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The Laura (Riding) Jackson and Schuyler B. Jackson Collection spans the years 1924-1991 and occupies 24.2 cubic feet. It consists mainly of correspondence between Laura (Riding) Jackson and a substantial number of authors, critics, publishers, and friends. In her correspondence Laura (Riding) Jackson discusses her views on poetry and language and provides criticism of other writers' work. The correspondence includes letters to and from the literary circle of friends that Laura (Riding) Jackson established in England, in Deya, Mallorca, and in France during the 1930s, among them Jacob Bronowski, Tom Matthews, and Gertrude Stein. More recent correspondence, mainly from the 1960s to the 1980s, documents Laura (Riding) Jackson 's relationship with American and British writers and critics, and details the projects and literary concerns that occupied her until her death.

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