Stuart Wright Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0533

Scope and Contents

The .63 linear feet collection (2 boxes) contains correspondence between Robert Penn Warren and George Core, as well as correspondence between Robert Penn Warren and Stuart Wright. There is also correspondence from Eleanor Clark to Stuart Wright. Many of the letters refer to the publishing of books, but many are personal in nature. Some of the letters are typed and some handwritten. The collection is arranged into two series, in two boxes: Series I contains 232 pieces of correspondence, eight poems, four report cards of Robert Penn Warren, and 21 envelopes; Series II contains 131 photographs (mostly of Robert Penn Warren), and 2 contact sheets with 44 images. The folders are arranged by subject and chronologically within the collection.

Dates

  • 1896 - 1988

Biography/History

Stuart Wright of Winston-Salem, North Carolina was on the faculty of the School of Education at Wake Forest University. He was the owner/publisher of Palaemon Press Limited, a private press that published books, pamphlets, and broadsides by, Southern authors. He was a bibliographer and collector of southern literature especially for Fugitive/Agrarian authors and their associates. This collection relates primarily to Robert Penn Warren.

Extent

.63 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The .63 linear feet collection (2 boxes) contains correspondence between Robert Penn Warren and George Core, as well as correspondence between Robert Penn Warren and Stuart Wright. There is also correspondence from Eleanor Clark to Stuart Wright. Many of the letters refer to the publishing of books, but many are personal in nature. Some of the letters are typed and some handwritten.

Physical Location

Offsite Storage, Special Collections & Archives

Title
Finding Aid for the Stuart Wright Collection
Status
Completed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Vanderbilt University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Jean and Alexander Heard Library
419 21st Avenue South
Nashville TN 37203 United States


 

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