There is abundant evidence that worldwide use of these materials has enhanced scholarly as well as general interest in the works of these writers. British authors of major biographies ofWaugh (two), Greene, Lawrence (five), Scott, Bowen, Shaw, Lytton Strachey and two dozen more have used the archives at the Center. Nearly half of the annual research fellowships ($2,000 to $6,000) awarded by the Center have been to scholars from the UK to pursue the study of our literary holdings.
Surely as we continue to shrink the Atlantic Ocean by both transportation and cyberspace, there should be some recognition that scholarship in our common language is a mutual enterprise.
Thomas F Staley
Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
The University of Texas
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