Papers of Waldo Peirce, 1936 [manuscript].

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Peirce, Waldo, 1884-1970. Papers of Waldo Peirce, 1936 [manuscript].

Papers of Waldo Peirce, 1936 [manuscript].

The collection contains a series of letters to Harry Salpeter regarding Granville Hicks' biography of John Reed with a number of anecdotes about painting, writing, poetry, and poetic translations particularly of Baudelaire. He comments on playing semi-professional sports, driving an ambulance in World War I, catching a sea turtle with Hemingway, acting in a Rex Ingram movie, Americans in Paris, and family events. There are sketches of many well known people of the era including R.P. Blackmur, Lincoln Colcord, Arnold Gingrich, Alan Gruskin, Ernest Hemingway, and John Reed, as well as references to many others including Conrad Aiken, Jerome Bahr, Allan Brooks, Zechariah Chaffee, Robert Peter Tristram Coffin, Andre Derain, Helen Dickson, George Dillon, Isadora Duncan, Max Eastman, Bettina Ehrlich, and Charles William Eliot. Also T.S. Eliot, Ford Madox Ford, Paul Fort, Michael Gold, Aldous Huxley, James Joyce, Rudyard Kipling, Reginald Marsh, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Lucien Simon, James Forma Sloan, George Slocombe, Eugene E. Speicher, Gertrude Stein, Alize Terry, and Ambroise Vollard. There are photographs of Peirce with Gold, Reed, and Hemingway, and some manuscripts poems in French and English.

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