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Davenport, Basil, 1905-1966


Basil Davenport (1905-1966), American critic, translator, and anthologist

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Book-of-the-Month Club records

Call Number: YCAL MSS 278
Overview: The collection consists of proofs and "first reader reports" that document a component of the selection process for titles that became Book-of-the-Month Club selections. The proofs are pre-publication copies of manuscripts, used by Book-of-the-Month Club judges to select titles. The reports comprise reviews by in-house editors and outside readers of manuscripts under consideration for publication. They were written by a wide variety of individuals including Rosemary Benet, Basil Davenport,...
Dates: 1946-1979

Basil Davenport papers

Call Number: YCAL MSS 489
Overview: The Basil Davenport Papers consist chiefly of correspondence, including a substantial number of outgoing letters from Davenport to his family. The collection also contains Davenport's diaries, drafts of his writings and translations, printed material documenting his career and critical work, and personal papers including genealogical material.
Dates: 1899-1964

Letters : to Mr. and Mrs. William Sloane, 1937-1957

 Part of Collection — Box: 47, Folder: GROUP 943, F-1
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: Eight TLS, with one original envlope, and typescript poem, "The Furnished Room." Accompanied by photocopy of letter to Donald Gallup from Julia Sloane, 1976
Dates: 1937-1957