Finding Aid for the Peter Russell Papers, 1945-1961

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UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
© 2002
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Peter Russell Papers, 1945-1961

Collection number: 921

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
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Janet Madden, October 1966
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Alight Tsai
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Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, March 2003
© 2002 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Peter Russell Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1945-1961
Collection number: 921
Creator: Russell, Peter, 1921-
Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Peter Irwin Russell (1921- ) was a British poet, publisher, teacher, and editor of Nine magazine (1949-57) and Marginalia (1990- ). He was the poet-in-residence at the University of Victoria, British Columbia (1972-74), a teacher at Purdue University (1976-77), and a teaching fellow at the Imperial Iranian Academy of Philosophy, Tehran (1977-79). The collection consists of Russell's correspondence, manuscripts, and ephemera including 16 copies of letters from Ezra Pound to Edgar Jepson, a small group of ephemera relating to Pound, letters from other poets to Russell, and the galley proofs of an issue of Nine that was never published.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

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Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

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  • Public Services Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Peter Russell, 1964, purchase.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Peter Russell Papers (Collection 921). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

British poet and publisher Peter Irwin Russell was born in 1921; his first book of poetry was published in 1944; became editor of Nine magazine (1949-57), owner of a bookshop and poetry press (1950-63), poet-in-residence at the University of Victoria, British Columbia (1972-74), teacher at Purdue University (1976-77), teaching fellow at the Imperial Iranian Academy of Philosophy, Tehran (1977-79), and became editor of Marginalia in 1990; published poetry, translations, and other works, including Picnic To The Moon (1944), An Examination of Ezra Pound: A Collection Of Essays (1950), Images of Desire: Discrete Sonnets (1962), Theories (1978), The Pound Connection (1992), and The Language Of The Spirit (1997).

Scope and Content

Collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, and ephemera of poet and publisher Peter Russell. Includes 16 copies of letters from Ezra Pound to Edgar Jepson, a small group of ephemera relating to Pound, and letters from other poets to Russell. Also includes two manuscript reviews and writings on William Carlos Williams by Thomas H. Carter. Collection also contains the galley proofs of the journal, Nine, for August 1956, which was never published.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Russell, Peter, 1921- --Archives.
Carter, Thomas H. (Thomas Henry), 1931-1963--Archives.
Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972--Correspondence.
Periodical editors--England--Archival resources.
Manuscripts for publication.


Container List

 

Correspondence

Note

[Alphabetical order]
Box 1

A - C.

Physical Description: (38 items).

Scope and Content Note

Letters from: Beckwith, Osmond (1 letter), Belgion, Montgomery, 1892- . (1 letter), Carter Thomas H. (15 letters).
Box 1

D - G.

Physical Description: (27 items).

Scope and Content Note

Letters from: Drummond, John, 1900- (18 letters).
Box 1

H - O.

Physical Description: (36 items).

Scope and Content Note

Letters from: Juretschke, Hans, 1909- . (1 letter), Kenner, Hugh (3 letters), Laughlin, James, 1914- . (2 letters), Moore, Frank Ledlie (1 letter), Morgan, Edwin G. (1 letter), Mullins, Eustace Clarence, 1923- . (1 letter), Neame, Alan (1 letter), Owen, Peter (3 letters).
Box 1

P - R.

Physical Description: (21 items).

Scope and Content Note

Letters from: Paquette, Donald J. (2 letters), Pearson, Norman Holmes, 1909- . (2 letters), Pound, Ezra, 1885- . (1 letter), Rudge, Olga (6 letters).
Box 1

S - Z.

Physical Description: (22 items).

Scope and Content Note

Letters from: Stock, Noel (5 letters), Williams, Jonathan (1 letter).
Box 1

Unidentified correspondence.

Physical Description: 5 items.
Box 1

Pound, Ezra (1885- ) Letters to Edgar Jepson (1864-1938). London. 1909-1919.

Physical Description: 16 items.

Scope and Content Note

With these: 1 letter (February 28, 1961) from H. Alan Clodd to Russell about these copies.

Note

Typescript copies by John Gawsworth, Jepson's literary executor.
Box 1

Ephemera relating to Ezra Pound.

Physical Description: 21 items.
Box 1

Miscellaneous ephemera.

Physical Description: 7 items.
Box 1

Unidentified notes.

Physical Description: 13 items.
Box 1

Carter, Thomas H. William Carlos Williams: The Poet as Objectivist. n.p. 1959.

Physical Description: 85 leaves. Typescript (carbon).

Note

This was intended to be published by Russell, but only got as far as the galley proofs. Written as a thesis in 1956.
Box 1

Carter, Thomas H. William Carlos Williams: The Benediction of Things. n.p. 1959.

Physical Description: 20 leaves. Typescript.

Scope and Content Note

Title page, preface, dedication, headnote, introduction, author's note, appendix, only.

Note

These additions were added before they reached the galley proofs.
Box 1

Carter, Thomas H. William Carlos Williams: The Benediction of Things. n.p. 1959.

Physical Description: Galley proofs with holograph corrections.
Box 1

Carter, Thomas H. [Review of Hugh Kenner's Dublin's Joyce]. n.p. ca. 1956.

Physical Description: 7 leaves. Typescript with holograph corrections.
Box 1

Carter, Thomas H. A Cold Tune Amid Reeds. [Review of The Red Priest by Wyndham Lewis]. Martinsville, Virginia. 1956.

Physical Description: 7 leaves. Typescript.
Box 1

Nine (vol.4, no.3). London. August 1956.

Physical Description: Galley proofs.

Note

Never published.