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Stuart Wright Collection: Eudora Welty Papers, 1909–1986, undated

Manuscript Collection #1169-015

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Title: Stuart Wright Collection: Eudora Welty Papers
Creators: Welty, Eudora Alice, 1909-2001
Wright, Stuart T., 1948-
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English; French
Abstract: Papers (1909-1986, undated) documenting the life and literary career of Eudora Welty, the noted American short story writer, novelist, journalist, photographer, and educator, including correspondence; manuscripts, original art, photographic prints, proofs of published materials, printed material, loose manuscripts transferred from the Stuart Wright Book Collection and oversized materials, by or about Eudora Welty, Donald Davie, Richard Ghormley Eberhart, Shelby Foote, Ross Macdonald, Katherine Anne Porter, George William Russell, Allen Tate, Robert Penn Warren, and others, in English and French language.
Extent: 1.161 Cubic feet, 2 archival boxes, 103 items.

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Accessions Information

June 21, 2010, 0.5 cubic feet; 1 archival box; 95 items; 259 p. Papers (1909-1989, undated) documenting the life and literary career of Eudora Welty, the noted American short story writer, novelist, journalist, photographer, and educator, including correspondence; manuscripts, original art, photographic prints, proofs of published materials, printed material, loose manuscripts transferred from the Stuart Wright Book Collection and oversized materials, by or about Eudora Welty, Donald Davie, Richard Ghormley Eberhart, Shelby Foote, Ross Macdonald, Katherine Anne Porter, Allen Tate, Peter Hillsman Taylor, Robert Penn Warren, and others. Vendor: Stuart Wright.

September 11, 2014, addition 1, 0.91 cubic feet; 22 items; Eudora Welty : Twenty Photographs : 1. A Woman of the 'Thirties, 1935 ; 2. Old Midwife (Ida M'Toy) 1940; 3. Mother and Child, 1935; 4. Delegate, 1938; Child on the Porch, 1939; 6. Preacher and Leaders of the Holiness Church, 1939; 7. Chopping in the Fields, 1935; 8. Tomato Packers' Recess, 1936; 9. Saturday Trip to Town, 1939; 10. Courthouse Town, 1935 ; 11. Saturday Strollers, 1935; 12. Store Front, 1940; 13. Side Show, State Fair, 1939; 14. Houseboat Family, Pearl River, 1939; 15. A House with Bottle Trees, 1941; 16. Ruins of Windsor, 1942; 17. Ghost River-Town, 1942; 18. Abandoned "Lunatic Asylum" 1940; 19. Carrying Home the Ice, 1936; 20. Home by Dark, 1936 ([United States?] : Palaemon Press Ltd., Winston-Salem, NC, © 1980; (Jackson, MS: Gil and Gib Ford) Photographic prints & Brochure in Portfolio. Matted. Boxed Set. 22 items. 26 p. Note: Set 1 of 20 sets with each photograph autographed & numbered by Welty on the matte ; brochure autographed on first page by Welty; brochure includes A Word on the Photographs & Table of Contents with dates of photographs; formerly owned by Stuart Wright; Source : Ludlow Addition Box 204/45. Anonymous donor, 4/16/2003.

September 11, 2014, addition 2, 0.001 cubic feet; 4 items; Letter written by Eudora Welty to Phillip Papillon on verso of four photographic prints of African American women and children [ca. 1936-1942]. The photographs were taken by Welty. Holograph; Photographic prints. Black & White. 4.5" x 2.75" 4 items. 4 pp. Note: Source: Ludlow Addition Box 204/45, rec'd. 9/10/2014. Gift of Stuart Wright in honor of Ralph and Nancy Scott.

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Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Preferred Citation

Stuart Wright Collection - Eudora Welty Papers (#1169-015) East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Purchased from Stuart Wright, 6/21/ 2010.
  • Anonymous Donor.
  • Gift of Stuart Wright in honor of Ralph and Nancy Scott.

Processing Information

  • Processed, Container List & Preliminary inventory by Jonathan Dembo, with the assistance of Saundra Pinkham, & Douglas Tuers, revised 11/19/2010; Final inventory revised by Douglas Tuers, 2/14/2011, 4/27/2011; Finding aid by Jonathan Dembo, Trisha Capansky revised, 11/18/2011, Jonathan Dembo revised, 1/23/2012, 4/2/2012; Encoded by Jonathan Dembo, 7/3/2012; Encoding revised by Jonathan Dembo, 7/18/2012.


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Eudora Welty

Eudora Alice Welty was born13 April 1909, to Christian Webb and Chestina Andrews Welty, at their estate on North Congress Street in Jackson, Mississippi. From 1925 to 1927, she attended Mississippi College for Women. In 1927, she transferred to the University of Wisconsin, where she decided to major in English, earning her BA in 1929. After graduating from Wisconsin, Eudora attended Columbia University Graduate School of Business in New York where she studied advertising. After leaving Columbia, she became a member of the New York Times book staff. She traveled widely, was a writer- in-residence at various colleges and held lecturing and teaching posts at various colleges and universities.

Welty received the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1973 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1980. Her writing was deeply rooted in the life of small town and rural Mississippi. During the 1930s, while Welty was travelling about Mississippi in her role as Junior Publicity Agent for the Works Progress Administration, she continued to develop her interest in photography by taking pictures of rural Southern life. Even after she broke into the literary circle, she continued to practice photography.

Her first novel, Delta Wedding, was published in 1946. Her novel, The Optimist's Daughter, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1969. Other works she is most known for are, A Curtain of Green, The Wide Net, The Golden Apples, The Bride of the Innisfallen, and her memoir, One Writer's Beginnings. Eudora Welty died on 23 July 2001, also in Jackson, Mississippi.

Stuart Wright

The Eudora Welty Papers were collected and compiled by Stuart T. Wright. Wright was born on 30 March 1948 in Roxboro, North Carolina. He was the son of Frances Critcher Wright (1919-2010) and Wallace Lyndon Wright (1921-1965). An avid reader as a boy, Wright developed a strong interest in the American Civil War and with his father toured many of the war’s battlefields searching for artifacts and studying the history of the era. At the age of 12, he won a statewide “Johnny Reb” essay contest and by the age of 15 had visited every major battlefield of the Civil War. Wright attended Roxboro High School, from which he graduated in 1966. It was during these years that he developed an interest in collecting historical books and manuscripts and began relationships with a number of local collectors and dealers.

In the fall of 1966, Wright enrolled at Wake Forest University as a pre-med, history, German and music student. Wright earned a B.A. in German and music in 1970. As a graduate student at Wake Forest University, Wright focused his studies on Southern history and literature, his ambition being to build an authoritative Southern Studies collection for the university. He received a master's degree in Southern Studies in 1973 and a second master's degree in U.S. History in 1980. Additionally Wright holds a professional degree from England in a medically related field. It was while studying there that he became interested in Thomas Wolfe, the noted North Carolina native and novelist.

Following his graduation from Wake Forest, Wright began to develop his collections more systematically, acquiring many first editions of Southern writers. In 1976 he began teaching at Reynolda House, a Wake Forest University affiliate dedicated to the arts and arts education. Wright taught classes in American music as well as human anatomy for art students. In 1978 Wright became Lecturer in Education at Wake Forest University. During his 10 years teaching at Wake Forest University, Wright authored numerous works of Civil War and North Carolina history, and dozens of articles, bibliographies, essays and reviews on Southern literature and the writers whose papers he collected. In addition, he developed a strong interest in the writings of the English poet Donald Davie and the Minnesota-born poet Richard Eberhart, whose works he also collected.

At the same time, Wright also began a career as a publisher by starting Palaemon Press in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. By 1984, Palaemon Press had produced 316 titles, consisting mainly of broadsides and limited editions, of the poetry and essays of such Southern writers as A. R. Ammons, Fred Chappell, James Dickey, William Goyen, George Garrett, and Eudora Welty. He also built comprehensive collections and compiled book-length descriptive bibliographies of A.R. Ammons, Andrew Lytle, Reynolds Price, James Dickey, William Goyen, Walker Percy, Randall Jarrell, Peter Taylor, George Garrett, Richard Eberhart, and Donald Davie. As well as serving as editor of the contemporary literature section of the Bulletin of Bibliography throughout the 1980s, Wright also contributed pioneering checklists of the writings of Southern poets Henry Taylor, Charles Wright, and Robert Morgan. For Meckler Publishing he served as series editor for a number of book-length bibliographies and checklists. In recognition of these accomplishments, when he was just 32, Wright was elected to membership in New York's prestigious Grolier Club.

All of these works are represented in the Stuart Wright Collection. In his dealings with these various authors Wright made consistent efforts to acquire personal papers, letters and documents, photographs, manuscripts, drafts, proofs, and published materials to supplement his continuing activities as a purchaser of their works. In this way, Wright acquired perhaps a majority of his overall collection. Over the years a number of biographers used Wright’s collection to aid their research. For example, James A. Grimshaw, Jr. used the collection extensively for his Robert Penn Warren: A Descriptive Bibliography, 1922-1979 published by the University Press of Virginia, in 1981 and Craig S. Abbott did so as well for John Crowe Ransom: A Descriptive Bibliography, published by Whitston Publishing Company, Inc. in 1999. Joseph Blotner also used the Wright collection in researching Robert Penn Warren: A Biography, published by Random House in 1997.

Nevertheless, from the mid- to late 1980s, Wright began to look for a permanent home for his collection, which he felt had grown too large and yet had been too little used. Unable to find a repository willing to accept the entire collection under suitable conditions, he sold a number of individual author collections to Vanderbilt University, Duke University, the University of Texas at Austin, and Emory University. It was not until 2010 that he reached agreement to house the remaining, and largest part of his collection at East Carolina University. The Stuart Wright Collection in the East Carolina Manuscript Collection of J.Y. Joyner Library includes 22 sub-collections of the papers of Southern American writers. The related Stuart Wright Book Collection holds several thousand volumes by or about many of the same writers. Many of these volumes contain annotations, inscriptions, and insertions that reveal much about the authors in the collection and their relationships with one another. In 1998 Wright moved to England, and since 2001 he has resided in the medieval market town of Ludlow, in Shropshire.

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The collection contains a wide variety of materials, including manuscripts, photographic prints, proofs of published materials, published materials, and ephemera. It was compiled by Stuart Wright over at least twenty years from a variety of sources. It includes material dating from 1909 to 1986 by or about Eudora Welty. The Eudora Welty Papers are arranged in original order in two series.

Series 1: Miscellaneous Manuscript Materials, 1930-1943, 1976, consists of a heterogeneous selection of correspondence, photographic prints, and printed materials, 1930-1943, 1976. Noteworthy in this series is one of Welty’s writings. It is a speech by Eudora’s father, Christian Welty, written for the first anniversary of WJDX Radio in 1930. It is authored by Mrs. C. W. Welty, Eudora’s mother, but Eudora reputedly helped write the text. The series also includes a history of the Jackson, Mississippi Garden Club written by her mother. The series also includes photographs Welty took of Henry Miller and Katherine Anne Porter, Series one is held in Box 1.a – 1.e

Series 2: Loose Manuscripts from Stuart Wright Book Collection, 1909-1986, undated, consists of loose letters, clippings, ephemera, notes, photographic prints, and printed materials by, to, or about Eudora Welty, 1909-1986, transferred from books in the Stuart Wright Book Collection. Among the most interesting items in this series is a letter Eudora Welty wrote to Robert Penn Warren in 1959 (1.g) thanking him for one of the best letters she had ever received in her writing life. Also notable in series two are several photographic prints Welty took, ca. 1948 (2.p). Captions on the verso of the photographs indicate that they were taken in and around the village of Leavenham, England, where she was attending a conference. The photographs depict some of her early techniques of what would advance her to becoming an accomplished photographer. Welty’s lifelong passion for literature is also evident in the subscriptions for magazines and journals she held onto through the years, which include The Southern Review (1965), The Paris Review (1979), and Stand Magazine (1984). In addition to Henry Miller and Katherine Anne Porter, Welty maintained friendships with Allan Tate, and Robert Penn Warren and the collection includes photographs and correspondence documenting these relationships. The loose manuscripts are linked to the book of origin by their Stuart Wright Book Collection Number (e.g. Stuart Wright Book Collection #38.4) Series two is held in Box 1.f – 1.za.

Note to Researchers: Series 2: Loose Manuscripts from Stuart Wright Book Collection consists of items found laid in works in the Stuart Wright Book Collection by, about, associated with, or owned by Eudora Welty. They include notes and bookmarks inserted by Welty, Stuart Wright, and others; also notes, cards, correspondence, clippings, advertising, reviews, ephemera, etc. relating to his published works. The loose manuscripts are linked to the books from which they came by their Stuart Wright Book Collection Number (e.g. Stuart Wright Book Collection #40.15).

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  • Box 1#1169-015.1 Icon to indicate that there are digitized materials available
    • Folder f#1169-015.1.f (1 item  digitized)
      Eye of the Story, The, by Eudora Welty [Books] (1978) Printed. 2 items. 2 p. Note: Eudora Welty, Jackson, Mississippi, Letter to "Dear Red" [Robert Penn Warren] regarding planned visit to New Haven (12 September 1977) ALS; Stuart Wright Post-it Note annotated "Welty's Textual Corrections on pp. 65, 150, 180, 186" (undated) Holograph; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #8.2
    • Folder g#1169-015.1.g (1 item  digitized)
      Collected Stories, The, by Eudora Welty [Books] (1980) Printed. 1 item. 2 p. Note: Eudora Welty, Letter to "Red" [Robert Penn Warren] thanking him for the best letter she ever received in "her whole writing life" (Thanksgiving 1985) ALS; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #8.3
    • Folder h#1169-015.1.h
      Merchant of Bristol, The, by Shelby Foote [Books] (1947) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Shelby Foote, Letter to Stuart Wright enclosing the Merchant (17 September 1981) TLS; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #8.5
    • Folder i#1169-015.1.i
      Child's Garden of Verses, A, by Robert Louis Stevenson [Books] (undated) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Birthday card annotated "Eudora" and "Birthday Greetings" (undated) Holograph; Fragile, torn, needs conservation; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #8.6
    • Folder j#1169-015.1.j
      Bride of Innisfallen, The, by Eudora Welty [Books] (1955) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Stuart Wright, Palaemon Press Ltd., Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Check to New Stage Theatre for $1,000 for Welty Endowment (5 March 1981) Edited printed form; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #8.7
    • Folder k#1169-015.1.k
      Golden Apples, The, by Eudora Welty [Books] (1949) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Washington Monument seen through cherry blossoms [Postcard] (undated) Printed; Blank postcard; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #8.10. Includes postcard #PC-1169.15.1.k.19
    • Folder l#1169-015.1.l
      Letters of Virginia Woolf, The, vol. II, ed. Nicholson, Nigel [Books] (1976) [Review] Printed. 2 items. 2 p. Note: Stuart Wright, Typed excerpt from Eudora Welty's New York Time's Book Review (14 November 1976) Typescript; New York Times Book Review slip (29 September [1976]) Edited printed form; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #8.11
    • Folder m#1169-015.1.m
      Song and its Fountains, by A. E. [Book] (1932) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Portrait of a unknown bearded man smoking a pipe (undated) Photographic print; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #8.23; Includes photographic print #P-1169.15.1.m.20
    • Folder n#1169-015.1.n
      Look Homeward, Angel, by Thomas Wolfe [Books] (1934) Printed. 2 items. 2 p. Note: Newspaper photograph of Eudora Welty attending a play at the Little Theatre Playhouse, newspaper photograph of society dance with annotation above it (11 April 1958) Annotated clippings; Fragile, need conservation; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #8.25
    • Folder o#1169-015.1.o
      Curtain of Green, A, by Eudora Welty [Books] (1941) Printed. 3 items. 3 p. Note: Cleanth Brooks. Agreement verifying that he has sold A Curtain of Green and other works to Stuart Wright (9 April 1986) Edited photocopy typescript; 2 copies; Brooks sold his Robert Penn Warren collection to Wright; Stuart Wright notecard: "I know you will miss him, too" "Surrogate and Substitute C 55" on verso (undated) Holograph & Typescript; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #8.26
    • Folder p#1169-015.1.p
      What Every Woman Knows, by James Matthew Barrie [Books] (1926) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Card laid in signed Chestine A. Welty (undated) Holograph; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #8.27
    • Folder q#1169-015.1.q (1 item  digitized)
      Plays of Anton Chekov, The, translated by Constance Garnett, by Anton Chekov [Books] (undated) 1 item. 1 p. Note: Stuart Wright memo to ECU staff: "from Robert Daniel's library" (2013) Holograph; Photograph of three young black girls laid in; captioned on verso: "This is the 3 sisters. Heroines who makes more noise than the subway? L, she Dinsmore" (undated) Photographic print; Black & white; 2.75" x 4.5"; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #8.33. Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #8.33; Includes photographic print #P-1169.15.1.q.21
    • Folder r#1169-015.1.r
      Aspects of the Novel, by E. M. [Edward Morgan] Forster [Books] (1945) Printed. 1 item. 3 p. Note: Dust jacket including reviews of Aspect of the Novel by E.M. Forster and Savill's System of Clinical Medicine edited by Agnes Savill and E.C. Warner (undated) Printed; Fragile, torn; needs conservation; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #8.35
    • Folder s#1169-015.1.s
      Wide Net, The, by Eudora Welty [Books] (1943) Printed. 2 items. 2 p. Note: Reviews for "The Wide Net", Katherine Anne Porter's "No Safe Harbor", and Herbert S. Zim and Elizabeth Cooper's "Minerals"; Stuart Wright note card: "Kenyon Review Spring 1944" annotated on verso "Three Morning Creatures" Approach, No. 38 (Winter 1961), 29. Poem. AK"; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #8.37
    • Folder t#1169-015.1.t (1 item  digitized)
      Five Little Peppers and How They Grew, by Margaret Sidney [Books] (1909) Printed. 2 items. 2 p. Note: "What Walter Is Going to Be", [by Eudora Welty] [Poems] laid in (undated) Holograph; Stuart Wright note: "See Essay! A Sweet Devouring (Eye of the Story)" (undated) Holograph; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #8.41
    • Folder u#1169-015.1.u
      River, v.1, n.1. [Periodicals] (1986) 1 item. 1 p. Note: Dale Mullen, editor, Letter to "Dear Peter [Peter Hillsman Taylor]" (25 October 1986) TLS; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #52.1
    • Folder v#1169-015.1.v (1 item  digitized)
      Dead Man Landing, by V. S. Pritchett [Books] (1949) Holograph note & Photographic prints. 10 items. 10 p. Note: Stuart Wright note: "Welty Photographs (used as booksmarks in Rovert Daniel's ex-Eudo copy of V. S. Pritchett, Dad Man Landing (undated) Holograph note. 1 item. 1 p.;" taken in the village of Lavenham, Suffolk, United Kingdom while attending a conference (ca. 1949) 9 items. 9 p. Black & white; 3.5" x 2.5"; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #52.3. Includes photographic prints #P-1169.15.1.v.22 - #P-1169.15.1.v.39
    • Folder w#1169-015.1.w (1 item  digitized)
      Lanterns on the Levee, by William Alexander Percy [Books] (1941) 3 items. 3 p. Note: William Tyndale's Bible translation (undated) Clipping; Geraldine Pelletier, Raleigh, NC. Letter to Eudora Welty, requesting suggestions or criticisms about her writing, with Welty's caustic holograph annotations: "Don't return this. Watch out! Go look at her. I sent her a stern answer." (22 July 1941) TLS; Stuart Wright post-it note: "Authorized version / Prayer Book, p. 102; Reborn Xn, p. 314" (undated); Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #52.7
    • Folder x#1169-015.1.x
      Paris Review, The, vol. 21, n.75 [Periodicals] (1979) 1 item. 1 p. Note: Paris Review Subscription card (ca. 1979) Printed; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #52.59
    • Folder y#1169-015.1.y
      Forlorn Demon, The, by Allen Tate [Books] (1953) 1 item. 1 p. Note: Henry Regnery Company review copy card (6 April 1953) Printed form; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #52.60
    • Folder z#1169-015.1.z
      Days Before, The, by Katherine Ann Porter [Books] (1954) 1 item. 1 p. Note: Publicity portrait of Katherine Ann Porter with holograph caption "With love to Red and Eleanor - Katherine Anne" (11 May 1954) Photographic print; Black & White; 3.5" x 5.5"; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #52.61. Includes photographic print #P-1169.15.1.z.31.
    • Folder za#1169-015.1.za
      Unidentified loose manuscript items (1929-1980's, undated) 15 items. 19 p. Note: Miscellaneous assortment of Stuart Wright Post-It notes; unidentified notes; draft manuscripts, bookmarks, dust jackets, ephemera, etc. (ca. 1929-1980s, undated); needs conservation; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #52.00
  • Box 2#1169-015.2
    • Folder a#1169-015.2.a
      Welty, Eudora. Eudora Welty : Twenty Photographs : 1. A Woman of the 'Thirties, 1935 ; 2. Old Midwife (Ida M'Toy) 1940 ; 3. Mother and Child, 1935 ; 4. Delegate, 1938 ; Child on the Porch, 1939 ; 6. Preacher and Leaders of the Holiness Church, 1939 ; 7. Chopping in the Fields , 1935 ; 8. Tomato Packers' Recess, 1936 ; 9. Saturday Trip to Town, 1939 ; 10. Courthouse Town, 1935 ; 11. Saturday Strollers, 1935 ; 12. Store Front, 1940 ; 13. Side Show, State Fair, 1939 ; 14. Houseboat Family, Pearl River, 1939 ; 15. A House with Bottle Trees, 1941 ; 16. Ruins of Windsor, 1942 ; 17. Ghost River-Town, 1942 ; 18. Abandoned "Lunatic Asylum" 1940 ; 19. Carrying Home the Ice, 1936 ; 20. Home by Dark, 1936 ([United States?] : Palaemon Press Ltd., Winston-Salem, NC, © 1980 ; (Jackson, MS : Gil and Gib Ford) Photographic prints & Brochure in Portfolio. Matted. Boxed Set. 22 items. 26 p. Note : Set 1 of 20 sets with each photograph autographed & numbered by Welty on the matte ; brochure autographed on first page by Welty ; brochure includes A Word on the Photographs & Table of Contents with dates of photographs; formerly owned by Stuart Wright ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box 204/45
  • Box 3#1169-015.3
    • Folder a#1169-015.3.a
      • Welty, Eudora. Letter (partial) to Phillip Papillon on verso of photographic print showing an African American woman seated on a porch swing with a baby sitting on her lap and an older child standing in the foreground [ca. 1936 - 1942] Text: "1. : Sun. PM Dear Phillip Papillon - Don't you think this is a good genre snap - Gawd, I wish I could hear your praise. The fine order of this photo is fortunately not destroyed by any apparent dribbling from the baby p (Is dribbling a baby or a basketball term?) The fortune teller turned out . . . " Holograph ; Photographic print. Black & White. 4.5" x 2.75" 1 items. 1 p. Note: Part of a group of 14 photographic prints; Source: Gift of Stuart Wright, Ludlow Addition Box 204/45, recd. 9/10/2014.  (item #1)
      • Welty, Eudora. Letter (partial) to Phillip Papillon on verso of photographic print of an African American woman dressed in a long, printed dress & standing in front of her fireplace, with forefinger raised as if predicting the future . . . " [ca. 1936 - 1942] Text: "2. : " . . . better than before too - She has told me the story of her gift, which involves rattling brushes, the yawning of the earth, & many bolts of lightning, & an old woman scaring her when she was 7 yrs. old. At that time she had been able to predict . . . " Holograph ; Photographic print. Black & White. 4.5" x 2.75" 1 item. 1 p. Note: Part of a group of 14 photographic prints; Source: Ludlow Addition Box 204/45, recd. 9/10/2014.  (item #2)
      • Welty, Eudora. Letter (partial) to Phillip Papillon on verso of photographic print showing the older African American woman seated on a chair in front of her fireplace in conversation with her daughter [ca. 1936 - 1942] Text: "3. : " . . . the rainfall but, since the old woman's style cramping, has been able only to tell fortunes. She requested me to photograph her entire family, each holding a guinea pig, which I was glad to do, but everyone moved, except the guinea pigs, . . . " Holograph ; Photographic print. Black & White. 4.5" x 2.75" 1 item. 1 p. Note: Part of a group of 14 photographic prints; Source: Ludlow Addition Box 204/45, recd. 9/10/2014.  (item #3)
      • Welty, Eudora. Letter (partial) to Phillip Papillon on verso of photographic print of the African American woman's daughter cuddling a pair of guinea pigs [ca. 1936 - 1942] Text: "4. : " . . . who were fascinated & subdued too. The daughter is very Gauguiny, I think -- Gauguiny, all squat. Rosa painted the oil -- looks very modern -- Spent the wkend in Utica with Dorothy snapping the country niggers but haven't printed yet. I had such a good time -- Had spent the whole week cloistered with Toscanini & Brahms on Sunday, Va Woolf in the Yale Review on . . . " Holograph ; Photographic print. Black & White. 4.5" x 2.75" 1 item. 1 p. Note: Part of a group of 14 photographic prints; Source: Ludlow Addition Box 204/45, recd. 9/10/2014.  (item #4)
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