Preliminary Guide to the Nicolas Kiessling Papers
MSSM.010

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Kiessling, Nicolas K.
Title
Nicolas Kiessling papers
ID
MSSM.010
Date [inclusive]
1978-2005
Extent
8.0 Linear feet 8 boxes.
Location Note
(MASC Staff Use: MS.2000.36: 2-4-19-7; MS.2008.23: 1-36-16-4)
Language
English
Languages
Materials are in English.

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Biographical/Historical note

Dr. Nicolas K. Kiessling was a Professor in the Department of English at Washington State University from 1967 to 2000. Dr. Kiessling received his Ph.D. in English from the University of Wisconsin in 1967. While at WSU, Dr. Kiessling taught courses primarily pertaining to literature from the Old English period to 17000. Dr. Kiessling's research focused on Robert Burton and his book The Anatomy of Melancholy, as well as the life and works of Anthony à Wood. Dr. Kiessling published The Library of Robert Burton in 1988, The Library of Anthony Wood in 2002, and received a Fulbright grant to teach in Casablanca in 2003 and 2004.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection contains research materials and papers of Dr. Nicolas K. Kiessling, a Professor in the Department of English at Washington State University from 1967 to 2000. The collection consists of papers pertaining to Dr. Kiessling's research on Robert Burton's library and his book The Anatomy of Melancholy, including grant applications, lists of book collectors, histories of Robert Burton, copies of articles and book pages, as well as incoming and outgoing correspondence, and Dr. Kiessling's notes. The collection also contains manuscripts of Dr. Kiessling's work on Robert Burton and Anthony Wood, and a copy of his book The Collection of Anthony Wood in the Bodleian Library.

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Organization of Collection

This is an unprocessed collection. It consists of multiple accessions received between 2000 and 2008: MS.2000.36, MS.2008.36. It has not yet been arranged.

Contents:

[MS.2000.36]

-5 volumes for Part I Multiple text collation of The Anatomy of Melancholy

-4 volumes for Part II Multiple text collation of The Anatomy of Melancholy

-2 Disk Identification of Burton's note for "Democritus to the Reader"

-4 volumes for Part III Multiple text collation of The Anatomy of Melancholy

[MS.2008.23]

-Papers pertaining to Dr. Kiessling's research on Robert Burton's library and his book the Anatomy of Melancholy, including grant applications, lists of book collectors, histories of Robert Burton, copies of articles and book pages, as well as incoming and outgoing correspondence, and his notes

-Manuscripts of Dr. Kiessling's work on Robert Burton and Anthony Wood, and a copy of his book The Collection of Anthony Wood in the Bodleian Library

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Access

This collection is open and available for research use.

Acquisition Information

Collection donated by Nicolas Kiessling to Washington State University Libraries in 2000 and 2008. This is an unprocessed collection with multiple accessions.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Burton, Robert, 1577-1640, Anatomy of melancholy.
  • Kiessling, Nicolas K.

Subject(s)

  • Literature

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