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Finding Aid for the John Gawsworth Papers, 1945-1954
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Description
Terence Ian Fytton Armstrong (1912-1970) was the founding editor (1939-41) and London editor (1957-8) of the English Digest, London editor of the Literary Digest (1946-9), and editor of Poetry Review (1948-52). He also published books of poetry under the pseudonym John Gawsworth. The collection consists of 3 drafts of a biography of author Arthur Machen, including holograph and typescript manuscripts, plus a questionnaire sent to Machen and filled out by him by biographer John Gawsworth (a pseudonym for Terence Ian Fytton Armstrong).
Background
Terence Ian Fytton Armstrong was born on June 29, 1912 in Kensington, London, England; attended Manor House School, Sussex and Linton House School and Merchant Taylors' School, London; became Freeman of the City of London, and of Merchant Taylors' Company, London, 1935; coordinator of Neo-Georgian lyric poetry movement, 1937; became London archivist for Brandaris Insurance Company, 1960; founding editor (1939-41) and London editor (1957-8) of English Digest; London editor of Literary Digest (1946-9), and editor of Poetry Review, 1948-52; published books of poetry under the pseudonym John Gawsworth: Confession (1931), Flesh of Cypris (1936), and The Collected Poems of John Gawsworth (1948); other books include Above the River (1931), Apes, Japes and Hitlerism: a Study and Bibliography of P. Wyndham Lewis (1932), and The Dowson Legend (1939); won Benson Medal of the Royal Society of Literature in 1939; He died on September 23, 1970.
Extent
2 boxes (1.0 linear ft.)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
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