crown CU Home > Libraries Home
Columbia University Libraries Archival CollectionsRare Book & Manuscript Library Collections
 

   Robert Gorham Davis Collection, 1908-1978

Download and Print CitationContact Bookmark Share

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Robert Gorham Davis Collection; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

COinS Metadata available (e.g., for Zotero).

Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4078683 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Davis, Robert Gorham, collector.
Title:Robert Gorham Davis Collection, 1908-1978
Physical description:0.5 linear ft (155 items in 1 box).
Language(s):In English
Access: This collection has no restrictions. This collection is located on-site.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

The colletion is arranged into three series:

Return to top

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.

Scope and Content

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.

Return to top

Using the Collection

RBML

Access Restrictions

This collection has no restrictions.

This collection is located on-site.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the Librarian for Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Robert Gorham Davis Collection; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Return to top

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Cataloged 06/--/89 Christina Hilton Fenn

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    November 14, 2012 xml document instance created by Adrien Hilton

Return to top

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

All links open new windows.

Genre/Form

HeadingCUL Archives:
Portal
CUL Collections:
CLIO
Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
ArchiveGRID
Addresses.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Diaries.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Manuscripts.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Poems.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

HeadingCUL Archives:
Portal
CUL Collections:
CLIO
Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
ArchiveGRID
Farrell, James T. (James Thomas), 1904-1979.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hicks, Granville, 1901-1982.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Indians of North America--New York (State)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Iroquois Indians--Wars.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Literature.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
McKendry, William.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
New York (State)--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Campaigns.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Parker, Dorothy, 1893-1967.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Riding, Laura, 1901-1991.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Rovere, Richard Halworth, 1915-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Sullivan's Indian Campaign, 1779.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Sullivan, John, 1740-1795.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
United States--Politics and government--1933-1945.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Winter, Ella, 1898-1980.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Return to top

History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Professor of English at Columbia University.

Return to top