Paul F. Betz Wordsworth and English Literature collection
Georgetown University Manuscripts
Georgetown University Library Booth Family Center for Special Collections
Manuscripts Collection, Georgetown University Library, Booth Family Center for Special Collections, Washington, D.C.
Paul F. Betz, Professor of English, received his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1965, taught at Georgetown University until 2007, and remains active as a Wordsworth scholar and in University affairs. His extensive collection of English literature is centered on the Wordsworth circle, but extends to English Romantic poetry in general, to the literature of the English Lake District, and to other late eighteenth century and nineteenth century poetry. Less central elements reflect Betz's interest in fiction and in some twentieth century writers. Concerning the extensive Wordsworth circle material, Professor Mark L. Reed, in his Bibliography of William Wordsworth (Cambridge, 2013) states: "[Paul Betz's] achievement [is] unmatched of its kind in our time." For two related collections of Betz's late wife and father-in-law, see the <extref href="https://www.library.georgetown.edu/giving/endowments/betz-0">Dorothy M. Betz Collection of French and Francophone Literature</extref> and the <extref href="https://www.library.georgetown.edu/giving/endowments/marshall">Murray L. Marshall Collection of Materials Relating to the Sonnet and to Twentieth Century Poetry Magazines.</extref> Click on External Documents below to link to a list of manuscripts in the Betz collection.
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