Scope and Content
Title: John Jenkins Espey Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1926-1979
Collection number: 1536
Espey, John Jenkins, 1913-
Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
1 oversize box
University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: John Jenkins Espey (1913- ) taught at Occidental College (1938-48) and at UCLA (1948-73). The collection consists of correspondence,
a copy of a reprint, and two programs. Includes correspondence between Espey and Ezra Pound. The collection also includes
a copy of a reprint by Espey, the epigraph to T.S. Eliot's Burbank with a Baedeker: Bleistein With a Cigar.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department
of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
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[Identification of item], John Jenkins Espey Papers (Collection 1536). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young
Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
UCLA Catalog Record ID
Espey was born on January 15, 1913 in Shanghai, China; AB, Occidental College, 1935; BA (1937), B.Litt (1938), MA (1941),
Oxford Univ.; served from instructor to associate professor, Occidental College, 1938-48; taught as assistant professor to
professor (1948-73), then became emeritus professor of English, UCLA; published works include
Tales Out of School (1947),
Ezra Pound's Mauberly: a Study in Composition (1955),
The Empty Box Haiku (1980), and
Minor Heresies, Major Departures: a China Mission Boyhood (1994).
Scope and Content
Collection consists of correspondence, a copy of a reprint, and two programs. Includes correspondence between Espey and Ezra
Pound, letters of Pound to others, copies of letters written to Pound, correspondence about Pound from Donald Gallup, autograph
letters signed from Pound's wife, Dorothy Shakespear Pound, two autograph letters signed from Pound's daughter, and two typed
letters signed by Marianne Moore. Includes a copy of a reprint by Espey, the epigraph to T.S. Eliot's Burbank with a Baedeker:
Bleistein With a Cigar. Also includes a printed program for the first performance of Pound's, Le testament de Villon in the
Salle Pleyel in 1926, and a program from a University of California Berkeley production of the same work in 1971.
Espey, John Jenkins, 1913- --Archives.
University of California, Los Angeles--Dept. of English--Faculty Archival resources.
Literature teachers--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.
Ezra Pound Papers (Collection 636). Available at the Department of Special Collections, UCLA.