Skip to main content
Please contact the Booth Family Center for Special Collections for assistance with accessing these materials.

David Jones - Douglas Cleverdon Collection

Identifier: GTM-841206

Collection-level Scope and Contents note

The collection pertains to the catalogue "Words and Image IV" published for an exhibition of "Paintings, Engravings and Writings of David Jones" at the National Book League, U.K., 1972. The final edition of the catalogue is included (Folder 3).


  • 1972

Conditions Governing Access note

Most manuscripts collections at the Georgetown University Booth Family Center for Special Collections are open to researchers; however, restrictions may apply to some collections. Collections stored off site require a minimum of three days for retrieval. For use of all manuscripts collections, researchers are advised to contact the Booth Family Center for Special Collections in advance of any visit.

Biographical notes

David Jones (1895-1974) was an English painter and modernist poet. As a painter he worked chiefly in watercolour, painting portraits and animal, landscape, legendary and religious subjects. He was also a wood-engraver and designer of inscriptions. Douglas Cleverdon commissioned him to engrave The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. As a writer he was considered by T. S. Eliot to be of major importance, and his The Anathemata was considered by W. H. Auden to be the best long poem written in English in the twentieth century. His Christian beliefs and Welsh heritage helped form his work.

Douglass Cleverdon (1903-1987) was an English radio producer, bookseller, and publisher.


0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials


David Jones - Douglas Cleverdon Collection
Georgetown University Library Booth Family Center for Special Collections, Washington, D.C.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note

Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

Lauinger Library, 5th Floor
37th and O Streets, N.W.
Washington DC 20057