University of Delaware Library

Jackson, Frederick, 1906-1971.

Frederick Jackson postcard to Mrs. H. E. Poole

[1959 March 16]


Descriptive Summary

Identification: MSS 099, F876


Creator: Jackson, Frederick, 1906-1971.


Title: Frederick Jackson postcard to Mrs. H. E. Poole


Inclusive Dates: [1959 March 16]


Extent: 1 item (1 p.)


Abstract: Frederick Jackson, brother of American novelist Charles Jackson, wrote this postcard to Mrs. H. E. Poole of Glenora, New York, to convey greetings from American composer and author Paul Bowles, whom Jackson had just seen at a Tennessee Williams play in Philadelphia.


Language: Materials entirely in English.



Citation

MSS 099, F876, Frederick Jackson postcard to Mrs. H. E. Poole, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Shelving Summary

Box 61, F876: Shelved in SPEC MSS 099

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

Gift of Kae Macdermid Andrew, 2010.

Processing

Processed and encoded by Anita Wellner, October 2010.


The collection is open for research.

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Biographical Notes

Frederick Jackson (1906-1971) was a weaver of braided rugs and a dealer of antiques is Malaga, New Jersey. As the younger brother of novelist Charles Jackson, the author of The Lost Weekend, Frederick Jackson was the inspiration for the character Wick in that novel.

Ruth Baron Honsberger (Mrs. H. E.) Poole was a friend of the grandparents of American composer and author Paul Bowles. Mrs. Honsberger had a home in Glenora, New York, as did the Bowles family. Mrs. Honsberger provided the financial backing for Paul Bowles's first trip to Europe, which was at the beginning of his creative career.

Sources:

Jackson, Charles. The Sunnier Side: Arcadian Tales. Syracuse, New York: Syracuse University Press, 1996.

Biographical information about Mrs. Poole derived from Kae MacDermid Andrew, e-mail messages to Rebecca Johnson Melvin, June 1 and June 9, 2010.


Scope and Content Note

Frederick Jackson, brother of American novelist Charles Jackson, wrote this postcard to Mrs. H. E. Poole of Glenora, New York, to convey greetings from American composer and author Paul Bowles, whom Jackson had just seen at a Tennessee Williams play in Philadelphia.

Frederick Jackson and Mrs. H. E. Poole were both acquaintances of Bowles. In his postcard Jackson wrote that he ran into Bowles in Philadelphia at a performance of Tennessee Williams's play, Sweet Bird of Youth, for which Bowles had composed the music. Jackson noted that it was fun seeing Bowles and that Bowles inquired after Mrs. Poole.


Selected Search Terms

Personal Names
Jackson, Frederick, 1906-1971--Correspondence.
Poole, Ruth Baron Honsberger--Correspondence.
Bowles, Paul, 1910-1999.
Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983.
Topical Terms
Authors, American--20th century--Correspondence.
Form/Genre Terms
Postcards.
Personal Contributors
Poole, Ruth Baron Honsberger, correspondent.

Related Materials in this Repository

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

MSS 163, Paul Bowles papers


Detailed Contents List

Frederick Jackson postcard to Mrs. H. E. Poole, [1959 March 16]   [Box 61 F876]