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John Crowe Ransom And Ann Mitchner Correspondence Collection

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS.0388
Abstract

This collection contains four typed and signed letters from John Crowe Ransom to Ann Mitchner, a friend and novice writer. The collection was purchased in early 2006. The four letters are dated January 17, February 2, March 15, and March 26, 1950, and include handwritten corrections and some tape repairs. This small correspondence collection records Ransom’s editorial and critical advice over the period of three months to aspiring writer Ann Mitchner.

Dates: 1950 January-March

John Crowe Ransom and Joseph Edgar Simmons Correspondence Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0359
Abstract

The letters in this small collection were written between September 17, 1959 and June 30, 1966 from John Crowe Ransom to Joseph Edgar Simmons, an aspiring poet and teacher. The letters consist primarily of advice, information, and concern Ransom gives for Simmons’ personal and professional growth as a poet, writer, and teacher. Altogether there are 17 letters. These letters were purchased in the fall of 2001.

Dates: multiple

John Crowe Ransom Robert Graves Correspondence Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0604
Scope and Content Note

This small collection (.21 linear feet) includes correspondence from John Crowe Ransom to Robert Graves during the years 1922 to 1926. Also included are poems, newspaper clippings, reviews of books about Ransom, and materials concerning Ransom’s 80th birthday celebration at Kenyon College.

Dates: 1922-1971

John Crowe Ransom: Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0773
Scope and Content Note This is a collection of 14 pieces of correspondence ranging from 1927 to 1957 that represents Ransom’s correspondence with various publishers and editors with whom he worked over the course of his career. Many of the letters are written while he was editor of The Kenyon Review, a journal which he co-founded, from 1939-1959. The 8 letters from 1950-1956 to World Publishing Company relate to the publication of a reader titled Kenyon...
Dates: 1927 - 1957

Nancy A. Walker Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0837
Scope and Content Note The collection is comprised of letters exchanged between Nancy A. Walker, the late Vanderbilt English Professor and the Director of the Women's Studies Center, and her childhood friend, Charles "Jeff" Howie date from 1959 to 1995. The vast majority of letters were exchanged during the 1960s as Walker studied English at Louisiana State University and completed her Ph.D. at Kent State. The collection solely comprises of her outgoing mail. The letters are deeply personal and...
Dates: multiple

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