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Charles Wrey Gardiner papers, 1918-1981

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Call No.: MS#0470
Bib ID 4079716 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Gardiner, Charles Wrey, 1901-1981
Title Charles Wrey Gardiner papers, 1918-1981
Physical Description 2.52 linear feet (6 boxes)
Language(s) English .
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Arrangement

Arrangement

Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged.

Description

Summary

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LIFE IS NO; BLACK SAHARA; COFFEE FOR LAURA; PRINTERS' PIE; THE FRAIL SCREEN; and NO MONEY FOR DREAMS, as well as many unpublished poems in manuscript.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

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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); Charles Wrey Gardiner 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.

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

Processing Information

Processed HR 02/--/85.

Revision Description

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

Subject Headings

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"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Autobiographies (literary works) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Diaries Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Manuscripts (documents) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poems Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Abse, Dannie Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Authors, English Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Autobiographical fiction, English Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Brock, Edwin Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Comfort, Alex, 1920-2000 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
English literature Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Grey Walls Press Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Levertov, Denise, 1923-1997 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Patchen, Kenneth, 1911-1972 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poets, English Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Private presses -- Great Britain Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Publishers and publishing Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Publishers and publishing -- Great Britain Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stanford, Derek Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Tremayne, Sydney, 1890- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Charles Francis Wrey Gardiner, British author, poet, and publisher; d. 1981.

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Series I: Correspondence


Subseries I.1: Cataloged Correspondence



Box 1 Abse, Dannie


Box 1 Brock, Edwin H.


Box 1 Comfort, Alexander


Box 1 Gardiner, Cynthia Lorna Kortright (Mrs Wrey)


Box 1 Gardiner, Wrey


Box 1 Gawsworth, John


Box 1 Hamnett, Nina


Box 1 Laughlin, James


Box 1 Levertov, Denise


Box 1 Patchen, Kenneth


Box 1 Tremayne, Sydney D.


Box 1 Waller, Sir John Stanier


Subseries I.2: Uncataloged Correspondence


Box 1 Uncataloged Correspondence

Series II: Cataloged Manuscripts by Gardiner



Box 2 Account book, n.p., a.ms., 1942-1945

1 volume


Box 2 Address books, London, undated

2 volumes


Box 2 The answer to life is no, n.p., a.ms. (Chapters 1--III of last published [1960] autobiography), undated

1 volume


Box 2 Poems in manuscript include, n.p., a.ms. (same volume as above), undated

1 volume


Box 2 Only the dead


Box 2 Count d'Orgel opens the ball (review)


Box 2 Editorial


Box 2 The glittering truth


Box 2 When you become


Box 2 The rustic seat


Box 2 The ultimate truth


Box 2 Poem they do no care to print


Box 2 Garden poem


Box 2 African time


Box 2 Prayer for all


Box 2 A certain kind of truth


Box 2 Dead . . .


Box 2 Structure fault


Box 2 The answer to life is no, n.p., a.ms. (Chapters IV-XII of last published [1960] autobiography), undated

1 volume


Box 2 Appointment book [London], a.ms. 1 volume, 1951

1 volume


Box 2 Appointment book, London, a.ms. (few entries), 1955

1 volume


Box 2 Appointment book London, a.ms. (few entries), 1957

1 volume


Box 2 Black Sahara, Chapters 1-32 (unpublished travel book), n.p., a.ms., undated

1 volune


Box 2 Black Sahara, Chapters 33—36 (unpublished travel book), n.p., a.ms., undated

1 volume


Box 2 The answer to life is no, n.p., a.ms. (last published autobiography, 1960; in the same vol. as the above), undated

1 volume


Box 2 Black Sahara, n.p., t.ms., 159 p. (unpublished travel book; with corrections in his hand), undated



Box 3 Coffee for Laura; an autobiography, n.p., t.ms., 193 p. (with corrections in his hand) (Laura is Laura del Rive, novelist), undated


Box 3 Diary, v.p., a.ms., 1918-1920

1 volume


Box 3 Diary, n.p., a.ms., 6 p., [192-]


Box 3 Diary v.p., a.ms.s., 1920-1922

1 volume


Box 3 Diary, v.p., a.ms.s., 1922-1923

1 volume


Box 3 Diary, v.p., a.ms.s., 1924-1926

1 volume


Box 3 Diary, v.p., a.ms., 1928-1981

1 volume



Box 4 Diary, v.p., a.ms., 1937-1963

1 volume


Box 4 Diary, v.p., a.ms., 1950-1952

1 volume


Box 4 Journal [Diary], v.p., t.ms., 209 p. 1950-1953, 1950-1953


Box 4 Diary, v.p., a.ms., 1952 March-September

1 volume


Box 4 Epilogue 1976-1981, [London], t.ms., 6 p. (autobiographical essay), [1981]


Box 4 The frail screen, n.p., t.ms., 252 p. (unpublished novel with corrections in his hand), undated


Box 4 The invisible man, n.p., a.ms., 3 p. (autobiographical essay; unpublished), undated



Box 5 List of books in the collection of C. Wrey Gardiner, Billericay [UK], a.ms. (chronologically listed from 1516 to 1943), [1943]

1 volume


Box 5 No money for dreams, Henley [UK], a.ms.s. (unpublished novel; pages loose), 1961 August 29

1 volume


Box 5 The octopus of love, n.p., t.ms. [347 p.] (his last and longest autobiography; with corrections in his hand), 1972-1975

3 volumes



Box 6 Poems in manuscript include, v.p., a.ms.s., 136 p. (loose pages in a folder), 1938-1980, undated


Box 6 I shall sleep on


Box 6 Suddenly the light


Box 6 Holes in the sand


Box 6 Written on copy of a will


Box 6 Far freedom files


Box 6 Pilrock


Box 6 Since love has come (not by C.W.G.)


Box 6 Wanderer in time


Box 6 New songs for old


Box 6 Day and night


Box 6 Birthday poem for Kay


Box 6 Apostle of doom


Box 6 One egg for breakfast


Box 6 Every day


Box 6 Poem written in the Alma . . .


Box 6 Waiting for a 72 bus


Box 6 [Poems in manuscript] include, n.p., a.ms.s., 17 p. (with 23 pages of Xerox copies of his poems in ms.), 1965 May 16, undated


Box 6 Poem in a cold mirror


Box 6 A Spring day


Box 6 The tramp


Box 6 Rye


Box 6 The hour glass


Box 6 The disposal of human remains


Box 6 The question


Box 6 Solitude


Box 6 Sonnet


Box 6 Even Song


Box 6 Vicisti Galilaee


Box 6 To sleep


Box 6 What the bird told


Box 6 Poem written in the Alma . . .


Box 6 (Xerox copies)


Box 6 Only the dead


Box 6 Wanderer in time


Box 6 I shall sleep on


Box 6 When you become


Box 6 The ultimate truth


Box 6 Garden poem


Box 6 Poem they do not care to print


Box 6 African time


Box 6 Prayer for all


Box 6 A certain kind of truth


Box 6 Dead . . .


Box 6 Structural fault


Box 6 [Poems in typescript] include, [London] and n.p., t.ms.s., 20 p. (20 typescript poems), 1965, undated


Box 6 The beginning and the end


Box 6 Carol


Box 6 Continence is the chastity


Box 6 Every day


Box 6 Elegy for an epoch


Box 6 Faces in a room (2 copies)


Box 6 The high towers of poverty


Box 6 Holes in the sand


Box 6 I am one who dies


Box 6 In this our time


Box 6 Memory of Africa


Box 6 Objects in a dull light


Box 6 Picture in wool


Box 6 Poem for a rainbow


Box 6 Poem written in the Alma . . .


Box 6 Suddenly the light


Box 6 Turning the land


Box 6 Waiting


Box 6 Printers' Pie; an autobiography, n.p., t.ms., 1 vol. [158 p.] (extracted from the uncut manuscript of his "The octopus of love"; with corrections in his hand), [1973?]


Box 6 The unspeakable forties, n.p., t.ms., 7 p. (essay, carbon copy in his hand), undated

Series III: Photographs and Printed Materials