Lilly Library Manuscript Collections

GAWSWORTH MSS.

The Gawsworth mss., 1932 and 1953-1962, consist of letters and cards from British bookseller Percival Horace Muir, 1894-1979 to poet John Gawsworth, the pseudonym used by Terence Ian Fytton Armstrong, 1912-1970. The two earliest items relate to Gawsworth's bibliographical work Ten Contemporaries. The remaining letters focus on Muir's payments or offers of payment for books and manuscripts scouted by Gawsworth to sell to Muir for the book trade. There is one letter in the file not to Gawsworth but to a patron of his named W.R. Hipwell, 19 February 1955. An inventory of the letters follows this description.

A finding aid is available.

Purchase. Bertram Rota, Ltd. London, England. 2002

Inventory

  • Muir, Percival Horace, 1894-1979
    • To Gawsworth, John
      • 1932, Apr. 15; [1932]
      • 1953, Jan. 18, 30 (postcard); Mar. 3, [Mar.]; Apr. 5, 9; May 16, 30; June 3; July 10; Sept. 9; Oct. 19, 26; Dec. 7 (postcard), 16, 28.
      • 1954, Jan. 14.
      • 1955, Feb. 19, 23.
      • 1960, Nov. 16.
      • 1962, Apr. 19, 24; Nov. 6.
  • Muir, Percival Horace, 1894-1979
    • To Hipwell, W. R.
      • 1955, Feb. 19.

Collection size: 26 items

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