Papers, 1935-1963.


Daiken, Leslie. Papers, 1935-1963.

Papers, 1935-1963.

The Papers of Leslie Daiken, 1935-1963, document his early career as poet and his later career as authority on children's customs, toys, games and nursery rhymes. The works exist as prospectuses, holograph and typed notes, manuscript drafts, television and radio production scripts, galleys, and page proofs. Most of Daiken's published and unpublished work is represented in this collection, from Signatures of All Things to Out Goes She! The correspondence, 1935-1963, reflects the contemporary literary and political climate as well as Daiken's relations with his friends and intimates. Significant correspondents include Samuel Beckett, Austin Clarke, Cyril Cusack, J.F.A. Heath-Stubbs, Wyn Henderson, Alun Lewis, Hugh MacDiarmid, Ewart Milne, Sean O'Casey, Seumas O'Sullivan, Thomas B. Rudmose-Brown, Blanaid Salkeld, Roy Saunders, Caitlin Thomas, Arland Ussher, and William Carlos Williams.

4 boxes, 8 galley folders and 1 oversize folder (1.75 linear feet)



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