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Berta Ruck letter to Wesley Hartley


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Autograph and signed letter on personal printed letterhead written on behalf of her husband, Oliver Onions, to educator, Wesley Hartley, "I fear he would be found rather intransigeant on the subject of 'UNIVERSITY Education and creative work.' My personal opinion of him is = He considers that if you are going to create anything worthwhile you will do so with or without help!" On the last page of the letter, Ruck has pasted an extract from

Twentieth Century Authors about Onions, which she has annotated with several commentaries and corrections, including her note, "He was the despair of (FRANK) GELETT BURGESS who imagined that with certain modifications of style, compromises, adaptations of himself to realizing other ways of thinking, 'OLIVER' would sell enormously. I think he would rather die than alter a word!"

Box 40, F0695: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0099 manuscript boxes.

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University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
Finding Aid Date
2016 March 3
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Berta Ruck letter to Wesley Hartley, 1960 March 6.
Box 40 Folder F0695

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