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Contact Infomation:

Special Collections

MSU  Libraries

366 W. Circle Drive

East Lansing, MI 48824

517.884.6471

E-mail:spc@mail.lib.msu.edu

URL: http://specialcollections.lib.msu.edu

Date Received:

Unknown

Date Processed:

Unknown

Acquisitions Information:

Gift

Preferred Citation:

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information:  Box number, Folder number and/or title, Rex Warner Papers, MSS 45, Special Collections, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Copyright Notice:

Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this archive, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Usage Restrictions:

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

The Rex Warner Papers will be open and available for use in the Special Collections Reading Room.

Photoduplication Restrictions:

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Collection Summary:

Correspondence (1936-1970), autobiographical materials, photograph; draft manuscripts, galley and page proofs for twelve of Warner’s published works.

Historical Background:

British novelist, Greek scholar, poet, translator, and critic. Born March 9, 1905, Birmingham, Warwickshire, Eng. Died June 24, 1986, Wallingford, Oxfordshire.  After graduating from Wadham College, Oxford (1928), Warner was a schoolteacher in England and Egypt. In the 1940s he served as director of the British Institute in Athens. He moved to the United States in 1961 and was professor of English at the University of Connecticut from 1964 to 1974. (Encyclopedia Britannica)

Processing Note:

Unknown

Arrangement:


Box

Folder

Description

1

1

Autobiographical materials, photograph. n.d.

2

Notes on letters from Rex Warner to C. J. Greenwood

3

Correspondence, 1936-1937

4

Correspondence, 1938

5

Correspondence, 1939

6

Correspondence, 1940

7

Correspondence, 1941-1942

8

Correspondence, 1943-1944

9

Correspondence, 1945-1946

10

Correspondence, 1947-1949

11

Correspondence, 1950

12

Correspondence, 1951

13

Correspondence, 1952-1954

14

Correspondence, 1960-1970

15

Notebook.  Draft mss. of

  • “T.E. Lawrence” 35 p.
  • “Nansen” [Fridtj of Nansen] 32 p.
  • “Why Was I Killed?” [Prologue, Chapters 1-3]

16-18

Notebooks. Continuation of draft ms. of  “Why Was I Killed?” [Ch. 4-8]

19

Why Was I Killed?  Marked proof.

20

The Medea of Euripides. 1944.  (Translation and Introduction)

Draft manuscript (two notebooks) and marked copy.

The Wild Goose Chase. 1944.

21

Draft ms. Part I

22

Draft ms. Part II

23

Galley proofs

24

Marked proofs

25

Poems  1937.

Draft mss (three notebooks)

Author’s corrected proof

26

Poems and Contradictions(Working title: “Poems, 1937-1945”)

Marked proof, author’s notes

The Professor

27

Author’s summary of the novel,

Draft manuscript in bound notebook (Book 1)

28

Draft manuscript (Book  2)

29

Typescript

30

Author’s marked copy

Box

Folder

Description

2

1

The Cult of Power[1946]

Draft Ms – notebook

Chapter 5 – The Allegorical Method – typescript

Page proofs

2

The Hippolytus[1947]

Author’s marked copy

3

Men of Stones

Galley proofs

The Aerodrome

4-5

Draft ms – notebook

Notes and poems

Galley proofs

6

Xenophone. Manuscript translation

7

“Freedom of Expression”

Draft manuscript – notebook. ca. 1945.

8

Ovid’s Metamorphoses– Introduction.




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