Agnes de Lima collection of Alyse Gregory
Scope and Contents
Series I, Correspondence , is organized into two subseries: Agnes de Lima Correspondence and Alyse Gregory Correspondence. Agnes de Lima Correspondence consists chiefly of letters from Gregory to de Lima. Letters concern their friendship and Gregory's writing, particularly her autobiography The Day is Gone and her biography of Randolph Bourne; de Lima's memories of Bourne; and Gregory's efforts to collect letters of Llewelyn Powys. Also discussed are the education and career of Sigrid de Lima; Gregory's interest in the New School for Social Research; Gregory's life in Dorset during and after the Second World War and her later life in Devon; and Gregory's friendships with members of the Powys family and other writers. Some letters are annotated by de Lima concerning their content. Other correspondence consists of letters to de Lima, with some outgoing carbons, concerning Powys's letters and publication of his later works, including Love and Death, A Baker's Dozen, and Swiss Essays. Some transcripts of related letters from Gregory and Powys to publishers and friends are also present. Alyse Gregory Correspondence includes letters to and from Gregory, with concentrations of letters from Gregory to Sigrid de Lima and from Elizabeth Shepley Sergeant to Gregory.
Series II, Other Papers, is organized into four subseries. Essays by Alyse Gregory consists of drafts of several essays sent by Gregory to de Lima. Writings of Others includes drafts from Llewelyn Powys's Swiss Essays, brief notes concerning his Love and Death, and a biographical essay about Powys, written by Louis Marlow. Clippings and Other Printed Material, arranged alphabetically by subject, includes materials by and about several members of the Powys family and other friends of Gregory, most sent by Gregory to de Lima. Photographs includes images of Llewelyn Powys's death mask and Gregory's home in Devon.
- 1924 - 1968
- Majority of material found within 1939 - 1967
Conditions Governing Access
Box 7: Restricted until 2030. For further information consult the appropriate curator.
Box 6: Restricted fragile material. Reference surrogates have been substituted in the main files. For further information consult the appropriate curator.
Conditions Governing Use
Immediate Source of Acquisition
3.14 Linear Feet (7 boxes)
Language of Materials
AGNES DE LIMA (1887-1974) AND ALYSE GREGORY (1884-1967)
- American literature -- 20th century
- Authors, American -- 20th Century -- Archives
- Bourne, Randolph Silliman, 1886-1918
- De Lima, Agnes
- De Lima, Sigrid, 1921-1999
- Devon (England) -- Social life and customs
- Dorset (England) -- Social life and customs
- English literature -- 20th Century
- Gregory, Alyse, 1884-1967
- New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y. : 1919-1997)
- Powys family
- Powys, Llewelyn, 1884-1939
- Sergeant, Elizabeth Shepley, 1881-1965
- Women authors, American -- 20th century
- Guide to the Agnes De Lima Collection of Alyse Gregory
- Under Revision
- by Karen M. Spicher
- September 2001
- Description rules
- Beinecke Manuscript Unit Archival Processing Manual
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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