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Meriwether Collection of George Garrett

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Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

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Garrett, George, 1929-2008

George Garrett was a repected American poet and novelist. A member of the Princeton class of 1952, Garrett taught at various institutions, including Wesleyan University, Hollins College, the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and the University of South Carolina, prior to being named Henry Hoyns Professor of English at the University of Virginia, a position he held until his retirement in 1999. Garrett was the poet-laureate of Virginia from 2002 until 2006. He died in 2008.

The collection contains three early holograph drafts and galleys of Which Ones are the Enemy?, a novel published by Garrett (Princeton Class of 1952) in 1961. Also present are galleys for Finished Man (1959); Xerox copies of the typescripts of Do Lord Remember Me (1965) and Entered from the Sun (1990); galleys, page proofs, and typescripts for various articles, stories, plays, and poems; cassettes of Garrett reading from his Death of the Fox, and Enchanted Ground; and an interview with him. There are also journals, paperback books, and offprints containing articles, stories, or poems either edited or written by Garrett.

In addition there is a file of correspondence of Garrett with James B. Meriwether with clippings and other printed matter about various works by Garrett. Also present are correspondence, galleys, and other papers relating to Meriwether's edition of William Faulkner's Father Abraham (1983).

Publication by Garrett: Which Ones Are the Enemy? (Boston: Little, Brown, 1961)

Gift of James B. Meriwether.

A box list (2 pp.) is available in the Dept.

The contents list was compiled by Rafael Abrahams in July 2010.

No appraisal information is available.

Publisher
Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Date
2008
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Collection Inventory

Which Ones Are the Enemy?, undated. 8 folders.
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Manuscripts of early versions of novel

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8 folders

Which Ones Are the Enemy?, undated. 2 folders.
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Manuscripts of early versions of novel

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2 folders

Which Ones Are the Enemy?, undated. 1 folder.
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Galleys of novel

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1 folder

Cheklist and bibliography, 1971. 1 folder.
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Checklist and bibliography

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1 folder

The Finished Man, undated. 1 folder.
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Novel

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1 folder

In The Briar Patch, undated. 1 folder.
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Short story collection

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1 folder

Cold Ground Was My Bed Last Night, undated. 1 folder.
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Short story collection

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1 folder

Essay, undated. 1 folder.
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Essay, "Southern Writing Here and Now"

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1 folder

Abraham's Knife, 1961. 1 folder.
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Galley and page proofs of poetry collection

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1 folder

The Reverend Ghost, undated. 1 folder.
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Poetry collection

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1 folder

A Reading of New Poems, undated. 1 folder.
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Poetry collection

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1 folder

Little Movie Without a Middle, undated. 1 folder.
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Poem

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1 folder

Garden Spot, USA, 1961-1962. 1 folder.
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Play and playbill

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1 folder

Day of Reckoning, undated. 2 folders.
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Play

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2 folders

Publication, 1957-1960. 2 folders.
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Literary quarterly The Georgia Review

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2 folders

Publication, 1984-1985. 1 folder.
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Literary quarterly The South Carolina Review

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1 folder

Publication, 1957-1958. 1 folder.
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Literary quarterly The Virginia Quarterly Review

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1 folder

Publication, 1971. 1 folder.
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Literary quarterly The Southern Review

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1 folder

Publications, 1958. 1 folder.
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Literary quarlerlies: Critique, The Carolina Quarterly, New Writing

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1 folder

Memorabilia and clippings, 1960. 1 folder.
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Playbill for Salvatore Quasimodo poetry reading, flyer for publication of Garrett novel Death of the Fox, magazine article on Garrett in American Libraries

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1 folder

Publication, 1964-1971. 1 folder.
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Literary monthly The Hollins Critic

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1 folder

Publication, 1951-1952. 1 folder.
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Literary monthy The Nassau Literary Magazine

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1 folder

Clippings, 1972. 1 folder.
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Magazine article in American Libraries, blurb in quarterly The University of Arkansas Press

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1 folder

Publications, 1958. 1 folder.
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Greek magazine Nea Estia, literary magazine Best Articles & Stories, book of photographs from movie The Playground

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1 folder

Publications, 1959. 1 folder.
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Magazine Mademoiselle, Literary quarterly Latitudes

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1 folder

Publication, 1970-1971. 1 folder.
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Magazine Contempora

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1 folder

Publications, 1967. 1 folder.
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Magazines Per Se, The Texas Arts Journal

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1 folder

Publication, 1965. 1 folder.
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Journal The Red Clay Reader

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1 folder

Publications, pamphlets, books and cassette, 1957-1981. 1 box.
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Printed materials: Archetypal Themes in the Modern Story, 1973; The Agney Review, 1981; Spring Poetry Festival at Wesleyan" 1960; "Poets at Wesleyan" 1959; New Poems by American Poets #2, 1957; The Best American Short Stories, 1960; New World Writing #13, 1958; In the Briar Patch microfilm, 1961; The Death of the Fox, and interview on audio cassette

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1 box

Publications, 1959. 1 folder.
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"New Work by 5 Poets," "A Reading of New Poems"

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1 folder

Do, Lord, Remember Me, 1965. 1 box.
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Bound xerox of typscript of novel

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1 box

Entered From the Sun, 1990. 5 folders.
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Xerox copy of novel

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5 folders

Scrapbook, 1956-1963. 1 folder.
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Scrapbook compiled by James B. Meriwether "Poems in Periodicals"

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1 folder

Correspondence, 1986. 1 folder.
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Correspondence with James B. Meriwether

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1 folder

Notes, 1958-1959. 1 folder.
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Plan for novel on detection

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1 folder

In the Briar Patch, 1961. 1 folder.
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Clippings- Flyer and comments

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1 folder

Clippings, undated. 1 folder.
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Newspaper interviews

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1 folder

Manuscripts and galleys, undated. 1 folder.
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Poem manuscripts and galleys

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1 folder

Clippings, 1964. 1 folder.
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Newspaper clippings on film "The Young Lovers"

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1 folder

The Reverend Ghost, undated. 1 folder.
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Record

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1 folder

Memorabilia, 1960. 1 folder.
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Program and minutes of Southern Humanities Conference

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1 folder

Do, Lord, Remember Me, 1965. 1 folder.
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Clippings- reviews

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1 folder

Abraham's Knife, 1961. 1 folder.
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Clippings- articles

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1 folder

Publication, undated. 1 folder.
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"Four Poems"

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1 folder

Clippings, 1967. 1 folder.
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Newspaper clippings from "The Cavalier Daily"

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1 folder

Correspondence, 1961-1963. 1 folder.
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Correspondence with James B. Meriwether including articles and drafts

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1 folder

The Playground, 1965. 1 folder.
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Clippings of articles and correspondence

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1 folder

Memorabilia, 1960. 1 folder.
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Flyer for Wesleyan Poetry Festival

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1 folder

Correspondence, 1962-1964. 1 folder.
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Recommendation for Guggenheim Fellowship

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1 folder

Clippings and correspondence, 1961. 1 folder.
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Articles and correspondence on the North Carolina Poetry Circuit

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1 folder

In the Briar Patch, 1959. 1 folder.
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Notes

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1 folder

Memorabilia, undated. 1 folder.
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Piece of cardboard, "Town Drunk" is written on one side, "America" on the other

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1 folder

Manuscript, 1959. 1 folder.
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Speech to Richmond Library Group "The New Southern Writers"

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1 folder

Which Ones are the Enemy?, 1962. 1 folder.
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Clippings- reviews

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1 folder

The Finished Man, 1959. 1 folder.
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Clippings of reviews and correspondence

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1 folder

King of the Mountain, 1958. 1 folder.
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Clippings- reviews

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1 folder

The Sleeping Gypsy, 1959. 1 folder.
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Clippings of reviews and correspondence

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1 folder

The Playground, 1965. 1 folder.
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Clippings of reviews and correspondence

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1 folder

Pamphlets, 1961. 1 folder.
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Pamphlets for University of North Carolina exhibit

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1 folder

Garden Spot, USA, undated. 1 folder.
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Clipping of review

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1 folder

Publication, 1964. 1 folder.
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"Princeton University Library Chronicle"

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1 folder

Manuscript, 1959. 1 folder.
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Critique of William J Handy's The New Criticism and the Modern Novel

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1 folder

Manuscript and clippings, 1961. 1 folder.
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Short story "The Wreath of Garibaldi," two newspaper book reviews by Garrett

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1 folder

Correspondence, 1960. 1 folder.
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Letter concerning a talk by Garrett

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1 folder

Clippings, 1967. 1 folder.
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Miscellaneous writings by Garrett including poetry, reviews, and criticism

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1 folder

Clippings and correspondence, 1968. 1 folder.
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Miscellaneous writings about Garrett

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1 folder

Correspondence, 1967. 1 folder.
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Correspondence concerning Calhoun Winton

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1 folder

Manuscripts, 1964. 1 folder.
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Stories by Garrett's young children

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1 folder

Cold Ground Was My Bed Last Night, 1964. 1 folder.
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Clippings of reviews

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1 folder

Death of the Fox, 1971. 1 folder.
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Clippings of reviews

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1 folder

Correspondence, 1959. 1 folder.
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Miscellaneous letters

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1 folder

Correspondence, 1957-1983. 14 folders.
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Coresspondence with James B. Meriwether

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14 folders

Photographs, publication, xerox, 1971. 1 folder.
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Photographs from Garrett exhibit, University of Southern Carolina Graduate Department of English newsletter, xerox of pages from Man and the Movies

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1 folder

Correspondence, 1960. 1 folder.
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Correspondence between Rozanne Epps and James B. Meriwether, concerns Garrett

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1 folder

Miscellaneous documents, 1958-1992. 1 folder.
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Miscellaneous correspondence, worksheets, bibliography, xeroxes, newspaper clippings

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1 folder

Miscellaneous documents, 1957-1958. 1 folder.
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Notes, correspondence, reviews for Meriwether-Garrett anthology of Southern Short Stories

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1 folder

Clippings and correspondence, 1986. 1 folder.
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Correspondence, assorted articles about Garrett

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1 folder

Audio cassette, 1980. 1 folder.
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Audio cassette of "Enchanted Ground" in performance mailed from Garrett to James B. Meriwether

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1 folder

Correspondence, 1970-1980. 1 folder.
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Correspondence between James B. Meriwether and Marguerite Cohn of House of Books

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1 folder

Miscellaneous documents, 1982-1983. 37 folders.
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Corrrespondence, xeroxes, proofs, notes, articles, reviews concerning Meriwether's edition of William Faulkner's Father Abraham

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37 folders

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