Elena Wilson papers 1906-1979 1972-1979


Elena Wilson papers, 1906-1979, 1972-1979

Elena Wilson papers 1906-1979 1972-1979

The collection consists of correspondence, literary manuscripts, printed materials, and personal and family papers documenting the life of Elena Wilson and her work as literary executor of Edmund Wilson. The bulk of the collection dates from 1972-1979, after Edmund's death; also present are a small amount of early papers and documents of Elena's family. Series I, Correspondence, includes letters from Edmund Wilson, letters of condolence received after his death, and correspondence concerning Elena's work as his literary executor. Correspondents include Leon Edel, Daniel Aaron, Simon Karlisky, and Vera Nabokova. Series II, Writings, contains materials pertaining to Letters on Literature and Politics, including drafts, proofs, and an extensive file of photocopies of letters written by Edmund Wilson. Also present are drafts of "My View From the Other Window," an essay by Elena Wilson describing her experiences living with Edmund in Talcottville, New York; writings about Edmund by others; and a memoir written by Elena Wilson's aunt, Marie Struve, describing her early life in Russia before the 1917 Revolution. Series III, Subject Files, includes biographical material about Edmund Wilson and lists of his writings. Series IV, Personal Papers, contains calendars, passports, and other legal documents. Series IV, Family Papers, consists of legal documents and biographical information about the families of Elena Wilson's parents, Georg Hermann Mumm and Olga Struve, and her first husband, James Thornton. Series VI, Helen Miranda Wilson Papers, contains documents pertaining to Elena Wilson's death, with notes made by Helen Miranda Wilson, daughter of Elena and Edmund Wilson.

Total Boxes: 42 (incl. 9 oversize boxes); Other Storage Formats: 1 portfolio; Linear Feet: 23.38



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Wilson, Elena, 1906-1979

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Elena Wilson (1906-1979), was born in Reims, France. The family of her father, Georg Hermann Mumm, were founders of Mumm's Champagne. Her mother, Olga Struve, was born in Japan, where Elena's grandfather served as Russian ambassador. Elena Mumm emigrated to the United States in her twenties and worked as an editor for Town and Country during the 1930s-40s. She married American literary critic Edmund Wilson in 1946. After Edmund Wilson's death, she served as his literary executor and edited a col...

Wilson, Helen Miranda, 1948-

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Struve family.

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Wilson, Edmund

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Edmund Wilson was an American novelist, poet, essayist, and literary critic. From the description of Edmund Wilson collection of papers, 1922-1978. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122596904 From the guide to the Edmund Wilson collection of papers, 1922-1978, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.) American author and critic. From the description of Typewritten letters signed...

Karlinsky, Simon

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Thornton family.

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Nabokova, Vera

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Edel, Leon, 1907-1997

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Author, editor and educator. From the description of Papers of Leon Edel, 1855-1972. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 53436427 Author. From the description of Reminiscences of Leon Edel : oral history, 1978. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309737832 ...

Mumm family.

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Struve, Marie

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Aaron, Daniel, 1912-....

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Daniel Aaron was born in Chicago in 1912. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1933 and received his doctorate in 1943 from Harvard University. Aaron's first teaching position was at Harvard, where he lectured from 1936-1939 in the Department of English. In 1939, Aaron joined the Smith faculty. During his time at Smith, Aaron travelled as a visiting lecturer to the Guggenheim (1947), Bennington College (1950-51), the University of Helsinki (1951-52), Amherst College (1954-55), the Uni...