Gordon, Caroline, 1895-1981

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From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to [Richard M. Ludwig?], 1969 Dec. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270856877

Caroline Ferguson Gordon, born October 6, 1895, grew up on a farm in Kentucky. In 1925 she married Allen Tate, a poet and literary critic who led the charge of the Southern Agrarian literary movement. Together they pursued their careers in writing, forging close bonds with legendary figures like Robert Lowell, Hart Crane, Flannery O'Connor and Katherine Anne Porter. In 1931, Caroline published her first novel, Penhally, and in 1934 released her most popular work Aleck Maury, Sportsman . Her relationship with Tate grew volatile, and they divorced, remarried, and finally divorced permanently in 1959. Caroline continued to move around the country throughout her life, living at various times in North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, and Washington state. In 1978 she moved to San Cristóbal de las Casas in Chiapas, Mexico, to be with her daughter and died there on April 11, 1981.

From the guide to the Caroline Gordon Papers, 1926-1979, 1868-1995, (Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections)

American author (at this time wife of Allen Tate).

From the description of Typed letters (2) and typed letters signed (2) : Monteagle, Tenn., and [n.p.], to Stark Young, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270874919

Caroline Gordon was a teacher, literary critic and novelist. After working for some years as a newspaper reporter, she began teaching English at the University of North Carolina. She later became a lecturer in creative writing at Columbia University.

Gordon's fiction, examining life in the American South, includes ALECK MAURY: SPORTSMAN, THE GARDEN OF ADONIS and NONE SHALL LOOK BACK.

From the description of Caroline Gordon letters to Morris Gordon, 1963-1977. (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 78697122

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Gordon, Caroline, 1895-. Typed letters (2) and typed letters signed (2) : Monteagle, Tenn., and [n.p.], to Stark Young, [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Gordon, Caroline, 1895-1981. Caroline Gordon papers, 1868-1981 (bulk 1926-1977). Princeton University Library
referencedIn Cummington Press. Cummington Press records and Harry Duncan papers, 1933-1998. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
creatorOf Gordon, Caroline, 1895-1981. Caroline Gordon - Allen Tate correspondence, 1938-1970. The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library
creatorOf Gordon, Caroline, 1895-1981. Jackson J. Campbell collection of Carolina Tate correspondence. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
creatorOf Squires, Radcliff, 1917-. Papers. Washington University in St. Louis, .
creatorOf Gordon, Caroline. Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to [Richard M. Ludwig?], 1969 Dec. 23. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Carter, Thomas H. (Thomas Henry), 1931-1963. Correspondence, 1950-1962. Washington & Lee University, James G. Leyburn Library
creatorOf Caroline Gordon Papers, 1926-1979, 1868-1995 Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special CollectionsManuscripts Division
creatorOf Wills, Jesse. Papers, 1915-1977. Vanderbilt University Library, Jean and Alexander Heard Library
referencedIn Adams, Léonie, 1899-1988. Léonie Adams and William Troy papers, 1902-1980. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Green, Paul, 1894-1981. Paul Green papers, 1880-1985. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Govan, Christine Noble, 1898-1985. Gilbert and Christine Govan letters, circa 1932-1973. University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Library
referencedIn Percy, Walker, 1916-1990. Walker Percy papers, 1910-1992. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Squires, Radcliffe, 1917-1993. Papers, 1960-1981. Washington University in St. Louis, .
referencedIn McDowell, Frederick P. W. Fred McDowell collection of literary correspondence, 1965-1992. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Quinn, Mary Bernetta. Sister Mary Bernetta Quinn papers, 1948-1981. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Porter, Katherine Anne, 1890-1980. Papers. University of Maryland Libraries, UMD Libraries
referencedIn Alan Swallow Papers, 1934-1965 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Sister Mary Bernetta Quinn papers, 1948-1981 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Thorp, Willard, 1899-1990. Willard Thorp papers, 1886-1981 (1930-1970). Princeton University Library
referencedIn Carnochan, Brigitte Hoy. Papers relating to research on Janet Lewis, 1930-1994. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Davis, George, 1906-1957. Papers, 1929-1974 (bulk, 1935-1950). Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
referencedIn Robert Fitzgerald papers, 1892-1986 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn William Van O'Connor Papers, 1943-1967 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Watkins, Floyd C. Floyd C. Watkins papers, [ca. 1940-1998]. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Léonie Adams and William Troy papers, 1902-1980 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Grand Theatre Collection (University of Guelph). The Young Company Special Secondary School Theatre Tour / program conpiled by Berthold Carrière, Caroline Gordon, Paul Helm, Clare Mazzoleni, Heinar Piller and Herman Voden ; directed by Heinar Piller, 1972-73 - house program. University of Guelph
referencedIn Rubin, Louis Decimus, 1923-. Louis Decimus Rubin papers, 1945- (Series 1.1.1 D-H) [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Dorrance, Ward Allison, 1904-1996. Ward Allison Dorrance papers, 1935-1974. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Barr, Stringfellow, 1897-1982. Papers of Stringfellow Barr, 1927-1968. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Stanford, Donald E. (Donald Elwin), 1913-1998. Donald E. Stanford papers, 1933-1985. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Winters, Yvor, 1900-1968. Yvor Winters and Janet Lewis papers, 1906-1982. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Gordon, Caroline, 1895-1981. Caroline Gordon letters to Morris Gordon, 1963-1977. Princeton University Library
creatorOf Lyle, Guy Redvers, 1907-1994. Autograph collection, 1949-1978. Francis Marion University, James A Rogers Library, James A. Rogers Library
referencedIn O'Donnell, George Marion, 1914-1962. Papers, 1932-1961. Washington University in St. Louis, .
creatorOf Stallman, R. W. (Robert Wooster), 1911-1982. Papers of Robert Wooster Stallman [manuscript] 1935-1962. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Gordon, Caroline, 1895-1981. Caroline Gordon collection, 1939-1982 (bulk 1970-1980) Princeton University Library
referencedIn Axley, Lowry, ca. 1890-1960. Savannah Writers' Conference papers, 1938-1940. Georgia Historical Society
referencedIn Spier, Grace Delafield Day. Papers. University of Maryland Libraries, UMD Libraries
referencedIn Fitzgerald, Sally. Sally Fitzgerald papers, circa 1930-2000. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Fitzgerald, Robert, 1910-1985. Robert Fitzgerald papers, 1892-1986. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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associatedWith Adams, Léonie, 1899-1988. person
associatedWith Axley, Lowry, ca. 1890-1960. person
associatedWith Barr, Stringfellow, 1897-1982. person
associatedWith Blum, Charles, person
associatedWith Burden, Carter, person
associatedWith Carnochan, Brigitte Hoy. person
associatedWith Carter, Thomas H. (Thomas Henry), 1931-1963. person
associatedWith Crane, Hart, 1899-1932. person
associatedWith Cummington Press. corporateBody
associatedWith Davis, George, 1906-1957. person
associatedWith Dorrance, Ward Allison, 1904-1996. person
associatedWith Fitzgerald, Robert, 1910-1985. person
associatedWith Fitzgerald, Sally. person
associatedWith Gordon family. family
associatedWith Gordon family. family
associatedWith Gordon family. family
associatedWith Gordon family. family
associatedWith Gordon, Morris Meriwether. person
associatedWith Govan, Christine Noble, 1898-1985. person
associatedWith Grand Theatre Collection (University of Guelph) corporateBody
associatedWith Green, Paul, 1894-1981. person
associatedWith Jenkins, Sue. person
associatedWith Lowell, Robert, 1917-1977. person
associatedWith Ludwig, Richard M., 1920- person
associatedWith Lyle, Guy Redvers, 1907-1994. person
correspondedWith McDowell, Frederick P. W. person
associatedWith Moore, Merrill, 1903-1957. person
associatedWith O'Connor, William Van, 1915-1966 person
correspondedWith O'Donnell, George Marion, 1914-1962. person
associatedWith Percy, Walker, 1916-1990. person
associatedWith Pierpont Morgan Library. Young Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Porter, Katherine Anne, 1890-1980. person
associatedWith Quinn, Mary Bernetta. person
associatedWith Quinn, Mary Bernetta. person
associatedWith Rubin, Louis Decimus, 1923- person
associatedWith Saraceno, Salvatore, person
associatedWith Spier, Grace Delafield Day. person
associatedWith Squires, Radcliff, 1917- person
correspondedWith Squires, Radcliffe, 1917-1993. person
associatedWith Stafford, Jean, 1915-1979. person
associatedWith Stallman, R. W. (Robert Wooster), 1911-1982. person
associatedWith Stanford, Donald E. (Donald Elwin), 1913-1998. person
associatedWith Swallow, Alan, 1915-1966 person
associatedWith Tate, Allen, 1899-1979. person
correspondedWith Thomas, Joan person
associatedWith Thorp, Willard, 1899-1990. person
associatedWith Troy, William, 1903-1961 person
associatedWith Watkins, Floyd C. person
associatedWith Wills, Jesse. person
associatedWith Winters, Yvor, 1900-1968. person
associatedWith Young, Stark, 1881-1963, person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Texas--Irving
United States
United States
Subject
Dreams
Point of view (Literature)
Short stories, American--20th century
Catholic converts--20th century
Catholic converts--United States--20th century
Editors--20th century
Creative writing (Higher education)--Texas--Irving--Curricula--20th century
Literature
Editors--United States--20th century
American literature--Catholic authors--20th century
Women novelists, American--20th century--Correspondence
American literature
American fiction--20th century
Creative writing (Higher education)--Study and teaching--20th century
Fiction--Technique
Creative writing (Higher education)--Study and teaching--Texas--Irving--20th century
Creative writing (Higher education)--Curricula--20th century
Novelists, American--20th century--Correspondence
Occupation
Novelists, American--20th century
Women novelists, American--20th century
Women novelists, American
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Birth 1895-10-06

Death 1981-04-11

Americans

English

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