McQuown - DeVoto papers 1933-1948


McQuown - DeVoto papers, 1933-1948

McQuown - DeVoto papers 1933-1948

Mostly letters written by Bernard DeVoto to Madeline McQuown (1933-1948) focusing on writing techniques of both authors. Also includes a series of letters written by Robert S. Hillyer to Madeline McQuown (1933-1946). The other correspondence in the collection is written by McQuown to DeVoto and McQuown to Hillyer. Written essays and articles by DeVoto make up the remainder of the collection.

2 boxes; .5 linear ft.


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