Tragara Press archive
Scope and Contents
The letters are dated: 23 August 1974, Wednesday 10 September, 1 October 1979, 29 July 1980, 17 August 1981, 7 November 1983, 14 November 1983, 23 July 1983, 15 December 1983, 18 January 1985, 21 February 1985, 23 May 1985, Tuesday, and 23 July.
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Biographical / Historical
Donald Weeks the Corvo scholar and biographer was a prolific contributor to the bibliography of the Tragara Press. Weeks was born on 18 April 1921, in Detroit, Michigan. As a child he had a talent for art and design, and he specialised in industrial design at Cass Technical High School, Detroit, before winning a scholarship to Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
After service with US Military Intelligence in the Pacific theatre during the Second World War, he returned to Detroit. There he worked as a freelance graphic designer, and became art editor of the Chevrolet in-house magazine.
Week's had developed an interest in European literature and he became fascinated with the works of author Frederick William Rolfe (Baron Corvo) (1860-1913). Research into Rolfe led Donald Weeks to England in 1960, and then he moved there in 1966. He spent much of the rest of the 1960s following in Rolfe's footsteps, and began writing a biography. Weeks' work on Corvo (published by Tragara) would go much deeper than that of A. J. A. Symons in his Quest for Corvo (1952).
Donald Weeks died in Middlesex Hospital on 7 September 2003.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Letters from Alan Anderson (b. 1922), The Tragara Press, to Donald Weeks (1921-2003) about Corvine material