Lilly Library Manuscript Collections

POUND MSS. IV

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Box 1
  • folder 1: Bunting, Basil. Poem: "The Spoils." T.(carbon)D.S. 10p. Moderate corrections in ink by author. 1951. Published in Poetry in 1951 and later published separately (1965).
  • folder 2: Chang, Carsun. "Chu Chih-Yu, the 17th-Century Chinese Refugee philosopher in Japan and his Japanese disciples." T.D. 22p., with a few ink corrections.
  • folder 3: Chilanti, Felice. "Going South--Desperation and Bandits." T.D. 3p. (possibly incomplete). Extensively corrected in EP's and DP's hands. Undated.
  • folder 4: Cicogna, Giorgio. Poem: "Hymn to Mathematics." T.Ds. 5p. each of the original Italian text and of the English translation by Helen Rossetti Angeli. ca. 1952.
  • folder 5: Dolmetsch, Arnold. "17th and 18th Century Music." Galleys of pages 416-470, clean. 13 sheets. July 1915
  • folder 6: Dudek, Louis. Poems: "A Solitary Guest," "Les Innocents," "Wife," "Provençal Poets," and "The God Pan Hears Jazz." Ribbon/carbon mix of typescripts. 5p., four of the poems signed. 1949.
  • Poems: "Moving Picture," "Romantic Matter," and "Calypso." T.Ds.S. 3p. each
  • folder 7: Duncan, Robert. Poem: "A Description of Venice." T.(carbon). 23p., clean.
  • Untitled poem beginning "Great Venus came into the room." T.D. 1p., clean.
  • T.L.S. from Duncan to EP. 1p. Undated, but 1950s, describing his studies of oriental languages, etc.
  • folder 8: Duncan, Robert, et al. "A Canto for E.P." T.(carbon) 7p. Undated but probably mid 1940s. Few minor pencilled changes and markings.
  • Another copy, T.(carbon) 6p., with a few minor corrections, and pencilled notes by EP on verso of last page "copied December 27. 1946. Washington.D.C.," .
  • folder 9: English, Maurice. Translation into English of poems by Eugenio Montale and Umberto Saba. Three printed broadsheets (approx. 16x12). Folded.
  • folder 10: Ewart, Gavin and Jack Clark. "Uncle Tom's Cabin (Fragment of a Parody)" T.D. 2p. Published Poetry London , 1950.
  • folder 11: Fang, Achilles. "Imagism and The Chinese Renaissance." T.(carbon)D. 26p., with some corrections by author and with Chinese ideograms inked in. July 1952.
  • folder 12: Fang, Achilles. "Some reflexions [sic] on the difficulty of translation." T.(ditto copy)D. 54p., with some corrections by author. 1952. [Fang was a Sinologist at Harvard who was important to EP's Chinese studies].
  • folder 13: Gallup, Donald. "T.S. Elliot and Ezra Pound, Collaborators in Letters." T(photocopy)D. 35p., with some ink markings. 1970.
  • folder 14: Giovannini, Giovanni. "The Case of Ezra Pound." T.(carbon)D. 11p., with several corrections. With cover T.L.S., 10 Dec. 1954.
  • folder 15: Hart, Bill. "Nonsuch Land of Water." First chapter of book by William Beebe. T.D. 9p., with several corrections. Copied by Hart and sent to EP with a cover T.L., 16 May 1956.
  • folder 16: Howe, Henrietta. "The New Atlas." T.(carbon)D. 41p., with corrections. No date, but 1950s.
  • folder 17: Hughes, Raymond. Play: "The King's Pleasure." T.(carbon)D. 89p., with some underlining. Undated, but 1950s. [Hughes, a Welsh writer, was connected with the periodical "Four Pages."]
  • folder 18: Kenner, Hugh. "The Chisel," review of Basil Bunting's Poems: 1950. T.(carbon). 5p., with "Sent to Poetry - H.K." on top page, and envelope addressed to EP (1951).
  • folder 19: Kimball, Dudley. "Discussion Report: I" Printed galley. 1p. Sept. 24, 1950, inscribed by author
  • folder 20: Koch, Paul (under pseudonym Pablo Owens). Poems. T.Ds. ca. 50p., with some minor marks in EP's hand. ca. 1951.
  • folder 21: Mullins, Eustace. His Spirit Tower. Printed page proofs. ca. 50p. Published by Cleaner's Press in an edition of 99 copies, 1951.
  • folder 22: Musgrave, Thea. "Five Songs." Holograph musical manuscript in ink, setting EP and Louis MacNiece poems to music. 18p. Probably unpublished.
  • folder 23: Paige, D.D. "The Resurgence of Adib Jabbor." T.D. 11p., with a few corrections. Undated.
  • folder 24: Pease, Maj. Frank. Play "'It's Gotta Get Worse!' A Slight Play for Joiners." T.(carbon)D. 17p., clean. ca. 1952.
  • folder 25: Pelo Pardi, Guilio del. "For World Peace." Translated from the Italian. T.(carbon) of Preface. 6p., clean. 1924.
  • "For World Peace." T.D., 9p. Accompanied by envelope from Giovanni Giovannini addressed to Dorothy Pound and postmarked Dec. 10, 1954.
  • folder 26: Pound, Ezra. Articles: "Poisoned Supply Pipes," T.(carbon)D. 4p., clean.
  • "A Means of Communication," T.(carbon)D. 6p., clean. Translations from the Italian (translator unknown) from Orientamenti (Gallup A55).
  • folder 27: Pound, Ezra. Essay: "Totalitarian Scholarship and the New Paideuma," edited by Douglas Fox (Gallup C1405). A.D. 9p., probably in hand of Douglas Fox. Published in Germany and You, 25 April 1937.
  • folder 28: Quinn, Sister Bernetta. "Conclusion." Apparently the last chapter of her book Metamorphosis in Modern American Poetry. T.D. 15p., with a few corrections.
  • folder 29: Rachewiltz, Boris de. Incantesimi e Scongiuri (Verona, Scheiwiller, 1958). Printed page proofs. 44p., with some corrections.
  • folder 30: Somers, Homer L. Article: "Ezra Pound J'ayme; donc, Je suis." T.D. 5p. Probably a draft, with moderate corrections. [Somers was an American army officer who first met EP during his detention at Pisa in 1945.]
  • folder 31: Stewart, Desmond. "The Memoirs of Alcibiades." T.(carbon)D. 138p., clean. Undated.

Box 2

  • folders 1-5: Stock, Noel. The Life of Ezra Pound , 1970. Carbon T.D. ca.600+ pages, with Noel Stock's corrections and queries to DP in blue; and with Dorothy Pound's corrections and replies to Stock in red.
  • folder 6: Swabey, Henry. To the Editor, Calvacade. "The Confiscation Racket." T.(carbon)D.S. 2p., with "Draft for EP" in pencil.
  • folder 7: Swabey, Henry. "Mental Blackout." T.D. 2p., plus 2 carbon copies.
  • folder 8: Swabey, Henry (under pseudonym Enery der Swabe). "Middle Class Marathon." T.(carbon)D.S. 2p., with a few ink corrections. Undated.
  • folder 9: Thomas, Jessie. "I Walked in My Garden" [music]. A.D.S., in pencil. 4p. 1948. Inscribed to Mr. & Mrs. Pound, May 5, 1951.
  • folder 10: Villari, Luigi. "The Communist Defeat in Italy." T.(carbon)D. 2p., clean, with a short typed note appended by EP, June 14, 1948.
  • folder 11: Whigham, Peter. "Conker Avenue and Other Poems." T.D. 36 p., with several corrections by author. Inscribed to DP
  • folder 12: Whigham, Peter. "Ezra Pound." T.(mimeographed)D., 10p., with some corrections in ink. ca. early 1950s.
  • folders 13-15: Wilson, R. McNair. Play: "Dukes Must Do It." T.(carbon)D. 133p., with some autograph corrections in ink. Undated.
  • folder 16: Yankowski, Stanislaus. "Ezra Pound's Translation of Sophocles." Published in EP's Women of Trachis (Gallup A72). T.(carbon)D. 9p., with a few corrections; accompanied by "Note on the CHOROI in the EP's Women of Trachis." T.D. 1p. Also, a probable later version, T.D., 8p. and a cover T.L.: SY to EP, 12 July 1954.
  • folder 17: Unknown (but possibly by Villari or written for Il Tempo). "Colloquio con Il Camerata." T.(carbon)D. 4p., clean. Undated.
  • folder 18: Unknown. Poem: "Dinner at the Acropolis (for Barbara). T.D. 1p. Undated.
  • folder 19: Unknown. Article: "E Nato l'Uomo Cinque." T.(copy)D. 7p. In Italian. Undated.
  • folder 20: Unknown. Untitled essay beginning "Elliot is beyond doubt...." T.(carbon)D. 2p., clean. Undated.
  • folder 21: Unknown (but possibly by Eustace Mullins). Chapters 13-19 of a work on history of money, etc. T.D. 67p. (hand numbered pages 186-253). Chap. 13, titled: "Money in Europe in the 1930s." Undated.
  • folder 22: Unknown. "The Nature of Our Quarrel with the Soviet Union." T.(carbon)D. 3p.
  • folder 23: Unknown. Poems: "October," "Oh Lord Establish Thou the Labor of My Hands," and "My Shadow. T.Ds. 4p., clean. with EP's note: "Whose?" on last page.
  • folder 24: Unknown. Poems. T.(carbons)D. 4p. 3/20/49, 3/21/49 and 3/27/49. Three pages are heavily corrected/revised, in pencil, by EP.
  • folder 25: Unknown. Poems: "Spiritual Pilgrimage (Divina Comedia)," with " S.O.S." appended. T.(carbons). 2p. 1952/53.
  • folder 26: Unknown. Essay: "Temper of the Whelk." T.D. 4p. Also a cover illustration in ink. Undated.
  • folder 27: Yockey, Francis Parker. "Press release: What is behind the hanging of the eleven Jews in Prague?" Printed (mimeograph?). 9p. With a cover printed letter from Le Blanc Publishers. "For release Dec. 20th." [1953?]

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