University of Delaware Library

Goodman, Mitchell.

Mitchell Goodman letters to Robert Wilson

1962


Descriptive Summary

Identification: MSS 099, F872


Creator: Goodman, Mitchell.


Title: Mitchell Goodman letters to Robert Wilson


Inclusive Dates: 1962


Extent: 2 items (3 p.)


Abstract: American novelist Mitchell Goodman wrote these two letters in 1962 to Phoenix Book Shop owner Robert Wilson inquiring about books for his wife, Denise Levertov.


Language: Materials entirely in English.



Citation

MSS 099, F872, Mitchell Goodman letters to Robert Wilson, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Shelving Summary

F872: Shelved in SPEC MSS 099 manuscript boxes

Location

Special Collections Department, University of Delaware Library / Newark, Delaware 19717-5267 / Phone: 302-831-2229 / Fax: 302-831-6003 / URL: http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/

Source

Purchase (laid in a copy of Goodman's The End of It), 2000.

Processing

Processed and encoded by Anita Wellner, June 2010.


The collection is open for research.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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Mitchell Goodman

American novelist and political activist Mitchell Goodman was noted for his novels, The End of It, which was an account of World War II, and The Movement toward a New America, which depicted various events of the 1960s.

As an anti-war activist Goodman was arrested in June 1968, along with Dr. Benjamin Spock, the Reverend William Sloane Coffin, Jr., and Michael Ferber. The group was later convicted of conspiring to encourage draft resistance against the Vietnam War. The conviction was overturned on appeal.

Robert A. Wilson

The American bibliographer, bookseller, and collector Robert A. Wilson was the third proprietor of the Phoenix Book Shop in New York City. Wilson was also the author of A Bibliography of Denise Levertov , published in 1972.

Sources:

"Mitchell Goodman." Contemporary Authors Online (reproduced in Biography Resource Center). http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet/BioR (accessed June 2010).

"Robert A. Wilson Collection" (finding aid). University of Delaware Library, Special Collections. http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/findaids/wlsn_rbt.htm (accessed June 2010).


Scope and Content Note

American novelist Mitchell Goodman wrote these two letters in 1962 to Phoenix Book Shop owner Robert Wilson inquiring about books for his wife, Denise Levertov. In addition to requesting two books, Goodman mentioned Maine and leaving New York in the first letter. The second letter is a brief follow-up regarding the previously requested books.


Selected Search Terms

Personal Names
Goodman, Mitchell--Correspondence.
Wilson, Robert A. (Robert Alfred), 1922- --Correspondence.
Levertov, Denise, 1923-1997.
Topical Terms
Novelists, American--20th century--Correspondence.
Form/Genre Terms
Correspondence.
Personal Contributors
Wilson, Robert A. (Robert Alfred), 1922-, Correspondent.

Related Materials in this Repository

This item forms part of MSS 099 Miscellaneous Literary and Historical Manuscripts.


Materials Cataloged Separately

These two letters were removed from Mitchell Goodman's The End of It: a novel (Horizon Press, 1961), which is cataloged with imprints in Special Collections.


Arranged chronologically.


Detailed Contents List

Autograph letter signed, with envelope, 1962 June 26   [Box 61 F872]

1 item (2 p.)

Goodman responded to an inquiry from Wilson to Levertov regarding books she wished to acquire. Goodman also mentioned Maine and leaving New York.

Autograph letter signed , 1962 July 12   [Box 61 F872]

1 item (1 p.)

In a brief second letter, Goodman inquired about the status of two books he requested.