Register of the Gael Turnbull. Letters to Cid Corman and miscellaneous papers

Mandeville Special Collections Library 0175S
UC, San Diego
La Jolla, CA 92093-0175
Phone: (858) 534-2533
Fax: (858) 534-5950
Email: spcoll@ucsd.edu
Repository Website: http://orpheus.ucsd.edu/speccoll/
© 1997
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Register of the Gael Turnbull. Letters to Cid Corman and miscellaneous papers,1957-1982

MSS 0045

Mandeville Special Collections Library

GEISEL LIBRARY



UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO

La Jolla, CA 92093-0175

Contact Information:

  • Mandeville Special Collections Library 0175S
  • UC, San Diego
  • La Jolla, CA 92093-0175
  • Phone: (858) 534-2533
  • Fax: (858) 534-5950
  • Email: spcoll@ucsd.edu
  • Repository Website: http://orpheus.ucsd.edu/speccoll/
© 1997 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
This file last updated: July 1997.

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.

CONTAINER LIST

Accession Processed in 1989

 

LETTERS TO CID CORMAN

Box 1, Folder 1

Letters to Cid Corman, 1966 -1982

 

MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS

Box 1, Folder 2

ILIADOS A,

Additional Note

Typescripts with holograph corrections.
Box 1, Folder 3

On translating Homer or anyone else,

Additional Note

Typescript, includes "AURORA" -signed broadside.
Box 1, Folder 4

REAL MCCOY - program for the production,

Additional Note

The play was performed in Worcester, England. Also included is the text of Turnbull's poem "A Threnody for McCoy," signed.
Box 1, Folder 5

Seven from Stifford's Bridge, 1965

Additional Note

MS and envelope; mimeograph, signed.