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Guy Davenport:

A Preliminary Inventory the Collection at the Harry Ransom Center

Creator: Guy Davenport, 1927-2005
Title: Guy Davenport Collection
Dates: 1919-2007, undated (bulk 1964-2004)
Extent: 5 document boxes (2.1 linear feet)
Abstract: The Guy Davenport Collection consists primarily of letters from Davenport to friends and colleagues.
Call Number: MS-05363
Language: English
Access: Open for research. Researchers must create an online Research Account and agree to the Materials Use Policy before using archival materials.
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Administrative Information


Preferred Citation Guy Davenport Collection (Manuscript Collection MS-05363). Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin.
Acquisition: Purchases 2005 (2005-03-003-P, 2005-12-028-P), 2007 (2007-04-005-P), 2009 (2009-01-001-P), 2013 (2013-06-012-P), and 2014 (2014-01-021-P, 2014-12-006-P). Gifts 2005 (2005-11-011-G), 2008 (2008-09-014-G, 2008-11-004-G), 2011 (2011-07-002-G), 2019 (2019-07-001-G).
Processed by: Christine Bethke, 2018
Repository:

Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin,

Scope and Contents


The Guy Davenport Collection consists primarily of letters from Davenport to friends and colleagues. In the letters, his writing shows a variety of intellectual pursuits. Also included in some of the letters are cartoons, short stories, and poetry.

Related Material


Ransom Center holdings that complement the materials in the Guy Davenport Collection include the Guy Davenport Papers, as well as the Kasper M. (Michael) Collection of Guy Davenport and Christopher Middleton, and the Willard Goodwin Papers.

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