Papers, [ca. 1919-1955].


Papers, [ca. 1919-1955].

Material acquired from three sources. Includes: 19 letters to Constance Atherton (la Comtesse de Jumilhac); letters from Atherton and related correspondence; 2 notebooks with letter and unpublished aphorisms addressed to Atherton; book belonging to Harry and Caresse Crosby. Also includes (separate provenance): 10 manuscript notebooks; page proofs (bound) for Shadows of the Sun and for Chariot of the sun; other writings; 2 albums of photographs; and Caresse Crosby's correspondence with several writers/editors/publishers. Also includes (separate provenance) Crosby's last will and testament; typescript (carbon) of his The De Geetere Maldoror; and a biographical sketch of him written by his wife, Caresse Crosby.

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