Stuart Wright Collection: Eudora Welty Papers

1909-1986 (Bulk: 1930-1980), undated
Manuscript Collection #1169-015
Creator(s)
Welty, Eudora (Eudora Alice)
Physical description
2.491 Cubic Feet, 5 archival boxes, 159 items, 345 p., Stuart Wright Collection: Eudora Welty Papers (#1169-015) consist of correspondence; manuscripts, original art, photographic prints, proofs of published materials, audio recordings, printed material, and loose manuscript items transferred from the Stuart Wright Book Collection, 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 & French language.
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.
Repository
ECU Manuscript Collection
Access
No restrictions

Papers of Eudora Welty (1909-1986 [Bulk: 1930-1980], undated) documenting the life and literary career of the noted Jackson, Mississippi-born American short story writer, novelist, journalist, photographer, and educator, who wrote about the American South; including correspondence; manuscripts, original art, photographic prints, proofs of published materials, audio recordings, printed material, and loose manuscript items transferred from the Stuart Wright Book Collection, 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 & French language.


Biographical/historical information

Eudora Welty was born, Eudora Alice Welty, 13 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's writing was based on the life of small town and rural Mississippi which was intimately familiar to her. During the 1930s, while Welty was travelling about Mississippi in her role as Junior Publicity Agent for the Works Progress Administration, she developed her interest in photography by taking pictures of rural Southern life. Even after she broke into the literary circle, she continued to practice photography. She produced several volumes of photographs. Stuart Wright published a selection of her photographs, ca. 1935-1942, in a portfolio entitled Twenty Photographs (1980).

Welty's first novel, Delta Wedding, was published in 1946. Her novel, The Optimist's Daughter, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1973. Welty received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1980.

Other works she is most known for are, A Curtain of Green (1941), The Wide Net and Other Stories (1943), The Golden Apples (1949), The Bride of the Innisfallen (1955), and her memoir, One Writer's Beginnings (1984). Eudora Welty died on 23 July 2001, also in Jackson, Mississippi.

Sources: "Eudora Welty." [Biographical Sketch] Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eudora_Welty

Author: Jonathan Dembo, 3/7/2011; Trisha Capansky revised, 11/18/2011; Jonathan Dembo revised, 1/23/2012, 4/2/2012, 11/1/2016, 11/11/2016.

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.

Author: Jonathan Dembo, 9/17/2012, 11/1/2016


Scope and arrangement

Stuart Wright Collection: Eudora Welty Papers (#1169-015) documents the life and literary career of Eudora Welty, 1909-1986, undated. The Welty Papers is arranged in 5 series including an initial acquisition of 3 series, including miscellaneous manuscript materials, loose manuscript items transferred from the Stuart Wright Book Collection, Twenty Photographs Photographic Print Album, and the Cary Addition #1, and Ludlow Addition #2. The collection contains a wide variety of materials, including manuscripts, photographic prints, proofs of published materials, published materials, audio recordings, 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. 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 1 is held in Box 1.a – 1.e

Series 2: Loose Manuscript Items Transferred from the 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 2 is held in Box 1.f – 1.za.

Series 3: Twenty Photographs: Photographic Print Album, 1980. Consists of a single portfolio, containing twenty photographic prints taken by Eudora Welty, during 1935-1942, focusing on people and places near her home in Mississippi; also containing a brochure describing the prints. The portfolio was #1 of 20 published by Stuart Wright's Palaemon Press.

Series 4: Cary Addition to the Stuart Wright Collection, 1930-1984. It contains original art and printed materials relating to Eudora Welty. It includes a cartoon drawn by Welty in the 1930s. Series 4 is held in Box 3.a – 3.e

Series 5: Ludlow Addition to the Stuart Wright Collection, 1936-1982. It contains letters and photographic prints, audio recordings of Welty reading her works, and loose manuscript items transferred from the Stuart Wright Book Collection. Series 5 is held in Box 3.f – 5.g

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).


Administrative information
Custodial History

21 June 2010, 0.5 cubic feet; 1 archival box; 95 items; 259 p. Papers (1909-1986, undated [Bulk: 1930-1980]) 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, in English & French language. Vendor: Stuart Wright.

27 October 2011, (Cary Addition #1), 0.45 cubic feet; 1 archival box; 11 items; 22 p. Papers (1930-1984) documenting the life and literary career of Eudora Welty (1909-2001), the noted American short story writer and novelist who wrote about the American South, including original art & printed materials. Vendor: Stuart Wright.

20 July 2012, (Ludlow Addition #2), 0.58 cubic feet; 2 archival boxes; 27 items; 33 p. Papers (1936-1982, undated) documenting the life and literary career of Eudora Welty (1909-2001), the noted American short story writer and novelist who wrote about the American South, including photographic prints, audio recordings & loose manuscript materials transferred from the Stuart Wright Book Collection. Vendor: Stuart Wright.

16 March 2013, (Addition #3), 0.91 cubic feet; 1 archival box; 22 items; 27 p. 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, 4/16/2013.

11 September 2014, (Addition #4), 0.001 cubic feet; 4 items; 4 p. 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.

Source of acquisition

Purchased from Stuart Wright, 6/21/2010, 10/27/2011, 7/20/2012; Gift of Anonymous Donor, 3/16/2013; Gift of Stuart Wright in honor of Ralph and Nancy Scott, 9/11/2014

Processing information

Processing, 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; Revised accessions information for Addition #1 9/19/2014 by Martha Elmore. 9/19/2014; Typo fixed by Martha Elmore, 6/12/2015; Additions "1 and #2 added and revisions made 9/11/2014 by Martha Elmore; Container list revised by Nathaniel King & Jay Colin Menees, 10/28/2015; Container list revised by Jonathan Dembo, 11/11/2016 Encoded by Jonathan Dembo, 7/3/2012; Encoding revised by Jonathan Dembo, 7/18/2012, 11/11/2016

Copyright notice

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


Language of material

English & French language

Related material

Eudora Welty Papers (Mss. 4919) Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library, Louisiana State University Libraries, Baton Rouge, LA USA

Welty (Eudora) Collection (Z 0301.000) Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Jackson, MS, USA

Stuart Wright Collection – Katherine Anne Porter Papers (#1169-009) Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC USA

Stuart Wright Collection – Allen Tate Papers (#1169-012) Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC USA

Stuart Wright Collection – Robert Penn Warren Papers (#1169-014) Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC USA


Container list
Box 1 Folder a Item 1 Diary of a Modern Pepless"written on Lamar Life Insurance Company, Jackson, Mississippi, C. W. Welty, President, letterhead [Short Stories] (undated) TL. 1 item. 1 p. Note: written in humorous dialect
Box 1 Folder a Item 2 "The view from my window on a clear day" and "A Halloween Party" [Drawings] (4 October 1936?) Original art; Color crayon drawings; 1 item, 1 p
Box 1 Folder a Item 3 "What Price? a play in 3,4,6,8,9,10 acts by E. A. and E. J. Welty, W. P. W. Bennett, & G. S. Kauffman" [Scripts] undated) Annotated typescript. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Annotated "What scope!" in holograph
Box 1 Folder a Item 4 "State's Own Playground Becomes New Industrial Center" Mississippi Advertising Commission F.S. No. 24 [News Releases] (13 July 1939, undated). Proof. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Annotated in red ink holograph: "Thought you might enjoy correcting this theme as to unity, coherence, analysis & ch. of wds [choice of words]. Garner Jarvis goes to town. My regards to the English dept. - Write soon -"
Box 1 Folder b History of the Jackson Garden Club, Jackson, Mississippi, 1931-1953 [Pamphlet] by Mrs. C. W. [Christian Webb] Welty (ca. 1952) Printed. 1 item. 13 p. ; Note : Stuart Wright speculates that Eudora helped with this pamphlet
Box 1 Folder c Christian Welty's WJDX Radio First Anniversary Address [Speech] [by Eudora Welty] (December 1930) Typescripts. 1 item. 3 p. ; Note : Stuart Wright notes that the speech was found in Robert Daniels' / Eudora's copy of Lanterns on the Levee, along with miscellaneous photographic prints
Box 1 Folder d Henry Miller at Windsor Plantation; Katherine Anne Porter in New Orleans [Photographic prints] by Eudora Welty (8 April 1940 - 2 April 1941) Photographic prints & Sketch. Black & White. 18 items. 18 p. ; Note : Found by Stuart Wright in Robert Daniels' copies of Eudora Welty's books; includes pencil sketch labelled "Deloris Burkes" ; Includes Photographic Prints #P-1169.15.1.d.1 -#P-1169.15.1.d.18
Box 1 Folder e Blue Hammer, The, by Ross Macdonald (New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1976) Uncorrected Proof. Soft cover. 1 item. 145 p. ; Note : Autographed on cover: "Eudora" ; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #52.29 (9/24/2010)
Box 1 Folder f Aspects of the Novel, by E. M. [Edward Morgan] Forster [Book] (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
Box 1 Folder g Bride of Innisfallen, The, by Eudora Welty [Book] (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
Box 1 Folder h Child's Garden of Verses, A, by Robert Louis Stevenson [Book] (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
Box 1 Folder i Collected Stories, The, by Eudora Welty [Book] (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
Box 1 Folder j Curtain of Green, A, by Eudora Welty [Book] (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
Box 1 Folder k Days Before, The, by Katherine Ann Porter (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
Box 1 Folder l Dead Man Landing, by V. S. Pritchett (1949) 9 items. 9 p. ; Note : Eudora Welty's sightseeing photographs used as bookmarks ; taken in the village of Leavenham, England while attending a conference (ca. 1949) 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
Box 1 Folder m Eye of the Story, The, by Eudora Welty [Book] (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
Box 1 Folder n Five Little Peppers and How They Grew, by Margaret Sidney [Book] (1909) Printed. 2 items. 2 p. ; Note : Anonymous manuscript poem "What Walter Is Going to Be" 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
Box 1 Folder o Forlorn Demon, The, by Allen Tate (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
Box 1 Folder p Golden Apples, The, by Eudora Welty [Book] (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
Box 1 Folder q Lanterns on the Levee, by William Alexander Percy (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
Box 1 Folder r Letters of Virginia Woolf, The, Vol. II, Edited by Nigel Nicholson [Book] (1976) 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
Box 1 Folder s Look Homeward, Angel, by Thomas Wolfe [Book] (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
Box 1 Folder t Merchant of Bristol, The, by Shelby Foote [Book] (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
Box 1 Folder u Paris Review, The, Vol. 21, no. 75 (1979) 1 item. 1 p. ; Note : Paris Review Subscription card (ca. 1979) Printed ; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #52.59
Box 1 Folder v Plays of Anton Chekov, The, translated by Constance Garnett, by Anton Chekov (undated) 1 item. 1 p. ; Note : 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-1169.15.1.q.21
Box 1 Folder w River, v.1, n.1. (1986) 1 item. 1 p. ; Note : Dale Mullen, editor, Letter to "Dear Peter" (25 October 1986) TLS ; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #52.1
Box 1 Folder x 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
Box 1 Folder y 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) ; fragile ; needs conservation ; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #52.00
Box 1 Folder z What Every Woman Knows, by James Matthew Barrie [Book] (1926) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. ; Note : Card laid in signed Chestine A. Welty (undated) Holograph ; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #8.27
Box 1 Folder za Wide Net, The, by Eudora Welty [Book] (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
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) Ludlow Addition. 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 ; collection transferred from Duke University Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library, Archive of Documentary Art, 4/16/2003 ; formerly owned by Stuart Wright ; Eudora Welty took all the photographic prints ; Source : Addition Box 204.045
Box 3 Folder a Who Leaps From One Crag to Another in the Summit of Modern Art? [Cartoon] by Eudora Welty (ca. 1930s) Original art ; Matted & Framed ; Pen & Ink sketch. 2 items. 2 p. ; Note : Stuart Wright Note : "Original drawing by Eudora Welty 1930s" ; Cary Addition #118
Box 3 Folder b Home [Poem] by William Alexander Percy (Stuart Wright Publisher, 1981) Broadside. 8" x 14" 1 item. 1 p. ; Note : One copy printed privately ; "for presentation to Eudora Welty, Christmas, 1981" ; Cary Addition #148
Box 3 Folder c White Fruitcake : Holiday Greetings and Best Wishes for the Coming Year" [Christmas card] by Eudora Welty (Albondocani Press, 1980) Pamphlet & Envelope. 2 items. 5 p. ; Note : First printing of Eudora Welty's Christmas Greetings, Dec. 1980 ; 450 copies printed ; Cary Addition #81A
Box 3 Folder d Eudora Welty Photographs Portfolio [Table of Contents, Etc.] by Eudora Welty (Palaemon Press, © 1980) Printed. 4 items. 10 p. ; Note : Includes pages from Portfolio #15 of 90 & 3 unnumbered portfolios ; Portfolio #15 includes "A Word on the Photographs" introduction & table of contents & is autographed "Eudora Welty" ; Letter-sized version ; Does not include photographs ; Cary Addition #99B
Box 3 Folder e 1984 Southern Literary Festival . . . Honoring the Seventy-Fifth Birthday of Eudora Welty, Millsaps College, Jackson, Mississippi (12 - 14 April 1984) Program. 2 copies. 4 p. ; Note : Duplicates ; Ludlow Addition #170/29 & #170/30 ; transferred from the Stuart Wright Book Collection, 12/1/2014
Box 3 Folder f Item 1 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 : Eudora Welty took, produced, developed, and printed the photographic print ; Source: Ludlow Addition Box 204/45, recd. 9/10/2014
Box 3 Folder f Item 2 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 : Eudora Welty took, produced, developed, and printed the photographic print ; Source: Ludlow Addition Box 204/45, recd. 9/10/2014
Box 3 Folder f Item 3 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 : Eudora Welty took, produced, developed, and printed the photographic print ; Source: Ludlow Addition Box 204/45, recd. 9/10/2014
Box 3 Folder f Item 4 NWelty, 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 : Eudora elty took, produced, developed, and printed the photographic print ; Source: Ludlow Addition Box 204/45, recd. 9/10/2014
Box 3 Folder g Nonsense Letter [?] by Eudora Welty, dated "Tahiti Wednesday" (undated) Holograph. English & Hindustani language. 1 item. 4 p. ; Note : Stuart Wright note : "laid in one of her books in Robert Daniel's library, Sewanee" ; written on verso of Anti-Crime leaflets & Gauguin print ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box 189/32-1
Box 4 Folder a Eudora Welty Reading From Her Works : Why I Live at the P.O. ; A Worn Path ; A Memory . . . complete ; Recorded in New York in October 1952 ; Caedmon Records. TC 1010 (© 1952) Audio Recording (LP), Album Cover, Sleeve. 3 items. 3 p. ; Note : 1 disk ; Album Cover torn & pressure sensitive tape, Sleeve torn ; needs conservation ; Ludlow Addition Box 199/39
Box 4 Folder b Eudora Welty Reads Her Stories Powerhouse and Petrified Man ; Directed by Ward Botsford ; Caedmon Records. TC 1626 (© 1979) Audio Recording (LP), Album Cover, Sleeve. 3 items. 3 p. ; Note : 1 LP ; Ludlow Addition Box 199/39
Box 5 Folder a Bye-Bye Brevoort, by Eudora Welty (© 1980) Note : 1) Patti Carr Black, Director, State Historical Museum, Jackson, MS. Letter to Stuart Wright regarding sales & exchanges of Welty items (15 Sept. 1982) TLS. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #170.017
Box 5 Folder b Collected Stories of Eudora Welty, The, by Eudora Welty (© 1980) Note : 1) Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, New York, NY. Publicity portrait of Eudora Welty ; Photo credit : Richard O. Moore ; with caption ; Inscribed : "For Jocelyn, with best wishes, Eudora Welty" (29 Oct. 1980) Photographic Print. Black & White. 7" x 5" 1 item. 1 p. ; 2) Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich News. News Release for The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty" with favorable comments (Oct. 1980) Newsletter. 1 item. 2 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #170.016
Box 5 Folder c Curtain of Green, A, by Eudora Welty (© 1941) Note : 1) A Curtain of Green : A Book of Stories, by Eudora Welty ; with an introduction by Katherine Anne Porter ; Dust Jacket only (ca. 1941) Printed. 1 item. 2 p. ; Brittle, fragile, torn ; needs conservation ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #170.022
Box 5 Folder d DeHa WEdding, by Eudora Welty (© 1946) Note : 1) Postcard received by Stuart Wright from an anonymous writer [Eudora Welty ?] inscribed : "[Arrow through Heart] Happy Valentine. Love [Indecipherable]" (undated) Holograph. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #170.023
Box 5 Folder e One Writer's Beginnings, by Eudora Welty (© 1984) Note : 1) Miss Eudora Welty envelope ; Inscribed : "Charlotte's here for Thanksgiving dinner - She sends her love to - " (undated) Holograph. 1 item. 1 p. ; 2) Toni Morrison, Random House, New York, NY. Letter to Stuart Wright agreeing to contribute to Eudora Welty tribute (23 Aug. 1983) TLS & Envelope. 1 item. 2 p. ; 3-4) The Universal in the Particular : An Exploration of the Value and Import of Southern Fiction in the World Today, Millsaps College, Jackson, MS ; 1984 Southern Literary Festival Program ; Honoring the Seventy-Fifth Birthday of Eudora Welty ; Stuart Wright Post-it note attached : "Suppressed issue -- See gaffs and typos" (12-14 April 1984) Brochure & AN. 2 items. 2 p. ; 5) University of Mississippi Center for the Study of Southern Culture. Invitation to "champagne supper" for Eudora Welty's birthday (13 April 1984) Printed Invitation & Envelope. 1 item. 3 p. ; 6) Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC. Invitation to attend luncheon honoring Eudora Welty, Witt Campbell, Eleanor Clark, Thomas H. Davis, Sherman M. Mellinkoff, & Robert Penn Warren recipients of honorary degrees at 1984 Commencement (21 May 1984) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #170.018
Box 5 Folder f Stories of Elizabeth Spencer, by Elizabeth Spencer (© 1981) Note : 1) Stuart Wright note : inscribed on title page to Stuart Wright by Elizabeth Spencer & autographed "Eudora Welty" (undated) AN. 1 item. 1 p. ; 2) Elizabeth Spencer, Savannah, GA. Postcard to Stuart Wright regarding news (8 March 1988) ALS. 1 item. 1 p. ; 3) Elizabeth Spencer, Chapel Hill, NC. Letter to Stuart Wright concerning letters sent (17 March [1988]) ALS. 1 item. 1 p. ; 4) Elizabeth Spencer (Mrs. John Rusher) , Chapel Hill, NC. Letter to William T. Clay, IV regarding her literary manuscripts possibly among the papers his great uncle David Clay (16 March 1988) Photocopy TLS & Envelope. 1 item. 2 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #170.011
Box 5 Folder g White Fruitcake, by Eudora Welty (© 1980) Note : 1) Envelope addressed to Stuart Wright, Palaemon Press, Inc. ; Stuart Wright note : "Eudora Welty - Bixby's Xmas card 1980. Had 450 copies" (19 Dec. 1980) Envelope & AN. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #170.027