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Davenport, Basil, 1905-1966

 Person

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

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Book-of-the-Month Club records

 Collection
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

 Collection
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