Finding-Aid for the Allen Tate Letters (VMF166)


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Collection Outline

Allen Tate to Prof. Fred Millett 1944: Aug. 12.

Papers 1963-1964

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Tate , Allen , 1899- , American author , editor.
Title: Allen Tate Letters
Identification: VMF166[Accession: 1006.]

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Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

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Administrative Information

Sources

Laid in Tate, Reason and madness, G.P. Putnam & Sons, ca. 1941.

Processed: September, 1969.

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Box/folder
9/TateA (1006)

Allen Tate to Prof. Fred Millett, 1944: Aug. 12. (T.L.S., 1 p. 1 item.)

Ts. letter signed, from Allen Tate to Prof. Fred Millett, authorizing him to quote from Tate's review of New methods for the study of literature by Edith Rickert.

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9/Tate

Papers, 1963-1964 (4 items)

Allen Tate to Henry Wenning 1963: December 24. 1 item (1 p.). Encloses payment for copy of Chills and Fever [collection of poems] by John Crowe Ransom (Knopf, 1924) and explains origin of tipped-in title page of White Buildings [collection of poems] by Hart Crane (Boni & Liveright, 1926) for which he had provided a Foreword. The first issue had misspelled Tate’s name on the title page: Allan. A corrected title page was tipped-in all subsequent copies. Comments upon scarcity of few first issue copies and relates that he has given his own copy to Peggy Baird, first wife of Malcolm Cowley, for her Hart Crane Collection, purchased by the University of Texas. 1964: January 8. 1 item (2 pp.): TL [carbon]. Reports that his copy of Chills and Fever was no longer available. Thanks him for information concerning first issue of White Buildings and comments further upon extreme scarcity of book without corrected title page. Comments upon state of George Marion O’Donnell’s correspondence which is in hands of an heir. Allen Tate to Henry Wenning 1964: June 6. 1 item (1 p.). Requests copy of Chills and Fever. Relates that his own copy of Mr. Pope [collection of poems] (Minton, Balch & Company, 1928) has a tipped in sheet for Ode. Henry Wenning to Allen Tate 1964: June 9. 1 item (1 p.) TL [carbon]. Thanks him for purchasing copy of Chills and Fever and thanks him for the information sent on Mr. Pope.
This collection has been boxed with other collections in ten boxes stored at locations B-7-6 and B-7-7. Within the boxes, the collections are arranged sequentially by collection number, and then by folder.

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