Davenport, Marcia, 1903-1996

Variant names

Hide Profile

American writer.

From the description of Typewritten letter signed, dated Pebble Beach, Ca., 2 May 1991, to Miss [Joan] Peyser, 1991 May 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270992393

Author and music critic.

From the description of Marcia Davenport papers, 1929-1970 (bulk 1932-1960). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71131131

Biographical Note

  • 1903, June 9: Born, New York, N.Y.
  • 1915 - 1923 : Educated at Friends School, Philadelphia, Pa.; Shipley School, Bryn Mawr, Pa.; Wellesley College, Wellesley, Mass.; and received B.A. from Grenoble University, Grenoble, France
  • 1923: Married Frank D. Clarke (divorced 1924)
  • 1924 - 1928 : Advertising copy writer, New York, N.Y.
  • 1928 - 1931 : Editorial staff, The New Yorker
  • 1929: Married Russell W. Davenport (divorced 1946)
  • 1932: Published Mozart. New York, N.Y.: Scribner
  • 1934 - 1939 : Music critic, Stage Magazine
  • 1936: Published Of Lena Geyer. New York, N.Y.: Scribner
  • 1936 - 1937 : Commentator, Metropolitan Opera radio broadcasts
  • 1940: Active in presidential campaign of Wendell L. Willkie
  • 1941 - 1945 : Active in relief work for Czechoslovakia
  • 1942: Published Valley of Decision. New York, N.Y.: Scribner
  • 1945 - 1948 : Lived in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • 1947: Published East Side, West Side. New York, N.Y.: Scribner
  • 1950 - : Lived alternately in Europe, chiefly Italy, and New York, N.Y.
  • 1954: Published My Brother's Keeper. New York, N.Y.: Scribner
  • 1957: Published Garibaldi: Father of Modern Italy. New York, N.Y.: Random House
  • 1960: Published The Constant Image. New York, N.Y.: Scribner
  • 1967: Published Too Strong for Fantasy. New York, N.Y.: Scribner
  • 1991: Published Jan Masaryk: Last Portrait. Panorama
  • 1996, Jan. 16: Died, Monterey, Calif.

From the guide to the Marcia Davenport Papers, 1929-1970, (bulk 1932-1960), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Joseph Barnes Papers, 1923-1970 Columbia University. Rare Book an Manuscript Library
creatorOf Davenport, Marcia, 1903-1996,. Reminiscences, 1963 [sound recording]. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Monterey Public Library. California History Room. Authors clippings : "D" [surname] folder 1950-1994. Monterey Public Library
referencedIn Loveman, Amy. Amy Loveman letters, 1935-1943. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Davenport, Marcia, 1903-1996. Letter to C. E. Backman. [s.l.]. 1936 Dec. 19. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Davenport, Marcia, 1903-1996. Typed letter signed Marcia Davenport to: Mrs. Halle November 17, 1932. Wellesley College
creatorOf Daiches, David, 1912-2005. Hopwood Awards Collection, 1930- University of Michigan
referencedIn Russell Wheeler Davenport Papers, 1899-1980, (bulk 1930-1954) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Marcia Davenport Papers, 1929-1970, (bulk 1932-1960) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Davenport, Marcia, 1903-1996. Typewritten letter signed, dated Pebble Beach, Ca., 2 May 1991, to Miss [Joan] Peyser, 1991 May 2. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Joseph Barnes Papers, 1923-1970 Columbia University. Rare Book an Manuscript Library
creatorOf Poore, Charles, 1902-. Charles Poore letters received from various authors, 1933-1968, undated. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Davenport, Marcia, 1903-1996. Marcia Davenport papers, 1929-1970 (bulk 1932-1960). Library of Congress
creatorOf Cousins, Margaret, 1905-1996. Papers, 1921-1973. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Monterey Public Library. California History Room. Authors clippings : "GROUP" folder 1942-1991. Monterey Public Library
referencedIn Doerr, Harriet. Harriet Doerr papers, 1976-2003. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Backman, Carl E., d. 1973, person
associatedWith Barnes, Joseph, 1907-1970. person
correspondedWith Brandt, Carol, 1904-1984 person
correspondedWith Cather, Willa, 1873-1947 person
associatedWith Chotzinoff, Samuel, 1889-1964. person
associatedWith Cousins, Margaret, 1905-1996. person
correspondedWith Davenport, Russell W. (Russell Wheeler), 1899-1954 person
associatedWith Doerr, Harriet. person
associatedWith Gershwin, George, 1898-1937. person
associatedWith Glassman, Carl, person
associatedWith Grauer, Ben, person
associatedWith Grossman, Anne Chotzinoff. person
associatedWith Heifetz, Pauline. person
associatedWith Kahn, Joseph, person
associatedWith Kleeman, Rita Halle, b. 1885. person
correspondedWith Kolodin, Irving, 1908-1988 person
associatedWith Loveman, Amy. person
correspondedWith Meyer, Wallace person
associatedWith Mischakoff, Mischa, 1895-1981, person
associatedWith Monterey Public Library. California History Room. corporateBody
associatedWith Monterey Public Library. California History Room. corporateBody
correspondedWith Moses, Montrose Jonas, 1878-1934 person
associatedWith NBC Symphony Orchestra. corporateBody
correspondedWith Perkins, Maxwell E. (Maxwell Evarts), 1884-1947 person
associatedWith Peyser, Joan, person
associatedWith Poore, Charles, 1902- person
associatedWith Sarnoff, David, 1891-1971, person
correspondedWith Scribner, Charles, 1890-1952 person
associatedWith Toscanini, Arturo, 1867-1957. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Subject
Authors and publishers
Occupation
Authors
Music critics
Activity

Person

Birth 1903-06-09

Death 1996-01-16

Americans

English,

Czech

Information

Permalink: http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w62809m0

Ark ID: w62809m0

SNAC ID: 7451195