Alien Registration Materials

UCSC OAC Unit
The University Library
Special Collections and Archives
University Library
University of California, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, California, 95064
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Alien Registration Materials

Collection number: MS 140

The University Library

Special Collections and Archives

University of California, Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, California
Processed by:
UCSC OAC Unit
Date Completed:
Aug 2008
Encoded by:
UCSC OAC Unit
© 2008 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Alien Registration materials
Dates: 1916-1970
Bulk Dates: (Bulk 1916-1918)
Collection number: MS 140
Collector: University of California, Santa Cruz
Collection Size: 7 items
Repository: University of California, Santa Cruz. University Library. Special Collections and Archives
Santa Cruz, California 95064
Abstract: Collection includes alien registration forms completed by W. B. Yeats, Ezra Pound & Dorothy Pound as well as a broadside notice, a clipping and Register of Aliens. Also included is a 1970 letter to the bookdealer, concerning the material.
Physical location: Stored offsite: Advance notice is required for access to the papers.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Access

Collection open for research.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to publish or to reproduce the material, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

Preferred Citation

Alien Registration materials. MS 140. Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 1971

Biographical History

In August of 1913, Yeats, while staying with the Tuckers at The Prelude, a house in Ashdown Forest, found lodgings in Stone Cottage, Colman's Hatch. There he settled in with Ezra Pound acting as his secretary.
When the First World War broke out the Ashdown Forest was declared a prohibited area, and both Yeats and the Pounds, as aliens, were asked to leave but with Robert Bridges interceding on their behalf, the Home Office allowed them to stay. At the end of the war, Ezra Pound went to Paris, while Yeats travelled first to Oxford then to his tower at Thoor Ballyle near Coole Park.

Scope and Content of Collection

This collection includes alien registration forms completed by W. B. Yeats, Ezra Pound & Dorothy Pound as well as a broadside notice concerning the Alien Restriction Order of 1916, a news clipping and Register of Aliens. Also included is a 1970 letter to the bookdealer, concerning the material.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972
Pound, Dorothy
Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939
Aliens--Great Britain
World War, 1914-1918--Social aspects
Great Britain--Emigration and immigration--Government policy

Related Material

MS 317 W. B. Yeats Letters, 1933-1936

Container List

Portfolio 1

Alien Registration forms - completed 1916

Portfolio 1

W. B. Yeats 1916

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Ezra Pound 1916

Portfolio 1

Dorothy Pound 1916

Portfolio 1

Register of Aliens 1916-1918

Portfolio 1

"Notice to keepers of hotels, inns, boarding houses and lodging houses, County of East Sussex, concerning the Aliens Restiction (Consolidation) Order of 1916" - Broadside 1916

Portfolio 1

"Alien friends" news clipping ca. 1916-1918

Portfolio 1

TLS - B.P to Anthony Rota, bookseller Aug. 21, 1970

Scope and Content Note

Letter provides some background information on the material and on the stay of the Pounds & Yeats in Sussex where the register and registration forms were completed.