Finding-aid for the F. T. Prince Papers (MSS095)


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Table of Contents

Collection Outline

Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents Note

Restrictions

Administrative Information

Box and Folder Listing


Collection Outline

Series I. Manuscripts

Series II. Audiovisual

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Descriptive Summary

TitleF. T. Prince Papers
Identification: MSS095

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Biographical Note

Frank Templeton Prince (13 September 1912 – 7 August 2003) was a British poet and academic, known generally for his best-known poem Soldiers Bathing, written during the World War II in 1942. He was born in Kimberley, South Africa. His father Henry (Harry) Prince (formerly Prinz) was from the East End of London, of Dutch-Jewish descent, while his mother was Scottish. He was educated at the Christian Brothers College in Kimberley, then Balliol College, Oxford. He had a visiting position at Princeton University. In World War II, he was involved in intelligence work at Bletchley Park. He married in 1943, and took an academic position after the war at the University of Southampton, where he settled. In the mid-1970s, he taught at the University of the West Indies in Jamaica, as well as Brandeis University in the United States and Sana'a University, Yemen. Prince's early work drew praise from T.S. Eliot, who was then editor at Faber and Faber. Eliot published some of his poetry in The Criterion before publishing Prince's first book Poems in 1938. Prince died in Southampton in 2003.

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Scope and Contents Note

The collection consists of editorial material towards Collected Poems (New York: Sheep Meadow Press, 1980), including setting copy [xerox] and one set of galleys; F. T. Prince: Interview and reading [audiotape]; Notes for a reading of Memoirs in Oxford given in the early 70's [introduction to a reading].

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open.

Use Restriction

None

Users of the collections must read and abide by the Rules for the use of manuscript collection materials.

Users of the collections who wish to use items from this collection, in whole or in part, in any form of publication (as defined in the form) must sign and submit to the Washington University Department of Special Collections a hard copy of the Notification of intent publish manuscript collection materials form.

All publication not covered by fair use restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder.

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Administrative Information

Source

Gift of F. T. Prince. Accession 1530.

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Box and Folder Listing

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Series I. Manuscripts,

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Notes for a reading of Memoirs in Oxford given in the early 70's [introduction to a reading], 1970 (Manuscript, 5pp)
Also includes one typescript[x], 1p of notes used for reading at Washington University, January 14, 1981.
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Setting copy of Collected Poems [collection of poems], (Typescript[x], ca. 80 pp)
Photocopies of previously published works, ca. 80 pp., gathered together for Collected Poems(Sheep Meadow Press, 1980).
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Collected Poems [galley],
1 set of galleys from original English edition of Collected Poems (The Menard Press, 1978).

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Series II. Audiovisual,

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Poetry: F. T. Prince interview and reading [audiotape].,
F. T. Prince reads from his poetry and is interviewed by Susan Howe, March, 1980, for radio program on WBAI, New York City. Consists of one reel-to-reel master tape (recorded at 7 1/2 i. p. s.). A cassette use copy is filed with the collection.

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