Davie, Alexander Ian McNaughton, 1924-2000 (schoolteacher, civil servant and poet)
- Existence: 1924 - 2000
Ian Davie (1924-2000) was a schoolteacher, civil servant and poet. He was educated at Edinburgh Academy and at St John's College, Oxford, where Kingsley Amis and Philip Larkin were his contemporaries. He was received into the Roman Catholic Church in 1950. His publications in verse included Piers Prodigal (1961), Roman Pentecost (1970) and Angkor Apparent (1988), and in prose Jesus Purusha: a Vedanta-based doctrine of Jesus (1985).
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Correspondence and related papers of Ian Davie, chiefly consisting of letters from Siegfried Sassoon
Ian Davie, 1900-1967 (early-mid 20th century)
Miscellaneous letters, cards and photographs, which Sassoon sent to Mother Margaret with some of his letters. These items have become separated from their covering letters (section /1-345). Identifying the appropriate covering letter might allow the researcher to date the item more accurately.
Letters from Ian Davie (Brompton Road, London and Birmingham) to Siegfried Sassoon re publishing his poems and his religious vocation, 1960-1961 (29 April, 24 May, 2 August, 28 November, 12 December 1960; 31 January 1961; and 1 item undated)
A collection of 1094 letters, postcards and other items known as 'Sassoon's residual correspondence' although it does also include a number of items addressed to other persons particularly to his wife, Hester, and his mother, Theresa Thornycroft.