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Abercrombie, Nigel Jameslocked

Born 5 Aug. 1908; 2nd s of late Lieutenant-Colonel A. W. Abercrombie; m 1931, Elisabeth Brownlees; one s one d; died 17 Feb. 1986

free-lance writer


Haileybury; Oriel College, Oxford. BA 1929; DPhil 1933; MA 1934


Lecturer in French, Magdalen College, Oxford, 1931–36; Paget Toynbee Prize, 1934; Professor of French and Head of Mod. Lang. Dept, University College, Exeter, 1936–40. Entered Secretary’s Department, Admiralty, 1940; Asst Sec., 1942; Under-Secretary, 1956; Cabinet Office, 1962–63; Sec.-Gen., 1963–68, Chief Regional Advr, 1968–73, Arts Council of Great Britain. Editor, Dublin Review, 1953–55


The Origins of Jansenism, 1936; St Augustine and French Classical Thought, 1938, repr. 1972; editions of Le Misanthrope and Tartuffe, 1938; Life and Work of Edmund Bishop, 1959; The Arts in the South-East, 1974; Artists and Their Public, 1975; Cultural Policy in the United Kingdom, 1982; contrib. to: Times Anthology of Detective Stories, 1972; New Stories I, 1976; The State and the Arts, 1980; Studies in Sussex Church History, 1981; Challoner and his Church, 1981; articles and reviews in theological, historical and literary periodicals


The 3 R’s


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