The Cleverdon-Jones Collection


The Cleverdon-Jones Collection consists of the first and second drafts and one printed copy of Words and Image IV, a catalogue for the "Exhibition of the Paintings, Engravings and Writings of David Jones" at the National Book League (of the United Kingdom), 1972. The Collection also contains eight autograph letters concerning the Catalogue and Exhibition from David Jones to his collaborator for the Catalogue and Exhibition, Douglas Cleverdon. The letters cover the period from 10 January to 30 October 1972.

The final version of the Catalogue (in Folder 3) includes a biographical section on David Jones and describes his work.

Date Span: 10 January 1972 to 30 October 1972
Extent of the Collection: 1 box, or .25 linear feet
Provenance: Purchased from Sotheby's, London 6 December 1984

FOLDER LIST

Folder 1 "Word and Image," First Draft
Date: [1972], January 10
TMs, 16 Sheets; AMs, 1 sheet
Contents: Typed manuscript of catalogue with holograph corrections, plus one autograph manuscript page continuing comments on page 15 of the typescript. Typed pages numbered 1-15, 17.

Folder 2 "Word and Image IV," Second Draft
Date: undated
TMs, 17 sheets; AMs, 1 sheet
Contents: Typed manuscript of catalogue with holograph corrections, plus one autograph manuscript page with additions to page 12. Typed pages numbered 1-17; autograph page numbered 12.

Folder 3 "Word and Image IV," Annotated Copy
Date: 1972, March 21
Illustrated Catalogue w/holograph notes
Contents: Printed copy, with black and white illustrations, of David Jones' Catalogue, "Word and Image IV," with holograph notes. Inscribed to Douglas Cleverdon. Also photocopy of ALS from Jones to Cleverdon, the original of which is in Folder 7 of this collection.

Folder 4 Jones to Cleverdon, ALS, Single Sheet
Date: [1972], January 11
"...considering the state of the postal service.."
Contents: ALS from David Jones to Douglas Cleverdon about corrections that must be made in the draft of "Word and Image IV," even given the time limitations.

Folder 5 Jones to Cleverdon, ALS, Single Sheet
Date: 1972, January 19
"Found missing sheet..."
Contents: ALS from David Jones to Douglas Cleverdon (with pencilled note by Cleverdon), including a discussion of grammatical problems of gender and number in Welsh that have arisen from the title of one of Jones' works.

Folder 6 Jones to Cleverdon, ALS, Single Sheet
Date: 1972, February 3
"Thank you for your letter & enclosures."
Contents: ALS from David Jones to Douglas Cleverdon mentioning problems Cleverdon has had over the Catalogue, and discussing at length possible subscribers to the Catalogue and guests at the exhibition.

Folder 7 Jones to Cleverdon, AL, Single Sheet
Date: 1972, March 24
"Slip attached to page 11 of Catalogue..."
Contents: Long note enclosed in copy of "Word and Image IV" located in Folder 3, q.v. The note discusses the origin of some of Jones' work, especially "Guenever."

Folder 8 Jones to Cleverdon, ALS, Single Sheet
Date: 1972, March 30
"You may find some of the stuff..."
Contents: ALS from David Jones to Douglas Cleverdon, referring to the annotated copy of "Word and Image IV" (Folder 3), which Jones had sent, and adding additional comments on the dating of some of his work.

Folder 9
Jones to Cleverdon, ALS, Single Sheet
Date: 1972, September 26
"A very hurried note or I shall miss the post..."
Contents: A short ALS from David Jones to Douglas Cleverdon, containing one short addition for Catalogue and the address of Mrs. Michael Wynne-Williams, whom Jones would like Cleverdon to contact.

Folder 10
Jones to Cleverdon, ALS, Single Sheet
Date: 1972, October 21
"Page 62 (of typescript) is headed..."
Contents: ALS from David Jones to Douglas Cleverdon, with green note added by Cleverdon. The letter discusses additions and changes in the "Catalogues and Critical Articles" section of Jones' Catalogue.

Folder 11
Jones to Cleverdon, ALS, Single Sheet
Date: 1972, October 30
"I've received your note of Oct 26th..."
Contents: ALS from David Jones to Douglas Cleverdon, containing further discussion of the "Catalogues and Critical Articles" section, plus the difficulty of getting copies of Jones' old reviews.


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