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JOHN L. BROWN PAPERS
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Box: 1 Fold: 1 German Arciniegas
Letter dated: October 8, 1962

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS from German Arciniegas (1900- ) to John L. Brown, in Italian, on letterhead from the Colombian embassy in Rome.

Box: 1 Fold: 2 Kay Boyle
Letter dated: February 6, 1963

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS + envelope from Kay Boyle (1902-1992) to John L. Brown: "Thank you for your words of welcome..." Includes reference to their first meeting in liberated France of 1946.

Box: 1 Fold: 3 Sylvia Beach
Letters dated: 1/20/1958 & 1/22/1958

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS (1/20/1958) from Sylvia Beach (1887-1962) to John L. Brown re preparing a talk on the publication by Shakespeare and Company of James Joyce's "Ulysses," and conflicting interest with a chapter on Joyce in the forthcoming publication of her memoirs. Includes typed carbon reply from Brown (1/22/1958): "...of course, as I explained to you...you were free to talk about any subject you liked. Even the printed title in the program did not oblige you to talk about Joyce -- it could have very legitimately treated your memories of French writers you knew at the period when Shakespeare and Co. published "Ulysses." And this subject would have pleased our public just as much as a talk about Joyce..."

Box: 1 Fold: 4 Sylvia Beach
Letter(s) dated: 1/23/1958 & 1/26/1958

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS (1/23/1958) from Sylvia Beach to John L. Brown re rescheduling her talk in Brussels. Reference also to seeing the gravesite of Emile Verhaeren (1855-1916) with thanks to Brown for arranging the visit. Includes typed carbon reply (1/26/1958) from Brown.

Box: 1 Fold: 5 Brassai (Gyula Halasz)
c.New Year's 1963

DESCRIPTION: Black-and-white photograph of Eiffel Tower(?) by Brassai (1899-1984), inscribed to his wife Gilberte-Mercedes Boyer, with New Year's wishes for 1963.

Box: 1 Fold: 6 Brassai (Gyula Halasz) - Newspaper clippings about
October to November 1960

DESCRIPTION: Contain clippings of articles about Brassai from French newspapers. Includes autograph card from Ursula Hatje to unidentified man (in French) presenting her regrets at not being able to accept an invitation.

Box: 1 Fold: 7 David K. Bruce
Letter dated: February 2, 1962

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS + envelope from David K. Bruce to John Brown.

Box: 1 Fold: 8 Marguerite Caetani
Letter date incomplete: December 23, 19?

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS + envelope (postmark torn away) from Marguerite Caetani to John Brown. Includes reference to Allen Tate.

Box: 1 Fold: 9 Jean Carrive
Letter dated: December 27, 1956

DESCRIPTION: 1 ACS postcard from Jean Carrive (in French) to John L. Brown.

Box: 1 Fold: 10 Gilbert Cesbron
undated

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Gilbert Cesbron (1913- ) to John L. Brown (in French).

Box: 1 Fold: 11 Dr. Michel Chrestien
Postmarked 4/27/1960

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS + envelope (in French) from Dr. Michel Chrestien to John Brown.

Box: 1 Fold: 12 Marie Clews
Letter dated: March 7, 1959

DESCRIPTION: 1 ACS postcard from Marie Clews to John Brown.

Box: 1 Fold: 12.1 Henry Steele Commager
Letter dated: August 23, 1962

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS from historian and educator Henry Steele Commager to John L. Brown. Signed "Felix." Writing from his teaching post at Cambridge University, England. Reference to attending a conference of the European American Studies Association held that week at Cambridge and meeting Jean Baptiste Duroselle (1917- ). Reference also to author Dorothea Krook and the recent publication of her book on Henry James, "The Ordeal of consciousness in Henry James," (Cambridge University Press, 1962).

Box: 1 Fold: 13 John Dos Passos
Letter dated: January 2, 1946

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS + envelope from John Dos Passos (1896-1970) to John L. Brown with reference to the publication of his work in French translation.

Box: 1 Fold: 14 John Dos Passos
Letters dated: 5/17/1946 & 6/21/1946

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from John Dos Passos to John L. Brown. Includes typed carbon reply from Brown with references to Adrienne Mennier and to Sylvia Beach.

Box: 1 Fold: 15 Pierre-Louis Flouquet
Letter dated: August 11, 1959

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS + envelope from Pierre-Louis Flouquet to John Brown with reference to the Biennales Internationales de Poesie in Brussels.

Box: 1 Fold: 16 Anne Fremantle
Letter dated: January 30, 1966

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS from Anne Fremantle to John L. Brown.

Box: 1 Fold: 17 Anne Fremantle
Letter dated: February 22, 1966

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS + envelope from Anne Fremantle to John L. Brown.

Box: 1 Fold: 18 Michel de Ghelderode
Letter dated: June 3, 1956

DESCRIPTION: 1 ACS postcard from Michel de Ghelderode (1898-1962) to John Brown.

Box: 1 Fold: 18.1 Robert Goffin
Letter dated: December 27, 1965

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS + postmarked envelope from poet Robert Goffin (1898- ) to John L. Brown (in French). Reference to reading Yeats with interest. Also invites Brown to write the preface to his new book tentatively entitled, "Robert Goffin, Poete du Jazz et de l'Amerique."

Box: 1 Fold: 19 Julian Green
Letter dated: July 29, 1952

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS + postmarked envelope from Julian Green (1900- ) to John L. Brown (in French).

Box: 1 Fold: 20 Paul Horgan
Letter dated: June 15, 1966

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS + postmarked envelope from Paul Horgan (1903- ) to John Brown. Reference to Anne Fremantle.

Box: 1 Fold: 21 Buffie Johnson & Gerald Sykes
Letters dated: 12/14/1960 & 2/14/1966

DESCRIPTION: 2 ALS + postmarked envelopes from Buffie Johnson to John Brown. Letter postmarked 12/14/1960 includes ANS from Gerald Sykes.

Box: 1 Fold: 22 Alfred Knopf
Letter dated: November 21, 1962

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS from Alfred Knopf, publisher, to John Brown. On letterhead stationery of Alfred A. Knopf Incorporated.

Box: 1 Fold: 23 Jacques Maritain
Letter dated: December 23, 1951

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS + postmarked envelope from Jacques Maritain to John Brown.

Box: 1 Fold: 24 Jacques Maritain
Letter dated: July 23, 1952

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS + postmarked envelope (in French) from Jacques Maritain to John Brown.

Box: 1 Fold: 25 Carson McCullers
Letters dated: 5/1/1946 & 5/11/1946

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS from Carson McCullers (1917-1967) to John L. Brown with reference to the French translation of her works. Includes typed carbon reply from John Brown (5/11/1946).

Box: 1 Fold: 26 Lilian MacKendrick
Letter dated: September 5, 1964

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS + postmarked envelope from Lilian MacKendrick to John L. Brown. Stationery bears original ink drawing by MacKendrick.

Box: 1 Fold: 27 Henri Michaux
June 1951

DESCRIPTION: Printed notice of an exhibition of works by Henri Michaux (1899-1984) at the Galerie Rive Gauche, Paris, June 21, 1951. Includes postmarked envelope addressed to John Brown and family.

Box: 1 Fold: 28 Darius Milhaud
undated

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS + envelope (not postmarked) from Darius Milhaud (1892-1974) to John Brown.

Box: 1 Fold: 29 Marianne Moore
Letter dated: August 25, 1962

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS + postmarked envelope from Marianne Moore (1887-1972) to John L. Brown and family.

Box: 1 Fold: 30 Marianne Moore
Postmarked July 12, 1963

DESCRIPTION: 1 ACS with postmarked envelope from Marianne Moore to John L. Brown.

Box: 1 Fold: 31 Marianne Moore
Letter dated: July 25, 1963

DESCRIPTION: 1 ACS + postmarked envelope from Marianne Moore to John L. Brown.

Box: 1 Fold: 32 Marianne Moore
Letter dated: August 16, 1963

DESCRIPTION: 1 ACS postcard to John B. Brown from Marianne Moore.

Box: 2 Fold: 1 Pierre Nothomb
Letter dated: May 26, 1958

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS from Pierre Nothomb (1887-1966) to John L. Brown (in French).

Box: 2 Fold: 2 Justin O'Brien
Letter dated: December 3, 1961

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS + postmarked envelope from Justin O'Brien (1906-1968) to John L. Brown.

Box: 2 Fold: 3 Katherine Anne Porter
Letter dated: June 17, 1962

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS + postmarked envelope from Katherine Anne Porter (1890-1980) to Simone Brown. Total 3 pages.

Box: 2 Fold: 4 Katherine Anne Porter
Letter dated: May 4, 1964

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS + postmarked envelope from Katherine Anne Porter to John L. Brown.

Box: 2 Fold: 5 Katherine Anne Porter (Photograph)
Easter 1963

DESCRIPTION: Color photograph of Katherine Anne Porter with autograph note and initials: "Easter in Rome 1963 K.A.P."

Box: 2 Fold: 6 James Purdy
Letter dated: December 1, 1962

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS + postmarked envelope from James Purdy (1923- ) to John L. Brown. References to Purdy's works including, "Children is All," "63, Dream Palace," and "Color of Darkness: Eleven Stories and a Novella."

Box: 2 Fold: 7 James Purdy
Letter dated: December 29, 1962

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS + postmarked envelope from James Purdy to John L. Brown.

Box: 2 Fold: 8 James Purdy
Letter dated: January 3, 1963

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS + postmarked envelope from James Purdy to John L. Brown.

Box: 2 Fold: 9 James Purdy
Letter dated: January 17, 1963

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS + postmarked envelope from James Purdy to John L. Brown.

Box: 2 Fold: 9.1 Irene Rice-Perrera
Letter dated: March 30, 1967

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS + postmarked envelope from painter Irene Rice-Perrera to John L. Brown. Reference to her book on cosmology in Dante's work. Also reference to a work by Brown entitled, "Formal Logic of the Infinite."

Box: 2 Fold: 10 Hans Richter
Letter dated: October 2, 1962

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from artist and writer Hans Richter (1888-1976) to John L. Brown.

Box: 2 Fold: 11 Hans Richter
Postmarks 1959-1963

DESCRIPTION: 4 ACS postcards from Hans Richter and wife Fridel. Postmarked as follows:

@ 1. August 19, 1959

@ 2. March 9, 1963

@ 3. May 6, 1963

@ 4. June 24, 1963



Box: 2 Fold: 12 Giovanni Scheiwiller
Letter dated: March 23, 1961

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS + postmarked envelope from art writer and publisher Giovanni Scheiwiller (1899- ) to John L. Brown. References to Ezra Pound and T.S. Eliot. (In Italian.)

Box: 2 Fold: 13 Marcelle Sibon
Letter dated: March 2, 1960

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS + postmarked envelope from Marcelle Sibon (in French) to John L. Brown.

Box: 2 Fold: 14 Wallace Stevens
Letter dated: February 27, 1953

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS from Wallace Stevens (1879-1955) to John L. Brown written on letterhead for the Hartford Accident and Indemnity Company in Connecticut.

Box: 2 Fold: 15 Dorothea Tanning
c.1959

DESCRIPTION: Printed card announcing a book by Rene Crevel entitled, "Accueil," illustrated by Dorothea Tanning. Includes autograph note signed by Tanning to John Brown, written on the card.

Box: 2 Fold: 16 Allen Tate
Letter dated: November 23, 1962

DESCRIPTION: 1 ACS postcard from Allen Tate (1899-1979) to John L. Brown.

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