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Hound & Horn records

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 458

Scope and Contents

The Hound & Horn records contain correspondence, drafts of manuscripts, financial records, and ephemera relating to the literary quarterly. The records feature original letters from well-known Modernist era authors during the tenure of the journal from the late 1920s through mid 1930s, including Bryher, Jean Cocteau, E. E. Cummings, René Daumal, T. S. Eliot, Ernest Hemingway, François Mauriac, Marianne Moore, Ezra Pound, Stephen Spender, Gertrude Stein, Robert Penn Warren, William Carlos Williams, and Louis Zukofsky, among others. There are also letters from publishers and editors, copies of outgoing letters, third-party letters, financial and legal records, and scattered drafts. There are drafts, some corrected, for work by Cummings, Daumal, Bernard Fay, Varian Fry, James Hanley, Pound, Spender, and Williams. The Pound files, for example, contain corrected typescript drafts for Cantos XXVIII, XXIX, XXX.

Dates

  • 1925-1940

Creator

Language of Materials

Chiefly in English; some materials in French.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Hound & Horn Records is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Lincoln Kirstein, 1982.

Arrangement

Organized into two series: I. Correspondence, 1925-1940. II. Other Materials, 1927-1934.

Extent

3.13 Linear Feet (8 boxes)

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.hound

Overview

The Hound & Horn records contain correspondence, drafts of writings, financial records, and ephemera relating to the literary quarterly. The records feature original letters from well-known Modernist era authors during the tenure of the journal from the late 1920s through mid 1930s, including Bryher, Jean Cocteau, E. E. Cummings, René Daumal, T. S. Eliot, Ernest Hemingway, François Mauriac, Marianne Moore, Ezra Pound, Stephen Spender, Gertrude Stein, Robert Penn Warren, William Carlos Williams, and Louis Zukosfky, among others. There are also letters from publishers and editors, copies of outgoing letters, third-party letters, financial and legal records, and scattered drafts. There are drafts, some corrected, of work by Cummings, Daumal, Bernard Faÿ, Varian Fry, James Hanley, Pound, Spender, and Williams. The Pound files contain corrected typescript drafts for Cantos XXVIII, XXIX, XXX.

Hound & Horn

The Hound & Horn was a literary quarterly founded by Harvard students Lincoln Kirstein and Varian Fry in 1927. Modeled on T. S. Eliot's The Criterion, it was intended to focus on student life at Harvard and work submitted by its students and alumni. The publication later broadened in scope to include modern writers. The title of the magazine was taken from Ezra Pound's poem "The White Stag": "Tis the white stag, Fame, we're a hunting, bid the world's hounds come to horn." R. P. Blackmur served as the magazine's first managing editor from 1928 to 1930, when the magazine moved its headquarters to New York. Hound & Horn ceased publication in 1934.

Processing Information

Preliminary processing was done on the Hound & Horn records at an unknown date. During reprocessing of the collection in 2011, financial and legal correspondence and a few drafts were integrated into the arrangement of correspondence in Series I. Other materials were consolidated in Series II.

Formerly classed as Za Hound.
Title
Guide to the Hound & Horn Records
Author
by Michael L. Forstrom
Date
March 2011
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository

Contact:
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