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

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged.

Description

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

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Conditions Governing Access

You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.

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.

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Davis, Robert Gorham. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1965. Accession number--M-65.

Gift of Robert G. Davis, 1965 & 1983.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

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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

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Genre/Form

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

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
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
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
Winter, Ella, 1898-1980 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Professor of English at Columbia University.

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Series I: Catalogued Correspondence, 1908-1976


Arvin Newton



Box 1 1936 January 13, 1936


Box 1 1936 January 15, 1936


Box 1 1936 January 18, 1936


Box 1 1936 March 1, 1936


Box 1 1936 May 21, 1936


Box 1 1937 June 19, 1937


Box 1 Chase, Richard, 1953 March 26, 1953


Box 1 Cowley, Malcolm, 1970 October 16, 1970


Farrell, James T.


Box 1 1958 June 14, 1958


Box 1 1976 July 19, 1976


Box 1 1976 September 2, 1976


Box 1 Frank, Waldo, 1932 March, 1932


Box 1 Freeman, Joseph to Granville Hicks, 1933 December 15, 1933


Hicks, Granville


Box 1 1940 January 7, 1940


Box 1 1953 March 21, 1953


Hillyer, Robert


Box 1 1930 October 22, 1930


Box 1 1934 June 12, 1934


Box 1 1937 November 6, 1937


Box 1 Humphries, Rolfe, 1936 January 18, 1936


Box 1 Johns, Orrick, 1935 February 12, 1935


Box 1 Lichtenwanger, William, 1960 July 26, 1960


Box 1 Lowenfels, Walter, 1936 July 7, 1936


Box 1 Maxwell, William, 1943 August 6, 1943


Neff, Emery


Box 1 1968 October 11 (with carbon reply), 1968


Box 1 1968 November 4, 1968


Pound, Ezra


Box 1 to Claud Cockburn, 1928 May 31, 1928


Box 1 to Mr. Brooks, 1933 March 28, 1933


Box 1 to Robert G. Davis, 1933 May 21, 1933


Box 1 to Robert G. Davis, 1940s


Putnam, Herbert to Agnes Howard McKendry Holden (Mrs. Austin Holden)


Box 1 1908 January 2, 1908


Box 1 1908 December 19, 1908


Rahv, Philip


Box 1 1934 June 7, 1934


Box 1 1934 June 29, 1934


Box 1 1935 July 30, 1935


Box 1 Raiziss, Sonia, 1973 December 20, 1974 May 9 (with carbon of related letter), 1973, December 20, 1974


Riding, Laura


Box 1 1973 December 9, 1973


Box 1 1974 January 15, 1974


Box 1 1974 March 7, 1974


Box 1 1974 March 8 (with copies of two related letters), 1974


Box 1 1974 March 20 (with carbon reply), 1974


Box 1 1974 April 15, 1974


Box 1 1974 April 21 (6 page draft reply), 1974


Box 1 1974 July 16, 1974


Box 1 1974 August 2 (with carbon reply), 1974


Box 1 1974 September 19 (with carbon reply and draft of related letter), 1974


Box 1 1974 December 13 (with draft of related letter), 1974


Box 1 1975 January 11 (with envelope and copy of related letter), 1975


Box 1 1975 February 2, 1975


Box 1 1975 February 19, 1975


Box 1 1975 March 3, 1975


Box 1 1975 June 4 (with related item), 1975


Box 1 1975 June 20 (with carbon copy of letter and photocopy of related item), 1975


Box 1 1975 June 25, 1975


Box 1 1975 July 10, 1975


Box 1 1975 July 10 (with carbon reply), 1975


Box 1 1975 July 26, 1975


Box 1 1975 August 16 (with carbon reply), 1975


Box 1 1975 August 31 (with carbon reply), 1975


Box 1 1975 September 10 (with carbon reply), 1975


Box 1 circa 1975 September (on card with carbon fragment of related letter), 1975


Rovere, Richard H.


Box 1 1952 July 3, 1952


Box 1 1953 March 25, 1953


Box 1 Schlesinger, Arthur M. Jr., 1952 July 8, 1952


Schneider, Isidor


Box 1 1935 March 21, 1935


Box 1 1935 March 26, 1935


Box 1 1935 May 31, 1935


Box 1 1936 January 7, 1936


Box 1 1936 January 14, 1936


Box 1 West, Ray Benedict Jr., 1950 April 20 (with copies of two related letters), 1950


Winter, Ella


Box 1 circa, 1937, (2 folders)


Box 1 circa 1937 September (fragment of longer letter), 1937, (2 folders)


Box 1 circa 1937 September 20, 1937


Box 1 circa 1937 October 2, 1937


Box 1 1937 October 6, 1937


Box 1 circa 1937 October 7, 1937


Box 1 circa 1937 October 11 (possibly fragment of two different letters), 1937


Box 1 1937 October 19-20, 1937


Box 1 circa 1937 November (2 folders), 1937


Box 1 circa 1937 November 3, 1937


Box 1 circa 1937 November 8, 1937


Box 1 circa 1937 November 13, 1937


Box 1 circa 1937 November 24, 1937


Box 1 circa 1937 November 28, 1937


Box 1 circa 1937 December 7, 1937, (2 folders)


Box 1 1937 December 9, 1937


Box 1 circa 1937 December 14, 1937


Box 1 1937 December 29, 1937


Box 1 circa, 1938, (4 folders)


Box 1 circa 1938 January, 1938


Box 1 circa 1938 January 3, 1938


Box 1 circa 1938 January 4, 1938


Box 1 circa 1938 January 5, 1938


Box 1 circa 1938 January 6, 1938


Box 1 circa 1938 January 8, 1938


Box 1 circa 1938 January 17, 1938


Box 1 circa 1938 February, 1938


Box 1 circa 1938 February 2, 1938


Box 1 circa 1938 February 4, 1938


Box 1 circa 1938 February 16, 1938


Box 1 circa 1938 March (2 folders), 1938


Box 1 circa 1938 March 22, 1938


Box 1 circa 1938 April 15, 1938


Box 1 circa 1938 April 26, 1938


Box 1 circa 1938 April 27, 1938


Box 1 circa 1938 May (2 folders), 1938


Box 1 1938 June 9, 1938


Box 1 circa 1938 July 21, 1938


Box 1 circa 1938 August 20, 1938


Box 1 circa 1938 October, 1938


Box 1 circa 1938 October 6, 1938


Box 1 1938 October 24, 1938


Box 1 1939 January 10, 1939


Box 1 1939 March 9, 1939


Box 1 1939 April 29, 1939


Box 1 circa 1939 May, 1939


Box 1 1939 May 4, 1939


Box 1 circa 1939 September 29, 1939


Box 1 1939 October 3, 1939


Box 1 circa 1939 October 15, 1939


Box 1 1939 December 6, 1939


Box 1 circa 1940 January, 1940


Box 1 circa 1940 May 28, 1940


Box 1 circa 1940 June 3, 1940


Box 1 1940 October 3, 1940


Box 1 circa 1940 November 15 (with draft of related letter and draft of related manuscript), 1940


Winters, Yvor to Hiram Haydn


Box 1 1950 January 8, 1950


Box 1 1950 January 10, 1950

Series II: Manuscripts, 1933-1963


Farrell, James T.


Box 1 Fragment: Golden Youth (poem) (inscribed to Robert Gorham Davis),, 1963


Box 1 Spring Poem (inscribed to Robert Gorham Davis),, 1963


Box 1 What Time Collections (Chapters 6, 23, 30, 31, 39, 40, 44, 47, 53) (typescript of second draft, with corrections and emendations by Farrell, signed by Farrell at Chapter 39, page 675), circa, 1963


Box 1 Parker, Dorothy--Address Delivered at the Esquire Magazine Symposium, 1958 October, 1958


Box 1 Pound, Ezra--The Social Credit Proposals by C.H. Douglas (notes on by Ezra Pound), circa, 1933


Box 1 Thomas, Dylan--"Queen Edith Sitwell and Princess Marianne Moore on Their First Meeting" (drawing with caption, photostat), circa, 1952

Series III: Arranged Material


Box 1 Correspondence, 1933-1978


Box 1 Miscellaneous, 1932-1949