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KATHERINE BIDDLE PAPERS
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Box: 15 Fold: 23 Marion Merrell
undated

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Marion Merrell: ALS undated (2 pages/1 sheet).

Box: 15 Fold: 24 Marion Merrell
undated

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Marion Merrell: ALS undated (8 pages), consisting of notes on Biddle's poetry.

Box: 15 Fold: 25 Marion Merrell
undated

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Marion Merrell: ALS undated (2 pages/1 sheet), with attached guest list.

Box: 15 Fold: 26 Marion Merrell
undated

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Marion Merrell: ALS undated (1 page). Includes typescripts of poems by Merrell: "Poem for Spring" (printed clipping from The New Yorker); "Hymn to Winter Solstice"; "National Gallery Small Permanent Collection Number 2 -- Statistician"; "Academic Freedom"; "Song"; "Instruction to a Daughter"; "Dead Politician"; "Long Distance"; "Song for a Young Child"; "The Transient"; "First Party"; "The Yellow Toms fight in the Snow for the Black Kitten, Astarte"; "Veronal for November"; "R Stands for Roof"; "Tenancy"; "Post Mortem"; "Pretty Kitty"; "Night Flight"; "Dead Politician."

Box: 15 Fold: 27 Marion Merrell
undated

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Marion Merrell: ALS undated (6 pages/3 sheets), with comments on Biddle's poetry.

Box: 15 Fold: 28 Marion Merrell from Katherine Biddle
1939-47

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence from Katherine Biddle to Marion Merrell, dating 1939-47. Includes printed notice for the performance of Biddle's poem, "And they lynched him from a tree," sung by Louise Burge. Also includes typescript of long poem by Frances Gunther, "War and Love."

Box: 15 Fold: 29 Marion Merrell from Katherine Biddle
1948-66

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence from Katherine Biddle to Marion Merrell, dating 1948-66.

Box: 15 Fold: 30 Marion Merrell from Katherine Biddle
undated

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence from Katherine Biddle to Marion Merrell, undated.

Box: 15 Fold: 31 Marion Merrell from Katherine Biddle
undated

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence from Katherine Biddle to Marion Merrell, undated.

Box: 15 Fold: 32 Marion Merrell - Related Correspondence
February 6, 1946

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Arthur Hopkins: TLS 2/6/1946, with reference to a play by Marion Merrell.

Box: 15 Fold: 33 Marion Merrell - Unpublished Poems
1969

DESCRIPTION: Typescript entitled, "In Memory of Clinch Calkins -- Unpublished Poems," (1969).

Box: 15 Fold: 34 Marion Merrell - "Calendar of Love": Review by K. Biddle
1951

DESCRIPTION: Typescript of a review by Katherine Biddle for a novel by Marion Merrell, entitled, "Calendar of Love," (Simon and Schuster, 1951).

Box: 15 Fold: 35 Marion Merrell - Review by Katherine Biddle
undated

DESCRIPTION: Autograph manuscript of a review by Katherine Biddle of poems by Marion Merrell.

Box: 15 Fold: 36 Marion Merrell - Article about
undated

DESCRIPTION: Clipping (2 copies) of a newspaper article re Marion Merrell.

Box: 15 Fold: 37 Mark Merrell
1969

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence from Mark Merrell to Katherine Biddle: 2 TLS dated 8/4/1969 and 8/5/1969.

Box: 15 Fold: 38 Mark Merrell from Francis Biddle
June 4, 1940

DESCRIPTION: TLS 6/4/1940 from Francis Biddle to Mark Merrell announcing the performance of Katherine Biddle's poem, "An They Lynched Him from a Tree," with music by William Grant Still.

Box: 16 Fold: 1 Gabriela Mistral
October 3, 1941

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Consuelo Salera, secretary to Chilean poet Gabriela Mistral. Reference to permission to Katherine Biddle to translate Mistral's poems.

Box: 16 Fold: 2 Gabriela Mistral
October 17, 1941

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Gabriela Mistral: TLS 10/17/1941 with envelope (2 pages, in Spanish).

Box: 16 Fold: 3 Gabriela Mistral
July 22, 1946

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Gabriela Mistral: TLS 7/22/1946 with envelope (in Spanish).

Box: 16 Fold: 4 Gabriela Mistral
undated

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Gabriela Mistral: ALS undated (2 pages, in Spanish).

Box: 16 Fold: 5 Gabriela Mistral from Katherine Biddle
1946

DESCRIPTION: Typed and autograph drafts of letters from Katherine Biddle to Gabriela Mistral. Reference to translating Mistral's poems.

Box: 16 Fold: 6 re Gabriela Mistral: Francisco Aguilera
1941-1946

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Francisco Aguilera, Pan American Union, regarding the appointment of Pedro de Alba, assistant director of the Pan American Union, official U.S. representative of Gabriela Mistral. Includes carbon copy of de Alba's acceptance letter to Aguilera (10/6/1941).

Also includes carbon of typed letter (4/15/1946) from Aguilera to Mistral regarding plans to translate and publish her poems in English.

Also includes autograph draft and typed Spanish translation (by Aguilera) of a letter from Katherine Biddle to Mistral, explaining that an appointment of Francis Biddle to UNESCO may affect her ability to assist with the English publication of Mistral's poems (11/12/1946).

Box: 16 Fold: 7 re Gabriela Mistral: George Dillon
1941

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from George Dillon: 2 TLS dated 8/19/1941 & 9/27/1941, with reference to the former's translation of poems by Gabriela Mistral.

Box: 16 Fold: 8 re Gabriela Mistral: Roger W. Straus, Jr.
1946

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle regarding the translation and publication in English of poems by Gabriela Mistral. Includes 2 TLS from Roger W. Straus, Jr., dated 11/8/1946 & 11/12/1946. Also includes TLS from Luise M. Sillcox dated 7/1/1946.

Box: 16 Fold: 9 re Gabriela Mistral: James Van Alan
1946

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence by James Van Alan, vice-president, Farrar, Straus, and Company, Inc., to Katherine Biddle and to Gabriela Mistral regarding the publication of the latter's poems. Includes transcript of letter from Mistral to Van Alan, 9/17/1946.

Box: 16 Fold: 10 re Gabriela Mistral: Related Correspondence
1946-51

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle relating to Gabriela Mistral -

- Margaret Bates, 2 TLS 10/12/1951 & 11/5/1951, re an article she was writing on Mistral. Includes a clipping of a review by Bates on "The Christ of Velazquez," by Miguel de Unamuno (1951).

- Dudley Fitts, TLS 3/15/1946 re including poems by Mistral in an anthology.

Box: 16 Fold: 11 re Gabriela Mistral: Library of Congress
February 25, 1960

DESCRIPTION: Printed notice, news release, and typed note by Katherine Biddle, regarding a ceremony marking the presentation to the Library of Congress of microfilmed copies of the papers of Gabriela Mistral (2/25/1960).

Box: 16 Fold: 12 re Gabriela Mistral: Pan American Union
1956

DESCRIPTION: Items relating to 1956 events held by the Pan American Union in honor of Gabriela Mistral:

- Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from L.S. Rowe, director general of the Pan American Union; and from the Pan American Liaison Committee of Women's Organizations in Washington, D.C.

- Speech cards for an address given by Katherine Biddle.

- Transcript in English and Spanish of a "Message to American Youth on Pan American Day," by Gabriela Mistral.

- Press releases from the Organization of American States.

- Printed programs and notices of Pan American Union events honoring Mistral.

Box: 16 Fold: 13 re Gabriela Mistral: Address by Katherine Biddle
February 1946

DESCRIPTION: Typed transcripts (3 copies) of an address given by Katherine Biddle, possibly at a Chilean embassy reception held in honor of Gabriela Mistral (newspaper clipping included).

Box: 16 Fold: 14 Gabriela Mistral - Poems Translated by Katherine Biddle
undated

DESCRIPTION: Manuscripts of translations by Katherine Biddle of poems by Gabriela Mistral including, "Deep Sleep," "Earth and the Woman," and "God Wills It."

Box: 16 Fold: 15 re Gabriela Mistral: Newspaper Articles About
1945-46

DESCRIPTION: Clippings of newspaper articles about Gabriela Mistral. Includes an issue of the Chilean Gazette (December 1945), dedicated to Mistral who received the Nobel Prize for literature that year.

Box: 17 Fold: 1 Iris Origo
April & June 1956

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Iris Origo:

- ALS dated Easter Day 1956, with envelope (3 pages). Reference to an article by Irigo in "Speculum," a journal of medieval studies -- possibly, "The Domestic Enemy: the Eastern Slaves in Tuscany in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries," (July 1955)(See folder 17:23 for an offprint.)

- ALS 6/25/1956, with envelope (3 pages), with advice/recommendations for travel in Italy.

Box: 17 Fold: 2 Iris Origo
August & September 1956

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Iris Origo:

- TLS 8/21/1956, requesting assistance in establishing her daughter in an American school.

- ALS 9/26/1956.

Box: 17 Fold: 3 Iris Origo
October & November 1956

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Iris Origo:

- ALS 10/18/1956 (3 pages).

- ALS 11/15/1956 (2 pages), reference to "B.B." (Bernard Berenson).

Box: 17 Fold: 4 Iris Origo
August 1960

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Iris Origo:

- ALS 8/15/1960 (2 pages).

Box: 17 Fold: 5 Iris Origo
July 1964

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Iris Origo:

- ALS 7/29/1964 (3 pages).

Box: 17 Fold: 6 Iris Origo
June & July 1970

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Iris Origo:

- ALS 6/21/1970 (2 pages). Reference to Allen Tate.

- ALS 7/24/1970 (2 pages). Reference to publication of her "memoirs."

Box: 17 Fold: 7 Iris Origo
August 1970

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Iris Origo:

- ALS 8/30/1970 (3 pages). Reference to a discussion of Bernard Berenson to be broadcast by the BBC.

Box: 17 Fold: 8 Iris Origo
October 1970

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Iris Origo:

- ALS 10/15/1970 with envelope (2 pages).

- ALS 10/25/1970 with envelope (3 pages).

Box: 17 Fold: 9 Iris Origo
November 1970

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Iris Origo:

- ALS 11/6/1970 with envelope (4 pages).

- ALS 11/15/1970 with envelope (3 pages).

- ALS 11/24/1970 with envelope (2 pages).

Box: 17 Fold: 10 Iris Origo
December 1970

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Iris Origo:

- ALS 12/6/1970 with envelope (2 pages).

Box: 17 Fold: 11 Iris Origo
January 1971

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Iris Origo:

- ALS 1/10/1971 with envelope (4 pages). Reference to Allen Tate.

- ALS 1/14/1971 with envelope (4 pages).

- ALS 1/21/1971 with envelope (2 pages).

Box: 17 Fold: 12 Iris Origo
February 1971

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Iris Origo:

- ALS 2/14/1971 with envelope (2 pages). Reference to Allen Tate.

- ALS 2/15/1971 with envelope (1 page).

- ALS 2 /28/1971 with envelope (5 pages). Reference to Allen Tate and Cecil Day Lewis.

Box: 17 Fold: 13 Iris Origo
March & May 1971

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Iris Origo:

- ALS 3/29/1971 with envelope (6 pages).

- ALS 5/15/1971 with envelope (2 pages). Reference to Schuyler Chapin.

Box: 17 Fold: 14 Iris Origo
August 1971

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Iris Origo:

- ALS 8/15/1971 (2 pages).

Box: 17 Fold: 15 Iris Origo
May 1973

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Iris Origo:

- ALS 5/6/1973 (2 pages).

Box: 17 Fold: 16 Iris Origo
undated

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Iris Origo: 3 ALS undated, 1 telegram, and 1 ALS fragment.



Box: 17 Fold: 17 Iris Origo to Francis Biddle
c.1950-67

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Francis Biddle from Iris Origo:

- ALS 2/21/1950(?) (1 page).

- ALS 3/12/1960(?) (2 pages).

- ALS 9/25/1966 (2 pages).

- ALS 1/15/1967 (4 pages).

- ALS 1/16/19? (2 pages).

- ALS 10/25/19? (1 page).

Box: 17 Fold: 18 Iris Origo - Related Correspondence
1965-1971

DESCRIPTION: - 2 ALS dated 6/9/1965 and 9/24/1969 to Katherine Biddle from Donata Origo, a daughter of Iris Origo's.

- Printed invitation to a reception given by Helen Wolff in honor of Iris Origo, April 26, 1971.

- ALS 5/3/1971 with envelope to Katherine Biddle from Charles Robinson re a review by Biddle of Iris Origo's just published work, "Images and Shadows: Part of a Life," (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1971).

Box: 17 Fold: 19 Iris Origo - Family Photographs (children)
undated

DESCRIPTION: Christmas greeting card from Iris Origo with collage of snapshots of grandchildren(?).

Box: 17 Fold: 20 re Iris Origo - Notes by Katherine Biddle
c.1956

DESCRIPTION: Autograph notes by Katherine Biddle -- appear to be transcription of travel recommendations for a visit to Italy given by Iris Origo (see letter dated 6/25/1956, folder 17:1).

Box: 17 Fold: 21 Article by Iris Origo: "Biography, True and False"
1959

DESCRIPTION: Clipping of an article by Iris Origo, entitled, "Biography, True and False," (in The Atlantic Monthly, 1959).

Box: 17 Fold: 22 Article by Iris Origo: "The Domestic Enemy..."
July 1955

DESCRIPTION: Offprint of a paper by Iris Origo: "The Domestic Enemy: the Eastern Slaves in Tuscany in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries." (in "Speculum," a journal of medieval studies, July 1955). This copy inscribed to Katherine Biddle and signed by Origo.

Box: 17 Fold: 22.1 Article by Iris Origo: "Who Reads Other People's Letters?"
April 1959

DESCRIPTION: Clipping of article by Iris Origo, "Who Reads Other People's Letters?" (in Vogue, April 1, 1959).

Box: 17 Fold: 23 Book by Iris Origo: "Images and Shadows" (reviewed by K. Biddle)
c.1971

DESCRIPTION: 2 copies of typescript for a review by Katherine Biddle of Iris Origo's autobiography, "Images and Shadows," (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1971).

Box: 17 Fold: 24 Book by Iris Origo: "Images and Shadows" (Reviews)
1970-71

DESCRIPTION: Clippings of printed reviews of Iris Origo's autobiography, "Images and Shadows." Includes those by Katherine Biddle and Anne Fremantle.

Box: 17 Fold: 25 Book by Iris Origo: "Leopardi: A Study in Solitude" (Review)
October 1953

DESCRIPTION: Clippings of a printed reviews of "Leopardi: A Study in Solitude," by Iris Origo (1953).

Box: 17 Fold: 26 Book by Iris Origo: "The World of San Bernardino" (dustjacket)
1962

DESCRIPTION: Printed dustjacket for Iris Origo's book, "The World of San Bernardino," (1962).

Box: 17 Fold: 27 Iris Origo Book Inscriptions
1947-70

DESCRIPTION: Xerox copies of flyleaves from books by Iris Origo inscribed to Katherine Biddle.

Box: 18 Fold: 1 William Jay Smith
March 15, 1965

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from William Jay Smith: ALS 3/15/1965(?) with envelope. A hand-delivered note to Biddle commenting on her poem, "Death Tree," (includes typescript with annotations by Smith).

Box: 18 Fold: 2 William Jay Smith
December 24, 1966

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from William Jay Smith: ALS 12/24/1966 (3 pages). Reference to Smith's marriage to Sonja Haussman; renewal of a teaching position at Hollins College; and to prospective publication of his anthology, "Poems from France," (1967).

Box: 18 Fold: 3 William Jay Smith
1967

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from William Jay Smith:

- TLS 5/2/1967 (1 page), with attached request for permission to quote from Biddle's work, "The Other Journey: Poems New and Selected."

- ALS 8/17/1967 (4 pages), with compliments on Biddle's poetry.

- TLS 9/30/1967 (2 pages/1 sheet), with news of his appointment by Quincy Mumford to the position of consultant in poetry at the Library of Congress. Reference also to the release of his anthology, "Poems from France"; and to Allen Tate and Malcolm Cowley.

Box: 18 Fold: 4 William Jay Smith
1968

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from William Jay Smith:

- ALS 2/6/1968 (2 pages/2 sheets), with news of imminent visit to Washington, D.C.; and to Roy Basler.

- ALS 6/4/1968 (2 pages/1 sheet), with thanks for the Biddles' hospitality, and news of settling into residence in Washington, D.C.

- TLS 7/23/1968 (1 page).

Box: 18 Fold: 5 William Jay Smith
1969

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from William Jay Smith:

- ACS postcard (postmarked 1969?), with reference to Smith's trip to Asia.

- ALS 9/22/1969 (3 pages/2 sheets). Reference to his poem, "The Tin Can."

Box: 18 Fold: 6 William Jay Smith
Christmas 1969

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from William Jay Smith: ALS (1 page with envelope, hand-delivered), with copy of inscribed, signed typescript for his poem, "What Train Will Come?" (4 pages).

Box: 18 Fold: 7 William Jay Smith
September 4, 1970

DESCRIPTION: Autograph poem written by William Jay Smith "For Katherine Garrison Chapin on her eightieth birthday." (2 pages, dated twice, 9/4/1970 and later inscribed, signed and dated 12/12/1970).

Box: 18 Fold: 8 William Jay Smith
1971

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from William Jay Smith:

- TLS 4/23/1971 (2 pages/1 sheet), with reference to Iris Origo and Bernard Berenson.

- TLS undated (1971?, 1 page), commenting on Biddle's poetry.

- ACS postcard (postmarked 12/6/1971?), from Budapest, Hungary.

Box: 18 Fold: 9 William Jay Smith
February 25, 1972

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from William Jay Smith: ALS 2/25/1972 (2 pages/1 sheet), with clipping of an article about the Russian poet, Yevgeny Yevtushenko's visit to the U.S.

Box: 18 Fold: 10 William Jay Smith
undated

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from William Jay Smith: telegram (undated) with birthday greetings.

Box: 18 Fold: 11 William Jay Smith from Katherine Biddle
February 12, 1973

DESCRIPTION: Copy of a typed letter from Katherine Biddle to William Jay Smith.

Box: 18 Fold: 12 by William Jay Smith: "A Clutch of Clerihews"
Christmas 1966

DESCRIPTION: Poem by William Jay Smith entitled, "A Clutch of Clerihews," printed on a Christmas card (1966). Signed.

Box: 18 Fold: 13 by William Jay Smith: "Fishing for Albacore"
undated

DESCRIPTION: Typescript of poem by William Jay Smith, entitled, "Fishing for Albacore" (4 pages). Inscribed and signed.

Box: 18 Fold: 14 by William Jay Smith: "A Minor Ode to the Morgan Horse"
Christmas 1961

DESCRIPTION: Poem by William Jay Smith, entitled, "A Minor Ode to the Morgan Horse," printed on a Christmas card, 1961. Inscribed and signed.

Box: 18 Fold: 15 by William Jay Smith: "Morels"
Christmas 1964

DESCRIPTION: Poem by William Jay Smith, entitled, "Morels," printed on a Christmas card, 1964. Inscribed and signed.

Box: 18 Fold: 16 by William Jay Smith: "Slave Bracelets"
undated

DESCRIPTION: Typescript of poem by William Jay Smith, entitled, "Slave Bracelets," inscribed and signed (4 pages).

Box: 18 Fold: 17 by William Jay Smith: "The Straw Market"
November 10, 1969

DESCRIPTION: Printed program for a play by William Jay Smith, entitled, "The Straw Market." Includes ACS to Katherine Biddle inviting her to attend the performance.

Box: 18 Fold: 18 by William Jay Smith: "Venice in the Fog"
Aprl 15, 1973

DESCRIPTION: Clipping of printed poem by William Jay Smith, entitled, "Venice in the Fog" (in the New York Times, Sunday, April 15, 1973). Inscribed and signed.

Box: 18 Fold: 19 by William Jay Smith: "Winter Morning"
Christmas 1967

DESCRIPTION: Poem by William Jay Smith, entitled, "Winter Morning," printed on a Christmas card, 1967. Inscribed and signed.

Box: 18 Fold: 20 re William Jay Smith - Addresses by Katherine Biddle
1969

DESCRIPTION: Autograph drafts of introductory addresses by Katherine Biddle for William Jay Smith.

Box: 19 Fold: 1 Herbert Steiner
1947

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Herbert Steiner:

- ALS 10/18/1947 (1 page), with reference to a manuscript (unidentified) sent to him by Biddle.

- ALS 10/31/1947 (1 page), with reference to publication of (unnamed) essay.

- ALS 11/20/1947 (1 page with 2 pages of notes on aforementioned essay.

Box: 19 Fold: 2 Herbert Steiner
1950

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Herbert Steiner:

- ALS 3/27/1950 (3 pages), with reference to Marguerite Caetani and her journal "Botteghe Oscure." Reference also to Biddle's play, "Sojourner Truth"; to Francis Biddle's book, "World's Best Hope"; to Alexis Leger's poem, "Anabase," and to Katherine Biddle's review of Leger's "Exil."

- ALS 6/6/1950 (2 pages), with reference to a prospective visit to Washington, D.C.

- ALS 6/24/1950 (2 pages) attaching a review of Katherine Biddle by Steiner, translated from German (4 pages).

Box: 19 Fold: 3 Herbert Steiner
October 15, 1951

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Herbert Steiner:

- ALS 10/15/1951 (1 page), with reference to publication of his works and to reviews of Alexis Leger.

Box: 19 Fold: 4 Herbert Steiner
1952

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Herbert Steiner:

- ACS postcard 1/4/1952.

- ALS 3/22/1952 (2 pages), reference to reading Francis Biddle's book, "Fear of Freedom."

Box: 19 Fold: 5 Herbert Steiner
1955

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Herbert Steiner:

- ALS 6/12/1955 (2 pages), reference to reading a poem by Biddle passed along by mutual acquaintance Alexis Leger (whom Steiner refers to as "StJP").

- ALS 9/19/1955 (1 page), with reference to reading Conrad Aiken, contemplating writing a review of "Vents" by Alexis Leger, and Biddle's play, "Sojourner Truth."

Box: 19 Fold: 6 Herbert Steiner
1958 (February-December)

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Herbert Steiner:

- Typescript (with envelope) of a review by Steiner entitled, "Saint-John Perse in German." (1 page).

- ALS 8/5/1958 (2 pages), with reference to Alexis Leger.

- ALS 12/7/1958 (2 pages), with reference to publishing an article by Biddle in a German journal.

- ACS postcard 12/27/1958.

Box: 19 Fold: 7 Herbert Steiner
1958 (September)

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Herbert Steiner:

- ALS 9/14/1958 (2 pages) enclosing articles (published in German) by Steiner. Also includes an article by Biddle translated into German by Steiner.



Box: 19 Fold: 8 Herbert Steiner
1959

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Herbert Steiner:

- ALS 1/29/1959 (2 pages), with reference to planning a visit to Washington to see the Biddles and Alexis Leger.

- ALS 2/26/1959 (1 page), with reference to Marguerite Caetani.

- ALS 4/18/1959 (2 pages), with reference to Biddle's poetry.

- ALS 11/1/1959 (1 page), with reference to Alexis Leger's being awarded the Grand Prix National des Lettres and the Grand Prix International de Poesie.

- ACS postcard 12/17/1959.

- ALS 12/21/1959 (1 page), with reference to Marguerite Caetani.

Box: 19 Fold: 9 Herbert Steiner
1960

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Herbert Steiner:

- ALS 2/2/1960 (2 pages with envelope), with reference to Alexis Leger.

- ALS 9/30/1960 (1 page).

- ALS 12/7/1960 (2 pages with envelope), with reference to Marguerite Caetani and Alexis Leger.

- ALS 12/19/1960 (1 page), with reference to Alexis Leger.

Box: 19 Fold: 10 Herbert Steiner
1961

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Herbert Steiner:

- ALS postcard 4/14/1961 with reference to an essay by Biddle on Alexis Leger.

- ALS 5/27/1961 (1 page), with reference to poems by Biddle.

Box: 19 Fold: 11 Herbert Steiner
1962

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Herbert Steiner:

- ACS postcard 1/5/1962.

- ACS postcard 12/31/1962.

Box: 19 Fold: 12 Herbert Steiner
1964

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Herbert Steiner: 4 ALS dated 1/18/1964, 1/25/1964, 2/27/1964, 5/18/1964 (total: 4 pages).



Box: 19 Fold: 13 Herbert Steiner
undated

DESCRIPTION: Undated correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Herbert Steiner: 2 ALS, 1 ACS postcard, 1 ALS with proof of article by Biddle, entitled, "Poetry, the Purification of Language."



Box: 19 Fold: 14 re Herbert Steiner: Polly H.N. Crena de Ionge
1964

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Polly H.N. Crena de Ionge: 3 ALS dated 1964, regarding financial support by mutual friends of Herbert Steiner.

Box: 19 Fold: 15 re Herbert Steiner: Jorge Guillen
1963

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Jorge Guillen - 3 ALS dated 10/17/1963, 11/20/1963, 12/11/1963 (total: 6 pages/3 sheets, with envelopes) with reference to Herbert Steiner and to Alexis Leger.

Box: 19 Fold: 16 re Herbert Steiner: Elizabeth Hapgood
1964

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Elizabeth Hapgood: 2 ALS with envelopes, dated 1964. Reference to Herbert Steiner.



Box: 19 Fold: 17 re Herbert Steiner: Hilda von Mises
1963

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Hilda von Mises: 2 ALS dated in 1964, with reference to Herbert Steiner. Includes letter dictated to von Mises by Herbert Steiner, dated 11/17/1963.

Box: 20 Fold: 1 Verna Arvey Still
1940

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Verna Arvey Still: TLS dated 2/28/1940 (1 pages), with TLS 2/28/1940 to Alain Locke. Reference to the composition of a music score by William Grant Still for Biddle's poem, "And They Lynched Him from a Tree."

Box: 20 Fold: 2 Verna Arvey Still
1941

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Verna Arvey Still: TLS 8/12/1941 (1 page), with suggestion that Biddle write an article about her collaboration with composers William Grant Still and Harl McDonald on her poems, "And They Lynched Him from a Tree" and "Lament for the Stolen." Reference also to conductors John Barbirolli and Artur Rodzinski who conducted performances of the works.

Box: 20 Fold: 3 Verna Arvey Still
1943

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Verna Arvey Still: TLS 1/18/1943 and TLS dated "Tuesday afternoon," (2 pages). Reference to Biddle's poem, "Plain Chant for America," to baritone Wilbur Evans who performed it, and to a collaboration between William Grant Still and Leopold Stokowski. Reference also to prospective performance of "And They Lynched Him from a Tree."

Box: 20 Fold: 4 Verna Arvey Still
1944

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Verna Arvey Still:

- TLS dated 3/29/1944 (1 page). Reference to British performances of Biddle's choral poem (with music by William Grant Still) "Plain Chant for America."

- TLS dated 7/31/1944 (1 page) with excerpt of commentary on Biddle's choral poem, "And They Lynched Him from a Tree," by conductor Richard Lert. Reference also to a pleasant visit from Alain Locke.

Box: 20 Fold: 5 Verna Arvey Still
September to November 1944

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Verna Arvey Still: 5 TLS dated 9/2/1944, 9/7/1944, 9/12/1944, 9/23/1944, 11/26/1944 (total: 5 pages). Reference to performances in Mexico of Biddle's choral poems, "Plain Chant for America" and "And They Lynched Him from a Tree." Also mention that the Republican Party has asked William Grant Still for a publicity statement in support of Franklin D. Roosevelt (letter of 9/12/1944).

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