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

Manuscript Collection #1169-015

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Series 1 :
Miscellaneous Materials
Series 2 :
Loose Manuscripts Transferred From Stuart Wright Book Collection
  • Box 1
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    • Folder 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  (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
      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
      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
      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
      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
      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
      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
      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
      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
      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  (1 item digitized)
      The Plays of Anton Chekov, translated by Constance Garnett, by Anton Chekov (undated) 1 item. 1 p.; Photograph of three young black girls, by Eudora Welty 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; Includes photographic print #P-1169-015.1.q.21
    • Folder 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
      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  (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
      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  (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  (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
      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
      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
      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
      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
    • Folder 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
    • Folder 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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