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William D. Elrod Civil War Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0826
Dates: 1861 - 1865

Ethel Mary Ervin Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0568
Scope and Contents This .21 linear foot collection contains one three-ring binder with 27 pieces of original correspondence, with a transcription and photocopies. Also included are notes of recommendation, programs, and student cards. Ethel Mary “Dot” wrote most of the letters with the last letter being written by her younger brother, Albert Goode Ervin, Jr. “Budy” when he was 12 years old. “Lily” is the nickname of her mother, Elizabeth Ervin.
Dates: 1891-1903

Mary Ella Calhoun Foote Estate Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0149
Overview This collection contains the papers of Mary Ella Calhoun Foote. Upon her death in 1918, she left her entire estate to Vanderbilt University to erect a building in memory of her father, William Henry Calhoun, a Nashville jeweler. The bulk of this collection contains correspondence, with other miscellaneous estate papers at the end.
Dates: 1844 - 1929

Charles Morfoot Collection

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Identifier: MSS.0975
Overview This collection contains 5 letters written by First Lieutenant Charles Morfoot, 101st Ohio Infantry Volunteers, to his wife, Elizabeth, during the American Civil War.
Dates: 1863 - 1865

Jon Parrish Peede

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0329
Overview Contains correspondences written to and from Jon Parrish Peede, a former Vanderbilt student, and his former English professors.
Dates: multiple

Sewell Y. Pierce Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0978
Overview This collection contains a single letter from Sewell Y. Pierce signed from Cleveland, Tennessee and dated January 6, 1870. The letter is written to a friend in Maine and details farming and the effects of the Civil War on land ownership in East Tennessee during Reconstruction.
Dates: 1870 January 6

The William Plumley/Robert Penn Warren Collection

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Identifier: MSS.0336
Scope and Content Note William Plumley presents this small archive of material on and from Robert Penn Warren as it reveals Warren’s working as a poet and writer. He corresponded with Warren in the years 1969 through 1984, and that correspondence is an important component of this collection.
Dates: multiple

James D. Porter Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0341
Overview This collection contains one document.

This document was purchased in 1996 by Special Collections.
Dates: 1902

Katherine Anne Porter Papers

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Identifier: MSS.0786
Scope and Content Note This collection consists of nine typed letters (signed, several with hand-written insertions/corrections and postscripts), three autograph notes (signed), five dictated autograph letters (three signed with initials) from Katherine Anne Porter to a bookselling couple, Vearl and Linda Moody, between 1974 and 1978. In total, there are 17 letters and associated matter. The correspondence primarily focuses on business transactions and the exchange of autographed editions. Often, however,...
Dates: 1974-1978

Puryear-Rodes Family Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0737
Scope and Content Note This small collection of letters and transcripts is comprised of 1.04 linear feet of manuscript material, ranging in date from 1892 until the death of Sara Puryear Rodes on August 21, 1997. Other important dates for this collection are the time around the wedding of Sara Puryear and Allan Battle Rodes on October 8, 1929. This collection of correspondence chronicles the everyday business and lives of Sara Puryear Rodes and her husband Allan Battle Rodes and their daughter...
Dates: 1892-1997

John Crowe Ransom Tribute Collection

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Identifier: MSS.0360
Overview This small collection consists of 39 letters and telegrams paying tribute and homage to John Crowe Ransom from friends and colleagues who were not able to be present at the dinner honoring Ransom in Nashville on June 10, 1937. Among the luminaries offering their homage are T. S. Eliot, Wallace Stevens, Katherine Anne Porter, Louis Untermeyer, and Mark Van Doren. All of these are listed below in the file listing.
Dates: multiple

John Crowe Ransom And Ann Mitchner Correspondence Collection

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS.0388
Overview 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
Overview 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

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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

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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

Philipp Rezek Papers

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Identifier: MSS.0363
Overview This collection contains personal letter written by friends and family of Philipp Rezek, who were Jewish refugees. The collection covers Austria’s takeover by the Germans in 1938, the family’s departure, internment camps, arrival to the United States, and medical school. A few of the letters are written from right to left to pass German censors.

The majority of this collection is in German.
Dates: 1938 - 1941

Elizabeth Lee Smith Civil War Letters Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0953
Overview This collection contains 116 letters written to Elizabeth Lee Smith during the American Civil War. The majority of the letters are from Jasper Newton Smith who Elizabeth would marry during the war. The letters concern the progress of the war and the budding romance between Jasper and Elizabeth.
Dates: 1861 April 27 - 1865 July 23

Davidson - Tate Correspondence Papers

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Identifier: MSS.0432
Dates: 1922 - 1967

Allen Tate and Mark Van Doren Correspondence

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Identifier: MSS.0433
Scope and Content Note This small collection (.21linear feet) includes personal correspondence between Allen Tate and Mark Van Doren and his wife Mrs. Dorothy Van Doren and other correspondence that concerns Mark Van Doren. There are also poems by Tate, Christmas cards, photographs, and various other items that relate to their friendship over many years. Other correspondence can be found in Mark Van Doren’s papers at Columbia University.
Dates: 1940 - 1977

Allen Tate Papers Correspondence and Manuscripts Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0431
Scope and Content Note This small collection (.21 linear feet) includes personal correspondence between Allen Tate and family members Benjamin E. Tate, Sr., Benjamin E. Tate, Jr. (Chuck), and Louise Fleishman Tate. There are also letters to J. Edgar Simmons and others, and incoming letters from Mark Van Doren, William S. Knickerbocker, and others making a total of 39 letters. The collection also includes the Chronology and Resume of Allen Tate, typescripts of two poems and several articles by Tate.
Dates: 1923-1974

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