Papers of Sherwood Anderson, 1923-1941.


Papers of Sherwood Anderson, 1923-1941.

The collection contains manuscripts of "No swank," "Our city small towners, " "When the writer talks, " and "A note on realism" as well as 12 poems from "Mid-American chants" and an untitled autobiographical piece. There are 41 letters to Anderson's literary agent Otto K. Liveright regarding finances, the sale of short stories, and current writing, publications and rejections. Other correspondence, particularly with Herbert Freis, H.L. Mencken, Miriam Phillips, Dorothea Prall Radin and Roger Sergel discusses newspaper publishing, translations, college teaching, literary endeavors, evaluation of other authors, and his personal life, including marriages, loyalty to friends and publishers, financial problems, association with an amateur theatrical company in New Orleans, travel, "Ripshin" his Virginia farm, and his state of mind. In addition there are two signed photographs of Anderson including one of him fishing.

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