Frederick Jackson postcard to Mrs. H. E. Poole
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Frederick Jackson (1906-1971) was a weaver of braided rugs and a dealer of antiques in Malaga, New Jersey. As the younger brother of novelist Charles Jackson, the author of The Lost Weekend, Frederick Jackson was the inspiration for the character Wick in that novel.
Jackson, Charles.The Sunnier Side: Arcadian Tales. Syracuse, New York: Syracuse University Press, 1996.
Ruth Baron Honsberger (Mrs. H. E.) Poole was a friend of the grandparents of American composer and author Paul Bowles. Mrs. Honsberger had a home in Glenora, New York, as did the Bowles family. Mrs. Honsberger provided the financial backing for Paul Bowles's first trip to Europe, which was at the beginning of his creative career.
Biographical information about Mrs. Poole derived from Kae MacDermid Andrew, e-mail messages to Rebecca Johnson Melvin, June 1 and June 9, 2010.
Frederick Jackson, brother of American novelist Charles Jackson, wrote this postcard to Mrs. H. E. Poole of Glenora, New York, to convey greetings from American composer and author Paul Bowles, whom Jackson had just seen at a Tennessee Williams play in Philadelphia.
Frederick Jackson and Mrs. H. E. Poole were both acquaintances of Bowles. In his postcard Jackson wrote that he ran into Bowles in Philadelphia at a performance of Tennessee Williams's play, Sweet Bird of Youth, for which Bowles had composed the music. Jackson noted that it was fun seeing Bowles and that Bowles inquired after Mrs. Poole.
Box 61, F0876: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0099 manuscript boxes.
Gift of Kae Macdermid Andrew, 2010.
Processed and encoded by Anita Wellner, October 2010. Further encoded by George Apodaca, October 2015.
- Jackson, Frederick, 1906-1971
- Jackson, Frederick, 1906-1971--Correspondence
- Poole, Ruth Baron Honsberger--Correspondence
- Bowles, Paul, 1910-1999
- Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983
- Poole, Ruth Baron Honsberger
- University of Delaware Library Special Collections
- Finding Aid Author
- University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
- Finding Aid Date
- 2010 October 20
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