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Bowles, Paul, 1910-1999.

Paul Bowles letter to Michael Fordyce

circa 1950-1959


Descriptive Summary

Identification: MSS 099, F882


Creator: Bowles, Paul, 1910-1999.


Title: Paul Bowles letter to Michael Fordyce


Inclusive Dates: circa 1950-1959


Extent: 1 item (1 p.)


Abstract: In this handwritten letter, Paul Bowles wrote Michael Fordyce to inform him that Brion Gysin's apartment in Tangier was available for rent.


Language: Materials entirely in English.



Citation

MSS 099, F882, Paul Bowles letter to Michael Fordyce, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Shelving Summary

Box 61, F882: 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

Originally laid in a copy of Paul Bowles's Without Stopping.

Processing

Processed and encoded by Anita Wellner, September 2011.


The collection is open for research.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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Biographical Note

Paul Bowles

The American composer and author Paul Frederic Bowles was born in New York City on December 30, 1910.

In 1938, Paul Bowles married the aspiring writer Jane Auer. Inspired by his wife's success and her dedication to writing, Bowles began his own career as an author, eventually surpassing his already successful reputation as a composer. After the 1940s, he produced numerous works of fiction, essays, travel writing, poems, autobiographical pieces, and other works.

Michael Fordyce was a friend of Bowles in Morocco. Fordyce is mentioned in a March 23, 1956, letter written by Paul Bowles to Rena Bowles, which was published in In Touch: the Letters of Paul Bowles.

Sources:

Miller, Jeffrey. Paul Bowles: A Descriptive Bibliography. Santa Barbara, Calif.: Black Sparrow Press, 1986.

Sawyer-Laucanno, Christopher. An Invisible Spectator: A Biography of Paul Bowles. New York: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1989.


Scope and Content Note

In this handwritten letter, Paul Bowles wrote Michael Fordyce to inform him that Brion Gysin's apartment in Tangier was available for rent.

Bowles wrote that Gysin was leaving for London tomorrow, enclosed Gysin's telephone number, and suggested that Michael call Gysin that night.


Selected Search Terms

Personal Names
Bowles, Paul, 1910-1999--Correspondence.
Fordyce, Michael--Correspondence.
Gysin, Brion--Correspondence.
Topical Terms
Authors, American--20th century--Correspondence.
Form/Genre Terms
Correspondence.
Personal Contributors
Fordyce, Michael, correspondent.

Related Materials in this Repository

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

MSS 163 Paul Bowles papers

MSS 164 Paul Bowles collection

MSS 165 Christopher Sawyer-Lauçanno papers related to Paul Bowles


Detailed Contents List

Autograph letter signed, circa 1950-1959   [Box 61 F882]

1 item (1 p.)