Scope and Content
Title: George Ratcliffe Woodward Papers,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1917-1934
Collection number: MS.1961.003
Creator: Woodward, George
(1.25 linear feet)
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: Clark Library
Language of Material: Collection materials in English
Collection is open for research.
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.
[Identification of item], George Ratcliffe Woodward Papers,
MS.1961.003, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, University of
California, Los Angeles.
Gift, 1961, from B.F. Stevens & Brown, Ltd.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this
collection in the library's online public access catalog.
literature--Translations into English
Genres and Forms