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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.

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.

Flack, G. Ellis

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

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.

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.

Rich, Norman.

File consists of one item of correspondence from Norman Rich of The Western Daily Press & Bristol Mirror.

Davis, Bertram R.

Ross, James.

File consists of three items of correspondence from James Ross of City and Council of Bristol Public Libraries.

Davis, Bertram R.

Sypher, Wylie.

File consists of forty seven items of correspondence from Wylie Sypher as well as one joke poem written by Wylie Sypher about E.H.W. Meyerstein.

Davis, Bertram R.

Thompson, J.E.

File consists of one item of correspondence from J.E. Thompson of Keswick School House, Cumberland.

Davis, Bertram R.

Times, The.

File consists of three items of correspondence from Bertram R. Davis to The Times.

Davis, Bertram R.

Waller, Robert.

File consists of two items of correspondence from Robert Waller of the British Broadcasting Company.

Davis, Bertram R.

Wilkinson, Norman B.

File consists of four items of correspondence between Bertram R. Davis and Norman B. Wilkinson or the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.

Davis, Bertram R.

Correspondence regarding Southey portraits.

File consists of thirty two items of correspondence between Bertram R. Davis and others regarding portraits of Southey and contemporaries. Also includes a clipping on portraits of Sara Coleridge and Edith May Southey as well as photocopy of "Breun's Manuscript Catalogue of Engraved Portraits." A glass jar of shells collected by Southey's daughter Edith May (later Warter) and presented to Bertram R. Davis by Edith's granddaughter Mrs. F.F. Boult is also included. File and shells were donated separately by Dr. Warren U. Ober in 2012.
Correspondents include: Baldwyn, L (Folio Fine Art Ltd.) British Museum, The (Prints and Portraits) Curry, Kenneth Fox, Levi (The Shakespeare Birthplace and Trust) Gandy, Norman (Keswick Museum) Garlick, Kenneth Kuhn, A.J. New House Museum, Curator Ormond, R.L. (National Portrait Gallery) Simmons, Jack
*Warter, Henry de Grey

Davis, Bertram R.

Barrett, William : History & Antiquities of the City of Bristol : excerpt.

File consists of a an excerpt from the original 1789 edition of William Barrett's "History & Antiquities of the City of Bristol." This excerpt relates to Chatterton, and includes inserted plates, some of which may be extraneous. Barrett was known to have believed Chatterton's Rowley story and to have published the information as fact, before the scandal broke.

Davis, Bertram R.

Brief Articles and Notes. Philological Quarterly XXIX, no.4 (1950): 413-48.

File consists of the section "Brief Articles and Notes" from volume XXIX, no. 4 of Philological Quarterly. This section contains a short article by Raymond D. Havens titled "A Theft in the Annual Register" pages 416-417. A presentation copy, the inscription on the recto reads "Bertram Davis in his eager intellect in literature may find something of interest here, but hardly on pg. 416-417. R.D. Havens."

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Davis, Bertram R. : Some Literary Associations of Bristol.

File consists of a transcription of a lecture by Bertram R. Davis titled "Some Literary Associations of Bristol" given at the British Council Centre as part of a course on English Language and Literature arranged by the British Council on August 6th, 1953. Also includes two additional copies of the portion of the talk regarding Robert Southey.

Davis, Bertram R.

Davis, Bertram R. : Thomas Chatterton 1752-1770 A Lecture at the Opening of Chatterton House, Redcliffe.

File consists of a transcription of a lecture given by Bertram R Davis on Thomas Chatterton for the opening of Chatterton House on October 20, 1958. The transcript shows edits and changed by Davis. Also includes a portion of a revised transcript. Chatterton house has since been torn down and the commemorative plaque from the occasion has been moved to the office building now on the lot.

Davis, Bertram R.

A Note on Captain John Williams of the Chilean Navy.

File consists of "A Note on Captain John Williams of the Chilean Navy" by an unknown author. The information was written up for Bertram R. Davis on the bequest of H.W.F. Usher, around the time of the Chilean war ship named for John Williams coming to Bristol under command of Commander Boris Kopaitic.

Davis, Bertram R.

Observer, March 29, 1970.

File consists of a copy of the March 29, 1970 edition of Observer magazine from The Observer newspaper. This issue includes an article on Wordsworth.

Davis, Bertram R.

Raymond D. Havens, reviews of The Early Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth, ed. by Ernest de Selincourt and Wordsworth's Anticlimax, by Willard L. Sperry and "Wordsworth's Aesthetic Development, 1795-1802", by O.J. Campbell and P. Mueschke in Essays and Studies in English and Comparative Literature, Modern Languages Notes (1936): 389-93.

File consists of Raymond D. Havens' reviews of Ernest de Silencourt's "The Early Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth", William L. Sperry's "Wordsworth's Anticlimax", and O.J. Campbell and P. Mueschke's "Wordsworth's Aesthetic Development, 1795-1802" in "Essay and Studies in English and Comparative Literature." A presentation copy, the recto inscription reads "B.R. Davis and Mrs. Davis and Paul with happy memories. R.D. Havens."

Davis, Bertram R.

Raymond D. Havens, reviews of The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth: The Middle Years, ed, by Ernest de Selincourt and "Coleridge's Dejection: an Ode", by Ernest de Selincourt in Essays and Studies by Members of the English Association, collected by Helen Darbshire, Modern Languages Notes (1938): 395-6.

File consists of Raymond D. Havens' review of both Ernest de Selincourt's "The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth: The Middles Years" and Ernest de Selincourt's "Coleridege's Dejection: an Ode" in "Essays and Studies by Members of the English Association" collected by Helen Darbshire. A presentation copy, the recto inscription reads "There's a new Southey item in Review of English Studies for April 1938 R.D.H."

Davis, Bertram R.

Southey, Robert. Mary, the Maid of the Inn. London:

File consists of one illustrated short-story titled "Mary, the Maid of the Inn; An Affecting Narrative: Detailing, her Unfortunate and Ill-Requited Attachment; Her Singular Courage, and the Miraculous Manner in Which She Becomes an Instrument in the Discovery of a Murder, and Brining One of the Perpetrators to Condign Punishment. Describing, Also, the Wandering of the Unfortunate Mary, who Becomes a Wretched Maniac. From the Celebrated Poem, by Robert Southey, Which is Also Added Hereto." The book formerly belonged to Doris Davis.

Davis, Bertram R.

Personal research.

File consists of miscellaneous personal research material created or accumulated by Bertram R. Davis. Includes correspondence from Rev. R.F. Cartwright and Margaret Hine, copies, articles, forty one clippings, one unidentified photograph, and other ephemera.

Davis, Bertram R.

Print of James Sharples' pastel of Robert Southey, by Edward Everard.

File consists of one print of a pastel drawing of Robert Southey, by Edward Everard. The original pastel was done by James Sharples. The print was framed and the mat reads "Robert Southey by Edward Everard after pastel by James Sharples Bristol Art Union Extra Prize, 1907." Also includes the original frame and portion of a clipping that was found with it.

Davis, Bertram R.

Bertram R. Davis "Robert Southey" Collection.

The collection centres on Robert Southey and Bristol and gives an overview of the social, political, and literary upheaval which gave birth to the Romantic movement and shaped the rest of the nineteenth century. The collection also contains material on Spain, Portugal and Brazil, Russia and Napoleon, France and the Revolution, as well as numerous works on travel in the British Isles and elsewhere. Also present is a selection of twentieth-century works which elucidate Bertram Davis' interests, friendships, and scholarly connections.

Almost all of Robert Southey's published works are represented, and almost all of these are in the first edition. Several works were formerly owned by Robert Southey.

The University of Waterloo has published a catalogue of the collection: Catalogue of the Bertram R. Davis "Robert Southey" Collection compiled by Jane Britton (PR4467 .U55x 1990).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Chattertonian Manuscript

File consists of one manuscript titled "Chattertonian ms." The manuscript itself is a transcribed typed copy of the original, which was compiled and written by George Catcott. Catcott was the first person to be approached by Chatterton regarding the Thomas Rowley poems. The manuscript includes passages from works by Thomas Chatterton, letters to and from Catcott and Chatterton, as well as notes by Catcott on Chatterton and the Thomas Rowley affair. Inlaid in the front of the book is a signature of Thomas Chatterton's as well as a letter addressing the authenticity of the signature. Also included is a print of George Catcott. The bookplate reads "Conrad P. Fry oneth me is me jure tenet, and this booke confesse to be quieunque me invenit."

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 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.

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.

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.

Kaufman, Paul.

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

Davis, Bertram R.

Kew. S.F.

File consists of one item of correspondence from S.F. Kew of Bristol Literary Dinners.

Davis, Bertram R.

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