Dial/Scofield Thayer papers 1879-1982 1920-1925


Dial/Scofield Thayer papers, 1879-1982, 1920-1925

Dial/Scofield Thayer papers 1879-1982 1920-1925

The papers document the life and activities of Scofield Thayer and the history of Dial Magazine under his ownership. They include the surviving Dial office files, with correspondence by Alyse Gregory, Marianne Moore, Gilbert Seldes, Kenneth Burke, and J. Sibley Watson; manuscripts, typescripts and corrected galleys of submissions to the magazine by authors including Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot, D. H. Lawrence, George Santayana, William Butler Yeats, and Glenway Wescott; and advertising material. Thayer's own papers include his extensive correspondence with these literary figures and others, including E. E. Cummings, Sigmund Freud, Thomas Mann, and Cuthbert Wright; drafts of poetry and essays; financial papers; and documentation of his art collection.

53.55 linear feet (100 boxes)

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Eliot, T.S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965

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American poet and critic. From the description of Letter to Walter Elder, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio [manuscript], 1946 July 1. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647823193 English poet, playwright, critic, editor, and publisher. From the description of Letters, 1950 Mar. 10 and 1958 Nov. 14, London [England], to M[ary] Elis[!]abeth Barber, London [England]. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34364335 Revolutionary American born ...

Joyce, James, 1882-1941

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James Augustus Aloysius Joyce was born on February 2, 1882, in Rathgar, a borough of Dublin, Ireland, the eldest of ten children who survived infancy. In 1888 he was enrolled at Clongowes Wood College, a Jesuit boarding school near Dublin, where he stayed until 1891. Thereafter he attended Belvedere College, and then University College, Dublin, where he graduated in 1902 with a major in Italian. While at UCD Joyce wrote a paper in defense of Henrik Ibsen's drama called Drama and Life, which was ...

Dial Magazine.

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Powys, John Cowper, 1872-1963

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English novelist, essayist, and lecturer. From the description of Letter, 1934 Dec. 12, Dorchester, England, to John P. Waters, Cambridge, Mass. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34365010 From the description of Correspondence, with Alan Dakers, 1948. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34364799 From the description of Letter, 1944 July 18, Cae Coed, Corwen, Wales, to Ada McVickar, New York. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 3436480...

Gregory, Alyse, 1884-1967

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Alyse Gregory was a British political campaigner, editor of THE DIAL, suffragette, novelist, and wife of novelist and essayist Llewelyn Powys (1884-1939). From the description of Alyse Gregory correspondence, 1944-1967. (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 83953354 Alyse Gregory, 1884-1967, social reformer and writer; managing editor of the literary magazine The Dial, 1924-1926; married to English author Llewelyn Powys and close associate of the P...

Santayana, George, 1863-1952

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Poet, philosopher, and educator. From the description of George Santayana correspondence and poem, 1937-1951. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981741 Santayana (A.B. 1886) taught philosophy at Harvard 1886-1912. From the description of The realm of matter : manuscript, [ca. 1930] (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612860176 From the description of The judgment of Paris : or how the first-ten man chooses a club : manuscript, 1892 Oct. 28. (Harvard ...

Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert), 1885-1930

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David Herbert Richards Lawrence was born September 11, 1885, in Eastwood, near Nottingham, to Arthur Lawrence, a coal miner, and Lydia Beardsall. He attended Nottingham University College, and in 1908 he took a teaching position at Davidson Road School in Croydon. Lawrence wrote in his spare time, and in 1911, with the help of Ford Maddox Hueffer, he published his first novel, The White Peacock . Poor health forced him to resign his teaching job this same year, at which time he bec...

Bryant, Louise, 1885-1936

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Louise Bryant was born on December 5, 1885, in San Francisco, California. After graduating from the University of Oregon in 1909, she began her career in journalism as an illustrator, and later the society editor, for the Spectator newspaper in Portland, Oregon. In 1916, Bryant moved to New York City and married the journalist John Reed. After reporting on the war in France for the Bell Syndicate in 1917, Bryant and Reed traveled to Russia and witnessed the revolution there. Her reporting on Rus...

Moore, Marianne, 1887-1972

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Poet, acting editor of The Dial magazine, 1925-1929. Born Marianne Craig Moore. From the description of Book manuscripts, 1935-1967. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122417395 From the description of Albums, [ca. 1905-1936]. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122524976 From the description of Family correspondence, 1848-1972, bulk 1905-1972. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122540617 From the desc...

Thayer, Scofield, 1889-1982

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Scofield Thayer (1889-1982) graduated from Harvard in 1913 and attended Magdalen College, Oxford. With J. Sibley Watson, he purchased Dial Magazine in 1919, and served as its editor until 1925, publishing works by many leading Modernists. During this time, Thayer also built his collection of modern art and oversaw the publication of the portfolio Living Art. He suffered a severe breakdown in 1925, from which he never recovered, and died in May 1982. He married Elaine Orr in 1916; they divorced i...

Crane, Hart, 1899-1932

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BIOGHIST REQUIRED American poet. From the guide to the Hart Crane Papers, ca.1909-1937, (Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library, ) Author; full name: Harold Hart Crane. From the description of Postcard of Hart Crane, 1929. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449992 American poet. From the description of Hart Crane collection, 1999. (Johns Hopkins University). WorldCat record id: 148050139 From the description of Hart Crane...

McBride, Henry, 1867-1962

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Henry McBride (1867-1962), art critic, wrote for The New York Sun, 1913-49, The Dial, 1920-1929, and The Art News, 1950-59. He also edited Creative Art, 1928-32, wrote Matisse (1928), and contributed introductions and biographical sketches to exhibition and sale catalogs. From the description of Henry McBride papers, 1863-1962 (inclusive), 1901-1962 (bulk). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702131658 Art critic and author, New York, N.Y. Wrote for THE NEW YORK SUN (1913-1949) a...

Mann, Thomas, 1875-1955

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Epithet: novelist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001085.0x000173 German author. From the description of Land of good will : typewritten article signed, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270609625 From the description of Autograph letter signed with initials : Bad Tölz, to Herr Fischer, his publisher, 1909 Aug. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270607913 From the description...

Saintsbury, George, 1845-1933

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English author who contributed 21 chapters to The Cambridge History of English Literature. From the description of Letters, 1894-1932. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122641900 ...

Bourne, Randolph Silliman, 1886-1918

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Author and philosopher. From the description of Autograph letter, autograph note, and typed letter, all signed : various places, to Herbert J. Seligmann, 1916 June 10 and [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270870388 Randolph Silliman Bourne was a radical leftist intellectual and essayist. He was born in Bloomfield, New Jersey in 1886. His difficult birth left him with facial scars from a forceps delivery whch, couples with a bout of spinal tuberculosis at th...

Powys, Llewelyn, 1884-1939

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Llewelyn Powys (1884-1939) came from a family of distinguished British writers, and wrote a wide variety of works, including essays, a biography, a novel, travel books, works of popular philosophy and propaganda, autobiographical memoirs, and "an imaginary autobiography." Married in 1924 to Alyse Gregory, managing editor of the Dial magazine, and a well-known and well-connected New York novelist and essayist, Powys generally divided his active career between the U.S. and his beloved Dorset. He d...

Mortimer, Raymond, 1895-1980

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Raymond Mortimer, English author and literary critic, was literary editor (1935-1947) of the NEW STATESMAN. From the description of Raymond Mortimer letters to Edward Sackville-West, 1925-1963. (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 81643059 Mortimer was an English literary and art critic and editor. He was the literary critic for the "New Stateman" from 1935 to 1947, and later was the principal reviewer for the London "Sunday Times." From the descri...

Demuth, Charles, 1893-1935.

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Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939

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Austrian neurologist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Vienna, to an unidentified recipient, 1932 Aug. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270870831 Eisler was the secretary of the Sigmund Freud archive in New York City; Urban was a professor in Mainz, Germany, who was editing a volume of materials on the reception of psychoanalysis. From the description of Correspondence with Franz Werfel and Adolf Klarmann, 1926, 1970-1971. (University of Pennsy...

Williams, William Carlos, 1883-1963

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This collection covers the years of William Carlos Williams's medical studies at the University of Pennsylvania, a year of service at a New York City hospital, a semester of medical study in Leipzig, and the period when he was setting up his medical practice and courting his future wife, Florence Herman, in his home town of Rutherford, N.J. During this time, his younger brother Edgar went from engineering and architectural studies at M.I.T. to further study of architecture at the American Academ...

Bodenheim, Maxwell, 1893-1954

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American poet. From the description of Correspondence, 1948. (University of Toledo). WorldCat record id: 13435999 Bodenheim was an American novelist and poet of the 1920s and 1930s. Late in his life he lived as a panhandler in Greenwich Village, New York. In 1954 he was murdered together with this third wife Ruth Fagin. From the description of [Letter] 1930 Feb. 8, Long Island City, N.Y. [to] Sweet Cousin [Julie Bensdorf] / Maxwell. (Smith College). WorldCat reco...

Watson, James Sibley Jr.

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Wescott, Glenway, 1901-1987

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Glenway Wescott (1901-1987) was the author of novels, poetry, short stories, and essays. He met Katherine Anne Porter in Paris in the 1930s, and they remained friends for many years. From the description of Glenway Wescott collection, 1932-1977 (bulk 1932-1962). (University of Maryland Libraries). WorldCat record id: 304239078 Glenway Wescott was an American author and personality. He was born in Wisconsin, and became part of the Paris literary circle of the 1920s before ret...

Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939

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W.B. (William Butler) Yeats (1865-1939), poet and dramatist, born in County Sligo, Ireland. From the description of W.B. Yeats collection, 1875-1965. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 173863171 British poet. From the description of Letter : to William Weber, Brooklyn, New York : holograph, 12 May [no year]. (University of California, San Diego). WorldCat record id: 18786005 William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) was an Irish poet and dramatist. From t...

Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972

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Ezra Pound (1885-1972), American poet and critic. From the description of Ezra Pound collection, 1911-1920. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 173863170 Poet. From the description of Papers, 1915-1959. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122529234 From the description of Ezra Loomis Pound, 1885-1972 correspondence, 1912(ca.)-1938. (New York State Historical Documents). WorldCat record id: 155533520 Ezra Pound (1885-197...

Cummings, E.E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962

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E. E. (Edward Estlin) Cummings was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1894. While at Harvard, he delivered a daring commencement address on modernist artistic innovations, thus announcing the direction his own work would take. In 1917, after working briefly for a mail-order publishing company, the only regular employment in his career, Cummings volunteered to serve in the Norton-Harjes Ambulance group in France. Here he and a friend were imprisoned (on false grounds) for three months in a Frenc...

Burke, Kenneth

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Kenneth Burke was an American literary critic and philosopher of language. From the description of Kenneth Burke letters to Stanley Weintraub, 1971-1984. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 768251269 From the description of Towards looking back [manuscript], 1976. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 768131282 From the description of An Eye-poem for the ear [manuscript] / Kenneth Burke. (Pennsylvania State Univers...

Nichols, Robert, 1893-1944

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English author Robert Nichols was known as a World War I poet and playwright. Educated at Winchester College and Oxford, he served as an artillery officer in World War I, before being discharged with shell shock. He wrote poetry, giving readings to large crowds, and was part of a group of British artists sent to America. After the war, he became part of England's literary circle, served as professor of English literature at the University of Tokyo, and lived for a time in Austria and France. He ...

Seldes, Gilbert Vivian, 1893-

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Bancroft School.

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Wright, Cuthbert

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Johnson, Martyn

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Stevens, Wallace, 1879-1955

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Wallace Stevens was an American Modernist poet. He was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, educated at Harvard and then New York Law School, and spent most of his life working as a lawyer for the Hartford insurance company in Connecticut. From the guide to the Wallace Stevens collection, 1921-1966, (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library) Wallace Stevens was an American essayist, playwright, and poet. From the description of Wallace Stevens collection of papers, 19...

Craig, Samuel W.

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Eliot, Vivienne, 1888-1947

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Barnes, Albert C. (Albert Coombs), 1872-1951

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Harvard University

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The Committee on the Choice of Electives recommended in 1910 that in order to guarantee students' reading knowledge of French or German, every student must pass a special oral examination in either one of the two languages before admission to the junior class. The rule was revised in 1920. From the description of Oral examination papers in French and German, 1912-1913. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 228513467 During World War II, Harvard University trained militar...

Dehn, Adolf, 1895-1968

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Painter, printmaker; New York, N.Y. From the description of Adolf Dehn letters, [ca. 1932-1987]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122355167 Painter, lithographer (New York, N.Y.). From the description of Adolf Dehn interviews, 1963 Jan. 23-1964 Feb. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220179288 Artist; was a concientious objector in World War I, performed alternative service at Camp Wadsworth, Spartanburg, S.C., the bulk of this correspondence was written d...