Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Gay mss. II, 1945-1977, consist of letters written to Kenneth Charles Gay, 1912- , librarian and Curator of the Poetry Colleciton at SUNY Buffalo until his retirement in 1978. Most of the letters are from poets, critics, and editors who discuss their current work or talk about the activities of other writers. Several letters in particular discuss Robert Graves and his work. Correspondents in the collection are Nicolas John Barker, Donald F. Boyd, Jacob Bronowski, John Cotton, Douglas Day, Esme Valerie (Fletcher) Eliot, Ruth Fainlight, Colin Falck, Irving Feldman, Kenneth Charles Gay, Brendan Gill, Michael Hamburger, Paul Hogarth, Alan Hodge, Jane Aiken Hodge, Harry V. Kemp, Anthony Kerrigan, Robert Latona, David Low, Robin Magowan, Thomas Stanley Matthews, John Montague, Michael Mott, Charles Plumb, Omar Shakespear Pound, Kevin Power, Robert Duguid Forrest Pring-Mill, James Reeves, Alastair Reid, Anthony Rudolph, George Oswald Schanzer, Marjorie (Harris) Seymour-Smith, Martin Seymour-Smith, Alan Sillitoe, Robin Skelton, Nathaniel Tarn, Ann Thwaite, Ruthven Todd, and Ted Walker.

Collection size: 171 items

Related manuscripts: Gay mss.

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