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   Container / Location    Title
  1  
Albee, Edward : Typed letter to Mr. Allen. Lexington, VA.
Regarding drama critics.

  1  
Alcott, Louisa May : Autograph letter to Mr. Wendell Phillips.
  7  
Ambler, Eric : signed letter to John Davenport, Esq.. APO 512
Ambler bemoans his intellectually deprived situation (in the Army), "Nobody here reads anything but The Stars and Stripes..."
Rudin # B-1

  7  
Ambler, Eric : Typed letter to Donald McCormick, Esq.. Los Angeles CA
Discusses the inspiration behind his book, The Mask of Dimitrios.
Rudin # B-2

  7  
Anderson, Jack : Typed letter to Wesley Hartley. New York, NY.


  7  
Anderson, Maxwell : signed letter to Mr. Benson. Stamford, CT
Anderson sternly lectures a young writer and tells of his own writing history.
Rudin # B-3

  7  
Anderson, Sherwood : signed letter to Frederick O'Brien.
Anderson dispenses advice to O'Brien about writing.
Rudin # B-4

  1  
Anderson, Sherwood : Autograph letter to Lois Wright.
Regarding personal life.

  13  
Anderson, Sherwood : Autographed letter to Frederick Harrold. New York, NY.
In answer to a complimentary letter from a fan. In a presentation portfolio.
Rudin # B-5A

  7  
Anderson, Sherwood : Typed letter to Publicity Department- Boni and Liveright. New Orleans, LA
Letter to his publisher offering an autobiographical sketch of himself.
Rudin # B-5

  1  
Anderson, Sherwood : Typed letter to Miss Frieda Meredith Dietz. Marion, VA.
Regarding Southern Literary Messenger.

  1  
Asimov, Isaac : Typed letter to Wesley Hartley. West Newton, MA.
Regarding education and writing.

  1  
Asimov, Isaac : Signed postcard to Sean A. Hicks. New York, NY.
Regarding desire to write.

  7  
Asimov, Isaac : Typed letter to Reverend William Ward. New York, NY.
Letter to a clergyman who wants to read all of his books. He informs him that he has written 327 of them!
Rudin # B-6

  13  
Atherton, Gertrude : Typed letter to AD Wright. San Francisco, CA.
Atherton discusses her work and her position on women's rights. Located in a presentation portfolio.
Rudin # B-6A

  1  
Auden, Wystan : Autograph letter to Harvey Breit. Napoli, Italy.
Regarding dislike of being photographed, personal views on writing.

  7  
Baldwin, James : Typed letter to Samuel L. Blumenfield. Paris, France.
Baldwin complains that he doesn't think his book was properly advertised; he is in the process of finishing a play; and he indicates that he isn't drinking any more than normal.
Rudin # B-7

  7  
Baldwin, James : Typed letter to Samuel L. Blumenfield. Paris, France.
Baldwin discusses the theme and characters of his new book "Giovanni's Room" and fears censorship by his publishers - Included is a first edition of the book. (Book is catalogued individually).
Rudin # B-8

  1  
Baldwin, James : Signed card.
Regarding struggle vs. satisfaction.

  7  
Barker, A.L. : Typed letter to Wesley Hartley.


  7  
Barrie, James : Signed letter to Nicholas Murray Butler. The Athenaeum S.W.
"Dear Brutus" is an allegory.
Rudin # B-9

  7  
Belitt, Ben : Typed letter to Wesley Hartley. Bennington VT.


  7  
Bell, Clive : Signed letter to Wesley Hartley. Charleston, Firle, Sussex.
Gives his opinions on education and schools.
Rudin # B-10

  1  
Bell, E.T. : Autograph letter to Wesley Hartley. Pasadena, CA.
Regarding education and writing.

  7  
Bellow, Saul : Typed letter to Samuel Goldberg.
He writes of his divorce, his inability to think in NY and the publication of his novelette.
Rudin # B-11

  7  
Bellow, Saul : Autographed letter.
Working draft of his 1976 Nobel Prize acceptance speech; included are instructions from Svenska Handelsbanken on how to obtain his prize money.
Rudin # B-12

  1  
Bemelmans, Ludwig : Typed letter to Mr. Hartley. Paris, France.
Comparing being a writer to having a disease.

  7  
Benchley, Robert : Typed letter to Dearest Mother. Hollywood, CA.
Benchley writes of the weather, what he is working on in CA and what his future plans will be.
Rudin # B-13

  1  
Benet, William Rose : Typed letter to Mr. Harlan Umansky. New York, NY.
Regarding rejection of aspiring poet Umansky.

  7  
Benson, E.F. : Letters to Miss Carey. Norfolk, Rye, London.
Group of four letters plus manuscript responding to a request to read and comment on short story submissions.
Rudin # B-13A

  7  
Bentley, Phyllis : Typed letters to Wesley Hartley. Halifax.


  1  
Betjeman, John : Typed letter to "Assistant Secretary". Berkshire.
Regarding experience with periodicals.

  1  
Bierce, Ambrose : Autograph letter to Lella Cotton. Washington D.C.
Regarding death of Lella's father.

  7  
Bierce, Ambrose : Typed letter to Walter Neale. Washington, DC.
He responds to his publisher regarding the typographical errors in the final printed version of the recently published "Collected Works".
Rudin # B-14

  7  
Bishop, Morris : Typed letter to Wesley Hartley. Ithaca, NY.


  7  
Blackmur, R.P. : Typed letter to Wesley Hartley. Princeton, NJ.


  7  
Borges, Jorge Luis : Typed letter to John Norbutt. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Borges tells how to write work of "lasting importance".
Rudin # B-15

  7  
Bottome, Phyllis : Typed letter to Wesley Hartley.


  1  
Boucher, Anthony : Typed letter to Mr. Hartley.
Regarding education and writing.

  1  
Bowles, Paul : Typed letter to Mr. Vance Morgan. Tangier, Morocco.
Regarding a turning point in his literary life.

  7  
Bradbury, Ray : Typed letter to Nard. Los Abgeles 64, CA.
"I don't have to discover [Christ] anew, since He discovered me, a long while back."
Rudin # B-16

  1  
Bradbury, Ray : Typed letter to Sean Hicks. Los Angeles, CA.
Regarding desire to write.

  1  
Bretnor, Reginald : Typed letter to Wesley Hartley. Berkeley, CA.
Regarding education and writing.

  7  
Bridge, Ann (Kate Willert) : Two autographed letters to Wesley Hartley.


  1  
Bryant, William Cullen : Autograph letter to Earl Marble. Long Island, NY.
Regarding biographical information.

  14  
Buchwald, Art : Typed Manuscript. New School, NYC.
Regarding a panel discussion of Jewish Humor.
Rudin # B-17

  7  
Buck, Pearl S. : Autographed letter to John Walsh.
Buck writes to her publisher and future husband asking his advice about receiving an honorary degree and about speaking to a negro women's group.
Rudin # B-19

  1  
Buck, Pearl : Typed manuscript.
On the Writing of Novels.

  7  
Buck, Pearl S. : Typed letter to Miss Tremaine. New York, NY.
"I must say the fact remains that China needs reassurance of our friendship and needs it now." Letter on political relations.
Rudin # B-20

  7  
Buck, Pearl S. : Typed letter to Mrs. Cheyney. Perkasie, PA.
Buck sends a Chinese poem followed by politically charged paragraphs about the Chinese, revolution and Communism.
Rudin # B-21

  7  
Buck, Pearl S. : Typed manuscript with corrections.
"My World of Home": A memoir and reflections relating to Buck's childhood in China.
Rudin # B-21a

  7  
Buck, Pearl S. : Typed letter to Mr. Jerry Granat. Perkasie, PA.
She writes regarding the differences in Asian people of different countries.
Rudin # B-22

  7  
Buck, Pearl S. : Typed manuscript.
Two drafts of the story "Miracle Child" originally published in the December 1973 issue of "Good Housekeeping".
Rudin # B-23

 
Buck, Pearl S. : Autographed manuscript.
Extensive critique of Joseph Conrad's "Victory" - written inside his book from her library. (Book is catalogued individually)

  1  
Burroughs, Edgar Rice : Typed letter to Mr. Ralph J. Saterlee. Tarzana, CA.
Regarding education and writing.

  7  
Burroughs, John : Autographed manuscript.
The original manuscript of Burroughs' essay on the evil effect of extravagant toys upon children.
Rudin # B-24

  7  
Burroughs, William S. : Typed letter to Mr. Nargi. Lawrence, KS.
"I do not feel that [Samuel Beckett] has had a specific influence on my own work...I doubt very much if my example has influenced Beckett".
Rudin # B-25

  1  
Burt, Struthers : Autograph letter to Professor Munson. Southern Pines, NC.
Regarding Burt's personal writing process, Festive.

  1  
Bynner, Witter : Typed letters to Wesley Hartley. Santa Fe, NM.
Regarding education and writing.

  1  
Caldwell, Erskine : Typed letter to Wesley Hartley. San Francisco, CA.
Regarding education and writing.

  1  
Caldwell, Taylor : Typed letter to editor of Look magazine. Buffalo, NY.
Regarding prediction of future by Look.

  1  
Campbell, John : Typed letter to Wesley Hartley. New York, NY.
Regarding education and writing.

  1  
Capote, Truman : Typed letter to Mr. William Shawn. New York, NY.
Regarding permanent leave to Switzerland. With photo.

  7  
Carlyle, Thomas : Signed letter to James Hannay. Chelsea.
Discusses "Literature as a practical employment".
Rudin # B-26

  14  
Cather, Willa : signed letters to Emmy Liddell.
Cather writes with disdain reflecting her feelings towards Hollywood and celebrity culture. Also included are two handwritten letters of admiration dated 5/9/1943 and 5/27/1946 from Liddell to Cather.
Rudin # B-26A

  1  
Catton, Bruce : Typed letter to Mr. Fulton. New York, NY.
Regarding war and peace.

  1  
Chandler, Raymond : Typed letter to Mr. H.N. Swanson. La Jolla, CA.
Regarding The Pocket Atlantic.

  7  
Chandler, Raymond : Typed letter to Angello Hampares. La Jolla, CA.
A letter to an aspiring mystery writer offering advice.
Rudin # B-27

  7  
Chandler, Raymond : Typed letter to H.N. Swanson. La Jolla, CA.
Thanks his agent for the gift of a tie. Discusses the coordination of radio and television contracts.
Rudin # B-28

  1  
Chandler, Raymond : Typed letter to William Gault. La Jolla, CA.
Regarding mystery genre.

  7  
Chandler, Raymond : Typed letter to Wesley Hartley. La Jolla, CA.
Discusses whether a college education is necessary for creative writing. "What is necessary to creative writing is a creative mind."
Rudin # B-28A

  7  
Chappell, Fred : Typed letter to Wesley Hartley. Laconia, NH.


  7  
Cheever, John : Two typed letters to Jerry Granat
Two letters, one stating that he never took a course in writing, the other mentioning some "splendid courses in writing" and also mentioning his father's correspondence with the King.
Rudin # B-29

  13  
Chesterton, GK : Typescript.
Typescript and page proofs of his article "This Unpsychological Age", attacking his generation's addiction to hedonism.
Rudin # B-30

  1  
Christie, Agatha : Typed letter to John Ewing. Berkshire.
Denial that her novels are anti-Semitic. Signed "Agatha Mallowan".

  1  
Christie, Agatha : Autograph letter to Anthony Shaffe. Churston Ferrers, South Devon.
Regarding manuscripts.

  7  
Ciardi, John : Typed letter to Wesley Hartley. Metuchen, NJ.


  1  
Clarke, Arthur C. : Typed letter to Sean Hicks. Sri Lanka.
Regarding space, advice, authors.

  1  
Clemens, Samuel : Autograph letter to Jack. Hartford, CT.
With 2 photographs, Samuel Clemens postage stamps.

  1  
Clemens, Samuel : Autograph letter to Clara Clemens. New York, NY.
Personal letter to his daughter.

  7  
Coit, Margaret Louise : Autographed letter to Wesley Hartley. NJ.


  1  
Conrad, Joseph : Letter to Mr. Hughes. Bishopsbourne, Kent.
Response to letter from Hughes.

  1  
Cooper, James Fenimore : Autograph letter to Henry Carey.
Recommendation of an author.

  1  
Coward, Noel : Autograph letter to T.E. Lawrence. London.
Regarding The Mint.

  7  
Cowley, Malcolm : Typed letter to Wesley Hartley. Sherman, CT.


  7  
Cronin, AJ : Autographed letter to Alan. Switzerland.
On becoming an author.
Rudin # B-31

  7  
Cummings, E.E. : Typed letter to Sanders Russell. NH.
Discusses the role of a critic and how it affects the writer.
Rudin # B-32

  1  
Cummings, E.E. : Typed letter to Seymour. New York, NY.
Regarding publishing of nonlectures.

  1  
de Camp, L. Sprague : Typed letter to Mr. Hartley. Wallingford, PA.
Regarding education and writing.

  1  
De Quincey, Thomas : Autograph letter to J.A. Hessy. Kendal.
Regarding Hessy's opium addiction.

  7  
Dickens, Charles : Autograph letter to Dr. Thomas Southwood Smith. London, England.
Dickens writing on child labour in early Victorian Britain.
Rudin # B-33

  1  
Dickens, Charles : Typed letter to Madam. Boston, MA.
Regarding dinner given to Dickens.

  1  
Dickens, Charles : Autograph letter to Sir. London.
Regarding Child's History of England.

  7  
Dickey, James : Typed letter, signed photograph to Leon Moritz. Columbia, SC.
Provides advice on creative writing.
Rudin # B-34

  1  
Doyle, Arthur Conan : Two autograph letters to Margaret Ryan/Mam
Letter of condolence; Regarding new literary career

  1  
Doyle, Arthur Conan : Typed letter to Lippincott's Magazine. Bush Villa, Southsea.
Regarding two stories for publishing by Lippincott's.

  2  
Dreiser, Theodore : Autograph letter to Sister Carrie (sister Claire). New York, NY.
Regarding death of sister's infant child.

  2  
Dreiser, Theodore : Autograph letter to Ellen Holst. New York, NY.
Regarding Sister Carrie.

  7  
Du Maurier, Daphne : Two typed letters to Webb Sullivan. Menabilly Par Cornwall.
Two letters - Talks of how she wrote the story of "Rebecca" and offers corrected facts on her background.

  8  
Du Maurier, Daphne : Typed letter to Mr. Heppner. Menabilly Par Cornwall.
"None of my novels were ever turned down by publishers!"
Rudin # B-36

  2  
Du Maurier, Daphne : Ten typed letters, 3 cards with photos, 2 telegrams to Fanny Holtzmann, September Tide.
  8  
Durrell, Lawrence : Typed letter to Madame Pirkko-Lisa Stahl.
An insight into his literary tastes while commenting on the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Rudin # B-37

  2  
Eliot, T.S. : Typed letter to Madame Else Gress. London.
Regarding Johannes Jorgensen's 80th birthday.

  2  
Eliot, T.S. : Typed letter to Mr. Dale Fern. London.
Regarding a festival of Eliot's work, The Family Reunion.

  14  
Eliot, T.S. : Typed letter to Rufus Alexander. London.
Offering criticism of a submitted poem.
Rudin # B-38

  2  
Ellis, Havelock : Typed article.
Crime and its Remedies.

  8  
Ellis, Havelock : Two autographed letters. One to Richard Smith, one to Gerald Jones.
Two letters - In the first letter Ellis doesn't think the title of his book "Psychology of Sex" should be altered; in the second letter he joins in a petition on behalf of his late friend.
Rudin # B-39

  2  
Emerson, Ralph Waldo : Autograph letter to Cyrus Bartol. Concord, MA.
With printed leaflet.

  2  
Empson, Sir William : Autographed letter to Wesley Hartley. Sheffield University.


  2  
Farrell, James : Typed letter to George S. Daniels. New York, NY.
Regarding characters and environments in writing, education.

  8  
Farrell, James T. : Autographed letter to Gilbert D. Gibson. New York.
A long letter about refusing to send a signed photo, about being a writer, and about some of the grievances he feels against the commercial world.
Rudin # B-40

  8  
Farrell, James T. : Autographed letter to Charles A. Pearce. New York.
A letter to his editor at Harcourt Brace discussing his writing and his lectures.
Rudin # B-41

  2  
Faulkner, William : Typed letter to Robert Ballou. Oxford, MA.
Regarding movie deal for Sanctuary.

  2  
Faulkner, William : Typed letter to Paramount Publix Corporation.
Contract between Faulkner and Paramount.

  8  
Ferber, Edna : Typed letter to Bernard Sobel. 50 Central Park West, NY
Ferber writes that the wedding in "Show Boat" is the actual story of people she has met.
Rudin # B-42

  8  
Ferber, Edna : Two diaries.
Lot of two pocket diaries for the year 1930.
Rudin # B-43

  2  
Ferber, Edna : Typed letter to Maurice Schwartz. New York, NY.
Regarding Yoshe Kalb.

  8  
Ferber, Edna : Typed letter to Fannie.
She gives her sister a stern lecture about their elderly and fatally ill mother.
Rudin # B-44

  8  
Ferril, Thomas Hornsby : Typed letter to Wesley Hartley. Denver, CO.


  8  
Fisher, Vardis Alvero : Typed letter to Mr. Warren. Salt Lake City, UT.
Writes of when he started writing, his future, and what it takes to be a writer.
Rudin # B-45

  8  
Fitzgerald, F. Scott : Autographed letter to Mr. Leach. Paris, France.
Outlines his fee schedule for writing short stories. "I have to write popular short stories in order to get money to write what I want to do - which is novels".
Rudin # B-45A

  8  
Fitzgerald, Robert :Autographed letter to Wesley Hartley. Italy.


  8  
Ford, Ford Madox (Hueffer) : Autographed letter to Mr. Cobden-Sanderson. London, England.
Writes in search of a publisher that will work with him.
Rudin # B-46

  2  
Forester, C.S. : Typed letter to Miss Beamish. London.
Regarding plain-spoken details and subtleties in writing.

  8  
Forester, C.S. : Three typed letters to various addressees. Berkeley, CA.
Three typed letters referring to the "Hornblower" series, with additional clippings and carbons.
Rudin # B-47

  8  
Fowlie, Wallace : Two letters to Wesley Hartley. NC.


  8  
Frankenberg, Lloyd : Autographed letter to Wesley Hartley.


  2  
Frost, Robert : Typed letter to Mr. Mumford. South Shaftesbury, VT.
Letter of appreciation.

  2  
Frost, Robert : Autograph letter to Mr. Proctor. South Shaftesbury, VT.
Regarding Proetor's Vermont affairs.

  2  
Gardner, Earle Stanley : Typed letter to Angello Hampares. Temecula, CA.
Regarding writing experience.

  8  
Gardner, Erle Stanley : Typed letter, Thayer Hobson to Gardner. Ridgefield, CT.
A signed letter of intent confirming his agreement to write 20 book-length manuscripts.
Rudin # B-48

  2  
Ginsberg, Allen : Autograph letter, Birdbrain to Herbert Mitgang. New York, NY.
  2  
Godden, Rumer : Two typed letters to Wesley Hartley. Sussex; Dumfriesshire, Scotland.
Regarding education and writing.

  2  
Golden, Harry : Two typed letters, signed postcard to Emolyn Cohn. Charlotte, NC.
Regarding Only in America.

  8  
Golding, William : Autographed letter to Huggett. Salisbury, Wiltshire.
"Writing is a bitter business". Offers an aspiring writer advice on placing his novella with a publisher.
Rudin # B-49

  2  
Golding, William : Typed letter to Mr. Norbutt. Salisbury.
Regarding what gives literary work lasting importance.

  8  
Gordge, Elizabeth : Autographed letter to William Hartley.


  2  
Graves, Robert : Four autograph letters to Peter Dollins. Mallorca, Spain.
Advice for writing.

  2  
Graves, Robert : Autograph letter, typed letter by secretary to Mr. Hartley.
Regarding Graves's career.

  2  
Greene, Graham : Typed letter to Philip Dosse. Antibes.
Regarding invitation to nominate reviewer for Greene's book.

  2  
Grey, Dolly : Autograph letter to Boy.
Regarding an affair.

  2  
Grey, Zane : Autograph letter to Miss LaRue. Altadena, CA.
Letter of thanks, complaint about government.

  2  
Grey, Zane : Autograph letter to Dan. Lackawaxen, PA.
Regarding travels, problems with editors.

  2  
Grey, Zane : Autograph letter to Dolly. Lackawaxen, PA.
Regarding trip to the woods.

  2  
Grey, Zane : Autograph letter to Dolly. Buckskin Mt., AZ.
Regarding trip to the mountains.

  2  
Grey, Zane : Autograph letter to Dolly. Santa Fe, NM.
Regarding letter from Dolly.

  2  
Grey, Zane : Autograph letter to Dolly. Catalina Island, CA.
Regarding disagreement.

  2  
Grey, Zane : Autograph draft of Harper Conference.
  2  
Grey, Zane : Typed letter to Raplh J. Satterlee. Altadena, CA.
Advice for writing.

  8  
Grey, Zane : Autographed letter. Altadena, CA.
A statement expressing his vehement opposition to "aliens" and to a bill related to gun control.
Rudin # B-50

  8  
Gustafson, Ralph : Typed letter to Wesley Hartley. Quebec, Canada.


  8  
Haggard, H. Rider : Autographed letter to Barnett Smith. West Kensington.
Assesses his two most famous books, "She" and "King Solomon's Mines".
Rudin # B-51

  8  
Haggard, H. Rider : Autographed letter to the editor of "The Bookman". Norfolk.
Provides commentary for the "Authors at Work" series.
Rudin # B-52

  3  
Hale, Edward Everett : Typed letter to Wingate. New York, NY.
Regarding literary criticism.

  8  
Hale, Edward Everett : Autographed letter to Burnside Foster. Roxbury, MA.
Hale describes how "The Man Without A Country" was conceived. Accompanied by a letter written by Burnside Foster referencing the letter written by Hale.
Rudin # B-52A

  8  
Haley, Alex : Typed letter to Tony Wayman. Rome, NY.
Harsh critic Haley minces no words with a budding writer.
Rudin # B-53

  3  
Haley, Alex : Typed letter to Michael Blow. San Francisco, CA.
Regarding Roots.

  3  
Haley, Alex : Typed letter to Michael Blow. San Francisco, CA.
Regarding Roots.

  3  
Haley, Alex : Typed letter to Michael Blow. San Francisco, CA.
Regarding Roots.

  3  
Haley, Alex : Typed letter to Michael Blow. Jamaica, West Indies.
Regarding Roots.

  8  
Hall, Donald : Typed letter to Wesley Hartley. Danbury, NH.


  8  
Hammett, Dashiell : Typed letter to Prudence Whitfield. Aleutians.
Hammett covers a number of subjects including the weather, Dali's "Hidden Faces", and the photography of insects.
Rudin # B-53A

  3  
Hardy, Thomas : Autograph letter to Alfred Austin. Dorchester.
Regarding Tess of the D'Urbervilles.

  8  
Harris, Joel Chandler : Autographed letter to R.W. Gilder of Century Magazine. Atlanta, GA.
Talks of Uncle Remus as well as his article on the rising generation of Negroes in the South.
Rudin # B-54

  8  
Harte, Bret : Autographed letter to Messrs. Chatto and Windus. Crefeld, Prussia
A letter to his publisher about a projected new edition of his works.
Rudin # B-55

  3  
Hawthorne, Nathaniel : Autograph letter to C.W. Webber. Salem, MA.
Regarding written articles. With Hawthorne stamps, photo.

  3  
Heller, Joseph : Typed letter to Vance Morgan; Autograph letter to fan.
Regarding Catch-22.

  3  
Hemingway, Ernest : Typed letter to Pete Barrett. San Francisco de Paula, Cuba.
Regarding Hemingway's writing policy for TRUE Magazine. With Hemingway stamps, photo, news article.

  3  
Hemingway, Mary : Autograph letter by Ernest Hemingway's wife. San Francisco de Paula, Cuba.
Regarding Across the River.

  3  
Hersey, John : Typed letter to Joe Fallis. Key West, FL.
Regarding writing of novels.

  3  
Hersey, John : Typed letter to Mr. Fowlers. Vineyard Haven, MA.
Regarding becoming a writer.

  8  
Highsmith, Patricia : Typed letter to M. Harrison. Ticino, Switzerland.
A letter about her work; what spurred her to start writing; and her favorite books.
Rudin # B-56

  3  
Holmes, Oliver Wendell : Signed copy of The LastLeaf.Boston, MA. (Book)
One of 100 numbered copies.

  3  
Holmes, Oliver Wendell : Autograph letter to Elliot C. Cowdin. Boston, MA.
Regarding annual festival of New England Society.

  3  
Holmes, Oliver Wendell : Autograph letter to Sir. Boston, MA.
Regarding The Last Leaf. With photos, illustration.

  8  
Hughes, Langston : Typed later to Marshall Best, editor of Viking Press. New York, NY
Hughes writes to Viking Press discussing modern Negro poets and the need for an updated anthology that would include their poetry.
Rudin # B-57

  3  
Hughes, Langston : Typed letter to Miss Maxon. New York, NY.
Regarding character identity. With Hughes stamps and envelope.

  8  
Humphries, Rolfe : Typed letter to Wesley Hartley.


  3  
Hurst, Fannie : Typed letter, autograph note signed "F".
Regarding advice to beginning writers.

  3  
Huxley, Aldous : Typescript. 155 Westbourne Terrace.
Review of Modern American Poetry.

  3  
Huxley, Aldous : Autograph letter to Mr. Hartley. Los Angeles, CA.
Regarding education and writing.

  3  
Irving, Washington : Autograph letter to Rufus W. Griswold. Sunnyside.
Regarding death of James Fenimore Cooper. With author illustration.

  8  
James, Henry : Autographed letter to Frederic MacMillan. Cambridge, MA.
James confesses he is homesick for London.
Rudin # B-58

  8  
James, Henry : Autographed letter to Mrs. Bigelow. 34 De Vere Gardens.
James writes of many topics including his wish to leave London, his increasing physical difficulty of writing and his great literary ambitions.
Rudin # B-59

  8  
Jameson, (Margaret) Storm : Typed letter to Wesley Hartley. London, England.


  3  
Johnson, Josephine : Typed letter to Wesley Hartley. Newton, OH.
Regarding education and writing.

  8  
Jones, James : Three typed letters to Lafayette Young. Ft. Myers Beach, FL.
Among many topics, Jones discusses writing, religion, depression and his weaknesses compared to other writers. Accompanied by a letter to Young from Lowney Handy mentioning Jones, and a typed copy of "The Atlantic's" March 1951 flattering review of "From Here to Eternity".
Rudin # B-60

  8  
Jones, James : Typed letter to Leonard Lyons. Ft. Myers Beach, FL.
Writes regarding writing a guest column in the "New York Post" about the "two most important days in a first novelist's first publication".
Rudin # B-61

  8  
Jong, Erica : Typed letter to Dusty Sklar. Weston, CT.
Jong addresses the theme of the constant strain between commerically successful and artistically acclaimed books.
Rudin # B-61A

  8  
Kennedy, Margaret : Typed letter to Wesley Hartley. London, England.


  8  
Kerouac, Jack : Typed letter to Daniel DeSole.
Writes of how he does not want to be contacted by anyone so he can get his thoughts down on paper.
Rudin # B-62

  3  
Kilmer, Joyce : Autograph letter to wife Aline. France.
Regarding money for wife while he is at war

  3  
Kipling, Rudyard : Typed letter to Mr. Heald. Sussex.
Regarding education and writing.

  9  
Kirkwood, James : Eleven typed letters to editors and publicity staff of Little Brown. Los Angeles, CA. New York, NY.
File of correspondence relating to the publication of his first book, "There Must Be A Pony!"
Rudin # B-63

  3  
L'Amour, Louis : Typed postcard to Mr. Judd. New York, NY.
Advice for writing.

  9  
L'Amour, Louis : Typed letter to Evie Landsberg. Includes a photograph of L'Amour given to Evie Landsberg.Beverly Hills, CA.
L'Amour writes a unique and personal "courtship" letter.
Rudin # B-64

  3  
L'Amour, Louis : Typed letter to Mr. Casey. Los Angeles, CA.
Regarding upcoming books, future trips.

  14  
L'Amour, Louis : typed letter to Gary Lorenz.
L'Amour gives advice on writing.
Rudin # B-64A

  3  
L'Amour, Louis : Typed letter to Mr. Montane.
Advice for writing short stories.

  9  
Lardner, Ring : Autographed letter to Miss Barnes. East Hampton, Long Island, NY.
His favorite expression, "How fine it is to be clever".
Rudin # B-65

  3  
Lardner, Ring : Typed letter to Mr. Kroll. New York, NY.
Advice for writing short stories.

  3  
Lawrence, D.H. : Autograph letter to Mrs. Conway. Questa, NM.
With photos.

  9  
Lawrence, D.H. : Autographed letter to Else Jaffe. Les Diablerets, Vaud, Switzerland.
Discusses his literary work, writes of his reaction to the snows of Switzerland and that he is "sick to death of literature".
Rudin # B-66

  3  
Lawrence, T.E. : Autograph letter to T.C. Griffin. Mount Batten, Plymouth.
Regarding years in Middle East, Seven Pillars of Wisdom. Signed "T.E. Shaw".

  9  
Lear, Edward : Autographed letter to Lady Waldegreen [?]
Lear composes an original drawing and limerick.
Rudin # B-66B

  3  
Lewis, Sinclair : Typed letter to Lloyd Lewis. New York, NY.
Regarding Jayhawker, travel plans. With Lewis stamps.

  3  
Lewis, Sinclair : Typed letter to Margaret. New York, NY.
Regarding travel plans.

  3  
Lewis, Sinclair : Seven typed letters to and from Lewis, original typescript of Article on Fiction Writing.
Regarding Article on Fiction Writing.

  3  
London, Jack : Typed letter to William Teichner. Sonoma, CA.
Regarding prisoners and prisons. With London stamps.

  3  
London, Jack : Typed letter to Ivan T. Dowell. Sonoma, CA.
Advice for writing. With copy of Richard Le Gallienne letter.

  9  
London, Jack : Typed letter to Mr. Koontz. Sonoma Co, CA
Explains his position on Socialism.
Rudin # B-67

  14  
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth : Signed document.
A check-like receipt acknowledging payment of $150 "for copyright on 1000 Hiawatha".
Rudin # B-68

  3  
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth : Autograph letter to Mrs. Adams. Cambridge, MA.
Regarding Mrs. Adams's family. With author illustration.

  9  
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth : Autographed letter addressed to "Dear Sir". Cambridge. Includes copy of signed engraving of Longfellow.
Informing an admirer that the person referred to in the sonnet on the "Churchyard at Tarrytown" is Washington Irving.
Rudin # B-69

  9  
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth : Autographed letter to "Dear Madame". Includes signed engraving, 1879. Cambridge.
How Longfellow would pronounce "Hiawatha".
Rudin # B-70

  9  
Lowell, James Russell : Autographed letter to Rev. Dr. Edward Hale. Cambridge, Mass.
The American Republic will endure "So long as the ideas of its founders continue to be dominant".
Rudin # B-70A

  3  
Lowell, James Russell : Autograph letter to John Greenleaf Whittier. Cambridge, MA.
Regarding famous poets, contributions to Atlantic Monthly.

  9  
MacLeish, Archibald : Typed letter to Wesley Hartley. Conway, MA.
Responds to a question about the importance of a college education.
Rudin # B-71

  4  
MacLeish, Archibald : Typed letter to Addison R. Barker. Antigua, West Indies.
Regarding Immortal Autumn.

  4  
MacLeish, Archibald : Autograph letter to Genevieve Reall. Conway, MA.
Regarding loneliness of writers.

  4  
Mailer, Norman : Typed letter to Louis McKee.
Regarding 3 films, Harlot's Ghost, and new book. With signed photo.

  9  
Mailer, Norman : Typed and autographed letters. Probably New York City.
Two manuscripts - The first manuscript is an annotated typescript of an interview with Mailer in which he surveys his career, his writing, his work habits, and much more. In the second manuscript, Mailer inventories and describes some of the manuscripts and notes he owns for his best works.
Rudin # B-72

  9  
Mailer, Norman : Typed letter to Martin Levy.
Mailer cites his literary influences.
Rudin # B-73

  4  
Mann, Thomas : Typed letter to Walter Zivi. Pacific Palisades, CA.
Regarding Death in Venice.

  4  
Mann, Thomas : Typed letter to Camille Honig. Pacific Palisades, CA.
Regarding anti-Semitism.

  4  
Markham, Edwin : Autograph letter to Mrs. Washburn. Oakland, CA.
Regarding color. Written by wife.

  4  
Markham, Edwin : Typed letter to Leon Feraru. West New Brighton, NY.
Regarding The Man With The Hoe.

  4  
Markham, Edwin : Typescript of The Man With The Hoe to Leon Fararu.
  4  
Markham, Edwin : Autograph letter to Leon Fararu. Staten Island, NY.
Revision of The Man With The Hoe.

  4  
Markham, Edwin : Autograph letter to Leon Fararu. West New Brighton, NY.
Regarding The Man With The Hoe.

  9  
Marsh, John (husband of Margaret Mitchell) : Typed manuscript and letter to George B. Dolliver. Atlanta, GA.
The letter describes the genesis of "Gone With the Wind"; "Scarlett O'Hara and all of the other characters in the book are purely fictional"; Mitchell is pleasantly surprised by the reception of the book in the North. The manuscript (unsigned) tells the story of the discovery and the writing of the book.
Rudin # B-74

  4  
Marshall, Emma : Autograph letter to Sir. Clifton.
Regarding writing.

  9  
Maugham, William Somerset : Autographed letter to Mr. Bafnale. Hotel Mozart.
Maugham expresses his thought process on the necessity of revision, writing and language.
Rudin # B-75

  4  
Maugham, Somerset : Typed letter to Mr. Payen-Payne. Madras, India
Regarding critics.

  9  
Maugham, William Somerset : Typed letter to Deane Morrison. Villa Mauresque letterhead.
"What the author has to do is throw himself into the skin of his characters..."
Rudin # B-76

  4  
Maugham, Somerset : Typed letter to Richard Shone. Ferrat.
Letter of appreciation.

  9  
McCullers, Carson : Typed letter to James Laughlin.
Writes of her writing career, her health and finances and her authorship of and participation in the production of her plays.
Rudin # B-76A

  4  
Mencken, H.L. : Two typed letters to Joseph Shipley. Baltimore, MD.
Regarding origin of "the life of Reilly", encyclopedia preface.

  4  
Michener, James : Signed postard.
Quote from Time magazine article regarding writing.

  4  
Michener, James : Typed letter to Ms. Sklar. St. Michaels, MD.
Regarding success in writing.

  4  
Miller, Arthur : Signed playbill. New York, NY.
Death of a Salesman.

  9  
Miller, Author : Letters to and from Saul Rosenzweig. Newspaper clipping. Brooklyn, NY.
Correspondence referring to details of "Death of a Salesman" and "The Crucible".
Rudin # B-77

  9  
Miller, Caroline : Autographed letter to Wesley Hartley.


  9  
Miller, Henry : Typed letter to Rene Fonjallaz. Paris, France.
Miller writes the Swiss author that he is enjoying Fonjallaz's analysis of the American temperment and the American woman.
Rudin # B-78

  4  
Miller, Henry : Autograph letter to Theodore Schroeder. New York, NY.
Regarding effects of censorship on Miller's books.

  9  
Miller, Henry : Letters to and from Samuel S. Goldberg. Big Sur, CA.
Proposing a way to publish his banned books and a follow-up thank you note stating that, "the Four Freedoms won't help a god damn bit".
Rudin # B-79

  9  
Miller, Henry : Typed letters to and from Malcolm Cowley. Big Sur, CA.
Miller discusses publication of his banned writings in a large volume of a "Henry Miller Reader". (With two letters of Cowley regarding the Henry Miller Reader)
Rudin # B-80

  4  
Miller, Henry : Autograph notecard to Roland Fischer.
Regarding becoming a writer.

  9  
Miller, Henry : Autographed letter addressed to "Dear Friend".
"Nobody knows anything about death".
Rudin # B-81

  9  
Miller, Sue : Signed letters to Jay Neugeboren, fiction editor of "Ploughshares".
Five letters, all pertaining to her first published story, "Expensive Gifts".
Rudin # B-82

  4  
Milne, A.A. : Autograph letter To The Editor of The Times. New York, NY.
Regarding donations to a charity.

  9  
Milne, A.A. : Autographed letter to Mr. Mayall. Chelsea, NY.
A letter regarding a one act play submitted to Milne for publication; "the most difficult piece of property to sell".
Rudin # B-82A

  10  
Mitchell, Margaret : Typed letter to Mr. Spaulding. Atlanta, GA.
Letter of thanks for a rave review written less than two weeks after the publication of "Gone With the Wind".
Rudin # B-83

  10  
Mitchell, Margaret : Two typed letters to Dr. Boland. One from Atlanta, GA.
Mitchell accepts a doctor's praise for the medical veracity of "Gone With the Wind". Also included is a letter to the same doctor apologizing for returning one of his books that had become water spotted.
Rudin # B-84

  10  
Mitchell, Margaret : Typed letter to Mr. Osborne. Atlanta, GA.
"There was nothing of myself or my personal experiences in "Gone With the Wind".
Rudin # B-85

  10  
Mitchell, Margaret : Typed letter to the editor of "The Lyons Daily News". Atlanta, GA.
Mitchell accepts praise for her work on "Gone With the Wind".
Rudin # B-85A

  14  
Mitchell, Margaret : Typed letter to Mrs. Guedry. Atlanta, GA.
Mitchell says she does not know what happened to her characters after "Gone With the Wind" ended.
Rudin # B-86

  14  
Mitchell, Margaret : Typed letter to Miss Martin.
Mitchell explains her "no autograph" policy and admits that she does not own a first edition of "Gone With The Wind".
Rudin # B-87

  4  
Mitchell, Margaret : Typed letter to Herschel Brickell. Atlanta, GA.
Regarding Gone With the Wind. Signed "Margaret M."

  4  
Mitchell, Margaret : Typed letter to Herschel Brickell. Atlanta, GA.
Regarding Brickell's leaving of The New York Evening Post. Signed "M."

  10  
Mitchell, Margaret : Typed letter to Ruth Campbell. Atlanta, GA.
Mitchell writes about how she sold the movie rights to "Gone With the Wind" but did not have anything to do with the film.
Rudin # B-88

  4  
Mitchison, Naomi : Typed letter to Wesley Hartley. London.
Regarding education and writing.

  4  
Mumford, Lewis : Autograph letter to Jascha (?) Giller. Amenia, NY.
Regarding The Renewal of Life.

  4  
Mumford, Lewis : Autograph letter to Wesley Hartley. Amenia, NY.
Regarding education and writing.

  4  
Nabokov, Vladimir : Typed letter to Heather Mansell. Montreux, Switzerland.
Regarding covers for four books.

  4  
Nash, Ogden : Typed letter to George Pluck. Baltimore, MD.
Letter of appreciation.

  10  
Nash, Ogden : Autographed letters to Miriam, New York Times. North Hampton, NH.
A cover letter accompanies a draft of a letter Nash sent to "The New York Times" regarding copyright protection for writers.
Rudin # B-89

  10  
Nims, John F. : Two letters to Wesley Hartley. Chicago, IL.


  10  
O'Casey, Sean : Autographed letter to Wallace Brockway. Devon.
Refusing a request to recite from his plays. It "would force me to re-read all I've written - a work beyond my powers".
Rudin # B-89A

  4  
O'Casey, Sean : Autograph letter to Wesley Hartley. Torquay, England.
Regarding education and writing.

  10  
O'Casey, Sean : Typed letter to Edwin Burr Pettet, Esq. Torquay, Devon.
Letter explaining why he will not travel to Brandeis to lecture.
Rudin # B-89B

  4  
O. Henry : Autograph letter to James P. Crane. New York, NY.
  4  
O. Henry : Autograph manuscript.
The Charity that Ended at Home.

  10  
O'Neill, Eugene : Autographed letter to Mrs. Foster. Province, MA.
O'Neill anticipates that his upcoming play, "The Hairy Ape" might spark strong criticism and asks Mrs. Foster to send letters rebutting the criticism to drama editors and any others who criticize.
Rudin # B-90

  5  
O'Neill, Eugene : Typed letter to Amram Schienfeld. Contra Costa, CA.
Regarding Strange Interlude and Huntington's Disease. With photo, excerpt from Schienfeld book.

  10  
Odets, Clifford : Autographed letters to addressed to "Dear Patchen". Los Angeles, CA.
By turns, Odets both deals with the particulars and waxes philosophical.
Rudin # B-89C

  5  
Ogilvie, Elizabeth : Autograph letter and postcard to Wesley Hartley. Cushing, ME.
Regarding becoming a writer.

  10  
Olson, Charles : Typed letter to Wesley Hartley. Gloucester, MA.


  10  
Orczy, Baroness : Typed letter to Frederick Bason. Monte Carlo.
The Baroness offers advice on starting a literary career.
Rudin # B-92

  10  
Oxenham, John (pseudonym of William Arthur Dunkerley) : Typed letter to the editor of Nash's Magazine. Ealing.
Replying to his question about the public's taste for fiction.
Rudin # B-93

  10  
Pasternak, Boris : Autographed letter to Mrs. Olsson.
Compares himself to Salvatore Quasimodo who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in the year following Pasternak (1959).
Rudin # B-94

  10  
Paton, Alan : Autographed letter to Mrs. Allen and Elizabeth.
Writes to Mrs. Allen that he has retired and is writing some verse. He writes Elizabeth that he believes "life and suffering are inseparable. Mentions "I am a confirmed and unrepentant believer in emotions (plus I hope some intellect)".
Rudin # B-95

  10  
Perelman, Sidney Joseph : 11 letters to Diane Boas, from various locations
A series of amusing, flirtatious and downright ribald letters sent to a woman Perelman romanced in the last years of his life.
Rudin # B-96

  10  
Peterkin, Julia M. : Typed letter to Wesley Hartley. Fort Motte, SC.


  10  
Porter, Katherine Anne : Autographed letter to Miss Brown.
Porter apologizes for not responding sooner and offers writing advice to the letter's recipient.
Rudin # B-97

  5  
Potter, Beatrix : Autograph letter to Ramsay Duff. Westmoreland.
Regarding children's books.

  5  
Pound, Ezra : Typed letter to editor of Chicago Tribune. Rapallo, Italy.
Regarding editorial methods, publishers, and government spending.

  5  
Puzo, Mario : Typed letter to John Black.
Regarding The Godfather.

  10  
(Queen, Ellery) Manfred B. Lee : Typed letter Roland West. New York City, NY.
Lee introduces himself as Ellery Queen and suggests that his novel be adapted for a motion picture.
Rudin # B-98

  10  
Reznikoff, Charles : Typed letter to Ronald Rayman. New York, NY.
Responds to a question about writing. "I should say offhand that a basic tendency to write is inherited".
Rudin # B-99

  10  
Rice, Alice Caldwell Hegan : Autographed letter to Mr. Cathcart. Louisville, KY.
"Mrs. Wiggs, herself, is a real character but the rest are, for the most part, imaginary."
Rudin # B-99A

  10  
Robertson, Eileen : Autographed letter to Wesley Hartley. London, England.


  10  
Roethke, Theodore : Autographed letter to Allan Seager. State College, PA.
Writes about his life to his friend Seager.
Rudin # B-100

  10  
Ross, Alan John : Autographed letter to Wesley Hartley.


  5  
Sackville-West, Victoria : Autograph letter. Weald, Seven Oaks.
Regarding success.

  10  
Salinger, J.D. : Typed letter to Linda Barrett. Cornish, NH.
Answers a letter about writing. "There are no legitimate hints or tips about writing professionally."
Rudin # B-100A

  10  
Salinger, J.D. : Typed letter to Janet Eagleson. Cornish, NH.
Talks about his movie collection, gurus, what he's been writing since his last book, astrology, homeopathy, and other controversial subjects.
Rudin # B-100B

  5  
Sandberg, Carl : Signed postcard to Wayne Gard. Harbert, MI.
Regarding Lincoln: War Years.

  5  
Saroyan, William : Typed letter to editor of Look magazine. Malibu, CA.
Regarding death. With Saroyan envelope.

  10  
Schulberg, Budd : Typed letter to Arthur and Rosemary.
Schulberg reminisces about his relationship with F. Scott Fitzgerald, announcing the publication of his memoir of Fitzgerald and other writers he knew in Hollywood, with inscribed copy of the book, "The Four Seasons of Success". (Book is catalogued individually).
Rudin # B-100C

  5  
Serling, Rod : Typed letter to Rita Goodman. Pacific Palisades, CA.
Regarding writing.

  10  
(Seuss, Dr.) Seuss Geisel, Theodor : Typed letter to Carol Orsag. La Jolla, CA.
Writes about how his first book, "Mulberry Street" came to be published.
Rudin # B-101

  5  
Sewell, Elizabeth : Autograph letter to an editor. Bonchurch.
Regarding manuscript by mutual friend.

  10  
Shaw, George Bernard : Typed letter. London, England.
Amusing printed response to an autograph collector.

  14  
Shaw, George Bernard : Signed letter and manuscript addressed to "Dear Madam". Guildord, London.
Shaw offers unsigned witty criticism of a play titled, "Thomas Ellwood's Guest". Accompanied by a letter mentioning the hypothesis of creative evolution put forward in the 1921 preface to "Back to Methuselah".
Rudin # B-102

  10  
Shaw, George Bernard : Autographed letter to Aleksander Marien Jasienski. London, England.
Shaw's opinions of his contemporaries and his forebears.
Rudin # B-104

  10  
Shaw, George Bernard : Autographed letter to St. John Hankin. London, England.
Writes about his bad experiences with publishers. "I am a very easy author to get on with."
Rudin # B-105

  5  
Shaw, George Bernard : Autograph letter to William Crooks. London.
Regarding labor cause, Shaw's re-election.

  10  
Shaw, George Bernard : Autographed letter to St. John Hankin. London, England.
Concerning Shaw's involvement in the translation of the play, "Les Trois Filles", by Franch playwright Eugene Brieux.
Rudin # B-105AA

  10  
Shaw, George Bernard : Autographed letter to Gilbert Murray. London, England.
Regarding finances and other content about his play, "You Never Can Tell".
Rudin # B-105A

  10  
Shaw, George Bernard : Autographed letter to Gilbert Murray. London, England.
Discusses the premiere of his play, "Major Barbara".
Rudin # B-105B

  10  
Shaw, George Bernard : Autographed letter to Erica Cotterill. Ayot, St. Lawrence and Welwyn, Hertsforshire.
One of the first letters by Shaw to Cotterill, a flirtatious and precocious child/woman who carried on an extensive correspondence with Shaw.
Rudin # B-106

  10  
Shaw, George Bernard : Typed manuscript.
Manuscript written by Lawrence Hockey mentioning Shaw's assistance in helping Welsh poet William Henry Davies publish his book, "Autobiography of a Super-Tramp". Shaw has made a number of editorial corrections and additions to the manuscript.
Rudin # B-106A

  10  
Shaw, George Bernard : Autographed letter to Erica Cotterill. London, England.
Regarding her plays and performances.
Rudin # B-107

  10  
Shaw, George Bernard : Autograph letter to My dear Emerica (Erica Cotterill). London, England.
Shaw writes to Cotterill telling her to stop being so annoying and flirtatious.
Rudin # B-108

  11  
Shaw, George Bernard : Autographed letter to Mr Dear Emerica (Erica Cotterill). London, England.
Another letter to Cotterill.
Rudin # B-109

  14  
Shaw, George Bernard : Typed letter to Ernest Rhys, Everyman's Library. London
Shaw refuses to write a preface for the novel "Yeast".
Rudin # B-109A

  11  
Shaw, George Bernard : Typed letter to George Allen and Unwin Ltd. London, England.
Replying to an enquiry about reprinting his essay, "Common Sense about the War", that has been long delayed.
Rudin # B-110

  13  
Shaw, George Bernard : Copy of the "New Statesman" and the "War Supplement".
Rudin # B-110
  11  
Shaw, George Bernard : Signed correspondence card to Ernest Gitsham. London, England.
Shaw urges Gitsham to exclude his plays from the school curriculum.
Rudin # B-111

  5  
Shaw, George Bernard : Autograph letter to editor of The Bookman. Dublin.
Regarding teaching.

  14  
Shaw, George Bernard : Typed letter to W.S. Kennedy, The Incorporated Stage Society. London.
Shaw discusses Henry James's abilities as a playwright and a possible production of his own new play, "Heartbreak House".
Rudin # B-111A

  11  
Shaw, George Bernard : Autographed letter addressed to "Dear Sir". Kenmare. Co. Kerry.
Giving excellent advice to the recipient about publishing a manuscript sent to Shaw.
Rudin # B-112

  11  
Shaw, George Bernard : Signed document. London, England.
License fees and performance provisions for "Arms and the Man".
Rudin # B-113

  11  
Shaw, George Bernard : Autographed note.
"Here is a woman who declares that I have given her help, self knowledge, strength, and a better understanding. And the result is that she collects autographs!"
Rudin # B-113A

  14  
Shaw, George Bernard : Signed letter to Gwen John. Somerset.
Letter offering advice to an aspiring playwright.
Rudin # B-113B

  5  
Shaw, George Bernard : Autograph postcard to Ben Turner. London.
Regarding how to write in a dialect.

  11  
Shaw, George Bernard : Signed document.
License fees and performance provisions for "Arms and the Man" and "The Dark Lady of the Sonnets".
Rudin # B-114

  11  
Shaw, George Bernard : Signed document. London, England.
License fees and performance provisions for "Fanny's First Play".
Rudin # B-114A

  11  
Shaw, George Bernard : Signed document. London, England.
License fees and performance provisions for "Candida".
Rudin # B-115

  11  
Shaw, George Bernard : Typed letter to George S. Viereck. London, England.
"Our intercourse henceforward is not for publication".
Rudin # B-115A

  11  
Shaw, George Bernard : Signed document. London, England.
License fees and performance provisions for "Pygmalian".
Rudin # B-116

  5  
Shaw, George Bernard : Autograph letter to Sylvia Pankhurst. "On the road".
Regarding mortality of mothers and children during birth.

  5  
Shaw, George Bernard : Typed letter to Elbridge Adams. London.
Regarding collector's edition.

  11  
Shaw, George Bernard : Typed letter to Gilbert Miller. Malvern.
Discusses the initial production of "The Millionairess".
Rudin # B-117A

  5  
Shaw, George Bernard : Autograph letter from H.L. Bohm to Shaw. London.
Regarding Pygmalion.

  5  
Shaw, George Bernard : Autograph postcard to Mrs. G.E. Minto. London.
Advice and encouragement.

  5  
Shaw, George Bernard : Autograph letter on back of "open letter".
Regarding open letter.

  14  
Shaw, George Bernard : Typed letter to M. Storm Jameson
Shaw declines Jameson's appeal to contribute to the Red Cross, evidently by donating one of his manuscripts to be sold for its benefit.
Rudin # B-117

  5  
Shaw, George Bernard : Typed letter to Joseph Z. Dalinda. London.
Regarding why bureaucracies resist change.

  14  
Shaw, George Bernard : Typed letter to EHW Meyerstein, Magdalen College, Oxford. London.
Writes about the widow of playwright St. John Emile Clavering Hankin; also discusses literary standards.
Rudin # B-117B

  14  
Shaw, George Bernard : Signed note. London.
Short note written under a pre-printed message providing his reasoning for not providing autographs. Included is his book, "Bernard Shaw His Life and Personality". Book includes additional items including autographs of cast members of a play. (Book is catalogued individually)
Rudin # B-117C

  5  
Shaw, George Bernard : Typed letter to George Sylvester Viereck. London.
Regarding poetry by Viereck's son.

  11  
Shaw, George Bernard : Signed correspondence card. Ayot St. Lawrence and Welwyn, Hertsforshire.
Shaw authorizing Gertrude Lawrence to broadcast any part of his writings in exchange for a pair of mittens.
Rudin # B-118

  11  
Shaw, George Bernard : Autographed letter to Sylvia Lyons. Ayot St. Lawrence, Welwyn Hertsforshire
Warns Lyons not to come to visit him and to bring her son to the zoo instead. With manuscript shorthand fragment of the opening scene of "The Dark Lady of the Sonnets". Also included is Supplementary Material (Original purchased by another buyer) of a letter written by Shaw in Pittman shorthand describing how he uses shorthand for his writing.
Rudin # B-119

  14  
Simenon, Georges : Typed letter to Steve Juscik.
Simenon explains why he would not read the works of others.
Rudin # B-119A

  5  
Simon, Neil : Autograph letter to Mr. Cooper.
Regarding "lasting importance".

  11  
Simon, Neil : Typed letter to Robert Hudson.
Informs Hudson of his favorite plays and the length of time it takes to write them. With a copy of the text of Hudson's letter to Simon.
Rudin # B-120

  5  
Sinclair, Upton : Autograph letter to Edmund Stedman. New York, NY.
Regarding novel-in-progress.

  11  
Sinclair, Upton : Typed letter to Mr. Greenway. Pasadena, CA.
"I helped to spread distrust of our capitalist press."
Rudin # B-121

  5  
Sinclair, Upton : Typed letter to H.W. Pointon. Long Beach, CA.
Regarding censorship of Oil.

  11  
Singer, Isaac B. : Typed manuscript and photograph.
A review of one of Harold Pinter's most famous plays "The Homecoming".
Rudin # B-122

  11  
Singer, Isaac B. : Typed and autographed manuscripts.
An essay explaining why he writes his stories in Yiddish (with corrected typescript, unsigned, heavily edited and annotated by Singer). Probably presented at a conference. (The AMs is not complete -it lacks pages 5,6,and 7 of the TMs).
Rudin # B-123

  5  
Singer, Isaac Bashevis : Typed letter to Dusty Sklar. New York, NY.
Advice on writing.

  11  
Singer, Isaac B. : Souvenir typescript.
Extract from "U.S. News and World Report" - "A good writer should try his best to be clear."
Rudin # B-124

  5  
Slaughter, Frank : Autograph letter to Mr. Hartley.
Regarding education and writing. With article by Slaughter.

  11  
Smith, AJM : Typed letter to Wesley Hartley. East Lansing, MI.


  11  
Smith, Chard Powers : Typed letter to Wesley Hartley. Arlington, VT.


  11  
Smith, James : Poem to Mrs. O. Unsigned.
Poem sent "to Mrs. O" on her 50th birthday entitled "Withering Satire".
Rudin # B-125

  5  
Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr : Typed letter to Mr. Elie Wiesel. Cavendish, VT.
Regarding invitation to conference of Nobel Laureates.

  11  
Spender, Stephen : Typed manuscript.
Essay titled, "London Letter". Discusses the current state of British literature and the literary and political merits of previous generations.
Rudin # B-126

  11  
Spender, Stephen : Three autographed letters to Mr. Schaire, editor in chief of "Art and Antiques" magazine. France and London.
A file consisting of three autograph letters (including envelopes) relating to Spender's article on "Henry Moore's Shelter Drawings"; the first draft of the manuscript, to be printed in "Art and Antiques" magazine, is included with Spender's corrections and illustrations of Moore's art.
Rudin # B-127

  11  
Spillane, Mickey : Typed quote, signed.
"I like people to enjoy what I've done...Writing should be fun". Excerpted from a magazine article.
Rudin # B-128

  11  
Steen, Margeurite : Typed letter to Wesley Hartley.


  11  
Stein, Gertrude : Autographed letter to Frank Crowinshield. Paris, France.
Regarding the publication of her work, "Making of Americans".
Rudin # B-128A

  11  
Stein, Gertrude : Autographed letter to Marcella Burns. Bilignin, Par Belley, Ain, France.
Tells of her trip to the U.S. and how glad she is to be back to the garden, dogs and nightingales.
Rudin # B-129

  11  
Steinbeck, John : Autographed letter to Murray. NY.
An exuberant tirade against Christmas and its disruptive effect on his writing.
Rudin # B-130

  11  
Steinbeck, John : Autographed documents to Harry Thornton Moore. Pacific Grove, CA.
Postcard mentions a book he is currently writing and one he plans to write. Also included is a pamphlet, "John Steinbeck and His Novels", and a 1949 letter from a bookstore offering this and other Steinbeck letters for the first time.
Rudin # B-131

  11  
Steinbeck, John : Autographed postcard to Jake Zeitlin. Los Gatos, CA.
Steinbeck describes his method for writing, "Of Mice and Men".
Rudin # B-132

  11  
Steinbeck, John : Autographed letter to William Ward Beecher. Pacific Grove, CA.
Expressing regrets at being unable to purchase property because "divorce has bankrupted me"; additionally, he recounts a story connected to a gift he gave the recipient's wife.
Rudin # B-133

  11  
Steinbeck, John : Typed letter to Ballard Hadman. New York.
Steinbeck writes about a writer's use of words.
Rudin # B-134

  11  
Steinbeck, John : Autographed letters to Christine Schunck.
Two letters addressing his thoughts on words, his two sons, his lineage and his latest book.
Rudin # B-135

  5  
Steinbeck, John : Typed letter to Martha C. Johnson. New York, NY.
Regarding The Short Reign of Pippin IV: a Fabrication.

  11  
Steinbeck, John : Autographed letter to Edgar J. Bracco. New York.
"Styles come and go. I'm told I'm out of fashion now but I can't remember when I wasn't."
Rudin # B-136

  11  
Steinbeck, John : Signed document.
A license for the stage adaptation of "The Short Reign of Pippin IV"; accompanied by an unsigned supplementary document.
Rudin # B-137

  11  
Steinbeck, John : Typed letter to Vernon Reyman. NY.
Acknowledges congratulations for winning the Nobel Prize.
Rudin # B-138

  5  
Steinbeck, John : Typed letter to Alex and Doris. Long Island, NY.
Regarding production of Of Mice and Men.

  5  
Stevenson, Robert Louis : Autograph letter to F.W. Dover. Upolu, Samoa.
Regarding being poor.

  5  
Street, Julian Leonard : Typed letter to Ernest Kroll. New York, NY.
Regarding writing.

  5  
Styron, William : Autograph letter to Mr. Hartley. Roxbury, CT.
Regarding education and writing.

  5  
Sutzkever, Abraham : Beneath the Trees. (Book)
  14  
Swinnerton, Frank : signed letter to Wesley Hartley.
Swinnerton responds to questions concerning his opinion of the value of schooling.
Rudin # B-138AA

  15  
Symons, Julian : Manuscript, notes and clippings.
Original manuscript and research archive for "The Tell-Tale Heart - The Life and Work of Edgar Allan Poe".
Rudin # B-138A

  5  
Symons, Julian : Typed letter to Wesley Hartley. Kent.
Regarding education and writing.

  5  
Tarkington, Booth : Autograph letter to Ed.
Regarding incident with Ed and dog.

  5  
Tarkington, Booth : Autograph letter to Mr. Williamson. Indianapolis, IN.
Regarding speed of writing.

  12  
Tarkington, Booth : Autographed letter to Mr. Starrett. Kennebunkport, Maine.
Explains why he had been reluctant to publish his play Beaucaire in England.
Rudin # B-139

  12  
Thackeray, William Makepeace : Autographed letter addressed to Dear Madame. Brompton.
Advice to an aspiring writer.
Rudin # B-140

  5  
Thackeray, William Makepeace : Autograph note to My dear cousin. Kensington.
Regarding signature.

  5  
Thackeray, William Makepeace : Autograph letter to Mr. Hallam. Kensington.
Regarding invitation.

  5  
Thackeray, William Makepeace : Autograph letter to Ticknor and Fields publishing firm. London.
Regarding publication of novel in serial form.

  5  
Thomas, Dylan : Typed letter to Richard Church. Hants.
Regarding The Map of Love.

  5  
Thomas, Dylan : Autograph letter to Sir. Wales.
Regarding political affiliation and S.C.R.

  5  
Thoreau, Henry David : Autograph manuscript, unsigned.
Regarding woods near Hubbard's Grove.

  12  
Thurber, James : Typed letter to Major Melvyn Berlind. Cornwall, CT.
Thurber's response to an admirer. "The only thing I have in common with James Joyce is bad eyesight".
Rudin # B-141

  5  
Thurber, James : Typed letter to publisher. Hot Springs, VA.
  5  
Tolkien, J.R.R. : Autograph letter to George Engel. Oxford.
Regarding debt to "agelong tradition", The Lord of the Rings, duties at Oxford.

  12  
Tuttiett, Mary G. : Autographed letter. Newport I. Wight.
Discusses writing. "Style is a gift, though like other gifts it can be improved".
Rudin # B-142

  5  
Untermeyer, Louis : Typed letter to Mr. Hartley. Newton, CT.
Regarding education and writing.

  12  
Updike, John : Typed note to Richard S. Fetters. Ipswich, MA.
Responds to a letter asking, "What does success means to me".
Rudin # B-143

  5  
Uris, Leon : Typed manuscript.
Regarding qualities of a good writer.

  5  
Van de Water, Frederic Franklin : Typed letter to Ernest Kroll. New York, NY.
Regarding writing.

  6  
van Vogt, A.E. : Typed letter to Wesley Hartley. Hollywood, CA.
Regarding education and writing.

  6  
Vonnegut, Kurt : Typed letter to Byron Troyer. New York, NY.
Regarding Vonnegut's education and success.

  6  
Vonnegut, Kurt : Typed letter to Gary Grossman.
Regarding attempts to stop smoking.

  12  
Wallace, Irving : Typed letter to Robert Hudson.
Responds to questions posed to him regarding his views on pornography and censorship.
Rudin # B-144

  6  
Warren, Robert Penn : Typed letter to Wesley Hartley. Fairfield, CT.
Regarding education and writing.

  12  
Warren, Robert Penn : Typed letter to Mr. Wilder. Fairfield, CT.
Discusses prayer in the schools and Faulkner.
Rudin # B-145

  6  
Waugh, Evelyn : Autograph letter to Alfred McIntyre. Stinchcombe.
Regarding Brideshead Revisited.

  6  
Webster, Noah : Autograph manuscript.
Definitions.

  6  
Wells, H.G. : Autograph letter to My dear Brown. Grasse.
Regarding Query advertisement.

  6  
Wells, H.G. : Autograph letter to a publisher. London.
Regarding agreement for book.

  6  
Wells, H.G. : Autograph letter to a publisher. London.
Regarding Star-begotten.

  6  
Wells, H.G. : Autograph letter to Viking Press. Grasse.
Regarding The Brothers.

  12  
Wheatley, Dennis : Autographed letter to Mr. Earle. London, England.
Announcing the publication of his novel, "The Forbidden Territory".
Rudin # B-146

  12  
White, E.B. : Typed letter to Mr. Wells. New York.
Discusses and defines his choice of using the word "Chinaman" instead of "Chinese" at the end of World War II.
Rudin # B-147

  12  
White, E.B. : Typed letter to Wayne Chatterton. North Brooklin, ME.
A lengthy discussion of the famous New Yorker "profiles" and an unflattering "profile" of his colleague, Alexander Woollcott.
Rudin # B-148

  6  
White, E.B. : Typed letter to Charles L. Baldwin. North Brooklin, ME.
Regarding split infinitives, the day's youth.

  6  
Whitman, Walt : Autograph letter to Talcott Williams. Camden, NJ.
Regarding invitation.

  6  
Whittier, John Greenleaf : Autograph letter to Dear Friend. Danvers.
Regarding W.C. Bryant. With photo.

  12  
Wilbur, Richard : Autographed letter to Mr. Cary. Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT.
Discusses the process of revision. "The point is that the smallest word counts".
Rudin # B-149

  6  
Wilde, Oscar : Autograph letter to Mrs. Gielgud. Chelsea.
Regarding invitation. With photos.

  12  
Wilder, Thorton : Autographed letters to James Thomson. Florence.
Manuscript with cover letter. Wilder defends the Silent Generation, predicting how it will affect America's future.
Rudin # B-150

  12  
Wilder, Thorton : Autographed letter to Jay L. Bradley. Capri.
Discusses the pursuit of a career in writing and the pros and cons of attending college.
Rudin # B-151

  6  
Wilder, Thornton : Autograph letter to Pearl Buck. Hollywood, CA.
Regarding Our Town.

  12  
Wilder, Thorton : Autographed postcard to Harry Thornton Moore. Hamden 17, CT.
"Imaginative narration is a very stern mistress; she wants no other gods but herself".
Rudin # B-152

  6  
Wilder, Thornton : Autograph letters to Miriam Benkovitz. Hamden, CT.
Regarding discussions of Wilder; Memory of Ellen Hayes.

  6  
Wilder, Thornton : Autograph letter to Joseph Blotner. Edgartown, MA.
Regarding William Faulkner. With Wilder stamps and envelope.

  12  
Wilder, Thorton : Autographed letters to Dalma Brunauer. Hamden, CT.
Letter 12/9/1974 - Thanking her for her thoughtful essay on ""Bridge of San Luis Rey"" and remarking that many are angry that he does not more strongly affirm Christian doctrine. Letter 11/11/1975 - Discusses how his Protestant upbringing relates to ""Bridge of San Luis Rey"". (With unrelated Willa Cather envelope signed and addressed to Wilder)
Rudin # B-153

  6  
Williams, Tennessee : Typed letter to John Hunter. Key West, FL.
Regarding article for Yale Magazine on Dylan Thomas. With magazine and photo.

  12  
Williams, Tennessee :Typed letter to Audrey
"America is very cruel to its artists who have had reversals of fortune."
Rudin # B-154

  12  
Williams, Tennessee : Typed letter to Tim Moore. San Francisco, CA.
Writing to a potential "traveling companion", Williams mentions that "I never fall out of love, which makes it a sad sort of poem".
Rudin # B-155

  13  
Williams, William Carlos : Typed letter to Arioste Lonchard. Rutherford, NJ.
A letter on Williams' feelings for Ezra Pound. In a presentation portfolio.
Rudin # B-156

  12  
Williams, William Carlos : Typed letter addressed to Dear Uhlman. Rutherford, NJ.
"The structure of the poem must be changed and not merely must it speak about new things".
Rudin # B-157

  12  
Williams, William Carlos : Autographed manuscript. Rutherford, NJ.
A tribute to the great American photographer, Alfred Eisenstadt.
Rudin # B-158

  12  
Wilson, Edmund : Autographed letter addressed to Dear Hazel. Red Bank, NJ.
A long chatty letter referring to his work and to his reading. Thinks New York is an awful place to live and coments, "I haven't met an intelligent clergyman...since I have been here."
Rudin # B-159

  12  
Winslow, Elizabeth : Typed letter to Wesley Hartley.


  6  
Wodehouse, P.G. : Typed letter to Alec Waugh. Long Island, NY.
Regarding recent knighthood.

  6  
Wolfe, Thomas : Typed letter to Du Bose Heyward. Brooklyn, NY.
Regarding NY summer, invitation to Charleston.

  6  
Woolf, Virginia : Autograph letter to Logan Pearsall Smith. Tavistock Square.
Regarding love.

  6  
Wordsworth, William : Autograph letter to Edward Quillinan.
Regarding daughter's upcoming marriage to Quillinan.

  6  
Wouk, Herman : Typed letter to Matthew Held. Washington D.C.
Regarding Karl Popper.

  12  
Wright, Richard : Typed letter to Miss Pergament. NY.
He critiques a story sent to him by his correspondent for review.
Rudin # B-160

  12  
Zaturenska, Marya : Autographed letter to Wesley Hartley. NY