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The Peter Taylor Papers

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Identifier: MSS.0435
Abstract The papers of Peter Hillsman Taylor (1917-1994), collected by bibliographer Stuart Wright and purchased by Vanderbilt University in 1988, are an important collection of the Jean and Alexander Heard Library's Special Collections. A native of Tennessee and a former Vanderbilt student, Taylor is acknowledged as a master of the short story form and has won several major literary awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his 1986 novel A Summons To Memphis. Taylor...
Dates: Inclusive: 1905-1988; Bulk: 1939-1980

The Peter Taylor Papers Addition

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0591
Abstract The papers of Peter Hillsman Taylor (1917-1994) were purchased by Vanderbilt University in 1995, and are an important addition to the Jean and Alexander Heard Library’s Special Collections. The papers and correspondence (1988-1992), are an addition to a significant collection of Taylor’s pre-1988 letters and manuscripts. Taylor, who died in 1994 in Charlottesville, Virginia, received a Pulitzer Prize for his novel, A Summons to Memphis, which was published in 1986. He attended Vanderbilt as...
Dates: Inclusive: 1945-2000; Bulk: 1988-1992

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