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Abbott, Charles D. (Charles David), 1900-1961

 Person

Biographical Note

Charles David Abbott (1900-1961) was the director of the University Libraries from 1934 to 1960. An authority on modern poetry, he was a prolific book collector and the founder the University's Twentieth-Century Poetry in English Collection.
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Charles D. Abbott papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 13/2/1202
Overview Correspondence regarding administration of the University Libraries, the creation and maintenance of the Poetry Collection of Lockwood Library at the University of Buffalo; professional papers including his research and publications; personal records, including biographical material, social correspondence and clippings; records of the Fenton Lecture series, 1935-1941; and records of the Buffalo Film Society, 1935-1938.

James Laughlin Collection

 Collection
Identifier: PCMS-0027
Overview The James Laughlin Collection contains typescripts and autograph manuscripts, many with corrections, for approximately 835 poems; and 39 letters from Laughlin to individuals such as Charles D. Abbott, Peter Russell, and Robert Bertholf.

Ruthven Todd collection

 Collection
Identifier: PCMS-0055
Abstract The Ruthven Todd collection consists of papers produced between 1938 and 1986. The collection contains handwritten and typed manuscripts, correspondence, and artwork.

William Carlos Williams Collection

 Collection
Identifier: PCMS-0024
Overview Totaling approximately 20,000 pages, the William Carlos Williams Collection contains manuscripts including the working papers for The Wedge (1944) and Books 1 and II of Paterson, early fragments, a working journal, and several drafts for the plays A Dream of Love (1948) and Many Loves (1942); and 1,200 letters of Williams’s correspondence to...