Gail And Stephen Rudin literary autograph collection,1841-1993.

Collection Number: 4690

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Gail and Stephen Rudin literary autograph collection, 1823-1995.
Collection Number:
4690
Quantity:
227 items.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Letters by noted authors, many on the subject of writing. Authors represented include: Louisa May Alcott, James Baldwin, Paul Bowles, Pearl Buck, Raymond Chandler, Agatha Christie, Samuel Clemens, Joseph Conrad, Charles Dickens, Arthur Conan Doyle, Theodore Dreiser, T.S. Eliot, William Faulkner, Robert Frost, Zane Grey, Alex Haley, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ernest Hemingway, Sinclair Lewis, Jack London, Thomas Mann, Henry Miller, Margaret Mitchell, Vladimir Nabokov, Ezra Pound, Rod Serling, G.B. Shaw, John Steinbeck, William M. Thackeray, Kurt Vonnegut, H.G. Wells, E.B. White, and William Wordsworth.
Language:
Collection material in English


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Letters by noted authors, many on the subject of writing. Authors represented include: Louisa May Alcott, James Baldwin, Paul Bowles, Pearl Buck, Raymond Chandler, Agatha Christie, Samuel Clemens, Joseph Conrad, Charles Dickens, Arthur Conan Doyle, Theodore Dreiser, T.S. Eliot, William Faulkner, Robert Frost, Zane Grey, Alex Haley, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ernest Hemingway, Sinclair Lewis, Jack London, Thomas Mann, Henry Miller, Margaret Mitchell, Vladimir Nabokov, Ezra Pound, Rod Serling, G.B. Shaw, John Steinbeck, William M. Thackeray, Kurt Vonnegut, H.G. Wells, E.B. White, and William Wordsworth. Also an additional gathering of letters by famous literary figures.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888.
Baldwin, James, 1924-
Bowles, Paul, 1910-
Buck, Pearl S.(Pearl Sydenstricker), 1892-1973.
Chandler, Raymond, 1888-1959.
Christie, Agatha, 1890-1976.
Clemens, Samuel Langhorne, 1835-1910.
Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924.
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870.
Doyle, Arthur Conan, 1859-1930.
Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945.
Eliot, T. S.(Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965.
Faulkner, William, 1897-1962.
Frost, Robert, 1874-1963.
Grey, Zane, 1872-1939.
Haley, Alex.
Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864.
Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961.
Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951.
London, Jack, 1876-1916.
Mann, Thomas, 1875-1955.
Miller, Henry, 1891-1980.
Mitchell, Margaret, 1900-1949.
Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977.
Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972.
Serling, Rod, 1924-
Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950.
Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968.
Thackeray, William Makepeace, 1811-1863.
Vonnegut, Kurt.
Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946.
White, E. B. (Elwyn Brooks), 1899-
Wordsworth, William, 1770-1850

Subjects:
Authorship.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Restrictions on use:
To be viewed one folder at a time.
Cite As:
Gail and Stephen Rudin literary autograph collection, #4690. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
Albee, Edward : Typed letter to Mr. Allen. Lexington, VA.
May 22, 1962
Regarding drama critics.
Box 1 Folder 2
Alcott, Louisa May : Autograph letter to Mr. Wendell Phillips.
Feb. 10, no year
Box 7 Folder 1
Ambler, Eric : signed letter to John Davenport, Esq.. APO 512
Nov. 15, 1943
Ambler bemoans his intellectually deprived situation (in the Army), "Nobody here reads anything but The Stars and Stripes…"
Rudin # B-1
Box 7 Folder 2
Ambler, Eric : Typed letter to Donald McCormick, Esq.. Los Angeles CA
Aug. 19, 1963
Discusses the inspiration behind his book, The Mask of Dimitrios.
Rudin # B-2
Box 7 Folder 2A
Anderson, Jack : Typed letter to Wesley Hartley. New York, NY.
Jul. 15, 1995
Box 7 Folder 3
Anderson, Maxwell : signed letter to Mr. Benson. Stamford, CT
Feb. 9, 1959
Anderson sternly lectures a young writer and tells of his own writing history.
Rudin # B-3
Box 7 Folder 4
Anderson, Sherwood : signed letter to Frederick O'Brien.
ca. 1920s
Anderson dispenses advice to O'Brien about writing.
Rudin # B-4
Box 1 Folder 3
Anderson, Sherwood : Autograph letter to Lois Wright.
Jan. 2, 1923
Regarding personal life.
Box 13 Folder 1
Anderson, Sherwood : Autographed letter to Frederick Harrold. New York, NY.
Dec. 21, c. 1923
In answer to a complimentary letter from a fan. In a presentation portfolio.
Rudin # B-5A
Box 7 Folder 5
Anderson, Sherwood : Typed letter to Publicity Department- Boni and Liveright. New Orleans, LA
Mar. 29, 1926?
Letter to his publisher offering an autobiographical sketch of himself.
Rudin # B-5
Box 1 Folder 4
Anderson, Sherwood : Typed letter to Miss Frieda Meredith Dietz. Marion, VA.
Jul. 28, 1983
Regarding Southern Literary Messenger.
Box 1 Folder 5
Asimov, Isaac : Typed letter to Wesley Hartley. West Newton, MA.
Aug. 24, 1959
Regarding education and writing.
Box 1 Folder 6
Asimov, Isaac : Signed postcard to Sean A. Hicks. New York, NY.
May 12, 1983
Regarding desire to write.
Box 7 Folder 6
Asimov, Isaac : Typed letter to Reverend William Ward. New York, NY.
Jul. 24, 1985
Letter to a clergyman who wants to read all of his books. He informs him that he has written 327 of them!
Rudin # B-6
Box 13 Folder 2
Atherton, Gertrude : Typed letter to AD Wright. San Francisco, CA.
Aug. 29, 1911
Atherton discusses her work and her position on women's rights. Located in a presentation portfolio.
Rudin # B-6A
Box 1 Folder 7
Auden, Wystan : Autograph letter to Harvey Breit. Napoli, Italy.
May 30, 1951
Regarding dislike of being photographed, personal views on writing.
Box 7 Folder 7
Baldwin, James : Typed letter to Samuel L. Blumenfield. Paris, France.
Oct. 29, 1953
Baldwin complains that he doesn't think his book was properly advertised; he is in the process of finishing a play; and he indicates that he isn't drinking any more than normal.
Rudin # B-7
Box 7 Folder 8
Baldwin, James : Typed letter to Samuel L. Blumenfield. Paris, France.
Oct. 8, 1955
Baldwin discusses the theme and characters of his new book "Giovanni's Room" and fears censorship by his publishers - Included is a first edition of the book. (Book is catalogued individually).
Rudin # B-8
Box 1 Folder 8
Baldwin, James : Signed card.
No date
Regarding struggle vs. satisfaction.
Box 7 Folder 8A
Barker, A.L. : Typed letter to Wesley Hartley.
Aug. 8, 1995
Box 7 Folder 9
Barrie, James : Signed letter to Nicholas Murray Butler. The Athenaeum S.W.
Jan. 23, 1919
"Dear Brutus" is an allegory.
Rudin # B-9
Box 7 Folder 9A
Belitt, Ben : Typed letter to Wesley Hartley. Bennington VT.
Mar. 29, 1993
Box 7 Folder 10
Bell, Clive : Signed letter to Wesley Hartley. Charleston, Firle, Sussex.
Oct. 26, 1958
Gives his opinions on education and schools.
Rudin # B-10
Box 1 Folder 9
Bell, E.T. : Autograph letter to Wesley Hartley. Pasadena, CA.
May 13, 1959
Regarding education and writing.
Box 7 Folder 11
Bellow, Saul : Typed letter to Samuel Goldberg.
Dec. 13, 1955
He writes of his divorce, his inability to think in NY and the publication of his novelette.
Rudin # B-11
Box 7 Folder 12
Bellow, Saul : Autographed letter.
Working draft of his 1976 Nobel Prize acceptance speech; included are instructions from Svenska Handelsbanken on how to obtain his prize money.
Rudin # B-12
Box 1 Folder 10
Bemelmans, Ludwig : Typed letter to Mr. Hartley. Paris, France.
Aug. 2, 1957
Comparing being a writer to having a disease.
Box 7 Folder 13
Benchley, Robert : Typed letter to Dearest Mother. Hollywood, CA.
Dec. 7, 1928
Benchley writes of the weather, what he is working on in CA and what his future plans will be.
Rudin # B-13
Box 1 Folder 11
Benet, William Rose : Typed letter to Mr. Harlan Umansky. New York, NY.
Nov. 20, 1933
Regarding rejection of aspiring poet Umansky.
Box 7 Folder 14
Benson, E.F. : Letters to Miss Carey. Norfolk, Rye, London.
Aug. 13, 1922-Dec. 3, 1922
Group of four letters plus manuscript responding to a request to read and comment on short story submissions.
Rudin # B-13A
Box 7 Folder 14A
Bentley, Phyllis : Typed letters to Wesley Hartley. Halifax.
1958, 1974
Box 1 Folder 12
Betjeman, John : Typed letter to "Assistant Secretary". Berkshire.
Jul. 23, 1949
Regarding experience with periodicals.
Box 1 Folder 13
Bierce, Ambrose : Autograph letter to Lella Cotton. Washington D.C.
Apr. 14, 1904
Regarding death of Lella's father.
Box 7 Folder 15
Bierce, Ambrose : Typed letter to Walter Neale. Washington, DC.
Jan. 8, 1913
He responds to his publisher regarding the typographical errors in the final printed version of the recently published "Collected Works".
Rudin # B-14
Box 7 Folder 15A
Bishop, Morris : Typed letter to Wesley Hartley. Ithaca, NY.
Dec. 3, 1957
Box 7 Folder 15B
Blackmur, R.P. : Typed letter to Wesley Hartley. Princeton, NJ.
Oct. 29, 1958
Box 7 Folder 16
Borges, Jorge Luis : Typed letter to John Norbutt. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Jun. 27, 1979
Borges tells how to write work of "lasting importance".
Rudin # B-15
Box 7 Folder 16A
Bottome, Phyllis : Typed letter to Wesley Hartley.
Nov. 25, 1958
Box 1 Folder 14
Boucher, Anthony : Typed letter to Mr. Hartley.
Oct. 30, 1958
Regarding education and writing.
Box 1 Folder 15
Bowles, Paul : Typed letter to Mr. Vance Morgan. Tangier, Morocco.
Feb. 18, 1981
Regarding a turning point in his literary life.
Box 7 Folder 17
Bradbury, Ray : Typed letter to Nard. Los Abgeles 64, CA.
"I don't have to discover [Christ] anew, since He discovered me, a long while back."
Rudin # B-16
Box 1 Folder 16
Bradbury, Ray : Typed letter to Sean Hicks. Los Angeles, CA.
Jul. 17, 1983
Regarding desire to write.
Box 1 Folder 17
Bretnor, Reginald : Typed letter to Wesley Hartley. Berkeley, CA.
Oct. 25, 1959
Regarding education and writing.
Box 7 Folder 17A
Bridge, Ann (Kate Willert) : Two autographed letters to Wesley Hartley.
1958, 1975
Box 1 Folder 18
Bryant, William Cullen : Autograph letter to Earl Marble. Long Island, NY.
May 16, 1878
Regarding biographical information.
Box 14 Folder 13
Buchwald, Art : Typed Manuscript. New School, NYC.
Jun. 14, 1989
Regarding a panel discussion of Jewish Humor.
Rudin # B-17
Box 7 Folder 18
Buck, Pearl S. : Autographed letter to John Walsh.
Nov. 11, 1932
Buck writes to her publisher and future husband asking his advice about receiving an honorary degree and about speaking to a negro women's group.
Rudin # B-19
Box 1 Folder 19
Buck, Pearl : Typed manuscript.
1933
On the Writing of Novels.
Box 7 Folder 19
Buck, Pearl S. : Typed letter to Miss Tremaine. New York, NY.
Jan. 21, 1943
"I must say the fact remains that China needs reassurance of our friendship and needs it now." Letter on political relations.
Rudin # B-20
Box 7 Folder 20
Buck, Pearl S. : Typed letter to Mrs. Cheyney. Perkasie, PA.
Dec. 19, 1949
Buck sends a Chinese poem followed by politically charged paragraphs about the Chinese, revolution and Communism.
Rudin # B-21
Box 7 Folder 21
Buck, Pearl S. : Typed manuscript with corrections.
1965
"My World of Home": A memoir and reflections relating to Buck's childhood in China.
Rudin # B-21a
Box 7 Folder 22
Buck, Pearl S. : Typed letter to Mr. Jerry Granat. Perkasie, PA.
Apr. 7, 1969
She writes regarding the differences in Asian people of different countries.
Rudin # B-22
Box 7 Folder 23
Buck, Pearl S. : Typed manuscript.
1973
Two drafts of the story "Miracle Child" originally published in the December 1973 issue of "Good Housekeeping".
Rudin # B-23
Buck, Pearl S. : Autographed manuscript.
Feb. 18, 1925
Extensive critique of Joseph Conrad's "Victory" - written inside his book from her library. (Book is catalogued individually)
Box 1 Folder 20
Burroughs, Edgar Rice : Typed letter to Mr. Ralph J. Saterlee. Tarzana, CA.
Oct. 10, 1933
Regarding education and writing.
Box 7 Folder 24
Burroughs, John : Autographed manuscript.
1906
The original manuscript of Burroughs' essay on the evil effect of extravagant toys upon children.
Rudin # B-24
Box 7 Folder 25
Burroughs, William S. : Typed letter to Mr. Nargi. Lawrence, KS.
"I do not feel that [Samuel Beckett] has had a specific influence on my own work…I doubt very much if my example has influenced Beckett".
Rudin # B-25
Box 1 Folder 21
Burt, Struthers : Autograph letter to Professor Munson. Southern Pines, NC.
Apr. 22, 1935
Regarding Burt's personal writing process, Festive.
Box 1 Folder 22
Bynner, Witter : Typed letters to Wesley Hartley. Santa Fe, NM.
Nov. 27, 1957; Dec. 9, 1958
Regarding education and writing.
Box 1 Folder 23
Caldwell, Erskine : Typed letter to Wesley Hartley. San Francisco, CA.
Jul. 21, 1957
Regarding education and writing.
Box 1 Folder 24
Caldwell, Taylor : Typed letter to editor of Look magazine. Buffalo, NY.
Jan. 9, 1962
Regarding prediction of future by Look.
Box 1 Folder 25
Campbell, John : Typed letter to Wesley Hartley. New York, NY.
Sep. 28, 1959
Regarding education and writing.
Box 1 Folder 26
Capote, Truman : Typed letter to Mr. William Shawn. New York, NY.
Oct. 5, 1960
Regarding permanent leave to Switzerland. With photo.
Box 7 Folder 26
Carlyle, Thomas : Signed letter to James Hannay. Chelsea.
Oct. 4, 1849
Discusses "Literature as a practical employment".
Rudin # B-26
Box 14 Folder 1
Cather, Willa : signed letters to Emmy Liddell.
1943-1946
Cather writes with disdain reflecting her feelings towards Hollywood and celebrity culture. Also included are two handwritten letters of admiration dated 5/9/1943 and 5/27/1946 from Liddell to Cather.
Rudin # B-26A
Box 1 Folder 27
Catton, Bruce : Typed letter to Mr. Fulton. New York, NY.
Mar. 7, 1963
Regarding war and peace.
Box 1 Folder 28
Chandler, Raymond : Typed letter to Mr. H.N. Swanson. La Jolla, CA.
Dec. 16, 1946
Regarding The Pocket Atlantic.
Box 7 Folder 27
Chandler, Raymond : Typed letter to Angello Hampares. La Jolla, CA.
Jul. 28, 1948
A letter to an aspiring mystery writer offering advice.
Rudin # B-27
Box 7 Folder 28
Chandler, Raymond : Typed letter to H.N. Swanson. La Jolla, CA.
Jan. 2, 1952
Thanks his agent for the gift of a tie. Discusses the coordination of radio and television contracts.
Rudin # B-28
Box 1 Folder 29
Chandler, Raymond : Typed letter to William Gault. La Jolla, CA.
Apr. 1955
Regarding mystery genre.
Box 7 Folder 29
Chandler, Raymond : Typed letter to Wesley Hartley. La Jolla, CA.
Dec. 3, 1958
Discusses whether a college education is necessary for creative writing. "What is necessary to creative writing is a creative mind."
Rudin # B-28A
Box 7 Folder 29A
Chappell, Fred : Typed letter to Wesley Hartley. Laconia, NH.
May 23, 1995
Box 7 Folder 30
Cheever, John : Two typed letters to Jerry Granat
Apr. 19, 24, 1978
Two letters, one stating that he never took a course in writing, the other mentioning some "splendid courses in writing" and also mentioning his father's correspondence with the King.
Rudin # B-29
Box 13 Folder 4
Chesterton, GK : Typescript.
Typescript and page proofs of his article "This Unpsychological Age", attacking his generation's addiction to hedonism.
Rudin # B-30
Box 1 Folder 30
Christie, Agatha : Typed letter to John Ewing. Berkshire.
Jan. 31, 1973
Denial that her novels are anti-Semitic. Signed "Agatha Mallowan".
Box 1 Folder 31
Christie, Agatha : Autograph letter to Anthony Shaffe. Churston Ferrers, South Devon.
Jul. 8, c. 1940s
Regarding manuscripts.
Box 7 Folder 30A
Ciardi, John : Typed letter to Wesley Hartley. Metuchen, NJ.
Jul. 18, 1959
Box 1 Folder 32
Clarke, Arthur C. : Typed letter to Sean Hicks. Sri Lanka.
Feb. 1984
Regarding space, advice, authors.
Box 1 Folder 33
Clemens, Samuel : Autograph letter to Jack. Hartford, CT.
Jun. 23, 1882
With 2 photographs, Samuel Clemens postage stamps.
Box 1 Folder 34
Clemens, Samuel : Autograph letter to Clara Clemens. New York, NY.
Mar. 5, 1907
Personal letter to his daughter.
Box 7 Folder 30B
Coit, Margaret Louise : Autographed letter to Wesley Hartley. NJ.
1957
Box 1 Folder 35
Conrad, Joseph : Letter to Mr. Hughes. Bishopsbourne, Kent.
Sep. 2, 1924
Response to letter from Hughes.
Box 1 Folder 36
Cooper, James Fenimore : Autograph letter to Henry Carey.
1836?
Recommendation of an author.
Box 1 Folder 37
Coward, Noel : Autograph letter to T.E. Lawrence. London.
Aug. 25, 1930
Regarding The Mint.
Box 7 Folder 30C
Cowley, Malcolm : Typed letter to Wesley Hartley. Sherman, CT.
Aug. 5, 1957
Box 7 Folder 31
Cronin, AJ : Autographed letter to Alan. Switzerland.
Mar. 25, 1976.
On becoming an author.
Rudin # B-31
Box 7 Folder 32
Cummings, E.E. : Typed letter to Sanders Russell. NH.
Aug. 2, 1947
Discusses the role of a critic and how it affects the writer.
Rudin # B-32
Box 1 Folder 38
Cummings, E.E. : Typed letter to Seymour. New York, NY.
Dec. 4, 1952
Regarding publishing of nonlectures.
Box 1 Folder 39
de Camp, L. Sprague : Typed letter to Mr. Hartley. Wallingford, PA.
Aug. 27, 1959
Regarding education and writing.
Box 1 Folder 40
De Quincey, Thomas : Autograph letter to J.A. Hessy. Kendal.
Dec. 6, 1823
Regarding Hessy's opium addiction.
Box 7 Folder 33
Dickens, Charles : Autograph letter to Dr. Thomas Southwood Smith. London, England.
Dec. 15, 1840
Dickens writing on child labour in early Victorian Britain.
Rudin # B-33
Box 1 Folder 41
Dickens, Charles : Typed letter to Madam. Boston, MA.
Feb. 2, 1842
Regarding dinner given to Dickens.
Box 1 Folder 42
Dickens, Charles : Autograph letter to Sir. London.
Sep. 6, 1859
Regarding Child's History of England.
Box 7 Folder 34
Dickey, James : Typed letter, signed photograph to Leon Moritz. Columbia, SC.
Aug. 8, 1984
Provides advice on creative writing.
Rudin # B-34
Box 1 Folder 43
Doyle, Arthur Conan : Two autograph letters to Margaret Ryan/Mam
ca. 1889
Letter of condolence; Regarding new literary career
Box 1 Folder 44
Doyle, Arthur Conan : Typed letter to Lippincott's Magazine. Bush Villa, Southsea.
Oct. 1, 1889
Regarding two stories for publishing by Lippincott's.
Box 2 Folder 1
Dreiser, Theodore : Autograph letter to Sister Carrie (sister Claire). New York, NY.
Apr. 13, 1895
Regarding death of sister's infant child.
Box 2 Folder 2
Dreiser, Theodore : Autograph letter to Ellen Holst. New York, NY.
Jan. 9, 1925
Regarding Sister Carrie.
Box 7 Folder 35
Du Maurier, Daphne : Two typed letters to Webb Sullivan. Menabilly Par Cornwall.
Jul. 15, 28, 1965
Two letters - Talks of how she wrote the story of "Rebecca" and offers corrected facts on her background.
Box 8 Folder 1
Du Maurier, Daphne : Typed letter to Mr. Heppner. Menabilly Par Cornwall.
Jul. 14, 1967
"None of my novels were ever turned down by publishers!"
Rudin # B-36
Box 2 Folder 3
Du Maurier, Daphne : Ten typed letters, 3 cards with photos, 2 telegrams to Fanny Holtzmann, September Tide.
Sep. 30, 1952 - Jan. 1, 1977
Box 8 Folder 2
Durrell, Lawrence : Typed letter to Madame Pirkko-Lisa Stahl.
Aug. 8, 1977
An insight into his literary tastes while commenting on the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Rudin # B-37
Box 2 Folder 4
Eliot, T.S. : Typed letter to Madame Else Gress. London.
Oct. 30, 1946
Regarding Johannes Jorgensen's 80th birthday.
Box 2 Folder 5
Eliot, T.S. : Typed letter to Mr. Dale Fern. London.
Mar. 20, 1947
Regarding a festival of Eliot's work, The Family Reunion.
Box 14 Folder 14
Eliot, T.S. : Typed letter to Rufus Alexander. London.
Jan. 9, 1956
Offering criticism of a submitted poem.
Rudin # B-38
Box 2 Folder 6
Ellis, Havelock : Typed article.
c. 1930
Crime and its Remedies.
Box 8 Folder 3
Ellis, Havelock : Two autographed letters. One to Richard Smith, one to Gerald Jones.
Jul. 18, 1932 and Mar. 12, 1933
Two letters - In the first letter Ellis doesn't think the title of his book "Psychology of Sex" should be altered; in the second letter he joins in a petition on behalf of his late friend.
Rudin # B-39
Box 2 Folder 7
Emerson, Ralph Waldo : Autograph letter to Cyrus Bartol. Concord, MA.
Sep. 16, 1856
With printed leaflet.
Box 2 Folder 7A
Empson, Sir William : Autographed letter to Wesley Hartley. Sheffield University.
Mar. 12, 1960
Box 2 Folder 8
Farrell, James : Typed letter to George S. Daniels. New York, NY.
May 19, 1942
Regarding characters and environments in writing, education.
Box 8 Folder 4
Farrell, James T. : Autographed letter to Gilbert D. Gibson. New York.
Feb. 26, 1966
A long letter about refusing to send a signed photo, about being a writer, and about some of the grievances he feels against the commercial world.
Rudin # B-40
Box 8 Folder 5
Farrell, James T. : Autographed letter to Charles A. Pearce. New York.
Feb. 10, 1967
A letter to his editor at Harcourt Brace discussing his writing and his lectures.
Rudin # B-41
Box 2 Folder 9
Faulkner, William : Typed letter to Robert Ballou. Oxford, MA.
Apr. 25, 1932
Regarding movie deal for Sanctuary.
Box 2 Folder 10
Faulkner, William : Typed letter to Paramount Publix Corporation.
Jun. 16, 1932
Contract between Faulkner and Paramount.
Box 8 Folder 6
Ferber, Edna : Typed letter to Bernard Sobel. 50 Central Park West, NY
Jan. 25, 1928
Ferber writes that the wedding in "Show Boat" is the actual story of people she has met.
Rudin # B-42
Box 8 Folder 7
Ferber, Edna : Two diaries.
1930
Lot of two pocket diaries for the year 1930.
Rudin # B-43
Box 2 Folder 11
Ferber, Edna : Typed letter to Maurice Schwartz. New York, NY.
Apr. 2, 1933
Regarding Yoshe Kalb.
Box 8 Folder 8
Ferber, Edna : Typed letter to Fannie.
Sep. 21, 1949
She gives her sister a stern lecture about their elderly and fatally ill mother.
Rudin # B-44
Box 8 Folder 8A
Ferril, Thomas Hornsby : Typed letter to Wesley Hartley. Denver, CO.
Aug. 2, 1957
Box 8 Folder 9
Fisher, Vardis Alvero : Typed letter to Mr. Warren. Salt Lake City, UT.
Jun. 4, 1928
Writes of when he started writing, his future, and what it takes to be a writer.
Rudin # B-45
Box 8 Folder 10
Fitzgerald, F. Scott : Autographed letter to Mr. Leach. Paris, France.
ca. 1925
Outlines his fee schedule for writing short stories. "I have to write popular short stories in order to get money to write what I want to do - which is novels".
Rudin # B-45A
Box 8 Folder 10A
Fitzgerald, Robert :Autographed letter to Wesley Hartley. Italy.
May 10, 1960
Box 8 Folder 11
Ford, Ford Madox (Hueffer) : Autographed letter to Mr. Cobden-Sanderson. London, England.
Jan. 5, 1919
Writes in search of a publisher that will work with him.
Rudin # B-46
Box 2 Folder 12
Forester, C.S. : Typed letter to Miss Beamish. London.
Dec. 26, 1924
Regarding plain-spoken details and subtleties in writing.
Box 8 Folder 12
Forester, C.S. : Three typed letters to various addressees. Berkeley, CA.
1945-1948
Three typed letters referring to the "Hornblower" series, with additional clippings and carbons.
Rudin # B-47
Box 8 Folder 12A
Fowlie, Wallace : Two letters to Wesley Hartley. NC.
1974, 1995
Box 8 Folder 12B
Frankenberg, Lloyd : Autographed letter to Wesley Hartley.
Mar. 14, 1974
Box 2 Folder 13
Frost, Robert : Typed letter to Mr. Mumford. South Shaftesbury, VT.
Dec. 12, 1927
Letter of appreciation.
Box 2 Folder 14
Frost, Robert : Autograph letter to Mr. Proctor. South Shaftesbury, VT.
Oct. 9, 1930
Regarding Proetor's Vermont affairs.
Box 2 Folder 15
Gardner, Earle Stanley : Typed letter to Angello Hampares. Temecula, CA.
Aug. 6, 1947
Regarding writing experience.
Box 8 Folder 13
Gardner, Erle Stanley : Typed letter, Thayer Hobson to Gardner. Ridgefield, CT.
Jul. 8, 1954
A signed letter of intent confirming his agreement to write 20 book-length manuscripts.
Rudin # B-48
Box 2 Folder 16
Ginsberg, Allen : Autograph letter, Birdbrain to Herbert Mitgang. New York, NY.
Oct. 14, 1980
Box 2 Folder 17
Godden, Rumer : Two typed letters to Wesley Hartley. Sussex; Dumfriesshire, Scotland.
May 18, 1974; Aug. 6, 1995
Regarding education and writing.
Box 2 Folder 18
Golden, Harry : Two typed letters, signed postcard to Emolyn Cohn. Charlotte, NC.
Jul. 31, 1958 - Sep. 8, 1958
Regarding Only in America.
Box 8 Folder 14
Golding, William : Autographed letter to Huggett. Salisbury, Wiltshire.
Oct. 17
"Writing is a bitter business". Offers an aspiring writer advice on placing his novella with a publisher.
Rudin # B-49
Box 2 Folder 19
Golding, William : Typed letter to Mr. Norbutt. Salisbury.
Apr. 5, 1979
Regarding what gives literary work lasting importance.
Box 8 Folder 14A
Gordge, Elizabeth : Autographed letter to William Hartley.
Oct. 9
Box 2 Folder 20
Graves, Robert : Four autograph letters to Peter Dollins. Mallorca, Spain.
Mar. 25, 1969 - Mar. 14, 1973
Advice for writing.
Box 2 Folder 21
Graves, Robert : Autograph letter, typed letter by secretary to Mr. Hartley.
Nov. 16, 1959; Feb. 2, 1981
Regarding Graves's career.
Box 2 Folder 22
Greene, Graham : Typed letter to Philip Dossé. Antibes.
Aug. 1, 1977
Regarding invitation to nominate reviewer for Greene's book.
Box 2 Folder 23
Grey, Dolly : Autograph letter to Boy.
Sunday afternoon, no date
Regarding an affair.
Box 2 Folder 24
Grey, Zane : Autograph letter to Miss LaRue. Altadena, CA.
May 1, no year
Letter of thanks, complaint about government.
Box 2 Folder 25
Grey, Zane : Autograph letter to Dan. Lackawaxen, PA.
May 17, no year
Regarding travels, problems with editors.
Box 2 Folder 26
Grey, Zane : Autograph letter to Dolly. Lackawaxen, PA.
Sep. 14, 1905
Regarding trip to the woods.
Box 2 Folder 27
Grey, Zane : Autograph letter to Dolly. Buckskin Mt., AZ.
Apr. 25, 1907
Regarding trip to the mountains.
Box 2 Folder 28
Grey, Zane : Autograph letter to Dolly. Santa Fe, NM.
Thursday, 1908
Regarding letter from Dolly.
Box 2 Folder 29
Grey, Zane : Autograph letter to Dolly. Catalina Island, CA.
Aug. 3, 1918
Regarding disagreement.
Box 2 Folder 30
Grey, Zane : Autograph draft of Harper Conference.
Apr. 9, 1920
Box 2 Folder 31
Grey, Zane : Typed letter to Raplh J. Satterlee. Altadena, CA.
Nov. 14, 1933
Advice for writing.
Box 8 Folder 15
Grey, Zane : Autographed letter. Altadena, CA.
December 19, 1934
A statement expressing his vehement opposition to "aliens" and to a bill related to gun control.
Rudin # B-50
Box 13 Folder 1A
Grey, Zane : Short story titles "On Location"
Grey pits real cowboys against the actors that portray them. Story first appeared in the 1978 collection "Buffalo Hunter"
Rudin # B-50A
Box 8 Folder 15A
Gustafson, Ralph : Typed letter to Wesley Hartley. Quebec, Canada.
Apr. 4, 1993
Box 8 Folder 16
Haggard, H. Rider : Autographed letter to Barnett Smith. West Kensington.
Dec. 29, 1886
Assesses his two most famous books, "She" and "King Solomon's Mines".
Rudin # B-51
Box 8 Folder 17
Haggard, H. Rider : Autographed letter to the editor of "The Bookman". Norfolk.
Sep. 8, 1908
Provides commentary for the "Authors at Work" series.
Rudin # B-52
Box 3 Folder 1
Hale, Edward Everett : Typed letter to Wingate. New York, NY.
Sep. 25, 1885
Regarding literary criticism.
Box 8 Folder 18
Hale, Edward Everett : Autographed letter to Burnside Foster. Roxbury, MA.
Dec. 10, 1903
Hale describes how "The Man Without A Country" was conceived. Accompanied by a letter written by Burnside Foster referencing the letter written by Hale.
Rudin # B-52A
Box 8 Folder 19
Haley, Alex : Typed letter to Tony Wayman. Rome, NY.
Apr. 14, 1965
Harsh critic Haley minces no words with a budding writer.
Rudin # B-53
Box 3 Folder 2
Haley, Alex : Typed letter to Michael Blow. San Francisco, CA.
Jun. 4, 1972
Regarding Roots.
Box 3 Folder 3
Haley, Alex : Typed letter to Michael Blow. San Francisco, CA.
Jan. 1, 1973
Regarding Roots.
Box 3 Folder 4
Haley, Alex : Typed letter to Michael Blow. San Francisco, CA.
Nov. 9, 1973
Regarding Roots.
Box 3 Folder 5
Haley, Alex : Typed letter to Michael Blow. Jamaica, West Indies.
Nov. 30, 1973
Regarding Roots.
Box 8 Folder 19A
Hall, Donald : Typed letter to Wesley Hartley. Danbury, NH.
Jun. 22, 1995
Box 8 Folder 20
Hammett, Dashiell : Typed letter to Prudence Whitfield. Aleutians.
Aug. 11, 1944
Hammett covers a number of subjects including the weather, Dali's "Hidden Faces", and the photography of insects.
Rudin # B-53A
Box 3 Folder 6
Hardy, Thomas : Autograph letter to Alfred Austin. Dorchester.
Feb. 6, 1892
Regarding Tess of the D'Urbervilles.
Box 8 Folder 21
Harris, Joel Chandler : Autographed letter to R.W. Gilder of Century Magazine. Atlanta, GA.
May 25, 1879 or 1880
Talks of Uncle Remus as well as his article on the rising generation of Negroes in the South.
Rudin # B-54
Box 8 Folder 22
Harte, Bret : Autographed letter to Messrs. Chatto and Windus. Crefeld, Prussia
Feb. 3, 1880
A letter to his publisher about a projected new edition of his works.
Rudin # B-55
Box 3 Folder 7
Hawthorne, Nathaniel : Autograph letter to C.W. Webber. Salem, MA.
Dec. 14, 1848
Regarding written articles. With Hawthorne stamps, photo.
Box 3 Folder 8
Heller, Joseph : Typed letter to Vance Morgan; Autograph letter to fan.
Oct. 10, 1979; no date
Regarding Catch-22.
Box 3 Folder 9
Hemingway, Ernest : Typed letter to Pete Barrett. San Francisco de Paula, Cuba.
Feb. 9, 1951 or Sep. 11, 1951
Regarding Hemingway's writing policy for TRUE Magazine. With Hemingway stamps, photo, news article.
Box 3 Folder 10
Hemingway, Mary : Autograph letter by Ernest Hemingway's wife. San Francisco de Paula, Cuba.
Sep. 8, 1950
Regarding Across the River.
Box 3 Folder 11
Hersey, John : Typed letter to Joe Fallis. Key West, FL.
Dec. 31, 1984
Regarding writing of novels.
Box 3 Folder 12
Hersey, John : Typed letter to Mr. Fowlers. Vineyard Haven, MA.
Apr. 18, 1985
Regarding becoming a writer.
Box 8 Folder 23
Highsmith, Patricia : Typed letter to M. Harrison. Ticino, Switzerland.
Jan. 29, 1987
A letter about her work; what spurred her to start writing; and her favorite books.
Rudin # B-56
Box 3 Folder 13
Holmes, Oliver Wendell : Signed copy of The Last Leaf. Boston, MA. (Book)
1886
One of 100 numbered copies.
Box 3 Folder 14
Holmes, Oliver Wendell : Autograph letter to Elliot C. Cowdin. Boston, MA.
Nov. 14, 1867
Regarding annual festival of New England Society.
Box 3 Folder 15
Holmes, Oliver Wendell : Autograph letter to Sir. Boston, MA.
Oct. 21, 1891
Regarding The Last Leaf. With photos, illustration.
Box 8 Folder 24
Hughes, Langston : Typed later to Marshall Best, editor of Viking Press. New York, NY
Sep. 7, 1946
Hughes writes to Viking Press discussing modern Negro poets and the need for an updated anthology that would include their poetry.
Rudin # B-57
Box 3 Folder 16
Hughes, Langston : Typed letter to Miss Maxon. New York, NY.
Mar. 4, 1957
Regarding character identity. With Hughes stamps and envelope.
Box 8 Folder 24A
Humphries, Rolfe : Typed letter to Wesley Hartley.
Sep. 5, 1959
Box 3 Folder 17
Hurst, Fannie : Typed letter, autograph note signed "F".
No date
Regarding advice to beginning writers.
Box 3 Folder 18
Huxley, Aldous : Typescript. 155 Westbourne Terrace.
No date
Review of Modern American Poetry.
Box 3 Folder 19
Huxley, Aldous : Autograph letter to Mr. Hartley. Los Angeles, CA.
Jan. 24, 1960
Regarding education and writing.
Box 3 Folder 20
Irving, Washington : Autograph letter to Rufus W. Griswold. Sunnyside.
Oct. 31, 1851
Regarding death of James Fenimore Cooper. With author illustration.
Box 8 Folder 25
James, Henry : Autographed letter to Frederic MacMillan. Cambridge, MA.
Nov. 17, 1881
James confesses he is homesick for London.
Rudin # B-58
Box 8 Folder 26
James, Henry : Autographed letter to Mrs. Bigelow. 34 De Vere Gardens.
Dec. 14, 1895
James writes of many topics including his wish to leave London, his increasing physical difficulty of writing and his great literary ambitions.
Rudin # B-59
Box 8 Folder 26A
Jameson, (Margaret) Storm : Typed letter to Wesley Hartley. London, England.
Mar. 22, 1961
Box 3 Folder 21
Johnson, Josephine : Typed letter to Wesley Hartley. Newton, OH.
Aug. 12, 1957
Regarding education and writing.
Box 8 Folder 27
Jones, James : Three typed letters to Lafayette Young. Ft. Myers Beach, FL.
1951
Among many topics, Jones discusses writing, religion, depression and his weaknesses compared to other writers. Accompanied by a letter to Young from Lowney Handy mentioning Jones, and a typed copy of "The Atlantic's" March 1951 flattering review of "From Here to Eternity".
Rudin # B-60
Box 8 Folder 28
Jones, James : Typed letter to Leonard Lyons. Ft. Myers Beach, FL.
Apr. 30, 1952
Writes regarding writing a guest column in the "New York Post" about the "two most important days in a first novelist's first publication".
Rudin # B-61
Box 8 Folder 29
Jong, Erica : Typed letter to Dusty Sklar. Weston, CT.
Jul. 30, 1977
Jong addresses the theme of the constant strain between commerically successful and artistically acclaimed books.
Rudin # B-61A
Box 8 Folder 29A
Kennedy, Margaret : Typed letter to Wesley Hartley. London, England.
Nov. 19, 1959
Box 8 Folder 30
Kerouac, Jack : Typed letter to Daniel DeSole.
Aug. 25, 1966
Writes of how he does not want to be contacted by anyone so he can get his thoughts down on paper.
Rudin # B-62
Box 3 Folder 22
Kilmer, Joyce : Autograph letter to wife Aline. France.
Jan. 24, 1918
Regarding money for wife while he is at war
Box 3 Folder 23
Kipling, Rudyard : Typed letter to Mr. Heald. Sussex.
Sep. 9, 1934
Regarding education and writing.
Box 9 Folder 1
Kirkwood, James : Eleven typed letters to editors and publicity staff of Little Brown. Los Angeles, CA. New York, NY.
Jan. 1960-Jan. 1961
File of correspondence relating to the publication of his first book, "There Must Be A Pony!"
Rudin # B-63
Box 3 Folder 24
L'Amour, Louis : Typed postcard to Mr. Judd. New York, NY.
No date
Advice for writing.
Box 9 Folder 2
L'Amour, Louis : Typed letter to Evie Landsberg. Includes a photograph of L'Amour given to Evie Landsberg.Beverly Hills, CA.
Feb. 8, 1953
L'Amour writes a unique and personal "courtship" letter.
Rudin # B-64
Box 3 Folder 25
L'Amour, Louis : Typed letter to Mr. Casey. Los Angeles, CA.
Mar. 4, 1975
Regarding upcoming books, future trips.
Box 14 Folder 2
L'Amour, Louis : typed letter to Gary Lorenz.
Feb. 11, 1987
L'Amour gives advice on writing.
Rudin # B-64A
Box 3 Folder 26
L'Amour, Louis : Typed letter to Mr. Montane.
Sep. 7, 1987
Advice for writing short stories.
Box 9 Folder 3
Lardner, Ring : Autographed letter to Miss Barnes. East Hampton, Long Island, NY.
His favorite expression, "How fine it is to be clever".
Rudin # B-65
Box 3 Folder 27
Lardner, Ring : Typed letter to Mr. Kroll. New York, NY.
Mar. 24, 1930
Advice for writing short stories.
Box 3 Folder 28
Lawrence, D.H. : Autograph letter to Mrs. Conway. Questa, NM.
Aug. 28, 1925
With photos.
Box 9 Folder 4
Lawrence, D.H. : Autographed letter to Else Jaffe. Les Diablerets, Vaud, Switzerland.
Jan. 31, 1928
Discusses his literary work, writes of his reaction to the snows of Switzerland and that he is "sick to death of literature".
Rudin # B-66
Box 3 Folder 29
Lawrence, T.E. : Autograph letter to T.C. Griffin. Mount Batten, Plymouth.
Apr. 17, 1931
Regarding years in Middle East, Seven Pillars of Wisdom. Signed "T.E. Shaw".
Box 9 Folder 5
Lear, Edward : Autographed letter to Lady Waldegreen [?]
Jul. 26, 1877
Lear composes an original drawing and limerick.
Rudin # B-66B
Box 3 Folder 30
Lewis, Sinclair : Typed letter to Lloyd Lewis. New York, NY.
Feb. 22, 1944
Regarding Jayhawker, travel plans. With Lewis stamps.
Box 3 Folder 31
Lewis, Sinclair : Typed letter to Margaret. New York, NY.
Apr. 27, 1944
Regarding travel plans.
Box 3 Folder 32
Lewis, Sinclair : Seven typed letters to and from Lewis, original typescript of Article on Fiction Writing.
Aug. 16, 1946 - Sep. 24, 1946
Regarding Article on Fiction Writing.
Box 3 Folder 33
London, Jack : Typed letter to William Teichner. Sonoma, CA.
Mar. 6, 1911
Regarding prisoners and prisons. With London stamps.
Box 3 Folder 34
London, Jack : Typed letter to Ivan T. Dowell. Sonoma, CA.
Feb. 2, 1913
Advice for writing. With copy of Richard Le Gallienne letter.
Box 9 Folder 6
London, Jack : Typed letter to Mr. Koontz. Sonoma Co, CA
Mar. 2, 1913
Explains his position on Socialism.
Rudin # B-67
Box 14 Folder 15
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth : Signed document.
Apr. 3, 1860
A check-like receipt acknowledging payment of $150 "for copyright on 1000 Hiawatha".
Rudin # B-68
Box 3 Folder 35
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth : Autograph letter to Mrs. Adams. Cambridge, MA.
Apr. 9, 1864
Regarding Mrs. Adams's family. With author illustration.
Box 9 Folder 7
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth : Autographed letter addressed to "Dear Sir". Cambridge. Includes copy of signed engraving of Longfellow.
Sep. 23, 1880
Informing an admirer that the person referred to in the sonnet on the "Churchyard at Tarrytown" is Washington Irving.
Rudin # B-69
Box 9 Folder 8
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth : Autographed letter to "Dear Madame". Includes signed engraving, 1879. Cambridge.
Oct. 9, 1880
How Longfellow would pronounce "Hiawatha".
Rudin # B-70
Box 9 Folder 9
Lowell, James Russell : Autographed letter to Rev. Dr. Edward Hale. Cambridge, Mass.
Nov. 11, 1890
The American Republic will endure "So long as the ideas of its founders continue to be dominant".
Rudin # B-70A
Box 3 Folder 36
Lowell, James Russell : Autograph letter to John Greenleaf Whittier. Cambridge, MA.
Aug. 10, 1857
Regarding famous poets, contributions to Atlantic Monthly.
Box 9 Folder 10
MacLeish, Archibald : Typed letter to Wesley Hartley. Conway, MA.
Jul. 27, 1957
Responds to a question about the importance of a college education.
Rudin # B-71
Box 4 Folder 1
MacLeish, Archibald : Typed letter to Addison R. Barker. Antigua, West Indies.
Jan. 14, 1964
Regarding Immortal Autumn.
Box 4 Folder 2
MacLeish, Archibald : Autograph letter to Genevieve Reall. Conway, MA.
Aug. 6, 1976
Regarding loneliness of writers.
Box 4 Folder 3
Mailer, Norman : Typed letter to Louis McKee.
Mar. 8, 1993
Regarding 3 films, Harlot's Ghost, and new book. With signed photo.
Box 9 Folder 11
Mailer, Norman : Typed and autographed letters. Probably New York City.
1970 or 1971
Two manuscripts - The first manuscript is an annotated typescript of an interview with Mailer in which he surveys his career, his writing, his work habits, and much more. In the second manuscript, Mailer inventories and describes some of the manuscripts and notes he owns for his best works.
Rudin # B-72
Box 9 Folder 12
Mailer, Norman : Typed letter to Martin Levy.
Mar. 26, 1997
Mailer cites his literary influences.
Rudin # B-73
Box 4 Folder 4
Mann, Thomas : Typed letter to Walter Zivi. Pacific Palisades, CA.
Jul. 27, 1943
Regarding Death in Venice.
Box 4 Folder 5
Mann, Thomas : Typed letter to Camille Honig. Pacific Palisades, CA.
Jan. 14, 1948
Regarding anti-Semitism.
Box 4 Folder 6
Markham, Edwin : Autograph letter to Mrs. Washburn. Oakland, CA.
Dec. 15, 1898
Regarding color. Written by wife.
Box 4 Folder 7
Markham, Edwin : Typed letter to Leon Feraru. West New Brighton, NY.
Aug. 13, 1917
Regarding The Man With The Hoe.
Box 4 Folder 8
Markham, Edwin : Typescript of The Man With The Hoe to Leon Fararu.
Dec. 31, 1919
Box 4 Folder 9
Markham, Edwin : Autograph letter to Leon Fararu. Staten Island, NY.
Dec. 31, 1919
Revision of The Man With The Hoe.
Box 4 Folder 10
Markham, Edwin : Autograph letter to Leon Fararu. West New Brighton, NY.
Mar. 1, 1926
Regarding The Man With The Hoe.
Box 9 Folder 13
Marsh, John (husband of Margaret Mitchell) : Typed manuscript and letter to George B. Dolliver. Atlanta, GA.
Jan. 5, 1937
The letter describes the genesis of "Gone With the Wind"; "Scarlett O'Hara and all of the other characters in the book are purely fictional"; Mitchell is pleasantly surprised by the reception of the book in the North. The manuscript (unsigned) tells the story of the discovery and the writing of the book.
Rudin # B-74
Box 4 Folder 11
Marshall, Emma : Autograph letter to Sir. Clifton.
Feb. 11, 1888
Regarding writing.
Box 9 Folder 14
Maugham, William Somerset : Autographed letter to Mr. Bafnale. Hotel Mozart.
Aug. 7, 1934
Maugham expresses his thought process on the necessity of revision, writing and language.
Rudin # B-75
Box 4 Folder 12
Maugham, Somerset : Typed letter to Mr. Payen-Payne. Madras, India
Jan. 31, 1938
Regarding critics.
Box 9 Folder 15
Maugham, William Somerset : Typed letter to Deane Morrison. Villa Mauresque letterhead.
Jul. 23, 1953
"What the author has to do is throw himself into the skin of his characters…"
Rudin # B-76
Box 4 Folder 13
Maugham, Somerset : Typed letter to Richard Shone. Ferrat.
May 27, 1963
Letter of appreciation.
Box 9 Folder 16
McCullers, Carson : Typed letter to James Laughlin.
Sep. 3, 1959
Writes of her writing career, her health and finances and her authorship of and participation in the production of her plays.
Rudin # B-76A
Box 4 Folder 14
Mencken, H.L. : Two typed letters to Joseph Shipley. Baltimore, MD.
Jan. 4, 1944; Jan. 8, 1944
Regarding origin of "the life of Reilly", encyclopedia preface.
Box 4 Folder 15
Michener, James : Signed postard.
No date
Quote from Time magazine article regarding writing.
Box 4 Folder 16
Michener, James : Typed letter to Ms. Sklar. St. Michaels, MD.
Sep. 1, 1977
Regarding success in writing.
Box 4 Folder 17
Miller, Arthur : Signed playbill. New York, NY.
Sep. 14, 1949
Death of a Salesman.
Box 9 Folder 17
Miller, Author : Letters to and from Saul Rosenzweig. Newspaper clipping. Brooklyn, NY.
1954
Correspondence referring to details of "Death of a Salesman" and "The Crucible".
Rudin # B-77
Box 9 Folder 17A
Miller, Caroline : Autographed letter to Wesley Hartley.
Nov. 18, 1959
Box 9 Folder 18
Miller, Henry : Typed letter to Rene Fonjallaz. Paris, France.
Mar. 15, 1937
Miller writes the Swiss author that he is enjoying Fonjallaz's analysis of the American temperment and the American woman.
Rudin # B-78
Box 4 Folder 18
Miller, Henry : Autograph letter to Theodore Schroeder. New York, NY.
Apr. 9, 1942
Regarding effects of censorship on Miller's books.
Box 9 Folder 19
Miller, Henry : Letters to and from Samuel S. Goldberg. Big Sur, CA.
Jul. 1944
Proposing a way to publish his banned books and a follow-up thank you note stating that, "the Four Freedoms won't help a god damn bit".
Rudin # B-79
Box 9 Folder 20
Miller, Henry : Typed letters to and from Malcolm Cowley. Big Sur, CA.
Apr. 21, 1958
Miller discusses publication of his banned writings in a large volume of a "Henry Miller Reader". (With two letters of Cowley regarding the Henry Miller Reader)
Rudin # B-80
Box 4 Folder 19
Miller, Henry : Autograph notecard to Roland Fischer.
Mar. 19, 1974
Regarding becoming a writer.
Box 9 Folder 21
Miller, Henry : Autographed letter addressed to "Dear Friend".
Oct. 12, 1965
"Nobody knows anything about death".
Rudin # B-81
Box 9 Folder 22
Miller, Sue : Signed letters to Jay Neugeboren, fiction editor of "Ploughshares".
ca. 1980
Five letters, all pertaining to her first published story, "Expensive Gifts".
Rudin # B-82
Box 4 Folder 20
Milne, A.A. : Autograph letter To The Editor of The Times. New York, NY.
No date
Regarding donations to a charity.
Box 9 Folder 23
Milne, A.A. : Autographed letter to Mr. Mayall. Chelsea, NY.
Sep. 28
A letter regarding a one act play submitted to Milne for publication; "the most difficult piece of property to sell".
Rudin # B-82A
Box 10 Folder 1
Mitchell, Margaret : Typed letter to Mr. Spaulding. Atlanta, GA.
Jul. 11, 1936
Letter of thanks for a rave review written less than two weeks after the publication of "Gone With the Wind".
Rudin # B-83
Box 10 Folder 2
Mitchell, Margaret : Two typed letters to Dr. Boland. One from Atlanta, GA.
Aug. 14, 1936 and May 17, 1949
Mitchell accepts a doctor's praise for the medical veracity of "Gone With the Wind". Also included is a letter to the same doctor apologizing for returning one of his books that had become water spotted.
Rudin # B-84
Box 10 Folder 3
Mitchell, Margaret : Typed letter to Mr. Osborne. Atlanta, GA.
Nov. 30, 1936
"There was nothing of myself or my personal experiences in "Gone With the Wind".
Rudin # B-85
Box 10 Folder 4
Mitchell, Margaret : Typed letter to the editor of "The Lyons Daily News". Atlanta, GA.
Nov. 30, 1936
Mitchell accepts praise for her work on "Gone With the Wind".
Rudin # B-85A
Box 14 Folder 16
Mitchell, Margaret : Typed letter to Mrs. Guedry. Atlanta, GA.
Jan. 21, 1937
Mitchell says she does not know what happened to her characters after "Gone With the Wind" ended.
Rudin # B-86
Box 14 Folder 3
Mitchell, Margaret : Typed letter to Miss Martin.
Feb. 17, 1937
Mitchell explains her "no autograph" policy and admits that she does not own a first edition of "Gone With The Wind".
Rudin # B-87
Box 4 Folder 21
Mitchell, Margaret : Typed letter to Herschel Brickell. Atlanta, GA.
Jun. 28, 1937
Regarding Gone With the Wind. Signed "Margaret M."
Box 4 Folder 22
Mitchell, Margaret : Typed letter to Herschel Brickell. Atlanta, GA.
Aug. 15, 1938
Regarding Brickell's leaving of The New York Evening Post. Signed "M."
Box 10 Folder 5
Mitchell, Margaret : Typed letter to Ruth Campbell. Atlanta, GA.
Aug. 25, 1941
Mitchell writes about how she sold the movie rights to "Gone With the Wind" but did not have anything to do with the film.
Rudin # B-88
Box 4 Folder 23
Mitchison, Naomi : Typed letter to Wesley Hartley. London.
Mar. 3, no year
Regarding education and writing.
Box 4 Folder 24
Mumford, Lewis : Autograph letter to Jascha (?) Giller. Amenia, NY.
Jul. 17, 1949
Regarding The Renewal of Life.
Box 4 Folder 25
Mumford, Lewis : Autograph letter to Wesley Hartley. Amenia, NY.
Nov. 3, 1959
Regarding education and writing.
Box 4 Folder 26
Nabokov, Vladimir : Typed letter to Heather Mansell. Montreux, Switzerland.
Nov. 25, 1968
Regarding covers for four books.
Box 4 Folder 27
Nash, Ogden : Typed letter to George Pluck. Baltimore, MD.
Nov. 1, 1950
Letter of appreciation.
Box 10 Folder 6
Nash, Ogden : Autographed letters to Miriam, New York Times. North Hampton, NH.
1966
A cover letter accompanies a draft of a letter Nash sent to "The New York Times" regarding copyright protection for writers.
Rudin # B-89
Box 10 Folder 6A
Nims, John F. : Two letters to Wesley Hartley. Chicago, IL.
1995
Box 10 Folder 7
O'Casey, Sean : Autographed letter to Wallace Brockway. Devon.
Nov. 10, 1948
Refusing a request to recite from his plays. It "would force me to re-read all I've written - a work beyond my powers".
Rudin # B-89A
Box 4 Folder 28
O'Casey, Sean : Autograph letter to Wesley Hartley. Torquay, England.
Nov. 22, 1959
Regarding education and writing.
Box 10 Folder 8
O'Casey, Sean : Typed letter to Edwin Burr Pettet, Esq. Torquay, Devon.
Jun. 19, 1961
Letter explaining why he will not travel to Brandeis to lecture.
Rudin # B-89B
Box 4 Folder 29
O. Henry : Autograph letter to James P. Crane. New York, NY.
Dec. 7, 1904
Box 4 Folder 30
O. Henry : Autograph manuscript.
Dec. 4, 1908
The Charity that Ended at Home.
Box 10 Folder 10
O'Neill, Eugene : Autographed letter to Mrs. Foster. Province, MA.
Apr. 2, 1922
O'Neill anticipates that his upcoming play, "The Hairy Ape" might spark strong criticism and asks Mrs. Foster to send letters rebutting the criticism to drama editors and any others who criticize.
Rudin # B-90
Box 5 Folder 1
O'Neill, Eugene : Typed letter to Amram Schienfeld. Contra Costa, CA.
Jun. 20, 1938
Regarding Strange Interlude and Huntington's Disease. With photo, excerpt from Schienfeld book.
Box 10 Folder 9
Odets, Clifford : Autographed letters to addressed to "Dear Patchen". Los Angeles, CA.
1946
By turns, Odets both deals with the particulars and waxes philosophical.
Rudin # B-89C
Box 5 Folder 2
Ogilvie, Elizabeth : Autograph letter and postcard to Wesley Hartley. Cushing, ME.
Jun. 26, c. 1995; July 13, no year
Regarding becoming a writer.
Box 10 Folder 9A
Olson, Charles : Typed letter to Wesley Hartley. Gloucester, MA.
May 25, 1960
Box 10 Folder 11
Orczy, Baroness : Typed letter to Frederick Bason. Monte Carlo.
May 3, 1929
The Baroness offers advice on starting a literary career.
Rudin # B-92
Box 10 Folder 12
Oxenham, John (pseudonym of William Arthur Dunkerley) : Typed letter to the editor of Nash's Magazine. Ealing.
Aug. 17, 1912
Replying to his question about the public's taste for fiction.
Rudin # B-93
Box 10 Folder 13
Pasternak, Boris : Autographed letter to Mrs. Olsson.
Feb. 25, 1960
Compares himself to Salvatore Quasimodo who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in the year following Pasternak (1959).
Rudin # B-94
Box 10 Folder 14
Paton, Alan : Autographed letter to Mrs. Allen and Elizabeth.
Sep. 12, 1948 [?]
Writes to Mrs. Allen that he has retired and is writing some verse. He writes Elizabeth that he believes "life and suffering are inseparable. Mentions "I am a confirmed and unrepentant believer in emotions (plus I hope some intellect)".
Rudin # B-95
Box 10 Folder 15
Perelman, Sidney Joseph : 11 letters to Diane Boas, from various locations
1975-1978
A series of amusing, flirtatious and downright ribald letters sent to a woman Perelman romanced in the last years of his life.
Rudin # B-96
Box 10 Folder 15A
Peterkin, Julia M. : Typed letter to Wesley Hartley. Fort Motte, SC.
Apr. 4, 1958
Box 10 Folder 16
Porter, Katherine Anne : Autographed letter to Miss Brown.
Oct. 27, 1939
Porter apologizes for not responding sooner and offers writing advice to the letter's recipient.
Rudin # B-97
Box 5 Folder 2A
Post, Emily : Autograph letter to Miss Greenall
April 14, 1932
On what seems to be a partial form letter, Post responds to a question of proper etiquette regarding how to introduce someone.
Rudin # B-97A
Box 5 Folder 3
Potter, Beatrix : Autograph letter to Ramsay Duff. Westmoreland.
Jul. 13, 1943
Regarding children's books.
Box 5 Folder 4
Pound, Ezra : Typed letter to editor of Chicago Tribune. Rapallo, Italy.
Jan. 31, 1932
Regarding editorial methods, publishers, and government spending.
Box 5 Folder 5
Puzo, Mario : Typed letter to John Black.
No date
Regarding The Godfather.
Box 10 Folder 17
(Queen, Ellery) Manfred B. Lee : Typed letter Roland West. New York City, NY.
Mar. 24, 1931
Lee introduces himself as Ellery Queen and suggests that his novel be adapted for a motion picture.
Rudin # B-98
Box 10 Folder 18
Reznikoff, Charles : Typed letter to Ronald Rayman. New York, NY.
Dec. 21, 1975
Responds to a question about writing. "I should say offhand that a basic tendency to write is inherited".
Rudin # B-99
Box 10 Folder 19
Rice, Alice Caldwell Hegan : Autographed letter to Mr. Cathcart. Louisville, KY.
Mar. 21, 1902
"Mrs. Wiggs, herself, is a real character but the rest are, for the most part, imaginary."
Rudin # B-99A
Box 10 Folder 19A
Robertson, Eileen : Autographed letter to Wesley Hartley. London, England.
Sep. 27
Box 10 Folder 20
Roethke, Theodore : Autographed letter to Allan Seager. State College, PA.
Nov. 16, 1942
Writes about his life to his friend Seager.
Rudin # B-100
Box 10 Folder 20A
Ross, Alan John : Autographed letter to Wesley Hartley.
Box 5 Folder 6
Sackville-West, Victoria : Autograph letter. Weald, Seven Oaks.
Nov. 12, 1900
Regarding success.
Box 10 Folder 21
Salinger, J.D. : Typed letter to Linda Barrett. Cornish, NH.
Mar. 26, 1976
Answers a letter about writing. "There are no legitimate hints or tips about writing professionally."
Rudin # B-100A
Box 10 Folder 22
Salinger, J.D. : Typed letter to Janet Eagleson. Cornish, NH.
Mar. 16, 1981
Talks about his movie collection, gurus, what he's been writing since his last book, astrology, homeopathy, and other controversial subjects.
Rudin # B-100B
Box 5 Folder 7
Sandberg, Carl : Signed postcard to Wayne Gard. Harbert, MI.
Oct. 26, no year
Regarding Lincoln: War Years.
Box 5 Folder 8
Saroyan, William : Typed letter to editor of Look magazine. Malibu, CA.
Mar. 5, 1957
Regarding death. With Saroyan envelope.
Box 10 Folder 23
Schulberg, Budd : Typed letter to Arthur and Rosemary.
Oct. 18, 1972
Schulberg reminisces about his relationship with F. Scott Fitzgerald, announcing the publication of his memoir of Fitzgerald and other writers he knew in Hollywood, with inscribed copy of the book, "The Four Seasons of Success". (Book is catalogued individually).
Rudin # B-100C
Box 5 Folder 9
Serling, Rod : Typed letter to Rita Goodman. Pacific Palisades, CA.
Jan. 4, 1974
Regarding writing.
Box 10 Folder 24
(Seuss, Dr.) Seuss Geisel, Theodor : Typed letter to Carol Orsag. La Jolla, CA.
Mar. 29, 1979
Writes about how his first book, "Mulberry Street" came to be published.
Rudin # B-101
Box 5 Folder 9A
(Seuss, Dr.) Seuss Geisel, Theodor : Typed letter to Wesley Hartley. La Jolla, California.
June 3, 1974
Seuss answers the question, is a college education necessary for a successful career in creative writing?
Rudin # B-101A
Box 5 Folder 10
Sewell, Elizabeth : Autograph letter to an editor. Bonchurch.
Oct. 31, 1856
Regarding manuscript by mutual friend.
Box 10 Folder 25
Shaw, George Bernard : Typed letter. London, England.
Amusing printed response to an autograph collector.
Box 14 Folder 4
Shaw, George Bernard : Signed letter and manuscript addressed to "Dear Madam". Guildord, London.
May 15, 1900; May 2, 1927
Shaw offers unsigned witty criticism of a play titled, "Thomas Ellwood's Guest". Accompanied by a letter mentioning the hypothesis of creative evolution put forward in the 1921 preface to "Back to Methuselah".
Rudin # B-102
Box 10 Folder 26
Shaw, George Bernard : Autographed letter to Aleksander Marien Jasienski. London, England.
Feb. 28, 1900
Shaw's opinions of his contemporaries and his forebears.
Rudin # B-104
Box 10 Folder 27
Shaw, George Bernard : Autographed letter to St. John Hankin. London, England.
Mar. 30, 1903
Writes about his bad experiences with publishers. "I am a very easy author to get on with."
Rudin # B-105
Box 5 Folder 11
Shaw, George Bernard : Autograph letter to William Crooks. London.
Feb. 27, 1904
Regarding labor cause, Shaw's re-election.
Box 10 Folder 28
Shaw, George Bernard : Autographed letter to St. John Hankin. London, England.
Jan. 17, 1905
Concerning Shaw's involvement in the translation of the play, "Les Trois Filles", by Franch playwright Eugene Brieux.
Rudin # B-105AA
Box 10 Folder 29
Shaw, George Bernard : Autographed letter to Gilbert Murray. London, England.
Jun. 21, 1905
Regarding finances and other content about his play, "You Never Can Tell".
Rudin # B-105A
Box 10 Folder 30
Shaw, George Bernard : Autographed letter to Gilbert Murray. London, England.
Nov. 29, 1905
Discusses the premiere of his play, "Major Barbara".
Rudin # B-105B
Box 10 Folder 31
Shaw, George Bernard : Autographed letter to Erica Cotterill. Ayot, St. Lawrence and Welwyn, Hertsforshire.
Dec. 14-16, 1907
One of the first letters by Shaw to Cotterill, a flirtatious and precocious child/woman who carried on an extensive correspondence with Shaw.
Rudin # B-106
Box 10 Folder 32
Shaw, George Bernard : Typed manuscript.
ca. 1908
Manuscript written by Lawrence Hockey mentioning Shaw's assistance in helping Welsh poet William Henry Davies publish his book, "Autobiography of a Super-Tramp". Shaw has made a number of editorial corrections and additions to the manuscript.
Rudin # B-106A
Box 10 Folder 33
Shaw, George Bernard : Autographed letter to Erica Cotterill. London, England.
Jan. 31, 1908
Regarding her plays and performances.
Rudin # B-107
Box 10 Folder 34
Shaw, George Bernard : Autograph letter to My dear Emerica (Erica Cotterill). London, England.
Apr. 22, 1908
Shaw writes to Cotterill telling her to stop being so annoying and flirtatious.
Rudin # B-108
Box 11 Folder 1
Shaw, George Bernard : Autographed letter to Mr Dear Emerica (Erica Cotterill). London, England.
Oct. 13, 1909
Another letter to Cotterill.
Rudin # B-109
Box 14 Folder 5
Shaw, George Bernard : Typed letter to Ernest Rhys, Everyman's Library. London
Mar. 28, 1912
Shaw refuses to write a preface for the novel "Yeast".
Rudin # B-109A
Box 11 Folder 2
Shaw, George Bernard : Typed letter to George Allen and Unwin Ltd. London, England.
Nov. 13, 1914
Replying to an enquiry about reprinting his essay, "Common Sense about the War", that has been long delayed.
Rudin # B-110
Box 13 Folder 5
Shaw, George Bernard : Copy of the "New Statesman" and the "War Supplement".
Rudin # B-110
Nov. 14, 1914
Box 11 Folder 3
Shaw, George Bernard : Signed correspondence card to Ernest Gitsham. London, England.
Nov. 22, 1917
Shaw urges Gitsham to exclude his plays from the school curriculum.
Rudin # B-111
Box 5 Folder 12
Shaw, George Bernard : Autograph letter to editor of The Bookman. Dublin.
Oct. 14, 1918
Regarding teaching.
Box 14 Folder 6
Shaw, George Bernard : Typed letter to W.S. Kennedy, The Incorporated Stage Society. London.
Jun. 25, 1919
Shaw discusses Henry James's abilities as a playwright and a possible production of his own new play, "Heartbreak House".
Rudin # B-111A
Box 11 Folder 4
Shaw, George Bernard : Autographed letter addressed to "Dear Sir". Kenmare. Co. Kerry.
Aug. 10, 1919
Giving excellent advice to the recipient about publishing a manuscript sent to Shaw.
Rudin # B-112
Box 11 Folder 5
Shaw, George Bernard : Signed document. London, England.
Feb. 9, 1921
License fees and performance provisions for "Arms and the Man".
Rudin # B-113
Box 11 Folder 6
Shaw, George Bernard : Autographed note.
May 14, 1922
"Here is a woman who declares that I have given her help, self knowledge, strength, and a better understanding. And the result is that she collects autographs!"
Rudin # B-113A
Box 14 Folder 7
Shaw, George Bernard : Signed letter to Gwen John. Somerset.
Apr. 8, 1923
Letter offering advice to an aspiring playwright.
Rudin # B-113B
Box 5 Folder 13
Shaw, George Bernard : Autograph postcard to Ben Turner. London.
Jul. 2, 1923
Regarding how to write in a dialect.
Box 11 Folder 7
Shaw, George Bernard : Signed document.
Oct. 17, 1923
License fees and performance provisions for "Arms and the Man" and "The Dark Lady of the Sonnets".
Rudin # B-114
Box 11 Folder 8
Shaw, George Bernard : Signed document. London, England.
Jan. 8, 1924
License fees and performance provisions for "Fanny's First Play".
Rudin # B-114A
Box 11 Folder 9
Shaw, George Bernard : Signed document. London, England.
Jan. 27, 1925
License fees and performance provisions for "Candida".
Rudin # B-115
Box 11 Folder 10
Shaw, George Bernard : Typed letter to George S. Viereck. London, England.
Oct. 7, 1927
"Our intercourse henceforward is not for publication".
Rudin # B-115A
Box 11 Folder 11
Shaw, George Bernard : Signed document. London, England.
Jan. 11, 1929
License fees and performance provisions for "Pygmalian".
Rudin # B-116
Box 5 Folder 14
Shaw, George Bernard : Autograph letter to Sylvia Pankhurst. "On the road".
Apr. 20, 1930
Regarding mortality of mothers and children during birth.
Box 5 Folder 15
Shaw, George Bernard : Typed letter to Elbridge Adams. London.
Apr. 30, 1930
Regarding collector's edition.
Box 11 Folder 12
Shaw, George Bernard : Typed letter to Gilbert Miller. Malvern.
Jul. 24, 1935
Discusses the initial production of "The Millionairess".
Rudin # B-117A
Box 5 Folder 16
Shaw, George Bernard : Autograph letter from H.L. Bohm to Shaw. London.
Dec. 15, 1938
Regarding Pygmalion.
Box 5 Folder 17
Shaw, George Bernard : Autograph postcard to Mrs. G.E. Minto. London.
Oct. 4, 1939
Advice and encouragement.
Box 5 Folder 18
Shaw, George Bernard : Autograph letter on back of "open letter".
Dec. 19, 1939
Regarding open letter.
Box 14 Folder 8
Shaw, George Bernard : Typed letter to M. Storm Jameson
Feb. 13, 1942
Shaw declines Jameson's appeal to contribute to the Red Cross, evidently by donating one of his manuscripts to be sold for its benefit.
Rudin # B-117
Box 5 Folder 19
Shaw, George Bernard : Typed letter to Joseph Z. Dalinda. London.
Dec. 8, 1943
Regarding why bureaucracies resist change.
Box 14 Folder 9
Shaw, George Bernard : Typed letter to EHW Meyerstein, Magdalen College, Oxford. London.
Oct. 13, 1946
Writes about the widow of playwright St. John Emile Clavering Hankin; also discusses literary standards.
Rudin # B-117B
Box 14 Folder 10
Shaw, George Bernard : Signed note. London.
Nov. 28, 1946
Short note written under a pre-printed message providing his reasoning for not providing autographs. Included is his book, "Bernard Shaw His Life and Personality". Book includes additional items including autographs of cast members of a play. (Book is catalogued individually)
Rudin # B-117C
Box 5 Folder 20
Shaw, George Bernard : Typed letter to George Sylvester Viereck. London.
Nov. 18, 1948
Regarding poetry by Viereck's son.
Box 11 Folder 13
Shaw, George Bernard : Signed correspondence card. Ayot St. Lawrence and Welwyn, Hertsforshire.
Jun. 18, 1949
Shaw authorizing Gertrude Lawrence to broadcast any part of his writings in exchange for a pair of mittens.
Rudin # B-118
Box 11 Folder 14
Shaw, George Bernard : Autographed letter to Sylvia Lyons. Ayot St. Lawrence, Welwyn Hertsforshire
Mar. 17, 1950
Warns Lyons not to come to visit him and to bring her son to the zoo instead. With manuscript shorthand fragment of the opening scene of "The Dark Lady of the Sonnets". Also included is Supplementary Material (Original purchased by another buyer) of a letter written by Shaw in Pittman shorthand describing how he uses shorthand for his writing.
Rudin # B-119
Box 14 Folder 11
Simenon, Georges : Typed letter to Steve Juscik.
Jul. 28, 1986
Simenon explains why he would not read the works of others.
Rudin # B-119A
Box 5 Folder 21
Simon, Neil : Autograph letter to Mr. Cooper.
No date
Regarding "lasting importance".
Box 11 Folder 15
Simon, Neil : Typed letter to Robert Hudson.
Jan. 17, 1971
Informs Hudson of his favorite plays and the length of time it takes to write them. With a copy of the text of Hudson's letter to Simon.
Rudin # B-120
Box 5 Folder 22
Sinclair, Upton : Autograph letter to Edmund Stedman. New York, NY.
c. Nov. 1900
Regarding novel-in-progress.
Box 11 Folder 16
Sinclair, Upton : Typed letter to Mr. Greenway. Pasadena, CA.
May 11, 1925
"I helped to spread distrust of our capitalist press."
Rudin # B-121
Box 5 Folder 23
Sinclair, Upton : Typed letter to H.W. Pointon. Long Beach, CA.
May 31, 1927
Regarding censorship of Oil.
Box 11 Folder 17
Singer, Isaac B. : Typed manuscript and photograph.
A review of one of Harold Pinter's most famous plays "The Homecoming".
Rudin # B-122
Box 11 Folder 18
Singer, Isaac B. : Typed and autographed manuscripts.
An essay explaining why he writes his stories in Yiddish (with corrected typescript, unsigned, heavily edited and annotated by Singer). Probably presented at a conference. (The AMs is not complete -it lacks pages 5,6,and 7 of the TMs).
Rudin # B-123
Box 5 Folder 24
Singer, Isaac Bashevis : Typed letter to Dusty Sklar. New York, NY.
Jul. 7, 1977
Advice on writing.
Box 11 Folder 19
Singer, Isaac B. : Souvenir typescript.
Nov. 6, 1978
Extract from "U.S. News and World Report" - "A good writer should try his best to be clear."
Rudin # B-124
Box 5 Folder 25
Slaughter, Frank : Autograph letter to Mr. Hartley.
Apr. 16, 1993
Regarding education and writing. With article by Slaughter.
Box 11 Folder 19A
Smith, AJM : Typed letter to Wesley Hartley. East Lansing, MI.
Nov. 4, 1959
Box 11 Folder 19B
Smith, Chard Powers : Typed letter to Wesley Hartley. Arlington, VT.
Sep. 19, 1959
Box 11 Folder 20
Smith, James : Poem to Mrs. O. Unsigned.
Feb. 15, 1838
Poem sent "to Mrs. O" on her 50th birthday entitled "Withering Satire".
Rudin # B-125
Box 5 Folder 26
Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr : Typed letter to Mr. Elie Wiesel. Cavendish, VT.
Aug. 4, 1987
Regarding invitation to conference of Nobel Laureates.
Box 11 Folder 21
Spender, Stephen : Typed manuscript.
1957
Essay titled, "London Letter". Discusses the current state of British literature and the literary and political merits of previous generations.
Rudin # B-126
Box 11 Folder 22
Spender, Stephen : Three autographed letters to Mr. Schaire, editor in chief of "Art and Antiques" magazine. France and London.
1991
A file consisting of three autograph letters (including envelopes) relating to Spender's article on "Henry Moore's Shelter Drawings"; the first draft of the manuscript, to be printed in "Art and Antiques" magazine, is included with Spender's corrections and illustrations of Moore's art.
Rudin # B-127
Box 11 Folder 23
Spillane, Mickey : Typed quote, signed.
Apr./May 1990
"I like people to enjoy what I've done…Writing should be fun". Excerpted from a magazine article.
Rudin # B-128
Box 11 Folder 23A
Steen, Margeurite : Typed letter to Wesley Hartley.
Oct. 2, 1959
Box 11 Folder 24
Stein, Gertrude : Autographed letter to Frank Crowinshield. Paris, France.
ca. May 1925
Regarding the publication of her work, "Making of Americans".
Rudin # B-128A
Box 11 Folder 25
Stein, Gertrude : Autographed letter to Marcella Burns. Bilignin, Par Belley, Ain, France.
ca. 1935
Tells of her trip to the U.S. and how glad she is to be back to the garden, dogs and nightingales.
Rudin # B-129
Box 11 Folder 26
Steinbeck, John : Autographed letter to Murray. NY.
Dec. 4
An exuberant tirade against Christmas and its disruptive effect on his writing.
Rudin # B-130
Box 11 Folder 27
Steinbeck, John : Autographed documents to Harry Thornton Moore. Pacific Grove, CA.
Feb. 15, 1935
Postcard mentions a book he is currently writing and one he plans to write. Also included is a pamphlet, "John Steinbeck and His Novels", and a 1949 letter from a bookstore offering this and other Steinbeck letters for the first time.
Rudin # B-131
Box 11 Folder 28
Steinbeck, John : Autographed postcard to Jake Zeitlin. Los Gatos, CA.
ca. 1937
Steinbeck describes his method for writing, "Of Mice and Men".
Rudin # B-132
Box 11 Folder 29
Steinbeck, John : Autographed letter to William Ward Beecher. Pacific Grove, CA.
Dec. 28, [1948]
Expressing regrets at being unable to purchase property because "divorce has bankrupted me"; additionally, he recounts a story connected to a gift he gave the recipient's wife.
Rudin # B-133
Box 11 Folder 30
Steinbeck, John : Typed letter to Ballard Hadman. New York.
Apr. 4, 1953
Steinbeck writes about a writer's use of words.
Rudin # B-134
Box 11 Folder 31
Steinbeck, John : Autographed letters to Christine Schunck.
1956
Two letters addressing his thoughts on words, his two sons, his lineage and his latest book.
Rudin # B-135
Box 5 Folder 27
Steinbeck, John : Typed letter to Martha C. Johnson. New York, NY.
Feb. 20, 1957
Regarding The Short Reign of Pippin IV: a Fabrication.
Box 11 Folder 32
Steinbeck, John : Autographed letter to Edgar J. Bracco. New York.
Mar. 7, 1961
"Styles come and go. I'm told I'm out of fashion now but I can't remember when I wasn't."
Rudin # B-136
Box 11 Folder 33
Steinbeck, John : Signed document.
Jul. 11, 1961
A license for the stage adaptation of "The Short Reign of Pippin IV"; accompanied by an unsigned supplementary document.
Rudin # B-137
Box 11 Folder 34
Steinbeck, John : Typed letter to Vernon Reyman. NY.
Nov. 21, 1962
Acknowledges congratulations for winning the Nobel Prize.
Rudin # B-138
Box 5 Folder 28
Steinbeck, John : Typed letter to Alex and Doris. Long Island, NY.
Jun. 24, 1968
Regarding production of Of Mice and Men.
Box 5 Folder 29
Stevenson, Robert Louis : Autograph letter to F.W. Dover. Upolu, Samoa.
Jun. 20, 1892
Regarding being poor.
Box 5 Folder 30
Street, Julian Leonard : Typed letter to Ernest Kroll. New York, NY.
Mar. 8, 1930
Regarding writing.
Box 5 Folder 31
Styron, William : Autograph letter to Mr. Hartley. Roxbury, CT.
Mar. 13, 1993
Regarding education and writing.
Box 5 Folder 32
Sutzkever, Abraham : Beneath the Trees. (Book)
2003
Box 14 Folder 12
Swinnerton, Frank : signed letter to Wesley Hartley.
Sep. 23, 1959
Swinnerton responds to questions concerning his opinion of the value of schooling.
Rudin # B-138AA
Box 15
Symons, Julian : Manuscript, notes and clippings.
1978
Original manuscript and research archive for "The Tell-Tale Heart - The Life and Work of Edgar Allan Poe".
Rudin # B-138A
Box 5 Folder 33
Symons, Julian : Typed letter to Wesley Hartley. Kent.
Jun. 3, 1981
Regarding education and writing.
Box 5 Folder 34
Tarkington, Booth : Autograph letter to Ed.
No date
Regarding incident with Ed and dog.
Box 5 Folder 35
Tarkington, Booth : Autograph letter to Mr. Williamson. Indianapolis, IN.
Jan. 15, 1900
Regarding speed of writing.
Box 12 Folder 1
Tarkington, Booth : Autographed letter to Mr. Starrett. Kennebunkport, Maine.
Oct. 21, 1918
Explains why he had been reluctant to publish his play Beaucaire in England.
Rudin # B-139
Box 12 Folder 2
Thackeray, William Makepeace : Autographed letter addressed to Dear Madame. Brompton.
Jun. 2
Advice to an aspiring writer.
Rudin # B-140
Box 5 Folder 36
Thackeray, William Makepeace : Autograph note to My dear cousin. Kensington.
May 19, 1849
Regarding signature.
Box 5 Folder 37
Thackeray, William Makepeace : Autograph letter to Mr. Hallam. Kensington.
Sep. 26, 1852
Regarding invitation.
Box 5 Folder 38
Thackeray, William Makepeace : Autograph letter to Ticknor and Fields publishing firm. London.
Jun. 25, 1853
Regarding publication of novel in serial form.
Box 5 Folder 39
Thomas, Dylan : Typed letter to Richard Church. Hants.
Feb. 22, 1939
Regarding The Map of Love.
Box 5 Folder 40
Thomas, Dylan : Autograph letter to Sir. Wales.
May 27, 1951
Regarding political affiliation and S.C.R.
Box 5 Folder 41
Thoreau, Henry David : Autograph manuscript, unsigned.
No date
Regarding woods near Hubbard's Grove.
Box 12 Folder 3
Thurber, James : Typed letter to Major Melvyn Berlind. Cornwall, CT.
Jan. 25, 1943
Thurber's response to an admirer. "The only thing I have in common with James Joyce is bad eyesight".
Rudin # B-141
Box 5 Folder 42
Thurber, James : Typed letter to publisher. Hot Springs, VA.
Dec. 7, 1944
Box 5 Folder 43
Tolkien, J.R.R. : Autograph letter to George Engel. Oxford.
Oct. 25, 1958
Regarding debt to "agelong tradition", The Lord of the Rings, duties at Oxford.
Box 12 Folder 4
Tuttiett, Mary G. : Autographed letter. Newport I. Wight.
Apr. 22, 1889
Discusses writing. "Style is a gift, though like other gifts it can be improved".
Rudin # B-142
Box 5 Folder 44
Untermeyer, Louis : Typed letter to Mr. Hartley. Newton, CT.
Jul. 30, 1957
Regarding education and writing.
Box 12 Folder 5
Updike, John : Typed note to Richard S. Fetters. Ipswich, MA.
Responds to a letter asking, "What does success means to me".
Rudin # B-143
Box 5 Folder 45
Uris, Leon : Typed manuscript.
No date
Regarding qualities of a good writer.
Box 5 Folder 46
Van de Water, Frederic Franklin : Typed letter to Ernest Kroll. New York, NY.
Feb. 26, 1930
Regarding writing.
Box 6 Folder 1
van Vogt, A.E. : Typed letter to Wesley Hartley. Hollywood, CA.
Jun. 15, 1993
Regarding education and writing.
Box 6 Folder 2
Vonnegut, Kurt : Typed letter to Byron Troyer. New York, NY.
Sep. 6, 1974
Regarding Vonnegut's education and success.
Box 6 Folder 3
Vonnegut, Kurt : Typed letter to Gary Grossman.
Apr. 22, 1981
Regarding attempts to stop smoking.
Box 12 Folder 6
Wallace, Irving : Typed letter to Robert Hudson.
Nov. 5, 1971
Responds to questions posed to him regarding his views on pornography and censorship.
Rudin # B-144
Box 6 Folder 4
Warren, Robert Penn : Typed letter to Wesley Hartley. Fairfield, CT.
Aug. 1, 1957
Regarding education and writing.
Box 12 Folder 7
Warren, Robert Penn : Typed letter to Mr. Wilder. Fairfield, CT.
Oct. 8, 1962
Discusses prayer in the schools and Faulkner.
Rudin # B-145
Box 6 Folder 5
Waugh, Evelyn : Autograph letter to Alfred McIntyre. Stinchcombe.
Oct. 8, 1945
Regarding Brideshead Revisited.
Box 6 Folder 6
Webster, Noah : Autograph manuscript.
No date
Definitions.
Box 6 Folder 7
Wells, H.G. : Autograph letter to My dear Brown. Grasse.
Feb. 4, 1929
Regarding Query advertisement.
Box 6 Folder 8
Wells, H.G. : Autograph letter to a publisher. London.
Dec. 4, 1936
Regarding agreement for book.
Box 6 Folder 9
Wells, H.G. : Autograph letter to a publisher. London.
Mar. 11, 1937
Regarding Star-begotten.
Box 6 Folder 10
Wells, H.G. : Autograph letter to Viking Press. Grasse.
Apr. 26, 1937
Regarding The Brothers.
Box 12 Folder 8
Wheatley, Dennis : Autographed letter to Mr. Earle. London, England.
1933
Announcing the publication of his novel, "The Forbidden Territory".
Rudin # B-146
Box 12 Folder 9
White, E.B. : Typed letter to Mr. Wells. New York.
Nov. 3, 1946
Discusses and defines his choice of using the word "Chinaman" instead of "Chinese" at the end of World War II.
Rudin # B-147
Box 12 Folder 10
White, E.B. : Typed letter to Wayne Chatterton. North Brooklin, ME.
Sep. 27, 1971
A lengthy discussion of the famous New Yorker "profiles" and an unflattering "profile" of his colleague, Alexander Woollcott.
Rudin # B-148
Box 6 Folder 11
White, E.B. : Typed letter to Charles L. Baldwin. North Brooklin, ME.
Nov. 24, 1976
Regarding split infinitives, the day's youth.
Box 6 Folder 12
Whitman, Walt : Autograph letter to Talcott Williams. Camden, NJ.
Dec. 14, 1984
Regarding invitation.
Box 6 Folder 13
Whittier, John Greenleaf : Autograph letter to Dear Friend. Danvers.
Jan. 2, 1884
Regarding W.C. Bryant. With photo.
Box 12 Folder 11
Wilbur, Richard : Autographed letter to Mr. Cary. Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT.
Aug. 5, 1959
Discusses the process of revision. "The point is that the smallest word counts".
Rudin # B-149
Box 6 Folder 14
Wilde, Oscar : Autograph letter to Mrs. Gielgud. Chelsea.
c. July 1881
Regarding invitation. With photos.
Box 12 Folder 12
Wilder, Thorton : Autographed letters to James Thomson. Florence.
Manuscript with cover letter. Wilder defends the Silent Generation, predicting how it will affect America's future.
Rudin # B-150
Box 12 Folder 13
Wilder, Thorton : Autographed letter to Jay L. Bradley. Capri.
Oct. 28, 1926
Discusses the pursuit of a career in writing and the pros and cons of attending college.
Rudin # B-151
Box 6 Folder 15
Wilder, Thornton : Autograph letter to Pearl Buck. Hollywood, CA.
Jul. 14, 1938
Regarding Our Town.
Box 12 Folder 14
Wilder, Thorton : Autographed postcard to Harry Thornton Moore. Hamden 17, CT.
Oct. 28, 1960
"Imaginative narration is a very stern mistress; she wants no other gods but herself".
Rudin # B-152
Box 6 Folder 16
Wilder, Thornton : Autograph letters to Miriam Benkovitz. Hamden, CT.
May 29, 1969; May 5, 1975
Regarding discussions of Wilder; Memory of Ellen Hayes.
Box 6 Folder 17
Wilder, Thornton : Autograph letter to Joseph Blotner. Edgartown, MA.
Jul. 17, 1969
Regarding William Faulkner. With Wilder stamps and envelope.
Box 12 Folder 15
Wilder, Thorton : Autographed letters to Dalma Brunauer. Hamden, CT.
1974, 1975
Letter 12/9/1974 - Thanking her for her thoughtful essay on ""Bridge of San Luis Rey"" and remarking that many are angry that he does not more strongly affirm Christian doctrine. Letter 11/11/1975 - Discusses how his Protestant upbringing relates to ""Bridge of San Luis Rey"". (With unrelated Willa Cather envelope signed and addressed to Wilder)
Rudin # B-153
Box 6 Folder 18
Williams, Tennessee : Typed letter to John Hunter. Key West, FL.
Feb. 3, 1954
Regarding article for Yale Magazine on Dylan Thomas. With magazine and photo.
Box 12 Folder 16
Williams, Tennessee :Typed letter to Audrey
Nov. 7, 1969
"America is very cruel to its artists who have had reversals of fortune."
Rudin # B-154
Box 12 Folder 17
Williams, Tennessee : Typed letter to Tim Moore. San Francisco, CA.
Aug. 14, 1976
Writing to a potential "traveling companion", Williams mentions that "I never fall out of love, which makes it a sad sort of poem".
Rudin # B-155
Box 13 Folder 3
Williams, William Carlos : Typed letter to Arioste Lonchard. Rutherford, NJ.
Nov. 6, 1947
A letter on Williams' feelings for Ezra Pound. In a presentation portfolio.
Rudin # B-156
Box 12 Folder 18
Williams, William Carlos : Typed letter addressed to Dear Uhlman. Rutherford, NJ.
May 29, 1951
"The structure of the poem must be changed and not merely must it speak about new things".
Rudin # B-157
Box 12 Folder 19
Williams, William Carlos : Autographed manuscript. Rutherford, NJ.
Aug. 17, 1951
A tribute to the great American photographer, Alfred Eisenstadt.
Rudin # B-158
Box 12 Folder 20
Wilson, Edmund : Autographed letter addressed to Dear Hazel. Red Bank, NJ.
Nov. 12, 1927
A long chatty letter referring to his work and to his reading. Thinks New York is an awful place to live and coments, "I haven't met an intelligent clergyman…since I have been here."
Rudin # B-159
Box 12 Folder 20A
Winslow, Elizabeth : Typed letter to Wesley Hartley.
Mar. 7, 1974
Box 6 Folder 19
Wodehouse, P.G. : Typed letter to Alec Waugh. Long Island, NY.
Jan. 4, 1975
Regarding recent knighthood.
Box 6 Folder 20
Wolfe, Thomas : Typed letter to Du Bose Heyward. Brooklyn, NY.
Sep. 8, 1932
Regarding NY summer, invitation to Charleston.
Box 6 Folder 21
Woolf, Virginia : Autograph letter to Logan Pearsall Smith. Tavistock Square.
Dec. 4, 1932
Regarding love.
Box 6 Folder 22
Wordsworth, William : Autograph letter to Edward Quillinan.
Apr. 8, 1841
Regarding daughter's upcoming marriage to Quillinan.
Box 6 Folder 23
Wouk, Herman : Typed letter to Matthew Held. Washington D.C.
Apr. 28, 1982
Regarding Karl Popper.
Box 12 Folder 21
Wright, Richard : Typed letter to Miss Pergament. NY.
Sep. 10, 1938
He critiques a story sent to him by his correspondent for review.
Rudin # B-160
Box 12 Folder 22
Zaturenska, Marya : Autographed letter to Wesley Hartley. NY
Apr. 6, 1974

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