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Stuart Wright Papers: Donald Davie Papers 1938-1989

Manuscript Collection #1169-003

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Title: Stuart Wright Collection: Donald Davie Papers
Creators: Davie, Donald, 1922-1995
Wright, Stuart T., 1948-
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Papers (1938-1989) of the English-born writer, editor, poet, and educator, Donald Davie, including correspondence, typescripts, holographs, miscellaneous materials and loose manuscript items transferred from the Stuart Wright Book Collection, proofs of published works, audio-visual materials, printed materials, and oversized materials related primarily to Davie’s literary career.
Extent: 1.0 Cubic feet, 3 archival boxes, 1 oversized folder, 107 items.

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21 June 2010, 1.0 cubic feet; 3 archival boxes & 1 oversized folder; 107 items; 992 p.; Papers (1938-1989) of the English-born writer, editor, poet, and educator, Donald Davie, including correspondence, typescripts, holographs, miscellaneous materials and loose manuscript items transferred from the Stuart Wright Book Collection, proofs of published works, audio-visual materials, printed materials, and oversized materials related primarily to Davie’s literary career. Vendor: Stuart Wright.

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Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Preferred Citation

Stuart Wright Collection-Donald Davie Papers (#1169-003) East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Purchased from Stuart Wright, 6/21/2010.

Processing Information

  • Processing, Preliminary inventory & Container List, by Jonathan Dembo, with the assistance of Shelby Sapp, revised 11/19/2010; final inventory by Krystal Cook revised 1/18/2011; revised by Douglas Tuers, 4/20/2011; finding aid by Jonathan Dembo, 10/27/2011; revised by Dick Wolfe & Jonathan Dembo, 5/17/2012; Encoded by Jonathan Dembo, 6/26/2012; Encoding revised by Jonathan Dembo, 7/16/2012.


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Donald Davie

Donald Davie was born 17 July 1922 in Barnsley, Yorkshire, England into a Baptist family. He was educated at Barnsley Hogate Grammar School and later attended St. Catharine's College, Cambridge, until World War II interrupted his studies. During the war Davie served in the Royal Navy in Arctic Russia, where he taught himself the language. In the last year of the war, in Devon, he married Doreen John. After the war Davie returned to Cambridge where he earned a Ph. D. in English in 1951.

Davie made a career as a writer of poetry and literary criticism. He returned to Cambridge in 1958, and in 1964 was made the first Professor of English at the new University of Essex. He taught English at the University of Essex from 1964 until 1968, when he moved to Stanford University, where he succeeded Yvor Winters, 1968-1978. In 1978, he relocated to Vanderbilt University, where he taught until his retirement in 1988. Davie died 18 September 1995 in Exeter, Devon, England.

Davie wrote on the technique of poetry in books such as Purity of Diction in English Verse, and in smaller articles such as “Some Notes on Rhythm in Verse.” Davie's criticism and poetry show his strong interest in modernist and pre-modernist techniques. He wrote eloquently and sympathetically about British modernist poetry in Under Briggflatts, while in Thomas Hardy and British Poetry he defended the pre-modernist verse tradition. He is featured in the Oxford Book of Contemporary Verse (1980). The Davie Papers contain materials relating to the following works by Donald Davie: Ezra Pound: Poet as Sculptor (1976), Augustan Lyric (1974), and The Late Augustans: Longer Poems of the Later Eighteenth Century (1958).

Stuart T. Wright

The Donald Davie Papers were collected and compiled by Stuart T. Wright. Wright was born on 30 March 1948 in Roxboro, North Carolina. He was the son of Frances Critcher Wright (1919-2010) and Wallace Lyndon Wright (1921-1965). An avid reader as a boy, Wright developed a strong interest in the American Civil War and with his father toured many of the war’s battlefields searching for artifacts and studying the history of the era. At the age of 12, he won a statewide “Johnny Reb” essay contest and by the age of 15 had visited every major battlefield of the Civil War. Wright attended Roxboro High School, from which he graduated in 1966. It was during these years that he developed an interest in collecting historical books and manuscripts and began relationships with a number of local collectors and dealers.

In the fall of 1966, Wright enrolled at Wake Forest University as a pre-med, history, German and music student. Wright earned a B.A. in German and music in 1970. As a graduate student at Wake Forest University, Wright focused his studies on Southern history and literature, his ambition being to build an authoritative Southern Studies collection for the university. He received a master's degree in Southern Studies in 1973 and a second master's degree in U.S. History in 1980. Additionally Wright holds a professional degree from England in a medically related field. It was while studying there that he became interested in Thomas Wolfe, the noted North Carolina native and novelist.

Following his graduation from Wake Forest, Wright began to develop his collections more systematically, acquiring many first editions of Southern writers. In 1976 he began teaching at Reynolda House, a Wake Forest University affiliate dedicated to the arts and arts education. Wright taught classes in American music as well as human anatomy for art students. In 1978 Wright became Lecturer in Education at Wake Forest University. During his 10 years teaching at Wake Forest University, Wright authored numerous works of Civil War and North Carolina history, and dozens of articles, bibliographies, essays and reviews on Southern literature and the writers whose papers he collected. In addition, he developed a strong interest in the writings of the English poet Donald Davie and the Minnesota-born poet Richard Eberhart, whose works he also collected.

At the same time, Wright also began a career as a publisher by starting Palaemon Press in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. By 1984, Palaemon Press had produced 316 titles, consisting mainly of broadsides and limited editions, of the poetry and essays of such Southern writers as A. R. Ammons, Fred Chappell, James Dickey, William Goyen, George Garrett, and Eudora Welty. He also built comprehensive collections and compiled book-length descriptive bibliographies of A.R. Ammons, Andrew Lytle, Reynolds Price, James Dickey, William Goyen, Walker Percy, Randall Jarrell, Peter Taylor, George Garrett, Richard Eberhart, and Donald Davie. As well as serving as editor of the contemporary literature section of the Bulletin of Bibliography throughout the 1980s, Wright also contributed pioneering checklists of the writings of Southern poets Henry Taylor, Charles Wright, and Robert Morgan. For Meckler Publishing he served as series editor for a number of book-length bibliographies and checklists. In recognition of these accomplishments, when he was just 32, Wright was elected to membership in New York's prestigious Grolier Club.

All of these works are represented in the Stuart Wright Collection. In his dealings with these various authors Wright made consistent efforts to acquire personal papers, letters and documents, photographs, manuscripts, drafts, proofs, and published materials to supplement his continuing activities as a purchaser of their works. In this way, Wright acquired perhaps a majority of his overall collection. Over the years a number of biographers used Wright’s collection to aid their research. For example, James A. Grimshaw, Jr. used the collection extensively for his Robert Penn Warren: A Descriptive Bibliography, 1922-1979 published by the University Press of Virginia, in 1981 and Craig S. Abbott did so as well for John Crowe Ransom: A Descriptive Bibliography, published by Whitston Publishing Company, Inc. in 1999. Joseph Blotner also used the Wright collection in researching Robert Penn Warren: A Biography, published by Random House in 1997.

Nevertheless, from the mid- to late 1980s, Wright began to look for a permanent home for his collection, which he felt had grown too large and yet had been too little used. Unable to find a repository willing to accept the entire collection under suitable conditions, he sold a number of individual author collections to Vanderbilt University, Duke University, the University of Texas at Austin, and Emory University. It was not until 2010 that he reached agreement to house the remaining, and largest part of his collection at East Carolina University. The Stuart Wright Collection in the East Carolina Manuscript Collection of J.Y. Joyner Library includes 22 sub-collections of the papers of Southern American writers. The related Stuart Wright Book Collection holds several thousand volumes by or about many of the same writers. Many of these volumes contain annotations, inscriptions, and insertions that reveal much about the authors in the collection and their relationships with one another. In 1998 Wright moved to England, and since 2001 he has resided in the medieval market town of Ludlow, in Shropshire.

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The collection contains material relating to Donald Davie’s literary career from 1938 to 1989. The Core Papers are arranged in original order in seven series.

Series 1: Correspondence contains correspondence between Robert Lowell and W. D. Snodgrass, 1957-1977, and between Louise Lequire and Stuart Wright, 1989. The entire series is contained in Box 1.a-1.b

Series 2: Typescript and Holograph contains a review by Donald Davie of See and Believe from 1958. Box 1.c

Series 3: Miscellaneous contains a scrapbook, clippings and reviews, 1938-1964, by or about Donald Davie. Box 1.d-1.e

Series 4: Loose Manuscripts Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection contains a scrapbook, clippings and reviews, 1938-1964, by or about Donald Davie. It includes loose manuscript items related to Dr. S. Bann, Sir John Betjeman, Donald Davie, Richard Ghormley Eberhart, Margaret Drabble, Peter Jones, Carolyn J. Proctor, Peter Russell, Charles Tomlinson, and Stuart Wright, transferred from the Stuart Wright Book Collection, 1953-1983. The loose manuscripts are linked to the book of origin by their Stuart Wright Book Collection Number (e.g. Stuart Wright Book Collection #38.4). Box 1.f-1.zzh

Series 5: Proofs contains editors’ proofs of novels and poetry relating to Donald Davie, including Ezra Pound: Poet as Sculptor, Augustan Lyric, The Seizure of Power by Czeslaw Wieniewska, and Vision and Resonance: Two Senses of Poetic Form, by John Hollander. The series dates from the 1953-1983. Box 2.a-2.h

Series 6: Audio Visual and Printed Materials contains recordings of poetry readings and printed poems and advertisement. Series 6 dates from the 1959-1989. Box 3.a-3.d

Series 7: Oversized Materials contains Penelope, poems by Donald Davie published in 1980. Folder 3.d.os.1

Note to Researchers: Series 4: Loose Manuscripts Transferred from the Stuart Wright Book Collection consists of items found in and transferred from works in the Stuart Wright Book Collection by, about, associated with, or owned by Donald Davie; they include notes and bookmarks inserted by Donald Davie, Stuart Wright, and others; correspondence, clippings, advertising, reviews, etc. relating to the published works but some used merely as bookmarks, found between the pages of Donald Davie-related books in the Stuart Wright Book Collection. The items appear to have been filed in the books by Donald Davie, or by Stuart Wright. The items usually, but not always, relate the book in which they were found and to Donald Davie. This series also includes materials related to Robert Lowell, Stuart Wright, and others. Series four material is arranged according to the book in which it was found; descriptions of the loose items may be found in the notes sections of each folder. The loose manuscripts are linked to the book of origin by their Stuart Wright Book Collection Number (e.g. Stuart Wright Book Collection #28.90). Box 1.f – 2.h

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Series 1:
Correspondence
  • Box 1#1169-003.1
    • Folder a#1169-003.1.a
      Lowell, Robert [Correspondence] with W. D. [William DeWitt] Snodgrass, Scottsville - Rochester - Syracuse, NY; Ferndale, MI (1957-1977) TLS. 10 items. 15 p. Note: W. D. Snodgrass was student of both Randall Jarrell & Robert Lowell.
    • Folder b#1169-003.1.b
      LeQuire, Louise [Correspondence] Letter to Stuart Wright, Winston-Salem, NC (23 Feb. 1989) TLS. 2 items. 3 p. Note: Pertaining to her video production "Donald Davie: Poet as Sculptor"; includes order form.
Series 2:
Typescript and Holograph
Series 3:
Miscellaneous Materials
  • Box 1#1169-003.1
    • Folder d#1169-003.1.d
      Scrapbook of Clippings & Letters by and about Donald Davie when he attended Barnsley Holgate Grammar School [Scrapbook] by Donald Davie (ca. 1938-1964 [Bulk: 1939-1940]) Manuscript Volume. 1 vol. 51 p. Note: Autographed inside front cover "Donald A. Davie S. Catherine's" [St. Catherine's College, Cambridge]; Davie is listed as a prefect at Holgate House; scrapbook material needs conservation.
    • Folder e#1169-003.1.e
      Kiely, Jerome [Note] to Donald Davie concerning an unknown poet; signed "J.K." (undated) Holograph. 1 item. 1 p.
Series 4:
Loose Manuscripts Transferred from the Stuart Wright Book Collections
  • Box 1#1169-003.1
    • Folder f#1169-003.1.f
      Three for Watermusic, by Donald Davie [Book] (1980) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: "Epithalamium" [Poem] by Donald Davie "Mary Quant ©" (undated) Holograph calligraphy; Donald Davie note on verso: "For the wedding, in Oxford, Ohio, of Cullen Pratt [i.e. Catherine Cullen Pratt] to Charles Hornaday [i.e. Charles Edwin Hornaday, Jr.]. D.D." (ca. 1980) Holograph; Loose Manuscripts Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #27.3
    • Folder g#1169-003.1.g
      Michigan Quarterly [Periodical] (1970) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: WHRB Boston Radio Station Advertising Courtesy of Cambridge Savings Bank [Bookmark] (ca. 1971) Printed; From Donald Davie's copy; Loose Manuscripts Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #27.4
    • Folder h#1169-003.1.h
      Encounter, Edited by Stephen Spender and Melvin Lasky [Periodical (1964) Printed 1 item. 1 p. Note: Encounter Magazine subscription card [Postcard] (ca. 1964) Printed; From Donald Davie's copy; Loose Manuscripts Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #27.6
    • Folder i#1169-003.1.i
      Reprint from: Studies in Bibliography, A, Edited by R. H. W. Dillard [Pamphlet] (1966) Printed. 1 items. 1 p. Note: Richard H.W. Dillard, Hollins College, Letter to Stuart Wright noting pamphlet "exposes the Meeker edition of Glasgow's as a fraud." (19 March) ALS; Loose Manuscripts Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #27.11
    • Folder j#1169-003.1.j
      Eliot in His Time, Edited by A. Walton Litz [Book] (1973) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Stuart Wright note: "His [Donald Davie's] contributor's copy w/ marginalia" on scrap of paper (undated) Holograph; Loose Manuscripts Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #27.22
    • Folder k#1169-003.1.k
      Selected Poems 1928-1958, by Stanley Kunitz [Book] (1958) Printed. 2 items. 4 p. Note: Unfavorable review of Selected Poems, signed "S.G.W." on Union Society, Oxford stationery (ca. 1958) Holograph; Review of Selected Poems, by an unknown reviewer [Donald Davie?] (ca. 1958) Edited typescript; Loose Manuscripts Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #27.36
    • Folder l#1169-003.1.l
      Pan Tadeusz in English Verse, by Donald Davie [Book] (1956) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Stuart Wright note: "Osten-Sacken" (undated) Holograph; From Donald Davie's copy; Loose Manuscripts Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #27.47
    • Folder m#1169-003.1.m
      Book of Russian Verse, A, Edited by C. M. Bowra [Book] (1943) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Review, by unknown author in unknown periodical (ca. 1943) Clipping; Loose Manuscripts Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #27.81
    • Folder n#1169-003.1.n
      Poems of Akhmatova, by Anna Akhmatova (1973) Edited typescript & Clipping. 2 items. 3 p. Note: "Northern Elegy", by Anna Akhmatova - "Leningrad, 1944" [Poem] Edited typescript; "Fury and Elegance: Anna Akhmatova: Requiem and Poem Without a Hero", by John Bayley [Review] Times Literary Supplement (16 April 1976), pp. 450-451; Clipping; Loose Manuscripts Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #27.100
    • Folder o#1169-003.1.o
      Purity of Diction in English Verse, by Donald Davie [Book] (1967) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Schocken Books, Inc. review card for Purity of Diction in English Verse (28 September 1967) Photocopy printed form; From Donald Davie's copy; Loose Manuscripts Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #27.103
    • Folder p#1169-003.1.p
      Shenandoah, Vol. 24, No. 1 [Periodical] (1972) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Stuart Wright note: "PM DM DD" (undated) Holograph; Loose Manuscripts Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #27.107
    • Folder q#1169-003.1.q
      New Poetry, by Robert Adamson, Vol. 19, No. 4 [Periodical] (1971) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: New Poetry Award 1971 Entry extended form (1971) Broadside; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #28.9
    • Folder r#1169-003.1.r
      Augustan Lyric, by Donald Davie [Book] (1974) Printed. 2 items. 2 p. Note: "MP 'could do better than [Sir John] Betjeman'" Daily Telegraph (7 February 1977) Annotated clipping; "My Words Are For Music, says upset Poet Laureate [Sir John Betjeman]", Daily Telegraph (8 February 1977), p. 17; Annotated clipping; Note: Item # 28.15
    • Folder s#1169-003.1.s
      Irish Classical Poetry, by Eleanor Knott [Book] (1957) [Correspondence] Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: "Gordon D.", Trinity College, University of Dublin, Letter to Donald [Donald Davie] enclosing book (13 May 1957) ALS; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #28.23
    • Folder t#1169-003.1.t
      Garden End, The, by Peter Jones [Book] (1977) [Miscellaneous] Printed. 4 items. 6 p. Note: Peter Jones, Carcanet New Press, Ltd., Manchester, Letter to Donald Davie (6 December 1977) TLS; Table of Contents for The Garden End (1977) Photocopy clipping; "Peter Jones. The Garden End. New & Selected Poems. . . ", by Donald Davie [Review] (ca. 1977) Edited typescript; Donald Davie, "Unseen Pool: The Garden End: New and Selected Poems, by Peter Jones" [Review] The Listener (20 April 1978), p. 505; Clipping; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #28.29
    • Folder u#1169-003.1.u
      American Scholar, The, Edited by Joseph Epstein, Vol. 52, No. 2 [Periodical] (1983) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Stuart Wright note: "RM" [Robert Morgan ?]; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #28.42
    • Folder v#1169-003.1.v
      Agenda, Edited by William Cookson, Vol. 3, No. 2 [Periodical] (1963) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Advertisement for "Visions and Ruins", by Peter Russell [Broadside] (ca. 1963) Printed; From Donald Davie's copy; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #28.50
    • Folder w#1169-003.1.w
      English Verse, Vol. II, Edited by W. Peacock [Book] (1949) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: British Broadcasting Corporation invitation to Donald Davie to deliver a radio talk on Thomas Hardy (6 August 1953) Printed form; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #28.60
    • Folder x#1169-003.1.x
      20th Century Studies, Edited by G. Almansi [Book] (1969) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Compliment card from Dr. S. Bann, University of Kent at Canterbury (ca. 1969) Edited printed form; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #28.85
    • Folder y#1169-003.1.y
      Twentieth Century, The, Edited by Bernard Wall, Vol. 166, No. 990 [Book] (1959) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: "Writing For Profit" Advertisement [Brochure] (ca. 1959) Printed; From Donald Davie's copy; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #28.86
    • Folder z#1169-003.1.z
      Poetry Dimension 1, Edited by Jeremy Robson [Book] (1973) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Stuart Wright note: "First Book" (undated) Holograph; From Donald Davie's copy; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #28.91
    • Folder za#1169-003.1.za
      The Music of What Happens, Edited by Derwent May [Book] (1978) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Margaret Drabble, London, Letter to Donald Davie saying that she has seen Davie's review in the New York Review of Books (7 December 1978) ALS; From Donald Davie's copy; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #28.98
    • Folder zb#1169-003.1.zb
      The Ballad of Mobb Conroy, by Michael Edwards [Book] (1977) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Stuart Wright note: "The Dedication Copy" (undated) Holograph; From Donald Davie's copy; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #28.99
    • Folder zc#1169-003.1.zc
      Life Studies, by Robert Lowell [Book] (1959) Printed. 6 items. 13 p. Note: Donald Davie, Erieville, N.Y., Letter to Stuart Wright regarding publication of book (22 October 1983) Annotated TLS; "I don't want the S. S. to play this, . . . " [Poem] (undated) Holograph; "Today in the lies of the world with no truth . . ." [Poem] (undated) Holograph; "IX. It is easy to be / saint, murderer, lover. . . . " [Poem] (undated) Carbon typescript; 2 copies; "Poems: Poetry Supplement edited by Donald Davie for the Poetry Book Society Christmas 1960" [Pamphlet] (1960) Printed; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection # 29.1
    • Folder zd#1169-003.1.zd
      Ezra Pound: Poet as Sculptor, by Donald Davie [Book] (1964) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Compliment card from the Oxford University Press (12 November 1964) Edited printed form; From Donald Davie's copy; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection # 29.2
    • Folder ze#1169-003.1.ze
      Trying to Explain (Poets on Poetry), by Donald Davie [Book] (1979) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: University of Michigan Press For Review Card, Trying to Explain by Donald Davie (31 December 1979) Edited printed form; From Donald Davie's copy; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #29.16
    • Folder zf#1169-003.1.zf
      Versions from Fyodor Tyutcher, by Charles Tomlinson [Book] (1960) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: "History" by Charles Tomlinson [Poem] (undated) Carbon typescript; From Donald Davie's copy; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #29.29
    • Folder zg#1169-003.1.zg
      In General & Particular, by C. M Bowra [Book] (1964) Printed. 2 items. 3 p. Note: Weidenfeld & Nicolson Review card for In General and Particular (16 March 1964) Edited printed form; "Profits of Curiosity. In General and Particular, by C. M. Bowra . . . " by [Donald Davie] [Review] (ca. 1964) Edited typescript; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #29.33
    • Folder zh#1169-003.1.zh
      Vision and Resonance: Two Senses of Poetic Form, by John Hollander [Book] (1975) Printed. 1 item. 6 p. Note: Untitled review of John Hollander's "Vision and Resonance" by [Donald Davie] [Manuscript] (ca. 1975) Edited Typescript; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #29.35
    • Folder zi#1169-003.1.zi
      Springtime: An Anthology of Young Poets and Writers, Edited by G. S. Fraser and Iain Fletcher [Book] (1953) Printed. 6 items. 6 p. Note: Clippings: "The Young Idea: Springtime. . . " by Walter Allen [Review] The New Statesman and Nation (2 May 1953) Clipping; "The Budding Grove: Springtime. . . " by Philip Toynbee [Review] The Observer (3 May 1953) Clipping; "Schism of Mind and Emotion: Springtime. . . [Review] Times Ed. Supp. (12 June 1953) p. 531; Clipping; "Springtime", by Iain Fletcher [Review] The Observer (10 May 1953) Clipping; "Critics: Young Poets and Writers: Springtime. . . " [Review] The Times Literary Supplement (10 July 1953) Clipping; Fragile, needs conservation; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #29.36; See also "The Eyes of Youth: Springtime . . . " by Austin Clarke [Review] The Irish Times (23 May 1953) Clipping transferred to: Oversized Folder #1169.003.os.1
    • Folder zj#1169-003.1.zj
      Poems for Shakespeare 6, Edited by Roger Pringle [Book] (1977) [Editor's Note] Typescript. 1 item. 1 p. Note: "Editor's Note: Thomas Blackburn's deeply regretted death on 13 August, 1977, occurred before copies of this book were available for his signature" (ca. 1977) Typescript; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #29.38
    • Folder zk#1169-003.1.zk
      Back to Life: Poems from Behind the Iron Curtain, Edited by Robert Conquest [Book] (1958) Printed. 2 items. 3 p. Note: Miss Carolyn J. Proctor; Letter to Mr. and Mrs. [Richard] Eberhart, Washington, DC, enclosing a "collection of Eastern European poetry assembled by Mr. Conquest" (25 May [1958]) ALS; James Raimes, Oxford University Press [Business Card] (ca. 1958) Printed; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #29.43
    • Folder zl#1169-003.1.zl
      Listen, Edited by George Hartley, Vol. 4, No. 1 [Periodical] (1962) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Stuart Wright note: "Contains Davie's Extensive Revisions - " (undated) Holograph; From Donald Davie's copy; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #29.56
    • Folder zm#1169-003.1.zm
      Reflections on the Study of Russian Literature in Britain, by Donald Davie [Book] (1967) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: "Bedfordshire Revisited for Wally", by Donald Davie [Poem] (Spring 1976) Printed. Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #30.24
    • Folder zn#1169-003.1.zn
      Agenda, Edited by William Cookson, Vol. 8, No. 2 [Periodical] (1970) Printed. 1 item. 6 p. Note: Anvil Press Poetry Catalogue of Books in Print and Forthcoming during Winter 1969 to Spring 1970 by English, American & Continental Poets [Brochure] (1969) Printed; From Donald Davie's copy; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #30.35
    • Folder zo#1169-003.1.zo
      Agenda, Edited by William Cookson, Vol. 12, No. 2 [Periodical] (1974) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Vanderbilt University Pay Deposit Advice for Donald A. Davie (31 March 1986) Printed form; From Donald Davie's copy; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #30.38
    • Folder zp#1169-003.1.zp
      Agenda, Edited by William Cookson, Vol. 11, No. 2 & Vol. 12, No. 1 [Periodical] (1973/1974) Printed. 1 item. 2 p. Note: "The New Review: A New Literary Monthly" [Advertising brochure] (ca. 1973) Printed; From Donald Davie's copy; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #30.45
    • Folder zq#1169-003.1.zq
      Agenda, Edited by William Cookson, Vol. 18, No. 3 [Periodical] (1980) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Agenda subscription renewal form (undated) Printed form; From Donald Davie's copy; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #30.50
    • Folder zr#1169-003.1.zr
      Agenda, Edited by William Cookson, Vol. 7, No. 1 (1969) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: John Northam, Degree Committee of the Faculty of English, University of Cambridge, Letter to Donald Davie (30 July 1969) TLS; From Donald Davie's copy; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #30.58
    • Folder zs#1169-003.1.zs
      Seasons of Cankam, The, by Peter Dale and Kokilam Subbiah [Book] (1974) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: "Ox-bow", by Donald Davie [Poem] (undated) Edited typescript; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #30.69
    • Folder zt#1169-003.1.zt
      Agenda, Edited by William Cookson, Vol. 10, No. 4; v. 11, no. 1 [Periodical] (1972/1973) Printed. 2 items. 2 p. Note: Allen & Macklin, 11 rue de Conde, Paris, France, Letter to Donald Davie, concerning Davie's poem (11 June 1973) TLS; Agenda subscription form (undated) Printed form; From Donald Davie's copy; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #30.70
    • Folder zu#1169-003.1.zu
      Agenda, Edited by William Cookson, Vol. 4, No. 3/4 [Periodical] (1966) Printed. 2 items. 4 p. Note: "Christ", by Gavin Bantock [Advertising brochure] (ca. 1965) Printed; New Measure: A Quarterly Magazine of Poetry subscription form (ca. 1965) Printed; 2 copies; From Donald Davie's copy; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #30.72
    • Folder zv#1169-003.1.zv
      Arion 12, by Unknown Author [Book] (1980) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: "Artijus Agengf Litteraire, theatrale et de Musique, Budapest, Hungary . . . " [Donald Davie address label] (undated) Typescript; From Donald Davie's copy; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #30.120
    • Folder zw#1169-003.1.zw
      Cambridge Journal, The, Edited by Michael Oakeshott, Vol. IV, No. 7 [Periodical] (1951) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: A. A. Luce, Common Room, Trinity College, Dublin, Letter to Donald Davie, regarding George Berkeley (2 May 1951) ALS; From Donald Davie's copy; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #30.126
    • Folder zx#1169-003.1.zx
      Arts: A Third Level Course: Twentieth Century Poetry, by Donald Davie, Charles Tomlinson and Geoffrey Hill [Book] (1976) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Inscape Five [Newsletter] (Fall 1960) Printed; From Donald Davie's copy; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #30.129
    • Folder zy#1169-003.1.zy
      Tribute to Gyula Illyes, A, Edited by Thomas Kabdebo and Paul Tabori [Book] (1968) Printed; 1 item. 1 p. Note: Prof. Max Nänny; "With the author's compliments Max Nänny" [Business card] (ca. 1968) Annotated printed card; From Donald Davie's copy; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #34.1
    • Folder zz#1169-003.1.zz
      In Memory of the Future, by Jascha Kessler [Book] (1976) Printed. 2 items. 2 p. Note: Jascha Kessler, University of California, Los Angeles, Letters to Donald Davie, regarding American and Hungarian poetry (6 & 18 January 1978) TLS; From Donald Davie's copy; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #34.7
    • Folder zza#1169-003.1.zza
      Augustan Lyric, by Donald Davie [Book] (1974) Printed. 1 item. 3 p. Note: "Mr. Eliot [Thomas Stearns Elliot] ", by Donald Davie [Literary essay] New Statesman (11 October 1963) Clipping; From Donald Davie's copy; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #34.9
    • Folder zzb#1169-003.1.zzb
      Best Poems of 1960, Edited by Lionel Stevenson [Book] (1962) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Stuart Wright note: "Signed by: [Donald] Davie, p. 33; [James] Dickey, p. 37; [Maxine] Kumin, p. 75" (undated) Holograph; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #34.12
    • Folder zzc#1169-003.1.zzc
      Guinness Book of Poetry 2, The, by Unknown Author [Book] (1959) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Guinness Poetry Awards with compliments card (ca. 1959) Printed; From Donald Davie's copy; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #34.24
    • Folder zzd#1169-003.1.zzd
      Guinness Book of Poetry 3, The, by Unknown Author [Book] (1959) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: The Paris Review submission rejection card (undated) Printed; From Donald Davie's copy; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #34.25
    • Folder zze#1169-003.1.zze
      Ironic Harvest: English Poetry in the Twentieth Century, The, by Geoffrey Thurley [Book] (1974) Printed. 1 item. 3 p. Note: "Geoffrey Thurley, The Ironic Harvest. English Poetry in the Twentieth Century. . . " by Donald Davie [Manuscript] (ca. 1974) Edited typescript & Holograph; From Donald Davie's copy; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #34.31
    • Folder zzf#1169-003.1.zzf
      Between Matter and Principle, by Alan Stephen [Book] (1963) Printed. 1 item. 3 p. Note: Untitled review of Between Matter and Principle, by Donald Davie [Manuscript] (ca. 1963) Edited typescript; From Donald Davie's copy; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #34.36
    • Folder zzg#1169-003.1.zzg
      Darwin and the Naked Lady, by Alex Comfort [Book] (1961) Printed. 1 item. 2 p. Note: "No. 4927" Review of Darwin and the Naked Lady, by Donald Davie [Manuscript] (ca. 1961) Edited typescript; From Donald Davie's copy; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #34.45
    • Folder zzh#1169-003.1.zzh
      Fearful Joy, Edited by James Downey and Ben Jones [Book] (1974) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: McGill-Queen's University Press compliments card accompanying three copies of "Fearful Joy" (28 February 1974) Edited printed form; From Donald Davie's copy; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #34.46
Series 5:
Proofs
  • Box 2#1169-003.2
    • Folder a#1169-003.2.a
      Ezra Pound: Poet as Sculptor [Book] by Donald Davie (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, Inc. 29 Oct. 1964) Corrected page proof. 1 vol. 90 p. Note: Autographed on title page "Donald Davie"
    • Folder b#1169-003.2.b
      Augustan Lyric, by Donald Davie Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Donald Davie [Poetry] (London, Eng.: Heinemann Educational Books, Ltd., © 1974) Proof copy. ISBN:0-435-15701-0. Soft cover bound. 1 item. 92 p. Note: #27 - 29; Condition: Good - light foxing; no signature; bookmark laid in [missing]' proof copy; Transferred from Stuart Wright Books, 9/24/2010.
    • Folder c#1169-003.2.c
      Seizure of Power, The, by Czeslaw Wieniewska; Translated by Celina Wieniewska [novel] (New York, NY: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1982) Uncorrected proof & Photocopy publisher ad. ISBN:0-374-51897-9. Soft cover bound. 2 items. 127 p. Note: #27 - 76; Condition: Good; no signature; photocopy of publisher ad laid in inside front cover; uncorrected proof; Donald Davie's notes on end paper; Transferred from Stuart Wright Books, 9/24/2010.
    • Folder d#1169-003.2.d
      Late Augustans, The: Longer Poems of the Later Eighteenth Century, Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Donald Davie [Poetry] (London, Eng.: William Heinemann Ltd., 1958) Proof copy. Soft cover bound. 1 item. 67 p. Note: #27 - 77; Condition: Good; Signed "Donald Davie" on title page; proof copy; Transferred from Stuart Wright Books, 9/24/2010.
    • Folder e#1169-003.2.e
      Augustan Lyric, by Donald Davie Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Donald Davie [Poetry] (London, Eng.: Heinemann Educational Books, Ltd., © 1974) Proof copy. ISBN:0-435-15701-0. Soft cover bound. 1 item. 92 p. Note: #28 - 13; Condition: Good - foxing; no signature; proof copy; marked "uncorrected;" Transferred from Stuart Wright Books, 9/24/2010.
    • Folder f#1169-003.2.f
      Augustan Lyric, by Donald Davie Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Donald Davie [Poetry] (London, Eng.: Heinemann Educational Books, Ltd., © 1974) Proof copy. ISBN:0-435-15701-0. Soft cover bound. 1 item. 92 p. Note: #28 - 15; Condition: Good - light foxing; no signature; Daily Telegraph clipping 2/7/1977 laid in; proof copy; Transferred from Stuart Wright Books, 9/24/2010.
    • Folder g#1169-003.2.g
      Vision and Resonance: Two Senses of Poetic Form, by John Hollander [Poetry] (New York, NY: University of Oxford Press, © 1975) Uncorrected advanced proof. Photocopy typescript. ISBN:0-435-15701-0. Soft cover bound. 2 items. 143 p. Note: #29 - 35; Condition: Good - paper cover slightly stained and discolored; "Donald Davie" printed on cover; uncorrected proof; front endpapers entirely filled with holograph critical essay; six pages of manuscript review essay (four pages typed) laid in; Transferred from Stuart Wright Books, 9/24/2010.
    • Folder h#1169-003.2.h
      Augustan Lyric, by Donald Davie Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Donald Davie [Poetry] (London, Eng.: Heinemann Educational Books, Ltd., © 1974) Proof copy. ISBN:0-435-15701-0. Soft cover bound. 1 item. 92 p. Note: #30 - 4; Condition: Good; marked "Uncorrected!" on cover; no signature; proof copy with holograph corrections; Transferred from Stuart Wright Books, 9/24/2010.
Series 6:
Audio Visual and Printed Materials
  • Box 3#1169-003.3 Icon to indicate that there are digitized materials available
    • Folder a#1169-003.3.a (1 item  digitized)
      Donald Davie: A Sequence for Francis Parkman [Audio Recording] by Donald Davie; directed by George Hartley, Cambridge, (c) 1961 The Marvell Press (1960-1961) 33-1/3 RPM Long Playing Disc & 2 Dust Jackets. 1 item. 3 p. Note: recorded 15 Nov. 1960; Autographed inside Dust Jacket.
    • Folder b#1169-003.3.b
      Donald Davie - Poet as Sculptor: Readings and Discussions of His Poems [Video Recording] by Louise LeQuire, Franklin, TN (1989) VHS Videocassette & Case. 40 minutes. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Includes reading & discussion of poems: Sculptures in Hungary - Going to Italy = After the Calamitous Convoy - Siloam - Sounds of a Devon Village. Reviewed by Stuart Wright in Suwanee Review.
    • Folder c#1169-003.3.c
      University of the South For Andrew Lytle, aged 80, The [Poems] by Donald Davie (December 1982) Broadside. 2 items. 2 p. Note: "This first printing is limited to 150 copies privately printed for Donald Davie, December 1982. Lavs Deo!"; one copy annotated "L"; one copy, with holograph corrections, autographed "Donald Davie 14/15"
    • Folder d#1169-003.3.d
      Forests of Lithuania, The [Advertisement] for Donald Davie's book-length poem, published by The Marvell Press (1959) Broadside. 1 item. 1 p.
Series 7:
Oversized Materials
Oversize Folder os1#1169-003.os1
Springtime: An Anthology of Young Poets and Writers, Edited by G. S. Fraser and Iain Fletcher [Book] (1953) Clipping. Encapsulated. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Clipping: "The Eyes of Youth: Springtime . . . " by Austin Clarke [Review] The Irish Times (23 May 1953) Clipping Transferred from Folder #1169.003.001.zi; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #29.36
Oversize Folder os2#1169-003.os2
Penelope [Poems] by Donald Davie; Chimera Broadside One © 1980 by Donald Davie / Chimera Books (1980) Broadside. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Verso: "Designed by Kathy Walkup and printed at Matrix Press in an edition of 150, fifty of which are on handmade Fabriano papers and are numbered & signed by the poet;" Autographed "Donald Davie."
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