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Lewis, Wyndham, 1882-1957



  • Existence: 1882-11-18 - 1957-03-07


Wyndham Lewis (1882-1957), English writer, painter, and critic.

Found in 22 Collections and/or Records:

Agenda records

Call Number: GEN MSS 87
Abstract: 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

Collection of Cabaret Theatre Club and Cave of the Golden Calf printed ephemera

Call Number: MSS 50
Abstract: The collection comprises 11 items of printed ephemera concerning the Cabaret Theatre Club and the Cave of the Golden Calf. The items include: a preliminary prospectus (April, 1912); a general program (May, 1912); a prospectus for the second season (September, 1912); a preliminary announcement of the performance season of the Intimate Theatre Society (late 1912?); a program for June 17, 1913, featuring a performance of Bastien und Bastienne; membership application forms for the Cabaret...
Dates: 1912-1914

Envelope addressed to Mr. and Mrs. (Robert) Bevan, 1914?

 Item — Box 1, Folder: 11
Call Number: MSS 50
Scope and Contents:

Addressed, in black ink: "Mr. & Mrs. Bevan, 14 Adamson Rd., N.W." With one penny stamp and postmark dated 28 Ap. [18]14.

With a small printed design at top left, by Wyndham Lewis (Michel no. 126: "Reproduced in Blast no. 1, p. 125; Blast no. 2, p. 49; Ezra Pound, 'Wyndham Lewis' in The Egoist, June 1914; also on the prospectuses for the Rebel Art Centre and the Rebel Art Centre Art School, and as an emblem on Rebel Art Centre envelopes.")

Dates: 1914?

Envelope bearing the "Cave of the Calf" three-headed figure, addressed to Robert Bevan, 1912 May 18

 Item — Box 1, Folder: 4
Call Number: MSS 50
Scope and Contents:

The three-headed figure, by Wyndham Lewis, is printed in the top left corner (see Michel no. 34).

Addressed, in black ink: "Robert Bevan, Esqr., Adamson Road, Hampstead, N.W." With one penny stamp and postmark dated 18 May [19]12.

The envelope may have been used to mail the club's general programme (see f. 3).

Dates: 1912 May 18

Envelope from the Cabaret Theatre Club, addressed to Robert Bevan, 1912 April

 Item — Box 1, Folder: 2
Call Number: MSS 50
Scope and Contents: The top third of the envelope bears an illustration, by Wyndham Lewis, showing dancers and a calf, above the words "Cabaret Theatre Club." The envelope may have been used to mail the club's Preliminary Prospectus (see f. 1). Described and reproduced in Cork's Art beyond the gallery, page 69. Not described in Michel. The envelope is addressed to "Robert Bevan Esq., 14 Adamson Road, Hampstead, N.W." It is postmarked "Ap....
Dates: 1912 April

General program for the Cabaret Theatre Club, Cave of the Golden Calf, 1912 May

 Item — Box 1, Folder: 3
Call Number: MSS 50
Scope and Contents: Front cover: "Cabaret Theatre Club, The Cave of the Golden Calf. 9, Heddon Street, Regent Street, W." With an illustration by Wyndham Lewis (Michel no. 32.) Page [2]: blank.Page [3]: "A wall-decoration in the Cave of the Golden Calf. By Wyndham Lewis." (Michel, no. 33: "It is not known whether this design was actually made into a wall decoration.")Page [4]: blank.Page [5]: List of the committee, solicitors, and...
Dates: 1912 May

J. Anthony Denney draft letter to P. Wyndham Lewis, 1935 November

 Item — Box 1, Folder: 18
Call Number: MSS 54
Scope and Contents:

Denney asks if Lewis might write a forward to the catalogue for the exhibition, or if he might use Lewis's speech from a previous year for that purpose.

Dates: 1935 November

LEWIS, WYNDHAM, 1882-1957

Call Number: GEN MSS MISC

David Low papers

Call Number: GEN MSS 96

The David Low Papers contain correspondence, manuscripts of books and articles, illustrated lectures, letters to the editor, speeches, radio and television scripts, published drawings, Christmas and menu cards, and personal papers that document aspects of the life and career of David Low.

Dates: 1897-1985, bulk 1920-1963

Archibald MacLeish collection

Call Number: YCAL MSS 38

The collection contains writings, correspondence, a handful of personal papers, and a songbook. The bulk of the material consists of drafts of such works as Songs for Eve (1954), The Wild Old Wicked Men & Other Poems (1968), The American Bell (1962), Herakles (1967), J. B. , and A Continuing Journey (1968).

Dates: 1914-1982 (inclusive)

Robert McAlmon papers

Call Number: YCAL MSS 293

The Robert McAlmon Papers consist of letters to McAlmon from literary friends, including William Carlos Williams, Ezra Pound, James Joyce, and Gertrude Stein; manuscripts of several of his writings; and a small quantity of photographs and related papers.

Dates: 1916-1980, bulk 1930-1952

P. Wyndham Lewis letter to Frank B. Mason, 1934 July 17

 Item — Box 1, Folder: 44
Call Number: MSS 54
Scope and Contents:

Lewis accepts Mason's invitation to officiate at the opening of the exhibition, and asks that "before the time comes for doing my stuff you must explain the ritual to me of course!" He proposes further discussions and includes an address.

Dates: 1934 July 17

Norman Holmes Pearson Collection of “Art for the Wrong Reason”

Call Number: YCAL MSS 1031
Scope and Contents: The collection contains sixty-three sketches, drawings, paintings, and prints acquired by Yale faculty member Norman Holmes Pearson not for their aesthetic or artistic merit, but because they were created by poets and other authors; he titled his collection “Art for the Wrong Reason.” The works were executed in crayon, gouache, graphite, ink, charcoal, oil, and watercolor on paper, board, canvas, and panel, by fifty-three writers including E. E. Cummings, George Du Maurier, Victor Hugo, D....
Dates: 1833-1979

Postcard : 18. Fitzroy Street, Fitzroy Square, W.C., London, to John Rodker, 39. Rosenau Road, Battersea, S.W., London, 1915 March 27

 Part of Collection — Box 268: [Barcode: 39002140920506], Folder: 14
Call Number: GEN MSS MISC
Scope and Contents:

Autograph manuscript postcard, signed, saying that he enjoyed reading Rodker’s poems.

Dates: 1915 March 27

Ezra Pound Papers

Call Number: YCAL MSS 43

The Ezra Pound Papers document the literary career and political interests of Ezra Pound. Major correspondents include Richard Aldington, George Antheil, William Bird, T. S. Eliot, Ernest Hemingway, James Laughlin, Wyndham Lewis, Marianne Moore, Odon Por, and Henry Swabey. The collection contains manuscripts of many of Pound's works, including the Cantos, Guide to Kulchur, and scripts of Pound's wartime radio broadcasts.

Dates: 1868-1976

Preliminary announcement of the performance season of the Intimate Theatre Society, late 1912?

 Item — Box 1, Folder: 6
Call Number: MSS 50
Scope and Contents: The announcement is headed Wyndham Lewis's Cave of the Calf three-headed figure (Michel no. 34), above the words "Cabaret Theatre Club." The design is flanked by the words "Intimate" and "Theatre," printed vertically. "Preliminary announcement. The Intimate Theatre Society will, under temporarily the same artistic management as the 'Cabaret Theatre Club,' but forming an independent association, open a season of six months on...
Dates: late 1912?

Preliminary prospectus for the Cabaret Theatre Club, 1912 April

 Item — Box 1, Folder: 1
Call Number: MSS 50
Scope and Contents: Text of the prospectus:"Preliminary prospectus. The 'Cabaret Theatre Club' is now being permanently established. At 3, Heddon Street, Regent Street, London W., premises have been taken. The decoration will be entirely and exclusively the work of leading young British artists. ... From 9 o'clock to 11.30 a varied, programme, with the tendency of a return of art to intuition and simplicity, will be given. On one hand such art as we owe to...
Dates: 1912 April

Printed invitation to James Laver

 Item — Box 1, Folder: 42
Call Number: MSS 54
Scope and Contents:

Printed invitation to Sketch Club Exhibition, "by P. Wyndham Lewis," with "James Laver Esq. & Friends" written in invitee field. Marginalia in pencil on back, various names matched with positions including secretary, chair, and treasurer; most unclear.

Dates: 1934-1937

Program for June 17, 1913: Bastien und Bastienne, 1913 June

 Item — Box 1, Folder: 7
Call Number: MSS 50
Scope and Contents: Text (top to bottom): "Tuesday, 17 June 1913, 8.30 p.m. Bastien und Bastienne. One act opera by Mozart--Parody by Katherine Mansfield. Princess Redfeather. Eve Balfour. Mona Limerick. Frank Harris. Cabaret. Gertrude Rolffs, Eric Hiller, Anton Dressler, Lilian Shelley. José de Moreas. Mona Limerick. 11.30 p.m. Anniversary supper."The border is filled with a design by Wyndham Lewis (Michel no. 36). The design and text were printed separately (the design in a dark green, the text in...
Dates: 1913 June

Prospectus for the second season of the Cabaret Theatre Club, 1912 September

 Item — Box 1, Folder: 5
Call Number: MSS 50
Scope and Contents: With three illustrations by Wyndham Lewis, on page [1] (Michel no. 32), page [2] (Michel no. 35), and page [4] (Michel no. 38). Imprint on page [4]: "Miles & Co., Ltd. ..." "The Cabaret Theatre Club re-opens for its second season on Tuesday, October 15th, next. The premises have now been completely adapted to the innovation of Restaurant and Theatre combined. The decorations are by Mr. Spencer Gore and Mr. Charles Ginner. Statue and...
Dates: 1912 September