Title:David Warren Ryder collection of George Sterling and Clark Ashton Smith: and other material, 1925-1966 (bulk 1925-1940)
Creator/Contributor:Ryder, David Warren, 1892-, creator
Creator/Contributor:Smith, Clark Ashton, 1893-1961
Creator/Contributor:Sterling, George, 1869-1926
Creator/Contributor:Beck, Claire B., correspondent.
Creator/Contributor:Smith, Carol, editor.
Contains handwritten, typescript, correspondence, prose, and poems by George Sterling and Clark Ashton Smith sent to David
Warren Ryder. George Sterling materials include two copies of a three page prose piece, handwritten and typescript, about
Robinson Jeffers, titled, "A Tower by the Sea" and a short poem, "The Kiss." Smith materials include three typescript poems,
"Desert Dweller," "Interim," "Lamia," and two handwritten letters, all signed by Smith. Includes a typescript mimeo (22 p.)
of an article about Sterling originally written by Smith, compiled and edited at a later date (circa 1966) by his wife, Carol
Smith. Ryder materials include a handwritten letter from Smith with Ryder's typewritten reply, correspondence with Claire
P. Beck, owner of The Futile Press, concerning the use of one of his poems, and a photocopy of a Ryder column (1 p.) from
the magazine "Controversy" (December 7, 1934) eulogizing Clark Ashton Smith titled, "The Price of Poetry."
Ryder, David Warren -- 1892- -- Archives
Ryder, David Warren -- 1892- -- Correspondence
Smith, Clark Ashton -- 1893-1961 -- Correspondence
Sterling, George -- 1869-1926 -- Correspondence
Jeffers, Robinson -- 1887-1962
Beck, Claire B -- Correspondence
Authors and publishers -- California
David Warren Ryder collection of George Sterling and Clark Ashton Smith, BANC MSS 2013/109, The Bancroft Library, University
of California, Berkeley.
Purchase; from Michael Good Books; 20130205.
Related collection: Collection of Clark Ashton Smith letters and manuscripts (BANC MSS 2004/158 c).
Related collection: Collection of George Sterling papers (BANC MSS C-H 60).
David Warren Ryder (1892-1975) was a San Francisco author, journalist, publisher, and publicist. During the 1920s, his interest
turned to writing and at various times he was a special correspondent for the Springfield (Illinois) Republican, the Baltimore
Sun, the Chicago Tribune, and was a frequent contributor to The American Mercury.
1 box (0.2 linear feet)
BANC MSS 2013/109 box 1