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John Davenport collection of Malcolm Lowry, 1926-1966

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Identifier: 1976-006

Scope and Contents

Grouped into correspondence and writings. The correspondence consists of handwritten and typed letter and postcards between a) John Davenport (Lowry's friend and executor) and publishers, colleagues and friends of Malcolm Lowry; b) between Malcolm Lowry and Carol Brown, his belle of the 1920s; c) between Marjerie Bonner Lowry (Mrs. Malcolm Lowry) and John Davenport; d) one handwritten letter fragment from [John Davenport] to Lowry which includes a 10-line poem about gonorrhea. The writings consist of handwritten drafts, typed, carbon copy typed, and photocopied typescript drafts of poems, articles, and novels by Lowry.

The writings include Davenport's handwritten biography of Lowry and his typescript preface to Lowry's novel, Ultramarine.

Dates

  • 1926 - 1966

Language

These materials are in English.

Access

This material is open for research use by any registered reader. This material is housed off-site and will require advance notice of 1 business day for use.

Use and Copyright

This material is owned by the University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections. Unpublished manuscripts are under copyright. Therefore, permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from both the repository and the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

Clarence Malcolm Lowry was born on July 28, 1909. He graduated from Cambridge University wtih a degree in English. He met and married his first wife Jan Gabriel in 1934. He would live in the United States, Mexico and Canada. He wrote short stories, poetry and several manuscripts. He was an English author who was known for his books Ultramarine," and "Under The Volcano." He had a drinking problem that eventually let him to his death. He died on June 26, 1957.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Physical Location

Collection shelved at off-site storage.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase
Title
John Davenport collection of Malcolm Lowry, 1926-1966
Status
Completed
Author
Milissa Burkart
Date
1993 April
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections & University Archives Repository

Contact:
McFarlin Library
University of Tulsa
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Tulsa 74104-3123 US US
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