Stuart Wright Collection: John Crowe Ransom Papers 1904–1990, undated

(Manuscript Collection #1169-010)

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Series 1 :
Letters Received
  • Box 1
    • Folder a
      Duncan, Harry. Letters sent to John Crowe Ransom; and proof of The Poets Go Along by Ransom about Alfred A. Knopf [Correspondence] (12 February & 29 June 1965) TLS, ALS, Proof. 3 items. 3 p. Note: Duncan was the printer of The Poets Go Along.
    • Folder b
      Ham, Joseph letter to John Crowe Ransom with poem about getting old from Cleveland, OH. [Correspondence] (29 March 1964) ALS. 1 item. 2 p.
    • Folder c
      Harcourt, Alfred. Letter sent to Christopher Morley [Correspondence] (9 August 1918) TL. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Stuart Wright annotated: "Original in Stuart Wright Collection; re: Poems About God; needs conservation.
    • Folder d
      Harcourt, Alfred, Henry Holt and Company Publishers. Letter sent to Christopher Morley about which poems they will publish in John Crowe Ransom's Poems about God [Correspondence] (9 August 1918) TLS. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Christopher Morley (5 May 1890 – 28 March 1957) was an American journalist, novelist, essayist, poet and theatrical producer.
    • Folder e
      Letters received by John Crowe Ransom from Naval Training School; checks written by Ransom to Finley M. Dorris Co., Annie P. Ransom, and Eilene Ransom [Correspondence] (1944,1947-1949) Typescripts, Holograph. 14 items. 14 p.
    • Folder f
      Envelopes addressed to Miss Robb Reavill and Mrs. John C. Ransom in Denver, CO. [Correspondence] (1920, 1922) Holograph. 4 items. 4 p.
    • Folder g
      Savage, Stephen, Pomegranate Press. Letters sent to John Crowe Ransom along with copy of poem Cloak Model by Crowe and photocopy of art published with the poem [Correspondence, Poems] (1972) TLS, Typescripts, photocopy. 5 items. 5 p.
    • Folder h
      Schwartz, Delmore. Letters sent to John Crowe Ransom [Correspondence] (1958) TLS and ALS. 6 items. 9 p. Note: Includes heavily revised typescript version of "The Truth and Falsehood of May's Exaltation", including various titles: "Truth and May's Falsehood"; "May's Exaltation"; "May's Truth and May's Falsehood", etc.
    • Folder i
      Stewart, John L., Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH Letter to John Crowe Ransom [Correspondence] (26 Nov. 1961) TLS. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Requesting permission to quote letters Ransom wrote to Allen Tate (1926 & 1936).
    • Folder j
      Tate, Allen. Letters sent to John Crowe Ransom and Bob (Robert N. Linscott); Peter [Peter Hillsman Taylor] letter sent to John [John Crowe Ransom] [Correspondence] (19 September 1949, 8 August 1950, undated) TLS. 3 items. 3 p.
    • Folder k
      Red (nickname for Robert Penn Warren) Letter sent to John Crowe Ransom and then forwarded by Ransom to Andy [Andrew Nelson Lytle] [Correspondence] (1 December 1942). ALS. 1 item. 1 p.
Series 2 :
Letters Sent
  • Box 1
    • Folder l
      Ransom, John Crowe. Letters sent to John Ciardi; Poems by John Ciardi; Jaffe, Marc letter sent to Ciardi [Correspondence, Poems] (1953, 1961, undated) TLS and ALS, Typescripts. 11 items. 11 p.
    • Folder m
      Ransom, John Crowe. Letters sent to Richard Eberhart & agreement to publish "Q's Revisions" in The Kenyon Critics [Correspondence & Contract] (1941, 1950) TLS & Printed form. 3 items. 3 p.
    • Folder n
      Ransom, John Crowe. Correspondence with Allen Tate, Louis Untermeyer and Edward L. Anderson [Correspondence] (1929, 1944, undated) TLS and ALS. 4 items. 5p.
    • Folder o
      Ransom, John Crowe, 1st Lieutenant, 5th Field Artillery, American Expeditionary Force. Letter sent to George while on Active Service with the American Expeditionary Force [Correspondence] (16 December 1917) ALS. 1 item. 2 p. Note: Regarding his court martial for violating Military Police regulations
Series 3 :
Literary Essays
  • Box 1
    • Folder p
      American Poetry at Mid-Century by John Crowe Ransom, Delmore Schwartz, and John Hall Wheelock [Literary Essays] (1958) Typescripts. 1 item. 30 p.
    • Folder q
      On Shakespeare's Language by John Crowe Ransom [Literary Essays] (undated) Edited Typescripts. 1 item. 21 p. Note: Annotated by Stuart Wright: "Early version of Ransom essay published in Spring 1947 Sewanee Review."
    • Folder r
      Responsible Criticism by John Crowe Ransom [Literary Essays] (ca. 1953) Edited Typescripts. 1 item. 6 p. Note: Annotated by Stuart Wright: "Revised version of essay published in SR."
    • Folder s
      Story about Isak Dinesen, Katherine Anne Porter, and Gertrude Duby-Blom by Caroline Gordon [Literary Essays] (undated) Edited Typescripts. 1 item. 6 p.
Series 4 :
Poetry Manuscripts
  • Box 1
    • Folder t
      On Hearing of Richard Eberhart's Gain in Weight, by Robert T. S. Lowell [Poems] (October 1937) Edited Carbon typescripts. 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder u
      Selected Poems by John Crowe Ransom [Poems] (21 February 1944) Edited Typescripts. 36 items. 79 p. Note: Typescript for Selected Poems published by The Plimpton Press, 1945; See also Oversized Materials Folder for Author's Proofs.
    • Folder v
      Selected Poems from Selected Poems, by John Crowe Ransom [Poems] (1969) Mimeographed typescripts. 1 item. 10 p.
Series 5 :
Manuscript Volumes
  • Box 1
    • Folder w
      Guest Book of John, Rob, Revell and Helen Ransom [Notebooks] (27 December 1933 - 9 Sept. 1934) Manuscript Volume. Leather bound 1 vol. 2 p. used out of 85. Note: Front cover & spine needs conservation; separated; leather deteriorated.
Series 6 :
Clippings
  • Box 1
    • Folder x
      Snodgrass, William DeWitt. Interviewed by "E. S." in The American Poetry Review [Transcripts] (July/August 1990) Clipping. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Partial; pp. 39-40 only.
Series 7 :
Original Art
  • Box 1
    • Folder y
      Phi Beta Kappa Society Membership Certificate for John Crowe Ransom at Vanderbilt University [Holographs] (15 June 1909) Typescripts, Holograph. 2 items. 2 p. Note: Multi-colored calligraphy; copy #1 signed by President H. C. Tolman; & Secretary J. T. McGill; copy #2 not signed by Secretary J. T. McGill.
    • Folder z
      Robert Penn Warren Portrait by Taylor Jones of the Sunday Gazette-Mail [Pen & Ink sketches] (1976) Holograph. 1 item. 1 p.
Series 8 :
Photographic Prints
  • Box 2
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    • Folder a
      Robert Penn Warren portraits including photographic prints of Warren as High School Graduate, Vanderbilt freshman, Adult Dressed in a Suit, and as an Elderly Man in a Sweater (ca. 1904, 1904, 1930s, 1970s) Photographic prints. Black & White. Various sizes. 4 items. 4 p. Note: Photographic prints cataloged as: High School Graduation (#P-1169.010.002.a.1); Vanderbilt University Freshman (#P-1169.010.002.a.2); Adult Dressed in a Suit (#P-1169.010.002.a.3); and as an Elderly Man in a Sweater (#P-1169.010.002.a.4) taken by Bill Ferris, Center for Southern Folklore. Photographic print #P-1169.010.002.a.1 is a duplicate of #P-1169-010.002.h.18.
    • Folder b
      Little Girl with a Chair Portrait (ca. 1910) Photographic print. Black & White. 3.5" x 5". 1 item. 1 p. Note: Photographic print cataloged: #P-1169-010.002.b.5.
    • Folder c
      John Crowe Ransom with Rev. Edward H. Eckel and others, Tulsa, Oklahoma Portrait with Note by unidentified author (ca. 1909) Photographic print & Holograph. Sepia. 4.75 x 3.5". 2 items. 2 p. Note: Photograph shows Ransom & Edward H. Eckel & three others; note is on stationery of E. H. Eckel, Rector, Trinity Church Rectory, Tulsa, Oklahoma; Photographic print cataloged: #P-1169-010.002.c.6..
    • Folder d
      Portrait of John Crowe Ransom with 2 Vanderbilt University students -- Hingle, Bryan, & 1 unidentified students -- 2 males, 1 female (ca. 1909) Photographic print. Sepia. 5.75" x 3.5" 1 item. 1 p. Note: Annotated by an unknown hand on verso: "You [in college mortar board]- Hingle - Bryan - ?"; Photographic print cataloged: #P-1169-010.002.d.7.
    • Folder e
      Riding Party of 3 Men & 3 Women on Horseback in front of a Log Cabin (ca. 1917) Photographic print. Black & White. 3-1/4 x 5-1/2". 1 item. 1 p. Note: Photographic print cataloged: #P-1169-010.002.e.8.
    • Folder f
      John Crowe Ransom photographs, including: Ransom Feeding a Black Bear, Shaking Hands with a Collie, Fishing Party of 5 Men Displaying their Catch; Ransom in Shirt Sleeves Outdoors Portrait; Ransom Sitting on a Park Bench; Ransom Sitting on Park Bench with 4 Men (ca. 1920s-1950s) Photographic prints. Black & White. 3.5" x 5", 5 x 7". 7 items. 7 p. Note: Photographic prints cataloged: Ransom Feeding a Black Bear #P-1169-010.002.f.10; Ransom Shaking Hands with a Collie #P-1169-010.002.f.11 (annotated on verso: "Belongs to Elizabeth Forman"); Ransom Sitting on a Park Bench #P-1169-010.002.f.12; Fishing Party of 5 Men Displaying their Catch #P-1169-010.002.f.13; Ransom in Shirt Sleeves Outdoors Portrait #P-1169-010.002.f.14 (annotated on verso: "Belongs to Elizabeth Forman"); Ransom Sitting on a Park Bench #P-1169-010.002.f.15; Ransom Sitting on Park Bench with 4 Men #P-1169-010.002.f.16.
    • Folder g
      Gilbert [G. K.] Chesterton and John Crowe Ransom Portrait (22 March 1921) Photographic print. Black & White. 8 x 10". 1 item. 1 p. Note: Torn, fragile; needs conservation; Annotated on verso: "Photo by Wiles - 3 -22-21; Gilbert Chesterton & John Ransom"; Photographic print cataloged as: #P-1169-010.002.g.17.
    • Folder h
      Robert Penn Warren in a suit Publicity Photographs (ca. 1930s) Photographic print. Black & White. 8 x 10". 1 item. 1 p. Note: Photographic print cataloged as: #P-1169-010.002.h.18; Duplicate of #P-1169-010.002.a.1.
    • Folder i
      Robert Penn Warren Profile View Portrait (ca. 1930s) Photographic print. Black & White. 4 x 6". 1 item. 1 p. ; Photographic print cataloged as: #P-1169-010.002.h.18.
    • Folder j  (1 item digitized)
      John Crowe Ransom with Pipe Portrait (ca. 1940s) Black & White. 8 x 10". 1 item. 1 p. Note: Stained & Mottled; needs conservation; Photographic print cataloged as: #P-1169-010.002.j.20.
    • Folder k
      John Crowe Ransom in Academic Robes Portrait (18 December 1944) Photographic print. Black & White. 5 x 7". 1 item. 1 p. Note: Inscribed on verso: "rec'd - 12/18/44 c.n.s"; "16 picas wide"; "Andrew Stofan, West College Street, Oberlin Ohio [Photographer]"; "Please Return to J. C. Ransom, Gambier, Ohio"; Photographic print cataloged as: #P-1169-010.002.k.21.
    • Folder l
      Robert Penn Warren Posed Suit with Cigarette Portrait (ca. 1946-1947) Photographic print. Black & White. 8 x 10". 1 item. 1 p. Note: Photographic print cataloged as: #P-1169-010.002.l.22..
    • Folder m
      Robert Penn Warren Working at a Typewriter Portrait (ca. 1950s) Photographic print. Black & White. 8 x 10". 1 item. 1 p. Note: Photographic print cataloged as: #P-1169-010.002.m.23..
    • Folder n
      Robert Penn Warren Profile View Portrait (1950s) Photographic print. Black & White. 8 x 10". 1 item. 1 p. Note: Photographic print cataloged as: #P-1169-010.002.n.24..
    • Folder o
      John Crowe Ransom Teaching A Class [as Visiting Professor at Indiana University] Portrait by Life Magazine Photographer, Eliot Elisofon [Version 1] (26 September 1950) Photographic print. Black & White. 13-1/4 x 9". 1 item. 1 p. Note: Creased; needs conservation; taken at nearly the same time as Version 2; Inscribed on verso: "Life Photo by Eliot Elisofon Sept. 26 1950"; Stamped "Reproduction Forbidden" by Life Magazine; Photographic print cataloged as: #P-1169-010.002.o.25.
    • Folder p
      John Crowe Ransom Teaching A Class [as Visiting Professor at Indiana University] Portrait by Life Magazine Photographer, Eliot Elisofon [Version 2] (26 September 1950) Photographic print. Black & White. 13-1/4 x 9". 1 item. 1 p. Note: Torn, creased; needs conservation; Taken at nearly the same time as Version 1; Inscribed on verso: "Life Photo by Eliot Elisofon Sept. 26 1950"; Stamped "Reproduction Forbidden" by Life Magazine; Photographic print cataloged as: #P-1169-010.002.p.26.
    • Folder q
      John Crowe Ransom [as Visiting Professor at Indiana University] Meeting with Students in a Living Room Portrait by Life Magazine Photographer, Eliot Elisofon (27 September 1950) Digital print. Black & White. 8.5" x 11". 1 item. 1 p. Note: Digital copy only; original fragile, needs conservation; original moved to oversized folder #1169-010.002.q.os1
    • Folder r
      John Crowe Ransom Teaching A Class [as Visiting Professor at Indiana University] Portrait by Life Magazine Photographer, Eliot Elisofon [Version 3] (26 September 1950) Photographic print. Black & White. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Taken at nearly the same time as Version 1 & 2; Inscribed on verso: "Life Photo by Eliot Elisofon Sept. 26 1950"; Stamped "Reproduction Forbidden" by Life Magazine; Photographic print cataloged as: #P-1169-010.002.r.27.
    • Folder s
      Merrill Moore Delivering a Radio Address Portrait (5 May 1956) Photographic print. Black & White. 8 x 10". 1 item. 1 p. Note: Inscribed in margin: "5 May 1956 Merrill Moore"; Photographic print cataloged: #P-1169-010.002.s.28.
    • Folder t
      Robert Penn Warren Seated, Petting His Cat, and Reading Promises: Poems 1951-1956 Portrait (ca. 1956) Photographic print. Black & White. 8 x 10". 1 item. 1 p. Note: Photographic print cataloged: #P-1169-010.002.t.29..
    • Folder u
      Peter Hillsman Taylor Portraits by Roland von Essen, Hollins College, VA (ca. 1970) Photographic prints. Black & White. 7.5" x 10". 3 items. 3 p. Note: Photographic prints cataloged as: #P-1169-010.002.u.30 - #P-1169-010.002.u.32.
    • Folder v
      John Crowe Ransom Seated in a Library Portrait (ca. 1960s) Photographic print. Black & White. 8 x 10". 1 item. 1 p. Note: Photographic print cataloged: #P-1169-010.002.v.33.
    • Folder w
      Robert Penn Warren with Japanese interviewer Portrait (ca. 1960s) Photographic print. Black & White. 4.75" x 6.75". 1 item. 1 p. Note: Photo credit: "K. Sakakibara"; Photographic print cataloged: #P-1169-010.002.w.34.
    • Folder x  (1 item digitized)
      Robert Penn Warren in Old Age Portrait (ca. 1960s) Photographic print. Black & White. 8 x 10". 1 item. 1 p. Note: Photographic print cataloged: #P-1169-010.002.x.35.
    • Folder y
      Robert Penn Warren in a Library or Bookstore, Portrait by Nancy Crampton (ca. 1960s) Photographic print. Black & White. 8 x 9-3/4". 1 item. 1 p. Note: Photographic print cataloged: #P-1169-010.002.y.36.
    • Folder z
      Randall Jarrell Portrait (1964-1965) Photographic print. Black & White. 5 x7". 1 item. 1 p. Note: Photographic print cataloged: #P-1169-010.002.z.37.
    • Folder za
      Howard McKinley Corning Talking with John Crowe Ransom, Portland State College, Portland, OR, Portrait by William Stafford. [Photographic prints] (7 October 1966) Photographic print. Black & White. 5 x 4". 1 item. 1 p. Note: Photographic print cataloged: #P-1169-010.002.za.38.
    • Folder zb
      John Crowe Ransom Standing in Rront of a Building Entrance Portrait (ca. Sept. 1966) Photographic print. Color. 5 x 7". 1 item. 1 p. Note: Photographic print cataloged: #P-1169-010.002.zb.39..
    • Folder zc
      John Crowe Ransom Reading The American Oxonian; John Crowe Ransom Gazing Out of a Window, Portraits by Kenyon College Publicity Department (February 1968) Photographic print. Black & White. 8 x 10". 2 items. 2 p. Note: Photographic print cataloged: JCR Reading the American Oxonian #P-1169.010.002.zc.40 - JCR Gazing Out of a Window: #P-1169-010.002.zc.41.
    • Folder zd
      [George] Garrett Seated with Drink in Hotel Room, at MLA, Portrait by Lon Holmberg; George Garrett Head and Shoulders Outdoors, Portrait by Alice Garrett (1974, undated) Photographic prints. Black & White. 8 x 10". 2 items. 2 p. Note: Photos captioned on verso: "Garrett at MLA [Modern Language Association] (Chicago) Photo by Lon Holmberg . . . [Signed] Lon Holmberg '74"; "Alice Garrett photo;" Photographic print cataloged: #P-1169-010.002.zd.42 - #P-1169-010.002.zd.43.
Series 9 :
Audio Recordings
  • Box 2
    • Folder ze
      John Crowe Ransom Poetry Reading, Liberal Arts Auditorium, U. of A., Reel No. 4. [Reel to Reel Tapes] (15 March 1967) Audio Recording. Reel to Reel tape. Speed: 1-7/8. 1 item. 1 p.
Series 10 :
Loose Manuscripts Transferred from the Stuart Wright Book Collection
  • Box 2
    • Folder zf
      Selected Poems, by John Crowe Ransom [Book] (1945) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Cleanth Brooks’ agreement [contract] to sell books from his personal library to Stuart Wright (9 April 1986) Edited Printed Form; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #21.2
    • Folder zg
      Wandering Jew, The, by Robert Mezey [Books] (1960) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Program of the Thirteenth Annual Meeting of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC [Brochure] (29-30 November 1940) Printed; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #21.6
    • Folder zh
      God Without Thunder, by John Crowe Ransom [Books] (1930) Printed. 2 items. 2 p. Note: John Crowe Ransom, Gambier, OH, Letter to Andrew Lytle, saying his “Eliot piece” will not be ready by due date (28 September 1965) TLS; Stuart Wright note: "Published 16.10.30” (undated) Holograph; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #21.8
    • Folder zi
      Two Gentlemen in Bonds, by John Crowe Ransom [Books] (1927) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Stuart Wright note: “See RPW Letters, v. 4, pp. 257-58. JCR also read from this copy – “ (undated) Holograph; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #21.13
    • Folder zj
      Selected Poems, by John Crowe Ransom [Books] (1947) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Stuart Wright note: “Not in Abbot, who indicates unprinted spine. Aquired [sic] Hay-on-Wye, 2002- (2002)" Holograph; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #21.16
    • Folder zk
      Kenyon Critics, The, by John Crowe Ransom [Books] (1951) Printed. 2 items. 3 p. Note: John Crowe Ransom, Editor, The Kenyon Review, Gambier, OH, Letters to Robert W. Daniel, New Haven, CT (1 April 1939 & 24 August 1950) TLS; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #21.20
    • Folder zl
      Topics for Freshman Writing, by John Crowe Ransom [Books] (1935) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Stuart Wright note: “Ransom’s own copy. See pp. 514-15” (undated) Holograph; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #21.23
    • Folder zm
      Selected Poems, by John Crowe Ransom [Books] (1969) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Stuart Wright note: “See p. 127” (undated) Holograph; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #21.29
    • Folder zn
      Chills and Fever, by John Crowe Ransom [Books] (1924) Printed. 6 items. 6 p. Note: Stuart Wright comment: “RPW’s review copy. This was his first review in print and is listed as Grimshaw G1. NB: Published 29 August 1924 (See RPW's ownership inscription)” (undated) Typescript & Holograph; Portrait of John Crowe Ransom (ca. 1930) Black & white; 4" x 6"; 2 copies; Photographic prints cataloged: #P-1169-010.002.zn.44; “Mrs. John Crowe Ransom” calling cards (undated) Printed; 2.75" x 1.25"; 2 copies; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #21.31
    • Folder zo
      Selected Poems, by John Crowe Ransom [Books] (1963) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Stuart Wright note: “JCR’s Holograph revisions in this presentation copy to Robert Penn Warren” (undated) Typescript; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #21.32
    • Folder zp
      Beating the Bushes, by John Crowe Ransom [Books] (1972) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: James Laughlin, New Directions, New York, NY, Letter to John Crowe Ransom acknowledging receipt of Chapter XI of the book and praising Ransom's writing style (23 February 1970) TLS; James Laughlin (1914 - 1997) a poet and literary publisher, was the founder and editor of New Dimensions Publishers, 1936-; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #21.33
    • Folder zq
      Selected Poems, by John Crowe Ransom [Books] (1963) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Stuart Wright note: “Inscribed by JCR to his daughter and son-in-law, parents of novelist Robb Forman Dew. Pub. 21 June 63 (See Abbott)” (undated) Edited typescript; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #21.41
    • Folder zr
      World's Body, The, by John Crowe Ransom [Books] (1938) Printed. 2 items. 2 p. Note: Stuart Wright Post-it notes: "The Worlds Body" and "Publ: 5 Nov. 37 One printing of 2,500 copies. The dedication copy - To Ransom" (undated) Holograph; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #21.45
    • Folder zs
      John Crowe Ransom: A Tribute from the Community of Letters [Books] (1964) Printed. 2 items. 2 p. Note: “The Tenth Muse” by Robert Lowell [Poems] (undated) Edited typescript; Stuart Wright note card: “Specially bound presentation copy to Ransom – signed by [Robert Penn] Warren, [Richard G.] Eberhart TS poem (setting copy) by Lowell laid in” (undated) Holograph; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #26.14
    • Folder zt
      Dog Beneath the Skin, The, by W.H. [Wystan Hugh] Auden and Christopher Isherwood [Books] (1935) Printed. 2 items. 2 p. Note: Stuart Wright note: “2017687712” & post-it note: “06051675” (undated) Holograph; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #26.25
    • Folder zu
      I'll Take My Stand, by Twelve Southerners [Books] (1930) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Stuart Wright post-it note: “JCR’s Copy” (undated) Holograph; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #26.40
    • Folder zv
      Fugitive Poets, The, by William Pratt [Books] (1965) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: John Crowe Ransom, Note to Allen Tate recommending Pratt of University of Miami to be chair of English Department at Kenyon College (16 February 1965) Typescript; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #26.42
    • Folder zw
      Parts of a World, by Wallace Stevens [Books] (1951) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: "List of authorized students -- K542. Poetry of Our Own Country. Mr. [John Crowe] Ransom" (undated) Edited typescript; Stuart Wright Book Collection 37.57
    • Folder zx
      Harmonium, by Wallace Stevens [Books] (1953) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: "The Emperor of Ice-Cream" by Wallace Stevens copied by John Crowe Ransom [Poems] (undated) Holograph; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection # 37.58
    • Folder zy
      Collected Poems, by James Wright [Books] (1971) Typescripts. 8 items. 9 p. Note: Poems by James Wright: “A Blessing” (undated); “Lying in a Hammock at William Duffy’s Farm in Pine Island, Minnesota" annotated by John Crowe Ransom & Stuart Wright (undated) Annotated typescript; Poems by D.N.: “On Leaving Baltimore” (Baltimore, Maryland, April 1972) Typescript; “Where the Dead Endure, The Living Sing” (Baltimore, Maryland, November 1971) Typescript; “If You Opened Your Eyes” (Baltimore, Maryland, February 1972) Typescript; “Elegy for Jack McKean” (undated) Typescript; “Friends at the Lake” (Seattle, January 1972) Typescript; “Homage to Chagall” (Port Angeles, Washington, March 1969) Typescripts; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #49.28
    • Folder zz
      Les Desenchantes: Roman Des Harems Turcs Contemporains, by Perre Loti [Books] (1906) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Lt. J. C. [John Crowe] Ransom, Tuition receipt to University of Nancy, France (3/19/1919) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p.; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #26.44
Series 11 :
Contracts, Posters & Printed Forms
  • Box 3
    • Folder a
      Alfred A. Knopf Inc. Contract with John Crowe Ransom for rights to Chills and Fever [Contracts] (16 November 1923) Edited printed form. 1 item. 3 p.
    • Folder b
      Lotos Club State Dinner in Honor of Robert Penn Warren menu [Posters] (10 April 1975) Edited printed form. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Poster includes dinner menu and is autographed by various club members and guests, including Edward J. Scheider, president, Lotos Club; John Hollander, Lionel Trilling, John Palmer, William Styron, Robert Penn Warren, Albert Zecker & others.
    • Folder c
      Phi Beta Kappa Society Membership certificate for Randall Jarrell at Vanderbilt University [Certificates] (June 11, 1935) Edited printed form. 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder d
      Charles Scribner's Sons Memorandum of Agreement with John Crowe Ransom for A Work of Criticism-Title Later [Contracts] 28 (May 28 1937) Edited printed form. 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder e
      Cromwell-Collier Publishing Company agreement with John Crowe Ransom for Selected Poems of Tennyson [Contracts] (April 11, 1962) Edited printed form. 1 item. 4 p.
    • Folder f
      Laughlin, James, New Directions, memorandum of agreement with John Crowe Ransom for "A Group of Literary Studies" (title still to be chosen) and "Emily Dickinson (The Makers of Modern Literature)" [Contracts] (June 1940) Carbon printed form. 2 items. 6 p.
    • Folder g
      John Crowe Ransom and Memorial Park Development Company Agreement & Certificate of Registration with John Crowe Ransom to purchase burial lot at Woodlawn Memorial Park Nashville, TN [Certificates & Contracts] (1928, 1932) Printed forms. 2 items. 13 p.
    • Folder h
      Ostroff, Anthony Agreement to use John Crowe Ransom's essay on Theodore Roethke's "In A Dark Time"; also his poem "Master's in the Garden Again"; Agreement with Crowell-Collier Publishing Company [Correspondence & Contracts] (1961, 1963, undated) TLS and Printed form. 4 items. 6 p.
    • Folder i
      University of Minnesota. Memorandum of Agreement with John Crowe Ransom for manuscript entitled Emily Dickinson [Contracts] (2 November 1960) Edited Printed form. 1 item. 3 p.
    • Folder j
      Henry Holt and Company, Inc. Agreement with John Crowe Ransom for Progressive Writing [Contracts] (6 June 1934) Printed form. 1 item. 2 p.
    • Folder k
      Serendipity Books Invoice to Stuart Wright for Poems About God [Correspondence] (ca. 1960s) TLS. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Postscript by Peter B. Howard: "I may have more books, but I'll never get a better one. Thanks Stu. P."
    • Folder l
      John Crowe Ransom, 1st Lt., Field Artillery, American Expeditionary Forces. Officer's Identity Card [Identification Cards] (1917-1918) Printed form & Photographic print. 1 item. 2 p.
    • Folder m
      University de Nancy, France. Certificate to John Crowe Ransom for attendance, March-June 1919 [Certificates] (28 June 1919) Printed form. French language. 1 item. 2 p. Note: torn, fragile, pressure-sensitive tape; needs conservation; signed by faculty.
    • Folder n
      Alfred A. Knopf Inc. Agreement with John Crowe Ransom for Two Gentlemen In Bonds [Contracts] (25 May 1926) Edited Printed form. 1 item. 3 p.
    • Folder o
      Henry Holt and Company, Inc. Agreement with John Crowe Ransom for A Handbook in Brief [Contracts] (9 December 1942) Edited Typescripts, Holograph. 1 item. 2 p.
    • Folder p
      University of Minnesota. Amendment to Memorandum of Agreement with John Crowe Ransom for Emily Dickinson [Contracts] (6 April 1962) Edited typescript. 1 item. 1 p.
Series 12 :
Printed Forms
  • Box 3
    • Folder q
      Advertisement for Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe [Advertisements] (undated) Flyer. 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder r
      John Crowe Ransom, Editor, The Kenyon Review. War letter announcing discontinuance of the Southern Review during WWII & its replacement by Kenyon Review [Flyers] (5 June 1942) Printed. 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder s
      Committee for the Alliance of Agrarian and Distributist Groups, Nashville, TN. Announcement to Persons Interested in Agrarian, Distributist, and Homestead Principles [Brochures] (1 November 1936) Printed. 1 item. 2 p. Note: Signed by Lyle H. Lanier, John Crowe Ransom, Rev. John C. Rawe, Chard Powers Smith, & James M. Waller, Secretary.
    • Folder t
      Ascension, by Reynolds Price [Poems] (ca. 1960s) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Annotated by Stuart Wright: "Price / Lines of Life"; fragment, p. 31 only; water damage; needs conservation.
    • Folder u
      Ten Poems by Anthony Harwood, Venice, Italy: Klootz, Ltd. [Pamphlets, Etc.] (1950) Pamphlet, ALS, Broadside. 3 items. 18 p. Note: Pamphlet No. 44 of 66 printed; Cover letter from James Merrill to John Crowe Ransom (24 November 1950) distributing copies of Ten Poems at the author's request; Broadside [partial] of Socrates' conversation with Simmias.
    • Folder v
      Wanted: An Ontological Critic by John Crowe Ransom, Darmstadt, Germany: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft [Literary Essays] (1970) Pamphlets. 4 items. 60 p. Note: Reprinted from John Crowe Ransom, The New Criticism, Norfolk, CT, © 1941 by New Directions, pp. 294-336; 4 copies of the pamphlet.
Series 13 :
Oversized Materials
Oversize Folder os1
Planetary Poet,The, by John Crowe Ransom in the Kenyon Review about the poetry of Wallace Stevens [Literary Essays] (1964) Edited Proof. 1 item. 12 p. Transferred from 1169-010.1.l.
Oversize Folder os2
Selected poems by John Crowe Ransom [Poems] New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. (1963) Edited proof. 1 item. 39 p. Transferred from 1160-010.1.o.
Oversize Folder os3
Selected Poems Author's Proofs for Plimpton Press, the printer; Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., is the publisher [Proofs] (21 February 1944) Edited Author's Proofs. 1 item. 75 p. Transferred from 1169-010.2.a.
Oversize Folder os4
John Crowe Ransom [as Visiting Professor at Indiana University] Meeting with Students in a Living Room, Portrait by Life Magazine Photographer, Eliot Elisofon (27 September 1950) Photographic print. Black & White. 13-1/4 x 9". 1 item. 1 p. Note: Fragile, needs conservation; transferred from folder #1169-010.002.q
Oversize Folder os5
Gerontion, by John Crowe Ransom in the American Literary Anthology, New York: Random House [Literary Essays] (1968) Edited Proof. 1 item. 8 p. Transferred from 1169-010.3.v.

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