Guide to the Hubert Creekmore collection on Ezra Pound

Processed by Eric Milenkiewicz

Special Collections & Archives
The UCR Libraries
P.O. Box 5900
University of California
Riverside, California 92517-5900
Phone: 951-827-3233
Fax: 951-827-4673
Email: specialcollections@ucr.edu
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Hubert Creekmore collection on Ezra Pound
Date (bulk): 1939-1940
Date (inclusive): 1914-1961, undated
Collection Number: 262
Creator: Creekmore, Hubert, 1907-1966
Extent: 3.5 linear feet (1 document box, 1 phase box)
Repository: Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
Riverside, CA 92517-5900
Abstract: This collection is primarily comprised of correspondence, notes, and other material regarding Ezra Pound's interactions with Hubert Creekmore and other individuals during the mid-twentieth century. Included are notes pertaining to the books Translations of Ezra Pound and The Cantos by Ezra Pound as well as a selection of Pound's personal items such as a visiting card and travel ticket. Additionally, this collection includes advance uncorrected proofs (hand-annotated by T.S. Eliot), galley proofs, and other material regarding This Difficult Individual, Ezra Pound by Eustace Mullins.
Languages: The collection is in English.

Access

This collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the University of California, Riverside Libraries, Special Collections & Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Regents of the University of California as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Preferred Citation

[identification of item]. Hubert Creekmore collection on Ezra Pound, Collection 262. University of California, Riverside Libraries, Special Collections & Archives, University of California, Riverside.

Acquisition Information

The Hubert Creekmore collection on Ezra Pound was acquired in 1965.

Processing History

Processed by Eric Milenkiewicz, 2009.

Biography

Hubert Creekmore was born on January 16, 1907 in Water Valley, Mississippi. At a young age Creekmore developed an interest in writing poems and stories. This interest continued to develop over the years through education. In 1927, he graduated from the University of Mississippi and would later receive a Masters degree in American Literature from Columbia University. Creekmore's first volume of poetry, Personal Sun, was published in 1940. Soon thereafter he joined the United States Navy and served in World War II from 1942-1945. His passion for writing continued and he was able to write his second volume of poetry, The Stone Ants, while stationed in the Pacific. After World War II he worked as an editor, free-lance writer, teacher, lecturer, and translator before eventually returning to writing full time. In 1946, his first novel, The Fingers of Night, was published followed by two more novels in subsequent years. Hubert Creekmore died on May 23, 1966 in New York.
Ezra Pound was an American poet, critic, and intellectual. He was born on October 30, 1885 in Hailey, Idaho and died November 1, 1972 in Venice, Italy.
Eustace Mullins is an American author and biographer. He was born in Roanoke, Virginia in 1923.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

This collection is primarily comprised of correspondence, notes, and other material regarding Ezra Pound's interactions with Hubert Creekmore and other individuals during the mid-twentieth century. Included are notes pertaining to the books Translations of Ezra Pound and The Cantos by Ezra Pound as well as a selection of Pound's personal items such as a visiting card and travel ticket. Additionally, this collection includes advance uncorrected proofs (hand-annotated by T.S. Eliot), galley proofs, and other material regarding This Difficult Individual, Ezra Pound by Eustace Mullins.
The item level descriptions for some of the material in this collection were created, in-part, using the information present on the original enclosures used to house the collection. These enclosures have been preserved as a reference tool for researchers and are included at the end of corresponding folders.

Collection Arrangement

This collection is arranged into two series. The contents of each series are arranged sequentially according to box and folder number. The series arrangement of this collection is as follows:
  • Series 1. Ezra Pound correspondence, notes, and other material, 1914-1947, undated.
  • Series 2. This Difficult Individual, Ezra Pound proofs and other material, 1961, undated.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Creekmore, Hubert, 1907-1966
Mullins, Eustace Clarence, 1923-
Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972

Genres and Forms of Materials

Correspondence.
Galley proofs.
Notes.
Proofs (printed matter).


Collection Contents

 

Series 1. Ezra Pound correspondence, notes, and other material. 1914-1947, undated.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains correspondence, notes, and other material primarily regarding the interactions between Ezra Pound, Hubert Creekmore, and James Laughlin. Additional material related to the books Translations of Ezra Pound and The Cantos by Ezra Pound are also included as well as a selection of Pound's personal items.
The item level descriptions for some of the material in this series were created, in-part, using the information present on the original enclosures used to house the collection. These enclosures have been preserved as a reference tool for researchers and are included at the end of Folders 3-7.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged sequentially according to box and folder number.
Box 1, Folder 3

Correspondence from Ezra Pound to Robert Fitzgerald regarding the establishment of a monthly magazine on contemporary life (2 leaves). November 18, 1939.

Box 1, Folder 3

Correspondence from Robert Fitzgerald to Hubert Creekmore regarding Ezra Pound's letter on the establishment of a monthly magazine on contemporary life (1 leaf/1 envelope). February 1940.

Box 1, Folder 4

Handwritten notes by Ezra Pound regarding the "movement of Cantos at point of 'Pisan Cantos'" (2 leaves). undated.

Box 1, Folder 4

Handwritten notes by Ezra Pound including an explication of Canto 77 (3 leaves). undated.

Box 1, Folder 5

Correspondence from Ezra Pound to Hubert Creekmore regarding poetry and politics (3 leaves/1 envelope). February 18, 1939.

Box 1, Folder 5

Correspondence from Ezra Pound to Hubert Creekmore regarding Pound's arrival into New York from Genova on the Rex(1 leaf/1 envelope). 1939.

Box 1, Folder 5

Correspondence from Ezra Pound to Hubert Creekmore regarding Creekmore's change of address (2 leaves/1 envelope). 1939.

Box 1, Folder 5

Telegram from Ezra Pound to Hubert Creekmore regarding a meeting at Columbia University (1 leaf/1 envelope). May 29, 1939.

Box 1, Folder 6

Typed notes labeled "E.P. Vol of Translations. (list Nov '47)" regarding Translations of Ezra Pound by Ezra Pound (1 leaf). November 1947.

Box 1, Folder 6

Handwritten/typed notes labeled "List by EP for translations vol." regarding Translations of Ezra Pound by Ezra Pound (1 leaf). undated.

Box 1, Folder 6

Typed notes (hand-annotated by Ezra Pound) labeled "Notes" from Hubert Creekmore to James Laughlin (1 leaf). undated.

Box 1, Folder 6

Typed notes (hand-annotated) labeled "Translations by Ezra Pound" regarding Hubert Creekmore's suggested table of contents for Translations of Ezra Pound by Ezra Pound (5 leaves). undated.

Box 1, Folder 6

Handwritten notes from Ezra Pound to James Laughlin (3 leaves). undated.

Box 1, Folder 7

Visiting card for Ezra Pound with his temporary address at the Hotel Foyot. circa 1926.

Box 1, Folder 7

Ticket for Ezra Pound to the "Students' Room, Department of Manuscripts of the British Museum" issued on March 13th. 1914.

Box 1, Folder 7

Invitation for Paroles de Villon: Airs and fragments from an opera: Le Testament at the Salle Pleyel. June 29, 1926.

Box 1, Folder 7

Ticket for Ezra Pound from Genova to New York on the Rex, a ship operated by Societa Anonima di Navigazione. April 13, 1939.

 

Series 2. This Difficult Individual, Ezra Pound proofs and other material. 1961, undated.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains proofs and other material regarding Eustace Mullins' book titled This Difficult Individual, Ezra Pound. Mullins met and spoke regularly with Ezra Pound while he was confined at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Washington, D.C. and continued his relationship with Pound after his return to Rapallo, Italy. It was at the request of Pound himself that Mullins wrote this biography. The advance uncorrected proofs contained in this series were hand-annotated by T.S. Eliot.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged sequentially according to box and folder number.
Box 1, Folder 1

Advance uncorrected proofs (hand-annotated by T.S. Eliot) of This Difficult Individual, Ezra Pound by Eustace Mullins. August 28, 1961.

Box 1, Folder 2

Correspondence from Marcia Prince to Hubert Creekmore regarding the proof of This Difficult Individual, Ezra Pound that was hand-annotated by T.S. Eliot (1 leaf). July 19, 1961.

Box 1, Folder 2

Typed notes labeled "Errata Sheet" that lists T.S. Eliot's corrections in the advance uncorrected proofs of This Difficult Individual, Ezra Pound by Eustace Mullins (1 leaf). undated.

Box 1, Folder 2

Brochure titled Books of Distinction for Fall 1961 by Fleet Publishing Corporation that includes a synopsis of This Difficult Individual, Ezra Pound by Eustace Mullins on page six. 1961.

Box 2

Galley proof (hand-annotated) of This Difficult Individual, Ezra Pound by Eustace Mullins. undated.