James Stevens-Cox collection of William Barnes
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Extent.5 linear feet (2 boxes, 1 pf box)
Includes correspondence and other papers about William Barnes collected by antiquarian and dealer, James Stevens-Cox, and correspondence assembled by author William Turner Levy as he wrote William Barnes: the man and the poems. Levy's papers include replies to his inquiries about Barnes, a letter from T. S. Eliot, and an essay by Mark Van Doren intended as a prefatory note for the book. Also with clippings and photographs related to Levy's book.
Also includes letters from Charles William Dale to Barnes.
Biographical / Historical
James Stevens-Cox (1910-1997) was an author and antiquarian who collected materials on William Barnes.
William Turner Levy (1922-2008) was an educator and author. He wrote: William Barnes : the man and the poems. Longmans (Dorchester), 1960.
- I. James Stevens-Cox papers on William Barnes
- II. William Turner Levy papers on William Barnes
- III. Printed materials concerning William Barnes
- IV. William Barnes papers
- A. William Barnes correspondence
- B. William Barnes compositions
- C. Images of William Barnes
- D. Other materials relating to William Barnes
2008M-89 is listed in the JS-C sale catalogue as: "272 Levy (Rev. William Turner) William Barnes; the man and the poems. Sold with this copy is a file of letters to Levy. This was purchased by JSC in America. Includes originals for the plates in the book, Mark van Doren's draft of his Foreword ('will this do?'), letters from T. S. Eliot, Geoffrey Grigson, Edith Baxter & Lucy E. Barnes Baxter [Leader Scott], Bessie Pafford [personal recollections of WB; partly quoted at pp. 66-7), Littleton Powys (ditto, pp. 163-64) and copies of letters from WB to William Allingham ... " Also called: "Barnes Levy file."
2008M-90 is listed in the JS-C sale catalogue as: "272 Levy (Rev. William Turner) William Barnes; the man and the poems. ... Also included is a file of press cuttings and miscellanea on Barnes, from the collection of JSC."
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Stevens-Cox, James, collector. James Stevens-Cox collection of William Barnes, 1825-1988: Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
- Description rules
- EAD ID
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