William Bird Ezra Pound papers, 1900-1926.


William Bird Ezra Pound papers, 1900-1926.

Correspondence, writings, personal papers and musical compositions by Ezra Pound dating from his sojourn in Paris during the early 1920s. Correspondents include the musician Agnes Bedford; the writers William Bird and Robert McAlmon; and publishers, business contacts and tradespeople. There are a number of letters from Bride Scratton; topics include arrangements for meetings, her relationship with Pound, her fear of being discovered by detectives while visiting Paris, and her difficult divorce from her husband. Writings includes holograph and typescript drafts of the first sixteen Cantos, as well as an annotated setting copy of A Draft of XVI Cantos and an incomplete setting copy of Poems 1918-1921; the manuscript of Antheil and the Treatise on Harmony; and translations by Pound of some of his shorter poems into French. Personal papers include a copy of Pound's citation as co-respondent in the Scratton divorce; items relating to concerts given in Paris by Antheil and Olga Rudge; and bills and receipts. Music includes sketches and a full score for The Testament of François Villon; a score for violin and drum for "Sestina: Altaforte;" and violin music, some in the hand of George Antheil.

2.38 linear ft. (5 boxes)



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Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972

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Ezra Pound was an expatriate American poet and critic, a major figure in the early modernist poetry movement, and a fascist collaborator in Italy during World War II. His works include Ripostes (1912), Hugh Selwyn Mauberley (1920), and his 800-page epic poem, The Cantos (c. 1917–1962). Pound's contribution to poetry began in the early 20th century with his role in developing Imagism, a movement stressing precision and economy of language. Working in London as foreign editor of several American l...

Antheil, George, 1900-1959

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Berman, Louis, 1893-1946

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Villon, François, 1431-1463

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Bedford, Agnes

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Agnes Bedford was a pianist and voice coach in London, interested in the early music movement, who collaborated with Ezra Pound on his Provencal-inspired songs and operas in the 1920s. From the description of Agnes Bedford papers relating to Ezra Pound, 1920-1968. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702171904 ...

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Bird, William, 1888-1963

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William Bird (1888-1963), journalist, was owner and publisher of Three Mountains Press in Paris during the early 1920s. He later became editor of the English-language Tangier Gazette until its closure by the Moroccan authorities in 1960. He died in Paris in 1963. From the description of William Bird Ezra Pound papers, 1900-1926. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702171724 Bird became a journalist and with schoolmate David Lawrence started an international news synd...

Kume, Tamijuro.

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Gould Adams Scratton, B. M. (Bride M.)

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Evelyn St. Bride Mary Goold-Adams (or Gould Adams) Scratton (1882-1964) was a writer and friend of Ezra Pound. A collection of her sketches, England (1923), was published by Three Mountains Press. Peter Whigham (1925-1982) was a poet, translator and friend of Ezra Pound. Best known for his translations of Latin poetry, Whigham taught comparative literature at the University of California, Berkeley from 1969 until his death. His first wife was Jean Scratton, a niece of Br...

McAlmon, Robert, 1896-1956

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Robert McAlmon (1896-1956), American author who founded Contact Editions in Paris in 1922 and published many of the most important expatriate authors of the 1920s. His own works included the story collection Distinguished Air and the novel Village. After leaving Paris in 1929, he published little, though his memoir, Being Geniuses Together, appeared in England in 1938. He died of tuberculosis in Hot Springs, California in 1956. From the description of Robert McAlmon papers, 1916-1980...