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Davie, Donald, 1922-1995



  • Existence: 1922-07-17 - 1995-09-18

Donald Davie (1922-1995), British poet, literary critic, and educator

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Agenda records

Call Number: GEN MSS 87
Overview: The Agenda Records consist of materials from the production files of Agenda magazine from volume 7, number 3 (1969) through volume 37, number 4 (2000), with related financial records, and additional materials from editor William Cookson's files. Writings include works submitted for publication in Agenda or the Agenda Editions and consist of articles, poems, and reviews in holograph, typescript, galley and proof form, many bearing annotations by editor or author. The production files contain...
Dates: 1914-2001, bulk 1969-2001

Donald Davie papers

Call Number: GEN MSS 439
Overview: Correspondence consists mainly of letters to Davie from poets, literary critics, and publishers discussing the literary world, the academic environment, Davie's writings, and the writing of others. Writings include research materials, drafts, and clippings of reviews for books by Davie; drafts of articles, lectures, poems, and reviews by Davie; and writings by others. The collection also includes journals and notebooks by Davie that contain notes and drafts of writings. There are some personal...
Dates: 1926-2005, bulk 1970-1990

Letters : Cambridge, England, and Stanford, California, to Kenneth Millar, 1959-1969

 Part of Collection — Box: 72, Folder: GROUP 2914, F-1
Call Number: GEN MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: Six ALS to Millar (pseudonym Ross Macdonald) regarding Davis's teaching, writing, travel, family, mutual friends, and the work of Millar.
Dates: 1959-1969

Letters : Omega Cottage, 4 High Street, Silverton, Nr. Exeter, Devon, to Reverend Harold Brumbaum, Nicasio, California, 1987 September 13-1995 July 1

 Part of Collection — Box: 265, Folder: 39
Call Number: GEN MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: Nine typescript letters, signed, and one autograph manuscript letter, signed, discussing Davie's writing, translating, and editing work, personal and religious matters, and other topics. Appended to one letter is a note by Brumbaum explaining the letter's context.
Dates: 1987 September 13-1995 July 1

Letters : to [Laurence] Clark, 1955

 Part of Collection — Box: 72, Folder: GROUP 2914, F-2
Call Number: GEN MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: Two ALS discussing their poems and mentioning Ezra Pound, Boris Pasternak, Lord Alfred Tennyson, W. H. Auden and others.
Dates: 1955, 1960