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HARRY SYLVESTER PAPERS
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Box: 1 Fold: 52 Staunton B. Peck
1947-48

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Harry Sylvester from Staunton B. Peck (1864/5-1950): ALS dated 12/29/1947. Includes typed carbon from Sylvester dated 1/12/1948. Reference to Sylvester's article, "Problems of the Catholic Writer" (in the "Atlantic Monthly," 1948).

Box: 1 Fold: 53 John Pentland
1970-72

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Harry Sylvester from friend John Pentland: 2 ALS dated 11/22/1970?, and 4/26/1971?. Includes typed carbon from Sylvester. Reference to work and activities of the Religious Society of Friends, a Quaker group, of which both Pentland and Sylvester were members.

Box: 1 Fold: 54 John Pentland
1973

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Harry Sylvester from John Pentland: 5 ALS dated 1/23, 2/22, 4/5, 11/12, 11,27. Includes typed carbon from Sylvester. Reference to the Religious Society of Friends.

Box: 1 Fold: 55 John Pentland
1982

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Harry Sylvester from John Pentland: ALS dated 7/1. Includes typed carbons from Sylvester. Reference to activities of the Religious Society of Friends. Sylvester's letter dated 7/21/1982 includes attached typescript entitled, "Self-Observation: Some Additional Data."

Box: 1 Fold: 56 John Pentland
1975-81

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Harry Sylvester from John Pentland: 3 ALS dated 4/4/1975, 10/2/1975, 4/4/1977?; TLS dated 4/25/1977; and undated autograph card. Includes typed carbons from Sylvester. Reference to activities of the Religious Society of Friends, and to Georges I. Gurdjieff's work, "Life is Only Real Then, When I Am," (1975).

Box: 1 Fold: 57 James Farl Powers
November 12, 1944

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Harry Sylvester from James Farl Powers (1917- ), writer: TLS dated 11/13/1944. Reference to Sylvester's book, "Dearly Beloved."



Box: 1 Fold: 58 Harold R. Rafton
1947

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Harry Sylvester from Harold R. Rafton: 2 TLS dated 8/14/1947 and 9/9/1947. Includes typed carbons from Sylvester dated 8/29/1947. Also includes clippings re religion and Humanism. Reference to "Moon Gaffney."

Box: 1 Fold: 59 Neil Rau
1947-51

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Harry Sylvester from friend Neil Rau: 10 TLS dated 1947 to 1951. Reference to Stanley Rose (agent) and Sylvester's interest in obtaining a writing position in Hollywood; and to Sylvester' works including "Moon Gaffney," and "A Golden Girl."

Box: 1 Fold: 60 Stanley Rose
1947-51

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Harry Sylvester from Stanley Rose, agent: 15 TLS dated from 1947 to 1951. Reference to representing Sylvester in Hollywood at the recommendation of Neil Rau. Reference also to "Moon Gaffney," "A Golden Girl," for possible screen adaptation.

Box: 1 Fold: 61 Thomas Sugrue
1945

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Harry Sylvester from writer Thomas Sugrue (1907-1953): 2 TLS dated 4/25/1945, 8/12/1945. Reference to "Dayspring."

Box: 1 Fold: 62 Mark and Irita Van Doren
1946-47

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Harry Sylvester from writer and literary critic Mark Van Doren (1894-1972) and wife Irita Van Doren: TLS from Irita Van Doren, dated 6/7/1946; and ALS from Mark Van Doren, dated 6/27/1947. Includes typed carbon from Sylvester dated 6/10/1946. Reference to Murray Ley.

Box: 1 Fold: 63 Stanley Vestal (Wallter Stanley Campbell)
1945

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Harry Sylvester from Stanley Vestal (a.k.a. Walter Stanley Campbell)(1887-1957), American writer: 2 TLS dated 4/10/1945 and 4/24/1945. Includes typed carbon from Sylvester dated 4/20/1945. Reference to American Southwestern writers about whom Vestal was doing research for the Rockefeller Foundation. Sylvester's response includes reference to other Southwestern writers including Mary Austin, Paul Horgan, and Haniel Long.



Box: 1 Fold: 64 Leo L. Ward, C.S.C.
November 20, 1940

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Harry Sylvester from Leo L. Ward (1898-1953), writer: TLS dated 11/20/1940. Reference to writer Edward O'Brien.

Box: 1 Fold: 65 Bertrand Weaver
1947-48

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Harry Sylvester from Bertrand Weaver (1908-1973), writer: 2 TLS dated 7/11/1947 and 2/14/1948. Includes typed carbon from Sylvester dated 7/16/1947. Reference to "Moon Gaffney"; mutual friends John Cort and Dorothy Day; and Ernest Hemingway.

Box: 1 Fold: 66 Percy Winner
June 13, 1947

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Harry Sylvester from Percy Winner (1899-1974), writer: TLS dated 6/13/1947. Reference to "Moon Gaffney."

Box: 1 Fold: 67 Sister Fabian
1947-49

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Harry Sylvester from friend Sister Fabian: 9 ALS and 4 TLS dated 1947-1949; 3 ALS undated. Reference to "Moon Gaffney."

Box: 1 Fold: 68 Sister Mariella Gable, O.S.B.
1945-46

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Harry Sylvester from friend Sister Mariella: 2 TLS and 1 ALS dated 1945-46. Reference to Emerson Hynes.

Box: 1 Fold: 69 Correspondence 1937-39
1937-1939

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence received by Harry Sylvester from Mother Spalding Young, ALS 11/1/1937 and from Fr. Robert H. Sweeney, C.S.C., TLS 2/17/1939.



Box: 1 Fold: 70 Correspondence 1940
August 12, 1940

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence received by Harry Sylvester from William H. Randall, TLS 8/12/1940.

Box: 1 Fold: 71 Correspondence 1942-43
1942-43

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence received by Harry Sylvester from sister Mary Theresa Brentano, telegram 3/21/1942; Frank Murphy, C.M., TLS 8/25/1942; Alice A. Rawding to Rita Sylvester, TLS 9/2/1943.

Box: 1 Fold: 72 Correspondence 1945-46
1945-46

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence received by Harry Sylvester from various individuals including Sister M. Thomas Aquinas; Donald Adams, New York Times Book Review; Rev. Matthew Smith, "The Denver Register"; Elizabeth F. Powers.

Box: 1 Fold: 73 Correspondence 1947 A-E
1947

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence received by Harry Sylvester from various individuals including Sister Thomas Aquinas; Margaret R. Bogg, secretary, Brewster Ladies Library Association; John G. Brunini, Park Association, New York City; Vail Cliff; Una Beem Elliott with newsclipping about Sylvester.

Box: 1 Fold: 74 Correspondence 1947 F-H
1947

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence received by Harry Sylvester from various individuals including T.A. Farrell, Jr.; H. Grill; Leon E. Gosselin; Dorothy Gillespie; and Harry H___.

Box: 1 Fold: 75 Correspondence 1947 K-P
1947

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence received by Harry Sylvester from various individuals including R.M. Kaczmarek*, a former teacher of Sylvester's from University of Notre Dame; James J. Lamb; Bob O'Brien re "Moon Gaffney"; Robert E. Proctor*, lawyer and former classmate from Notre Dame.

Box: 1 Fold: 76 Correspondence 1947 R-W
1947

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence received by Harry Sylvester from various individuals including Herman F. Reissig, field secretary, American Committee for the World Council of Churches, re "Moon Gaffney"; Walter Beebe Wilder.

Box: 1 Fold: 77 Correspondence 1948 B-G
1948

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence received by Harry Sylvester from various individuals including Fr. John Barrer, O.P., re "Moon Gaffney"; Marion Cortes C___; T.A. Farrell re "Problems of the Catholic Writer," (in "The Atlantic Monthly," 1948); Robert J. Gavin.

Box: 1 Fold: 78 Correspondence 1948 M-O
1948

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence received by Harry Sylvester from various individuals including Paul V. Murray, dean, Mexico City College; Jimmy O'Brien re "Moon Gaffney."

Box: 1 Fold: 79 Correspondence 1948 R-S
1948

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence received by Harry Sylvester from various individuals including Mary Louise Reilly; Fr. Fidelis Rice, C.P.; Paul Strahl* re "Problems of the Catholic Writer" (in "The Atlantic Monthly," 1948).

Box: 1 Fold: 80 Correspondence 1949
1949

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence received by Harry Sylvester from various individuals including Clifford Evans, director of television, City of New York, Municipal Broadcasting System; Phil M___; Rev. John F. McConnell, M.M.; Dom Hilary Martin; William B. Powell; Harry R. Warfel.

Box: 1 Fold: 81 Correspondence 1950-53
1950-53

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence received by Harry Sylvester from various individuals including Betty Britton, Mary Regan, Gregory Zilboorg.

Box: 1 Fold: 82 Correspondence 1973
1973

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence received by Harry Sylvester from various individuals including Walter Heitmann, Chilean ambassador to U.S.; Ilona Rona.

Box: 1 Fold: 83 Correspondence 1984-86
1984-86

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence received by Harry Sylvester from various individuals including Bill Wise; John S. Monagan* re "Dearly Beloved and Monagan's own work, "Horace: Priest of the Poor"; John V. McTernan; Stickler family announcement card.

Box: 1 Fold: 84 Correspondence 1987
1987

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence received by Harry Sylvester from various individuals including John Cooke; Joe Hines, S.J.; Elizabeth Kalkstein re death of Janet Sylvester; Walter T. Skallerup, Jr.

Box: 1 Fold: 85 Greeting Cards
undated

DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous anniversary cards received by Harry Sylvester, primarily from family members.

Box: 1 Fold: 86 Correspondence Undated
undated

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence, undated, received by Harry Sylvester from various individuals including William J. Chinworth, Peter Curl, Jean and Ted Evans, Martin Garaway, George V. Meehan, Jr., Abigail Quigley.

Box: 1 Fold: 87 Correspondence Unidentified
1936-84

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence received by Harry Sylvester from various unidentified individuals, dated 1936-84.

Box: 1 Fold: 88 Correspondence Unidentified/Undated
undated

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence, undated, received by Harry Sylvester from various unidentified individuals.

Box: 1 Fold: 89 Correspondence Unidentified (from "Bill")
undated

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Harry Sylvester from unidentified individual, signed, "Bill," with reference to Sylvester's works, "Dayspring" and "Moon Gaffney."

Box: 1 Fold: 90 Correspondence from "Dick" (Richard Sullivan)
April to July 1947

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Harry Sylvester from Catholic writer Richard Sullivan (1908-81). Reference to "Moon Gaffney," and Louis Hasley. 3 TLS signed "Dick," dated 4/30/1947, 5/6/1947, 7/3/1947.



Box: 1 Fold: 91 Correspondence Unidentified (from "JMP")
undated

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Harry Sylvester from unidentified individual, signed, "JMP," with reference to "Moon Gaffney," and Evelyn Waugh's book, "Brideshead Revisited."

Box: 1 Fold: 92 Correspondence Unidentified (from "George G.")
1946-47

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Harry Sylvester from unidentified individual, signed, "George G."

Box: 1 Fold: 93 Janet Hart Sylvester: Corres. to/from Beatrice H. Kuhn
1957-1958

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence between Janet Hart Sylvester and her sister Dr. Beatrice H. Kuhn.

Box: 1 Fold: 94 Janet Hart Sylvester: Corres. to Harry Sylvester
1976-86

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence from Janet Hart Sylvester to husband Harry Sylvester: 2 ACS postcards dated 5/7/1976 and 9/9/1986; 1 ALS with envelope, dated 9/2/1986. Written during the former's visits to London.

Box: 1 Fold: 95 Janet Hart Sylvester: Corres. from Harry Sylvester
undated

DESCRIPTION: 2 undated TLS from Harry Sylvester to wife Janet Hart Sylvester. Both written during assignments for the U.S. Information Agency in Buenos Aires and Montevideo.

Box: 1 Fold: 96 Janet Hart Sylvester: Corres. (Miscellaneous)
1956-58

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence received and sent by Janet Hart Sylvester relating to miscellaneous personal matters. Includes TLS from her father, Dr. Hornell Hart, dated 5/4/1958.

Box: 1 Fold: 97 Janet Hart Sylvester (Miscellaneous)
c.1958-80

DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous typed notes and copies of printed items relating to the Religious Society of Friends of which both Janet and Harry Sylvester were members.

Box: 1 Fold: 98 Rita Sylvester: Corres. from Mrs. Davis (mother)
undated

DESCRIPTION: ALS to Rita Sylvester from her mother.

Box: 1 Fold: 99 Rita Sylvester: Corres. from Sr. Thomas Aquinas
1947

DESCRIPTION: ALS dated 7/25/1947, to Rita Sylvester from Sr. Thomas Aquinas.

Box: 1 Fold: 100 Rita Sylvester - Chronology
1947-54

DESCRIPTION: Typescript entitled, "Chronology." Probably written by Harry Sylvester, outlining the course of his relationship with Rita Sylvester.

Box: 1 Fold: 101 Curtin Family Genealogy
undated

DESCRIPTION: Genealogical information relating to the Curtin family. Note: Margaret Curtin was mother of Harry Sylvester.

Box: 1 Fold: 102 Barbara (Hart) Fogre
1986-88

DESCRIPTION: 2 TLS, 1 ACS to Harry Sylvester from sister-in-law Barbara (Hart) Fogre, sister to Janet Hart Sylvester.

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