Guide to the Clyde de Loache Ryals Papers, 1960-1998


Victorian literature scholar, Duke English professor, and executive director of the Carlyle Letters Project. Collection contains Ryals's personal and professional correspondence, teaching materials, and writings.

Collection Details

Collection Number
Clyde de Loache Ryals papers
Ryals, Clyde de L., 1928-
1.2 Linear Feet, 900 Items
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Material in English

Collection Overview

The collection consists of Clyde de Loache Ryals's personal and professional correspondence, as well as his teaching materials and writings from the English Department. Also included are two photographs, a receipt, and several cutouts of his obituary.

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[Identification of item], Clyde de Loache Ryals Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Personal Correspondence, 1981-1991
Box 1
Professional Correspondence, 1983-1998
(6 folders)
Box 1
Teaching Materials- Nineteenth Century Poetry, undated
Box 2
Teaching Materials- Miscellaneous, 1975-1988
Box 2
Writings, 1991-1993
(4 folders)
Box 2
Photographs and a receipt, 1862, 1960
Box 2
Obituaries, 1998
Box 2

Historical Note

Clyde de Loache Ryals (1928-1998) was a Duke University Professor of English for 25 years, and a distinguished Victorian British literature scholar known for his study of the poets Alfred Lord Tennyson and Robert Browning. The executive director of the Duke University's Carlyle Letters Project, Ryals earned recognition for editing The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle.

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The Clyde de Loache Ryals Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in Date Unknown.

Processing Information

Processed by Nicole Rudden, October 2012

Encoded by Nicole Rudden, Meghan Lyon, October 2012

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 2012-0080