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Gilbert and Christine Govan correspondence

 Collection — Box: MS-053 001
Identifier: MS-053
Scope and Contents This collection includes 45 letters written by American authors from the South from circa 1932 to 1973. Correspondents include Wilma Dykeman Stokely, Julia Peterkin, Andrew Lytle, Caroline Gordon, George Scarbrough, Jesse Stuart, Richard Chase, Donald Davidson, Stanley Horn, Paul Jordan Smith, Anworth Rutherford, John Bennett, Robert Burch, and several others.
Dates: 1932-1973

Series 1: Letters

 Series — Box: MS-053 001
Scope and Contents From the Collection: This collection includes 45 letters written by American authors from the South from circa 1932 to 1973. Correspondents include Wilma Dykeman Stokely, Julia Peterkin, Andrew Lytle, Caroline Gordon, George Scarbrough, Jesse Stuart, Richard Chase, Donald Davidson, Stanley Horn, Paul Jordan Smith, Anworth Rutherford, John Bennett, Robert Burch, and several others.
Dates: 1932-1973

n.d. To: Christine Govan From: Fanny Bell

 Item — Box: MS-053 001, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents note States she has a card from Edith Meyer stating she is leaving Asheville, North Carolina for Nashville and will stop in Chattanooga. Meyer said she would love to meet Mrs. Govan while there and for Mrs. Govan to call her at the Patten Hotel. Ball is visiting Roberta and Lloyd in the summer, whose child was fatally hit by a car. She grieves for the child. States that she heard that Alice is no longer at Mills nor any other bookstore. If Mrs. Govan sees Edith [illegible] tell her I Fanny will...
Dates: 1932-1973

Sept. 7, 1935 Charleston, South Carolina To: Christine Govan From: John Bennett

 Item — Box: MS-053 001, Folder: 2
Scope and Contents note

Thanks Christine profusely for copy of “Five at Ashfield”, and congratulates her on its publication. States that he is reading the book in his spare time and compliments the book’s prose and other features. Writes that he will review the book for the News & Courier if time permits. Further compliments the book in closing.

Dates: 1932-1973

Nov. 6, 1935 Smithfield, Virginia To: Christine Govan From: John Bennett

 Item — Box: MS-053 001, Folder: 3
Scope and Contents note States he doesn’t know why the News and Courier haven’t sent a copy of review to Messrs. Houghton, Mifflin & Co. Mentions that he saw the article by a Mr. Birch in Publisher’s Weekly and is glad the period of disdain by the Intelligentsia has not hindered appreciation of Birch’s work. Mentions it was great fortune that Birch illustrated “Skylark,” and hopes that Century Co. will restore the entire set of Birch’s drawings to its commercial edition. Hopes that Ashfield is going well for...
Dates: 1932-1973

Dec. 4, 1937 Charleston, South Carolina To: Christine Govan From: John Bennett

 Item — Box: MS-053 001, Folder: 4
Scope and Contents note

Mentions that Houhgton Mifflin seems to have forgotten his existence. States that he is glad Christine approves of the Gus Stoneys. Writes that he has been working on his current book for “forty years” and that it is only two-thirds complete. Brings Mrs. Govan’s attention to Allen Smart of Chillicothe, Ohio and offers a brief biography of him. Brings well wishes to Mr. Govan and Mrs. Govan herself.

Dates: 1932-1973

Apr. 2, 1964 Fayetteville, Georgia To: Christine Govan From: Robert Burch

 Item — Box: MS-053 001, Folder: 5
Scope and Contents note

Mentions that his new book "Skinny" has been published by Viking and asks whether Mrs. Govan would like a copy sent to her. Mentions that William Steele will speak at the banquet at Lake Jackson in a couple of weeks for a Georgia Library Clubs’ gathering, and that Burch himself will also be there. He hopes that he can meet Steele and Christine there.

Dates: 1932-1973

Nov. 25, 1964 Fayetteville, Georgia To: Christine Govan From: Robert Burch

 Item — Box: MS-053 001, Folder: 6
Scope and Contents note

He is complimented by the fact that Govan’s grandson wants him to sign his book. Mentions that Annis Duff named his next book, which is “D.J.’s Worst Enemy.” He offers advice about Govan’s “Viking and World situation” and offers his positive experiences with Viking. He compliments Annis Duff’s ability as an editor. He also compliments Ann Beneduce at World.

Dates: 1932-1973

July 1957 To: Christine Noble Govan From: Dick Chase

 Item — Box: MS-053 001, Folder: 7
Scope and Contents note

Compliments write-up. Mentions the Croft Fair. Mentions that his daughter and grandson will be there July 18th and 19th. Sends good wishes.

Dates: 1932-1973

Apr, 8, 1962 Banner Elk, North Carolina To: Christine Govan From: Dick Chase

 Item — Box: MS-053 001, Folder: 8
Scope and Contents note

Mentions success of Dexter [illegible’s] eye operation. He is off to a Presbyterian Camp.

Dates: 1932-1973