Elise Ayers Sanguinetti papers, 1929-2003.

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Sanguinetti, Elise. Elise Ayers Sanguinetti papers, 1929-2003.

Elise Ayers Sanguinetti papers, 1929-2003.

This collection consists of the correspondence, manuscripts and galley proofs, as well as reviews and notices of Elise Ayers Sanguinetti, the Alabama author of The Last of the Whitfields (1962), The New Girl (1964), The Dowager (1968), and McBee's Station (1972). The correspondence incluldes letters to and from her parents, Col. and Mrs. Harry M. Ayers (Edel Y.) of Anniston, Alabama, various other family members, agents and editors, as well as letters from friends and classmates. The correspondence is arranged by name and then chronologically. There are also letters of condolence to Elise Sanguinetti on the death of her father in 1964 and one on the death of her mother in 1977. The collection also includes typescript manuscript copies (with edits) and galley proofs of The Last of the Whitfields, The New Girl, and McBee's Station. There are also clippings and photocopies of notices and reviews of all her novels. The clippings are arranged by the novel title. (There was no attempt made to arrange the clippings by newspaper or magazine or by date.) There is also a small group of books and essays covering various family histories and another small collection of various alumni and church publications. The group of photographs and negatives include a scrapbook covering Elise Sanguinetti's trip to California in January of 1945 to act as the Maid of Honor at the christening of the S.S. Anniston Victory (584 Anniston Victory, VC2-S-AP2).

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