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Register of the Gael Turnbull. Letters to Cid Corman and miscellaneous papers
MSS 0045  
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  • DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY
  • Preferred Citation
  • ABSTRACT
  • BIOGRAPHY
  • SCOPE AND CONTENT

  • DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

    Title: Gael Turnbull. Letters to Cid Corman and miscellaneous papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1957-1982
    Collection number: MSS 0045
    Extent: 0.20 linear feet (1 archives box)
    Repository: Mandeville Special Collections Library, Geisel Library, UC, San Diego
    La Jolla, CA 92093-0175
    Shelf Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
    Language: English.

    Preferred Citation

    Gael Turnbull. Letters to Cid Corman and miscellaneous papers, MSS 0045. Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD.

    ABSTRACT

    Papers of the poet Gael Turnbull, containing correspondence, manuscripts of poems, translations, and ephemera. The correspondence consists of letters written to the poet and editor Cid Corman during the period 1965-1982. The collection also includes typescripts of the poem "Iliados A," a typescript of the essay "On translating Homer or Anyone Else," a printed broadside of the poem "Aurora," a program for a production of "The Real McCoy," and manuscripts and printed editions of the poem "Seven from Stifford's Bridge."

    BIOGRAPHY

    Gael Lundin Turnbull was born on April 7, 1928, in Edinburgh, Scotland. He received a B.A. from Cambridge University (1948) and an M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania (1951). In addition to his career as a physician and anesthesiologist, he is also an accomplished poet and has published over twenty volumes of poetry.

    SCOPE AND CONTENT

    Accession Processed in 1989

    The Gael Turnbull Papers are arranged in two series: 1) LETTERS TO CID CORMAN and 2) MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS.
    SERIES 1: LETTERS TO CID CORMAN
    The LETTERS TO CID CORMAN series dates from 1966 to 1982 and contains over sixty letters from Turnbull. Topics of discussion include poetry, Turnbull's hospital duties, his family life, and their mutual friends, including Basil Bunting, who was a strong influence on Turnbull. The letters are arranged chronologically.
    SERIES 2: MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS
    The series includes typescripts of the poem "Iliados A," a typescript of the essay "On translating Homer or Anyone Else," a printed broadside of the poem "Aurora," a program for a production of "The Real McCoy," and manuscripts and printed editions of the poem "Seven from Stifford's Bridge." The materials are arranged alphabetically.