Stuart Wright Collection: Wright Morris Papers

1950-1985, undated
Manuscript Collection #1169-008
Creator(s)
Morris, Wright (Wright Marion)
Physical description
2.05 Cubic Feet, 3 archival boxes, 8 oversized folders, 85 items, 2,206 p., Stuart Wright Collection: Wright Morris Papers (#1169-008) consists of correspondence with William Cole, who edited his novel Man and Boy; also uncorrected proofs of the third installment of his autobiography, A Cloak of Light: Writing My Life, photographic prints, printed materials, and loose manuscript items transferred from the Stuart Wright Book Collection.
Preferred Citation
Stuart Wright Collection: Wright Morris Papers (#1169-008) East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA
Repository
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Papers of Wright Morris (1950-1985, undated) documenting the life and literary career of the noted Central City, Nebraska-born American novelist, photographer, and essayist, including his correspondence with William Cole, who edited his novel Man and Boy; also uncorrected proofs of the third installment of his autobiography, A Cloak of Light: Writing My Life, photographic prints, printed materials, and loose manuscript items transferred from the Stuart Wright Book Collection.


Biographical/historical information

Wright Morris was born Wright Marion Morris in Central City, Nebraska, on 6 January 1910. His father, William Henry Morris, worked for the Union Pacific Railroad. His mother, Grace Osborn Morris, died six days after Wright's birth and Morris was raised by a nanny until his father married again. Wright developed a close relationship with his stepmother, Gertrude, who was closer to his own age than his father's. From 1919 to 1924, the family lived in Omaha, Nebraska, where Morris developed a love of photography. Morris is best known for his portrayals of the people and places of the Great Plains in words and pictures, as well as for his use of narrative forms.

In the 1950s and 60's, Morris wrote several major novels, including The Field of Vision (1956) and its sequel Ceremony in Lone Tree (1960), as well as Love Among the Cannibals(1957), a cynical and humorous tale of two Hollywood songwriters who travel to Mexico with recently acquired girlfriends. The manuscript material in the collection provides a glimpse into his personality at this time in his life. From 1963 to 1975, Morris was a professor of English at San Francisco State College. Morris published his memoirs in three volumes, the first Will's Boy in 1981, followed by Solo and A Cloak of Light. The uncorrected proofs in the collection are for the third and final installment of this autobiography, A Cloak of Light, and date from 1984-1985. Wright Morris died 25 April 1998 at the age of 88 years.

Sources: "Wright Morris." [Biographical Sketch] Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wright_Morris

Author: Jonathan Dembo, 11/18/2011, 6/4/2016, 11/18/2016

Stuart Wright. The Wright Morris 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.


Scope and arrangement

Stuart Wright Collection: Wright Morris Papers (#1169-008) document the life and literary career of Wright Morris, 1950-1951, 1984-1985, undated, and includes material compiled and added to the collection by Stuart Wright. The Wright Morris Papers are arranged in original order in 3 series including an initial acquisition and Cary Addition #1 and Ludlow Addition #2. The material covers two distinct periods of his career. The manuscript material consists of Morris's typed letters signed to his editor at Knopf, William Cole during the period 1950-1951, 1957, undated and deal with the publication of Morris's book Man and Boy. The second group consists of two uncorrected proofs of Morris' book A Cloak of Light: Writing My Life, the third installment of his autobiography, 1984-1985. Each proof contains a typed letter signed by M. S. Wyeth, Jr., Vice President & Executive Editor of Harper & Row, Publishers, Inc., 11 October 1984, to John Updike and George P. Garrett asking them to review the book which was to be published in January 1985.

Series 1: Manuscript Materials and Uncorrected Proofs contains typed letters and postcards signed from Morris, in Wayne, Pennsylvania, to William Cole, who edited Man and Boy for Knopf, 1950-1951, 1957, undated. He signed these letters and postcards generally as "Wright" but occasionally as "Uncle Dudley". The letters and postcards are written in humorous dialect and include references to Cole and his family – Lee, Lucy, and Peggy Cole – an author named Kaplan, Robert Gorham Davis, John Crowe Ransom, Philip Blair Rice, Kenyon Review, Truman Capote, James Agee, Harper's Bazaar, Virginia Kirkus, Mark Schorer, and Nathanial West, and other literary and public figures. He illustrated several of these cards and letters with little, humorous, pen and ink drawings in the margins.

Series 1 also includes two copies of the uncorrected proof of A Cloak of Light: Writing My Life, by Wright Morris New York, NY: Harper & Row, Publishers, to be published in January 1985.156 p. The first is autographed by John Updike above the title on the cover; the second is autographed by George P. Garrett above the title on the cover. The first contains a TLS dated 11 October 1984 from M. S. Wyeth, Jr., Vice President & Executive Editor, Harper & Row, Publishers, Inc., to John Updike, asking him to review the book; the second contains an identical letter to George P. Garrett. Series 1 is contained in Box 1.a - 1.c

Series 2: Cary Addition #1 to the Stuart Wright Collection contains proofs, printed materials, oversized materials, and loose manuscript items transferred from the Stuart Wright Book Collection, 1951-1985, undated. Series 2 is held in Box 2.a - 3.i, os.1 - os.8

Series 3: Ludlow Addition #2 to the Stuart Wright Collection contains loose manuscript items transferred from the Stuart Wright Book Collection along and letters written from Josephine Morris, Wright Morris's wife, to Stuart Wright regarding her husband, 1968-1983. Series 3 is held in Box 3.j - 3.o

Note to Researchers: Series 1-3 include Loose Manuscript Items Transferred from the Stuart Wright Book Collection, which consists of items by, about, associated with, or owned by Merrill Moore. They include notes and bookmarks inserted by Moore, 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).


Administrative information
Custodial History

21 June 2010, 0.25 cubic feet; 1 archival box; 23 items; 331 p. Papers (1950-1951, 1957, 1984-1985, undated) documenting the life and literary career of Wright Morris, the noted American novelist, photographer, and essayist, including correspondence with William Cole, who edited his novel Man and Boy; also uncorrected proofs of the third installment of his autobiography, A Cloak of Light: Writing My Life. Vendor: Stuart Wright.

27 October 2011, (Cary Addition #1), 1.3 cubic feet; 1.75 archival boxes & 8 oversized folders; 42 items; 1824 p. Papers (1951-1985, undated) documenting the life and literary career of Wright Morris (1910-1998), the noted American novelist, photographer, and essayist, including photographic prints & printed materials. Vendor: Stuart Wright.

20 July 2012, (Ludlow Addition #2), 0.5 cubic feet; 0.25 archival box; 18 items; 51 p. Papers (1968-1983) documenting the life and literary career of Wright Morris (1910-1998), the noted American novelist, photographer, and essayist, including manuscript materials & loose manuscript items removed from books in the Stuart Wright Collection. Vendor: Stuart Wright.

Source of acquisition

Purchased from Stuart Wright, 6/21/2010, 10/27/2011, 7/20/2012

Processing information

Processing, Container list & Preliminary inventory by Jonathan Dembo, with the assistance of Cynthia Sharp and revised by Richard Wolfe, 11/19/2010, revised 6/11/2012, 7/28/2015, 10/23/2015, 11/6/2015, 2/15/2016, 9/2/2016; Final inventory by Krystal Cook, 1/25/2011, revised by Nathaniel King, 10/23/2015; revised by Jay Colin Menees, 4/20/2016; Finding aid by Jonathan Dembo, 11/18/2011, 6/4/2016; Encoded by Jonathan Dembo, 7/6/2012; Encoding revised by Jonathan Dembo, 7/16/2012, 6/4/2016.

Copyright notice

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


Related material

Wright Morris Papers (MS 049) Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska – Lincoln Libraries, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE USA

Wright Morris Papers (BANC MSS 72/246 c) Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA USA

Stuart Wright Collection - John Crowe Ransom Papers (#1169-010) Manuscript and Rare Books Department, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC USA


Container list
Box 1 Folder a Morris, Wright. Letters sent to William Cole, the Knopf editor for Morris's work Man and Boy. [Correspondence] (1950 - 1951, 1957, undated) TLS. 19 items. 19 p. Note: Many of the letters are written in humorous dialect and are signed "Wright" or "Uncle Dudley"; some contain marginal pen and ink sketches; on Morris letterhead postcards (10) and papers (8); also Stuard Wright typed note (1) on postcard: "Correspondence with William Cole, Morris's Knopf editor for Man and Boy" (undated) TLS
Box 1 Folder b A Cloak of Light: Writing My Life [Book] by Wright Morris (New York, NY: Harper & Row, Publishers, January 1985) Uncorrected Proof. ISBN: 0-06-015399-7. 2 items. 156 p. Note: Condition: Good; uncorrected proof; Signed by John Updike; Laid in M. S. Wyeth, Jr. , Vice President & Executive Editor, Harper & Row, Publishers, Inc., New York, Letter to John Updike laid in with advance copy of A Cloak of Light (11 October 1984) TLS; transferred from Stuart Wright Book collection 9.24.2010 Item #58-35
Box 1 Folder c A Cloak of Light: Writing My Life [Book] by Wright Morris (New York, NY: Harper & Row, Publishers, January 1985) Uncorrected Proof. ISBN: 0-06-015399-7. 2 items. 156 p. Note: Condition: Good; uncorrected proof; Signed by George Garrett; Laid in M. S. Wyeth, Jr. , Vice President & Executive Editor, Harper & Row, Publishers, Inc., New York, Letter to George P. Garrett laid in with advance copy of A Cloak of Light (11 October 1984) TLS; transferred from Stuart Wright Book collection 9.24.2010 Item #58-36
Box 2 Folder a About Fiction [Book] by Wright Morris ; Russell & Volkening, Inc., Literary Agents, New York, NY (undated) Photocopy typescript. Unbound. 1 item. 89 p. ; Note : Inscribed on cover : "duplicate copy of final ms." ; Source : Cary Addition Box #64
Box 2 Folder b Cloak of Night, A, by Wright Morris (c. 1985) Note : 1) Letter from Joseph Sloves, Publisher, The Franklin Library, Franklin Center, PA. to "Dear Collector" advertising A Cloak of Night [1985] TLS. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Cary Addition Box #79.020
Box 2 Folder c Cloak of Night, A, by Wright Morris (c. 1985) Uncorrected proof. Note : 1) Index card inscribed by an unknown hand : "In exchange for [Berry] Morgan's Pursuit" Printed form. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Cary Addition Box #79.019
Box 2 Folder d Deep Sleep, The, by Wright Morris (c. 1953) Note : 1) Charles Scribner's Sons editorial copy slip requesting "copy of the notice or review you give this book" (14 Sept. 1953) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Cary Addition Box #79.015
Box 2 Folder e In Orbit, by Wright Morris (c. 1967) Note : 1) New American Library, New York, NY with compliments slip requesting "would appreciate copies of your review" (15 Feb. 1967) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Cary Addition Box #79.016
Box 2 Folder f Plains Song for Female Voices, by Wright Morris (c. 1980) Note : 1) Harper & Row, Publishers used book dealers advertising description slip "Fine" (undated) ; 2) Chapter from an unidentified novel (undated) Photocopy readers proof (25 Sept. 1979). 2 items. 9 p. ; Source : Cary Addition Box #70.024
Box 2 Folder g Plains Song, by Wright Morris (c. 1980) Note : 1-2) Harper & Row review copy slip (6 Jan. 1980) 2 copies ; 3) News from Harper & Row [1980] flyer ; 4) Wright Morris publicity photographic print (undated) Black & White. 5" x 7". Credit : Jo Morris. 4 items. 4 p. ; Source : Cary Addition Box #68.004
Box 2 Folder h War Games, by Wright Morris (c. 1972) Note : 1) Wright Morris, Princeton, NJ. Letter to "Dear George" sending greetings and a broadside (30 Dec. 1971) ALS ; verso : Black Sparrow Press, Los Angeles, CA adverting card for War Games (1951) ALS & Printed. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Cary Addition Box #79.021
Box 2 Folder i About Fiction : Reverent Reflections on the Nature of Fiction with Irreverent Observations on Writers, Readers, & Other Abuses [Book] by Wright Morris (Harper & Row, Publishers, © 1975) Photocopy Page Proof. Soft cover. 1 item. 72 p. ; Note : First edition ; binding failing ; needs conservation ; Source : Cary Addition Box #068.013
Box 2 Folder j Earthly Delights, Unearthly Adornments : American Writers as Image Makers [Book] by Wright Morris (Harper & Row, Publishers, © October 1978) Uncorrected Page Proof. Soft cover. 1 item. 104 p. ; Note : Holograph notes on back cover ; Source : Cary Addition Box #068.031
Box 2 Folder k Fire Sermon [Book] by Wright Morris (Harper & Row, Publishers, © 1971) Uncorrected Page Proof. Soft cover. Spiral bound. 1 item. 145 p. ; Note : Autographed "Wright Morris" on title page ; publisher's reviewers' slip glued to front cover but torn ; needs conservation ; Source : Cary Addition Box #068.001
Box 2 Folder l Fork River Space Project, The : A Novel [Book] by Wright Morris (Harper & Row, Publishers, © 1977) Uncorrected Page Proof. Soft cover. 1 item. 192 p. ; Note : Source : Cary Addition Box #068.017
Box 2 Folder m Love Affair : A Venetian Journal [Book] by Wright Morris (Harper & Row, Publishers, © 1972) Uncorrected Page Proof. Soft cover. 1 item. 17 p. ; Note : Cover separated ; incomplete (only 17 of 96 p. shown ; illustrations missing) ; Source : Cary Addition Box #068.000
Box 2 Folder n Plains Song For Female Voices [Book] by Wright Morris (Harper & Row, Publishers, © 1980) Uncorrected Page Proof. Soft cover. 1 item. 112 p. ; Note : Autographed "Wright Morris" on title page ; final reviewer's copy ; Source : Cary Addition Box #079.003
Box 2 Folder o Plains Song For Female Voices [Book] by Wright Morris (Harper & Row, Publishers, © 1980) Uncorrected Page Proof, Photocopies of selected proof pages & Dealer's description & Plastic Dust Jacket. Soft cover. 4 items. 116 p. ; Note : Autographed "Wright Morris" on title page ; final reviewer's copy ; Source : Cary Addition Box #070.024
Box 3 Folder a Real Losses, Imaginary Gains [Book] by Wright Morris (Harper & Row, Publishers, © 1976) Uncorrected Page Proof. Soft cover. 1 item. 96 p. ; Note : Source : Cary Addition Box #068.010
Box 3 Folder b Solo : An American Dreamer in Europe : 1933-34 [Book] by Wright Morris (Harper & Row, Publishers, © 1983) Uncorrected Page Proof & Plastic Dust Jacket. Soft cover. 2 items. 96 p. ; Note : Source : Cary Addition Box #068.035
Box 3 Folder c Territory Ahead, The [Book] by Wright Morris (Harper & Row, Publishers, © 1958) Proof. Advance unbound sheets. Soft cover. 1 item. 131 p. ; Note : Marginal corrections throughout ; Source : Cary Addition Box #079.005
Box 3 Folder d Will's Boy : A Memoir [Book] by Wright Morris (Harper & Row, Publishers, © 1981) Uncorrected Page Proof. Soft cover. 1 item. 104 p. ; Note : Source : Cary Addition Box #068.029
Box 3 Folder e Wright Morris Photographs : Vernissage : Oct. 3, 12 - 3 PM ; October 3 - 31, 1981. Court Gallery Ostergade 24 Copenhagen K Denmark (1981) Brochure. Folded. 1 item. 12 p. ; Note : Source : Autographed "Wright Morris" on cover ; Cary Addition Box #079.000
Box 3 Folder f About Fiction : Reverent Reflections on the Nature of Fiction with Irreverent Observations on Writers, Readers, & Other Abuses [Book] by Wright Morris (Harper & Row, Publishers, [© 1975]) Dust Jacket. 1 item. 2 p. ; Note : Source : Publicity photograph of Wright Morris by Jill Krementz on verso ; Cary Addition Box #079.000
Box 3 Folder g God's Country and My People, by Wright Morris [© 1968]) Dust Jacket & Price Label. 2 items. 2 p. ; Note : Dust Jacket autographed "Wright Morris" ; Sale price $6.95 ; Dust Jacket mounted on poster board ; Source : Cary Addition Box #068.000
Box 3 Folder h Solo : An American Dreamer in Europe : 1933-34 [Book] by Wright Morris (Harper & Row, Publishers, [© 1983]) Dust Jacket. 1 items. 2 p. ; Note : Publicity photo of Wright Morris by Thomas Victor on verso ; Source : Cary Addition Box #079.000
Box 3 Folder i Wright Morris : A Reader [Book] by Wright Morris (Harper & Row, Publishers [© 1959]) Dust Jacket. 1 item. 2 p. ; Note : Brittle, fragile, torn ; needs conservation ; Source : Cary Addition Box #064.000
Box os1 About Life [Book] by Wright Morris (Harper & Row, Publishers © 1975), pp. 1 - 57. Galley Proof. 1 item. 57 p. ; Note : Filed oversized ; Source : Cary Addition Box #064.000
Box os2 Fire Sermon [Book] by Wright Morris (New York, NY : Harper & Row, Publishers © 1971) pp. 1 - 50. Galley Proof. 1 item. 50 p. ; Note : Filed oversized ; Source : Cary Addition Box #064.000
Box os3 Life, A [Book] by Wright Morris (Harper & Row, Publishers © 1973) Galley Proof. 2 items. 108 p. ; Note : Filed oversized ; 2 copies ; Source : Cary Addition Box #064.000
Box os4 Love Affair : A Venetian Journal [Book] by Wright Morris (Harper & Row, Publishers 20-25 April 1972) First News Galley Proof. 1 item. 12 p. ; Note : Filed oversized ; Brittle, fragile ; needs conservation ; Source : Cary Addition Box #068.000
Box os5 One Day [Book] by Wright Morris (University of Nebraska Press, [1976]) Galley Proof. 1 item. 13 p. ; Note : Filed oversized ; Brittle, fragile, water damage ; needs conservation ; Source : Cary Addition Box #079.000
Box os6 Wright Morris Reader, The [Book] by Wright Morris (Harper & Row, Publishers © 1970) pp. 1 - 75. Galley Proof No. 3664. 1 item. 76 p. ; Note : Filed oversized ; Incomplete ; brittle, fragile, torn ; needs conservation ; Source : Cary Addition Box #137.000
Box os7 Wright Morris : A Reader [Book] by Wright Morris [1970] pp. 76 - 125. Galley Proof No. 3664. 1 item. 13 p. ; Note : Filed oversized ; Incomplete ; brittle, fragile, foxing ; needs conservation ; Source : Cary Addition Box #064.000
Box os8 Wright Morris : A Reader : Mrs. McKee [Book] by Wright Morris [1970] pp. 126 - 274. Galley Proof No. 3664. 1 item. 147 p. ; Note : Filed oversized ; Incomplete ; brittle, fragile, torn ; needs conservation ; Source : Cary Addition Box #064.000
Box 3 Folder j Morris, Josephine, Mill Valley, CA. Letters to Stuart Wright, regarding Wright Morris, including exhibit brochures & cancelled checks (1980 - 1983) ALS, TLS, Printed forms, Brochures. 10 items. 33 p. ; Note : Josephine Morris (1927 - 2002) was the wife of Wright Morris ; Source : Ludlow Addition #166.008 ; transferred from the Stuart Wright Book Collection, 1 Dec. 2014
Box 3 Folder k Fire Sermon, by Wright Morris (© 1971) Note : 1) Harper & Row Publicity portrait of Wright Morris for Fire Sermon ; with caption (18 Aug. 1971) Photographic print. Black & White. 5" x 7.5" 1 item. 1 p. ; 2) Harper & Row, Publishers, New York, NY. Review copy slip for Fire Sermon (18 Aug. 1971) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #166.004
Box 3 Folder l God's Country and My People, by Wright Morris (© 1922) Note : 1) God's Country and My People, by Wright Morris (© 1968) , pp. 123-128 ; Brief description, Title Page, Offprint. 1 item. 8 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #166.003
Box 3 Folder m Reader, A, by Wright Morris (© 1959) Note : 1) Wright Morris, Mill Valley, CA. Letter to Stuart Wright consisting of a poem in Italian & English, beginning with a quote from the first line of Canto 1 of the Inferno in The Divine Comedy, by Dante Alighieri, "Nel mezzo del cammin de [di] nostra vita [Halfway through the journey of our life]" (6 April 1979) TLS & Envelope. Italian language & English language. 1 item. 2 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #166.006
Box 3 Folder n Real Losses, Imaginary Gains, by Wright Morris (© 1976) Note : 1) Jo [Josephine Kantor] Morris, Mill Valley, CA. Letter to Stuart Wright reporting that she shipped "2 cartons" to him on 23 April ; Friends of Photography will publish a manuscript of autobiographical photographs this fall (28 April 1982) ALS & Envelope. 1 item. 2 p. ; 2) Wright Morris, Mill Valley, CA. Letter to Stuart Wright saying is pleased to have met him ; "you are a man of staunch loyalties, generous impulses, and I hoist to our new fraternity a cup of savory, fragrant Keemun, one of my favorite teas" (19 Oct. 1983) TLS & Envelope. 1 item. 2 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #166.005
Box 3 Folder o Time Pieces, by Wright Morris (© 1983) Note : 1) Jo [Josephine Kantor] Morris, Mill Valley, CA. Letter to Stuart Wright enclosing The Writing of My Uncle Dudley ; also enclosing a catalogue of recent Corcoran Gallery exhibit [not present] ; Wright will be teaching at University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa during fall semester (11 July 1983) ALS. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #166.012
Box 3 Folder p Writing of My Uncle Dudley, The, by Wright Morris (© 1982) Note : 1) Friends of the Bancroft Library. Invitation card to reception opening and exhibit of First Books by Notable Authors ; includes remarks by Wright Morris (21 Feb. 1982) Printed. 1 item. p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #166.011