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David Emery Gascoyne papers, 1954-1985

Identifier: 1985-001

Scope and Contents

The collection is comprised of correspondence between British author David Gascoyne and his friends and colleagues, and manuscript and typescript drafts of his writings. The correspondence has been arranged alphabetically by correspondent, followed by unidentified correspondence and four groups of letters arranged in the categories of "British painter friends," British poet contemporaries, "Literary friends and acquaintances," and "Requests for permission to quote" as organized by Gascoyne. The writings, consisting of autograph and typescript drafts of novels, plays, articles, lectures and verse, have been arranged alphabetically by title and are followed by the manuscript notebooks which have been arranged in the order in wich Gascoyne numbered them. Fragments of some of these items can be found within the 15 manuscript notebooks and a scrapbook filled with press cuttings of appearances of Gascoyne's articles and reviews of his work by others, also within the collection. Also included in the collection is miscellaneous material comprised of an unidentified poem, table of contents for a book of poems, a radio monologue, biographical blurbs, and a bibliography.


  • Creation: 1954 - 1985



These materials are in English.

Conditions Governing 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 Unpublished manuscripts are under copyright.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.


2.5 Linear Feet (5 boxes)


Writings and correspondence of the English poet and novelist. The papers are arranged into three series: Series 1: Correspondence; Series 2: Writings; and Series 3: Miscellaneous.

Physical Location

Collection shelved at off-site storage.

Immediate Source of Acquisition




David Emery Gascoyne papers, 1954-1985
Milissa Burkart
2016 July
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Repository Details

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

McFarlin Library
University of Tulsa
2933 E. 6th St
Tulsa 74104-3123 USA
(918) 631-2496