Norman Douglas, 1868-1952
Literary File

92 items (1 box)

Acquisition: Internal transfers
Access: Open for research
Processed by: Mary Alice Harper and Mary Foster, 2006
RLIN Record ID: None

Table of Contents

Scope and Contents
Item List
Index of Photographers

Scope and Contents

The Norman Douglas Literary File consists of 92 pictures (91 photographs and photomechanical prints; 1 drawing), including numerous portraits of Douglas. Most of the items are contained in 2 albums compiled by Nancy Cunard, who is also depicted in some of the photographs. An index at the end of this guide lists photographers whose work is featured in this file. Further descriptions of some items are available in a card catalog in the repository.

This file forms a part of the Literary File Collection, which is comprised of photographs and albums withdrawn from the libraries and/or papers of literary figures, and generally include portraits and images collected by or of those figures.

*Items are located at PH:LF:Douglas, N., unless otherwise indicated.

Item List

Container                               Accession / P No. Description
*P1-P3 Portraits of Douglas.
*P5-P6Portraits of Douglas with Pino Orioli.
*P7 Photographic reproduction of the title page of a copy of DouglasÂ’ book Alone with his handwritten note to "Tommy," 22 April 1944.
*P8 Photographic reproduction of a page of corrected galley proofs.
*P9 View of Blumenegg, Germany.
* P10Image of a young man playing a double flute outdoors in Calabria, Italy.
* P11-P13Views of Gafsa, Tunisia.
*P14-P15 Views of Capri, Italy.
*P18-P19Portraits of Douglas in Capri, 1950, with his inscriptions on versos.
* P20-P212 snapshots of the exterior of a building in which Douglas lived (original nitrate negatives available).
PH:LF:Albums: Douglas, N., 1 957:0046:0001-0023Handmade album with red cover containing 23 pictures (21 photographic prints, 1 of which is laid in, and 2 photomechanical prints); mostly portraits of Norman Douglas; compiled by Nancy Cunard; inscribed on cover: "Norman Douglas;" handwritten captions (by Cunard?) identifiying most images; 1923-1943. Original nitrate negative for 957:0046:0001 moved to Nitrate Vault.
PH:LF:Albums: Douglas, N., 2957:0047:0001-0032 Handmade album with black and white snakeskin-print cover containing 31 pictures (photographic and photomechanical prints) and 1 original drawing; mostly portraits of Norman Douglas; also scenes of the native peoples of Tanganyika, Africa, (taken by Douglas) and other subjects; compiled by Nancy Cunard; inscribed on front free endpaper: "Norman Douglas;" handwritten captions (by Cunard?) identifying some images; handwritten notes by Douglas on several pictures; circa 1890-1952.
NV:LF BoxesP20-P256 nitrate negatives of the exterior of a building in which Douglas lived (prints available for P20-P21 only).
NV:LF Boxes P26-P349 nitrate negatives of an unidentified woman seated inside and outside a stone house, and several books lying on a lawn (no prints available).
NV:LF Boxes957:0046:0001; 957:0046:0018/957:0047:0014; 957:0046:0019/957:0047:0015; 957:0046:0020/957:0047:0020; 957:0046:0021/957:0047:00115 nitrate negatives that correspond to prints in the two albums bearing the same accession numbers.

Index of Photographers

Cross Photos--957:0047:0028
Cunard, Nancy, 1896-1965--957:0046:0001-0009, 0014, 0018-0021; 957:0047:0009-0011, 0013-0015, 0024
Douglas, Norman, 1868-1952--957:0046:0015; 957:0047:0017-0022, 0025
Ewing, James, fl. ca. 1880s-1890s--957:0047:0027
Long, Basil--957:0046:0012-0013, 0022
Lyons, Islay, 1922- --957:0046:0023; 957:0047:0001-0004

Norman Douglas Literary File Finding Aid
(Last modified: 22 February 2008)

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