Fonds Davies - Papers of Hugh Sykes Davies

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GB 275 Davies


Papers of Hugh Sykes Davies


  • 1928–1986 (Creation)

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15 boxes

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Entered St John's 1928. Jebb Studentship and Le Bas Prize 1931. BA 1931. Author of English Surrealist's manifesto, 1936 and co-curator of Surrealist Exhibition, London 1936. Surrealist prose poem 'Petron' published 1935. Published three novels 1950-60, 'The Papers of Andrew Melmoth'(1960) being the best known. Appointed College Rat Catcher 1967. Concentrated his critical talents on Wordsworth's poetry for last 20 years of his life, becoming a Trustee of Dove Cottage and having 'Wordsworth and the Worth of Words' published posthumously in 1986.

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Papers relating to Wordsworth and associated work, and the study of English language; papers relating to Davies' book 'Wordsworth and the Worth of Words'; notebooks; early work and surrealism; letters (1959-86); press cuttings; papers relating to work on Trollope; papers relating to Charles Lamb Society Lecture; papers relating to essay, 'The Use of English,' and the teaching of English; papers relating to essay on De Quincey; papers relating to TV programme 'The Don's Tale' and other TV and radio work; papers relating to poem 'The Scales of Disaster'; reminiscences of Cambridge and village life; drafts of various essays and poems; miscellaneous papers; photographs; collected works

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Preferred citation: St John's College Library, Papers of Hugh Sykes Davies

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20 Sep 2005




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