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Clark Mixon Emery papers

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Correspondence with Ezra Pound

Correspondence with Sheri Martinelli, Mary de Rachewitz, others

Periodicals, newspapers, clippings, typescripts, and transcripts

Correspondence with Ronald Perry, poetry by Ronald Perry

Photocopies of correspondence with Ezra Pound from Box 1 in collection



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Collection Overview

Title: Clark Mixon Emery papers, 1939-1981Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates:1948-1959

ID: ASM0064

Creator: Emery, Clark Mixon (1909-)

Extent: 5.0 Boxes

Arrangement:

In box 1, the folders containing correspondence from Ezra Pound are chronologically arranged.

In the inventory list, the names and descriptions of the folders for Pound's correspondence match the original titles by Clark Mixon Emery. Hence, some are written in first-person, for example: "Pound declines to read a thesis about him by a former student of mine [Clarke Emery] - R. Landini, I think."

Formats/Genres: Clippings, Envelopes, Essays, Letters, Manuscripts, Martinelli, Sheri - Correspondence, Notes, Pamphlets, Photocopies, Photographs, Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972 - Correspondence, Transcripts, Typescripts

Languages: English, Italian, Dutch;Flemish, French, German

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Clark Mixon Emery Papers consists of materials regarding the 20th century modernist expatriate American poet Ezra Pound (1885-1972).

A total of 53 letters and postcards by Ezra Pound addressed mostly to Emery written from September 4th, 1951 to August 1st, 1959 are held in this collection, predominantly written during Pound's stay in the St. Elizabeth Hospital where he was treated for mental illness until 1958. Some letters by his wife Dorothy are included as well. Most of the letters are typed, and about half are signed. Many of the letters concern Emery's work on his 1958 monograph Ideas Into Action; A Study of Pound's Cantos. In others Pound writes about his complacency in the hospital and his eagerness to depart, and discusses the work of Emery's student Ronald Perry. In addition to the letters the envelopes are preserved as well. Photocopies of the letters and envelopes are included in the collection.

Other correspondence held in the collection concerns Ezra Pound and his Cantos. These include letters from Pound's daughter, Mary de Rachewitz, to Emery; letters from Sheri Martinelli and Ronald Perry, also 20th century American poets, to Emery; a letter from Walton Brooks McDaniel, former teacher and friend of Pound, to Archie McNeal, former university librarian of the University of Miami Libraries, regarding Emery's work on Pound; and photocopies of other letters by Pound not addressed to Emery. Some of Ronald Perry's poetry, and two photographs of Sherri Martinelli's paintings of Ezra Pound, are included as well.

The other materials in the collection are as follows: essays by and about Pound from the 1950s; transcripts of broadcasts by Pound from December 7, 1941 to June 28, 1942; The Analyst, "A Guide to Ezra's Cantos"; a January 1948 issue of "Four Pages," regarding Pound's poetry; an "Ezra Pound for President" pamphlet; The Pound newsletter #1-#10 from January 1954 to April 1956; Strike periodical #1-3, #5-6, #8-10 from June 1955 to June 1956; Amagogic & Paideuminic Review #5-6 and an October 1959 issue; a 1952 typescript titled "Die Pisaner Gesänge" by Rainer M. Gerhardt; and other periodicals, newspapers, and clippings.

Biographical Note

Clark Mixon Emery was born in 1909 in Marysville, California. Receiving his PhD in literature, Clark taught at Oregon State, University of Indiana, and the University of Miami. Emery is a renowned Ezra Pound scholar, known for his 1958 monograph Ideas Into Action; A Study of Pound's Cantos.

Subject/Index Terms

Emery, Clark Mixon, 1909-
McDaniel, Walton Brooks, b. 1871
Perry, Ronald, 1932-
Poetry
Poets, American - 20th century
Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972 - Cantos.
Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972 - Criticism and interpretation
Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972 - Mental health

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Clark Mixon Emery Papers Finding Aid © 2009 University of Miami. All rights reserved. Requests to reproduce or publish materials from this collection should be directed to asc.library@miami.edu.

Related Materials:

See also Clark Mixon Emery's 1958 monograph Ideas Into Action; A Study of Pound's Cantos. The University of Miami Libraries has four holdings under the call number PS3531.O82 C285.

See also the Ronald Perry Poetry Collection (ASM0631).

The Pound letters sent to Emery were one of the items highlighted as one of the University of Miami's treasures in an online exhibit titled "Treasures of South Florida Libraries: A Celebration of Rare & Unique Materials" (linked below)

For more information please see http://proust.library.miami.edu/findingaids/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=875.

Preferred Citation: Clark Mixon Emery Papers, Special Collections, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida


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[Box 1: Correspondence with Ezra Pound, 1951-1959],
[Box 2: Correspondence with Sheri Martinelli, Mary de Rachewitz, others, 1937-1963],
[Box 3: Periodicals, newspapers, clippings, typescripts, and transcripts, 1948-1959],
[Box 4: Correspondence with Ronald Perry, poetry by Ronald Perry, 1981],
[Box 5: Photocopies of correspondence with Ezra Pound from Box 1 in collection, 1951-1959],
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Box 1: Correspondence with Ezra Pound, 1951-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 1: A. Listing of Pound letters by Clarke Emery - arranged by date of postmarkAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: B. Pound letters: In circle (5 unsigned letters by Pound)Add to your cart.
Folder 3: A letter to Ingeborg Kayko, a poet who visited Pound at my [Clark Emery] suggestion to show him her poems. Also a note to Clark Emery, September 4, 1951Add to your cart.
Folder 4: A letter questioning why Ingeborg Kayko had commited suicide, September 14, 1951Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Names of persons who could assist me [Clark Emery] in my explications, August 28, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Thank you note on reception of a birthday present (a selection of Pound poems translated into Spanish & printed here by Pandamus press). Another note ater reading my [Clark Emery] explications, November 3, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Thank you note for my [Clark Emery] sending a German work about Pound, January 13, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Criticisms of my [Clark Emery] book about Pound, February 5, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Same as February 5, 1953. Also note from his wife Dorothy Pound, February 6, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 10: A note bucking me [Clark Emery] up out of my low spirits, February 9, 1953.Add to your cart.
Folder 11: More notations of errors in my [Clark Emery] manuscript, February 12, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Same as February 12, also notes from Dorothy, February 13, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Note from Dorothy Pound, February 18, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Note suggesting sending manuscript to Hugh Kenner; also note from Dorothy Pound, February 22, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Postcard: Note of thanks for sending a translation of a German work about Pound, February 25, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 16: No letter; an excerpt from an Italian newspaper, March, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Thank you note from Dorothy Pound, March 10, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Permission to quote from his works in my book, March 18, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Postcard: permission to visit at the hospital, April 13, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 20: No letter; March 20, 1953 excerpt from Italian newspaper TEMPO, Roma, Italy titled "Ezra Pound uomo dificile", March 18, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Note on the rejection of my manuscript by a publisher, April 26, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 22: No letter; excerpt from an Italian newspaper, May 9, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Thank you note for a translation I [Clark Emery] sent Pound, June 12, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 24: More about publisher, June 12, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 25: More about a translation of T. Zielinski's La Sybille which a student and I made. (See June 12 letter, translation was not very good), June 25, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 26: More about a translation of T. Zielinski's La Sybille which a student and I made, July 2, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 27: No letter; an Idaho newspaper Idaho's Lampliter, Midsummer 1953, August 6, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Answer to letter saying that freedom from radio news during Cuban holiday was pleasant, August 21, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 29: General - a good Blackstone reference, August 22, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Note about a manifesto written by Pound demanding a more classical curriculum in universities, September 3, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Answer to inquiry as to whether Pound, when Yeats's secretary, saw any supernatural manifestations. Note by Dorothy re: M. Bates, a translator of Gabrielle Mistral, September 17, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 32: General; note by Dorothy, October 11, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 33: General; allusion to Ronald Perry, a student some of whose poems I [Clark Emery] sent Pound, October 28, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 34: General; Johammed is a student named (Val Shena?), November 19, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Postcard; re: Perry's poems, December 4, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 36: A note about In Circuit (or In Circle), December 9, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 37: General; answer to question whether broadcasts should be published, February 1, 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Letter from Pound re: "snippets." Also a February 21, 1954 newspaper clipping from Il Nazionale Roma titled "Un Grande Poeta: Ezra Pound", April 18, 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Envelope empty, April 21, 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Postcard; Pound declines to read a thesis about him by a former student of mine - R. Landini, I think, June 11, 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Zielinski again, July 4, 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Suggested readings, August 4, 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Pound on action, August 22, 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 44: References to Motive and Method in Pound's Cantos, October 18, 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 45: About W. C. Williams, F. M. Ford, & R. Jarrell, November 10, 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 46: Hammond was agitating for Pound's release, February 9, 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 47: Pound's response to the rejection of an article by me [Clark Emery] suggesting Pound's release. Also, rejection letter from Saturday Review to Clark Emery, February 15, 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 48: Reference to Lewis Leary, ed. of Motive & Method, May 13, 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 49: About an article by Giovanitti suggesting Pound's release, November 4, 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 50: A letter from Ronald Perry with a transcription of a letter from Pound to Perry, November 14, 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 51: A blast at John Edwards, a Pound scholar at U. of Calif, November 19, 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 52: More of Pound - Perry correspondence, March 1, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 53: Letter to B. Charlesworth, a student writing a thesis on Pound. Also: New Directions pamphlet, to mark Pound's seventieth year, and a Square Dollar Series pamphlet on American stylists and historians, October 28, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 54: More Pound - Charlesworth correspondence. Allusion to Edge, a Poundian journal., January 4, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 55: More Pound - Charlesworth correspondence. Also, more pamphlets on Pound, January 23, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 56: Apparently I [Clark Emery] sent my revised manuscript to Pound, September 18, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 57: A request, September 21, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 58: Response to foolish question asked by me [Clark Emery], September 29, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 59: Pound eager for release, December 19, 1957Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 60: Pound at work criticizing a manuscript. I [Clark Emery] sent this to Pound for his approval. Since he did not approve (quite rightly), I did not send it out again, January 25, 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 61: Pound's response to my finally published book, September 4, 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 62: Postcard; another notice of my book. Mention of Sheri Martinelli and Ronald Perry, August 1, 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 63: Postcard requesting my [Clark Emery] progress, July 23, 1959Add to your cart.

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[Box 1: Correspondence with Ezra Pound, 1951-1959],
[Box 2: Correspondence with Sheri Martinelli, Mary de Rachewitz, others, 1937-1963],
[Box 3: Periodicals, newspapers, clippings, typescripts, and transcripts, 1948-1959],
[Box 4: Correspondence with Ronald Perry, poetry by Ronald Perry, 1981],
[Box 5: Photocopies of correspondence with Ezra Pound from Box 1 in collection, 1951-1959],
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