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Appraiser , consultant , manuscript expert

Roy Leslie Davids, manuscript expert, appraiser, consultant. Former trustee Wordsworth Trust.

Background

Davids, Roy Leslie was born on June 1, 1942 in Hove, Sussex, England. Son of Leslie S. and Claire Elisabeth (Clark) Davids.

Education

Bachelor in History with honors, London University, 1964. Degree in education, London University, 1965.

Career

Biographer History of Parliament Trust, London, 1966-1968. Cataloguer Booksellers Hofmann & Freeman, Sevenoaks, England, 1968-1970, Sotheby's Manuscript Department, London, 1970-1974, head manuscript department, 1975-1994, director United Kingdom and European division, 1978-1994, head printed book and manuscript department, 1982-1994, marketing director, 1987-1992, company strategist, 1993-1994. Appraised archives of President Richard Nixon, Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath, others.

Achievements

  • Avocations: collecting poetical manuscripts, gothic revival furniture and artifacts, literary portraits.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals including Autographs and Manuscripts: A Collector's Guide, The Book Collector, and American Book Prices Current.

Membership

Former trustee Wordsworth Trust.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: collecting poetical manuscripts, gothic revival furniture and artifacts, literary portraits.

Connections

Married Jean Mary Lewis, 1962 (divorced 1974).

father:
Leslie S. Davids

mother:
Claire Elisabeth (Clark) Davids

spouse:
Jean Mary Lewis