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JOHN L. BROWN PAPERS II
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Box: 1 Fold: 51 Brassai (Gyula Halasz)
9/9/1976

DESCRIPTION: TLS (9/9/1976 w/ envelope, 1 page, in French) from Brassai to John L. Brown. Includes autograph signed addendum from Gilberte Brassai. Reference to Brassai's book, "The Secret Paris of the Thirties" translated into English by Richard Miller (New York: Pantheon Books, 1976).

Box: 1 Fold: 52 Brassai (Gyula Halasz)
9/16/1976

DESCRIPTION: Announcement card for the exhibition opening and publication of "The Secret Paris of the Thirties" by Brassai (New York: Pantheon Books, 1976).

Box: 1 Fold: 53 Brassai (Gyula Halasz)
1977

DESCRIPTION: TLS (3/3/1977 w/ envelope, 1 page) from Brassai to John L. Brown. Includes enclosed TLS from Gilberte Brassai. Also includes typed carbon(s) from John L. Brown (3/8/1977). References to success of Brassai's book, "The Secret Paris of the Thirties" (1976); and to an invitation to speak at MIT.

Box: 1 Fold: 54 Brassai (Gyula Halasz)
5/2/1977

DESCRIPTION: TLS (5/2/1977 w/ envelope, 1 page) from Brassai to John L. Brown. Includes inscribed printed transcript of speech by Pierre DeHaye, Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur, on the occasion of nominating Brassai to the Order.

Box: 1 Fold: 55 Brassai (Gyula Halasz)
5/18/1977

DESCRIPTION: Printed invitation card to illustrated lecture by Brassai at the Maison Francaise, Columbia University, New York (May 18, 1977). Includes envelope and reservation card.

Box: 1 Fold: 56 Brassai (Gyula Halasz)
1/28/1978

DESCRIPTION: ACS postcard w/ envelope (1/20/1978) from Brassai to John L. Brown. Written from Beaulieu-sur-Mer with reference to sending Brown his book, "Paroles en l'Air."

Box: 1 Fold: 57 Brassai (Gyula Halasz)
8/2/1978

DESCRIPTION: TLS (8/2/1978 w/ envelope, 1 page) from Brassai to John L. Brown. Reference to photo critic Peter Bunnell.

Box: 1 Fold: 58 Gilberte Brassai
1969

DESCRIPTION: Printed announcement card w/ envelope for painting exhibition by Gilberte Brassai, held at La Galerie M. Benezit, Paris (10/22/1969), inscribed and signed by Gilberte Brassai. The card includes a commentary on cats by Henry Miller (8/31/1969, in French).

Box: 1 Fold: 59 Gilberte Brassai
1/7/1981

DESCRIPTION: ALS (1/7/1981 w/ envelope, 1 page, in French) from Gilbert Brassai to John L. Brown. Includes autograph addendum from Brassai. Both wishing Brown a happy new year.

Box: 1 Fold: 60 Benoit Braun
1968-1970

DESCRIPTION: Poem (typed and signed, 1968); TLS (12/17/1970, 4 pages/2 leaves) from Belgian journalist Benoit Braun to John L. Brown. Includes typed carbon(s) from Brown (12/31/1970). Reference(s) to Braun's work as translator of American authors including Joyce Carol Oates and Edward de Bono.

Box: 1 Fold: 61 George Braziller
1964

DESCRIPTION: TLS (12/18/1964, 1 page) from publisher George Braziller (1916- ) to John L. Brown. Includes typed carbon(s) from Brown (12/27/1964). Reference(s) to the former's interest in publishing Brown's autobiography. References from Brown to Katherine Anne Porter, Sylvia Beach and Elizabeth Mann.

Box: 1 Fold: 62 Adelyn D. Breeskin
1960

DESCRIPTION: 2 TLS (9/2/1960 & 9/21/1960) from Adelyn D. Breeskin (1896-1986), director, Baltimore Museum of Art. Includes typed carbon(s) from Brown (9/22/1960). Reference(s) to artist Claire Falkenstein and financier Jon Alan Wurtzburger.

Box: 1 Fold: 63 Paul Brooks
1950

DESCRIPTION: TLS (8/3/1950, 2 pages/2 leaves) from publisher Paul Brooks (1909- ) to John L. Brown. Includes enclosed copy of letter from Brooks to Carson McCullers concerning proposal to publish (by Houghton Mifflin) an omnibus edition of her short stories, as well as reference to McCullers' work in progress on "Clock without Hands." Also includes carbon from Brown to Brooks (8/8/1950) with references to numerous editors/publishers and writers of personal acquaintance including Renee Taylor, Gerard Boutelleau, Marc Chadourne, Henry Laughlin, Marion Saunders, Pierre Emmanuel, Henri Michaux, and Sylvia Beach.

Box: 1 Fold: 64 Shepherd Brooks
1950-51

DESCRIPTION: TLS (9/23/1950) from Shepherd Brooks, director, Salzburg Seminar in American Studies, to John L. Brown. Enclosures include printed list of sessions for 1951 and a news release. Also includes typed carbon from Brown (10/2/1950).

Box: 1 Fold: 65 Francis Brown
8/16/1963

DESCRIPTION: Typed carbon from John L. Brown to Francis Brown, editor, "New York Times Book Review." Enclosed with typed manuscript by Brown of book review for "Main Street" by Irving R. Levine.

Box: 1 Fold: 66 David K.E. Bruce
1948-77

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence from David K.E. Bruce (U.S. diplomat) to John L. Brown (8 items):

TLS 6/15/1948

ALS 2/3/1955

ALS 7/4/1955

TLS 7/17/1957

TLS 5/14/1968 w/ envelope

TLS 6/11/1968 w/ envelope

Card w/ envelope (signed & postmarked 12/30/1974)

TLS 9/21/1977 w/ envelope

Includes typed carbons from Brown. Reference(s) to fellow U.S. State Department colleagues including Dean Acheson, Fulton Freeman, as well as to writers Natalie Barney and Kay Halle.

Box: 1 Fold: 67 Jerome S. Bruner
1945-59

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence from Jerome S. Bruner (1915- ) to John L. Brown (6 items):

TLS 10/21/1945

TLS 12/12/1945

TLS 1/17/1946

TLS 3/7/1946

TLS 9/9/1946

ALS 12/16/1959

Includes typed carbons from Brown. Reference(s) to joint work with Brown on "Report on France" (1946), and to Bruner's work, "On Knowing: Essays for the Left Hand" (Harvard University Press, 1962). Also references by Bruner to granddaughters of Georg Simmel and Sigmund Freud (Sophie Freud), as well as to Malcolm Cowley.

Box: 1 Fold: 68 Marguerite Caetani
1956-58

DESCRIPTION: 4 ALS from Marguerite Caetani, editor of Italian literary journal, "Botteghe oscure," to John L. Brown:

1/18/1956 w/ envelope

5/6/1957 w/ envelope

11/3/1957 w/ envelope

2/8/1958 w/ envelope

Includes typed carbons from John L. Brown. Reference(s) to obtaining U.S. exposure for "Botteghe oscure."

Box: 1 Fold: 68.1 John Cage
1961

DESCRIPTION: ALS (3/5/1961, 1 page) from composer John Cage to John L. Brown. Includes typed carbon from Brown (3/14/1961). Reference to performance in Rome.

Box: 1 Fold: 69 James M. Cain
9/21/1969

DESCRIPTION: TLS (9/21/1969 w/ envelope) from writer James M. Cain (1892-1977) to John L. Brown. Reference(s) to Cain's book, "Double Indemnity."



Box: 1 Fold: 70 Albert Camus
1947

DESCRIPTION: TLS (7/24/1947, 2 pages/1 leaf, in French) from author Albert Camus to John L. Brown. Includes typed carbon(s) from Brown (7/9/1947 & 8/19/1947). Reference(s) to the French journal "Combat" under the direction of Camus and next under Claude Bourdet; to Brown's interest in handling the U.S. publication of Camus' work "La Peste"; as well as to a review of "Noces suivi de l'ete," as requested by Richard Wright for Dorothy Norman's journal, "Twice a Year."

Box: 1 Fold: 71 Gilbert Cesbron
1947-69

DESCRIPTION: 5 ALS from writer Gilbert Cesbron (1913-79) to John L. Brown:

4/21/1947, 2 pages/2 leaves

3/6/1948, 2 pages/1 leaf

3/30/1948, 1 page

7/1948, 2 pages/1 leaf

12/15/1969 w/ envelope, 2 pages/1 leaf

Includes typed carbons from Brown. Reference(s) to U.S. publication of Cesbron's works.



Box: 1 Fold: 72 Marc Chagall
1947

DESCRIPTION: TLS (8/21/1947, 1 page) from artist Marc Chagall to John L. Brown. Includes typed carbon(s) from Brown (8/28/1948). Congratulations from Chagall on birth of Brown's child; news of an exhibition being mounted for Chagall by the Musee d'Art Modern in France.

Box: 1 Fold: 73 Georges Charensol
10/13/1953

DESCRIPTION: TLS (10/13/1953) from journalist Georges Charensol (1899- ) to John L. Brown. Reference(s) to requesting an article from Brown as a contribution to a special issue of the journal "Les Nouvelles Litteraires" in commemoration of Maurice Barres.

Box: 1 Fold: 74 Carlos Chavez
4/30/1975

DESCRIPTION: TLS (4/30/1975, 1 page) from conductor & composer Carlos Chavez (1899-1978) to John L. Brown. Reference(s) to Brown's work as cultural attache in Mexico.

Box: 1 Fold: 75 Julia & Paul Child
1959-70

DESCRIPTION: TLS (11/3/1959, 1 page) from culinary author Julia Child to John L. Brown; ALS (9/21/1970, 1 page) from photographer Paul Child to John L. Brown. Includes typed carbons from Brown (11/7/1959 & 11/13/1970). Re request by Julia and Paul Child for travel advice from Brown.

Box: 1 Fold: 76 Marie Clews
1953-54

DESCRIPTION: 3 ALS from Marie Clews, wife of artist Henry Clews to John L. Brown:

10/19/1953 w/ envelope

6/26/1954

8/23/1954

Includes typed carbons from Brown. Appreciation expressed by Clews for Brown's assistance in obtaining French government support for La Napoule Art Foundation Henry Clews Memorial.

Box: 1 Fold: 77 Marie Clews
1955

DESCRIPTION: 2 ALS (5/24/1955 & 8/5/1955) from Marie Clews to John L. Brown. Includes typed carbons from Brown (6/17/1955). Reference(s) to Clews' own activities mounting various art exhibitions, and to recollections of receptions at La Napoule Art Foundation which included Gian Carlo Menotti among the guests. Also reference by Clews to Carson McCullers and Tennessee Williams.

Box: 1 Fold: 78 Marie Clews
1956

DESCRIPTION: 4 ALS from Marie Clews to John L. Brown:

6/29/1956 w/ envelope

10/28/1956

12/7/1956 w/ envelope

12/11/1956 w/ envelope

Includes typed carbon from Brown (Christmas evening, 1956). Reference(s) to Clews activities for La Napoule Art Foundation.

Box: 1 Fold: 79 Marie Clews
1957-59

DESCRIPTION: 3 ALS + 1 telegram from Marie Clews to John L. Brown:

7/1/1957 w/ envelope

10/11/1958

10/29/1958

Telegram 10/30/1958

Includes printed invitation to an exhibition of works by Henry Clews (La Napoule Art Foundation-Henry Clews Memorial, Chateau de La Napoule, near Cannes, June 15-30 1959). Also includes typed carbon and telegram from Brown.

Box: 1 Fold: 80 Elliott Coleman
1947

DESCRIPTION: 3 TLS (4/22/1947, 5/17/1947, 7/4/1947) from author & educator Elliott Coleman (1906- ) to John L. Brown. Includes typed carbons from Brown. Reference(s) to Jacques Maritain, T.S. Eliot, Andre Gide, Albert Camus, Karl Shapiro and James Craig LaDrierre, as well as to publication of works by Paul Valery and Coleman.

Box: 1 Fold: 81 Henry Steele Commager
1960

DESCRIPTION: 3 TLS (4/24/1960, 5/23/1960, 5/28/1960) from historian and educator Henry ("Felix") Steele Commager to John L. Brown. Includes typed carbon(s) from Brown (5/19/1960, 6/2/1960). Reference(s) to a visit by Brown to Amherst.

Box: 1 Fold: 82 Henry Steele Commager
1961

DESCRIPTION: 2 TLS (6/9/1961, 10/23/1961) from Commager to John L. Brown. Includes typed carbon(s) from Brown (7/6/1961, 11/1/1961). Reference(s) by Commager in praise of Brown's poetry.

Box: 1 Fold: 83 Henry Steele Commager
1964

DESCRIPTION: TLS (9/19/1964), ALS (12/64) from Henry Steele Commager to John L. Brown. Includes typed carbon(s) from Brown (10/7/1964, 12/26/1964). Reference(s) to Paul Horgan, Chester Bowles.

Box: 1 Fold: 84 Henry Steele Commager
1969

DESCRIPTION: 5 ALS (3/1/1969, 5/28/1969, 9/29/1969, 10/20/1969, 10/27/1969) from Henry Steele Commager to John L. Brown. Includes typed carbon(s) from Brown (10/21/1969). Reference(s) to plans to meeting Brown in Rome and/or Paris.

Box: 1 Fold: 85 Henry Steele Commager
1978-84

DESCRIPTION: 2 TLS (5/17/1978, 6/9/1984) from Henry Steele Commager to John L. Brown. Reference to writer Storm Jameson.

Box: 1 Fold: 86 Henry Steele Commager
undated

DESCRIPTION: TNS and TCS (undated) from Henry Steele Commager to John L. Brown. Reference(s) to Brown's book of verse, "Numina," and to a new biography on Natalie Barney.

Box: 1 Fold: 87 Thomas Mabry Cranfill
1966

DESCRIPTION: ALS (3/2/1966) from educator Thomas Mabry Cranfill, University of Texas, to John L. Brown. Includes typed carbon from Brown (3/8/1966).

Box: 1 Fold: 88 Nancy Cunard
undated

DESCRIPTION: TNS undated from Nancy Cunard to John L. Brown, re meeting for a drink.

Box: 1 Fold: 89 Mina Curtiss
1948

DESCRIPTION: TLS (4/7/1948, 1 page) from writer Mina Curtiss (1896-1985) to John L. Brown. Includes typed carbons from Brown (4/30/1948). Reference(s) Curtiss' to work on Proust and the possibility of U.S. publication of "L'homme et la bete" bu Louis-Martin Chauffier. Also references to John Marshall and Michael Bessie.

Box: 2 Fold: 1 Anita Daniel
6/5/1968

DESCRIPTION: ALS (6/5/1968 w/ envelope, 8 pages/4 leaves) from writer Anita Daniel (1893-1978) to John L. Brown. Reference(s) to French politics and Charles De Gaulle.

Box: 2 Fold: 2 Jacques Delacretelle
undated

DESCRIPTION: ALS (undated, 1 page, in French) from French novelist Jacques Delacretelle (1888- ) to John L. Brown.

Box: 2 Fold: 3 George Dillon
1945-46

DESCRIPTION: 4 TLS (12/4/1945, 5/19/1946, 6/4/1946, 8/22/1946) from writer George Dillon (1906-68) to John L. Brown. Includes typed carbons from Brown (5/29/1946 & 9/13/1946). Reference(s) by Dillon to translation work, as well as to Andre Malraux, Richard Wright, and Peter De Vries.



Box: 2 Fold: 4 John Dos Passos
1947-69

DESCRIPTION: ALS (9/27/1969, 1 page w/ envelope) from writer John Dos Passos to John L. Brown, turning down an invitation from the latter to speak at a symposium. Includes remarks by Dos Passos on Claude Edmonde Magny and Jean Paul Sartre. Also includes typed carbon from Brown (2/8/1947).

Box: 2 Fold: 5 Dominique Dubarle
1955-69

DESCRIPTION: 2 ALS (12/17/1955, 6/20/1969) from French writer and ecclesiastic Dominique Dubarle to John L. Brown. Includes printed notice for Grandes Conferences Catholiques (December 20, 1955) at which Dubarle was a panelist discussing topics: "L'age atomique et les pay pauvres," "La bombe atomique et la responsabilite de l'homme," and "L'energie nucleaire au service de l'humanite." Also includes typed carbon from Brown (12/15/1955).

Box: 2 Fold: 6 Pierre Emmanuel
1945

DESCRIPTION: ALS (incomplete date, 1 page) from writer Pierre Emmanuel (1916-84) to John L. Brown. Includes typed carbon from Brown (9/6/1945). Reference to Jean Wahl and to Stuart Cloete (1897-1976).

Box: 2 Fold: 7 Angna Enters
November 2, 1963

DESCRIPTION: TLS (11/2/1963, 1 page) from writer Angna Enters to John L. Brown. References to Lewis Mumford and Katherine Anne Porter.

Box: 2 Fold: 8 Angna Enters
1963

DESCRIPTION: Ink and watercolor drawing by Angna Enters (self-portrait), inscribed and signed.

Box: 2 Fold: 9 Angna Enters
1965

DESCRIPTION: TLS (9/3/1965 w/ envelope, 1 page) from Angna Enters to John L. Brown. Includes typed carbon from Brown (9/6/1965). Reference(s) to Albert Levin, Barry Bingham and Bella and Samuel Spewack.

Box: 2 Fold: 10 Bernard Fay
Postmarked 7/21/1969

DESCRIPTION: ALS (postmarked 7/21/1969 w/ envelope, 1 page) from Bernard Fay to John L. Brown.

Box: 2 Fold: 11 Paul Flamand
1/13/1947

DESCRIPTION: TLS (1/13/1947) from French publisher Paul Flamand (1909- ) to John L. Brown. Reference(s) to publication options for Georges Govy's "Sang russe."

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