Albert Burns, Robert Sproat, And Audrey Sproat Collection Of Laura (Riding) Jackson Correspondence,1968-1977

Collection Number: 6300

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Albert Burns, Robert Sproat, and Audrey Sproat collection of Laura (Riding) Jackson correspondence, 1968-1977 .
Collection Number:
6300
Creator:
Audrey Sproat.
Quantity:
.9 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, dissertation, clippings, essays, typescript articles, manuscript notes, and a story.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Correspondence among Albert Burns, Robert Sproat, Audrey Sproat, and Laura (Riding) Jackson, pertaining to Mr. Burns' dissertation. Also included are a photocopy of Mr. Burns' dissertation, clippings, essays, typescript articles, manuscript notes, and a story written by Laura (Riding) Jackson.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Albert Burns (d. 1969) was the author of the dissertation "Robert Graves and Laura Riding: A Literary Partnership." Robert Sproat was his adviser at Boston University. Audrey Sproat was Mr. Sproat's wife. Laura (Riding) Jackson (1901-1991) was a poet and a critic.
This correspondence, the gift of Audrey T. Sproat, wife of Robert H. Sproat, was donated to Cornell University in 1989.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Correspondence among Albert Burns, Robert Sproat, Audrey Sproat, and Laura (Riding) Jackson, pertaining to Mr. Burns' dissertation. Also included are a photocopy of Mr. Burns' dissertation, clippings, essays, typescript articles, manuscript notes, and a story written by Laura (Riding) Jackson.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Sproat, Audrey,
Burns, Albert.
Graves, Robert, 1895-
Jackson, Laura (Riding), 1901-
Sproat, Robert H.

Subjects:
American poetry--20th century.
Women poets, American.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Albert Burns, Robert Sproat, and Audrey Sproat collection of Laura (Riding) Jackson correspondence, 1968-1977. #6300. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Correspondence
Box 1 Folder 1
Albert Burns to L(R)J
Aug. 27, 1968-Feb. 1, 1969
Box 1 Folder 2
L(R)J to Albert Burns
Sept. 1, 1968-Feb. 20, 1969
Box 1 Folder 3
Robert Sproat to L(R)J
Aug. 5, 1969-June 17, 1976
Box 1 Folder 4
L(R)J to Robert Sproat
July 23, 1969-Nov. 22, 1969
Box 1 Folder 5
L(R)J to Robert Sproat
Dec. 13, 1969-Mar. 19, 1970
Box 1 Folder 6
L(R)J to Robert Sproat
Apr. 13, 1970-Aug. 26, 1970
Box 1 Folder 7
L(R)J to Robert Sproat
Sept. 15, 1970-May 30, 1971
Box 2 Folder 1
L(R)J to Robert Sproat
May 30, 1971-Sept. 16, 1971
Box 2 Folder 2
L(R)J to Robert Sproat
Oct. 3, 1971-May 18, 1972
Box 2 Folder 3
L(R)J to Robert Sproat
May 23, 1972-May 1, 1973
Box 2 Folder 4
L(R)J to Robert Sproat
May 11, 1973-July 1, 1976
Box 2 Folder 5
Audrey Sproat to L(R)J
Dec. 21, 1971-Dec. 25, 1989
Box 2 Folder 6
L(R)J to Audrey Sproat
Jan. 6, 1973-Dec. 19, 1979
Manuscripts
Box 3 Folder 1
"Descriptions of Planned Work," ts., 2 pp., carbon
n.d.
Box 3 Folder 2
"A Christmastime Story," ms. 3 pp.
1965
Box 3 Folder 2
"A Christmas Story" [final version], ts., 3 pp.
1966
Box 3 Folder 2
"A Christmas Story," ts., photocopy, 2 pp.
n.d.
Box 3 Folder 2
Alternate endings, 1 p.
Box 3 Folder 2
Explanatory note for Burns and Sproat, ts. and ms., 1 p.
Dec. 1973
Box 3 Folder 2
Note, ms. 1 p.
Aug. 2, 1977
Critical essays and articles
Box 3 Folder 3
"Robert Graves and Laura Riding: A Literary Partnership" [abstract of dissertation] by Albert William Burns, ts., 3 pp.; ts., photocopy, 3 pp.
1969
Box 3 Folder 3
"Princeton Wins the Wild West" by Daniel N. White, [source?], clipping, pp. 8-13
Feb. 13, 1973
Box 3 Folder 3
Robert Graves' Debt to Laura Riding" by Michael Krikham, Focus on Robert Graves, no. 3, ts. pp. 33-44, with note by L(R)J attached, 2 pp. and second copy
Dec. 1973
Box 3 Folder 3
"Despairs" [author?] ts. pp. 1-18, photocopy
Box 3 Folder 4
"Laura Riding Poems" by Michael Kirkham, from The Cambridge Quarterly 5, pp. 302-308
Spring 1971
Box 3 Folder 4
"The Seizin Press" by Hugh Ford in The Private Library, second series, Vol. 5: 3, pp. 121-128, with postscript by Laura (Riding) Jackson, pp. 139-147
Autumn 1972
Box 3 Folder 4
"The Seizin Press" photocopy of ts., pp. 1-19 + 3 pp., with revisions and corrections, 1 p.
Box 3 Folder 4
"An Ambition Beyond Poetry" [no author] in TLS, clipping, pp. 151-152
Feb. 9, 1973
Book-length projects
Box 3 Folder 5
"Robert Graves and Laura Riding: A Literary Partnership," by Albert William Burns, dissertation, ts., carbon, pp. 1-206; includes notes by Mrs. Jackson, in which she mentioned restrictions that are no long in place
1969
Box 3 Folder 6
"Robert Graves and Laura Riding..." (cont'd), ts., carbon, pp. 207-412