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PHILIP BARRY PAPERS
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Box: 1 Fold: 1 Atchley, Dana W. - Correspondence
Date: March 1943

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 ALS from Dana Atchley, friend of PB and ESB. Reference to death of Stephen Vincent Benet. Includes ALS from Bill Atchley.

Box: 1 Fold: 2 Atchley, Dana W. - Article: "Family Doctor - 1900"
Publication date: 3/31/1951

DESCRIPTION: Contains copies of an article by Dr. Atchley published in "The New Yorker," entitled, "Family Doctor - 1900."

Box: 1 Fold: 3 Babbitt, Theodore - Correspondence
Date: 4/13/1939

DESCRIPTION: Consists of TLS, 2 pp. from PB's former Yale room-mate and friend Ted Babbitt. The latter apparently introduced ESB to PB. Refers to the success of "Philadelphia Story," as well as to PB possibly presenting some of his manuscripts to Yale.

Box: 1 Fold: 4 Baker, George Pierce - Correspondence
Date: 11/12/1934

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS + envelope from Professor Baker to PB with reference to employment for a young actor, Joseph Curtin. In the same letter, Curtin adds an ANS to PB introducing himself.

@ In September 1919, PB, having just received his B.A. from Yale University, enrolled in Baker's 47 Workshop at Harvard. "Unquestionably the most influential workshop for young playwrights of the time, the class sent forth a large number of artists that sustained the American dramatic field for decades. Barry was encouraged by Baker, who recognized his potential and set a firm standard of excellence" (Dictionary of Literary Biography, vol. 7).

Box: 1 Fold: 5 Barry, Agnes Mary - Correspondence to Philip Barry
Datespan: 7/5/33-9/7/35

DESCRIPTION: Contains 9 ALS + envelopes from PB's sister written to PB. References to death of their older brother, Edmund Henry Barry (died 11/27/1934; see ALS 11/27/34).

@ Of Mother Agnes, Brendan Gill wrote in the biographical introduction to his book, "States of Grace - Eight Plays by Philip Barry": "Agnes was a delicate, appealing child, drawn early to books. Devout daughter of a devout mother, in her late teens she took her vows as a nun in the Order of the Sacred Heart, rose to a high place in the Order, and today, at eighty-two, is still ardently teaching near Washington, D.C." (Gill, p.9).

Box: 1 Fold: 6 Barry, Agnes Mary - Correspondence w/ Robert Anderson Gaines
Datespan: 1/10/72-6/12/72

DESCRIPTION: Contains 1 ALS from Agnes Barry to Gaines, a doctoral student writing his dissertation on PB. Includes 3 ALS + envelopes from Gaines.

Box: 1 Fold: 7 Barry, Agnes Mary - Correspondence to David Mays
Datespan: 11/17/70-1/15/71

DESCRIPTION: Contains 1 ALS to David Mays, associate professor at Florida Technological University, Orlando, Fla., interested in writing a biography on PB. Includes 3 TLS + envelopes from Mays.

Box: 1 Fold: 8 Barry, Edmund Henry - Correspondence
Datespan: 7/9/32-11/13/34

DESCRIPTION: Contains 4 ALS, 3 TLS + envelopes from PB's older brother. References to family matters including the High School graduation of Edmund's son, Bob, and the birth of PB's daughter Mary Ellen (who died within a year). Other concerns relate to the building company owned by James C. Barry, their father, and continued by Edmund and James C. Barry, Jr. Also, references to several of PB's plays including "The Animal Kingdom," "The Joyous Season," and "Bright Star."

Box: 1 Fold: 9 Barry, James C., Jr. - Correspondence
Datespan: 11/27/34-12/27/48

DESCRIPTION: Contains 3 ALS + envelopes from PB's brother to PB. Refers to the heart attack and death of their older brother Edmund Henry. Refers also to some of PB's plays: the favorable reception of PB's latest play, "Bright Star"; the completion and prospective productions of "Figure of a Girl" (originally an adaptation of Pierre Aumont's "L'Empereur de Chine," entitled, "My Name is Aquilon,"), and "The Second Threshold."

Box: 1 Fold: 10 Benet, Rosemary - Correspondence
Date: March 1941

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 ALS + envelopes from Rosemary Benet, wife of Stephen Vincent Benet.

Box: 1 Fold: 11 Benet, Stephen Vincent - Correspondence
Datespan: 12/22/32-7/7/41

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 ALS + envelopes; 1 ALS undated from Benet to PB.

Box: 1 Fold: 12 Benet, Stephen Vincent - Correspondence
Undated; c.1930-1939

DESCRIPTION: Contains 5 TLS + 1 TMsS of a poem by Benet. The latter was apparently sent to PB when his play, "Here Come the Clowns," received bad notices from the critics. The poem was published in "Selected Letters of Stephen Vincent Benet," edited by Charles A. Fenton. Benet's correspondence is primarily in response to the theme of PB's latest play, "Here Come the Clowns," and includes much interesting and literary commentary on the "wars in Heaven" between good and evil. Also, references to "The Philadelphia Story," as well as the prospective production of Benet's own play, "The Devil and Daniel Webster."

Box: 1 Fold: 13 Benet, Stephen Vincent - Telegrams
Dates: c. 2/1931 - 3/1931

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 telegrams from Benet and his wife Rosemary. Includes regards to Katherine Hepburn and her sister Peg.

Box: 1 Fold: 14 Benet, Stephen Vincent - Correspondence to Philip Barry (Copies)
Datespan: c.1930-1939

DESCRIPTION: Contains copies of correspondence from Benet to PB (includes xerox copies and carbons of typed transcriptions). Many of the originals have been included in the preceding folders of Benet correspondence. Includes ANS to ESB from Charles Fenton, editor of "Selected Letters of Stephen Vincent Benet" (Yale University Press, 1960).

Box: 1 Fold: 15 Benet, Stephen Vincent - Related material
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains typed transcript of a letter written by PB to the Saturday Review of Literature concerning one of his last conversations with Benet before the latter's death. The topic was half-jestingly, an appropriate epitaph for Benet.

Box: 1 Fold: 16 Benet, Stephen Vincent - Manuscript
Date: 6/19/49

DESCRIPTION: Contains AMs of a poem written for PB, dated June 18, 1949, beginning: "Dear Phil, Here Come the Clowns to toast you..."

Box: 1 Fold: 17 Benet, Stephen Vincent - Manuscripts
Postmarked 7/15/35

DESCRIPTION: Contains ANS + envelope from Benet enclosing 3 pp. of AMss of verse.

Box: 1 Fold: 18 Benet, Stephen Vincent - "The Devil and Daniel Webster" (Galleys)
Copyrighted 1938/1939

DESCRIPTION: Contains complete galley proofs for Benet's one-act opera. Dedicated to PB and ESB with autograph inscription by Benet.

Box: 1 Fold: 19 Benet, Stephen Vincent - Article on
Published November 1942

DESCRIPTION: Contains an issue of "House & Garden" magazine containing an article on the Benet family home (pp.36-37). Pictures included.

Box: 1 Fold: 20 Bregy, Katherine - Correspondence
Datespan: 5/31/41-6/13/41

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS + envelope from Catholic author Katherine Bregy to PB concerning his plays - mentions "Liberty Jones," and "Here Come the Clowns." Includes enclosed article by Bregy on PB entitled, "Philip Barry, Paradox and Poet" (clipping from "America" magazine, May 31, 1941).

Box: 1 Fold: 21 Bullitt, William C. - Correspondence
Date: 4/12/43

DESCRIPTION: Contains brief TLS + envelope from Bullitt, US ambassador to the USSR (1933-36) and to France (1936-40).

@ "Dear Ellen and Phil: You are nice. Carnegies or Owls or Bullitts - you are kind to them all."

Box: 1 Fold: 22 Clune, Henry W. - Correspondence
Date: 3/7/40

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS, 2pp., + envelope from writer Henry W. Clune to PB.

@ "Here Come the Clowns" tunred up in this morning's mail, and I am enormously pleased to have both the book and inscription on the fly-leaf."

Box: 1 Fold: 23 Cushing, Tom - Correspondence
Datespan: 8/2/33-8/26/34

DESCRIPTION: Contains 4 TLS, 2 ALS + envelopes from playwright Tom Cushing to PB concerning the former's plays. Includes TL carbon from PB to Cushing (torn). Also includes 1 ALS from Theresa Helburn of the Theatre Guild, Inc., to whom PB had sent one of Cushing's scripts, entitled, "The Old Adam."

Box: 1 Fold: 24 Dana, H.W.L. - Correspondence
Date: 1/3/39

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS + envelope to PB with lengthy commentary on "Here Come the Clowns":

@ "The last day of the year I saw "Here Come the Clowns."...It seemed to me so good that I could not help feeling terribly sorry that it was not better..."

@ Includes enclosed printed order form for Dana's latest book, "Handbook on Soviet Drama."

Box: 1 Fold: 25 Feade, Tina - Correspondence
Datespan: 6/14/34-12/13/34

DESCRIPTION: Contains 3 ALS + envelopes from Feade to PB.

Box: 1 Fold: 26 Ford, Edsel - Correspondence
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS + envelope from writer Edsel Ford to PB: "Dear Philip: Many thanks for the copy of "White Wings" which I am sure I will enjoy. The subject brings to mind a great many situations in the early days of the industry of which I am sure would bear writing about."

Box: 1 Fold: 27 Foster, Elizabeth & Max - Correspondence
Undated: c. February 1934

DESCRIPTION: Contains 1 ALS, 2 pp. + 2 postmarked envelopes to PB.

Box: 1 Fold: 28 Gill, Brendan - Photograph
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains color photograph of Brendan Gill, author of "States of Grace - Eight Plays by Philip Barry" (1975).

Box: 1 Fold: 29 Gish, Lillian - Correspondence
Date: 5/23/1934

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS + envelope from Gish who starred in "The Joyous Season" when it opened at the Belasco Theatre in New York on January 29, 1934.

@ "Dear Phil: A thousand thanks for the lovely copy of "The Joyous Season." And it will always be for me just that, in all its associations, except time. If only it could have lasted longer."

Box: 1 Fold: 30 Hadley, Morris - Correspondence
Date: 8/21/33

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS, 2 pp., + envelope from the writer Morris Hadley (1894-1979) to PB.

Box: 2 Fold: 1 Hepburn, Katherine - Correspondence
Datespan: 9/7/42-12/30/42

DESCRIPTION: Contains 1 ALS, 7pp., written to ESB. Concerns the filming of PB's play, "Without Love." Includes lengthy inquiry concerning the possibility of a holiday in Hobe Sound for Spencer Tracy who "is a wreck & cannot sleep & is feeling as though he might go mad..."

@ 1 TL carbon, written to Theresa Helburn, Lawrence Langner, and PB. Hepburn presents her reasons for withdrawing from "Without Love." (with postmarked envelope 9/7/1942)

@ 1 ACS + envelope to PB and ESB.

Box: 2 Fold: 2 Hepburn, Katherine - Telegrams about
Datespan: 1/19/43-1/22/43

DESCRIPTION: Contains 4 telegrams from Theresa Helburn, Lawrence Langner, and Harold (Freedman of Brandt & Brandt) concerning Katherine Hepburn's departure from "Without Love." Reference also to Jane Wyatt.

Box: 2 Fold: 3 Hepburn, Katherine - Contract: "Philadelphia Story"
Date: 1/16/39

DESCRIPTION: Contains original typed contract signed between PB, ESB, and Katherine Hepburn regarding motion picture rights for "Philadelphia Story."

Box: 2 Fold: 4 Hepburn, Katherine - Contract: "Philadelphia Story" (copy)
Date: 1/16/39

DESCRIPTION: Contains photostat copy of Folder 2:3.

Box: 2 Fold: 5 Hepburn, Katherine - Photograph
Undated

DESCRIPTION: Contains b/w photograph.

Box: 2 Fold: 6 Hepburn, Katherine - Newsclippings about
Datespan: c.1930-75

DESCRIPTION: Contains newsclippings about Hepburn. One, a Washington Post interview (1975); the other, an article from "Good Housekeeping" showing scenes from the early days of the Theatre Guild.

Box: 2 Fold: 7 Hepburn, Katherine - Programs
c.1942-80

DESCRIPTION: Contains programs for "Without Love," and for the musical, "Coco," both starring Katherine Hepburn. The former program includes profiles on PB, Theresa Helburn, Robert E. Jones, Elliott Nugent, Lawrence Langner, and Robert Sinclair.

Box: 2 Fold: 8 Lovett, Robert - Correspondence
Datespan: 9/6/39-5/19/50

DESCRIPTION: Contains 7 TLS + envelopes and various financial statements concerning the Barrys' assets and Hobe Sound, Fla., property. Lovett was an old Yale friend, a former US under-secretary of state, and at the time of correspondence, a financial investor and advisor. Included, is cover from Time magazine with a picture of Lovett (issue of 3/29/48).

Box: 2 Fold: 9 Lovett, Adele - Correspondence
Datespan: 2/24/34-1/5/51

DESCRIPTION: Contains 4 ALS from Mrs. Robert Lovett to PB and ESB.



Box: 2 Fold: 10 Lunt, Alfred - Correspondence
Date: 1940

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS + envelope to PB.



Box: 2 Fold: 11 McClain, John - Correspondence
Date: 6/26/41

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS + envelope from McClain to PB.

Box: 2 Fold: 12 Mankiewicz, Joseph L. - Correspondence
Date: 3/13/41

DESCRIPTION: Contains TLS + envelope to PB and ESB from the screen-writer and film director famous for such films as "The Philadelphia Story" (1940), and "All About Eve" (1951).

Box: 2 Fold: 13 Murphy, Gerald - Correspondence
Datespan: 6/21/50-11/14/52

DESCRIPTION: Contains 4 ACS postcards, 1 ALS xerox to ESB. Includes xerox copy of TMs by Gerald Murphy. The Murphys were neighbours of the Barrys in France.

@ Includes ALS + envelope from Sara Murphy to ESB, postmarked 11/24/50.

Box: 2 Fold: 14 O'Hara, John - Correspondence
Datespan: 2/16/34-11/10/49

DESCRIPTION: Contains 3 TLS + envelopes from the writer and friend of PB. Comments on "The Joyous Season," and on reading "Second Threshold." Particularly TLS dated 11/10/49, 4 pp., O'Hara comments at length on the relationship between PB's character Josiah Bolton and James V. Forrestal, a mutual friend of his and PB's.

Box: 2 Fold: 15 Reed, Joseph Verner - Correspondence
Dates: 4/10/41; 8/22/41

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS, TLS + envelopes from Reed (1902-73). Comments on a script (unnamed in letter) that PB sent him to read; and recommending a young woman he knows for employment by PB.

Box: 2 Fold: 16 Robinson, Lenox - Photograph
c.1923-51

DESCRIPTION: Contains b/w photograph of the Irish playwright taken in the garden of the Villa Lorenzo, Cannes. The villa had been a gift from ESB's father, Lorenzo Semple. The Barrys owned the villa from 1923 to 1951 (cf. Gill, p.36).

@ ANS from Robinson on the reverse of the photograph.

Box: 2 Fold: 17 Scott, Hope and Edgar - Newsclippings
Dates: April 1984

DESCRIPTION: Contains newsclipping articles about Hope Scott's eightieth birthday celebration. Her husband Edgar Scott was a Yale colleague of PB's. Mrs. Scott was apparently the inspiration for the character of Tracy Lord in PB's "Philadelphia Story."

@ These clippings were sent to ESB by H. Gates Lloyd; ALS + envelope included.

Box: 2 Fold: 18 Sheldon, Edward - Telegram
Date: 1/16/39

DESCRIPTION: Contains telegram from Edward Sheldon (1886-1946), in praise of "War in Heaven."

Box: 2 Fold: 19 Sherwood, Robert - Correspondence
Datespan: 9/21/50-10/16/50

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 TLS carbons, 1 TLS original from Sherwood, a noted drama critic and former associate editor of "Life" magazine. The letters refer to the production of "Second Threshold," and Clive Brook.

Box: 2 Fold: 20 Sinclair, Robert - Correspondence
Date: 11/19/1948

DESCRIPTION: Contains 1 TLS to PB and 1 TLS to Theresa Helburn signed, "Bob" - most probably, Robert Sinclair, who directed "Phildalphia Story," and "Without Love" for the Theatre Guild. This correspondence concerns staging and casting of "My Name is Aquilon." Includes 2 carbon copies concerning the play, "Memo on changes in script discussed Sunday, which would omit the Toto scene."

Box: 2 Fold: 21 Sullivan, Frank - Correspondence
Date: 1/25/74

DESCRIPTION: Contains ALS + envelope to ESB.

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