Kavan, Anna, 1901-1968
- Existence: 1901-04-10 - 1968-12-05
British novelist, short story writer and painter.
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Consists of correspondence between Nin and colleagues and between her publisher, Peter Owen and others, particularly her literary agent, Gunther Stuhlmann. Also included is Nin's typescript draft of her essay, "On Writing, Writer and Symbols," a transcription of Nin's introduction to Anna Kavan's Ice, as well as draft introductions to Ladders to fire and Children of the albatross and a preface to Cities of the interior, all written by Gunther Stuhlmann.
Dates: 1969 - 1992
Scope and Contents This artificial collection has been compiled from a number of acquisitions and included handwritten and typed manuscripts of novels, novellas and short stories. Also diaries, notebooks, photographs, personal memorabilia and correspondence with theater critic Raymond B. Marriott, George Bullock, Rhys Davies and letters, notes and drawings from K. T. Bluth to Kavan. Kavan's artwork, predominantly water color but including oil, pen and ink, and goache.
Dates: 1867 - 1991; Majority of material found within 1903 - 1977
Scope and Contents Letter from Kavan to Rhys Davies; postcard from Kavan to Peter Davies; photo of Kavan; photos of Kavan's country and city residences; letter from Richard Centing to Rhys Davies including sample copy of "Under the Sign of Pisces" for which he was literary editor; "Books and Bookmen" article about Kavan; Theatre Cadair program for "Silverglass", a play by D.J. Britton; 2 Kavan self portraits.
Dates: 1943 - 1971
Scope and Contents Handwritten and typed letters and postcards from various individuals who knew Kavan (including 5 handwritten letters from Rhys Davies and a typed letter from Raymond B. Marriott); photocopied or excised short stories, articles about Kavan, and bibliographic information, all from various sources; and reprints of photographs of Kavan and two of Kavan's paintings. This material was accumulated by Richard R. Centing (Ohio State University) while researching a proposed biography of...
Dates: 1943 - 1991