caltech.edu
URL: http://archives.caltech.edu
© 1998
California Institute of Technology. All rights reserved.

Guide to The Papers of Clinton K. Judy, 1899-1942

Archives



California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, California

Contact Information:

  • Archives
  • California Institute of Technology
  • 1200 East California Blvd.
  • Mail Code 015A-74
  • Pasadena, CA 91125
  • Phone: (626) 395-2704
  • Fax: (626) 793-8756
  • Email: archives@caltech.edu
  • URL: http://archives.caltech.edu
Processed by:
Charlotte E. Erwin
Date Completed:
February 1995

Updated: July 1998
Encoded by:
James Ryan
© 1998 California Institute of Technology. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: The Papers of Clinton K. Judy,
Date (inclusive): 1899-1942
Creator: Clinton, Judy K.
Extent: Linear feet: 0.25
Repository: California Institute of Technology. Archives.
Pasadena, California 91125
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the California Institute of Technology Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of the Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the California Institute of Technology Archives 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 by the reader.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item, Box and file number], The Papers of Clinton K. Judy, Archives, California Institute of Technology.

Biography

Clinton K. Judy (1879-1955) came to Caltech in 1909 when it was still Throop Polytechnic. For forty years he taught English language and literature, and chaired the Humanities Division from 1923 until his retirement in 1949.
Judy was born in Vancouver, Washington, and educated in California schools. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of California (Berkeley) in 1903, and his MS in 1907. He later earned a master's degree from Oxford University as well.
Judy was a serious book collector, and his students have recorded vivid recollections of their visits to his home in San Marino, which housed his impressive library. He also maintained many contacts among the important literary figures of his day. At his death, a significant portion of his book collection was purchased by Caltech to form the nucleus of the Judy Library in Baxter Hall of the Humanities. Certain rare books and the literary correspondence were sold. The materials in the present collection, with the exception of the literary journal, were transferred from Millikan Library Special Collections to the Archives in February, 1995. Some of the more valuable books from the Judy collection were transferred to the Archives in 1992 and may be found in the Archives' book collections.

Container List

 

SERIES I: MANUSCRIPTS

Box Box 1, Folder 1.1

Correspondence

 

Baker, C. H. Collins, undated autograph letter, signed, found in book: Roger Fry: A Biography, by Virginia Woolf

 

Brooke, Tucker, 1930 Sept 15, autograph letter, signed, found in book: The Life of Christopher Marlowe, by C. F. Tucker Brooke.

 

Chambers, R. W., 1935 Aug 22, autograph letter, signed; 1935 Dec 6, autograph letter, signed; 1935 Christmas card, signed: all found in book: Thomas More, by R. W. Chambers.

 

Ghent, W. J., 1926 May 11, autograph letter, signed, found in book: The Reds Bring Reaction, by W. J. Ghent.

 

Hill, G. B., 1899, Feb 11, autograph letter, signed, addressed to Doble [?], found in book: The Letters of Samuel Johnson, by G. B. Hill.

 

Huxley, Aldous, 1942 Sept 8, autograph letter, signed, found in book: Words and Their Meanings, by Aldous Huxley.

 

Jeffers, Robinson, 1937 Nov 27, autograph letter, signed, found with book jacket (no book): Such Counsels You Gave Me and Other Poems, by Robinson Jeffers.

 

Moore, Robert Thomas, undated autograph note, found in book: Eileen: A Dramatic Sonnet Sequence, by R. T. Moore.

Folder 1.2

Journal: Literary journal or daybook, written in pencil by Clinton Judy, no date. This manuscript was found in the Archives at the time of the move from Millikan basement to Beckman Institute, summer 1990.

 

SERIES II: BOOKS

Note

These books have been cataloged for the Archives' landmark book collection and will be found on CLAS, the online library catalog. All correspondence tucked in books was removed and is described above under manuscripts. Notes in square brackets preserve information about the original association of letters with books.
 

Chambers, R. W. Thomas More. London: Jonathan Cape, 1935.

Physical Description: [With correspondence, 3 pieces, 1935]
 

Ghent, W. J. The Reds Bring Reaction. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1923.

Physical Description: [With correspondence, 1 piece, 1926]
 

Huxley, Aldous. Words and Their Meanings. Los Angeles: The Ward Ritchie Press, 1940. With dedication, signed, 1942.

Physical Description: [With correspondence, 1 piece, 1942]
 

Moore, Robert Thomas. Eileen: A Dramatic Sonnet Sequence. Mill Valley, California: The Wings Press, 1946. With dedication, signed, 1947.

Physical Description: [With correspondence, 1 piece, undated]
 

Noyes, Alfred. If Judgement Comes. New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1941. With dedication, signed, 1941.

 

Noyes, Alfred. Shadows on the Down and Other Poems. New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1941. With dedication, signed, 1942.