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JOHN L. BROWN PAPERS II
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Box: 2 Fold: 62 Robert Littell
11/30/1953

DESCRIPTION: TLS (11/30/1953) from Robert Littell, roving editor, "Reader's Digest," to John L. Brown.

Box: 2 Fold: 63 Mary Pillsbury Lord
1957

DESCRIPTION: 3 TLS from Mary Pillsbury Lord (Mrs. Oswald B. Lord) to John L. Brown. Includes publication announcement card for "Exit Backward, Bowing," by Oswald B. Lord, inscribed and signed by Mary Pillsbury Lord.

Box: 2 Fold: 64 Carson McCullers
1946

DESCRIPTION: TLS (10/20/1946, 2 pages/2 leaves) from writer Carson McCullers (1917-67) to John L. Brown. Includes typed carbon from Brown (10/29/1946). Reference to a recent visit by McCullers to New York.

Box: 2 Fold: 65 Carson McCullers
1947

DESCRIPTION: TLS (undated, 2 pages/2 leaves) from writer Carson McCullers (1917-67) to John L. Brown. Includes typed carbon from Brown (10/1/1947). Reference to McCullers' new address in Paris.

Box: 2 Fold: 66 Carson McCullers
1949

DESCRIPTION: ALS (undated, 8 pages/4 leaves) from writer Carson McCullers (1917-67) to John L. Brown. Includes TLS (undated, 1 page) from McCullers' husband Reeves McCullers. Also includes typed carbon from Brown (11/13/1949). Reference to McCullers' play "The Member of the Wedding."

Box: 2 Fold: 67 Carson McCullers
1950

DESCRIPTION: TLS (1/30/1950, 2 page/1 leaf) from Reeves McCullers, husband of writer Carson McCullers (1917-67) to John L. Brown. Includes clipping of review (illustrated with b/w photographs) of McCullers' play, "The Member of the Wedding." Also includes typed carbons from Brown (4/19/1950 & 8/10/1950).

Box: 2 Fold: 68 Carson McCullers
1953

DESCRIPTION: ALS (undated, 3 pages/2 leaves) from writer Carson McCullers (1917-67) to John L. Brown. Includes typed carbon from Brown (11/14/1953). Reference to Brown's resignation and departure from post in Paris.

Box: 2 Fold: 69 Carson McCullers
1954

DESCRIPTION: TLS (6/6/1954 w/ envelope, 1 page) from writer Carson McCullers (1917-67) to John L. Brown. Includes typed carbon from Brown (7/30/1954). Reference to Brown's travels in Italy.

Box: 2 Fold: 70 Carson McCullers
1955

DESCRIPTION: ALS (postmarked 2/5/1955 w/ envelope, 3 pages/3 leaves) from writer Carson McCullers (1917-67) to John L. Brown. Includes typed carbon from Brown (3/5/1955). Reference to Gabriela Mistral's efforts to nominate McCullers for a Nobel Prize.

Box: 2 Fold: 71 Claude Edmonde Magny
1945

DESCRIPTION: ALS (8/28/1945, 2 pages/1 leaf) from French literary critic, Claude Edmonde Magny to John L. Brown. Includes typed carbon from Brown (9/8/1945). Reference to possibility of Magny visiting New York to speak about women in the French resistance.

Box: 2 Fold: 72 Alexander Makinsky
1964

DESCRIPTION: TLS (10/5/1964) from Prince Alexander Makinsky, vice president, Coca Cola Export Corporation, New York. Includes typed carbon(s) from Brown (10/9/1964). Reference to Brown's assignment to Mexico.

Box: 2 Fold: 73 Andre Malraux
1946

DESCRIPTION: TLS (6/28/1946, 1 page) from French author Andre Malraux (1901-76) to John L. Brown. Includes typed carbon(s) from Brown (7/16/1946). Reference to publication possibilities of Malraux's works in U.S.

Box: 2 Fold: 74 Jacques Maritain
1947

DESCRIPTION: TLS (6/17/1947, 3 pages/3 leaves) from Jacques Maritain to John L. Brown. Includes typed carbon(s) from Brown (8/30/1947). Reference to invitation to Maritain from Elliott Coleman to lecture on Dante. Brown includes news of Michel and Ida Rappaport.

Box: 2 Fold: 75 Jacques Maritain
19/8/1944

DESCRIPTION: ALS (10/8/1944 w/ envelope, 3 pages/2 leaves) from French author and philosopher Jacques Maritain (1882-1973) to John L. Brown. Reference to Eveline Garnier and to Bella Chagall.

Box: 2 Fold: 76 Jacques Maritain
6/19/1948

DESCRIPTION: Typed carbon from John L. Brown to Jacques Maritain (6/19/1948). Reference to Maritain's prospective teaching position at Princeton University, and to mutual acquaintances David K.E. Bruce, Marc Chagall, and Michel and Ida Rappaport.

Box: 2 Fold: 77 Jacques Maritain
c.1944

DESCRIPTION: ALS (undated, 1 page) from Jacques Maritain to John L. Brown. Reference to attached ALS (12/18/1944) from the lawyer of the mother of Michel Rappaport.

Box: 2 Fold: 78 John Marshall
1946

DESCRIPTION: 2 TLS (5/24/1946, 4/28/1946) from John Marshall, associate director, Rockefeller Foundation, New York, to John L. Brown. Reference to article by Brown, as well as to acquaintances Jean Bruller Vercors, Jean Paul Sartre, Georges Adam, Claude Levi-Strauss, Alexander Makinksky, and Lincoln Kirstein.

Box: 2 Fold: 79 John P.C. Matthews
1/23/1963

DESCRIPTION: TLS (1/23/1963) from John P.C. Matthews, director of programs, Foreign Policy Association, World Affairs Center, New York, to John L. Brown. Reference to publishing an address given by Brown in the "Foreign Service Journal."

Box: 2 Fold: 80 Augustin J. Maydieu
1962

DESCRIPTION: 2 ALS (postmarked 7/24/1962 w/ envelope, 2 pages/1 leaf; and undated, 1 page) from Augustin J. Maydieu (1900-55) to John L. Brown. Maydieu expresses appreciation for visit from Brown.

Box: 2 Fold: 81 Pierre Messiaen
1946-55

DESCRIPTION: 2 ALS (5/8/1946, 1 page; & 2/28/1955 w/ envelope, 1 page) from Pierre Messiaen, brother of composer Olivier Messiaen. Includes typed carbon(s) from Brown (5/10/1946). Reference to Julien Green.

Box: 2 Fold: 82 Darius Milhaud
1958

DESCRIPTION: ALS (5/7/1958, 1 page) from French composer Darius Milhaud (1892-1974) to John L. Brown (5/22/1958). Reference to possibility of inviting Queen Elizabeth II of England to attend a music festival in Aspen, Colorado.

Box: 2 Fold: 83 Marianne Moore
1/21/1963

DESCRIPTION: TLS (1/21/1963 w/ envelope, 1 page) from poet Marianne Moore (1887-1972) to John L. Brown. Reference to invitation from the latter.

Box: 2 Fold: 84 Marianne Moore
July 1963

DESCRIPTION: TLS (2/7/1963 w/ envelope, 1 page) from Marianne Moore to John L. Brown. Includes typed carbon(s) from Brown (7/4/1963 & 7/10/1963). Reference to publication of Brown's work, "Il gigantesco teatro" (1963), and to mutual acquaintances Lloyd and Loren Frankenburg, Harry Levin and George Weller, as well as to Moore's translation of the fables of Jean de La Fontaine.

Box: 2 Fold: 85 Albert-Gaston Morance
November 1949

DESCRIPTION: Typescript by John L. Brown on editor Albert-Gaston Morance (1904/5- ), son of art editor Albert Morance. Written for David K.E. Bruce, November 1949 (7 pages).

Box: 2 Fold: 86 Leonard W. Moss
1968

DESCRIPTION: TLS (10/28/1968) from Leonard W. Moss (1923-84), anthropologist and educator, to John L. Brown. Includes typed carbon(s) from Brown (11/7/1968). Reference to Moss's appointment in Rome as Fulbright-Hayes Senior Research Scholar in Anthropology.

Box: 2 Fold: 87 Renee Claudel Nantet
1989-91

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence from Renee Claudel Nantet, daughter of Paul Claudel, and leading member of the Societe Paul Claudel, Paris. Also, wife of French literary journalist Jacques Nantet.

ALS 1/11/1989 2 pages/1 leaf.

ALS 1/19/1989 w/ envelope, 2 pages/1 leaf.

ACS w/ envelope postmarked 6/15/1989.

ALS 8/9/1989 w/ envelope, 1 page.

ALS undated, 1 page, attached to autograph draft by John L. Brown (3/2/1991).

Box: 2 Fold: 88 Sigmund Neumann
1962

DESCRIPTION: Typed carbon (10/8/1962) from John L. Brown to educator Sigmund Neumann (1904-62) regarding the former's appointment as a fellow at the Center of Advanced Studies, Wesleyan University, Conn. Includes correspondence between Brown and the president of Wesleyan.

Box: 2 Fold: 89 Lucie Noel
1955-70

DESCRIPTION: 2 TLS (3/28/1955, 2 pages/1 leaf; & 4/8/1970, 2 pages/1 leaf w/ envelope) from Lucie Noel (1899-1972) to John L. Brown. Reference to Noel's translation of "Abbe Pierre and the Ragpickers of Emmaus" (a.k.a. "Les Chiffoniers d'Emmaus") by Boris Simon (1955).

Box: 2 Fold: 90 Dorothy Norman
1948

DESCRIPTION: TLS (4/7/1948, 2 pages/2 leaves) from Dorothy Norman (1905- ), writer and editor of "Twice a Year." Includes typed carbon(s) from Brown (4/8/1948). Reference to "Twice a Year."

Box: 2 Fold: 91 Justin O'Brien
1947

DESCRIPTION: 2 TLS (5/7/1947, 5/15/1947) from writer Justin O'Brien (1906-68) to John L. Brown. Includes typed carbon(s) from Brown (5/13/1947). Reference to Gaetan Picon and Andre Malraux.

Box: 2 Fold: 92 Austin Olney
1970

DESCRIPTION: Typed carbon from John L. Brown to Austin Olney (1922- ), editor-in-chief, Houghton Mifflin publishers. Reference by Brown to various writing and teaching activities.

Box: 2 Fold: 93 Rev. Walter J. Ong
1954-68

DESCRIPTION: 4 TLS (3/30/1954, 5/31/1954, 6/28/1961, 1/6/1968) from Rev. Walter J. Ong, S.J., to John L. Brown. Includes clipping of reviews of Fr. Ong's book, "Frontiers in American Catholicism" (1957). Includes typed carbon(s) from Brown. Reference also to Albert Guerard and to Pierre Emmanuel.

Box: 3 Fold: 1 Charles A. Pearce
1947

DESCRIPTION: TLS (2/26/1947) from publisher Charles A. Pearce (1906-70) to John L. Brown. Includes typed carbon(s) from Brown (3/5/1947). Reference to by Louis Aragon and invitation to Brown to write an article on Aragon.

Box: 3 Fold: 2 Frances Perkins
1947

DESCRIPTION: TLS (2/10/1947) from American politician Frances Perkins (1882-1965) to John L. Brown. Includes typed carbon(s) from Brown (3/5/1947). Reference to Leon Blum and Brown's writings on French culture.

Box: 3 Fold: 3 Francis Pianca
1984

DESCRIPTION: ACS postcard from Swiss diplomat Francis Pianca to John L. Brown, sending New Year's greetings.

Box: 3 Fold: 4 Olivier Picard
1968

DESCRIPTION: ALS (6/17/1968 w/ envelope, 4 pages/1 folio) from Belgian painter Olivier Picard. Includes typed carbon(s) from Brown (6/29/1968). Reference to Muriel King and Loren Frankenberg.

Box: 3 Fold: 5 Claude Pichois
1991

DESCRIPTION: ALS (1/26/1991) from author Claude Pichois (1925- ) to John L. Brown. Reference to article by Brown on the lost art of letter-writing, and to Pichois' own work on Charles Baudelaire.

Box: 3 Fold: 6 John Pick
1952-54

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence from John Pick (1911- ), author and editor of "Renascence: A Critical Journal of Letters."

TLS 4/19/1952, 1 page.

ALS 10/4/1952, 2 pages/1 leaf.

TLS 5/19/1954, 3 pages/2 leaves.

Includes typed carbon(s) from Brown (6/7/1954). Reference to W.H. Auden and Martin D'Arcy.

Box: 3 Fold: 7 Allene Talmey Plaut
1947-48

DESCRIPTION: TLS (1/14/1947) from Allene Talmey Plaut (1903-86) writer and editor of "Vogue," New York, to John L. Brown. Includes typed carbon(s) from Brown (2/3/1947. Reference by Plaut to colleague Peggy Riley, "Vogue," Paris; and by Brown to Josephine Baker and Marcelle Sibon. Also includes TLS (3/19/1948) from Peggy Riley to Brown, with typed carbon from the latter in reply (4/9/1948).

Box: 3 Fold: 8 Katherine Anne Porter
1964

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence from author Katherine Anne Porter (1890-1980) to John L. Brown:

TLS (4/7/1964, 2 xerox copies, no original).

ACS postcard (8/18/1964) with typed carbon reply from Brown (8/26/1964).

TLS (10/14/1964 xerox copy, no original).

Reference by Porter to past and prospective visits to Mexico.



Box: 3 Fold: 9 Ezra Pound
3/25/1954

DESCRIPTION: TLS (3/25/1954, aerogramme notelet) from poet Ezra Pound to John L. Brown, granting the latter permission to reprint extracts of Pound's work.

Box: 3 Fold: 10 James Purdy
1963-1964

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence from writer James Purdy (1923- ) to John L. Brown: 2 ALS (9/22/1963 w/ envelope and playbill for "Color of Darkness"; and 3/23/1964 w/ envelope); 1 TLS (9/1/1964) w/ typed carbon from John L. Brown. References to Purdy's works include "Cabot Wright Begins," and "Eustace Chisholm and the Works."

Box: 3 Fold: 11 Carlos de Radzitsky
1969

DESCRIPTION: ACS (undated, with print by Carlos de Radzitsky) from Radzitsky to John L. Brown with New Year's greeting. Includes typed carbon(s) from Brown (2/11/1969).

Box: 3 Fold: 12 Michel and Ida Rappaport
1947

DESCRIPTION: ACS postcard from Michel and Ida Rappaport - the latter, the daughter of Marc Chagall. I8/31/1947). References by Brown to numerous acquaintances including Jacques Maritain, Marc Chagall, and Huseyin Halit.

Box: 3 Fold: 13 Eugene Reynal
1946

DESCRIPTION: TLS (2/28/1946, 2 pages/2 leaves) from Eugene Reynal (1902-68) to John L. Brown. Reference to a proposal by Brown for a "book club."

Box: 3 Fold: 14 Irene Rice Pereira
1963-64

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence form artist Irene Rice Pereira to John L. Brown:

TLS 6/18/1963.

ANS 3/21/1964 w/ printed announcements for Pereira exhibition and book, "The Transcendental Formal Logic of the Infinite: the Evolution of Cultural Forms."

TLS 7/4/1968 w/ envelope.

TLS 8/4/1968 w/ envelope.

Includes typed carbon(s) from Brown (6/25/1963, 3/27/1964, 7/18/1968).

Box: 3 Fold: 15 Irene Rice Pereira
undated

DESCRIPTION: TLS (undated) from Irene Rice Pereira to John L. Brown, enclosing items in ensuing folders (3:16 & 3:17).

Box: 3 Fold: 16 Irene Rice Pereira
undated

DESCRIPTION: Original artwork by Irene Rice Pereira, inscribed and signed.

Box: 3 Fold: 17 Irene Rice Pereira
undated

DESCRIPTION: Typed manuscript by Irene Rice Pereira, "The Forms of Immateriality: the Poetics of the Form of Space, Light, and the Infinite."

Box: 3 Fold: 18 Hans Peter Richter
1974

DESCRIPTION: TLS (11/28/1974 w/ envelope) from writer Hans P. Richter to John L. Brown. Reference by Richter to living in Locarno and to the publication of a new book.

Box: 3 Fold: 19 Emmanuel Robles
1954

DESCRIPTION: ALS (4/28/1954 w/ envelope) from writer Emmanuel Robles (1914- ) to John L. Brown. Includes typed carbon from Brown (6/7/1954). Reference to a trip by Robles to Mexico.

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