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Humphrey Carpenter papers, 1978-1982

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0197
Bib ID 4078587 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Carpenter, Humphrey
Title Humphrey Carpenter papers, 1978-1982
Physical Description 1 linear feet (2 boxes)
Language(s) English .

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Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged. The collection is arranged into three series.



Correspondence, manuscripts, and documents gathered by Carpenter in writing his W.H. AUDEN: A BIOGRAPHY, including correspondence and recollections of Auden from friends and acquaintances, and the typescript of Carpenter's first draft of the book. Correspondents include Sir Cecil Beaton, Sir Isaiah Berlin, Christopher Isherwood, Sir Peter Pears, Frederick Prokosch, Sir Sacheverell Sitwell, and Stephen Spender.

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This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Humphrey Carpenter papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 04/17/89.

Revision Description

2009-06-26 File created.

2012-11-05 XML document instance created by Catherine C. Ricciardi

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

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Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
American literature -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Auden, W. H (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Authors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Beaton, Cecil, 1904-1980 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Berlin, Isaiah, 1909-1997 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Biographers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-1986 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pears, Peter, 1910-1986 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poets, American -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Prokosch, Frederic, 1908-1989 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sitwell, Sacheverell, 1897-1988 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Spender, Stephen, 1909-1995 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Biographer. Humphrey Carpenter was born in 1946.

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Series I: Cataloged Correspondence

Box 1 Ansen, Alan

Box 1 Auden, Derek E.

Box 1 Auden, John Bicknell

Box 1 Beaton, (Sir) Cecil

Box 1 Berlin, (Sir) Isaiah

Box 1 Campbell, Archibald Hunter

Box 1 Caskey, William

Box 1 Coghill, Nevil H.K.A.

Box 1 Craft, Robert

Box 1 Faithfull, Lucy

Box 1 Henze, Hans Werner

Box 1 Hoffman, Daniel

Box 1 Isherwood, Christopher

Box 1 Kallman, Dorothy (Mrs. Edward)

Box 1 Kallman, Edvard

Box 1 Kirstein, Lincoln

Box 1 MacNeice, Hedli (Mrs. Louis)

Box 1 King, Francis Henry

Box 1 Mandelbaum, Maurice H.

Box 1 Mann, Golo

Box 1 Medley, Robert

Box 1 Merrill, James

Box 1 Myers, John Bernard

Box 1 Pears, (Sir) Peter

Box 1 Prokosch, Frederic

Box 1 Ridler, Anne Barbara Bradby

Box 1 Sandbach, Mary Warburton Mathews (Mrs. F.H.)

Box 1 Sitwell, (Sir) Sacheverell

Box 1 Spender, Natasha Litvin (Mrs. Stephen)

Box 1 Spender, Stephen

Box 1 Stern, James

Box 1 Stewart, John Innes Mackintosh

Box 1 Tayloe, Paul B.

Box 1 Toynbee, Philip

Box 1 Upward, Edward

Box 1 Wright, Basil Charles

Box 1 Yates, Michael

Series II: Cataloged Manuscripts

Box 2 Carpenter, Humphrey: W.H. Auden: A biography

Series III: Uncataloged Correspondence and Manuscripts

Box 2 Allan, V.M.

Box 2 Betjeman, (Sir) John--from his attorney

Box 2 Boyer, Robert H.

Box 2 Carritt, Gabriel

Box 2 Feild, Maurice

Box 2 Fordham, Michael

Box 2 Fox, OrIan

Box 2 Gardiner, Margaret

Box 2 Jackson, David

Box 2 Klonsky, Milton

Box 2 Larchfield School, Helensburgh, UK

Box 2 Layard, John

Box 2 Luke, David

Box 2 Mann, Erika--Certificate of marriage to Auden

Box 2 Miller, Charles H.

Box 2 Richards, Bernard

Box 2 Sacks, Oliver W.

Box 2 Salus, Peter H.

Box 2 Stevens, Albert K. & Angelyn

Box 2 Willett, John

Box 2 Wright, Austin