Special Collections Department
Manuscript Collection Number: 124
Accessioned: Purchase, 1975.
Extent: 2.2 linear ft.
Content: Correspondence; galley proofs; typescripts of poems, short stories, excerpts from novels, and reviews; cover designs and proofs, clippings, printed material, and canceled checks.
Access: The collection is open for research.
Processed: Processed 1976, by Harold Brohawn; revised May 1999, by Anita A. Wellner.
Special Collections, University of Delaware Library
Newark, Delaware 19717-5267
Table of Contents
Source:Hoffman, Frederick J., Charles Allen, and Carolyn F. Ulrich. The Little Magazine: a history and a bibliography. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1946. p. 336.
Note: Information was also derived from files in the collection.
John Hinsdale Thompson
During the years in which he edited Signatures, Thompson was working on a novel that was based on his experiences while a resident in Detroit. In the final issue of Signatures, "World Series," a chapter from Thompson's novel, appeared under the pseudonym Leslie Sellers. Following the appearance of "World Series," several publishing houses expressed interest in reading the finished novel. However, it is uncertain whether the novel was ever completed. Thompson also wrote prose and poetry. One of his essays, "Advice for Writers," appeared in a 1935 issue of The Passing Show, a Detroit magazine focusing on art and literature.
In 1947 Thompson was hired as an instructor of English at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, where he served until the late 1960s. At the time of his death, in 1973, Thompson was residing in Columbia, Missouri, with his wife Margaret Thompson.
John Malcolm Brinnin
Brinnin was the first person to bring Dylan Thomas to the United States and was responsible for all of Dylan Thomas' reading tours in America. Brinnin's best known work, Dylan Thomas in America, published in 1955, provides a personal memoir of Dylan Thomas' trips to America as observed while traveling with Thomas for the national series of readings. The book carries a moving account of Thomas' death in 1953. Brinnin later narrated a motion picture, The Days of Dylan Thomas.
John Malcolm Brinnin was most deservedly known for his poetry and has published a number of collections of poems. Brinnin's first collection of verse, The Garden is Political, was published in 1942; subsequent collections of poems include The Lincoln Lyrics (1942), No Arch, No Triumph (1945), The Sorrows of Cold Stone (1951), Selected Poems of John Malcolm Brinnin (1963), and Skin Diving in the Virgins, and Other Poems (1970).
In 1955 the Poetry Society of America awarded Brinnin its Gold Medal for Distinguished Service to Poetry. Following the publication of his Selected Poems in 1963, Brinnin was awarded the Centennial Medal for Distinction in Literature by his alma mater, the University of Michigan.
In addition to writing poetry, Brinnin co-edited Signatures; compiled several anthologies of modern poetry; and wrote popular works on transatlantic travel, including The Sway of the Grand Saloon: A Social History of the North Atlantic (1971)and Beau Voyage: Life Abroad the Last Great Ships (1981).
John Malcolm Brinnin authored biographies of Gertrude Stein (The Third Rose, 1959) and Truman Capote (Truman Capote: Dear Heart, Old Buddy, 1986). His 1981 work, Sextet, includes biographical sketches of Truman Capote; Henri Cartier-Bresson; Elizabeth Bowen; Edith, Osbert, and Sacheverell Sitwell; Alice B. Toklas; and T. S. Eliot. In addition, he wrote a critical work on William Carlos Williams.
On June 28, 1998, John Malcolm Brinnin died at his home in Key West, Florida.
Sources:Evory, Ann (ed.) Contemporary Authors. New Revision Series, Volume 1. Detroit: Gale Research Company, 1981. p. 72.
Quartermain, Peter (ed.) Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 48: American Poets, 1880-1945, Second Series. Detroit: Gale Research Company, 1986. Pp 52-57.
Stewart, Barbara. "John Malcolm Brinnin, Poet and Biographer, Dies at 81," New York Times. June 30, 1998. p. A22.
Note: Biographical information on John Thompson was derived from files in this collection and the John Malcolm Brinnin Papers (Mss 103).
Scope and Content Note
Correspondence from various writers and the manuscripts they submitted for publication in Signatures constitute the first series, which total over eighty percent of the collection. Most of the authors' letters are cover letters to accompany enclosed typescript manuscripts of stories, essays, poetry, or chapters from novels. However the authors also inquire about publication dates, request information regarding acceptance or rejection of previously submitted material, suggest corrections or revisions for to-be-published manuscripts, or comment on issues of Signatures. Occasionally correspondents reflect on writing projects, family life, or their travels, as do Kay Boyle, Jack Conroy, James T. Farrell, Kenneth Patchen, Katherine Anne Porter, and especially, Muriel Rukeyser. Brinnin's contact with Katherine Anne Porter through Signatures developed into a lifelong friendship, which is reflected in his personal papers (Mss 103).
Among the correspondence are also canceled checks from the editors in payment for accepted manuscripts, galley proofs for work published in Signatures, clippings regarding authors, and occasional announcements of forthcoming publications.
The remainder of the archive consists of two folders each of business correspondence, publication material, and miscellaneous material. The business correspondence, dating 1935-1941, regards advertising and exchange agreements with other publications, such as Story, The Southern Review, The Virginia Quarterly Review, River, and The Townsman (London); subscription and copyright information; and information requests from literary agents. Several proof copies or layouts for advertisements to appear in Signatures or announcements for Signatures, which were to appear in other publications, are also available among the business correspondence.
The publication material includes three issues of Signatures (which have been removed and cataloged with the printed holdings in Special Collections), cover designs and proofs for the initial issue of Signatures, and a file of clippings regarding Signatures, which was labeled "Vanity File."
The final two folders of the collections contain printed items collected by Brinnin and/or Thompson. The folders includes five issues of a Detroit literary magazine, The Passing Show, which published John H. Thompson's essay, "Advice for Writers," and clippings about a variety of literary figures.
The Signatures Archive clearly illustrates both the potential, and the difficulties of early twentieth century "little magazines." Although Signatures only published three issues, due to financial obstacles, contemporaries recognized and commended the quality of the magazine and the concept of publishing "works in progress."
Related collections:Mss 99 John Malcolm Brinnin letters to Samuel M. Baker, Jr. (F412)
Mss 99 John Malcolm Brinnin letter to Jane (F330)
Mss 111 Louis Untermeyer Papers (F24)
Mss 178 Tram Combs Correspondence (F1-16)
Mss 103 The John Malcolm Brinnin Papers
Mss 257 Collection of John Malcolm Brinnin - Kimon Friar Correspondence and Brinnin Literary Manuscripts
Mss 363 Edward Field Papers (F47)
I. Correspondence and manuscripts submitted by authors, 1934-197 II. Business correspondence, 1935-1941 III. Publication material, 1935-1940 IV. Miscellaneous material, 1933-1946
1 Series I. Correspondence and manuscripts submitted by authors, 1934-1972 Includes letters to Brinnin and Thompson, typescripts submitted for publication in Signatures, canceled checks paid to writers, galley proofs of material published in Signatures, and clippings or information about the authors, as collected by Brinnin and Thompson. Letters are addressed to Brinnin, Thompson, or simply "editors." Material is arranged alphabetically by author and chronologically in each folder. All galley proofs have been removed to the galley section, unless otherwise noted. F1 Alexander, I. J. 1936 May-Jun Letters 3p F2 Alexander, O. E. 1941 Aug 22 TL 1p Note: With enclosed three-page carbon typescript story, "Uncle Tellem." F3 Anderson, Sherwood, 1876-1941. 1937 Apr 9 TLS 1p Note: With enclosed nine-page typescript story, "Brown Boomer," bearing autograph corrections. Also includes a canceled check and galley proofs. F4 Appel, Benjamin, 1907-  TLS 1p F5 Arden, Mary 1936 Jun 2 TLS 1p F6 Arvin, Newton, 1900-1963. 1937 Aug 26 TLS 1p [1937 Dec 11] ACS 1p Note: Includes galley proofs of Arvin's essay, "Walt Whitman and the Secession War." F7 Asch, Nathan, 1902- 1935 Aug 20 TLS 1p Note: With enclosed two typescripts of excerpts from "The Road." Also includes a canceled check and galley proofs. 1936 Jul 23 TLS 1p Aug 7 TLS 1p F8 Beilenson, Peter, 1905-1962. 1936-1937 Letters 16p Note: Includes two bills for printing costs. F9 Belitt, Ben, 1911- 1936 May 28 TLS 1p 1964 Oct 24 TLS 1p 1 Series I. Correspondence and manuscripts (cont'd) F10 Bishop, John Peale, 1892-1944. Includes a typescript and five carbon copies of his poem, "Speaking of Poetry." Boyle, Kay, 1902- F11 1934 Dec 2 TLS 1p Note: With enclosed flyer regarding Short Stories 1934. 1935 Feb 9 TLS 1p Apr 9 TLS 1p Aug 4 TLS 1p Dec 3 TLS 1p 1936 Feb 24 TLS 1p F12 1935 Sep 24 ALS 1p Note: With enclosed eighteen-page typescript (bearing a few autograph corrections and inscribed to Thompson by Boyle) of the first two chapters of Boyle's novel, The Intruders. F13 1935-1942 Ten letters from Boyle's agent, Ann Watkins, regarding Boyle's manuscripts. Also includes a canceled check and clippings regarding Kay Boyle. F14 Brown, Bruce 1937 Feb 13 ALS 1p F15 Brown, Dee 1936 May 8 TLS 1p F16 Burke, Kenneth, 1897- 1936 Sep 3 TLS 1p Sep 8 TLS 1p Nov 30 TLS 1p Dec 12 TLS 1p F17 Caldwell, Erskine, 1903- Includes the galley proof and an eight-page typescript of Caldwell's story, "The Only Love," bearing a few autograph corrections. Also includes two clippings regarding Caldwell. F18 Cantwell, Robert, 1908- 1936 Jul 27 TLS 1p F19 Conroy, Jack, 1899- 1936 Jan 23 TLS 1p Feb 12 TC 1p [1936 Mar 26] TCS 1p  Jan 18 TLS 1p Note: Also includes brochures for his books and New Anvil. 1972 Mar 1 TLS 2p Note: With enclosed photocopied clipping bearing a signed typed note. Dec 16 TLS 2p Note: Includes a signed Christmas card. F20 Corey, Paul 1936 Apr 12 TLS 1p Jul 23 TLS 1p Sep TLS 1p Note: Also includes typescripts for Corey's three stories, "Save the Mother," "His Punishment," and "Chattel Mortgage," plus a canceled check and clipping regarding Corey. F21 Cornwall, Philip 1936 Oct 23 TLS 1p F22 Cuthbert, Clifton 1936 Aug 15 TLS 1p 2 F23 DaCosta, Jean 1939 Nov 20 TLS 1p F24 Dahlberg, Edward [n.d.] ANS 1p Note: Autograph note appears of the first page of a twenty-four page typescript draft (bearing autograph corrections) of two chapters from Dahlberg's novel, Bitch Goddess. Also includes a carbon typescript of a second draft of these chapters and two clippings. F25 Davis, Hassoldt 1936 Feb 16 TLS 1p 2 Series I. Correspondence and manuscripts (cont'd) F26 DeJong, David Cornel 1935 Sep 27 TLS 1p Oct 5 TLS 1p Note: With enclosed twenty-two page carbon typescript (with a few autograph corrections) of chapter one of DeJong's novel, Light Sons and Dark. A galley proof of the chapter, a letter regarding copyright, and a clipping are also present. 1936 Aug 21 TLS 1p 1954 Dec 28 TLS 1p F27 Delehanty, Elizabeth [n.y.] Jun 5 TLS 1p F28 Derleth, August W. [n.y.] Jan 13 TLS 1p Note: Letter is mistakenly addressed to Laughlin as editor of Signatures. F29 Dodd, Addie F. Includes a nineteen-page typescript of Dodd's story, "Two Red-headed Girls," bearing a few autograph corrections. F30 Dorais, Leon 1936 Jun 15 TLS 1p F31 Drenner, D. Von Ruysdael [n.d.] TLS 1p F32 Edmunds, Abe Craddock 1935 Apr 14 TLS 1p [1935 Sum] TLS 1p F33 Eldridge, Paul 1939 Oct 22 TNS 1p F34 Erisman, Robert [1936 Dec 4] ACS 1p 1937 Mar 1 TLS 1p [1937 Jun 17] ACS 1p [1937 Sep 24] TCS 1p 1937 Oct 29 TLS 1p Dec 12 TLS 1p Note: Includes a seven-page typescript of a chapter from Erisman's novel, Pink and Blue Evening Sky, a galley proof of this chapter (bearing autograph corrections), and a canceled check. Farrell, James T. F35  May 13 TLS 1p Note: With enclosed twenty-five-page typescript (bearing autograph revisions) of Farrell's short story, "Wedding Bells Will Ring So Merrily." Also includes four canceled checks. 1935 Jun 8 TLS 1p Aug 8 TLS 1p Aug 14 TLS 1p Note: Also includes a letter from Vanguard Press regarding Farrell's publications. Sep 25 TLS 1p F36 Nov 8 TL 1p Note: With enclosed nine-page typescript draft of a chapter from Farrell's novel, A World I Never Made, titled "The O'Flaherty Household" (bearing autograph corrections). Nov 12 TLS 1p [1935 Nov 20] TC 1p 1935 Nov 26 TLS 1p 1936 Jan 10 TLS 1p Apr 19 TL 1p Note: With enclosed fifteen-page carbon typescript draft (bearing autograph revisions) of an untitled chapter from the novel, A World I Never Made. May 28 TL 1p [1936 Jun 7] ALS 2p 1936 Jun 10 TL 1p [1936 Nov 8] TC 1p F37 Galley proofs for the untitled chapter of Farrell's novel, A World I Never Made, clippings, and a copy of The Saturday Review of Literature (1937 Jun 5). F38 Fearing, Kenneth Includes a letter from literary agent Barthold Fles with an enclosed seven-page typescript of a chapter titled "Hold-Up" from Fearing's untitled novel. Also includes a galley proof of the chapter and a canceled check. F39 Fles, Barthold 1936 Jun 14 TLS 1p [1938 Jan 1] Card 1p 1938 May 23 TLS 1p F40 Ford, Charles Henri 1936 Feb 19 TLS 1p Apr 1 TLS 1p [1936 May 21] AN 1p Note: The autograph note is written on the bottom of a card from Signatures. F41 Foss, Fanya [1936 Mar-Jun] Letters 4p F42 Frank, Waldo  Nov 7 TLS 1p [1935 Dec 12] TNS 1p 1936 Apr 10 ALS 1p Nov 4 TLS 1p [1936 Nov 21] TCS 1p [1937 Jan 9] TLS 1p Note: With enclosed twenty-five page carbon typescript (bearing autograph corrections) chapter from Frank's novel, Prelude to War. [1937 Nov 15] TLS 1p Note: With enclosed galley proofs for the chapter (bearing autograph corrections), a canceled check, a note to Rosseau, clippings, and an announcement for Spain in the Barricades. F43 Freed, Leo D. [n.d.] ACS 2p F44 Friend, Robert 1936 Nov 30 TCS 1p F45 Funaroff, Sol 1937 Dec 17 TLS 1p 1938 Jan 3 TLS 1p Note: Includes a clipping. 3 F46 Galulu, Blexus 1936 May 15 TL 1p F47 Gemant, A. 1938 Jul 10 TLS 1p Note: Uses the pseudonym G. T. Andrews. F48 Goch, Paul 1935 Dec 24 ACS 1p 3 Series I. Correspondence and manuscripts (cont'd) F49 Godin, A. 1936 Mar 5 TLS 1p F50 Goldberg, David 1936 Feb 17 TLS 1p F51 Gordon, Don 1938 May 23 TLS 1p F52 Grauer, Ben 1938 Jan 15 ALS 1p F53 Greenhood, David 1936 Jul 30 TLS 1p  Sep 27 TCS 1p 1940 Dec 5 TCS 1p Dec 17 TLS 1p 1941 Jan 21 TLS 1p Note: Includes a carbon typescript (bearing autograph corrections and signed) and galley proof of Greenhood's poem, "A Testament Between Ages." F54 Gregory, Horace  Jul 13 TLS 1p Note: Includes a canceled check. Hanley, James F55 1936 Nov 21 ALS 1p Note: With enclosed eleven-page typescript draft (bearing an autograph note of the cover page) of chapter one of Hanley's novel, Soldier's Wind. 1937 Jan 15 ALS 2p Note: With enclosed sixteen-page typescript draft (bearing autograph revisions) of chapters two and three from Hanley's novel, Soldier's Wind. F56 Sep 3 ALS 2p Dec 21 Telegram 1p Note: With copy of bank draft and two sets of galley proofs. 1938 Jan 8 ALS 2p Jan 22 ALS 1p Note: With enclosed copy of a letter from Jacques Chambrun to Hanley. Feb 19 ALS 1p Jun 8 ALS 1p Note: Also includes clippings. F57 Hanson, Merlin N. 1936 May 4 TLS 1p F58 Harper, Lawrence A.  Aug 19 TLS 1p F59 Hicks, Granville 1937 Apr 7 TLS 1p Note: Includes galley proofs and a fifteen-page typescript (bearing autograph revisions) of Hicks's essay, "Samuel Butler, Cautious Rebel," plus a canceled check. F60 Horner, Joyce 1941 Feb 22 ALS 1p F61 Kees, Weldon 1936 Oct 17 TLS 1p 1937 Mar 9 TLS 1p May 9 TLS 1p Aug 2 TLS 1p Aug 31 ACS 1p Note: Signed change of address card. [1937 Oct 18] TCS 1p 1937 Dec 16 TLS 1p Note: Includes galley proof (in folder) and typescript of Kees's poem, "Subtitle." Also includes a canceled check, and correspondence between Howard Woolmer and Thompson regarding the Kees material. F62 Kelm, William [1935 Mar 13] TCS 1p F63 Kennell, Ruth Epperson 1936 Jun 12 TLS 1p F64 Kramer, Dale D. [n.d.] TLS 1p Note: With enclosed three-page carbon typescript of "Report on Jack Kramer Script," written by Robert Whitcomb. F65 Kreymborg, Alfred 1938 Feb 24 TLS 1p F66 Laughlin, James  TLS 1p [1936 Sep 14] ACS 1p Note: Written on an announcement for New Directions pamphlets. F67 Lauterbach, Richard E. 1937 May 27 TLS 1p F68 Lechlitner, Ruth 1937 Mar 29 TLS 1p Note: With enclosed three typescript poems titled, "The Miracle Makers," "Case Recruit," and "Ordeal by Tension," all of which are signed. Galley proofs for "Case Recruit" and "The Miracle Makers" are also present. May 6 TLS 1p May 27 TLS 1p Note: Also includes a letter from Quality Press regarding Lechlitner, a flyer for her Tomorrow's Phoenix, and a canceled check. F69 Leekley, Richard [n.d.] TLS 1p Note: Also includes six typescript poems written by Leekley titled: "Sonnet on Power," "My Girl," "Fire Was Cherished," "John Scholz," "And There Was a Dance with Flower-Chains," and "The Believer." F70 Lumpkin, Grace [1937 Nov 6] TLS 1p [1937 Oct 29] TLS 1p Note: Also includes two sets of galley proofs (one with autograph revisions by Lumpkin) and two differing versions (each nine pages) of a typescript draft of her short story, "The Dory." Both typescripts bear autograph revisions and one typescript is signed. F71 Lyon, Mabel Dana 1936 May 7 TLS 1p 4 F72 Maas, Willard 1937 May 31 TLS 1p Note: With enclosed four typescript poems titled: "Poem," "Waking We Walk Separately," "Sunday Afternoon and the Children," and "Document of Spring." Also includes two sets of galley proofs for three of these poems (excluding "Poem") and a canceled check. F73 MacNeice, Louis Includes a signed five-page typescript of his poem, "Lyrics from a Poem," which bears autograph revisions, and a bank draft. F74 McSorley, Edward 1935 Oct 23 ALS 1p Nov 6 TLS 1p Note: With enclosed thirteen-page typescript draft (bearing autograph revisions) of a chapter from McSorley's novel In the Icy Waters. [1935 Nov 19] ALS 1p [1935 Nov 26] ALS 3p 1935 Dec 30 ALS 2p Note: With canceled check. 1936 Jan 5 ALS 4p Mar 11 ALS 2p Apr 25 TLS 1p Note: Also includes a twelve-page typescript second draft (bearing a few autograph corrections) of the chapter from McSorley's novel In the Icy Waters. F75 Meyr, Berl ben 1936 May 12 TLS 1p F76 Michalopoulos, G. J. 1936-1937 Letters 6p F77 Millet, Martha 1936 Dec 30 TLS 1p 1937 Jun 29 TLS 1p Sep 29 TLS 1p Dec 13 TLS 1p Dec 16 TLS 1p Note: Also includes two sets of galley proofs and a four-page typescript of Millet's poem, "No Dedication," plus a canceled check and an order for a copy of Signatures. F78 Millspaugh, Clarence A. Includes galley proofs and an undated eight-page typescript of Millspaugh poem, "Ode on the Days of Youth," plus a canceled check. F79 Morang, Alfred 1935 Aug 24 TLS 1p F80 Mykytiak, Andrew 1936 Feb 25 TLS 1p Mar 28 TLS 1p Note: With enclosed eleven-page typescript of Mykytiak's translation of Osyp Turiansky's prelude to Lost Shadows, plus a copy of a review. F81 Newman, Robert 1935 Feb 19 TLS 1p F82 Nowell, Elizabeth 1935-1936 Letters 13p F83 Nuttall, Madeleine (Mrs. R. C. Strain) 1936 May 11 TLS 1p Note: Bears an autograph note on the bottom of the letter. F84 O'Brien, Edward J. 1935 Aug 6 ALS 1p 1937 Jun 1 TLS 1p F85 [Odets, Clifford] 1935 Jul 19 TLS 1p Note: Letter from Odets's secretary. F86 O'Faolain, Sean [n.d.] TL 1p Note: Also includes a bank draft and a prospectus for O'Faolain's The Born Genius. F87 Patchen, Kenneth 1936 Apr 7 ALS 1p Jun 10 TCS 1p Note: Change-of-address card.  Sep 15 TLS 1p [1941 Aug 20] ACS 1p Note: Includes Patchen's three typescript poems: "I Knew a Man Who Loved That Germany," "Camping Out on the Mountain," and "To the Heroes to Make Much of the Millionaire Death." Also includes three letters from Miriam Patchen regarding Kenneth Patchen's The Journal of Albion Moonlight, a prospectus for this book, a postcard with Patchen's poem "Painting Poem," a canceled check, a letter signed in facsimile by Auden, T.S. Eliot, Archibald MacLeish, and Thornton Wilder in support of the Patchen Fund. F88 Patrick, John 1939 Aug 23 TLS 1p [1940 Jul 18] TCS 1p F89 Phillips, Cropley Andrew 1936 Jun 26 TLS 1p F90 Pillin, William [n.d.] TL 1p Note: With an autograph note attached and initialed. Porter, Katherine Anne F91 1935 Nov 22 TLS 1p 1936 Jan 3 TLS 1p Note: With enclosed eighteen-page carbon typescript (bearing a few autograph corrections) of Porter's short story, "Noon Wine." Galley proofs for the story and a bank draft are also available in the folder. Mar 5 TLS 1p 1939 Apr 1 TLS 1p Note: With a partial envelope addressed by Porter. Also includes a letter regarding the copyright for "Noon Wine," and two copies of a prospectus for Noon Wine. F92 Includes clippings and articles about Porter, program and reading list related to Porter's teaching at Olivet Writers Conference (1940 and 1941), and pieces of cardboard bearing Brinnin's or Thompson's notes regarding telephone conversations with Porter. F93 Prokosch, Frederic  ALS 1p Note: With enclosed signed, sixteen-page typescript draft (bearing autograph revisions) of a portion of Prokosch's novel, England, A Shadow. Also includes a canceled check, two sets of galley proofs for the excerpt from the novel, and two letters from the novel's publisher. [1937 May 8] ACS 1p [1937 May 21] ACS 1p [1938 Feb 17] ACS 2p [1954 Aug] ALS 1p [n.y. Jul 1] ALS 1p F94 Purdy, Harry Includes two sets of galley proofs for Purdy's story, "A Short Story," plus one canceled check. 5 Series I. Correspondence and manuscripts (cont'd) F95 Radenzel, Edward [1936 Sep 7] TCS 1p Note: Initialed. F96 Rahv, Philip 1936 Feb 7 TLS 1p [n.d.] TLS 1p F97 Rella, Hector [1938 Jan] ALS 1p F98 Richardson, Dorothy M. Includes an undated thirty-one page carbon typescript draft (bearing a few autograph corrections) of an untitled story. F99 Robin, Max 1935-1938 Letters 5p F100 Ross, Sam [1937 Jan 26] TCS 1p Roth, Henry F101 [1936 Jun 13] TLS 1p Note: With enclosed thirty-seven-page typescript draft of a section of a Roth novel. The draft is titled "The Bacon" and bears autograph revisions and titled page. Also includes a canceled check. [1936 Aug 5] ALS 3p [1936 Aug 21] ACS 1p [1936 Oct 15] ACS 1p Note: With clipping regarding Roth. 1938 Jan  ALS 1p F102 Includes clippings and articles about Roth, notes by Brinnin about Roth, an issue of League of American Writers Bulletin (#14), and a copy of The Griffin (1960 Oct). F103 Rudy, John Forney 1936 May 7 TLS 1p F104 Rukeyser, Muriel 1936 Apr 15 TLS 1p Note: With enclosed three typescript poems written by Rukeyser: "Eel," "The Drowning Young Man," and "Gift-Poem." Also includes canceled check. [1937 Jan 19] TLS 1p Note: With enclosed clipping of Brinnin's poem, "For Muriel Rukeyser." 1943 Feb 25 ALS 1p Dec 31 ALS 3p 1944 Apr 25 ALS 1p 1946 Oct 31 ALS 1p Nov 9 ALS 2p 1953 Nov 14 ALS 1p 1963 Mar 22 TLS 2p [1963 May 15] ALS 2p [n.y. Feb 22] ALS 2p [n.y. May 16] ALS 1p [n.y. Sep 17] ALS 1p [n.d.] ANS 1p Note: Using her married name, Mrs. Glyn Collins. [n.d. Tues] ALS 1p [n.d. Thur] ALS 1p [n.d. Tues] ALS 1p [n.d. Thur] ALS 1p [n.d.] ALS 1p [n.d.] ALS 1p F105 Sampson, Edward A. 1939 Aug 13 TLS 1p F106 Savage, D. S. 1937 Sep 16 ALS 1p 1938 Jan 4 TLS 1p F107 Schubert, David 1937 Dec 20 ALS 1p F108 Scott, Evelyn 1936 Apr 12 ALS 2p [1936 Apr] ALS 3p May 10 ALS 2p Note: With enclosed twenty-page carbon typescript of an excerpt from Scott's novel, Land of Change. The excerpt, titled "This Bold and Rebellious Race," bears autograph revisions and includes a signed title page. Also includes a canceled check. May 27 ALS 1p Jun 19 TLS 1p Aug 8 TLS 1p Aug 30 TLS 1p Nov 1 ALS 2p F109 Scott, Winfield T. Includes a canceled check. F110 Sellers, Leslie Pseudonym for John Hinsdale Thompson. Includes three letters to Thompson from William James Fadiman, representing Metro-Goldwyn Mayer, and five letters from Maria Leiper of Simon & Schuster (1937-1941), plus a galley proof for Thompson's "World Series," which was a section from his novel. F111 Shelby, K. 1936 Jun 1 TLS 1p F112 Sigrist, Joe 1936 Mar 9 TLS 1p F113 Simpson, Robert G. 1942 Sep 4 TLS 1p F114 Smilow, Fred 1936 Feb 28 TLS 1p Note: With enclosed fifteen-page typescript draft of a section from Smilow's untitled novel. The typescript bears autograph corrections. Apr 9 TLS 2p May 3 TLS 1p Jun 2 TLS 1p Sep 24 TLS 1p Dec 7 TLS 1p 1937 Mar 16 TLS 2p F115 Smith, Eleanor 1932 Jun 22 TLS 1p F116 Sterling, Lewis Includes a six-page typescript story by Sterling, "I Was Hungry." F117 Stuart, Francis 1936 Dec 4 ALS 1p 1937 Jan 19 ALS 1p Note: Includes a clipping of a review. Thompson, John H. - See Leslie Sellers for letters to John H. Thompson regarding his writing (F110) F118 Trowbridge, W. D. 1936 Mar 18 TLS 1p F119 Van Zindran, Anneke 1936 May 6 TLS 1p May 28 TLS 1p 6 F120 Walton, Eda Lou 1935 Oct 21 TLS 1p Nov 4 TLS 1p Note: With enclosed eleven-page signed typescript (bearing autograph corrections) of Walton's review, titled "The Scene in Books Today." Nov 26 TLS 1p Dec 6 TLS 1p [1936 Feb] TN 1p Note: Typed on a letter from Brinnin to Walton. 1936 Feb 8 TLS 1p Mar 4 TLS 1p  May 18 TLS 1p 1936 Sep 26 TLS 1p [n.d. Fri] TLS 1p Note: Includes clippings regarding Walton. F121 Weissman, David 1937 Jun 11 TCS 1p F122 Welch, Marie de L. Includes typescript draft and galley proof for Welch's poem, "To the Unborn." 6 Series I. Correspondence and manuscripts (cont'd) F123 Wescott, Glenway  Oct 7 ACS 1p Note: Includes five-page typescript draft (signed and bearing autograph corrections) and galley proofs (in folder) for Wescott's short story, "The Sight of a Dead Body." Also includes a canceled check and clippings regarding Wescott. F124 Wilder, Charlotte 1936 Jun 5 TLS 1p Aug 14 TLS 1p F125 Williams, Oscar [1938 Jun 19] TNS 1p F126 Winslow, Kathryn [n.y. Sep 11] ANS 1p F127 Winslow, Walker  Oct 3 TLS 1p 1935 Nov 1 TLS 1p F128 Zacks, Robert 1937 Nov 13 ALS 1p F129 Zinberg, Len 1936 May 25 TLS 1p F130 Zugsmith, Leane Includes two sets of galley proofs (one with autograph corrections and Zugsmith's autograph note: "ok as corrected L. Z.") and nine-page typescript draft of Zugsmith's story, "One of the Zoo." Series II. Business correspondence, 1935-1941 F131 Correspondence related to advertising and exchange agreements with other publications, 1936-1938 Includes correspondence with editors of Story, The Southern Review, The Virginia Quarterly Review, River, and The Townsman (London). Also includes proof layouts for advertisements in Signatures or Signatures announcements to appear in other publications. General business correspondence, 1935-1941 Includes correspondence regarding subscriptions or copyright, requests for information about or complimentary copies of Signatures, questions from literary agents, and rejections from publishers declining the opportunity to assume publication of Signatures. F132 1935-1936 F133 1937-1941 and [n.d.] Series III. Publication material, 1935-1940 Three issues of Signatures (Nos. 1-3) have been removed and cataloged with the printed holdings in Special Collections. F134 Signatures cover designs and proofs, 1935-1936 One design (1935 Autumn) and numerous proofs for covers for the initial issue of Signatures. Dates for the proof covers include 1935 Winter, 1936 Jan, and 1936 Spring. Also includes a bill from The Dexter Press. F135 "Vanity file" clippings, 1935-1940 Folder of clippings, articles, and photocopies of material regarding Signatures. Includes two issues of Commonwealth College Fortnightly (1935) and one issue of Manuscript News (1936). Series IV. Miscellaneous material, 1933-1946 Consists of clippings and published items collected by Brinnin or Thompson. F136 The Passing Show, 1935-1936 Issue numbers 2, 3, 4, 5, and 7 of volume 1 of this magazine edited by D. L. Miller. The magazine focuses on Detroit, particularly cultural events, literature, and arts. Issue #3 includes John H. Thompson's essay, "Advice for Writers." F137 Clippings, 1933-1946 Includes articles about writers whose work was published in Signatures, such as James T. Farrell, Waldo Frank, and Isidor Schneider. Articles about other writers or reviews of their work are collected for Elizabeth Bishop, James Thurber, Thomas Wolfe, Eugene O'Neill, Mikhail Sholokhov, Karl Shapiro, Theodore Roethke, and Katherine Mansfield.
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