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At a Glance
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.
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The 18th century journal has been cataloged as X973.309\M196.
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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Robert Gorham Davis papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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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
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 06/--/89.
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.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Professor of English at Columbia University.