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Lusk Collection - Catalogue: Box 1

Listed by Charlotte Fisher, Modern Manuscripts Assistant. June 1992.

BOX 1

A: CORRESPONDENCE ABOUT THE COLLECTION: 1991- 2.

6 letters (Dates: 21 Sept. 1991- 2 June 1992):

  • Photocopies of 2 ALS and 1 TLS from John H. Jones to JCL.
  • 2 ALS from JCL to Jones.
  • 1 TLS from JCL to Jones.

B: BLACK FILE OF WRITINGS BY DJTL, MOSTLY POETRY WITH LOOSE INSERTIONS.

"Three zerox copies of the entire contents of this file were made for JCL and his sisters." (Jones.)
First page has the typed dedication: "Mother and Daddy With Love From David." 25 Dec. 1937. The second page has a title for the file: "Words, Words, Words. The Collected Psongs of David."
The file is divided into sections given the following titles by DJTL:

Rugby, 1934. Includes:

  • Parody of Matthew Arnold's "Sorab and Rustum" with Special Reference to Lines 302- 318.
  • 'On Hearing Prof. A.J.Toynbee Say Kilomatre When Broadcasting'.

Oxford, 1935- 7. Includes:

  • General Knowledge, published in The Spectator, 25 Dec. 1936. No. 5 661. See C1 1 viii for a copy of The Spectator No. 5 661.
  • General Knowledge by IT; a reply to DJTL's poem. Copies of poems sent from DJTL to IT and from IT to DJTL.
  • Poems about rowing, Oxford University Air Squadron, the Student Christian Movement and the lectures of Prof. H.H.Price.
  • Poems rejected by The Oxford Magazine, Punch, The Spectator The Cherwell and New Statesman.
  • The Modern Undergraduate. Educated in the Holidays from Rugchester. Published in The Isis, 9 June 1937. See C1 1 viii for a copy of the paper.
  • Copy of letter from DJTL to the Editor of The Spectator. Published in the edition of 13 Dec. 1935.

Glasgow, 1937. Includes:

  • Reply poem to General Knowledge by IT. From The Spectator, 31 Dec. 1937. No. 5 714. For a copy of No. 5 714: see C1 1 viii.

The following, with the notes passim were added at various times since Christmas, 1937. Includes:

  • General Knowledge. Rejected by The Spectator, Dec. 1938.

Jewels Five Words Long and Others. Includes:

  • General Knowledge. Sent to a New Statesman competition, Dec. 1939.

Enclosures:

  • 1 AMS "Quite the Thing. Recollections of a Visit to Oxford 23- 25 February , 1940. DJTL. 2l.
  • Rejection slip from Cherwell.
  • Cutting of DJTL's letter published in The Spectator. 13 Dec. 1935. 1l.
  • 4 typed copies and 1 autograph copy of poems by [DJTL].
  • 1 TLS from Derek Verschoyle, Literary Editor, The Spectator to DJTL. 19 Dec. 1938. 1l.
  • The contents of the file are typed with handwritten annotations. 74l.

C1: WRITINGS BY DJTL:

1. Diary of holiday abroad. June 24- Aug. 8 1935.

Typewritten account of holiday in the continent during which DJTL visited Vienna, went on a walking tour in the Wiener - Wald, participated in a work camp in Gramatneusiedl, stayed with a German family in Heidlberg and went on a cycling tour in Germany. Includes postcards and photographs (Dbase. DLC01.001- DCL01.002). 20l.
Enclosures: Part of a photograph album. Contains photographs of: DJTL's holiday described in his typewritten account (1935); Switzerland (1936?); Austria (1936); the "Queen Mary"; Oxford University Air Squadron Camps at Eastchurch (1936) and Ford (1937). 11l. Dbase: DLC01.003- DLC01.064. 3 pamphlets in German.


2. Incomplete copy of B in file with black coloured cover. 57l. Annotated by DJTL.

Also includes: 1 TL rejection letter from The Spectator. [1938]. 1l.
Enclosure: 1 typed copy of poem by DJTL. n.d. 1l.

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- - Charlotte Fisher, Modern Manuscripts Assistant. June 1992.


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