Stuart Wright Collection: Reynolds Price Papers, 1852-1986 (bulk 1978-1986)

Manuscript Collection #1169-072

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: Stuart Wright Collection: Reynolds Price Papers
    Creator: Price, Reynolds, (Edward Reynolds), 1933-2011
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Papers of Reynolds Price (1853-1986 [Bulk: 1978-1986]) documenting the life and literary career of the prolific Macon, North Carolina-born American poet, novelist, dramatist, essayist, and educator at Duke University; consisting of manuscripts, loose manuscripts transferred from the Stuart Wright Book Collection relating mainly to his publications A Common Room (1954), Mustian (1983), Private Contentment (1984), and to Reynolds Price: A Bibliography, 1949-1984 (1986), compiled by Stuart Wright; also photographic prints; proofs of works Price reviewed for publishers; and printed materials and oversized materials.
    Extent: 2.35 Cubic feet, 2.35 cubic feet, 5 archival boxes & 1 oversized archival folder, 90 items, 2,272 p.,
  • Description
     

    Stuart Wright Collection: Reynolds Price Papers (#1169-072) are arranged original order in 2 series.

    Series 1: Cary Addition #1 to the Stuart Wright Collection, consist of papers (1853-1986 [Bulk: 1978-1986) documenting the life and literary career of Reynolds Price (1933-2011), the prolific American poet, novelist, dramatist, essayist, and educator at Duke University; consisting of manuscripts, loose manuscripts transferred from the Stuart Wright Book Collection relating mainly to his publications Private Contentment; also photographic prints; proofs of works Price reviewed for publishers; also printed materials and oversized materials. Source: Cary Addition Boxes #086.009, 086.010, 102.005, 104.053, 104,054, 105.057, 107.001, 107.005, 113.000, 131.000, 135.000, 136.007, 136.017, 143.018, 145.000, 147.000, 149.000, 150.004, 150.006, 156.003, 156.007, 159.038, 159.042. Series 1 is housed in Box 1.a-5.a, os.1

    Series 2: Ludlow Addition #2 to the Stuart Wright Collection, consist of papers (1973-1986) documenting the life and literary career of Reynolds Price (1933-2011), the prolific American poet, novelist, dramatist, essayist, and educator at Duke University; consisting of loose manuscripts transferred from the Stuart Wright Book Collection relating mainly to Reynolds Price: A Bibliography, 1949-1984, by Stuart Wright. Source: Cary Addition Boxes #180.025. Series 2 is housed in Box 5.b.

  • Biographical / Historical Note
     

    Reynolds Price was born Edward Reynolds Price, in Macon, North Carolina, on 1 February 1933. He earned his B.A. degree from Duke University (1955) while on a full scholarship. After graduating, Price won a Rhodes scholarship, which allowed him to attend Merton College, Oxford. In 1958, Price received his Bachelor of letters from Merton College. His thesis focused on the English poet John Milton. Upon his return from Oxford, Price secured a position in the English department of Duke University. He remained at Duke for the rest of his career.

    While teaching at Duke, Price's writing flourished. He authored 38 novels, short stories and memoirs. His first novel, A Long and Happy Life (1962), earned him the William Faulkner Foundation Award (1963). In 1984 Price learned that he had a tumor on his spine. After undergoing surgery and radiation, the tumor went away but left him a paraplegic for the rest of his life. The experience and the continuing pain and paralysis, had a profound impact on both his personal life and his literary career. Reportedly, he became more patient and observant as a man and more prolific as a writer. Price remained single and life alone by choice. He was also openly homosexual having his first affair with British writer Stephen Spender, during a visit to Spender's home during Christmas 1957. On 20 January 2011 at the age of 77, Reynolds Price died from complications from a heart attack.

    Sources:

    "Reynolds Price." [Biographical Sketch] Wikipedia. Accessed 9 November 2016. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reynolds_Price.

    "Reynolds Price." [Biographical Sketch] Gale Literature Resource Center. Accessed 11 November 2016. http://go.galegroup.com/ps/aboutJournal.do?contentModuleId=LitRC&resultClickType=AboutThisPublication&actionString=DO_DISPLAY_ABOUT_PAGE&searchType=BasicSearchForm&docId=GALE%7C5LIG&userGroupName=ncliveecu&inPS=true&rcDocId=GALE%7CH1200000453&prodId=LitRC&pubDate=119780000.

    Reynolds Price Papers, 1927-2010 and undated, bulk 1956-2006.Rubenstein Library, Duke University, Durham, NC. http://library.duke.edu/rubenstein/findingaids/pricereynolds/

    Author: Jonathan Dembo, with the assistance of John Leche, 11/14/2016, 3/16/2017.

    Stuart Wright collected and compiled the Reynolds Price Papers. He was born, Stuart Thurman Wright, 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 106 sub-collections of the papers of Southern American writers, illustrators, composers, and publishers. 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, 11/2/2016

  • Administrative Information
     
    Accessions Information

    20 July 2012, (Ludlow Addition #2), 0.25 cubic feet; 1 archival box; 7 items; 11 p. Papers (1973-1986) documenting the life and literary career of Reynolds Price (1933-2011), the prolific American poet, novelist, dramatist, essayist, and educator at Duke University; consisting of loose manuscripts transferred from the Stuart Wright Book Collection relating mainly to Reynolds Price: A Bibliography, 1949-1984, by Stuart Wright. Source: Cary Addition Boxes #180.025. Vendor: Stuart Wright

    Acquisition Information

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

    Access Restrictions

    No restrictions

    Copyright Notice

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

    Preferred Citation

    Stuart Wright Collection: Reynolds Price Papers (#1169-072), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processing, Preliminary inventory & Container List, by Jonathan Dembo, with the assistance of Nathaniel King & Jay Colin Menees, 2/17/2016, 3/29/2016, 8/29/2016; Final inventory by Jonathan Dembo, 8/29/2016; Finding aid by Jonathan Dembo, 9/27/2016; Biographical Sketch, by Jonathan Dembo with the assistance of Dale Wetterhahn & John Leche, 4/28/2016, 8/11/2016, 11/29/2016, rev. 2/13/2017; Encoding revised by Jonathan Dembo, 2/13/2017, 3/16/2017.

Container List

  • Cary Addition to Stuart Wright Collection
     

    • Manuscript Materials
       

      • Box 1
         
        Reynolds Price, Author of 'A Long and Happy Life' (See Books) [Cover] Saturday Review Magazine (10 March 1962) Clipping. Mounted on Poster board. 1 item. 1 p. ; Note : Inscribed "To Stuart Wright from an early [avatar ?] o/o Reynolds Price" ; Source : Cary Addition Box #145.000
    • Loose Manuscript Items Transferred from the Stuart Wright Book Collections
       

      • Box 1
         
        Common Room, A, by Reynolds Price (© 1954) Note : 1) Atheneum Publishers, New York, NY. "With the compliments of Reynolds Price" slip (ca. 1954) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Cary Addition Box #159.038
        Enthusiast, The, by Harry Crews (c. 1981) Note : 1) "Question and Answer : The Second Archibald Yell Smith IV Lecture, by Reynolds Price, at the Baylor School, Chattanooga, Tennessee (26 April 1979) Reprint ; Autographed "Reynolds Prince" on cover. 1 item. 8 p. ; Source : Cary Addition Box #105A.057
        Mustian, by Reynolds Price (© 1983) Note : 1) Atheneum Publishers, New York, NY. "With the compliments of Reynolds Price" slip for Mustian. Printed form. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Cary Addition Box #159.042
        Private Contentment, by Reynolds Price (© 1984) Note : 1) Atheneum Publishers, New York, NY. "With the compliments of Reynolds Price" slip for Private Contentment requesting two clippings of any reviews (26 March 1984) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p. ; 2) Stuart Wright note : "Reynolds was here for dinner, along with Robert Penn Warren, Eleanor Clark, and Eudora Welty . . . who were to receive honorary doctorates the next day . . . . Two week later, Reynolds had the first of his two spinal surgeries for astrocytoma." (ca. 1984) Typescript on card. 1 item. 1 p. ; 3) Reynolds Price. Postcard to Stuart Wright relating to proofs "on the EW [Eudora Welty] pieces" (23 Jan. 1983) ALS. 1 item. 1 p. ; 4) News of Atheneum Publishers. Advertising Private Contentment with biographical sketch of Price (Feb. 1984) Mimeographed periodical. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Cary Addition Box #159.045
        Set In Motion, by Valerie Martin (c. 1978) Note : 1) Aaron Asher, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Inc., New York, NY. Letter to Reynolds Price, Durham, NC, enclosing Set in Motion & hoping Price will write something "we can use in promoting the book" (3 March 1978) TLS. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Cary Addition Box #104A.054
        Strange Seed, by T. M. Wright (c. 1978) Note : 1) Catherine Donoghue Hartman, Everest House, Publishers, New York, NY. Letter to Reynolds Price asking him to "have a look at this first novel" (26 Sept. 1978) TLS ; 2) Page 229 of Strange Proof [1978] Advance Readers Proof. 2 items. 2 p. ; Source : Cary Addition Box #86.009
    • Photographic Prints
       

      • Box 1
         
        Early Dark Cast [Portrait] by Thomas Victor, Photographer, New York, NY (April 1978) Photographic print. Black & White. 8" x 10" 1 item. 1 p. ; Note : Autographed on face : "Stuart from Reynolds Price - Early Dark, April 78" ; Source : Cary Addition Box #135.000
    • Proofs
       

      • Box 2
         
        An Absolute Gift : A New Diary [Diary] by Ned Rorem (New York, NY : Simon and Schuster, © 1982) Advance Uncorrected Proofs. Bound. Paper back. 1 item. 90 p. ; Note : Stuart Wright note : "Reynolds Price's copy - (see blurb)" on front page ; Autographed by Reynolds Price inside front cover ; front cover torn ; water stains ; needs conservation ; Source : Cary Addition Box #107.005
        Ballad of T. Rantula : A Novel, The [Novel] by Kit Reed (Boston, MA : Little, Brown and Company © 1979) Uncorrected Advance Proofs. Bound. Paper back. 1 item. 118 p. ; Note : Pressure sensitive tape residue on front cover ; needs conservation ; Source : Cary Addition Box #086.010
        Country, The [Novel] by David Plante (New York, NY : Atheneum © 1981) Uncorrected Proofs. Bound. Paper back. 1 item. 82 p. ; Note : Autographed by Reynolds Price inside front cover ; Source : Cary Addition Box #150.006
        Family, The : A Novel [Novel] by David Plante (New York, NY : Farrar, Straus and Giroux © 1978) Uncorrected Proofs. Bound. Paper back. 1 item. 155 p. ; Note : Autographed by Reynolds Price inside front cover ; Stuart Wright note : "Reynolds Price's copy" inside front cover ; Source : Cary Addition Box #150.004
        Mingled Yarn, A : The Life of R. P. Blackmur [Biography] by Russell Fraser (New York, NY : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers © 1981) Uncorrected Proofs. Bound. Paper back. 1 item. 133 p. ; Note : Source : Cary Addition Box #156A.007
        Secrets and Surprises : Short Stories, by Ann Beattie (New York, NY : Random House © 1978) Uncorrected Proofs. Bound. Paper back. 1 item. 162 p. ; Note : Autographed by Reynolds Price on title page ; Stuart Wright note : "Reynolds Price's copy" on title page ; cover water damaged ; needs conservation ; Source : Cary Addition Box #136A.007
        Set in Motion [Novel] by Valerie Martin (New York, NY : Farrar, Straus and Giroux © 1978) Uncorrected Proofs. Bound. Paper back. 2 items. 115 p. ; Note : Autographed by Reynolds Price inside front cover ; Stuart Wright note : "Reynolds Price's copy" on front cover ; Includes : 1) Aaron Asher, Office of the Editor-in-Chief, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, NY. Letter to Reynolds Price, Durham, NC enclosing copy of Set in Motion and requesting favorable comment to use in advertising (3 March 1978) TLS. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Cary Addition Box #104A.054
      • Box 3
         
        So Long, See You Tomorrow [Novel] by William Maxwell (New York, NY : Alfred A. Knopf © 1980) Uncorrected Proofs. Bound. Paper back. 1 item. 53 p. ; Note : Inscribed "January 7, 1979 / $7.95" on front cover ; Source : Cary Addition Box #136A.017
        Strange Seed : A Novel [Novel] by T. M. Wright (New York, NY : Everest House © 1980) Uncorrected Proofs. Bound. Paper back. 3 items. 123 p. ; Note : Inscribed "January 7, 1979 / $7.95" on front cover ; Includes : 1) Catherine Donoghue Hartman, Everest House, New York, NY. Letter to Reynolds Price, Durham, NC enclosing copy of Strange Seed and requesting favorable comment for "this first novel" (26 Sept. 1978) Photocopy TLS. 1 item. 1 p. ; 2) Photocopy of missing page #229. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Cary Addition Box #086.009
        Take Me Back [Novel] by Russell Fraser (New York, NY : Dial Press © 1981) Uncorrected Proofs & TLS. Bound. Paper back. 2 items. 187 p. ; Note : Autographed by "Reynolds Price" inside front cover ; 1) Ellen G. Mastromonaco, Managing Editor, Dial Press, New York, NY. Letter to Reynolds Price enclosing advance proof of "Take Me Back" and requesting comment to use in advertising (30 Oct. 1980) TLS. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Cary Addition Box #156A.003
        Treasure of Sainte Foy, The [Novel] by MacDonald Harris (New York, NY : Atheneum, © 1980) Uncorrected Proofs. Bound. Paper back. 1 item. 140 p. ; Note : Autographed by Reynold's Price inside front cover ; Stuart Wright note : "Reynolds Price's copy" inside front cover ; Source : Cary Addition Box #104A.053
        Weather Tomorrow, The [Novel] by John Sacret Young (New York, NY : Random House, © 1982) Uncorrected Page Proofs. Bound. Paper back. 2 items. 106 p. ; Note : Autographed by Reynolds Price inside front cover ; Stuart Wright note : "Reynolds Price's copy" on opposite page ; Includes : 1) Blank postcard addressed to Jonathan Galassi, Random House, Inc. ; Source : Cary Addition Box #102B.005
        Winter's Tale [Novel] by Mark Helprin (New York, NY : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, © 1983) Uncorrected Proofs. Bound. Paper back. 1 item. 342 p. ; Note : Autographed by Reynolds Price inside front cover ; Source : Cary Addition Box #143.028
    • Printed Materials
       

      • Box 4
         
        Country Mouse, City Mouse [Literary Essay] by Reynolds Price (Burlington, NC : Friends of the Library, North Carolina Wesleyan College, © 1981) Pamphlet. 1 item. 6 p. ; Note : Published for a reading by Price on 11 Oct. 1981 ; un-numbered, un-signed copy ; 500 copies printed ; 50 copies numbered and signed ; Cover photograph of corner of Main & Front Street, Burlington, NC (20 April 1907) by Charles Cooper ; Source : Cary Addition Box #145.000
        Country Mouse, City Mouse [Literary Essay] by Reynolds Price (Burlington, NC : Friends of the Library, North Carolina Wesleyan College, © 1981) Pamphlet. 3 items. 18 p. ; Note : Published for a reading by Price on 11 Oct. 1981 ; un-numbered, un-signed copies ; 500 copies printed ; 50 copies numbered and signed ; Cover photograph of corner of Main & Front Street, Burlington, NC (20 April 1907) by Charles Cooper ; Source : Cary Addition Box #147.000
        Nine Mysteries (Four Joyful, Four Sorrowful, One Glorious) [Short Stories] by Reynolds Price (Winston-Salem, NC : Palaemon Press, © 1979) Pamphlet Sample Pages. 2 items. 32 p. ; Note : Source : Cary Addition Box #113.000
        Question and Answer : The Second Archibald Yell Smith IV Lecture, by Reynolds Price at The Baylor School, Chattanooga, Tennessee April 26, 1979 [Lecture] by Reynolds Price (Chattanooga, TN, © 1979 by Reynolds Price) Pamphlet. 1 item. 14 p. ; Note : Unsigned pamphlet ; Source : Cary Addition Box #149A.000
        Slavery Consistent With Christianity, with an Introduction, Embracing A Notice of the "Uncle Tom's Cabin" Movement in England, by Rev. Leander Ker, Third Edition, Revised & Enlarged (Weston, MO : Finch & O'Gorman, Reporter Offices, 1853) Pamphlet. 1 item. 13 p. ; Note : Stamped "Globe & Anchor" and marked "326.4 / K45c3" on p. iii ; some foxing ; brittle, fragile ; needs conservation ; Source : Cary Addition Box #107.001
      • Box 5
         
        Question and Answer : The Second Archibald Yell Smith IV Lecture, by Reynolds Price at The Baylor School, Chattanooga, Tennessee April 26, 1979 [Lecture] by Reynolds Price (Chattanooga, TN, © 1979 by Reynolds Price) Pamphlet. 44 items. 352 p. ; Note : 43 copies of unsigned pamphlet also in box ; Source : Cary Addition Box #149A.000
    • Oversized Materials
       

      Dream of A House, The [Poem] by Reynolds Price. Palaemon Broadside No. 2 (Winston-Salem, NC : Palaemon Press Ltd., © 1977) Broadside. 10.25" x 15.5" 1 item. 1 p. ; Note : Autographed "Reynolds Price" on face ; Designed and set by Richard Murdock ; 126 copies printed ; lettered copy "x" ; Source : Cary Addition Box #131.000
  • Ludlow Addition to Stuart Wright Collection
     

    • Loose Manuscript Items Transferred from the Stuart Wright Book Collections
       

      • Box 5
         
        Reynolds Price : A Bibliography, 1949 - 1984, by Stuart Wright and James L W. West, III (© 1986) Note : 1) Self-portrait sketch, by Reynolds Price ; [Stuart Wright : sketch was a preliminary drawing for dust jacket & frontispiece illustration] (ca. 1986) Original art. Pencil on paper. 6" x 8" 1 item. 1 p. ; 2) Reynolds Price address card ; blank (undated) Ephemera. 1 item. 1 p. ; 3) Bibliographic Society of Virginia. Memorandum of Agreement with Stuart Wright and James L. W. West, III to publish Reynolds Price ; A Bibliography, 1949 - 1984 ; Signed contract (25 Nov. 1985) Printed form. 1 item. 2 p. ; 4) What is Godly (SW, 1982) [Poem] by Reynolds Price ; Stuart Wright note in margin : "Reynolds's TS Original" (ca. 1982) Corrected typescript. 1 item. 1 p. ; 5) Itemized Budget for Bibliography, by Reynolds Price ; Reynolds Price note in margin : "RP owes SW [Stuart Wright] $650 (Welty photographs)" (ca. 1986) Holograph. 1 item. 1 p. ; 6) List of Corrections for Bibliography, by Reynolds Price ; Photocopy of cookbook page including recipe by Reynolds Price for "Mr. Gilliam's Johnnycake" (1973, 1976) Corrected typescript & Photocopy clipping. 2 items. 2 p. ; 7) Preface [to Bibliography] by Reynolds Price ; Reynolds Price note in margin : "Stuart - I just sent this 2 a self - portrait to Jim [James L. W. West, III] - Hope they're satisfactory, and hope to see you soon. Reynolds / 3 Oct. 80" (3 Oct. 1980) Annotated photocopy typescript. 1 item. 3 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #180.025

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Container List

  • Cary Addition to Stuart Wright Collection
     

    • Manuscript Materials
       

      • Box 1
         
        Reynolds Price, Author of 'A Long and Happy Life' (See Books) [Cover] Saturday Review Magazine (10 March 1962) Clipping. Mounted on Poster board. 1 item. 1 p. ; Note : Inscribed "To Stuart Wright from an early [avatar ?] o/o Reynolds Price" ; Source : Cary Addition Box #145.000
    • Loose Manuscript Items Transferred from the Stuart Wright Book Collections
       

      • Box 1
         
        Common Room, A, by Reynolds Price (© 1954) Note : 1) Atheneum Publishers, New York, NY. "With the compliments of Reynolds Price" slip (ca. 1954) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Cary Addition Box #159.038
        Enthusiast, The, by Harry Crews (c. 1981) Note : 1) "Question and Answer : The Second Archibald Yell Smith IV Lecture, by Reynolds Price, at the Baylor School, Chattanooga, Tennessee (26 April 1979) Reprint ; Autographed "Reynolds Prince" on cover. 1 item. 8 p. ; Source : Cary Addition Box #105A.057
        Mustian, by Reynolds Price (© 1983) Note : 1) Atheneum Publishers, New York, NY. "With the compliments of Reynolds Price" slip for Mustian. Printed form. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Cary Addition Box #159.042
        Private Contentment, by Reynolds Price (© 1984) Note : 1) Atheneum Publishers, New York, NY. "With the compliments of Reynolds Price" slip for Private Contentment requesting two clippings of any reviews (26 March 1984) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p. ; 2) Stuart Wright note : "Reynolds was here for dinner, along with Robert Penn Warren, Eleanor Clark, and Eudora Welty . . . who were to receive honorary doctorates the next day . . . . Two week later, Reynolds had the first of his two spinal surgeries for astrocytoma." (ca. 1984) Typescript on card. 1 item. 1 p. ; 3) Reynolds Price. Postcard to Stuart Wright relating to proofs "on the EW [Eudora Welty] pieces" (23 Jan. 1983) ALS. 1 item. 1 p. ; 4) News of Atheneum Publishers. Advertising Private Contentment with biographical sketch of Price (Feb. 1984) Mimeographed periodical. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Cary Addition Box #159.045
        Set In Motion, by Valerie Martin (c. 1978) Note : 1) Aaron Asher, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Inc., New York, NY. Letter to Reynolds Price, Durham, NC, enclosing Set in Motion & hoping Price will write something "we can use in promoting the book" (3 March 1978) TLS. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Cary Addition Box #104A.054
        Strange Seed, by T. M. Wright (c. 1978) Note : 1) Catherine Donoghue Hartman, Everest House, Publishers, New York, NY. Letter to Reynolds Price asking him to "have a look at this first novel" (26 Sept. 1978) TLS ; 2) Page 229 of Strange Proof [1978] Advance Readers Proof. 2 items. 2 p. ; Source : Cary Addition Box #86.009
    • Photographic Prints
       

      • Box 1
         
        Early Dark Cast [Portrait] by Thomas Victor, Photographer, New York, NY (April 1978) Photographic print. Black & White. 8" x 10" 1 item. 1 p. ; Note : Autographed on face : "Stuart from Reynolds Price - Early Dark, April 78" ; Source : Cary Addition Box #135.000
    • Proofs
       

      • Box 2
         
        An Absolute Gift : A New Diary [Diary] by Ned Rorem (New York, NY : Simon and Schuster, © 1982) Advance Uncorrected Proofs. Bound. Paper back. 1 item. 90 p. ; Note : Stuart Wright note : "Reynolds Price's copy - (see blurb)" on front page ; Autographed by Reynolds Price inside front cover ; front cover torn ; water stains ; needs conservation ; Source : Cary Addition Box #107.005
        Ballad of T. Rantula : A Novel, The [Novel] by Kit Reed (Boston, MA : Little, Brown and Company © 1979) Uncorrected Advance Proofs. Bound. Paper back. 1 item. 118 p. ; Note : Pressure sensitive tape residue on front cover ; needs conservation ; Source : Cary Addition Box #086.010
        Country, The [Novel] by David Plante (New York, NY : Atheneum © 1981) Uncorrected Proofs. Bound. Paper back. 1 item. 82 p. ; Note : Autographed by Reynolds Price inside front cover ; Source : Cary Addition Box #150.006
        Family, The : A Novel [Novel] by David Plante (New York, NY : Farrar, Straus and Giroux © 1978) Uncorrected Proofs. Bound. Paper back. 1 item. 155 p. ; Note : Autographed by Reynolds Price inside front cover ; Stuart Wright note : "Reynolds Price's copy" inside front cover ; Source : Cary Addition Box #150.004
        Mingled Yarn, A : The Life of R. P. Blackmur [Biography] by Russell Fraser (New York, NY : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers © 1981) Uncorrected Proofs. Bound. Paper back. 1 item. 133 p. ; Note : Source : Cary Addition Box #156A.007
        Secrets and Surprises : Short Stories, by Ann Beattie (New York, NY : Random House © 1978) Uncorrected Proofs. Bound. Paper back. 1 item. 162 p. ; Note : Autographed by Reynolds Price on title page ; Stuart Wright note : "Reynolds Price's copy" on title page ; cover water damaged ; needs conservation ; Source : Cary Addition Box #136A.007
        Set in Motion [Novel] by Valerie Martin (New York, NY : Farrar, Straus and Giroux © 1978) Uncorrected Proofs. Bound. Paper back. 2 items. 115 p. ; Note : Autographed by Reynolds Price inside front cover ; Stuart Wright note : "Reynolds Price's copy" on front cover ; Includes : 1) Aaron Asher, Office of the Editor-in-Chief, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, NY. Letter to Reynolds Price, Durham, NC enclosing copy of Set in Motion and requesting favorable comment to use in advertising (3 March 1978) TLS. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Cary Addition Box #104A.054
      • Box 3
         
        So Long, See You Tomorrow [Novel] by William Maxwell (New York, NY : Alfred A. Knopf © 1980) Uncorrected Proofs. Bound. Paper back. 1 item. 53 p. ; Note : Inscribed "January 7, 1979 / $7.95" on front cover ; Source : Cary Addition Box #136A.017
        Strange Seed : A Novel [Novel] by T. M. Wright (New York, NY : Everest House © 1980) Uncorrected Proofs. Bound. Paper back. 3 items. 123 p. ; Note : Inscribed "January 7, 1979 / $7.95" on front cover ; Includes : 1) Catherine Donoghue Hartman, Everest House, New York, NY. Letter to Reynolds Price, Durham, NC enclosing copy of Strange Seed and requesting favorable comment for "this first novel" (26 Sept. 1978) Photocopy TLS. 1 item. 1 p. ; 2) Photocopy of missing page #229. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Cary Addition Box #086.009
        Take Me Back [Novel] by Russell Fraser (New York, NY : Dial Press © 1981) Uncorrected Proofs & TLS. Bound. Paper back. 2 items. 187 p. ; Note : Autographed by "Reynolds Price" inside front cover ; 1) Ellen G. Mastromonaco, Managing Editor, Dial Press, New York, NY. Letter to Reynolds Price enclosing advance proof of "Take Me Back" and requesting comment to use in advertising (30 Oct. 1980) TLS. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Cary Addition Box #156A.003
        Treasure of Sainte Foy, The [Novel] by MacDonald Harris (New York, NY : Atheneum, © 1980) Uncorrected Proofs. Bound. Paper back. 1 item. 140 p. ; Note : Autographed by Reynold's Price inside front cover ; Stuart Wright note : "Reynolds Price's copy" inside front cover ; Source : Cary Addition Box #104A.053
        Weather Tomorrow, The [Novel] by John Sacret Young (New York, NY : Random House, © 1982) Uncorrected Page Proofs. Bound. Paper back. 2 items. 106 p. ; Note : Autographed by Reynolds Price inside front cover ; Stuart Wright note : "Reynolds Price's copy" on opposite page ; Includes : 1) Blank postcard addressed to Jonathan Galassi, Random House, Inc. ; Source : Cary Addition Box #102B.005
        Winter's Tale [Novel] by Mark Helprin (New York, NY : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, © 1983) Uncorrected Proofs. Bound. Paper back. 1 item. 342 p. ; Note : Autographed by Reynolds Price inside front cover ; Source : Cary Addition Box #143.028
    • Printed Materials
       

      • Box 4
         
        Country Mouse, City Mouse [Literary Essay] by Reynolds Price (Burlington, NC : Friends of the Library, North Carolina Wesleyan College, © 1981) Pamphlet. 1 item. 6 p. ; Note : Published for a reading by Price on 11 Oct. 1981 ; un-numbered, un-signed copy ; 500 copies printed ; 50 copies numbered and signed ; Cover photograph of corner of Main & Front Street, Burlington, NC (20 April 1907) by Charles Cooper ; Source : Cary Addition Box #145.000
        Country Mouse, City Mouse [Literary Essay] by Reynolds Price (Burlington, NC : Friends of the Library, North Carolina Wesleyan College, © 1981) Pamphlet. 3 items. 18 p. ; Note : Published for a reading by Price on 11 Oct. 1981 ; un-numbered, un-signed copies ; 500 copies printed ; 50 copies numbered and signed ; Cover photograph of corner of Main & Front Street, Burlington, NC (20 April 1907) by Charles Cooper ; Source : Cary Addition Box #147.000
        Nine Mysteries (Four Joyful, Four Sorrowful, One Glorious) [Short Stories] by Reynolds Price (Winston-Salem, NC : Palaemon Press, © 1979) Pamphlet Sample Pages. 2 items. 32 p. ; Note : Source : Cary Addition Box #113.000
        Question and Answer : The Second Archibald Yell Smith IV Lecture, by Reynolds Price at The Baylor School, Chattanooga, Tennessee April 26, 1979 [Lecture] by Reynolds Price (Chattanooga, TN, © 1979 by Reynolds Price) Pamphlet. 1 item. 14 p. ; Note : Unsigned pamphlet ; Source : Cary Addition Box #149A.000
        Slavery Consistent With Christianity, with an Introduction, Embracing A Notice of the "Uncle Tom's Cabin" Movement in England, by Rev. Leander Ker, Third Edition, Revised & Enlarged (Weston, MO : Finch & O'Gorman, Reporter Offices, 1853) Pamphlet. 1 item. 13 p. ; Note : Stamped "Globe & Anchor" and marked "326.4 / K45c3" on p. iii ; some foxing ; brittle, fragile ; needs conservation ; Source : Cary Addition Box #107.001
      • Box 5
         
        Question and Answer : The Second Archibald Yell Smith IV Lecture, by Reynolds Price at The Baylor School, Chattanooga, Tennessee April 26, 1979 [Lecture] by Reynolds Price (Chattanooga, TN, © 1979 by Reynolds Price) Pamphlet. 44 items. 352 p. ; Note : 43 copies of unsigned pamphlet also in box ; Source : Cary Addition Box #149A.000
    • Oversized Materials
       

      Dream of A House, The [Poem] by Reynolds Price. Palaemon Broadside No. 2 (Winston-Salem, NC : Palaemon Press Ltd., © 1977) Broadside. 10.25" x 15.5" 1 item. 1 p. ; Note : Autographed "Reynolds Price" on face ; Designed and set by Richard Murdock ; 126 copies printed ; lettered copy "x" ; Source : Cary Addition Box #131.000
  • Ludlow Addition to Stuart Wright Collection
     

    • Loose Manuscript Items Transferred from the Stuart Wright Book Collections
       

      • Box 5
         
        Reynolds Price : A Bibliography, 1949 - 1984, by Stuart Wright and James L W. West, III (© 1986) Note : 1) Self-portrait sketch, by Reynolds Price ; [Stuart Wright : sketch was a preliminary drawing for dust jacket & frontispiece illustration] (ca. 1986) Original art. Pencil on paper. 6" x 8" 1 item. 1 p. ; 2) Reynolds Price address card ; blank (undated) Ephemera. 1 item. 1 p. ; 3) Bibliographic Society of Virginia. Memorandum of Agreement with Stuart Wright and James L. W. West, III to publish Reynolds Price ; A Bibliography, 1949 - 1984 ; Signed contract (25 Nov. 1985) Printed form. 1 item. 2 p. ; 4) What is Godly (SW, 1982) [Poem] by Reynolds Price ; Stuart Wright note in margin : "Reynolds's TS Original" (ca. 1982) Corrected typescript. 1 item. 1 p. ; 5) Itemized Budget for Bibliography, by Reynolds Price ; Reynolds Price note in margin : "RP owes SW [Stuart Wright] $650 (Welty photographs)" (ca. 1986) Holograph. 1 item. 1 p. ; 6) List of Corrections for Bibliography, by Reynolds Price ; Photocopy of cookbook page including recipe by Reynolds Price for "Mr. Gilliam's Johnnycake" (1973, 1976) Corrected typescript & Photocopy clipping. 2 items. 2 p. ; 7) Preface [to Bibliography] by Reynolds Price ; Reynolds Price note in margin : "Stuart - I just sent this 2 a self - portrait to Jim [James L. W. West, III] - Hope they're satisfactory, and hope to see you soon. Reynolds / 3 Oct. 80" (3 Oct. 1980) Annotated photocopy typescript. 1 item. 3 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #180.025


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