MALONE, KEMP, 1889-1971.
Kemp Malone papers, 1910-1970

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

rose.library@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8zm85


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Malone, Kemp, 1889-1971.
Title: Kemp Malone papers, 1910-1970
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 541
Extent: 8.5 linear ft. (17 boxes)
Abstract:Papers of educator and scholar Raiford Kemp Malone concerning Medieval and early English literature, etymology, and legal proceedings regarding the derivations, meaning, and usage of words.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Related Materials in Other Repositories

Malone Kemp papers, Milton S. Eisenhower Library, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland.

Separated Material

Kemp Malone's library is housed in the Kemp Malone Library administered by Department of English, Emory University.

Source

Gift, 1975, with subsequent additions.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Kemp Malone papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

Raiford Kemp Malone, educator and scholar, was born March 14, 1889, in Minter, Mississippi, and died October 13, 1971, in Eastport, Maine. He was a graduate of Emory College (1907) and became a professor at Johns Hopkins University (1924-1956). A medievalist and world authority on Chaucer, he was also an etymologist and the author of over 500 works. Malone was often consulted in legal proceedings as an expert witness on the derivations, meaning, and usage of words. He was working on a "History of the English Language" at the time of his death. Malone served as president of the Modern Language Association, the Linguistic Society of America, and several other societies.

Raiford Kemp Malone, educator and scholar, was born March 14, 1889, in Minter, Mississippi, and died October 13, 1971, in Eastport, Maine. He was a graduate of Emory College (1907) and became a professor at Johns Hopkins University (1924-1956). A medievalist and world authority on Chaucer, he was also an etymologist and the author of over 500 works. Malone was often consulted in legal proceedings as an expert witness on the derivations, meaning, and usage of words. He was working on a "History of the English Language" at the time of his death. Malone served as president of the Modern Language Association, the Linguistic Society of America, and several other societies.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of Raiford Kemp Malone from 1910-1970. The papers include notes, an etymology ledger, bibliography cards, articles, biographical information, correspondences, litigation papers, clippings, contracts and receipts, and photographic negatives. Materials reflect Malone's career and interests. Topics include Medieval and early English literature, particularly Beowulf and Chaucer; etymology; associations to which Malone belonged; honors and awards received; poetry; and writings. Copies of correspondence, legal documents, clippings, and pages from reference works relate to his testimony as an expert witness in legal proceedings. There are also two folders of correspondence with editor Thomas A. Kirby concerning a tribute issue of Philologica celebrating the career of Malone.

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Arranged by reocord type.


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Container List

Litigation: Northern Natural Gas Company vs. Ralph Grounds and Henry Hitch
Box Folder Content
1 1 Newspaper articles
1 2 Newspaper articles
1 3 Federal Power Commission case
1 4 Gas Purchase Agreement
2 1 Definitions of helium, gas, and natural gas
3 1 Definitions of helium, gas, and natural gas
4 1 Court testimony transcripts
Litigation: Other
5 1 The Coca-Cola Company vs. Dixie-Cola Laboratories, Inc.
5 2 Gillespie Furniture Corp. and Furniture Corporation of America before the Federal Trade Commission
5 3 Gillespie Furniture Corp. and Furniture Corporation of America before the Federal Trade Commission
5 4 Jay's Foods Inc. vs. Frito-Lay Inc.
5 5 Jay's Foods Inc. vs. Frito-Lay Inc.
5 6 Thomas Pride Mills, Inc. vs. Monsanto Company
5 7 The American Thermos Products Company vs. Aladdin Industries, Inc.
5 8 Mark J. Hammett vs. Times Herald, Inc. Also known as the Washington Times Herald Inc.
5 9 Willys-Overland Motors, Inc., United States Advertising Corp, Ward M. Canaday, Joseph W. Frazer, George W. Ritter, Delmar G. Roos, Frank H. Canaday before the Federal Trade Commission
5 10 Armco Steel Corporation vs. State Department of Assessments and Taxation, and Mayor and Council of Baltimore
5 11 General Controls Co. vs. HI-G, Inc.
Personal Papers: Writings, Biographical Information, and Honors
6 1 Articles written by Kemp Malone
6 2 Articles written by Kemp Malone
6 3 Articles written by Kemp Malone
6 4 Articles written by Kemp Malone
6 5 Biographical information, including resumes, obituaries, photographs, lists of writings.
6 6 Christmas cards
6 7 Clubs and societies, including invitations, newsletters, program notes. Clubs include Poetry Society of America, Medieval Academy of America, and American Society of Historians.
6 8 Contracts and Receipts
6 9 Honors and Awards
7 1 Lecture notes
7 2 Notes
7 3 Beowulf: clippings, comic book, offprints
7 4 Beowulf: photo negatives
8 1 Obituaries
8 2 Poetry: Original works and translations
8 3 Radio broadcasts
8 4 Reviews by Kemp Malone
8 5 Reviews by Kemp Malone
8 6 St. Paul's Church, bulletin/parish notes and Kemp Malone's confirmation certificate
8 7 Widsith
8 8 Chapters on Chaucer
8 9 Offprints, writings by Kemp Malone
9 1 Facsimile of the Manuscript "Anglo-Saxon Form concerning Danish Matters" From the manuscripts in the Cotton Library, Vitelius A in the British Museum, the Thorkelin transcript of Beowulf, (apparently advance proof sheets for the series Early English manuscripts in Facsimile, of which Kemp Malone was editor)
9 2 Facsimile of Epinaler Glossary
9 3 2 rolls of facsimile of Anglo-Saxon will
10 1 Note cards on words beginning with A, B, C
11 1 Etymology ledger, Fytte-Gyrose
11 2 Etymology ledger, Fytte-Gyrose
11 3 Etymology ledger
11 4 Etymology ledger, Henious-Hexabasic
11 5 Etymology ledger, Nymphaeum-Ozonize
11 6 Etymology ledger, Nymphaeum-Ozonize
12 1 Etymology ledger, D-Dispensible
12 2 Etymology ledger, D-Dispenisble
12 3 Etymology ledger, Enwrays-Ezekiel
12 4 Etymology ledger, "Flash Picture-Fyrd"
13 1 Etymology ledger, Shittah-Speculative
13 2 Etymology ledger, Quote- Rye-land Sheep
13 3 Etymology ledger, Quote-Rye-land Sheep
13 4 Etymology ledger, Quote-Rye-land Sheep
13 5 Etymology ledger, supplement
13 6 Etymology ledger, supplement
14 Personal correspondence, April 4-May 17, 1978
15 Note cards
16 Note cards
Collected material
17 1 Correspondence, Thomas A. Kirby [concerning a tribute issue of Philologica], A-L
17 2 Correspondence, Thomas A. Kirby [concerning a tribute issue of Philologica], M-Z
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