H.L. Davis (1884-1960) was a poet and novelist. His poetry was first published in Chicago's
Poetry Magazine in 1919. In 1927, he wrote a pamphlet,
Status Rerum, with James Stevens, attacking the literary establishment of Oregon and Washington. He also wrote novels, stories and sketches.
Honey in the Horn (1935), won the Pulitzer Prize. The collection consists of literary manuscripts of
Beulah Land and
Winds of Morningas well as typescripts, galley proofs, page proofs, and a holograph manuscript.
Davis was born on October 18, 1894 in Rone's Mill, near Roseburg, Oregon; graduated from high school in The Dalles in 1912,
then worked as a deputy county assessor and as a member of a survey crew, but still had insufficient funds to enroll at Stanford
University; drafted into the army in 1918, where he served as a clerk; wrote poetry published in Chicago's Poetry Magazine in 1919; worked at various jobs while writing poetry in the 1920s; in 1927 wrote a pamphlet, Status Rerum, with James Stevens, attacking the literary establishment of Oregon and Washington; married and moved to Winslow, Washington
in 1928, where he began writing stories and sketches which appeared in American Mercury, Collier's, and the Saturday Evening Post; wrote Proud Riders and Other Poems (1942), and the novels Honey in the Horn (1935), winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Harp of a Thousand Strings (1947), Beulah Land (1949), Winds of Morning (1952), and The Distant Music (1957); he died on October 31, 1960.
2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
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