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James Purdy letters and enclosure to Peter Owen


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Letter to his then British publisher, Peter Owen, concerned largely with the publication of

Mourners Below, other works in progress, republication of earlier works in Britain, self-promotion, etc. The letters are chatty and characteristic representative of Purdy's early dealings with a publisher while relations were still atypically placid. Accompanied by a Viking publicity flyer for Mourners Below, with a.n.s. in margin, and one envelope.

Box 68, F0975: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0099 manuscript boxes.

Purchase, 2014.

Processed and encoded by George Apodaca, January 2016.

University of Delaware Library Special Collections
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University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
Finding Aid Date
2016 January 21
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James Purdy letters and enclosure to Peter Owen.
Box 68 Folder F0975

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