Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Robert Gorham Davis papers, 1908-1978

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0330
Bib ID 4078683 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Davis, Robert Gorham
Title Robert Gorham Davis papers, 1908-1978
Physical Description 0.5 linear feet (1 box)
Language(s) English .

The 18th century journal has been cataloged as X973.309\M196.

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.



Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged.


Scope and Content

A group of literary manuscripts, including three letters written to Professor Robert Gorham Davis by Ezra Pound, the holograph draft by Dorothy Parker of her address delivered at the Esquire Magazine Symposium in October 1958, and two manuscripts of James T. Farrell, one containing holograph drafts of poems, and the other being a carbon copy typescript of various chapters from WHAT TIME COLLECTS. Also, approximately 65 letters from Ella Winter in the late 1930s, discussing politics, writing, and their social circle; approximately 25 letters from Laura Riding written in the late 1970s on language and, in particular, her book RATIONAL DEFINITION; and letters from James T. Farrell, Granville Hicks, Richard Rovere, and others.

The collection contained a journal kept by William McKendry from the end of 1778 to January 1780, portions of which relate to General John Sullivan's campaign against the Iroquois Indians. The journal is cataloged separately under the call number: X973.309\M196.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Conditions Governing Access

The 18th century journal has been cataloged as X973.309\M196.

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); Robert Gorham Davis 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 06/--/89.

Revision Description

November 14, 2012 xml document instance created by Adrien Hilton

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

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Addresses Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Diaries Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Manuscripts (documents) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poems Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Farrell, James T (James Thomas), 1904-1979 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hicks, Granville, 1901-1982 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Indians of North America -- New York (State) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Iroquois Indians -- Wars Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Literature Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
McKendry, William Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
New York (State) -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Campaigns Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Parker, Dorothy, 1893-1967 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Riding, Laura, 1901-1991 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rovere, Richard H (Richard Halworth), 1915-1979 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sullivan's Indian Campaign, 1779 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sullivan, John, 1740-1795 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States -- Politics and government -- 1933-1945 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Winter, Ella, 1898-1980 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Professor of English at Columbia University.