Finding-Aid for the John Crowe Ransom Collection (VMF136)


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Collection Outline

Descriptive Summary

Restrictions

Administrative Information


Collection Outline

John Crowe Ransom to Weldon Kees 1939: Oct. 25.

John Crowe Ransom to Robert Duncan 1944: Oct. 26.

Robert Duncan to John Crowe Ransom [1944: Nov.]

John Crowe Ransom to Robert Duncan 1944: Dec. 6.

John Crowe Ransom to Robert Duncan 1945: Mar. 1.

John Crowe Ransom to Robert Duncan 1957: Aug. 14.

1957: Aug. 23.

1957: Sept. 23.

Robert Duncan to Henry Wenning 1967: Nov. 9.

Add 1978: Aug. 2:

Add 1981: Sept 29,

1964

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Ransom , John Crowe , 1888- , American author , editor.
Title: John Crowe Ransom Collection
Identification: VMF136[Accession: 889 949 1533]

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Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

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Administrative Information

Sources

Purchase, 1965 and 1968. Gift of Henry Wenning.

Processed: August, 1969.

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John Crowe Ransom to Weldon Kees, 1939: Oct. 25. (1 item (1 p.) TLS)

Discusses several poems by Kees being considered for publication in The Kenyon Review.

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John Crowe Ransom to Robert Duncan, 1944: Oct. 26. (1 item (1 p.): TLS)

Declining to publish The African elegy, a poem by Duncan, which had previously been accepted by The Kenyon Review, after Ransom became aware of its references to homosexuality.

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Robert Duncan to John Crowe Ransom, [1944: Nov.] (1 item (3 pp.): TL)

Ts. and ms. draft of a letter from Robert Duncan to John Crowe Ransom, defending the publication of The African elegy on the basis of the poet's right to use his experience as the matter of his poetry and appealing to the right of free speech.

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John Crowe Ransom to Robert Duncan, 1944: Dec. 6. (1 item (2 pp.): TLS)

Ts. letter signed, from John Crowe Ransom to Robert Duncan, further explaining his rejection of The African elegy, and disagreeing that it ought to be printed on the basis of the right of free speech.

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John Crowe Ransom to Robert Duncan, 1945: Mar. 1. (1 item (1 p.): TLS)

Ts. letter signed, from , refusing to consider publication of the Ransom-Duncan correspondence on the subject of homosexuality and poetry.

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John Crowe Ransom to Robert Duncan, 1957: Aug. 14. (1 item (1 p.): TLS)

Ts. letter signed, from John Crowe Ransom to Robert Duncan, rejecting "this verse of yours" for publication in The Kenyon Review.

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, 1957: Aug. 23. (1 item (1 p.): TLS)

Ts. letter signed, from John Crowe Ransom to Robert Duncan, further explaining his rejection of Duncan's (and much other contemporary) poetry.

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, 1957: Sept. 23. (1 item (1 p.): ALS)

Autograph letter signed, from John Crowe Ransom to Robert Duncan, thanking him for his recent note and rejecting another of Duncan's poems, "Mother Noah."

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Robert Duncan to Henry Wenning, 1967: Nov. 9. (1 item (2 pp.): ALS)

Autograph letter signed, from Robert Duncan to Henry Wenning, explaining the group of Ransom-Duncan correspondence.

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Add , 1978: Aug. 2:

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Duncan, Robert Edward. The homosexual in society [essay]., 1944: Aug.
Photocopy of article printed in Politics.

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Add , 1981: Sept 29, (1 item.)

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Robert Duncan to George Leite, (1 item (1p.) TLS)
Regarding correspondence with John Crow Ransom

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, 1964 (1 item)

Collection consists of one ALS from John Crowe Ransom to Evalyn Bloodworth, May 12, 1964.

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