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Caroline Gordon Papers

The papers consist of correspondence and manuscripts of most of Caroline Gordon's
published works, as well as some unpublished manuscripts, dating mainly from the
1930s to the 1970s. There are typescripts, often with autograph corrections, for
ten novels, two nonfiction works, an anthology, 28 short stories, approximately
21 lectures, 20 essays, a play, several poems, and a transcribed series of
dreams. Notable works are The Glory of Hera, The
Malefactors, None Shall Look Back and How to
Read a Novel. Also included are documents, photographs, journals in
which her stories and articles appeared, clippings, papers of other persons,
containing manuscripts of Ashley Brown, Charles Hallett, Stark Young, and
others, and correspondence of her daughter, Nancy Tate Wood.General correspondence contains letters of such literary figures as Malcolm
Cowley, Ford Madox Ford, Jacques Maritain, Flannery O'Conner, Katherine Anne
Porter, and Allen Tate, also letters from the University of Dallas where Miss
Gordon taught as writer in residence, editors, literary critics, other authors
and friends. Family correspondence holds letters from the Gordons, Meriwethers
and other family members dating from the 1860s to letters from her grandchildren
in the 1970s. Among the additional materials (Series 8) is a significant number
of letters from Gordon to various family members, such as her Aunt \Pidie,\
spanning six decades.