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Bertram R. Davis collection.

Collection consists of materials created and accumulated by Bertram R. Davis on the history of Bristol and the romantics. Includes correspondence between 164 correspondents, 45 manuscript groups, research notes, photographs, clippings, articles, offprints, excerpts, and other ephemera. Also included is a file of correspondence from Bertram donated by Kenneth Curry and a file of correspondence relating to portraits of Southey donated by Dr. Warren U. Ober.

Arranged in six series as follows:
1. Manuscripts Held in Trust
2. Chattertonian Manuscript;
3. Correspondence;
4. Articles, Offprints, etc.;
5. Bertram R. Davis Research Files;
6. Visual Materials.

Davis, Bertram R.

Kaufman, Paul.

File consists of fifty nine items of correspondence between Bertram R. Davis and Paul Kaufman.

Davis, Bertram R.

Kaufman, Paul.

File consists of thirty six items of correspondence between Bertram R. Davis and Paul Kaufman.

Davis, Bertram R.

Kaufman, Paul.

File consists of forty six items of correspondence between Bertram R. Davis and Paul Kaufman.

Davis, Bertram R.

Kaufman, Paul.

File consists of forty nine items of correspondence between Bertram R. Davis and Paul Kaufman.

Davis, Bertram R.

Kaufman, Paul.

File consists of forty one items of correspondence between Bertram R. Davis and Paul Kaufman.

Davis, Bertram R.

Kaufman, Paul.

File consists of sixty items of correspondence between Bertram R. Davis and Paul Kaufman.

Davis, Bertram R.

Howe, H.W.

File consists of twenty five items of correspondence between Bertram R. Davis and H.W. Howe of Keswick School and a page of recommendations of Davis' for Howe's work on Southey.

Davis, Bertram R.

Haugh, W.S.

File consists of four items of correspondence between Bertram R. Davis and W.S. Hough, Librarian, Bristol Public Libraries.

Davis, Bertram R.

Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, 1772-1834: Note.

Untitled note in Coleridge's hand. Original envelope states "Autograph of Coleridge with Southey's attestation." (Nothing in Southey's hand) 2 pages on one sheet. "Now placed in vol. II of S.T. Coleridges Poet & Dramatic Works - page 86. Side by side with the poem it gives in ms. E. Dowden July 30, 1883." Dowden was a distinguished early scholar in the Romantic movement.

Davis, Bertram R.

Gayford, J.C.

File consists of one item of correspondence from J.C. Gayford on behalf of The British Council.

Davis, Bertram R.

Flack, G. Ellis

File consists of three items of correspondence from G. Ellis Flack, librarian at The University, Notingham.

Davis, Bertram R.

Fitzgerald, Maurice H.

File consists of thirty nine items of correspondence from Maurice H. Fitzgerald and one from wife Isla Fitzgerald regarding her husband's death.

Davis, Bertram R.

d'Eca de Queiroz de Castro, Maria.

File consists of eight items of correspondence from Bertram R. Davis to Maria d'Eca de Queiroz de Castro. Note that correspondence between the two can also be found in File .

Davis, Bertram R.

Curry, Kenneth.

File consists of twenty nine items of correspondence from Bertram R. Davis to Kenneth Curry. Also includes pamphlets and offprints sent to Curry by Davis, and three photographs. Items were donated separately by Curry and as such are not included in File 74. Many items feature fire damage and in some cases words are illegible.

Davis, Bertram R.

Curry, Kenneth.

File consists of thirty eight items of correspondence from Bertram R. Davis to Kenneth Curry. Items were donated separately by Curry and as such are not included in File 74. Many items feature fire damage and in some cases words are illegible.

Davis, Bertram R.

Curry, Kenneth.

File consists of sixty five items of correspondence between Bertram R. Davis and Kenneth Curry.

Davis, Bertram R.

Curry, Kenneth.

File consists of eighty four items of correspondence between Bertram R. Davis and Kenneth Curry.

Davis, Bertram R.

Christ's Hospital.

File consists of four items of correspondence between Bertram R. Davis and the clerk of Christ's Hospital.

Davis, Bertram R.

Cabral, Adolfo de Oliveira.

File consists of twenty eight items of correspondence between Bertram R. Davis and Adolfo de Oliveira Cabral as well as an obituary for Cabral.

Davis, Bertram R.

Visual Materials

Series is comprised of visual materials accumulated by Bertram Davis. Includes a print of James Sharple's pastel portrait of Robert Southey.

Davis, Bertram R.

Boult, Nellie A.

File consists of forty three items of correspondence between Bertram R. Davis and Nellie A. Boult.

Davis, Bertram R.

Bertram R. Davis Research Files

Series consists of research files created and accumulated by Bertram R. Davis on his various areas of interest. Includes files on Coleridge, Wordsworth, Chatterton, Southey, Lamb, and others, as well as personal research files.

Davis, Bertram R.

Catcott, George : Chattertonian Manuscript.

File consists of a typed transcription of the Chattertonian Manuscript, possibly by George Catcott. The manuscript is comprised of works by Chatterton, a history of the Rowley affair, letters from Chatterton to Catcott, with notes by Catcott throughout. This typed copy has been bound together with an index and table of contents. In the front of the book is laid in a signature of Thomas Chatterton and its accompanying auction notice, as well as a letter regarding the authenticity of the signature. Also included is a print showing George Catcott.

Davis, Bertram R.

Wordsworth, William 1770-1850: "Inscription for a Seat by a Road Side, Halfway Up a Steep Hill, Facing the South": clipping.

Clipping of poem "Inscription for a Seat by a Road Side, Half Way up a Steep Hill, Facing the South" Morning Post (?) no. 10, 021 (Oct. 21, 1800?) ("thou, who in youthful vigour rich, and light") initialed W.W. in Wordsworth's autograph. Possibly actually T.S. Coleridge's poem.

Davis, Bertram R.

Unknown list.

Autograph glossary of dialect terms (Scottish?; Lake District?) one sheet (2 pages) in an unknown hand.

Davis, Bertram R.

Southey, Robert 1774-1843: Southey's Commonplace Book, Second Series.

Autograph notes published in Southey's Common-Place book, Second Series. Ed. John Wood Warter, London, Longmans, 1849. (Titles and a few footnotes supplied in pencil by Warter). Notes are listed below and keyed to the pages in which they appear in the Common-Place book. The first number is the page; the second gives the note's place on the page; a partial note at the top of a page is counted as no. 1. 403-2,5 404-2,3,4 405-2,3 406-2,3,4,5 407-2 516-6 517-1,2,3 518-2 519-1,2 521-4 635-3,4,5,6,7,8 636-5,6 637-4,5,6,7 638-2,3,4,5,6 639-2,5,6 640-2,3,4,8 641-3,4,6 642-2,4,5 643-1,3 644-2,5,6,7 645-1,2,4 646-2,3,4,5,6,7 647-1,7,8 648-2,6 650-4 651-2,3,5,6 652-3,6, 653-2,4,5,6, 654-2,3,5 655-3,4,6,7 656-2,6,7 657-2,5,6 658-1,2,3,5 659-2 660-2 661-3,4,5 662-4 663-4,6 664-2,3,5 665-3 666-2,5,9 667-2,3,4,5,7
*668-1,2,3 and "the Old Tradesman's oath at Lucca"

Davis, Bertram R.

Southey, Robert 1774-1843: Pages from one of Southey's notebooks.

Autograph pages from one of Southey's notebooks. Includes lists of Mexican, Greek, Oriental, Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish names for possible use in his poetry. Includes ideas for subjects for poems. One or two of the names may have a genuine connection with the poetry of Coleridge. One leaf in Spanish, headed "Papel publico em Madrid..." Nine leaves. Also included is the original auction advertisement for the group.

Davis, Bertram R.

Offprints, Articles, etc.

File consists of articles, offprints, excerpts from books and other items accumulated by Bertram R. Davis in the course of his research and study on Bristol and the romantics. Some offprints are presentation copies and feature inscriptions to Davis. A number of Davis' correspondents are represented through the articles in this series.

Davis, Bertram R.

Southey, Robert 1774-1843: Note, sentence in Robert Southey's hand on the verso of a frank of John Rickman.

Autograph sentence on the back of a frank of John Rickman, Clerk of the House of Commons. "If anything can be more detestable...it is the manner in which there have been attempts to gloss over actions which public opinion..." The small paper fragment has been set into a larger sheet of paper showing an explanation of the item.

Davis, Bertram R.

Southey, Robert, 1774-1843: ALS, 1836 March 22, Keswick, to unknown correspondent.

Autograph letter. March 22, 1836. Hopes that the recipient obtains "the object of your petition." No Englishman had before him completed the expedition from Peru over the Andes and down the greatest river in South America. All merchants who trade with that part of the world have gained valuable information from his journal of the expedition.

Davis, Bertram R.

Correspondence

Series consists of approximately 5,900 items of correspondence between 165 correspondents. Includes correspondence to and from Bertram R. Davis, correspondence to and from unknown correspondents, and correspondence between others. Also includes two files of correspondence on a specific topic. One file is on portraits of Southey and the other is on the Portugues author Jose Maria de Eca de Queiroz.
Correspondents include: All American Cables Baldwyn, L. Bathietwell, William Beddoe, Dorothy Bell, Whitefield Jr. Bennett, Rhoda Bentley, G.E. Jr. Bernard Quariten Ltd. Blunden, Edmund Boots Cash Chemists Boult, Nellie A. Boyce, R.R. Brace, Keith Bremer, Heather Bremner, Robert British Council, The British Museum, The Bronson, Bertrand Browning, Daphne DuMaurier Buchan, Alexander M. Cabral, Adolfo De Oliveira Cabral, Maria de Gloria Ramos de Oliveira Calme, John Carnall, Geoffrey Cartwright, Revd. Canon R.F. Cascas, Artur Simoes Charles Lamb Society Bulletin Cheyne, A.D. Gordon Christ’s Hosptial Coburn, Kathleen Collis, Ivan Crook, Arthur Crowsley, Ernest G. Curry, Kenneth Darbshire, Helen Davis, Annabel Davis, Doris Davis, Watson de Eca de Queiroz, Antonio de Eca de Quieroz de Castro, Maria De Sousa-Lead, J. do Ceu Costa, Maria Early, Benjamin W. Early, Margaret Sue Edward, P. Welson Espstein, Jason Faliscue-Brickdale, Matthew Filler, Louis Fisher, Dorothy Fitzgerald, Maurice Flack, Ellis Flack, G. Ellis Fox, Levi Gandy, Norman Gardner, WH. Garlick, Kenneth Gayford, J.C. Gibbs, Donald T. Goodland, Alice Green-Armytage, R.N. Griggs, Earl Leslie Haller, William Harris, Roy Haugh, W.S. Havens, Raymond D. Heaton, P. Highman, Norman His Excellency the Portuguese Ambassador Hoover, Ben Hope, Warren T. Hough, Henry B. Howe, H.W. Hynes, Mary Kaderley, Nat Lewis Kaderly, Nat Lewis Kaufman, Paul Keens, R. Lyall Kew, S.F. Kopaitic, Boris (Commander) Kuhn, A.J. Kurahashi, J. Lamoine, Georges Laverick, D.M. Lee, Chi-Pui Lindsay, Philip C. Looker, Samuel J. Lowes, John Livingston Mabbott, Thomas Ollive Manogue, Ralph Anthony Mansfield, John Mason, A.S. Massey-Stewart, John McElderry, Bruce Robert Merritt, Theodore E. Metford, J.C.J. Meyerstein, E.H.W. Middendorf, John H. Middleton, Arthur Pierce Miller, C.A. Mooman, Mary Moore, R.W. Morgan, P.F. Morley, E.J. Morris, Christopher Munday, Katherine Mure, G.R.G. New House Museum Nowell, Charles Nunes de Silva, Henrique Ober, Warrun U. Ormond, R.L. Osborne, Edgar Peck, Walter Edwin Penney, Clara L. Pinney, Hester Pinto, Abranches Pleasance, Antony C. Polhemus, George W. Prabhakar, T. Pugsley, N.S.E. Purchase, J.L. Raepe, Elizabeth Ramos, Charles Rawnsley, E.F. Rawnsley, H.D. Reeves, Florence S. Rich, Norman Rodgers, Betsy Ross, Archibald Ross, James Russell, P.E. Shaffer, Elinor Shaver, Chester L. Simmons, Jack Smith, Elsie Smith, H.G. Sproule, Hugh Sypher, Gale Sypher, Lucy Sypher, Wylie Taylor, Donald Taylor, L. Acland Taylor, Rachel Thompson, J.E. Thone, Frank Times Literary Supplement, The Times, The Times, The Turnbull, J.M. University of Toronto Quarterly Usher, H.W.F. Wakefield, [?] Waller, Robert Wallis, F.S. Wasserman, Earl R. Watson, Rowland Wells, Charles West, S. George Whalley, George Whiting, F. Wilkinson, Norman B. Williams, M.G. Williams, Rev. H. Fulford Wilson, R.A.
*Woof, Robert

Davis, Bertram R.

Southey, Robert, 1774-1843: ALS, 1835 Dec. 21, Keswick, to the Rev. John Horseman, Heydon.

Autograph letter to the Rev. John Horseman. December 21, 1835. "Renewing the acquaintance of his correspondent and giving him an account of himself and his family, referring to the tragic state (insanity) of his wife" (Southey at his best as a letter-writer).
Published in Kenneth Curry's New Letters, v. 2 p. 433.

Davis, Bertram R.

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