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Derek Patmore Papers

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Patmore, Derek, 1908-1972

Great-grandson of the noted English poet Coventry Patmore, Derek Patmore was not only a poet but also a journalist, translator, and writer on interior decoration.

The collection consists of selected papers of Patmore. Included are typescripts for The Feverish Interlude, published as Private History: An Autobiography (1960); The Star and the Crescent: An Anthology of Modern Turkish Poetry (1946), chosen and translated by Patmore, with a few translations by Lord Dunsany; and Aegean Interlude: Pages from a Greek Journal, 1945-1946, an unpublished book. Also present are manuscripts for a poem and two articles, and a commonplace book (1929-1931) containing notes on interviews with Michael Arlen, Rosita Forbes, Rebeccca West, W. B. Maxwell, Paul Robeson, Tallulah Bankhead, Cecil Beaton, and others.

The manuscripts were published as Private History: An Autobiography (London: J. Cape, 1960) and The Star and the Crescent: An Anthology of Modern Turkish Poetry (London: Constable & Co., 1946)

Purchased from Phoros Books in 1992 (AM1992-129).

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Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager (2015) in 2012.

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Publisher
Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Date
2008
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Collection Inventory

Aegean Interlude: Pages from a Greek Journal, 1945-1946, 1963. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

T.Ms.S. never published.

Physical Description

1 folder

The Feverish Interlude: The Autobiography of Derek Patmore, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

T.M.S. incomplete. Published as "Private History" (London, Cape, 1960).

Physical Description

1 folder

The Star and the Crescent: Modern Turkish Poetry, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

T.Ms. An anthology chosen and translated by Derek Patmore, also translations by Lord Dunsany published 1946 (London, Constable, and Co.).

Physical Description

1 folder

Miscellaneous Manuscripts, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

T.Ms. New British Films (review), Marriage Guidance (poem), New Images of Greece (article).

Physical Description

1 folder

Commonplace Book, 1921-1931. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

A.Ms. notebook with notes on interviews with various people.

Physical Description

1 folder

Notebook, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

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