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Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged.
Correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, and printed materials. The correspondence includes 42 letters to Derek Stanford. There are also ten volumes of his diaries covering the years from 1918 to 1981 and his autobiographical manuscripts: THE OCTOPUS OF LOVE; THE ANSWER TO LIFE IS NO; BLACK SAHARA; COFFEE FOR LAURA; PRINTERS' PIE; THE FRAIL SCREEN; and NO MONEY FOR DREAMS, as well as many unpublished poems in manuscript. Among the cataloged correspondents are: Dannie Abse, Edwin Brock, Alexander Comfort, Denise Levertov, Kenneth Patchen, and Sydney Tremayne
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Restrictions on Access
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.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Charles Wrey Gardiner papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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Ownership and Custodial History
Gift of Miriam J. Benkovitz, 1984.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Benkovitz, M.J. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1984. Accession number--M-1984.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Processed HR 02/--/85.
2020-04-07 EAD document created by CCR.
2020-05-21 Created Series II: Cataloged Manuscripts box and folder list containing edited and enhanced description. cml/kws
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Charles Francis Wrey Gardiner, British author, poet, and publisher; d. 1981.