Correspondence

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 30 Collections and/or Records:

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

Allen Tate and Mark Van Doren Correspondence

 Collection
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

Mial Vincent Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0986

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 colloquial...
Dates: multiple

Robert Penn Warren And William Meredith Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0490
Scope and Content Note In this small collection (.21 linear feet) is the personal correspondence between William Meredith and Robert Penn Warren, his wife Eleanor Clark and his daughter Rosanna Warren for the years 1962-1980. Also included : an album of over 80 manuscript pages of poems by R.P.W.; a folder of invitation cards to Meredith from the Warrens; and a folder of several miscellaneous materials including R.P. Warren’s letter to the Editor of the New York Times dated May 24,...
Dates: 1962 - 1980

Robert Penn Warren Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0957
Overview This collection contains a letter dated November 23, 1984 from Robert Penn Warren to E. Lowell Robbins about a manuscript by Robbins.
Dates: 1984 November 23

P. J. Williamson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0509
Overview This collection contains 25 letters dated 1862-1869. Most of correspondence from P.J. Williamson is to his wife during his service in the American Civil War.
Dates: 1862 - 1869

Wright, W. Whittier Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0598
Overview Mr. W. Whittier Wright is a Vanderbilt Alumnus who graduated in 1943. His collection consists of correspondence between himself and Agrarian literary writer Andrew Nelson Lytle.
Dates: Inclusive: 1943-1968; Bulk: 1947-1954

 

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