- circa 1933-2005, undated
Conditions Governing Access
1.25 linear feet (3 boxes)
The collection also includes typescript and galley proofs of a bibliography by Colin Benford, and a file of Benford’s correspondence created while preparing the Gascoyne bibliography.
Biographical / Historical
Gascoyne suffered multiple mental breakdowns in his lifetime, in part due to amphetamine abuse. While at a psychiatric hospital on the Isle of Wight Gascoyne met a lifelong friend and companion in Judy Lewis--a hospital volunteer. They were married in 1975.
Colin Benford was Gascoyne’s bibliographer, enthusiast, and friend.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Gascoyne, David, 1916-2001. David Gascoyne papers, 1941-2005, undated (MS Eng 1745): Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard University
- 2018 July 25
- Description rules
- Language of description
- Finding aid written in English
- EAD ID
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