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Stephen Spender collection of papers

Title
Stephen Spender collection of papers, [1928]-1993 bulk ([1931]-1967).
Author
Spender, Stephen, 1909-1995.
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Mixed materialPermit needed Berg Coll MSS SpenderSchwarzman Building - Berg Collection Room 320

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Description
314 items.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Correspondence.
  • Notebooks.
Biography (note)
  • Stephen Spender was a British essayist, literary critic, playwright, poet, and translator.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Inventory list and card catalog available in repository.
Provenance (note)
  • This is a synthetic collection, created from materials acquired through gift and purchase from various sources. Former owners include Caroline Newton, Robert Malise Bowyer Nichols, William Plomer, Stephen Winsten, and the Group Theatre Archive.
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  • Cataloged
Call Number
Berg Coll MSS Spender
Author
Spender, Stephen, 1909-1995.
Title
Stephen Spender collection of papers, [1928]-1993 bulk ([1931]-1967).
Summary
This is a synthetic collection consisting of manuscripts, typescripts, correspondence, notebooks dating from 1932 to 1966, financial documents, and portraits. The manuscripts and typescripts include stories, poems, notes for work, and essays, as well as manuscripts transcribed by Spender, and typescripts with Spender's manuscript emendations. There is correspondence, dating from 1931 to 1973, from the author to W. H. Auden, Kenneth Burke, Rupert Doone, Anne Fremantle, Howard Griffin, Geoffrey Grigson, Randall Jarrell, Sir Edward Howard Marsh, Philip O'Connor, Michael Roberts, Edward Sackville-West, Edith Sitwell, Ruth Witt-Diamant, and Leonard and Virginia Woolf. Also present are letters relating to the author, dating from [ca. 1937] to 1975, between various correspondents including Christopher Isherwood, Henry Miller, Herbert Mitgang, Dylan Thomas, Hugh Walpole, Virginia Woolf, and others. There are letters to Spender from W. H. Auden, Chester Kallman, Peter H. Salus, Edith Sitwell, and the editors, John Bagguley and Cecil Woolf, dating from [1928] to [1973].
Biography
Stephen Spender was a British essayist, literary critic, playwright, poet, and translator.
Indexes
Inventory list and card catalog available in repository.
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Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973.
Bagguley, John.
Burke, Kenneth, 1897-1993.
Doone, Rupert, 1903-1966.
Fremantle, Anne, 1909-2002.
Griffin, Howard, 1915-1975.
Grigson, Geoffrey, 1905-
Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-1986.
Jarrell, Randall, 1914-1965.
Kallman, Chester, 1921-1975.
Marsh, Edward Howard, Sir, 1872-1953.
Miller, Henry, 1891-1980.
Mitgang, Herbert.
O'Connor, Philip.
Roberts, Michael, 1902-1948.
Sackville-West, Edward, 1901-1965.
Salus, Peter H.
Sitwell, Edith, Dame, 1887-1964.
Thomas, Dylan, 1914-1953.
Walpole, Hugh, 1884-1941.
Witt-Diamant, Ruth.
Woolf, Cecil.
Woolf, Leonard, 1880-1969.
Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941.
Newton, Caroline, 1893- Former owner
Nichols, Robert Malise Bowyer, 1893-1944. Former owner
Plomer, William, 1903-1973. Former owner
Winsten, Stephen. Former owner
Group Theatre (U.S.) Former owner
Research Call Number
Berg Coll MSS Spender
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