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Platform Magazine Collection


Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

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Woods, Frederick

Platform magazine was a quarterly periodical published in London from 1952 to 1955 by Frederick Woods, and edited by Woods and Bernard Bergonzi.

The collection consists of miscellaneous papers of Platform magazine which include correspondence, typescripts, poems, galley proofs, and newspaper clippings. The correspondence includes two letters from Harold Owen to Frederick Woods, editor of the Platform, about his brother, the Scottish poet Wilfred Owen. There are two letters from Woods to Allen Tate about sending him the material in this collection, one letter from Tate to Woods, one letter from Sydney Goodsir Smith to Woods, one letter from Marvin Mudrich, and two letters in French, from François Parché to a Monsieur Eduard Champion. The poems include an English translation (9 pp., typescript) of The Serpent by the French poet Paul Valéry, translated by Charles Higham, which includes holograph corrections. Also included are two typescript poems in Scottish: Robert Garioch Sutherland's "Thoughts During a Music Festival" and Sydney Goodsir Smith's "The Kenless Strand." In addition, there are two galley proofs, as well as proof pages, of the summer 1955 edition of Platform, with autograpah corrections and annotations by G. S. Fraser, Nicholas Moore, Bernard Bergonzi, and Sydney Goodsir Smith.

Folders are arranged by genre/form in this order: correspondence, typescript of Valéry poem, galley proofs, proof sheets, and newspaper clippings.

Source of acquisition is unknown.

Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.

No appraisal information is available.

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Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Collection Inventory

Correspondence Between Harold Owen, Frederick Woods, Allen Tate, and Sydney Smith, 1927-1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

carbon Typescript of the French Poem "The Serpent" of Paul Valery, Translated by Charles Higham, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Gallery Proofs, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Proof Sheets, 1955. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Newspaper Clippings, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

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