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JOHN L. BROWN PAPERS II
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Box: 1 Fold: 1 George Adam
February 1948

DESCRIPTION: TLS (2/12/1948, 1 page, in French) from writer George Adam to John L. Brown. Includes typed carbon reply from Brown (2/27/1948, in English & French). References to a book by Adam, "...mi-plaisante, mi-serieuse de mon voyage en Amerique..."; Adam's interest in finding an American publisher/journal for future articles on French culture.

Box: 1 Fold: 2 Gerald Antoine
February-March 1989

DESCRIPTION: 2 ALS (2/23/1989 w/ envelope, 2 pages/1 leaf & 3/13/1989 w/ envelope, 2 pages/1 leaf, in French) from French author Gerald Antoine (1915- ) to John L. Brown. Includes autograph draft & typed carbon reply from Brown (2/28/1989, in French and English). References to a recent book by Antoine on Paul Claudel (1868-1955).

Box: 1 Fold: 3 Hannah Arendt
March 1964

DESCRIPTION: TLS (3/27/1964, 1 page) from writer Hannah Arendt (1906-75) to John L. Brown. Includes typed carbon reply from Brown (3/31/1964). References to an invitation to Arendt to lecture at the Colegio de Mexico.

Box: 1 Fold: 4 Roger Asselineau
July 1983

DESCRIPTION: ALS (7/18/1983 w/ envelope, 3 pages/2 leaves, in French) from French writer Roger Asselineau (1915- ) to John L. Brown. Reference to Brown's article, "V.S. Naipaul: A Wager on the Triumph of Blackness" (World Literature Today, Spring 1983).

Box: 1 Fold: 5 Josephine Baker
December 1946

DESCRIPTION: ALS (12/5/1946, 2 pages/1 leaf, in English) from singer Josephine Baker (1906-75) to John L. Brown. Includes 2 carbons from Brown (12/2/1946 & 12/7/1946). References to publication in U.S. of Baker's memoirs, with Brown's proposal for publication by Allene Talmey of chapters in "Vogue."

Box: 1 Fold: 6 Josephine Baker
March-August 1947

DESCRIPTION: ALS (8/10/1947, 6 pages/4 leaves, in English & French) from Josephine Baker to John L. Brown. Includes 2 typed carbons from Brown (3/11/1947 & 8/18/1947). References to Baker's success on stage in Buenos Aires and possibilities for a film on Baker.

Box: 1 Fold: 7 Josephine Baker
August 1947

DESCRIPTION: TLS (8/26/1947, 1 page) from Josephine Baker to John L. Brown. Includes typed carbon from Brown (8/31/1947). References to racial issues and reaction of MGM to proposed film on Baker.



Box: 1 Fold: 8 Josephine Baker
September-October 1947

DESCRIPTION: ALS (9/4/1947, 4 pages/3 leaves) from Josephine Baker to John L. Brown. Includes typed carbon(s) from Brown (10/18/1947). References to various concert engagements.

Box: 1 Fold: 9 Josephine Baker
September 1947

DESCRIPTION: TLS (09/09/1947, 1 page) from Josephine Baker to John L. Brown. Includes typed carbon(s) from Brown (09/17/1947). References to publication possibilities for Baker's memoirs.

Box: 1 Fold: 10 Josephine Baker
October 1947

DESCRIPTION: ALS (10/4/1947, 5 pages/5 leaves) from Josephine Baker to John L. Brown. Includes typed carbon(s) from Brown (10/4/1947 & 10/10/1947). References to Baker's appearances in the U.S., and to the proposed publication of her autobiography/memoirs.

Box: 1 Fold: 11 Josephine Baker
October 1947

DESCRIPTION: ALS (10/15/1947, 5 pages/4 leaves) from Josephine Baker to John L. Brown. References to Baker's continuing South American concert tour with husband Jo Bouillon.

Box: 1 Fold: 12 Josephine Baker
October 1947

DESCRIPTION: ALS (10/29/1947, 3 pages/3 leaves) from Josephine Baker to John L. Brown. References to arrival and concert in Mexico as part of her South American tour.

Box: 1 Fold: 13 Josephine Baker
November 1947

DESCRIPTION: ALS (11/5/1947, 4 pages/2 leaves) from Josephine Baker to John L. Brown. References to continuing South American tour.

Box: 1 Fold: 14 Josephine Baker
November 1947

DESCRIPTION: ALS (11/10/1947, 2 pages/1 leaf) from Josephine Baker to John L. Brown. Includes typed carbon(s) from Brown (11/24/1947 & 11/28/1947). References to MGM's refusal to do a proposed film on Baker; proposed engagements in the U.S.; and news from Brown on De Gaulle and political situation in France.

Box: 1 Fold: 15 Josephine Baker
December 1947

DESCRIPTION: 2 ALS (12/3/1947, 3 pages/2 leaves; and 12/4/1947, 3 pages/2 leaves) from Josephine Baker to John L. Brown. Includes typed carbon(s) from Brown (12/9/1947). References to Boston debut and prospective concerts in U.S.

Box: 1 Fold: 16 Josephine Baker
March 1938

DESCRIPTION: ALS (3/2/1948, 2 pages/1 leaf) from Josephine Baker to John L. Brown. Includes typed carbon(s) from Brown (Good Friday evening 1948). References by Baker to spending time in France in the company of Cristina and Filippo Geoto; and by Brown to post World War Two situation in the U.S.

Box: 1 Fold: 17 Helene Baltrusaitis
June 1968

DESCRIPTION: ALS (6/20/1968 w/ envelope, 2 pages/1 leaf) from Helen Baltrusaitis, daughter of art historian H. Focillon, wife of Jurgis Baltrusaitis, art critic and president of Lithuania in exile. Includes typed carbon(s) from Brown (6/29/1968). References to De Gaulle and political situation in France and internationally. Baltrusaitis also mentions temporary closing of an exhibition in Paris by Loren Frankenberg due to strikes at the museum/gallery. Brown mentions meeting Martha Graham at the International Festival of the Dance held as part of the Olympic Cultural Program in Mexico.

Box: 1 Fold: 18 Natalie C. Barney
October 1968

DESCRIPTION: ALS (10/10/1968 w/ envelope, 2 pages/1 leaf) from writer Natalie C. Barney (1878-1972) to John L. Brown. Reference to visit of Jean de Taurines and wife to Mexico, as well as to David Bruce.

Box: 1 Fold: 19 Carmen Barreda
1964-1989

DESCRIPTION: 3 ALS (5/7/1964, 8/15/1969, 3/29/1989) from Carmen Barreda, director, Museo Nacional de Arte Moderno, Mexico. Includes typed carbon(s) from Brown (9/25/1969). References to completion of Brown's book of verse, "Numina" (1969), and to his teaching at the Catholic University of America.

Box: 1 Fold: 20 Luigi Barzini
December 1964

DESCRIPTION: ALS (12/5/1964 w/ envelope, 2 pages/1 leaf) from writer Luigi Barzini (1908-84) to John L. Brown. Includes typed carbon(s) from Brown (10/10/1964). References to Barzini's sojourn at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn., and to meetings there with Paul Horgan and Edmund Wilson, among others.

Box: 1 Fold: 21 Albert Beguin
1955

DESCRIPTION: 3 ALS (2/18/1955 w/ envelope, 4 pages/3 leaves; 3/21/1955 1 page; & undated) from writer Albert Beguin (1901-57) to John L. Brown. Includes typed carbon(s) from Brown (3/18/1955). References to Paul Louis Georges Bernanos and Emmet Lavery.

Box: 1 Fold: 22 Pierre de Benouville
November 1946

DESCRIPTION: TLS (11/29/1946, 1 page) from French journalist Pierre de Benouville (1914- ) to John L. Brown. Reference to postponement of an interview.

Box: 1 Fold: 23 Eugene Berman
October 1962

DESCRIPTION: 2 ALS (10/12/1962 w/ envelope, 5 pages/3 leaves; and undated, 2 pages/1 leaf) from artist Eugene Berman (1889-1972) to John L. Brown. A lengthy farewell letter to Brown on his departure from the U.S. Embassy in Rome. Reference also to commission to design for the production of "Otello" by the Metropolitan Opera in New York.

Box: 1 Fold: 24 Rene Bertele
1957-68

DESCRIPTION: ALS (1/2/1957 w/ envelope, 2 pages/1 leaf) from French publisher Rene Bertele to John L. Brown. Includes printed interview of Bertele, inscribed to Brown (11/14/1968).

Box: 1 Fold: 24.1 Celia Bertin
2/2/1969

DESCRIPTION: TLS (2/2/1969 w/ envelope) from novelist Celia Bertin to John L. Brown. Reference by Bertin to arrival at Tufts University, Massachusetts, to teach the modern novel.

Box: 1 Fold: 25 Simon Michael Bessie
October 1953

DESCRIPTION: TLS (10/20/1953) from journalist Simon Michael Bessie (1916- ) to John L. Brown. Reference to Brown's departure from France, and to his book, "Panorama de la litterature contemporaine aux Etats-Unis" (1954).

Box: 1 Fold: 26 Barry Bingham
November-December 1950

DESCRIPTION: 2 TLS (11/1/1950, 2 pages/1 leaf; and 12/18/1950, 2 pages/1 leaf) from Barry Bingham (1906-88), president of the "Courier-Journal Louisiana Times." Includes typed carbon(s) from Brown (12/7/1950). References to locating a repository for the "several hundred volumes" on Joan of Arc collected by Bingham's father.

Box: 1 Fold: 27 Barry Bingham
July-October 1952

DESCRIPTION: 2 TLS (7/14/1952, 2 pages/1 leaf; and 10/21/1953, 2 pages/1 leaf) from Barry Bingham to John L. Brown. References to U.S. presidential elections and Dwight D. Eisenhower, as well as to Helen Paull Kirkpatrick.

Box: 1 Fold: 28 Barry Bingham
May-August 1954

DESCRIPTION: Telegram (5/14/1954); TLS (5/14/1954, 1 page); ALS (8/15/1954, 4 pages/2 leaves) from Barry Bingham to John L. Brown. Includes typed carbons from Brown (5/22/1954 w/ typed/corrected draft; 8/21/1954). References by Bingham to Roger Straus' (publisher) interest in producing a book by Genevieve Terraube; and by Brown on experiences in Brussels, Belgium, and to reading poetry by friend Henri Michaux.

Box: 1 Fold: 29 Barry Bingham
1955-56

DESCRIPTION: 2 ALS (1/27/1955, 2 pages/1 leaf; and 4/26/1956 w/ envelope, 4 pages/2 leaves) from Barry Bingham to John L. Brown. Includes typed carbons from Brown (3/5/1955). References by Bingham to Brown's book, "Panorama de la litterature contemporaine aux Etats-Unis" (1954), as well as to the U.S. presidential elections and Adlai Stevenson and Averell Harriman; and Brown's references to Thomas Merton, Roger Bodard, and Helen Kirkpatrick.

Box: 1 Fold: 30 Barry Bingham
1957-58

DESCRIPTION: 2 ALS (5/16/1957 w/ envelope, 2 pages/1 leaf; 1/10/1958 2 pages/1 leaf) from Barry Bingham to John L. Brown. Includes typed carbons from Brown (5/19/1957 & 1/24/1958). References by Bingham to writer Kay (Katherine Murphy) Halle and by Brown to Nicola Chiaramonte, editor of Italian journal "Tempo Presente."

Box: 1 Fold: 31 Barry Bingham
1960-61

DESCRIPTION: 2 ALS (10/3/1960 w/ envelope, 3 pages/2 leaves; 4/25/1961, 2 pages/1 leaf) from Barry Bingham to John L. Brown. Includes typed carbons from Brown (10/6/1960 & 5/5/1961). References by Brown to publication preparation for his book "Hemingway" (Paris: Gallimard, 1967), and for a collection of verse, "Another Language" (Milan: Il Pesce d'Oro, 1961), as well as to Milton Eisenhower.

Box: 1 Fold: 32 Barry Bingham
1963

DESCRIPTION: ALS (1/5/1963 3 pages/2 leaf); TLS (3/8/1963, 1 page) from Barry Bingham to John L. Brown. Includes typed carbons from Brown (3/4/1963). References to meeting each at in Louisville, Kentucky.

Box: 1 Fold: 33 Barry Bingham
1966-67

DESCRIPTION: TLS (4/26/1966, 1 page); ALS (12/26/1967 w/ envelope, 2 pages/1 leaf) from Barry Bingham to John L. Brown. Includes typed carbons from Brown (5/12/1966). References by Bingham to inviting Andre Malraux to speak at the University of Louisville, and to meeting Katherine Anne Porter on a similar occasion.

Box: 1 Fold: 34 Barry Bingham
1968

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS undated Christmas card; ALS (1/6/1968 w/ envelope 2 pages/1 leaf) from Barry Bingham to John L. Brown. Includes ALS (4/9/1968 w/ envelope, 3 pages/1 folio) from Mary Bingham to John L. Brown. Also includes typed carbons from Brown (1/13/1968). References by Brown to visit of sculptor Alexander Calder to Mexico.

Box: 1 Fold: 35 Roger Bodard
1955

DESCRIPTION: ALS (4/1/1955, 2 pages/1 leaf, in French) from Belgian writer Roger Bodard to John L. Brown. References to Bodard's visit to the U.S. and his impressions, especially of Washington, D.C.

Box: 1 Fold: 36 Claude Bourdet
1952

DESCRIPTION: TLS (11/12/1952, 1 page, in French) from French journalist Claude Bourdet (1909- ) to John L. Brown. References to French-U.S. foreign relations.

Box: 1 Fold: 37 Gerard Boutelleau
1948

DESCRIPTION: ALS (6/19/1948, 4 pages/2 leaves, in French) from French critic and publisher Gerard Boutelleau, son of writer Jacques Chardonne. Includes typed carbon(s) from John L. Brown (6/28/1948). References to publication possibility of novelist Anya Seton by Boutelleau's publishing house; and to novelist Howard Hunt.

Box: 1 Fold: 38 Jenny Bradley (Mrs. William Aspinwall Bradley)
1956-1970

DESCRIPTION: TLS (4/8/1957, 1 page); ACS postcard (3/21/1970); TLS (10/19/1970, 1 page) from Jenny Bradley (1886-1983) to John L. Brown. Includes typed carbon(s) from John L. Brown (4/11/1956, 4/4/1970, All Saints 1970). References to publication of Brown's book, "Hemingway."

Box: 1 Fold: 39 Brassai (Gyula Halasz)
1/26/1954

DESCRIPTION: ALS (1/26/1954, 1 page w/ envelope) from artist & photographer Brassai (1899-1984) to John L. Brown. References to Brown's book, "Panorama de la litterature contemporaine aux Etats-Unis" (1954), and to one by Brassai, "Seville en Fete" (1954).

Box: 1 Fold: 40 Brassai (Gyula Halasz)
11/13/1960

DESCRIPTION: TLS (11/13/1960, 1 page, in French) from Brassai to John L. Brown. References to exhibitions by Brassai.

Box: 1 Fold: 41 Brassai (Gyula Halasz)
1/22/1962

DESCRIPTION: TLS (1/22/1962 w/ envelope, 1 page, in French) from Brassai to John L. Brown. References to prospective visit from Brown and to success of the former's ongoing exhibition.

Box: 1 Fold: 42 Brassai (Gyula Halasz)
10/2/1968

DESCRIPTION: TLS (10/2/1968 w/ envelope, 1 page in French) from Brassai to John L. Brown. References by Brassai to prospective visit to New York for upcoming exhibition of his works.

Box: 1 Fold: 43 Brassai (Gyula Halasz)
10/22/1968

DESCRIPTION: TLS (10/22/1968 w/ envelope, 1 page in French) from Brassai to John L. Brown. References to exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Box: 1 Fold: 44 Brassai (Gyula Halasz)
1968

DESCRIPTION: Announcement card for showing of works by Brassai at La Boetie, Inc., New York (November 12-27, 1968). Includes ANS from Brassai to John L. Brown.

Box: 1 Fold: 45 Brassai (Gyula Halasz)
11/6/1968

DESCRIPTION: TLS (11/6/1968 w/ envelope, 1 page, in French) from Brassai to John L. Brown. References to meeting and dining in New York with Peter Pollack (1909-78) and Alfred H. Barr, Jr. (1902-81).

Box: 1 Fold: 46 Brassai (Gyula Halasz)
11/07/1968

DESCRIPTION: TLS (11/7/1968 w/ envelope, 1 page, in French) from Brassai to John L. Brown inviting him to join him for dinner.

Box: 1 Fold: 47 Brassai (Gyula Halasz)
11/15/1968

DESCRIPTION: ALS (11/15/1968 w/ envelope, 1 page, in French) from Brassai to John L. Brown. More news on the opening of the New York exhibition by La Boetie, Inc.

Box: 1 Fold: 48 Brassai (Gyula Halasz)
11/24/1968

DESCRIPTION: ALS (11/24/1968 w/ envelope, 1 page, in French) from Brassai to John L. Brown. Reference to meeting with Richard Seaver of Grove Press to discuss publication of a book by Brassai.

Box: 1 Fold: 49 Brassai (Gyula Halasz)
2/3/1975

DESCRIPTION: TLS (2/3/1975, 1 page, in French) from Brassai to John L. Brown. References to problems with the "Paris Review," which published photographs of Brassai's works without his permission.

Box: 1 Fold: 50 Brassai (Gyula Halasz)
3/12/1976

DESCRIPTION: TLS (3/12/1976, 1 page, in French) from Brassai to John L. Brown. References by Brassai to writing his book, "The Secret Paris of the Thirties" (New York: Pantheon Books, 1976), and to an offer by Jacqeline Bernard (1921-83) to read it.

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