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Dawn Powell papers, 1890s-2012, bulk 1890s-1965

Series II: Arranged Correspondence, 1917-1965, undated

This series contains correspondence that was processed and arranged at the file level. See Series I: Cataloged Correspondence, for additional correspondence files.

This series contains both personal and professional correspondence. There is some additional professional correspondence in both Series IV and Series X.

For family correspondence, see Series I, IX and X.

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Box 5 A


Box 5 Agents, 1934-1965


Box 5 Esther Andrews, 1947-1958, undated



Box 27 Folder 1 Esther Andrews, 1957, undated



Box 5 Appleton, Charlotte Johnson (Mrs. George), 1919, 1951-1956



Box 27 Folder 2 Brooke Astor, 1965



Box 5 B



Box 27 Folder 3 Carlos Baker, 1965

Professor of Literature, Princeton University. Correspondence re: Ernest Hemingway.



Box 5 Elsie Blume (Mrs. Peter), 1949-1963


Box 5 Cinderella Bouer, undated


Box 5 Mary Rose Sciarra Himlet Bradford (Mrs. Roark), 1942, undated


Box 5 Katharine Vedder Busch, 1947-1965


Box 5 C



Box 27 Folder 4 Christmas Cards, 1961, undated



Box 5 Annetta Hart Colie (Mrs. Stuart), 1960-1962



Box 27 Folder 5 Malcolm Cowley--Re: The Golden Spur, 1960-1961

Includes two page synopsis.



Box 5 D



Box 27 Folder 6 Margaret DeSilver, 1948-1961, undated

Primarily correspondence from Powell to DeSilver.



Box 5 Edward Donahoe, 1965



Box 27 Folder 7 John Dos Passos, 1934-1961, undated

1 a.l.s. is very fragile.


Box 27 Folder 8 John Dos Passos--Card, undated

Handwritten note in card from JR indicates she recalls this was from Dos Passos. While there is a short note written in the card, it is unsigned.



Box 5 E



Box 27 Folder 9 England, 1955-1961

Primarily correspondence from the A.D. Peters literary agency.



Box 5 F


Box 5 Dwight Fiske, 1948-1958


Box 5 Ruth Van Sickle Fond, 1948-1955, undated


Box 5 G


Box 5 Coburn Gilman, 1934-1960, undated



Box 27 Folder 10-12 Coburn Gilman, 1917-1950, undated

Correspondence from Powell to Gilman. Files includes a few other items, including Gilman's resume (1949).



Box 5 Phyllis Givens (Mrs. Eben), 1954-1965, undated


Box 5 H



Box 27 Folder 13 "The Widow Hemingway", undated

1 t.l.s. Signed, "The Widow Hemingway"



Box 5 Robert H. Hethman, 1956


Box 5 Ann Honeycutt, 1961-1965, undated


Box 5 Russia Hughes (Mrs. William), 1962, undated


Box 5 K


Box 5 Marcus Klein, 1960-1961


Box 5 L


Box 5 Louise Lee, 1960



Box 27 Folder 14 John Leggett, undated



Box 5 J. Fred Lissfelt, 1957-1965, undated



Box 27 Folder 15 Literary Agents--Correspondence, 1932-1936, 1940, 1958, 1962

Correspondence is primarily related to Carol Hill, and includes several carbons of agency correspondence.


Box 27 Folder 16 Augusta Wallace Lyons, 1965, undated



Box 5 Augusta Wallace Lyons, 1965, undated



Box 6 M


Box 6 Magazines, 1927-1965


Box 6 Lawrence McKinney, 1942


Box 6 Walter Rumsey Martin, 1957-1964


Box 6 Effie Miller (Mrs. Charles), undated


Box 6 Maurice Morency, 1950, undated


Box 6 P


Box 6 William Peterson, 1962-1965


Box 6 John Boynton Priestly, 1962

Copy of letter to Viking Press.


Box 6 Publishers, 1934-1964

Includes correspondence, and some contracts.


Box 6 R


Box 6 Jacqueline Miller Rice, 1965, undated



Box 27 Folder 17 Jacqueline Miller Rice, 1956-1965

Correspondence to and from Dawn Powell.



Box 6 S


Box 6 Y.K. Smith, 1957-1958


Box 6 T


Box 6 Lionel Tompkins, 1929, 1960-1964


Box 6 W



Box 27 Folder 18 Edmund Wilson, 1953-1957, undated


Box 27 Folder 19 Rosalind Wilson, 1951-1965

Includes carbons of Powell's correspondence. Wilson was an editor at Houghton Mifflin.



Box 6 Clifford Wright, 1960


Box 6 Marguerite Young, 1957



Box 28 Folder 1-2 Personal Correspondence--Miscellaneous, 1935-1965, undated


Box 28 Folder 3 Personal Correspondence--Miscellaneous Postcards and Cards, 1929-1965, undated


Box 28 Folder 4 Professional Correspondence--Refile by Title, 1948-1956

Primarily correspondence with publishers and agents. Includes outgoing carbons of correspondence written by Powell.


Box 28 Folder 5-6 Professional Correspondence--Miscellaneous, 1935-1965, undated

Arranged chronologically.


Box 28 Folder 7 Professional Correspondence--Miscellaneous, 1944-1963

Includes several professional letters, as well as some poems and notes.


Box 28 Folder 8 Assorted Correspondence, 1940-1962


Box 28 Folder 9 Assorted Correspondence, 1936-1972

A mix of correspondence. Includes notes on the play "Rosy Future"


Box 28 Folder 10 Assorted Correspondence, 1943-1990

Primarily professional correspondence, and includes several letters from publishers. Some of the correspondence is addressed to Jaqueline Rice.



Box 29 Folder 1-2 Correspondence--In, 1930-1965


Box 29 Folder 3 Correspondence--Out, 1946-1963, undated

Includes correspondence to family members and carbons of correspondence to others.


Box 29 Folder 4 Correspondence--Out--Miscellaneous, 1946, undated


Box 29 Folder 5 Correspondence--Miscellaneous, 1928-1962

Note on original file (perhaps by Jacqueline Rice) indicates that correspondence was unidentified, to be filed, and not copied.



Box 6 Unidentified Letters