Caresse Crosby collection, 1945-1969.


Caresse Crosby collection, 1945-1969.

This collection consists of correspondence from Harry Thornton Moore to Caresse Crosby from 1945 to 1969. The correspondence includes letters about Moore's role as the Crosby Library executor in which Crosby makes suggestions about where to place the collection. The correspondence also documents Crosby's thoughts about travel, literature, and Moore's biographical projects on D. H. Lawrence. As assistant editor of Crosby's Portfolio: An Intercontinental Quarterly, Moore knew Kay Boyle, and the correspondence includes a letter from Boyle to Moore concerning Boyle's appointment as a lecturer on short stories at the University of Delaware. The series also includes all of the prospectuses for Portfolio: An Intercontinental Quarterly, published by Crosby at the Black Sun Press from 1945-1947.

.25 linear ft. (1 box)

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Crosby, Caresse, 1891-1970 (person)

Caresse Crosby was born Mary Phelps Jacob on April 30, 1891 in New Rochelle, New York, daughter of a prominent New England family. After a brief marriage to Richard Rogers Peabody, she married Harry Crosby in 1922 and soon after moved to France. In April, 1927, they founded a publishing company soon to become The Black Sun Press. The publications included a Hindu Love Book, The Fall of the House of Usher, and letters by Harry's cousin, Henry James, to Walter Berry. Other contributors to the Blac...

Moore, Harry Thornton (person)

Crosby, Harry, 1898-1929 (person)

Poet, editor. From the description of Letters 1928-1929. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 703897652 American poet and publisher also known as Henry Sturgis Crosby or Henry Grew Crosby. American expatriate in Paris in 1920's. His work expresses his disapproval of Puritan hypocrisy and his fascination for the cult of the sun. His Black Sun Press published special editions of James Joyce, T. S. Eliot, and other contemporaries. He committed suicide in New York on 10 Dec...

Black Sun Press (corporateBody)