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James T. Farrell Papers
Manuscript Collection Number: 214
Accessioned: Purchase, 1969.
Extent: 48 items (.25 linear ft.).
Content: Letters, manuscripts, notes.
Access: The collection is open for research.
Processed: 1989-1991 by Kim Sebold and Tim Murray.
Special Collections, University of Delaware Library
Newark, Delaware 19717-5267
Table of Contents
Related collections:Mss 495 David Bazelon papers
F1- Series I. Correspondence (1964 June - 1965 September). F2 Consists of letters from James T. Farrell to Walter Goldwater, owner of University Place Bookshop, New York, New York. Correspondence primarily concerns the sale of Farrell's manuscripts to Goldwater; however, Farrell discusses personal matters as well. Envelopes have been retained with letters. 10 items. 31 pp. Series II. Manuscripts. F3 Brief Notes on My Fiction Twenty brief descriptions of individual works of fiction by James T. Farrell. All are signed by Farrell. Included is a brief explanation and envelope addressed to Walter Goldwater. (1963 September). ALS, TMs, 21pp. F4 Christmas Spirit: Radio dialogue, 1930 Playscript written in 1930 by Farrell. Includes a note in Farrell's hand explaining the origins of this piece. [n.d.] ANS, ts, ts [carbon], 29pp. F5 E. E. Cummings, [n.d.] Critical essay on Cummings's work. AMs., 5pp. F6- William Faulkner, [n.d.] F7 Critical essay on Faulkner. AMs, 36 pp. F8 William Faulkner, [n.d.] Rough draft for a critical essay on Faulkner. AMs, 19 leaves. F9 William Faulkner, 1962 Short poem which Farrell has subtitled "Thoughts on the Night of the Day that William Faulkner died." AMs, 3 leaves. Inscribed by the author to Walter Goldwater. F10 Robert Frost, [n.d.] Farrell's impression of Frost after their first meeting.. AMs, 5 pp., with additional cover sheet containing Farrell's autograph notes. F11 Hemingway, [n.d.] Farrell's opinion of Hemingway, written after his death. AMs, 20 pp. F12- Ernest Hemingway, [n.d.] F21 Critical essay on Hemingway and his various works. AMs, Ts, 183 pp. Series II. Manuscripts (cont'd) F22 An Impression of Senator Kennedy, [n.d.] Written during John F. Kennedy's 1960 presidential campaign. Ts [carbon], with autograph corrections, 5 pp. F23 Fragment from the unpublished death fantasy sequence of "Judgement Day," [n.d.] Unpublished fragment from the Studs Lonigan trilogy. Inscribed by Farrell to Walter Goldwater. Ts [carbon], 24 pp. F24 Notes on Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, [n.d.] Critical essay on James Joyce and his work. AMs, 8 pp. F25 [Untitled essay], 1963 Describes Farrell's relation with and opinions of other writers. Also included is a discussion on his own writing. Ts, 13 pp. F26 Ezra Pound, [n.d.] Farrell's short account of his visit to Pound at St. Elizabeth's Hospital. Possibly a fragment. AMs, 5 pp. F27- Thomas Wolfe, [n.d.] F28 Farrell's impressions of Thomas Wolfe as a writer. AMs, 36 pp. F29 [Unidentified Manuscripts], [n.d.] Small group of fragments of unidentified work by Farrell. Ts, AMs, 4 pp.
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