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"Spencer H. MacCallum" <[log in to unmask]>
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Thanks for your input.  -Spencer MacCallum

----- Original Message -----
From: "sylvester pollet" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Sunday, November 16, 2003 12:15 PM
Subject: Re: Disposition of Pound library

> I'm not speaking in an official capacity, but I second Tim Redman on
> this. Sylvester Pollet, Assoc. Ed. National Poetry Foundation, Univ.
> of Maine.
> At 1:17 PM -0600 11/15/03, Tim Redman wrote:
> >David Horton knew Pound during the St. Elizabeths' years.  Papers and
> >materials from those years are housed primarily at the Humanities
> >Center at the University of Texas at Austin and the Lilly Library at the
> >University of Indiana, Bloomington.  Hamilton College in Clinton, New
> >also has clippings from that period.  The major Pound archive is at the
> >Beinecke Library at Yale.
> >
> >I would recommend that books and papers relating to Pound be housed at
> >of the major archival collections.  These libraries, the Beinecke, the
> >and the Lilly have staff specialists who curate such materials.  My
> >understanding is that Hamilton College does not have staff available for
> >such matters; I doubt if the University of Maine at Orono does either.
> >someone who has been working on a biography of Pound for more than ten
> >years, I can say that it is most helpful to scholars to concentrate the
> >materials.
> >
> >Books by Pound, particularly if they are autographed, and letters from
> >also have monetary value.  If donated, they can serve as a tax deduction.
> >If it is the intention to sell them, I would suggest approaching the HRC,
> >the Lilly, and the Beinecke.
> >
> >Mr. Horton's association with Pound is an extremely important one.  To
> >fittingly memorialize that association, the collection should be kept
> >and at a major archival library.
> >
> >Cordially,
> >
> >Tim Redman
> >Professor of Literary Studies
> >The University of Texas at Dallas
> >
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: - Ezra Pound discussion list of the University of Maine
> >[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Spencer H. MacCallum
> >Sent: Saturday, November 15, 2003 11:16 AM
> >To: [log in to unmask]
> >Subject: Disposition of Pound library
> >
> >It is sad to announce the death of T. David Horton, lawyer and long-time,
> >intimate friend of Ezra Pound. David Horton may have been closer to Pound
> >than anyone else  with respect to his interests in economics. He left an
> >extensive library on economics and monetary matters, as well as a large
> >of correspondence with Ezra, his friends, and especially his wife,
> >David was one of the group that met weekly with Ezra at St. Elizabeth's.
> >
> >     In addition to the correspondence, the library of writings by or
> >Pound contains more than 50 books and nearly 30 journals or other
> >periodicals.
> >
> >     I am helping advise David's widow, Jean, on the disposition of this
> >material and would welcome any creative suggestions.
> >
> >
> >Spencer H. MacCallum
> >Box 180
> >Tonopah, NV 89049
> >775-482-2038 / Fax 5897
> ><[log in to unmask]>