Northwestern

David Gascoyne Library Collections Edit

Summary

Identifier
MS 167

Dates

  • 1980-2001 (Creation)
  • Date acquired: 01/06/2011 (Other)

Extents

  • 1.00 Boxes (Whole)

Names

Subjects

Notes

  • Scope and Contents

    The collection includes greeting cards, postcards, letters, pamphlets, and various ephemera removed from books that were part of Gascoyne’s personal library, and were purchased by the Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections. The container list includes the publication from which the items were removed, as well as a description of the items themselves. The greeting cards and letters fall mostly within the 1980s-1990s, and many are addressed to both Gascoyne and Judy Lewis.

  • Abstract

    David Gascoyne was born October 10, 1916 in Harrow, London, England. He published his first book of poetry in 1932 at the age of 16, and his subsequent publications quickly established his reputation as one of a small group of English surrealists.

    The collection includes greeting cards, postcards, letters, pamphlets, and various ephemera removed from books that were part of Gascoyne’s personal library, and were purchased by the Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    There are no restrictions on use of the materials in the department for research; all patrons must comply with federal copyright regulations.

  • Method of Acquisition

    Purchase, 2011.

  • Existence and Location of Originals

    unspecified

  • Related Materials

    unspecified

  • Separated Materials

    The books from which these materials have been removed are cataloged and reside in the Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections.

Components