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The Papers of John Davy Hayward

Title The Papers of John Davy Hayward
Reference GBR/0272/PP/JDH
Creator Hayward, John Davy
Covering Dates 1905–1965
Extent and Medium 9 boxes; paper
Repository King's College Archive Centre, Cambridge
Content and context

John Davy Hayward was born on 2nd February 1905. He was educated at Gresham's School and in France before coming up to King's in 1923. He studied English and Modern Languages; during his time at King's he edited the 'Collected Works of the Earl of Rochester', published while he was still an undergraduate. After graduation in 1927 he lived in London, working as an editor, critic, anthologist and bibliographer. He edited many of Jonathan Swift's works. He shared a house with close friend T. S. Eliot for 11 years from 1946, acting as his critic and gathering together his papers - Hayward styled himself 'Keeper of the Eliot Archive'. Their friendship lapsed on Eliot's surprise marriage to his secretary in 1957. Hayward suffered from muscular dystrophy from his undergraduate days; he died in 1965, a few months after Eliot. He bequeathed his collection of Eliot's papers to King's College.

For further biographical information about John Davy Hayward, the reader is directed to the obituary of John Davy Hayward in 'King's College Annual Report', 1965, pp. 30-33.

The collection contains papers relating to Hayward's editions of works by Jonathan Swift and others; some of his own writings and broadcasts; bibliographical papers; and correspondence.

The Hayward papers were given to King's College by Mrs Diana Oakley (nee Hayward) in 1965.

Access and Use

All enquiries concerning copyright in the published and unpublished writings of John Davy Hayward should be directed in the first instance to The Archivist, King's College, Cambridge, CB2 1ST.

Please cite as King's College Archive Centre, Cambridge, The Papers of John Davy Hayward, JDH

Index Terms
Hayward, John Davy (1905-1965) editor, critic and bibliographer
King's/PP/JDH contains:
1 Papers relating to 'The Collected Works of the Earl of Rochester'. Working papers relating to JDH's edition of 'The Collected Works of the Earl of Rochester' (London, 1926) and to subsequent editions and articles on the poet by others. The files include notes from manuscript sources; transcripts of poems; collations of verse; a card index of references mainly to 17th century poetry; reviews; off-prints; a sketch for a bibliography of Rochester by JDH; the text of a talk 'Rochester's poems and the problem of their presentation', recorded for the BBC in 1953; and correspondence.
15 envelopes in box; paper.
2 Papers relating to 'John Donne Dean of St Paul's: Complete Poetry and Selected Prose'. Working papers relating to JDH's edition of 'John Donne Dean of St Paul's: Complete Poetry and Selected Prose' (London, 1936). The file includes transcripts of sermons and poems; proofs; correspondence; and articles by T. S. Eliot on the Metaphysical Poets published in 'The Listener', 1930.
1 envelope; paper.
3 Papers relating to 'Selected Prose Works by Jonathan Swift'.
3 envelopes in box; paper.
4 Papers relating to articles and broadcasts by JDH.
3 envelopes and 1 folder; paper.
c. 1938-c. 1960
5 Scrapbooks.
2 volumes; paper.
6 Notebooks of early creative writing.
3 volumes; paper.
7 'Beechingstoke'. Typescript with autograph manuscript alterations of 'Beechingstoke', an unfinished and unpublished novel by JDH, with preparatory notes and an article on Beechingstoke village, Wiltshire, by JDH printed in 'The Cambridge Mercury' no. 15, 1 Nov. 1924.
44 sheets, 1 pamphlet and 1 folder in envelope; paper.
8 'The Life and Death of Mrs Shipton'. Typescript with a single autograph manuscript alteration of 'The Life and Death of Mrs Shipton', a short story.
8 sheets in envelope; paper.
9 'Hymn to Proserpine'. Typescripts of 'Hymn to Proserpine' or 'The Lament of Proserpine', poems.
2 sheets in envelope; paper.
10 Working papers and notes on P. G. Wodehouse.
7 envelopes in box; paper.
1905-c. 1939
11 Notepad. The notepad contains transcripts of English love poetry, quotations, drafts of articles, bibliographical notes, doodles, a list of Christmas cards sent out, 1940 and of cards [for an unknown event] received.
1 notepad; paper.
12 'English Poetry Books' exhibition. Assorted papers relating to the 'English Poetry Books' exhibition, 1947, devised and assembled for the National Book League by JDH. The papers include correspondence, lists of books lent and portraits shown, proof of the exhibition catalogue, press cuttings and reviews.
1 box file; paper.
13 Catalogue of Victor Rothschild's library. Typescript of part of the catalogue undertaken by JDH of books in Lord Victor Rothschild's library at Merton Hall, with related correspondence.
3 files; paper.
14 'The Swift Canon'. Typescript collation of books by Swift in Lord Victor Rothschild's library at Merton Hall, with related correspondence and a typescript with autograph manuscript alterations of 'The Swift Canon' by JDH, i.e. a chronological list by date of publication of the prose and verse attributed to Swift.
2 files; paper.
15 Map of literary Britain. List of authors and quotations, compiled by JDH, to be included in a pictorial map of literary Britain.
11 sheets in envelope; paper.
16 Letters and minutes. 5 typed letters signed from Ewan Phillips, Director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts to JDH, 1950, and minutes of the Poetry Sub Committee of the Advisory Council, 19 Sept.1950.
10 sheets in envelope; paper.
17 Bibliographical Society Library report. Copy typescript interim report of the sub committee of the Bibliographical Society Library.
1 item in envelope; paper.
Sept. 1952
18 Ticket for a lecture. Ticket for a lecture on Sir Thomas Phillips given by A. N. L. Munby for the Antiquarian Booksellers Association, 10 Nov. 1952. The ticket has been endorsed with autograph manuscript notes by JDH, undated.
1 item in envelope; paper.
10 Nov. 1952
19 C. P. Snow archive. Correspondence concerning the sale of the C. P. Snow archive to the University of Texas, with a list of the manuscripts, 1960-1; also, a list of letters from Dylan Thomas to Pamela Hansford Johnson, 1934-1949, compiled 1960.
38 sheets in envelope; paper.
20 Concerning the defence of 'Lady Chatterley's Lover'. Correspondence with Michael Rubenstein, of Rubenstein, Nash and Co., solicitors for Penguin Books Ltd, on the subject of the defence of 'Lady Chatterley's Lover' against charges under the Obscene Publications Act 1959.
7 sheets in envelope; paper.
21 Press cutting. Press cutting relating to Foyle's annual poetry prize and luncheon.
1 item in envelope; paper.
c. 1955
22 Diaries.
1 volume and 8 files; paper.
23 Photograph album. Photograph album comprising photographs of family and friends, newscuttings and notes.
2 volumes; paper.
c. 1909–1965
24 Works of art. Engraved prints, water colours, coloured drawings by JDH, Christopher [Isherwood], Richard Zeigler, Gischia and others.
73 items in folder; paper.
25 Issue of 'The Broadside'. Copy of W. B. Yeats and F. R. Higgens (eds.) 'A Broadside' no. 10 (new series), Oct. 1935, published by Cuala Press, Dublin. The issue includes the words and music of 'The Queen in the Waste' by Bryan Guiness, the copy is corrected in the hand of the author; also a letter from Bryan Guiness to JDH enclosing 'The Broadside' as a gift, 1948.
2 items in envelope; paper.
26 Correspondence and related papers.
111 envelopes in 3 boxes and 1 guard file; paper.

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