Correspondence relating to the Southern Writers Convention sponsored by the "Virginia Quarterly Review" at the University of Virginia, October 23-24, 1931 [manuscript], 1931-1932.

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Correspondence relating to the Southern Writers Convention sponsored by the "Virginia Quarterly Review" at the University of Virginia, October 23-24, 1931 [manuscript], 1931-1932.

The collection consists of Wilson's correspondence with authors he invited to the convention, particularly Conrad Aiken, Sherwood Anderson, Katharine Anthony, John Peale Bishop, James Boyd, Roark Bradford, Herschel Brickell, Maxwell Struthers Burt, James Branch Cabell, Henry Seidel Canby, Willa Cather, Maristan Chapman, Emily Clark, Irvin S. Cobb, Donald Davidson, William Edward Dodd, William Faulkner, John Gould Fletcher, Ellen Glasgow, Isa Glenn, Paul Green, Sara Haardt, Archibald Henderson, DuBose Heyward, Gerald W. Johnson, Mary Johnston, H.L. Mencken, Margaret Prescott Montague, Julia Mood Peterkin, Ulrich Bonnell Phillips, Josephine Pinckney, Burton Rascoe, Lizette Woodworth Reese, Cale Young Rice, Alice Caldwell Hegan Rice, Amelie Rives, Elizabeth Madox Roberts, Herbert Ravenal Sass, Mrs. Laurence Stallings, T.S. Stribling, Allen Tate, Irita Van Doren, Thomas Wolfe, and Stark Young.

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Mencken, H.L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956

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Henry Louis "H. L." Mencken (September 12, 1880 - January 29, 1956), was an American journalist, essayist, magazine editor, satirist, acerbic critic of American life and culture, and a student of American English. Mencken, known as the "Sage of Baltimore", is regarded as one of the most influential American writers and prose stylists of the first half of the 20th century. Mencken worked as a reporter and drama critic for the Baltimore Morning Herald from 1899 to 1906. From 190...

Faulkner, William, 1897-1962

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American fiction writer. From the description of Papers of William Faulkner [manuscript], n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647809728 From the description of Jacket, [manuscript], n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647811922 From the description of Uncorrected galley proof of The Faulkner reader [manuscript], 1954 April 1. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647809700 From the description of Photograph, 1962 Mar. 2...

Bishop, John Peale, 1892-1944

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American author. From the description of Typed letter signed : South Harwich, Mass., to Stark Young, 1934 Sept. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270874880 ...

Fletcher, John Gould, 1886-1950

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American poet and critic. From the description of Correspondence, works, and clippings, 1910-1952, nd. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122453062 John Gould Fletcher, born in Little Rock, Arkansas and educated at Phillips Academy and Harvard (1903-1907), was a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and author. Fletcher lived in England for years before returning home to Arkansas where, in the 1920s and 1930s, he was act...

Anderson, Sherwood, 1876-1941

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Author, newspaper editor. From the description of Letter to Maurice Hanline, n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 56349777 American novelist, short-story writer, poet, and journalist. From the guide to the Sherwood Anderson miscellany, 1981, undated, (The New York Public Library. New York Public Library Archives.) Author. From the description of Death in the woods : annotated short story, circa 1933. (Unknown). WorldCat record i...

Rice, Alice Caldwell Hegan, 1870-1942

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American author. From the description of Letter [manuscript] : to Richard Watson Gilder, 1902 September 29. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647880273 Louisville author. From the description of Alice Caldwell Hegan Rice : miscellaneous papers, 1902-1941. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49306901 Author. Alice Caldwell Hegan Rice, a native of Louisville and the wife of Kentucky poet Cale Young Ric...

Wolfe, Thomas, 1900-1938

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Bernstein met Thomas Wolfe in 1925 on a voyage between Europe and New York. Wolfe and Bernstein, the wife of a prominent New York stock broker and 18 years older than Wolfe, became lovers in Oct. 1925 and remained so for the next five years. Wolfe's 1929 novel, Look Homeward Angel, was dedicated to Bernstein. From the description of [Account of a fire / Thomas Wolfe] (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 492206991 Thomas Clayton Wolfe was born October 3, 1900 in Asheville, No...

Phillips, Ulrich Bonnell, 1877-1934

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Ulrich B. Phillips was a history professor in Madison, Wisconsin. Robert Preston Brooks was a 1904 Rhodes scholar and later a professor of economics and dean of the UGA School of Commerce (1920 to 1945). He was the first alumni secretary and founder and editor of the Georgia Alumni Record. From the description of Letters to Dr. Preston Brooks, 1907-1908. (University of Georgia). WorldCat record id: 262845476 Ulrich Bonnell Phillips (1877-1934) was an author and historian who...

Canby, Henry Seidel, 1878-1961

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Writer, editor, critic. From the description of Reminiscences of Henry Seidel Canby and Amy Loveman : oral history, 1955. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122481130 Epithet: editor of 'Saturday Review of Literature' British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000758.0x0001e2 Canby was a critic, editor and Yale University professor (1899-1922). He was one of the founder...

Henderson, Archibald, 1877-1963

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Archibald Henderson was an author and University of North Carolina professor of mathematics. From the guide to the Archibald Henderson Papers Relating to Family History, 1891-1964, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.) Mathematician, historian, and author. From the description of Archibald Henderson : miscellaneous papers, 1920-1922. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49242271 From the ...

Pinckney, Josephine, 1895-1957

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Davidson, Donald, 1893-1968

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Author, poet, teacher, and editor. Member of the Fugitive and Agrarian Groups. From the description of Donald Davidson Papers, 1917-1968. (Vanderbilt University Library). WorldCat record id: 17789409 ...

Chapman, Maristan.

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Under the pseudonym Maristan Chapman, Mary Illsley Chapman (1895-1978) and John Stanton Chapman (1891-1972) authored several novels set in Tennessee, three series of children's mystery and adventure books, a biography of Duc de Morny, and many short stories, essays, articles, radio scripts, poems and commercials. Englishman Stanton Chapman was an engineer in aircraft manufacturing during World War I and invented a timer which allowed pilots to fire their guns without damaging their propellors an...

Green, Paul, 1894-1981

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Paul Eliot Green(1894-1981) was a Southern playwright, poet, and novelist. Born in Lillington, North Carolina, Green lived in the state all of his life and tried to capture in his writings the culture and heritage of the American South, concentrating on the experiences of tenant farmers, mill workers, Native Americans and African Americans. Green studied at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill under folk dramatist Frederick Koch of the Carolina Playmakers. After an interruption of his ...

Johnson, Gerald W. (Gerald White), 1890-1980

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Writer and journalist; friend of H. L. Mencken; speech-writer for Adlaie E. Stevenson's 1952 presidential campaign. From the description of Letter to Dr. Solis-Cohen [manuscript], 1952 November 9. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647996418 Gerald W. Johnson was an alumnus of Wake Forest College (Class of 1911) a newspaper reporter and columnist on the Baltimore Sun and other newspapers; and an author. From the description of Gerald White Johnson Pape...

Haardt, Sara, 1898-1935

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Rascoe, Burton, 1892-1957

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American drama critic, journalist. From the description of Correspondence, 1924-1955. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122494186 ...

Bradford, Roark, 1896-1948

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Roark Bradford, novelist, short story writer, and journalist, was born in Lauderdale County, Tenn., where he was raised on a cotton plantation in the Nankipoo-Knob Creek area. In 1924 Bradford moved to New Orleans, La. to take a position at the New Orleans Times-Picayune and in 1926 he devoted himself entirely to writing African-American fiction. From the description of Roark Bradford letter, 1927. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 70696868 Roark Bradford was...

Peterkin, Julia Mood, 1880-1961

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American author. From the description of Papers of Julia Mood Peterkin [manuscript], 1927-1931. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647870333 From the description of Autograph letters signed (4) : Lang Syne Plantation, Fort Motte, S.C., and New York, to Stark Young, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270872100 Julia Mood Peterkin was a South Carolina novelist. She won the Pulitzer Prize in 1929 for her novel, Scarlet Sister Mary, which was later adapte...

Rives, Amélie 1863-1945

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Amélie Rives was born into an aristocratic Virginia family, and exhibited precocious writing talent. As a young writer, she published The Quick or the Dead?, which became a controversial bestseller; modernists derided the naive plot and theme, while traditional romanticists were scandalized by the sensual content. After a short marriage to Virginia lawyer John Armstrong Chanler ended, she met and married exiled Russian painter Prince Pierre Troubetzkoy and led a privileged life in America and E...

Johnston, Mary, 1870-1936

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Mary Johnston was born November 21, 1870 in Buchanan, Virginia to Elizabeth Alexander Johnston from Moorefield, West Virginia and John W. Johnston, lawyer and railway executive, of Botetourt County, Virginia. Mary Johnston, the oldest of six children, was followed by Eloise Johnston, Anne Johnston, John Johnston, Walter Johnston, and Elizabeth Johnston; the first and last two siblings lived most of their adult lives with Mary Johnston until her death, and they are mentioned frequently in these p...

Montague, Margaret Prescott, 1878-1955

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Cobb, Irvin S. (Irvin Shrewsbury), 1876-1944

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Author, humorist. From the description of Letters, 1914-1944. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49199652 Irvin S. Cobb (1876-1944) was an American author and humorist. He was best known for his humorous stories of Kentucky life, such as in his book Old Judge Priest . From the guide to the Irvin S. Cobb Letter, 1928, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries) Author, and humorist. From the descript...

Cather, Willa, 1873-1947

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American novelist and short-story writer. From the description of Letters, 1926-1931. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122494991 Willa Cather was an American novelist and short story writer. From the guide to the Willa Cather literary manuscripts, 1926-1940, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) American novelist, journalist, and editor. From the description of Collection, 1908-1963. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research...

Southern Writers' Conference

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Reese, Lizette Woodworth, 1856-1935

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Miss Lizette W. Reese (1856-1935) taught school in Baltimore, Maryland for 45 years. She retired in 1921 and concentrated her efforts as a poetess. Many collections of her poems were published in book form. From the description of Papers, 1928-1934. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122498089 American writer. From the description of Letter [manuscript] : Baltimore, Maryland, to Wilbur Needham, Hinsdale, Illinois, 1923 November 9. (University of Virginia). WorldCat r...

Stribling, T. S. (Thomas Sigismund), 1881-1965

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Boyd, James, 1888-1944

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James Boyd (1888-1944) was an American author and journalist. From the description of James Boyd papers, 1906-1952 ; 1964-1969. WorldCat record id: 26319687 American novelist. From the description of Letter : Southern Pines, N. C., to [John Stuart] Groves, 1933 Nov. 21. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122648372 American novelist Boyd graduated from Princeton in 1910 and served in World W...

Young, Stark

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American author and critic. From the description of Belle Isle : typescript unsigned, 1940 July 31. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270129868 American journalist and dramatist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Bedford, New York, to Belle da Costa Greene, 1944 Jun. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270584560 American author. From the description of Letter to Minnie Nielson Butler [manuscript], 1950 March 14. (University of Vir...

Wilson, James Southall, 1880-1963

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Professor of English, University of Virginia. From the description of Papers of James Southall Wilson, [manuscript], 1931-1942. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647809599 American author and editor. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Charlottesville, Va., to Stark Young, 1934 Sept. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270872999 University of Virginia English professor. From the description of Papers of James Southall...

Cabell, James Branch, 1879-1958

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Richmond author James Branch Cabell (1879-1958) is best known for his controversial book, Jurgen (1919), a fantasy set in Cabell's mythical medieval world of Poictesme (pronounced Pwa-tem). The New York Society for the Suppression of Vice contended the book was obscene. A trial over its content brought the reclusive writer national fame. Throughout the 1920s, Cabell's literary peers, including H.L. Mencken and Sinclair Lewis, praised his works. Cabell was born April 14, 1879, at 101 E. Frank...

Brickell, Herschel, 1889-1952

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Aiken, Conrad Potter, 1889-1973

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Epithet: writer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000207.0x000343 American poet, short-story writer, novelist, and critic . From the description of Letter, 1969 January 26 (Johns Hopkins University). WorldCat record id: 148050827 Conrad Aiken was an American novelist, short-story writer, and poet. From the description of Conrad Aiken collection of papers, 1913-1963. (...

Sass, Herbert Ravenel, 1884-1958

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Charleston, S.C. newspaperman, writer, and historian. He was the son of George Herbert Sass (1845-1908), also a writer, and Anna Ravenel Sass. Sass served on the editorial staff of the News & Courier, a Charleston newspaper, and later gave up newspaper work to write stories, articles, novels, and other works, most of which concern the natural history and history of South Carolina. He married Marion Hutson and was the father of three children. From the description of Herbert Raven...

Anthony, Katharine Susan, 1877-1965

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Burt, Maxwell Struthers, 1882-1954

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American prose writer, poet, political activist, and rancher. From the description of Correspondence, 1931-1951. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 86166534 [Maxwell] Struthers Burt (1882-1954), author, dude rancher, poet, was the patriarch of an American literary family. Burt married Katharine Newlin, whom he had met while studying at Oxford, in 1912. While living in Wyoming, both took up writing and both become very successful, penning s...

Rice, Cale Young, 1872-1943

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American poet, playwright, novelist. From the description of Correspondence, 1912-1935. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122472942 Rice was an American poet and playwright. From the description of ALS: to George Meason Whicher, 1925 July 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122450687 American author. From the description of Letters to Edwin Carty Ranck and Will Orton Tewson [man...

Tate, Allen, 1899-1979

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Allen Tate was an American poet, essayist, literary critic, novelist, and translator. From the description of Allen Tate collection of papers, 1935-1971. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 144652060 From the guide to the Allen Tate collection of papers, 1935-1971, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.) John Orley Allen Tate was born in Winchester, Clarke County, Kentucky, in 1899. He atte...

Van Doren, Irita Taylor, 1891-1966

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Editor, New York Herald Tribune Book Review. From the description of Correspondence to Maxwell Struthers Burt, 1951. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 122690978 Literary editor. From the description of Irita Taylor Van Doren papers, 1920-1967. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71063846 Biographical Note 1891, Mar. 16 Born, Birmi...

Glenn, Isa, 1874-1951

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Isa Glenn (1888?-1951) is the author of several novels, including Heat (1926), Little Pitchers (1927), Southern Charm (1928), Transport (1929), A Short History of Julia (1930), East of Eden (1932), Mr. Darlington's Dangerous Age (1933), and The Little Candle's Beam (1935). Bayard Schindel (b. 1908) was the son of Isa Glenn and S. J. Bayard Schindel, and is the author of The Golden Pilgrimage (1929). From the description of Isa Glenn and Bayard Schindel papers...

Dodd, William Edward, 1869-1940

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William Edward Dodd (1869-1940) was a historian and United States ambassador to Germany. From the guide to the William Edward Dodd Letters, ., 1911-1923, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.) Historian, diplomat, college professor. From the description of William Edward Dodd letter to Alfred Jackson Hanna [manuscript], 1895 December 2. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 502141954 Historian and ...

Heyward, DuBose, 1885-1940

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Author. From the description of Letter : to Henry Ravenel Dwight, 1931 Jan. 4. (The South Carolina Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 37521975 From the description of Letters to Robert N.S. Whitelaw, 1940. (The South Carolina Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 37522020 Author, of Charleston, S.C. From the description of Peter Ashley promotional poster [picture] ; [1932]. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 38943426 Po...

Clark, Emily, 1893-1953

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Virginia author. From the description of Stuffed peacocks: (manuscript and proofs), 1927. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32958550 ...

Glasgow, Ellen Anderson Gholson, 1873-1945

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American novelist. From the description of Letter, 1940 Apr. 25, Richmond, Va., to John W. Garley, Bayonne, N.J. [manuscript]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647808544 From the description of Letters to James J. Murray [manuscript], 1939-1943. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647812081 American author. From the description of Letter [manuscript]: Richmond, Va., to Dr. Kenneth Wood, 1942 December 14. (University of Virginia). W...

Stallings, Helen Purefoy Poteat.,

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Roberts, Elizabeth Madox, 1881-1941

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American poet and novelist. From the description of Papers of Elizabeth Madox Roberts, 1929-1938. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 34689868 Author, poet, and novelist. From the description of Papers of Elizabeth Madox Roberts, 1920-1940. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449553 Springfield, Ky. poet and novelist. From the description of Elizabeth Madox Roberts : miscellaneous papers, 1921-1936. (Filson Historical Society, The). Wo...