Collection SC005 - John Gawsworth collection

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John Gawsworth collection

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  • 1931 - 1970 (Creation)
    Gawsworth, John, 1912-1970

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2 cm of textual records

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John Gawsworth was the pseudonym of Terence Ian Fytton Armstrong. He was an English poet, critic, bibliographer and editor. As well as compiling numerous anthologies, he published "Collected Poems" (1948) and "Ten Contemporaries" (1932, 1933). He was the editor of the "English Digest" (1939-1941) and other periodicals including "The Literary Digest" (1946-1949) and "The Poetry Review" (1948-1952).

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The collection consists of letters from A.R. Orage, 1933-1934, manuscripts by Armstrong for "Focus" 21, "The Literary Digest", etc. (1945-1970) plus a review, a note, and a mss for "The Poetry Review" by G.S. Fraser, 1950-1952. Also included in the collection are enclosures from "Ten Contemporaries" [1932 & 1933]. These enclosures consist of research material and correspondence: re the publication of the two volumes, and the writers included in them.

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Criticism--Great Britain--History; Editing--England--20th century; English poetry--20th century; Literature; Orage, A. R. (Alfred Richard), 1873-1934--Correspondence; Poets, English--20th century

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Revised by JF, July 24, 2013.

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