Guide to the Graydon Eggers Manuscript, undated

Summary Information

Title: Graydon Eggers Manuscript, undated
Collection: AC.142
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Abstract:

The Graydon Eggers Manuscript contains an original manuscript of Eggers' published translation of The King's Quair. The King's Quair is a 15th century poem written by King James I of Scotland. Eggers translated it from the original Middle English. His translation was published in 1972.

Creator: Eggers, Graydon

Biographical/Historical Note

Graydon Eggers (1903-1994) was the son of John and Maude Bailiff Eggers and a native of Watauga County, North Carolina. He obtained his Ph.D. in English from Duke University in 1935. He worked at Appalachian State University as an English professor beginning in 1927 and retired in 1970. His speciality was translating Middle English. In 1955, Eggers published his translation of The Owl and the Nightingale. In 1971, Eggers Residential Hall was dedicated for Eggers and his brother Herman Eggers.

Scope and Contents

The Graydon Eggers Manuscript contains an original manuscript of Eggers' published translation of The King's Quair. The King's Quair is a 15th century poem written by King James I of Scotland. Eggers translated it from the original Middle English. His translation was published in 1972.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in one folder.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use without restrictions in the Dougherty Reading Room.

Acquisitions Information

Graydon Eggers donated this collection to Belk Library in May 1972. The accession number is MEG. This collection was opened to the public on 20 August 2002.

Processing Information

Processed by Deborah Bell, Kathryn Staley, 1994, 2002; Encoded by Kathryn Staley, May 2005

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.142: Graydon Eggers Manuscript, W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

 

 Manuscript, undated Folder 1