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Paul Gallico letter


Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041

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Margaret Cary (also known as Mrs. C Reed Cary) was born in 1882 and died 1969. Her maiden name was Margaret Sue Reed. She was the mother of Stephen G. Cary, former president of Haverford College between 1977-78. The family had strong Quaker roots in Philadelphia.

Paul Gallico, sportswriter, columnist, author, and screenwriter, was born in New York, 1897 and died in 1976. He attended Columbia University, was a sports editor for The Daily News, and had been accused of anti-semitism after writing a controversial short story. He married 4 times, with his first three marriages ending in divorce, and had 2 sons. He has written a variety of novels, short stories, fables, and children's books including "The Abandoned," "The Snow Goose," "Mrs. 'Arris goes to Paris," and "The Lonely."

Information from Gallico's New York Times obituary and Cary family geneology on

This folder contains a letter from the novelist Paul W. Gallico. He expresses his gratitude in response to a letter (not included) sent from Margaret Cary (Mrs. C. Reed Cary) in Philadelphia, who writes about her liking for Gallico's book, "Love, Let Me Not Hunger." Gallico also comments on Cary's safari trip, stating how he enjoys watching animals in the wild and pities animals in captivity. He appreciates the warmth of the letter Cary sent.

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Processed by Sakina Gulamhusein, completed March 2023

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Sakina Gulamhusein
Finding Aid Date
March, 2023
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The collection is open for research use

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Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17)

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Box 3

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