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Day Lewis, C. (Cecil), 1904-1972.

C. (Cecil) Day Lewis letters to Terence Tiller

1955-1963


Descriptive Summary

Identification: MSS 099, F957


Creator: Day Lewis, C. (Cecil), 1904-1972.


Title: C. (Cecil) Day Lewis letters to Terence Tiller


Inclusive Dates: 1965-1963


Extent: 5 items


Abstract: British poet and novelist C. (Cecil) Day Lewis (1904-1972) was Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1968 until his death in 1972. Day Lewis wrote five short letters to poet and broadcaster Terence Tiller in 1955 and 1963 to accompany poems [not present] intended for radio broadcast.


Language: Materials entirely in English.



Citation

MSS 099, F957, C. (Cecil) Day Lewis letters to Terence Tiller, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Shelving Summary

Box 66, F957: Shelved in SPEC MSS 099

Location

Special Collections, University of Delaware Library / Newark, Delaware 19717-5267 / Phone: 302-831-2229 / Fax: 302-831-6003 / URL: http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/

Source

Purchase, October 2013.

Processing

Processed and encoded by Dustin Frohlich, March 2014.


The collection is open for research.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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Biographical Note

British poet and novelist C. (Cecil) Day Lewis (1904-1972) was Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1968 until his death in 1972. Day Lewis' career as a writer is marked by numerous collections of poetry, twenty-one crime novels under the pseudonym Nicholas Blake, and various translations, essays, and other fiction works. Among many other professional assignments, Day Lewis was a senior reader and member of the board of directors for publisher Chatto and Windus.

Sources:

Sean Day-Lewis, "Lewis, Cecil Day- (1904–1972)." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online ed., Jan 2013. http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/31014 (accessed April 10, 2014).

"C(ecil) Day Lewis." Contemporary Authors Online (reproduced in Gale Biography In Context). http://ic.galegroup.com (accessed April 10, 2014).


Scope and Content Note

British poet C(ecil) Day Lewis wrote five short letters to poet and broadcaster Terence Tiller in 1955 and 1963 to accompany poems [not present] intended for radio broadcast.

In the letters, Day Lewis discusses his recently written "Pegasus," "Psyche" and "Baucis and Philemon" poems and references the 1946 merge of Leonard and Virginia Woolf's Hogarth Press with Chatto and Windus.


Selected Search Terms

Personal Names
Day Lewis, C. (Cecil), 1904-1972--Correspondence.
Tiller, Terence, 1916- --Correspondence.
Corporate Names
Chatto & Windus (Firm)
Hogarth Press.
Topical Terms
Poets, English--20th century--Correspondence.
Form/Genre Terms
Correspondence.
Occupation
Poets.
Authors.
Broadcasters.
Personal Contributors
Tiller, Terence, 1916- , correspondent.

Related Materials in this Repository

This item forms part of MSS 099 Miscellaneous Literary and Historical Manuscripts.


The letters are arranged chronologically.


Detailed Contents List

Letter from Cecil Day Lewis to Terence Tiller, 1955 May 22   [Box 66 F957]

Letter from Cecil Day Lewis to Terence Tiller, 1955 September 22   [Box 66 F957]

Letter from Cecil Day Lewis to Terence Tiller, 1955 October 24   [Box 66 F957]

Letter from Cecil Day Lewis to Terence Tiller, 1955 December 9   [Box 66 F957]

Letter from Cecil Day Lewis to Terence Tiller, 1963 July 5   [Box 66 F957]