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Box: 2 Fold: 8 Xerox Correspondence: DJ to HG (pp. 90-117; 118 missing)
Datespan: 3/7/41-8/8/42

DESCRIPTION: Contains xeroxed correspondence from DJ to HG. Datespan as given above. Total 5 ALS 3/7/41 - 10/17/41. Total 5 ALS 2/21/42 - 8/8/42 (p.3 of the letter is missing/p.118 of the xerox series).

Box: 2 Fold: 9 Xerox Correspondence: DJ to HG (pp. 119-152)
Datespan: 2/13/43-8/28/45

DESCRIPTION: Contains xeroxed correspondence from DJ to HG. Datespan as given above. Total 2 ALS 2/13/43 - 7/12/43. 3 ALS 3/23/44 - 12/5/44. 6 ALS 2/19/45 - 8/28/45.

Box: 2 Fold: 10 Xerox Correspondence: DJ to HG (pp. 153-192)
Datespan: Whitsunday 1946 - 10/7/48

DESCRIPTION: Contains xeroxed correspondence from DJ to HG. Datespan as given above. Total 2 ALS 1946. 4 ALS 9/20/48 - 10/7/48.

Box: 2 Fold: 11 Xerox Correspondence: DJ to HG (pp. 193-212)
Datespan: 1/12/50-8/14/51

DESCRIPTION: Contains xeroxed correspondence from DJ to HG. Datespan as given above. Total 4 ALS 1/12/50 - 11/12/50. 4 ALS 2/6/51 - 8/14/51.

Box: 2 Fold: 12 Xerox Correspondence: DJ to HG (pp. 213-244)
Datespan: 8/5/52-11/26/55

DESCRIPTION: Contains xeroxed correspondence from DJ to HG. Datespan as given above. Total 6 ALS 8/5/52 - 10/21/52. 4 ALS 8/10/53 - St. Thomas Martyr 1953. 2 ALS 1/10/54 - 8/8/54. 1 ALS 11/26/55.

Box: 2 Fold: 13 Xerox Correspondence: DJ to HG (pp. 245-268)
Datespan: 2/7/56-9/1/56

DESCRIPTION: Contains xeroxed correspondence from DJ to HG. Datespan as given above. Total 7 ALS.

Box: 2 Fold: 14 Xerox Correspondence: DJ to HG (pp. 269-302)
Datespan: 2/15/57-12/2/57

DESCRIPTION: Contains xeroxed correspondence from DJ to HG. Datespan as given above. Total 7 ALS.

Box: 2 Fold: 15 Xerox Correspondence: DJ to HG (pp. 303-314)
Datespan: 6/29/58-6/27/59

DESCRIPTION: Contains xeroxed correspondence from DJ to HG. Datespan as given above. Total 2 ALS 6/29/58, 7/11/58. 2 ALS 1/20/59, 6/27/59.

Box: 2 Fold: 16 Xerox Correspondence: DJ to HG (pp. 315-340)
Datespan: 2/18/60-10/9/61

DESCRIPTION: Contains xerox copies of correspondence from DJ to HG. Datespan as given above. Total 5 ALS 2/18/60-7/21/60. 3 ALS 3/28/61-10/9/61.

Box: 2 Fold: 17 Xerox Correspondence: DJ to HG (pp. 341-370)
Datespan: 1/11/62-8/4/62

DESCRIPTION: Contains xerox copies of correspondence from DJ to HG. Datespan as given above. Total 4 ALS.

Box: 2 Fold: 18 Xerox Correspondence: DJ to HG (pp. 371-393)
Date: 1963

DESCRIPTION: Contains xerox copies of correspondence from DJ to HG. Datespan as given above. Total 2 ALS.

Box: 2 Fold: 19 Xerox Correspondence: DJ to HG (pp. 394-429)
Datespan: 6/10/64-10/64

DESCRIPTION: Contains xerox copies of correspondence from DJ to HG. Datespan as given above. Total 5 ALS.

Box: 2 Fold: 20 Xerox Correspondence: DJ to HG (pp. 430-457)
Datespan: 9/14/65-12/31/65

DESCRIPTION: Contains xerox copies of correspondence from DJ to HG. Datespan as given above. Total 4 ALS.

Box: 2 Fold: 21 Xerox Correspondence: DJ to HG (pp. 458-477)
Date: 1967

DESCRIPTION: Contains xerox copies of correspondence from DJ to HG. Datespan as given above. Total 3 ALS.

Box: 2 Fold: 22 Xerox Correspondence: DJ to HG (pp. 478-507)
Datespan: 1/68-2/68

DESCRIPTION: Contains xerox copies of correspondence from DJ to HG. Datespan as given above. Total 3 ALS.

Box: 2 Fold: 23 Xerox Correspondence: DJ to HG (pp. 508-542)
Datespan: c.1/70-11/26/70

DESCRIPTION: Contains xerox copies of correspondence from DJ to HG. Datespan as given above. Total 7 ALS.

Box: 2 Fold: 24 Xerox Correspondence: DJ to HG (pp. 543-613)
Datespan: 2/1/71-12/71

DESCRIPTION: Contains xerox copies of correspondence from DJ to HG. Datespan as given above. Total 10 ALS.

Box: 2 Fold: 25 Xerox Correspondence: DJ to HG (pp. 614-654)
Datespan: 1/20/72-12/29/72

DESCRIPTION: Contains xerox copies of correspondence from DJ to HG. Datespan as given above. Total 10 ALS.

Box: 2 Fold: 26 Xerox Correspondence: DJ to HG (pp. 655-666)
Datespan: 2/1/73-1/12/74

DESCRIPTION: Contains xerox copies of correspondence from DJ to HG. Datespan as given above. Total 3 ALS 1973; 1 ALS 1974.

Box: 3 Fold: 1 Correspondence: Jones to Chamberlain, Neville
Date: 12/18/38

DESCRIPTION: Contains lengthy ALS (hand drafted copy) to Neville Chamberlain, British prime minister 1937-1940:

@ "Dear Sir, Would you accept this copy of my book "In Parenthesis." I send it to you as a token of my respect, as an expression of gratitude for all you have done and are continuing to do to mend things in Europe and to save us from the worst."

Box: 3 Fold: 2 Correspondence: Jones to Ede, H.S. (Jim) and Helen
Date: 4/11/39

DESCRIPTION: Contains carbon typescript of a letter addressed to H.S. (Jim) and Helen Ede. The typescript is probably by Ede, sent to HG. The former was a close friend and early collector of DJ's artwork. John Matthias describes Ede as a "selfless supporter of Jones' work" (p.108). Ede was the founder of Kettle's Yard, Cambridge University (1957), which was the realization of his dream "of somehow creating a living place where works of art could be enjoyed, inherent to the domestic setting, where young people could be at home unhampered by the greater austerity of the museum or public art gallery and where an informality might infuse an underlying formality" (Matthias, p.109). Correspondence between Ede and DJ, as well as much of his visual work, are deposited at Kettle's Yard. Above quotations from John Matthias, "David Jones: Man and Poet" (National Poetry Foundation, University of Maine, 1989).

@ The letter refers to DJ's work on "The Book of Balaam's Ass." Also to his feelings regarding the marriage of Prudence Pelham to Guy Branch.

@ This letter is published in "Dai Greatcoat - A Self-Portrait of David Jones in his Letters," edited by Rene Hague (Faber and Faber, 1980). See pp.90-91.

Box: 3 Fold: 3 Correspondence: Jones to Pelham, Betty
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS (pencil draft) concerning the death of Prudence Pelham. Undated, but probably not long after her death sometime in 1952. "Betty" is possibly the sister of Prudence.

Box: 3 Fold: 4 Correspondence: Jones re Death of Prudence Pelham
Dates: c. 12/52; 7/31/79

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS draft by DJ to "Messrs. Markby Stewart & Wadesons" concerning the legacy bequeathed to him by Prudence Pelham. In an accompanying note dated July 1987, HG comments: "A tragic letter showing that David did not know of Prudence's death until he heard of the legacy she left him."

@ Also contains a typescript copied for HG by Rene Hague, of a letter (dated 7/31/79) from Robert Buhler concerning Prudence Pelham. Buhler was her second husband. Part of this letter is quoted by Hague in his edition of correspondence by DJ, "Dai Greatcoat - A Self-portrait of David Jones in his Letters" (Faber and Faber, 1980, p.157.)

Box: 3 Fold: 5 Correspondence: Jones to Stone, Janet
Date: 12/1/61

DESCRIPTION: Contains AL draft fragment to friend Janet Stone.

Box: 3 Fold: 6 Correspondence: Jones to "The Tablet"
Date: 9/17/50

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS draft, 2 pp., addressed to "The Tablet," concerning Eric Gill's enthusiasm for Robert Browning's poem "Bishop Blougram's Apology." Includes annotation by HG: "Eric Gill and Browning's Blougram. A letter, dated Sept. 17th 1950, to The Tablet by David recalling Eric Gill's delight in Browning's poem. 2 pages of MS, unrevised. Whether the letter was published or even sent I have not checked."

Box: 3 Fold: 7 Correspondence: Jones to Mr. Lamb (photographer)
Date: 11/23/59

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS to Mr. Lamb, a photographer, giving directions for photographic copies that DJ wanted made of one of his painted inscriptions. Written on the reverse of a photograph of the inscription.

Box: 3 Fold: 8 Correspondence by Jones: Fragments
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains miscellaneous fragments of correspondence. Most do not progress beyond the first paragraph. Many bear only the salutation.

Box: 3 Fold: 9 Correspondence to Jones from Pelham, Prudence
Date: 1/6/47

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS postcard: "Dearest Dai - This is my latest favourite post card."

Box: 3 Fold: 10 Correspondence to Jones from Fraser, Hugh
Date: 7/23/64

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS from the Rt. Hon. Hugh Fraser, M.P., husband of Lady Antonia Pakenham Fraser.

@ "Dear David, I was lucky enough to get your marvellous picture of the Gill Farm yesterday at Sotheby's for 230 pounds. When we meet in August I will show it to you again. I have been in touch with Mr. Cooper, the Assistant Editor of a paper called "Taxation," as he seems to know most about how you were swindled by the Special Commissioners, and I will see what I can do, but I am not hopeful. It was very nice to have got your picture, even though you may never get this letter!"

Box: 3 Fold: 11 Correspondence to Jones from BBC
Undated: c. 1952 - Coronation of Elizabeth II

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS from Elwyn Evans, features producer, Wales, for the BBC.

@ "Dear David Jones, Three of us here have now read your draft talk. We are greatly impressed with it and I am asked to invite you to give the talk (with such changes as you see fit) in the Welsh Home Service. We feel that if possible it should be broadcast while we are still in the Coronation mood; some time towards the end of July (i.e. soon after the Queen's progress through Wales) would seem appropriate..."

Box: 3 Fold: 12 Correspondence: Austin, Diana
Datespan: 6/5/75-1/29/80

DESCRIPTION: Contains some 22 ALS from Diana Austin to HG, with the exception of ALS 5/5/76 to Leslie Hope. Ms. Austin was a doctoral candidate at Wolfson College, Oxford University, researching for a dissertation on David Jones' "In Parenthesis." Includes xerox copies of ALS from Austin to Anthony d'Offay, 6/5/75, introducing herself. Also, xerox copies of 2 TLS recommendations from her professor, John Bayley, to d'Offay and to Anthony J. Hyne, DJ's nephew.

@ Ms. Austin's dissertation was completed in 1983, entitled, "A Study of "In Parenthesis" by David Jones." D. Phil. diss. Oxford University.

Box: 3 Fold: 13 Correspondence: Belk, Christopher T.S.
Datespan: 1/27/76-4/13/76

DESCRIPTION: Contains 5 TLS from Christopher T.S. Belk, solicitor for the David Jones estate, concerning the same.

Box: 3 Fold: 14 Correspondence: Blamires, David
Datespan: 5/11/76-1/6/82

DESCRIPTION: Contains 5 TLS, 1 ALS to HG. Includes 1 TLS 12/16/77 to Rene Hague. Concerning activities of the David Jones Society and of the society's newsletter.

@ Blamires was the editor of the David Jones Society Newsletter, issued from 1976-1984. Samuel Rees describes Blamires' role (see David Jones Bibliography for John Matthias' book, "David Jones: Man and Poet," p.507): "A labor of scholarship and love by the society's first and only secretary, who wrote, edited, collated, stapled and mailed 38 issues over a period dating March, 1976 to November, 1984. No one, apparently, volunteered to take over the work at that date and so, in Blamires' closing words, " it may be...that the newsletter has served its purpose and lived its natural life." The David Jones Society was founded in 1975, and numbered around 130 members at its peak."

Box: 3 Fold: 15 Correspondence: Blissett, William
Date: 8/17/81

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from Blisett to HG, re the former's book, "The Long Conversation: A Memoir of David Jones" (Oxford University Press, 1981).

Box: 3 Fold: 16 Correspondence: Buhler, Robert
Date: 3/3/79

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS to HG concerning the loss of some correspondence and drawings by DJ that Buhler lent and lost.

Box: 3 Fold: 17 Correspondence: Burns, Thomas F.
Datespan: 6/12/67-6/22/67

DESCRIPTION: Contains 1 ALS, 1 TLS, 1 TLS signed in absentia from Burns to HG. Burns was the editor of "The Tablet" (1967-82), and a friend of DJ. Concerns an article to be written by HG on DJ.

Box: 3 Fold: 18 Correspondence: Carver, Catherine
Datespan: 1/3/77-11/14/83

DESCRIPTION: Contains 16 TLS to HG primarily concerning the following editions by HG of DJ's work. Carver was publication editor for these books.

@ "The Dying Gaul and Other Writings," edited with introduction by HG, 1978.

@ "The Roman Quarry and Other Sequences," Agenda Editions 1981; Sheep Meadow Press, 1982.

@ Carver also assisted in the production of Rene Hague's "Dai Greatcoat: A Self-portrait of David Jones in his Letters," Faber 1980. Also referred to in this correspondence.

Box: 3 Fold: 19 Correspondence: Kenneth, Clark (Lord)
Datespan: 8/7/53-6/2/75

DESCRIPTION: Contains 7 TLS, 2 ALS to HG primarily concerning raising funds for DJ. ALS 8/7/53 specifically refers to the matter of DJ's Civil List Pension (cf. Civil List Pension file (4:6) and correspondence to HG from Anthony Bevir (4:6) and T.S. Eliot (3:27), on the same matter).

Box: 3 Fold: 20 Correspondence: Cleverdon, Douglas
Datespan: 3/28/70-10/25/77

DESCRIPTION: Contains 6 ALS, 2 TLS to HG primarily concerning funds for DJ, and later, the disposition of his papers of which HG was literary executor. Includes xerox copy of ALS to Stanley Honeyman with typed list entitled, "David Jones Birthday Fund: 1965 American Subscribers," with names and addresses that include W.H. Auden, Louis Cowan, Mrs. George Macy, Paul Mellon, Ned O'Gorman, Harold Rosenberg, Winfield Townley Scott, Chauncey Stillman, Tony Stoneburner, Vera Stravinsky, among others.

@ See also Folders 3:36 to 3:39: Correspondence by Stanley Honeyman regarding the David Jones annuity fund.

@ Cleverdon (1903-1987) was a well-known features producer for BBC Radio, in particular the Third Programme. He and his wife Nest were good friends of Joan and Rene Hague, as well as of DJ.

Box: 3 Fold: 21 Correspondence: Cowan, Louis G.
Date: 4/7/70

DESCRIPTION: Contains ACS from Cowan to Douglas Cleverdon giving his support to the DJ fund raising effort.

Box: 3 Fold: 22 Correspondence: Crawshay, Sir William
Datespan: 11/30/71-12/5/74

DESCRIPTION: Contains ACS from Sir William to HG. Includes TL carbon and draft to Sir William soliciting a contribution to the fund raising of an annuity for DJ by his friends.

Box: 3 Fold: 23 Correspondence: d'Arcy, Martin, S.J.
Date: 12/3/74

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS to HG concerning DJ's memorial service: "I am most grateful for your telling me of the date of dear David's memorial service."

@ Fr. d'Arcy, a Jesuit philosopher and author (1888-1976), is described by Rene Hague in his book, "Dai Greatcoat: A Self-portrait of David Jones in his Letters": "Fr. Martin d'Arcy, S.J., whose writings and conversation greatly influenced David, was at this time [1939] Master of Campion Hall [Oxford], where David was staying..." (p.93).

Box: 3 Fold: 23 David Jones on Nazism/Fascism
Datespan: 1984-86

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS from Stanley Honeyman to HG, 9/25/84 recollecting comments by DJ re Nazism. Includes copies of fragments of printed essays on DJ and his attitude towards Hitler and Fascism. Also includes reprint of an article by Thomas Dilworth entitled, "David Jones and Fascism," (Journal of Modern Literature, vol. 13, no. 1, March 1986).

Box: 3 Fold: 24 Correspondence: Dilworth, Thomas
Datespan: 1/23/78-4/24/79

DESCRIPTION: Contains 1 ANS, 2 TLS to HG. Dilworth was a student of William Blissett's; both have written extensively on Jones' poetry. This correspondence refers to Dilworth's writing about DJ. Enclosures include typescript carbon by Dilworth of a 1960 convocation address by DJ and an essay entitled, "Further Note on the Great Divorce."

Box: 3 Fold: 25 Correspondence: du Sautoy, Peter
Datespan: 7/17/78-2/8/79

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 TLS to HG concerning the publication of Rene Hague's book, "Dai Greatcoat...," published by Faber and Faber, 1980. Includes typed drafts of 2 TLS from HG to du Sautoy. Also includes 2 TL carbons from du Sautoy to Rene Hague and an excerpt of a letter from du Sautoy to Hague, transcribed by the latter and sent to HG. Peter du Sautoy was vice-chairman of Faber and Faber.

Box: 3 Fold: 26 Correspondence: Ede, H.S. (Jim)
Datespan: 4/13/70-5/27/75

DESCRIPTION: Contains 4 ALS to HG concerning DJ's health, finances, and his will (lack of one, expecially concerning the disposition of his paintings).

Box: 3 Fold: 27 Correspondence: Eliot, T.S.
Datespan: 8/20/53-4/12/61

DESCRIPTION: Contains 5 TLS to HG on Faber and Faber letterhead. Concerns the annuity fund raising for DJ (cf. correspondence between HG and Lord Kenneth Clark, Folder 3:19; and Anthony Bevir, Folder 4:6).

Box: 3 Fold: 28 Correspondence: Eliot, Valerie
Datespan: 4/21/70-12/7/74

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 TLS re sending funds for DJ, and later, re memorial service 1974.

Box: 3 Fold: 29 Correspondence: Elkin, Mollie
Datespan: 2/1/75-12/5/81

DESCRIPTION: Contains lengthy correspondence to HG from Mollie Elkin (nee Hyne), daughter of DJ's sister Alice Mary ("Cissie") Hyne, and sister of Anthony J. Hyne. Total: 27 ALS, 1 ALS postcard, 5 TLS. Concerns the disposition of DJ's papers, as well as social news.



Box: 3 Fold: 30 Correspondence: Giardelli, Arthur
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS to HG: "You wrote so generously about my article on Three Related Works that I am taking the liberty of sending you my short note on Trystan & Esyllt." Giardelli also wrote several essays on DJ's work, including one for John Matthias' book, "David Jones: Man and Poet" (1989).

Box: 3 Fold: 31 Correspondence: Gray, Nicolete
Datespan: 6/20/77-7/17/79

DESCRIPTION: Contains 4 ALS, 1 postcard to HG concerning research for her book entitled, "The Painted Inscriptions of David Jones," (Gordon Fraser Gallery, 1981). Includes ALS to Bernard Wall concerning fund raising for DJ (possibly dating from 1953 at the inception of the annuity fund raising). On the reverse is an ALS from Wall to HG suggesting that "if we were short of funds we should ask Stravinsky who is a great admirer of Davids & very rich." Note also that Vera Stravinsky appears on the list of 1965 American subscribers to the "David Jones Birthday Fund" (Folder 3:20, typed by Mrs. Douglas Cleverdon and sent by Cleverdon to Stanley Honeyman.)

@ In a letter to H.S. (Jim) Ede dated 9/16/63 from Northwick Lodge, DJ describes a meeting with Igor and Vera Stravinsky: "I was greatly honoured and extremely astonished by a visit at Whitsuntide by Stravinsky and his wife. He was on a visit to London and apparently had read something or other of my work and wanted to come and see me. I said, when phoned up about it, that I would go to London to his hotel, as he is over eighty, but they said no, he wants to come and see some of your visual art. Well, they came, and were absolutely sweet, both of them, straightforward, direct, appreciative, amusing and relaxed..." ("Dai Greatcoat..." pp.192-3).

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