Bryn Mawr College Library Special Collections

 

Katharine Sergeant White Papers

Part II: Box and Folder List - The New Yorker Correspondence

Special Collections Department, Bryn Mawr College Library
Collection Number: M 56

Copyright © 2006 by Special Collections Department, Bryn Mawr College Library

August 2006
Last Update: August 2006

 


The New Yorker Correspondence:Original drawing of White by Peter Arno. From the Katharine Sergeant White Collection, Bryn Mawr College
White's New Yorker Correspondence comprises the largest portion ofher Papers. As editor for The New Yorker, White was engaged in a long and steady correspondence (1400 letters to and from over 250 correspondents) with a great many of the magazine's writers, poets, artists, and staff. The collection documents nearly 50 years of her personal and professional relationships with E. B. White (her husband), William Maxwell, James Thurber, Harold Ross, Vladimir Nabokov, Ogden Nash, John Updike, Marianne Moore, Jean Stafford, May Sarton, Clarence Day, Elizabeth Bishop, Janet Flanner, and John Cheever, and many others. White was described by her husband as a great "keeper-in-touch" and her correspondence with the writers whose work she edited shows her as a nurturing and maternal friend, not merely critic and editor.

White's early years as editor for The New Yorker are significantly less well documented than the later years of her career, because she did not at first keep copies of her correspondence, a practice she later followed scrupulously. Her career between the years 1935 and 1961, on the other hand, is copiously documented through her own preservation of her professional and personal correspondence, which forms the bulk of this collection.

The New Yorker Correspondence is organized alphabetically by correspondent and contains letters, typed and handwritten, from New Yorker affiliates to White, as well as numerous carbon or xerox copies of her letters to them, which makes it possible to follow thoughts and conversations between her and her correspondents over decades. Of great value are a series of notes by White commenting on specific letters and correspondents in detail, establishing relationships and context. The letters within this collection reveal the writers : family life, work in progress, illnesses, luncheon dates, friends met, travels, and holidays enjoyed, and add up to a unique history of The New Yorker, as well as a superb record of White's own career.

The great majority of the items in The New Yorker Correspondence were given to the Library by White herself; the collection also includes gifts from William Maxwell, John Updike, and Phyllis Feldcamp.

The New Yorker Correspondence (arranged alphabetically by correspondent)

A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z

 

Box
Folder
Contents and Description
Date
1 1 Abbe, Elfriede  
    Abbe to KSW, 4 letters 31 Oct 1966 - 12 May 1967
    KSW to Abbe, 4 letters (carbon) 26 Oct 1966 - 20 May 1967
   
Exchange of correspondence between White and Abbe concerning Abbe's book, Plants of Virgil's Georgics, reviewed by White in her Onward and Upward in the Garden series. Correspondence also concerns an English version of The Georgics, illustrated and translated from the original Latin by Abbe, and White's purchase of a copy of the new publication.
 
    1 typed note by KSW on Elfriede Abbe 1976
    1 printed brochure on The Georgics of Virgil by Elfriede Abbe  
    1 printed sample sheet from The Georgics of Virgil  
1 2 Adams, Amy  
    Adams to KSW, 1 letter 1948
   
Letter from Adams, one of White's New Yorker secretaries, regarding professional matters.
 
    1 autograph note by KSW on Amy Adams n.d.
1 3 Adams, Franklin P.  
    Adams to KSW, 1 letter 1935
   
Letter from Adams, American writer and New Yorker contributor, regarding personal matters.
 
1 4 Alajalov, Constantin  
    Alajalov to KSW, 1 letter 1938
   
Letter from Alajalov, Russian-American artist and illustrator, with a hand painted drawing of a farewell bouquet on the occasion of White's permanent move from New York to Maine. Alajalov produced many covers for The New Yorker.
 
    1 typed note by KSW on Alajalov's letter of 1938 1972
1 5 Arnaud, Odette  
    Arnaud to KSW, 1 letter 24 Oct 1957
    KSW to Arnaud, 1 letter (carbon) 5 Nov 1957
   
Exchange of correspondence between White and Arnaud regarding Arnaud becoming E. B. White's French agent (for French translations of his novels) after the death of his former French agent. Arnaud's letter mentions her connection with Janet Flanner.
 
    1 autograph note by KSW on Odette Arnaud 1972
1 6 Balliett, Whitney  
    Balliett to KSW, 2 letters 17 Jan 1958 - 5 Aug 1958
   
Incoming correspondence from Balliett, New Yorker jazz critic and contributor, regarding professional and personal matters.
 
1 7 Barolini, Antonio  
    Barolini to KSW, 1 letter 20 Dec 1957
   
Letter from Barolini, Italian writer and New Yorker contributor, regarding personal matters.
 
    Business card of Antonio Barolini  
1 8 Barrows, Alice Prentice  
    Barrows to KSW, 2 letters (with enclosed copies of letters Barrows wrote to Harold Ross) 16 Nov 1949 - 24 Nov 1949
    KSW to Barrows, 1 letter (carbon) 2 Nov 1949
   
Exchange of correspondence between White and Barrows, White's fourth cousin, regarding Harold Ross' firing of New Yorker contributor, Richard Boyer.
 
1 9 Baumgarten, Bernice  
    Baumgarten to KSW, 3 letters 2 Dec 1955 - 6 May 1955
    KSW to Baumgarten, 2 letters (carbon) 28 Nov 1955 - 12 Dec 1955
   
Exchange of correspondence between White and Baumgarten, literary agent of Bessie Breuer and Mary McCarthy, regarding White's leaving her editorial position at The New Yorker and the status of Breuer's and McCarthy's work.
 
1 10, 11 Bechtel, Louise Seaman (Mrs. Edwin DeT. Bechtel)  
    Bechtel to KSW, 46 letters 11 July 1946 - 30 May 1977
    KSW to Bechtel, 14 letters (carbon and xerox) 8 Feb 1949 - 23 Oct 1972
   
Incoming correspondence from Bechtel, American editor, author, and lecturer on children's literature, primarily regarding personal matters. Many of Bechtel's letters concern E. B. White's children's books and reviews. Bechtel's correspondence is also closely related to Katharine White's children's book reviews for The New Yorker and her later Onward and Upward in the Garden series.
 
    6 typed notes by KSW on Louise S. Bechtel 1972, 1976
    2 autograph notes by KSW on Louise S. Bechtel 1972
    Autograph notes by Louise S. Bechtel titled, "Scent in Roses" (10pp)  
1 12 Behrman, Sam N.  
    Behrman to KSW, 14 letters 19 Feb 1952 - 12 Nov 1973
    KSW to Behrman, 3 letters (carbon) 9 Dec 1955 - 3 Nov 1972
   
Incoming correspondence from Behrman, American playwright and New Yorker contributor, regarding New Yorker-related matters, including the death of Wolcott Gibbs and Behrman's writing. Several letters concern Behrman's desire to write a collaborative biography on Harold Ross with White, both of whom believed that Ross was unfairly misrepresented in James Thurber's book, The Years With Ross. The library holds a copy of Thurber's book with extensive marginal comments by White. Behrman's letters mention Mollie Panter-Downes, Edmund Wilson, and Rebecca West.
 
    Elza Behrman (wife of Sam N. Behrman) to KSW, 1 letter 12 Nov 1973
   
Letter from Elza Behrman regarding the death of her husband.
 
    1 typed note by KSW on obituary of Sam N. Behrman from The New York Times  
    1 typed note by KSW on Sam N. Behrman letter of 6 Nov 1972  
    5 autograph notes on Sam N. Behrman 1970
1 13 Bemelmans, Ludwig  
    Bemelmans to KSW, 1 letter 20 May 1946
   
Letter from Bemelmans, New Yorker contributor, regarding an unusual payment in Dunhill cigars for a New Yorker cover by Bemelmans and Bemelmans' writing progress.
 
    1 typed note by KSW on Ludwig Bemelmans letter of 20 May 1946 1972
1 14 Benet, William Rose  
    Benet to KSW, 2 letters (carbon) 12 June 1928 - 26 Dec 1928
   
Copies of two letters from Benet, American writer and editor, regarding Elinor Wylie, Benet's wife. Letters addressed to "Mrs. Angell", as they predate White's second marriage to E. B. White.
 
    1 typed note by KSW on William R. Benet's correspondence 1972
1 15 Bergeret, Ida Treat  
    Bergeret to KSW, 32 letters 19 July 1954 - 27 Dec 1976
    KSW to Bergeret, 3 letters (carbon) 25 Nov 1955 - 1 Jan 1966
   
Incoming correspondence from Bergeret, New Yorker contributor, regarding her writing, the death of Gus Lobrano, White's leaving her editorial position, the death of Wolcott Gibbs, E. B. White's articles, and other New Yorker-related matters. Bergeret's letters primarily concern personal matters, such as her travels, visits to and from White, her professorship at Vassar College, and health problems. Bergeret's letters mention E. M. Forster and Mollie Panter-Downes.
 
1 16 Bergman, Bernard  
    Bergman to KSW, 2 letters 6 Aug 1976 - 13 Aug 1976
   
Incoming correspondence from Bergman, book editor for The Evening and Sunday Bulletin, regarding personal matters.
 
    1 typed note by KSW on Bernard Bergman Aug 1976
    Bernstein, Burton  
1 17 Bernstein to KSW, 1 letter 21 Feb 1975
   
Letter from Bernstein, New Yorker editor, regarding his book, Thurber: A Biography.
 
1 18 Bevington, Helen  
    Bevington to KSW, 3 letters 23 Mar 1956 - 1 July 1962
    KSW to Bevington, 2 letters (carbon) 27 Sept 1961 - 10 July 1962
   
Exchange of correspondence between White and Bevington, American writer and New Yorker contributor, regarding professional and personal matters. One of Bevington's letters reads: "You found a remarkable way to say what was so very good to hear, and I know all over again the great editor and great friend you are."
 
1 19 Bishop, Alison & Alison Bishop Jolly  
    A. Bishop to KSW, 9 letters 1 Dec 1973 - 26 May 1976
    KSW to A. Bishop, 2 letters (carbon) 5 Apr 1974 - 21 Oct 1974
   
Incoming correspondence from Morris Bishop's widow, Alison, and from his daughter, Alison Bishop Jolly, regarding Alison Bishop Jolly's collecting and editing her father's letters. The correspondence primarily concerns the death of Morris Bishop and KSW's assistance in accessing the Morris Bishop letters in The New Yorker's files and her personal letters from him at Bryn Mawr College.
 
    3 typed notes by KSW on letters from Alison Bishop and Alison Jolly  
2 1 Bishop, Elizabeth  
    E. Bishop to KSW, 8 letters 4 Sept 1951 - 16 Jan 1976
    KSW to E. Bishop, 4 letters (carbon) 7 Dec 1955 - 18 Feb 1972
   
Incoming correspondence from Bishop, American poet, writer, and New Yorker contributor, regarding her poetry, her travels and life in Brazil, her professorship at Harvard, and other personal matters. Bishop's letter of 14 April 1975 comments on Brendan Gill's book Here At the New Yorker. Bishop's letter of 12 Dec 1961 mentions Marianne Moore, Mary McCarthy, and the Lowells. White's outgoing correspondence conceners her poor health, Bishop's poetry, White's letter of 7 Dec 1955 concerns her leaving her editorial position at The New Yorker and turning Bishop's prose over to Gus Lobrano to edit. White's letter of 18 Feb 1972 concerns the death of Marianne Moore and White's relationship with Moore at The New Yorker and at Bryn Mawr College.
 
    William Maxwell to E. Bishop, 1 letter (carbon) 14 Nov 1962
   
Letter from Maxwell to Bishop regarding the translated work of a Brazilian writer being considered for publication in The New Yorker.
 
    2 typed notes by KSW on Elizabeth Bishop 1976
    2 autograph notes by KSW on Elizabeth Bishop  
    Bishop, Morris  
2 2 M. Bishop to KSW, 12 letters 17 Sept 1950 - 8 Feb 1973
    KSW to M. Bishop, 4 letters (carbon) 21 Nov 1955 - 5 Oct 1972
   
Incoming correspondence from Morris Bishop, American poet and New Yorker contributor, regarding personal matters, primarily family-related. One letter mentions celebrating Thanksgiving with Vladimir and Vera Nabokov. Bishop, also a professor of Romance Literature at Cornell University, was one of Nabokov's closest friends in the US, and it was Bishop who brought Nabokov into Cornell as a professor. White was Bishop's editor until 1955, when she left her position as fiction editor in order to take on more general responsibilities for the magazine.
 
    Printed booklet, "Reader's Report: A selected list of books by Morris Bishop, Professor Emeritus of Cornell University, with notes and comment by his friends and colleagues" 15 Apr 1971
    1 typed note by KSW on Morris Bishop letter of 8 Feb 1973  
2 3 Blackmur, Richard P.  
    Blackmur to KSW, 1 letter 23 Jan 1958
   
Letter from Blackmur, American poet and early New Yorker contributor, regarding a wild flower catalog from Pearce Seeds, New Jersey and other personal matters.
 
    1 autograph note by KSW on Richard Blackmur letter of 23 Jan 1958  
2 4 Blanchard, Charlie  
    Blanchard to KSW, 2 letters 2 Aug 1944 - 21 Aug 1944
   
Incoming correspondence from Blanchard, editor for Little, Brown & Company Publishers, regarding professional matters.
 
2 5 Bogan, Louise  
    Bogan to KSW, 4 letters 2 June 1954 - 28 Dec 1965
    Excerpt of letter by KSW to Bogan, 1 letter (carbon) 5 Dec 1955
   
Exchange regarding White's leaving her editorial position at The New Yorker and the publication of Bogan's writing in The New Yorker.
 
2 6 Bolton, Isabel (Mary Britton Miller)  
    Bolton to KSW, 1 letter 14 Apr 1952
    KSW to Bolton, 1 letter (carbon) Aug 1947 - 1948
   
Incoming letter from Miller regarding chapters from her book to be published as short stories by The New Yorker. Copy of an outgoing letter from White to Miller contains a lengthy response to issues raised by Miller over a recent rejection of one of Miller's New Yorker submissions and Ms. Miller's criticisms of New Yorker fiction in general.
 
    1 autograph note by KSW on Mary Britton Miller letter of 14 Apr 1952  
    1 typed note by KSW on KSW response letter to Mary Britton Miller (late '40s or early '50s)  
2 7 Botsford, Garner and Tassie (Catherine Crittenden Botsford)  
    Botsfords to KSW, 2 letters (1 signed "Tassie") 23 July 1974 - 3 Nov 1974
   
Incoming correspondence from Botsford, New Yorker editor, and his wife "Tassie" (Catherine Crittenden Botsford) regarding personal matters.
 
    1 typed note by KSW on Gardner and Tassie Botsford 10 Nov 1974
2 8 Braun, Helen  
    Braun to KSW, 1 letter 26 Feb 1957
   
Letter from Braun, New Yorker secretary, regarding personal matters.
 
    1 autograph note by KSW on Helen Braun  
2 9 Brennan, Maeve  
    Brennan to KSW, 5 letters Mar 1961 - 14 Apr 1972
   
Incoming correspondence from Brennan, Irish-American short story writer, journalist, and New Yorker contributor, regarding personal matters; correspondence postdates White's retirement from her editorial position at The New Yorker.
 
    1 typed note by KSW on Maeve Brennan  
2 10, 11 Breuer, Bessie (Mrs. Henry Varnum Poor)  
    Breuer to KSW, 44 letters 1930 - 13 Jan 1975
    KSW to Breuer, 5 letters (carbon) 13 Dec 1955 - 10 Sept 1973
   
Early incoming correspondence from Breuer, New Yorker contributor and wife of Henry Varnum Poor, regarding her writing and personal matters. Breuer's later letters concern her poor health, the death of her husband, and other personal matters. Breuer's letters reference Carson McCullers, John Steinbeck, Roger Angell, and Janet Flanner.
 
    1 typed note by KSW on Bessie Breuer  
    1 typed note by KSW on Bessie Breuer letter of unknown date  
    1 typed note by KSW on Mrs. Henry Varnum Poor letter of 11 Apr 1973  
    1 typed note by KSW on Bessie Breuer letter of Jan 1975  
    1 typed note on Bessie Breuer Poor letter of Feb or Mar 1975  
    1 autograph note on Bessie Breuer letter of unknown date [probably late '30s or early '40s]  
2 12 Brooks, Gladys (Mrs. Van Wyck)  
    Brooks to KSW, 5 letters 6 Apr 1967 - 17 Aug 1967
   
Small collection of letters from Gladys Brooks, wife of Van Wyck Brooks and a literary writer in her own right. The correspondence is personal.
 
    1 autograph note by KSW on Gladys Brooks correspondence  
2 13 Brooks, Van Wyck  
    Brooks to KSW, 1 letter 2 Oct 1961
    KSW to Brooks, 1 letter (carbon) 25 Sept 1961
   
Exchange of correspondence between White and Brooks, American literary critic, regarding White's poor health and other personal matters.
 
2 14 Bruccoli, Matthew J.  
    Bruccoli to KSW, 2 letters 7 May 1971 - 24 May 1971
    KSW to Broccoli, 2 letters (carbon) 17 May 1971 - 1 June 1971
   
Exchange of correspondence between White and Bruccoli, editor of Fitzgerald/Hemmingway Annual and English professor at the University of South Carolina, regarding Bruccoli's biography of John O'Hara. White's letter of 17 May 1971 is lengthy and contains descriptive information about John O'Hara's connection to The New Yorker.
 
    Copy of Bruccoli's contract with Random House to write John O'Hara's biography  
    Xerox re Estate of John O'Hara  
    1 typed note by KSW on Matthew J. Bruccoli Mar 1972
2 15 Cain, James M.  
    Cain to KSW, 2 letters 19 Nov 1961 - 8 Dec 1961
   
Incoming correspondence from Cain, early managing editor for The New Yorker and American novelist, regarding personal matters.
 
    1 typed note by KSW on James M. Cain  
2 16 Canfield, Cass  
    Canfield to KSW, 2 letters 13 Jan 1954 - 29 Jan 1954
   
Incoming letters from Canfield, editor for Harper & Brothers Publishers, regarding the publication of John Updike's first book, The Poor House Fair. KSW had originally sent Updike to Harper & Brothers to have his book published, but eventually Harper turned his first novel down.
 
    1 autograph note by KSW on Cass Canfield correspondence  
2 17 Carroll, Clelia  
    Carroll to KSW, 1 letter 16 June 1960
    KSW to Carroll, 1 letter (carbon) 22 June 1960
   
Exchange of correspondence between White and Carroll, managing editor of Looking Glass Library Publishers, regarding an invitation from Looking Glass Library for White to edit a book titled The Looking Glass Book of Humor for children.
 
2 18 Carroll, Joseph  
    Carroll to KSW, 1 letter 15 Oct 1958
   
Letter from Carroll
 
    1 autograph note by KSW on Joseph Carroll, staff member in the Make-Up Department of The New Yorker, regarding his "Department of Amplification" letter published in The New Yorker and personal matters. 1972
2 19 Carson, Rachel  
    Carson to KSW, 1 letter 15 Oct 1962 - 26 Nov 1962
    KSW to Carson, 2 letters (carbon) 21 Nov 1962 - 28 Nov 1962
   
Exchange of correspondence between White and Carson, American writer, environmental activist and New Yorker contributor, concerning Carson's "Silent Spring" articles published in The New Yorker. One letter from KSW to Carson states, "I really only wanted to say that in all my now nearly forty years as a New Yorker editor I've never been prouder of anything we published than of "Silent Spring."
 
    Carbon copy of excerpt from Jan de Graaff's letter of 16 Oct 1962 to KSW  
2 20 Carver, Catherine  
    Carver to KSW, 2 letters 29 Jan 1957
   
Letters from Carver, a candidate for an editing position at The New Yorker, regarding her qualifications for the position.
 
2 21 Cerf, Bennett  
    Cerf to KSW, 1 letter 29 Nov 1954
    KSW to Cerf, 1 letter (carbon) 2 Dec 1954
   
Exchange of correspondence between White and Cerf, president of Random House, Inc. Publishers, regarding his book, An Encyclopedia of Modern American Humor.
 
2 22 Chappell, Warren  
    Chappell to KSW, 7 letters 19 Apr 1971 - 23 June 1974
    KSW to Chappell, 1 letter (carbon) 16 July 1971
   
Incoming correspondence from Chappell, graphic artist and New Yorker contributor, regarding the Irvin type the New Yorker headlines are printed in, the connection of the typeset to Rea Irvin, and other issues concerning origins of the formatting of The New Yorker.
 
    Typed excerpt from letter of Warren Chappell letter of 28 June 1971  
    1 typed note by KSW on Warren Chappell correspondence  
    1 typed note by KSW on Warren Chappell letter of 7 June 1974  
2 23 Cheever, John  
    Cheever to KSW, 6 letters 1956 - 24 May 1965; n.d.
    KSW to Cheever, 1 letter (carbon) 14 Mar 1958
   
Incoming correspondence from Cheever, American writer and New Yorker contributor, regarding his receipt of the National Book Award for The Wapshot Chronicle. Letters additionally concern other issues related to Cheever's writings.
 
    Scott Donaldson to Bryn Mawr College Library, 1 letter 6 Aug 1983
   
Letter from Donaldson, English professor at the College of William and Mary, regarding his biography on John Cheever.
 
2 24 Clarke, Beverly L.  
    Clarke to KSW, 1 letter 21 June 1962
    KSW to Clarke, 1 letter (carbon) 25 June 1962
   
Exchange of correspondence between White and Clarke, consultant for the American Chemical Society and early New Yorker contributor, regarding professional matters. White's response letter references the Rachel Carson series on chemical poisons published in The New Yorker.
 
    Typed memo to W. Shawn (New Yorker fiction editor) regarding Beverly Clarke letter of 21 June 1962 22 June 1962
    Printed brochure, "Facts about Chemical Abstracts today," printed by the American Chemical Society, Washington, DC  
3 1 Clay, George R.  
    Clay to KSW, 4 letters 20 Dec 1955 - 11 Aug 1969
    KSW to Clay, 3 letters (carbon) 8 Dec 1955 - 25 Mar 1963
   
Exchange of correspondence between White and Clay, a New Yorker contributor of fiction, regarding professional matters, such as White's leaving her editorial position, the death of Gus Lobrano, and Clay's writing.
 
3 2 Coates, Robert M.  
    Coates to KSW, 10 letters 1941 - 1972
   
Incoming correspondence from Coates, American writer and New Yorker contributor , regarding Coates's writing, his move to New York City, White's health, and other personal matters. Coates's early letters mention James Thurber.
 
    Typed memo by KSW to Josephine Gibbs (New Yorker staff) regarding Robert M. Coates 2 Apr 1973
    Newspaper clipping, "The Passing of Winter," by Mrs. Frank Rundell, Sr. (from the Chatham Courier, 13 Apr 1972)  
3 3 Collier, John  
    Collier to KSW, 3 letters (1 carbon) 3 Mar 1956 - 10 Dec 1957
    KSW to Collier, 3 letters (carbon) 10 Mar 1956 - 26 Nov 1957
   
Exchange of correspondence between White and Collier, English writer and New Yorker contributor, regarding professional and personal matters.
 
3 4 Collinge, Patricia (Mrs. James N. Smith)  
    Collinge to KSW, 6 letters 13 May 1938 - 24 Nov 1959
    KSW to Collinge, 2 letters (carbon) 21 Aug 1958 - 5 Dec 1958
   
Incoming correspondence from Collinge, an actress and New Yorker contributor, regarding the death of Wolcott Gibbs and KSW leaving her position as Collinge's editor at The New Yorker. Exchange of correspondence later in date concerning the publication of Collinge's book, The Small Mosaics of Mr. and Mrs. Engel.
 
    KSW to Mr. James N. Smith, 1 letter (carbon) 17 Apr 1974
   
Letter from White regarding the death of Patricia Collinge.
 
    Newspaper clipping of Patricia Collinge's obituary (from The New York Times, Apr 1974) 1 Apr 1974
    1 typed note by KSW on Patricia Collinge 13 Apr 1974
3 5 Cooke, Charles  
    Cooke to KSW, 2 letters 23 Jan 1976 - 10 Feb 1976
    KSW to Cooke, 1 letter (carbon) 2 Feb 1976
   
Exchange of correspondence between White and Cooke, The New Yorker's "Talk of the Town" reporter, regarding New Yorker-related and personal matters.
 
    1 typed note by KSW on Charles Cooke n.d.
    Newspaper clippings of Thruber-Cooke letters by Charles Cooke, parts 1 & 2 (from The Freeman's Journal, Jan 1976)  
3 6 Cooper, Louise Field  
    Cooper to KSW, 1 letter 29 Jan 1954
    KSW to Cooper, 1 letter (carbon) 2 Feb 1954
   
Exchange of correspondence between White and Cooper, a New Yorker contributor, regarding personal matters.
 
3 7 Core, George  
    Core to KSW, 3 letters 29 Apr 1974 - 18 Mar 1975
    KSW to Core, 3 letters (carbon) 5 Mar 1975 - 24 Mar 1975
   
Exchange of correspondence regarding Core's request, as editor of The Sewanee Review, that White review Louis Rubin's The Comic Imagination in American Literature and other New Yorker-related publications, all of which White declined, believing the publications to be inaccurate and inadequate representations of The New Yorker and because of her age.
 
    1 typed note by KSW on George Core letter of 29 Apr 1974  
3 8 Coward, Thomas R.  
    Coward to KSW, 4 letters 1 Aug 1946 - 24 Feb 1953
    KSW to Coward, 1 letter (carbon) 20 Feb 1953
   
Incoming correspondence from Coward, president of Coward-McCann, Inc. Book Publishers, regarding revisions and reprints of Whites' edited volume, A Subtreasury of American Humor.
 
3 9 Cullinan, Elizabeth  
    Cullinan to KSW, 4 letters 9 Jan 1958 - 7 Feb 1961
   
Incoming correspondence from Cullinan, Irish American writer and New Yorker secretary and contributor, regarding New Yorker-related and personal matters.
 
    1 autograph note by KSW on Elizabeth Cullinan  
3 10 Cuppy, Will  
    Cuppy to KSW, 13 letters (xerox) 1932 - 30 July 1941
    KSW to Cuppy, 15 letters (original letters; purchased from Phyllis Feldcramp, 29 June 1987 through the Surf Fund) 4 Mar 1932 - 24 July 1941
   
Copies of incoming correspondence from Cuppy, American humorist and New Yorker contributor, regarding his writing, submissions to The New Yorker, and other professional matters. Outgoing correspondence from White to Cuppy regarding his writing and editorial matters. White's letters Many of White's letters contain pleas for submissions from Cuppy to The New Yorker. White's letter of 22 Sept 1936 reads: "Why don't you send us something funny? We need it, and where are the manuscripts you have been promising?"
 
3 11 Cushman, Howard  
    Cushman to KSW, 4 letters (1 with enclosed poem titled "Lankenan Lyric or The Record was Red-blooded But the S.E.D. had Better Circulation") 1 Nov 1962 - 1 Dec 1966
   
Incoming correspondence from Cushman regarding personal matters.
 
3 12 Davenport, Marcia  
    Davenport to KSW, 1 letter 22 Oct 1967
   
Incoming letter from Davenport, American author, regarding praise for her writing received from White.
 
3 13, 14 Day, Clarence  
    Day to KSW, 1 letter (containing two original drawings by Day) 8 July 1935
    KSW to Day, 8 letters (xerox) 11 Apr 1935 - 2 June 1937
   
Letter from Day, American writer and New Yorker contributor, regarding his autobiographical book, Life With Father. The letter additionally concerns E. B. White's biography of Day written for the Book of the Month Club circular. A note written by White describes this letter as "a rare item," as the many letters written by Day to White were lost from the New Yorker files. Copies of outgoing correspondence from White to Day regarding Day's writing and editorial matters.
 
    14 TMs by Clarence Day (All TMs contain autograph pencil corrections by KSW and are unpublished pieces). KSW Note: "This folder seems to contain the start of a second Clarence Day series. They were unfinished pieces left after Clarence's death which we hoped to make into a 'Life with Mother' series. I don't think they worked out for The New Yorker but Mrs. Day may have sold some of them, as rewritten by her, to one of the Curtis publications, but not the Sat. Eve. Post."  
    "Mother Feels Proud" (5pp)  
    "I Learn to Waste Time" (9pp)  
    "I Get Confirmed" (10pp)  
    "Father Goes Down to Wall Street" (5pp)  
    "I Go Down to Wall Street" (8pp)  
    "Father's Office" (9pp)  
    "Father and the Frontier" (6pp)  
    "Father and I Look at Lovely Creatures" (6pp)  
    "I Try to Get Some Experience" (8pp)  
    "Father and Mother in Europe" (10pp)  
    "Father and the Empty Boxes" (10pp)  
    "Father's New York" (5pp)  
    "New York Was a Good Place to Play In" (7pp)  
    "Sunday at the Pequot" (7pp)  
    Original pencil drawing caricature of Clarence Day  
    49 autograph and typed memoranda re Clarence Day's TMs among The New Yorker editorial staff  
    Memorial booklet on Clarence Day  
    Typed (carbon) list of Clarence Day Material (TMs)  
    1 typed note by KSW on Clarence Day letters  
    1 typed note by KSW on Clarence Day memorial booklet  
    1 typed note by KSW on Clarence Day letter of 8 July 1935  
    1 typed note by KSW on xeroxes of early editorial letters between Clarence and Peg Day and KSW 1974
    1 typed note by KSW on Clarence Day TMs  
3 15 Day, Eric  
    Day to KSW, 2 letters 15 Jan 1956 - 24 Jan 1956
    KSW to Day, 2 letters (carbon) 19 Jan 1956 - 2 Feb 1956
   
Exchange of correspondence between White and Day regarding personal matters.
 
    1 typed note by KSW on Eric Day correspondence  
3 16 Day, Peg (Mrs. Clarence Day)  
    Day to KSW, 2 letters 23 Feb [1956?] - Mar 1958
    KSW to Day, 2 letters (carbon) 23 Oct 1952 - 25 Mar 1958
   
Correspondence between White and Peg Day, wife of Clarence Day, regarding New Yorker-related and personal matters.
 
3 17 De Kay, Ormonde Jr.  
    De Kay to KSW, 2 letters 2 Sept 1976 - 13 Sept 1976
    KSW to De Kay, 1 letter (carbon) 8 Sept 1976
   
Exchange of correspondence between White and De Kay regarding De Kay's biographical research on Ogden Nash. White's response letter of 8 Sept 1976 contains many details about Nash's connection to The New Yorker and White's editorial opinions about his writing.
 
3 18 De Miskey, Julian  
    De Miskey to KSW, 1 letter 25 Nov 1956
    KSW to De Miskey, 1 letter (carbon) 18 Dec 1956
   
Exchange of correspondence between White and de Miskey, an early cover artist for The New Yorker, regarding de Miskey's difficulties in obtaining employment outside of The New Yorker.
 
3 19 De Rocheville, Norman  
    De Rocheville to KSW, 1 letter 14 Nov 1936
    KSW to De Rocheville, 1 letter (carbon) 20 Nov 1936
   
Exchange of correspondence between White and de Rocheville, editor-in-chief of Press Bureau Publishers, regarding White's inclusion in Press Bureau's volume, Women of Achievement, to which White declined.
 
3 20 Deutsch, Babette  
    Deutsch to KSW, 1 letter 1 Dec 1955
   
Incoming letter from Deutsch, American poet and a New Yorker contributor, regarding White's retirement from her editorial position at The New Yorker.
 
3 21 De Vries, Peter  
    De Vries to KSW, 1 letter 12 Feb 1958
   
Incoming letter from de Vries, American novelist and New Yorker editor, regarding praise from White for one of his recently published books.
 
4 1 Edman, Irwin  
    Edman to KSW, 1 letter 25 Jan 1954
   
Letter from Edman, New Yorker contributor, regarding his review of a book (title unspecified in the letter) written by E. B. White.
 
4 2 Espey, John J.  
    Espey to KSW, 2 letters 4 Sept 1958 - 13 Apr 1977
    KSW to Espey, 2 letters (carbon) 13 Sept 1958 - 28 Apr 1977
   
Exchange of correspondence with Espey, a New Yorker contributor, regarding personal matters. A second exchange of correspondence regarding a series of short stories written by Espey on his experiences growing up in China as the son of an American missionary and turned down by The New Yorker.
 
    1 autograph note by KSW on John Espey  
4 3 Fish, Helen D.  
    Fish to KSW, 1 letter 8 Dec 1941
   
Letter from Fish, a children's books editor of Frederick A. Stokes Company, Inc. publishers, regarding White's children's books review in the 6 Dec 1941 issue of The New Yorker.
 
4 4 Fisher, Mary Frances  
    Fisher to KSW, 1 letter 14 June 1966
   
Letter from Fisher regarding her review of gardening books mentioned in White's first Onward and Upward in the Garden article.
 
4 5 Flack, Ambrose (The New Yorker contributor)  
    Flack to KSW, 19 letters [1959] - 17 May 1971
    KSW to Flack, 7 letters (carbon) 10 Oct 1962 - 18 Feb 1970
   
Exchange of correspondence between White and Flack, an early New Yorker contributor, primarily regarding gardening and White's Onward and Upward in the Garden series. Flack was a faithful reader of White's gardening articles and an avid gardener himself.
 
    1 autograph note by KSW on Ambrose Flack  
4 6 Flanner, Janet  
    Flanner to KSW, 15 letters 10 July 1930 - 28 Dec 1970
    KSW to Flanner, 3 letters (carbon) 24 Jan 1938 - 14 Apr 1950
   

 

Incoming correspondence from Flanner, American writer, journalist, and New Yorker contributor, regarding professional and personal matters, including her writing for The New Yorker, her travels, and living in Paris. Several of Flanner's letters concern her life in Paris during World War II. Flanner's letters reference Ernest Hemmingway, Tennessee Williams, Carson McCullers, Bessie Breuer, Wolcott Gibbs, and St. Clair McKelway, Rebecca West, Jean Stafford, and J. D. Salinger.

 
    Newspaper clipping, "A Letter to the UNO: 'The New Yorker' Magazine Drafts Some Wise Instructions to the American Delegation," (from unidentified source)  
    1 autograph note by KSW on Janet Flanner letter of 29 Apr 1950  
    1 autograph note by KSW on Janet Flanner letter of 31 Dec 1960  
    1 typed note by KSW on Janet Flanner letter written during the Spanish Revolution [1936?]  
    1 typed memo to KSW from W. Shawn re Janet Flanner letter of 6 Nov 1953  
4 7 Fleischmann, Raoul H.  
    Fleischmann to KSW, 18 letters 12 Jan 1937 - 1966
    KSW to Fleischmann, 1 letter (carbon) 12 Jan 1959
   
Incoming correspondence from Fleichmann, president of The New Yorker, regarding primarily professional matters and some personal matters. Several of Fleichmann's letters to White concern issues related to her New Yorker stock holdings.
 
    1 typed note by KSW on two letters from Raoul Fleichmann of Jan 1937 and May 1938  
    Printed copy of "Department of Amplification" letter written by KSW (from The New Yorker, 18 June 1966)  
    Newspaper clipping, "Family Custody of the Cup," by J. F. Saunders (from unidentified source)  
4 8 Ford, Anne  
    Ford to KSW, 3 letters 2 Aug 1976 - 27 Sept 1976
    KSW to Ford, 1 letter (carbon) 15 Sept 1976
   
Incoming correspondence from Ford, a New Yorker contributor, regarding correspondence between Ford and E. B. White concerning the deaths of their respective dachshunds. Ford's letters also concern her new book. White's letter concerns the death of John McNulty.
 
    E. B. White to Ford, 1 letter (carbon) 13 Sept 1949
   
Letter from E. B. White, regarding the death of his dachshund, Fred.
 
    Tim Costello to Ford, 1 letter (carbon) n.d.
    Memo to KSW signed by Anne Ford re Tim Costello n.d.
    1 typed note by KSW on Anne Ford letter of Aug 1976  
4 9 Ford, Corey  
    Ford to KSW, 1 letter n.d.
    KSW to Ford, 1 letter (carbon) 23 Sept 1967
   
Exchange of correspondence with Ford regarding his book, The Time of Laughter, which featured The New Yorker. White's response letter mentions Harold Ross, Robert Coates John O'Hara, John Cheever, J. F. Powers, John Updike, Peter De Vries, Frank O'Conner, William Maxwell, Wolcott Gibbs, Frank Sullivan, Ogden Nash, and S. J. Perelman.
 
4 10 Forster, Louis  
    Forster to KSW, 2 letters 26 May 1966 - 9 Mar 1976
   
Incoming correspondence from Forster, Harold Ross' top record keeper at The New Yorker, regarding professional and personal matters.
 
    1 typed note by KSW on Louis Forster  
4 11 Frank, Gerold  
    Frank to KSW, 1 letter 10 Apr 1963
    KSW to Frank, 1 letter (carbon) 17 Apr 1963
   
Exchange of correspondence between White and Frank, a New Yorker contributor, regarding Frank's book The Deed.
 
4 12 Gallant, Mavis  
    Gallant to KSW, 1 letter 15 Oct 1958
    KSW to Gallant, 1 letter (carbon) 30 June 1958
   
Exchange of correspondence between White and Gallant, a New Yorker writer, regarding Gallant's back operation, one that White underwent years earlier and shared sympathy and encouragement about to Gallant.
 
    1 autograph note by KSW on Mavis Gallant 1972
4 13 Geraghty, James M.  
    Geraghty to KSW, 4 letters 10 Dec 1945 - 27 Oct 1975
   
Incoming correspondence from Geraghty, art editor of The New Yorker, regarding personal matters and the 50th Anniversary New Yorker Album compiled by Geraghty.
 
    Typed memo to Mr. Geraghty from KSW, "Possible Steinburg cover ideas" n.d.
    1 typed note by KSW on J. Geraghty letter of 17 Dec 1973  
    1 typed note by KSW on J. Geraghty memo of 10 Dec 1945  
4 14 Gibbs, Wolcott  
    Wolcott to KSW, 4 letters 1930 - 1940
   
Incoming correspondence from Gibbs, American humorist and New Yorker editor and contributor, regarding professional matters and A Subtreasury of American Humor, a book compiled and edited by the Whites.
 
    Jean van Leeuwen to KSW, 1 letter Apr 1958
    KSW to Jean van Leeuwen, 1 letter (carbon)  
   
Exchange of correspondence between White and Van Leeuwen, a journalism student, regarding a term paper about Wolcott Gibbs.
 
    TMs - "Theory and Practice of Editing New Yorker Articles" by Wolcott Gibbs  
    1 autograph note and 1 typed note by KSW on "Theory and Practice of Editing New Yorker Articles" by Wolcott Gibbs  
4 15 Gill, Brendan  
    Gill to KSW, 3 letters Mar 1961 - 2 Feb 1972
    KSW to Gill, 1 letter (carbon) 17 Jan 1972
   
Incoming letter from Gill, New Yorker contributor and theater critic, praising one of White's Onward and Upward in the Garden articles. Exchange of correspondence between White and Gill regarding the death of John O'Hara and O'Hara's New Yorker obituary, written by Gill. One letter contains Gill's approval to be included in the New Yorker correspondence White bequeathed to Bryn Mawr College.
 
    Xeroxed typed copy of obituary on John O'Hara by Brendan Gill  
    1 typed note by KSW on Brendan Gill  
4 16 Goodwillie (Edwards), Sue  
    Goodwillie to KSW, 6 letters 24 May [n.y.] - 16 Dec 1973
   
Incoming correspondence from Goodwillie, White's private New Yorker secretary, regarding Goodwillie leaving The New Yorker to get married and other personal matters.
 
    1 typed note by KSW on Sue Goodwillie  
4 17, 18 Gordimer, Nadine  
    Gordimer to KSW, 34 letters 16 May 1954 - 21 June 1973
    KSW to Gordimer, 6 letters (carbon) 19 May 1955 - 15 Nov 1965
   
Exchange of correspondence between White and Gordimer, South African writer and New Yorker contributor, regarding her travels in Europe, living in South Africa, the progress of her writing, and personal matters. Gordimer's letters frequently mention her friend Jean Stafford.
 
    1 autograph note by KSW on Nadine Gordimer letter of 11 Jan 1960  
5 1 Gorman, Thomas  
    Gorman to KSW, 29 letters 20 July 1951 - 30 Nov 1962
   
Incoming correspondence from Gorman, head New Yorker Fiction Department secretary, primarily regarding professional matters. The Gorman correspondence dates to the late 50s and early 60s, when White was beginning to pull out of her editorial position to live in Maine. Gorman kept track of manuscripts sent to White, forwarded them to her, and updated her on office news from the Fiction Department.
 
    Typed office memo to KSW from T. Gorman re Wolcott Gibbs' death 18 Aug [n.y.]
    1 autograph note by KSW on Thomas Gorman  
5 2 Grant, Jane  
    Grant to KSW, 2 letters 18 May 1965 - 17 Mar 1968
    KSW to Grant, 1 letter (carbon) 27 May 1965
   
Exchange of correspondence with Grant, first wife of Harold Ross, regarding her request to White and E. B. White to assist her in editing her book about The New Yorker.
 
    1 typed note by KSW on Jane Grant  
5 3 Greenslet, Ferris  
    Greenslet to KSW, 12 letters 21 Nov 1944 - 25 July 1945
    KSW to Greenslet, 3 letters (carbon) 8 Mar 1945 - 13 Apr 1945
   
Exchange of correspondence with Greenslet, chief editor of Houghton Mifflin, on the subject of White's being a judge of the Special Houghton Mifflin Prize for poetry given in 1945. Elizabeth Bishop's book of poetry won the prize, which led to her recognition as one of The New Yorker's major poets.
 
    Leaflet, "Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship Awards, Tenth Year Announcement and Application" 1944-5
    1 typed note by KSW on Ferris Greenslet letter of 25 July 1945  
    2 typed notes by KSW on Ferris Greenslet letter of 1945 1972
5 4 Greenstein, Milton  
    Greenstein to KSW, 4 letters 20 Dec 1961 - 14 July 1975
    KSW to Greenstein, 1 letter (carbon) 2 July 1975
   
Incoming correspondence from Greenstein, vice president and assistant secretary of The New Yorker, regarding professional and personal matters. A later exchange of correspondence between White and Greenstein concerns the reproduction of portions of the Irvin masthead for a bookplate for White's New Yorker books bequeathed to Bryn Mawr College.
 
5 5 Hahn, Emily  
    Hahn to KSW, 3 letters 15 Apr 1955 - 19 July 1957
    KSW to Hahn, 2 letters (carbon) 6 Apr 1955 - 26 Apr 1955
   
Exchange of correspondence between White and Hahn, American journalist and New Yorker contributor, regarding Hahn's trip to South Africa, White visiting Hahn during a trip to Europe, and other personal matters. Hahn's letters mention Nadine Gordimer.
 
5 6 Hale, Nancy (Mrs. F. Bowers)  
    Hale to KSW, 17 letters 20 Oct 1959 - 16 July 1977
    KSW to Hale, 3 letters (carbon) 26 July 1965 - 6 July 1976
   
Incoming correspondence from Hale concerned with the possibility of her writing something for the Dictionary of American Biography about KSW's sister Elizabeth Shepley Sergeant.
 
    Carbon copy of "Speech of Introduction for Nancy Hale, Cosmopolitan Club, January 1959" 1959
    1 typed note by KSW on Nancy Hale  
5 7 Hale, Robert (The New Yorker contributor)  
    Hale to KSW, 1 letter 20 Jan 1972
   
Letter from Hale, politician and New Yorker contributor, regarding Hale's book, "Cushing's Island: Two Memoirs," and personal matters.
 
    1 typed note by KSW on Robert Hale  
5 8 Hamburger, Philip  
    Hamburger to KSW, 2 letters 9 Aug 1954 - 25 Sept 1959
   
Incoming correspondence from Hamburger, American journalist and New Yorker contributor and staff member, regarding one of his New Yorker articles and personal matters.
 
5 9 Hamilton, Hamish  
    Hamilton to KSW, 1 letter 20 June 1955
   
Letter from Hamilton, managing director of Hamish Hamilton Ltd. Publishers, regarding personal matters.
 
5 10 Hardewick, Elizabeth (Mrs. Robert Lowell)  
    Hardewick to KSW, 5 letters 3 Apr 1956 - 16 Nov 1959
   
Incoming correspondence from Hardewick, wife of Robert Lowell, regarding Hardewick's writing and personal matters.
 
5 11 Harris, William B. (second husband of Jane Grant)  
    Harris to KSW, 7 letters 17 May 1965 - 20 May 1972
    KSW to Harris, 4 letters (carbon) 10 Jan 1972 - May 1972
   
Exchange of correspondence between White and Harris, second husband of Jane Grant and owner of White Flower Farm, regarding personal matters. The letter of 17 May 1965 is a response to White's review of Harris's White Flower Farm seed catalog written under the pseudonym "Amos Pettingill" in an Onward and Upward in the Garden article.
 
    1 typed note on William Harris 27 May 1972
    See also: Garden Correspondence, A-Z, White Flower Farm  
5 12 Hart, A. L.  
    Hart to KSW, 1 letter 16 Nov 1949
    KSW to Hart, 1 letter (carbon) 18 Nov 1949
   
Exchange of correspondence between White and Hart, associate editor at the Macmillan Company Publishers, regarding Macmillan's invitation for White to edit an anthology titled "But You Don't Have to Live With Him," to which White responded no.
 
5 13 Haupt, Claire (The New Yorker staff; assistant to Harriet Walden)  
    Haupt to KSW, 2 letters 8 Aug 1973 - 15 July 1976
   
Incoming letters from Haupt, an assistant secretary at The New Yorker, regarding professional matters
 
    1 typed note by KSW on Claire Haupt letter of 8 Aug 1973  
5 14 Haviland, Virginia  
    Haviland to KSW, 2 letters 14 Dec 1954 - 20 Dec 1954
    KSW to Haviland, 1 letter (carbon) 16 Dec 1954
   
Exchange of correspondence between White and Haviland, chairman of the Children's Library Association, regarding an invitation for White to be a guest speaker at the Children's Library Association July 1954 conference, which White declined.
 
5 15 Hayden, Julie  
    Hayden to KSW, 1 letter Mar 1976
   
Incoming letter from Hayden regarding personal matters.
 
5 16 Hellman, Geoffrey (The New Yorker staff writer)  
    Hellman to KSW, 9 letters 13 Mar 1961 - 10 Oct 1975
    KSW to Hellman, 3 letters (1 original; 2 carbon) 20 Dec 1966 - 14 Oct 1975
   
Incoming correspondence from Hellman, American humorist and New Yorker staff writer, regarding primarily personal matters. Many of Hellman's letters concern White's Onward and Upward in the Garden series.
 
    2 typed xerox copies of address given by Geoffry Hellman re Harold Ross on 14 May 1975 to the Grolier Club  
    Printed obituary of Geoffrey Hellman (from Newsweek, 10 Oct 1977)  
    1 typed note by KSW on Geoffrey Hellman address at Grolier Club  
5 17 Henderson, Robert (The New Yorker editor)  
    Henderson to KSW, 24 letters 29 July 1949(?) - 16 Jan 1976
   
Incoming correspondence from Henderson, a New Yorker editor, regarding primarily professional and editorial matters. Henderson's later letters concern personal matters. Henderson's correspondence references the writings of Vladimir Nabokov, Christine Weston, Saul Bellow, Ida Treat, May Sarton, Elizabeth Bishop, and Phyllis McGinley.
 
    1 typed note by KSW on Robert Henderson 1976
5 18 Heslin, John E.  
    Heslin to KSW, 5 letters 15 Feb 1976 - 26 Apr 1976
    KSW to Heslin, 1 letter (xerox) 20 Feb 1976
   
Incoming correspondence from Heslin, a close doctor friend of Frank Sullivan's, regarding Sullivan's poor health and death.
 
    Harriet Walden to KSW, 1 letter 25 Feb 1976
    5 newspaper clippings re death of Frank Sullivan  
    1 typed note by KSW on John E. Heslin correspondence  
5 19 Hillyer, Robert  
    Hillyer to KSW, 1 letter 25 Sept 1952
   
Incoming letter from Hillyer, American poet and New Yorker contributor, regarding White's heath and other personal matters.
 
5 20 Hofeller, Leo  
    Hofeller to KSW, 4 letters 21 Dec 1960 - 14 Jan 1973
   
Incoming correspondence from Hofeller, a New Yorker editor, regarding professional and personal matters.
 
    1 typed note by KSW on Leo Hofeller 2 Apr 1972
5 21 Hokinson, Helen (Estate of )  
    Reid Parker and Walter J. Shaw (Trust Officers of Hokinson Estate) to KSW, 3 letters 29 Nov 1950 - 12 Dec 1950
    KSW to Reid Parker and Walter J. Shaw, 3 letters (carbon) 16 Nov 1950 - 7 Dec 1950
   
Exchange of correspondence between White and Parker and Shaw regarding the estate of Helen Hokinson, New Yorker cartoonist and cover artist, and White's purchase of original artwork by Hokinson.
 
5 22 Holland, Henrietta Fort  
    Holland to KSW, 2 letters 6 Dec 1954 - 1 July 1962
    KSW to Holland, 1 letter (carbon) 8 Dec 1954
   
Exchange of correspondence between White and Fort, an early New Yorker contributor, regarding professional and personal matters.
 
6 1, 2 Hollingsworth, Buckner Kirk (Garden writer; Bryn Mawr College '14)  
    Hollingsworth to KSW, 67 letters (1 letter with enclosed autograph invitation signed) 28 Jan 1960 - [1977]
    KSW to Hollingsworth, 14 letters (carbon) 2 Mar 1960 - 21 Mar 1969
   
Incoming correspondence from Hollingsworth, a garden writer and Bryn Mawr alumna, regarding primarily gardening topics, White's Onward and Upward in the Garden series, and other personal matters. Hollingsworth was a devoted fan of White's articles and reviews of gardening and gardening publications.
 
    1 typed note and 1 autograph note by KSW on Buckner Kirk Hollingsworth correspondence  
    1 typed note by KSW on Buckner Kirk Hollingsworth letter of 21 Feb 1974  
    1 typed note by KSW on Buckner Kirk Hollingsworth letter [n.d.]  
6 3 Honeycutt, Ann  
    Honeycutt to KSW, 2 letters 18 June 1967 - Aug 1967
   
Incoming correspondence from Honeycutt, never on the New Yorker staff but closely associated with the magazine, regarding the death of Dorothy Parker and other personal matters. Honeycutt's letters mention Jean Stafford, Frank Sullivan, Harold Ross, and Lillian Hellman.
 
    1 autograph note by KSW on Ann Honeycutt  
6 4 Howe, Helen  
    Howe to KSW, 1 letter 15 May 1959
   
Letter from Howe regarding personal matters.
 
6 5 Humphries, Rolfe  
    Humphries to KSW, 1 letter 31 Dec 1955
   
Letter from Humphries, American poet, critic, and translator, regarding personal matters.
 
6 6 Hunter, Charlayne  
    Hunter to KSW, 1 letter 23 Nov 1964
   
Letter from Hunter, New Yorker contributor, regarding a literary piece she submitted to The New Yorker.
 
    1 autograph note by KSW on Charlayne Hunter  
6 7 Hyman, Stanley Edgar  
    Printed article, "Koestler: The Disenchanted," by Stanley Edgar Hyman (printed in The New Yorker, 20 July 1942) 20 July 1942
6 8 Iglauer, Edith (Mrs. Philip Hamburger)  
    Iglauer to KSW, 4 letters 12 May 1962 - 17 Dec 1976
   
Incoming correspondence from Iglauer, New Yorker contributor, regarding her Ungava Eskimo piece, her book, New People, White's Onward and Upward in the Garden series, and personal matters.
 
6 9 Ingersoll, Ralph  
    Ingersoll to KSW, 3 letters 30 Apr 1942 - 18 Nov 1961
   
Incoming correspondence from Ingersoll, American journalist, regarding an inaccurate reference to White's divorce from her first husband in Ingersoll's book of memoirs, and other personal and professional matters.
 
    1 autograph note by KSW on Ralph Ingersoll  
6 10 Irvin, Rea  
    Typed note by KSW on The New York Times obituary on Rea Irvin, cartoonist for The New Yorker Apr 1973
6 11 Jackson, Katherine Gauss  
    Jackson to KSW, 1 letter 22 Sept 1949
   
Letter from Jackson, editor for Harper's Magazine, regarding Jackson's invitation for White to write a children's book list for the Christmas edition of Harper's Magazine.
 
6 12 Johnson, Edith Warren  
    Johnson to KSW, 1 letter n.d.
   
Letter from Johnson regarding White's poor health and other personal matters.
 
6 13 Johnson, Spud  
    Johnson to KSW, 1 letter Apr 1960
    KSW to Johnson, 1 letter (carbon) 4 May 1960
   
Exchange of correspondence between White and Johnson, an early New Yorker editor, regarding a review of White's garden catalog review by Johnson in the magazine The Horse Fly.
 
    Newspaper clipping re KSW's seed catalog (from The Horsefly, Taos, New Mexico)  
    1 autograph note by KSW on Spud Johnson  
6 14 Johnson, Stewart  
    Johnson to KSW, 2 letters 3 Jan 1958 - 30 Dec 1958
   
Incoming correspondence from Johnson, head of the New Yorker's Checking Department, regarding personal matters.
 
    1 autograph note by KSW on Stewart Johnson  
6 15 Jonnson, Ebba  
    Jonnson to KSW, 4 letters 1949 - 28 June 1972
   
Incoming correspondence from Johnson, head of the New Yorker Library and Files, regarding White's request that her professional correspondence with John Updike and Vladimir Nabokov be xeroxed and sent to her and other professional and personal matters.
 
6 16 Jordan, Elizabeth  
    Jordan to KSW, 1 letter 28 Apr 1938
   
Letter from Jordan regarding White's leaving her editorial position at The New Yorker.
 
6 17 Junkins, Don  
    Junkins to KSW, 1 letter 13 Jan 1977
   
Letter from Junkins regarding The Contemporary World Poets, a book edited by Junkins, and other personal matters.
 
    1 typed note by KSW on Don Junkins letter of 13 Jan 1977  
6 18 Keller, Martha  
    Keller to KSW, 3 letters 24 July 1958 - 22 Aug 1958
   
Incoming correspondence from Keller, American poet and New Yorker contributor, regarding health problems and other personal matters.
 
    1 autograph note by KSW on Martha Keller  
6 19 Kinney, Harrison  
    Kinney to KSW, 2 letters 10 Mar 1973 - 12 Sept 1974
    KSW to Kinney, 1 letter (carbon) 23 Mar 1973
   
Exchange of correspondence between White and Kinney, a biographer writing on James Thurber, regarding James Thurber's book, The Years With Ross and Kinney's work on a biography of Thurber.
 
    1 autograph note by KSW on Harrison Kinney letter of 10 Mar 1973  
    1 typed note by KSW on Harrison Kinney 1974
6 20 Knowles, Howard N. (Head of Make-up Department, The New Yorker)  
    Knowles to KSW, 2 letters 30 Nov 1948 - 21 June 1962
    KSW to Knowles, 2 letters (carbon) 2 Dec 1948 - 26 June 1962
   
Exchange of correspondence between White and Knowles, head of the New Yorker Make-up Department, regarding personal matters.
 
    2 autograph notes by KSW on Howard Knowles  
6 21 Kober, Arthur  
    Kober to KSW, 1 letter 14 Mar 1956
   
Letter from Kober, American humorist and New Yorker contributor, regarding the death of Gus Lobrano.
 
6 22, 23 Kohn, John S. Van E.  
    Kohn to KSW, 28 letters (2 xerox) 17 Oct 1966 - 29 Feb 1976
    KSW to Kohn, 27 letters (carbon; 5 letters with autograph corrections by KSW) 15 Aug 1968 - 9 Feb 1976
   
Exchange of correspondence between White and Kohn, book appraiser of Seven Gables Bookshop, regarding business-related and financial matters. Kohn appraised a number of book collections for White during her lifetime, including Elizabeth Shepley Sergeant's collection of Willa Cather books, E. B. White's book collection, and her own book collection. White also purchased old and rare books through the Seven Gables Bookshop.
 
    Kohn to E. B. White, 1 letter 19 Oct 1966
    Xerox list of books bequeathed by Elizabeth Shepley Sergeant to E. B. White, "Books by Willa Cather"  
    Kohn to James Tanis (carbon), 1 letter (TL) 19 Mar 1974
    KSW to Mrs. Conrad Rupert re John Kohn visit (carbon), 1 letter (TL) 1 Oct 1971
    KSW to Kennikat Press, Inc. re Elizabeth S. Sergeant book (carbon), 1 letter (TL) 19 Nov 1966
    Lawrence, Elizabeth  
    see Garden Correspondence, Elizabeth Lawrence  
6 24 Leiner (Greenburg), Mary Ann  
    Leiner to KSW, 1 letter 8 June 1955
   
Letter from Leiner, New Yorker Fiction Department secretary, regarding professional matters.
 
6 25 Levick, William  
    Levick to KSW, 1 letter 22 Jan 1940
   
Letter from Levick, New Yorker staff member, regarding personal matters.
 
6 26 Lewis, Grace Hegger (Mrs. Telesforo Casanova)  
    Lewis to KSW, 1 letter 28 Sept 1960
   
Letter from Lewis, New Yorker contributor, regarding White's Onward and Upward in the Garden articles and other personal matters.
 
    1 typed note by KSW on Grace Hegger Lewis  
6 27 Lewis, Howard  
    Lewis to KSW, 1 letter 16 Dec 1949
   
Letter from Lewis regarding a collaboration with Dodd, Mead & Company Publishers and White on an anthology of New England humor.
 
7 1 Limmer, Ruth  
    Limmer to KSW, 8 letters 25 Mar 1972 - 1 Dec 1973
    KSW to Limmer, 8 letters (carbon) 7 Apr 1972 - 11 Jan 1974
   
Exchange of correspondence between White and Limmer, Louise Bogan's literary executor, regarding Limmer's edited volume on Bogan's letters, Limmer's permission from White to use her collection of correspondence at Bryn Mawr College, and personal matters.
 
    KSW to M. Greenstein, 1 letter (carbon) 21 Apr 1972
   
Letter from White to Greenstein, regarding White's request for xerox copies of Louise Bogan's letters to her from the New Yorker files.
 
    KSW to Maidie Bogen Scannell, 1 letter (carbon) 22 Apr 1972
   
Letter from White to Maidie, daughter of Louise Bogan, regarding a letter of Louise Bogan's referencing her divorce from Raymond Holden and permission for use of the letter by Ruth Limmer.
 
    1 typed note by KSW on Ruth Limmer  
7 2 Lobrano, Gustave S.  
    Lobrano to KSW, 2 letters early 1940s
    KSW to Lobrano, 3 letters (xerox) 15 Feb 1941
   
Exchange of correspondence between White and Lobrano, New Yorker fiction editor, regarding personal and professional matters. Lobrano's letter of 1941 or 1942 concerns his disappointment in not being accepted into the Navy or military during World War II.
 
    Handwritten list of those who sent tributes at the time of his death  
    Xerox of memo with attached copy of "Theory and Practice of Editing New Yorker Articles" by Wolcott Gibbs [1936-7]  
    1 autograph note by KSW on Gus Lobrano's death  
    1 typed note by KSW on Gus Lobrano letter of unknown date  
    1 typed note by KSW on xeroxed letters from KSW to Gus Lobrano  
    1 typed note on 1941 response letter from KSW to Gus Lobrano  
7 3 Lockridge (Dolson), Hildegarde  
    Lockridge to KSW, 1 letter 29 June 1975
   
Letter from Lockridge, early New Yorker contributor and second wife of Richard Lockridge, regarding personal matters.
 
    1 typed note by KSW on Hildegarde Lockridge letter of 29 June 1975  
7 4 Lockridge, Richard  
    Lockridge to KSW, 2 letters 4 Dec 1958 - 11 July 1975
    KSW to Lockridge, 1 letter (carbon) 5 Dec 1958
   
Exchange of letters between White and Lockridge, a New Yorker contributor, regarding professional matters.
 
    Printed advertisement for Richard Lockridge's and Hildegarde Lockridge's novels, printed by The Book Shelf, Tryon, N.C.  
    1 autograph note by KSW on Richard Lockridge  
    1 typed note by KSW on Richard Lockridge letter of 11 July 1975  
7 5 Loeser, Katinka (Mrs. Peter De Vries)  
    Loeser to KSW, 1 letter 28 Sept [n.y.]
   
Letter from Loeser, a New Yorker contributor and wife of Peter De Vries, regarding personal matters.
 
    1 autograph note by KSW on Katinka Loeser  
7 6 Logan, Andy (Mrs. Charles Logan)  
    Logan to KSW, 1 letter 25 Oct 1974
   
Letter from Logan, New Yorker staff writer, regarding suggestions White may have for the Christmas list of recommended toys published yearly at Christmas in The New Yorker, Tassie Botsford's death, and other New Yorker-related matters.
 
    1 typed note by KSW on Andy Logan letter of 25 Oct 1974  
7 7 Long, Lois  
    Long to KSW, 2 letters Aug 1974 - July 1974
    KSW to Long, 1 letter (carbon) 5 Aug 1974
   
Exchange of correspondence between White and Long, a New Yorker staff member, regarding professional and personal matters.
 
    Patricia Maxwell to KSW, 1 letter 7 Aug 1974
    KSW to Patricia Maxwell, 1 letter (carbon)  
   
Exchange of correspondence between White and Patricia Maxwell, daughter of Lois Long, regarding the death of Lois Long.
 
    1 typed note by KSW on The New York Times obituary of Lois Long  
7 8 Lord, Russell  
    Lord to KSW, 1 letter 16 Feb 1935
   
Letter from Lord, a New Yorker staff writer, regarding a profile piece on Rexford Guy Tugwell written by Lord for The New Yorker. The letter is labeled by White as confidential.
 
    1 typed note by KSW on Russell Lord letter of 16 Feb 1935  
7 9 Mabry, Robert  
    Mabry to KSW, 1 letter 17 May 1960
   
Letter from Mabry, editor at Coward-McCann, Inc. Book Publishers, regarding a proposal to reissue the Whites' edited volume, A Subtreasury of American Humor on the twentieth anniversary of its publication.
 
    1 autograph note by KSW on Robert Mabry letter of 17 May 1960  
7 10 MacKenzie, Rachel  
    MacKenzie to KSW, 32 letters 7 Jan 1957 - 22 May 1974
    KSW to MacKenzie, 7 letters (carbon) 10 Jan 1950 - 23 Sept 1963
   
Incoming correspondence from MacKenzie, a New Yorker editor, regarding professional and personal matters. Many of MacKenzie's letters reference Marianne Moore
 
    1 autograph note by KSW on Rachel MacKenzie  
    1 autograph note by KSW on Rachel MacKenzie letter of 9 Jan [n.y.]  
7 11 Malcolm, Janet (Mrs. Gardner Botsford)  
    Malcolm to KSW, 12 letters 2 Dec 1965 - 28 Dec 1967
    KSW to Malcolm, 7 letters (carbon) 1 Jan 1966 - 6 Jan 1968
   
Exchange of correspondence between White and Malcolm, New Yorker staff writer and second wife of Gardner Botsford, regarding primarily personal matters, such as her first husband's illness, White's Onward and Upward in the Garden articles, and horticultural topics.
 
    1 typed note by KSW on Janet Malcolm  
    1 typed note by KSW on Janet Malcolm postcard  
7 12 Maloney, Russell  
    Maloney to KSW, 1 letter 12 Sept 1942
   
Letter from Maloney, a New Yorker staff writer, regarding the purchase of one of the Whites' dachshund puppies birthed by their dachshund, Minnie. Of note, Maloney's letter describes the common practice of air raids in New York City.
 
    1 typed note on Russell Maloney letter of 12 Sept 1942 1972
7 13 Marsh, Corinne  
    Typed carbon copy of poem titled "Herbiage Verbiage," signed by Corinne Marsh n.d.
7 14 Marx, Groucho  
    Marx to KSW, 1 letter 7 June 1967
   
Letter from Marx regarding praise for E. B. White.
 
7 15 Mason, Harding  
    Mason to KSW, 2 letters 8 Aug 1952 - 26 Jan 1961
   
Incoming correspondence from Mason, a New Yorker staff member, regarding personal and professional matters.
 
7 16-19 Maxwell, William  
    Maxwell to KSW, 105 letters 1947 - 18 Jan 1976
    KSW to Maxwell, 4 letters (carbon) 24 Feb 1924 - 6 Feb 1976
   
Incoming correspondence from Maxwell, New Yorker editor, regarding professional and personal matters. The letters primarily concern New Yorker-related and editor-related topics. Many of Maxwell's letters contain a large amount of information about the magazine's most celebrated writers, including John Updike, John Cheever, and Vladimir Nabokov, among others. White turned nearly all of her most important New Yorker writers over to be edited by Maxwell when she retired from her editorial position.
 
    KSW to Maxwell, 50 letters (all original letters; Gift of William Maxwell, 11 Sept 1980) late 1940s - 6 Feb 1976
   
Incoming correspondence from White, regarding professional and personal matters. This set of correspondence spans approximately 30 years of friendship between White and Maxwell. Many letters concern New Yorker-related and editor-related topics
 
    Printed article, "Talk of a Sad Town," by John Updike (from The Atlantic, Oct 1969) 22 Oct 1969
    1 typed note by KSW on William Maxwell letter of 20 Oct 1969  
    1 autograph note by KSW on William Maxwell letters of 1952-1962  
    1 autograph note by KSW on William Maxwell letter [n.d.] (Probably dates to early '50s)  
    1 autograph note by KSW on William Maxwell letter of 16 Mar 1960 re death of Frank Sullivan  
    1 autograph note by KSW on William Maxwell letter of Apr 1970 re death of Louise Bogan  
    1 autograph note by KSW on William Maxwell letter of July 1971  
    1 typed note by KSW on William Maxwell letter of 21 Jan 1974  
    1 typed note by KSW on William Maxwell letter of 8 Apr 1974  
    1 typed note by KSW on William Maxwell letter of 23 July 1974  
    1 typed note by KSW on William Maxwell letter of 23 Dec 1975 1976
    1 typed note by KSW on William Maxwell letter of Dec 1975  
8 1 McCarten, John and Nancy  
    John McCarten to KSW, 4 letters 1959 - Jan 1972
    KSW to John McCarten, 1 letter (carbon) 10 May 1971
   
Incoming correspondence from McCarten, New Yorker film critic and staff writer, regarding professional and personal matters, primarily on the subject of health.
 
    Nancy McCarten to KSW, 1 letter 20 Oct [n.y.]
   
Letter from Nancy McCarten regarding the death of her husband, John McCarten.
 
    1 typed note by KSW on John McCarten  
8 2 McCarthy, Mary  
    McCarthy to KSW, 8 letters 3 Jan 1950 - 21 Mar 1971
    KSW to McCarthy, 7 letters (carbon) 10 Jan 1950 - 23 Sept 1963
   
Exchange of correspondence between White and McCarthy, American author, critic and New Yorker contributor, regarding her writing, her travels, health issues, and other personal matters.
 
    1 autograph note by KSW on Mary McCarthy  
8 3 McCord, David  
    McCord to KSW, 1 letter 5 Nov 1958
   
Letter from McCord, New Yorker contributor, regarding White's opinion of a poem by McCord and personal matters.
 
8 4 McCutcheon, Evelyn Shaw  
    KSW to McCutcheon, 1 letter (carbon) 11 Feb 1953
   
Letter from White responding to McCutcheon's being upset over a satiric profile of John Marquand written by Philip Hamburger.
 
    1 autograph note by KSW on Evelyn Shaw McCutcheon 1972
8 5 McGinley, Phyllis  
    McGinley to KSW, 7 letters 29 Sept 1952 - 1972
    KSW to McGinley, 3 letters (carbon) 28 Nov 1955 - 28 May 1956
   
Incoming correspondence from McGinley, poet and New Yorker contributor, regarding her writing, the death of her husband, the death of Gus Lobrano, White's illnesses, and other personal and professional matters.
 
8 6 McKelway, St. Clair  
    McKelway to KSW, 3 letters 3 Dec 1958 - 9 May 1970
   
Incoming correspondence from McKelway, New Yorker staff writer, regarding New Yorker-related matters.
 
    1 autograph note by KSW on St. Clair McKelway  
8 7 McKenney, Ruth (Mrs. Richard Bransten)  
    McKenney to KSW, 1 letter 15 Jan 1943
   
Letter from McKenney, New Yorker contributor, regarding the birth of her daughter, Eileen, and other personal matters.
 
    Newspaper clipping of Ruth McKenney's obituary (from The New York Times, 27 July [n.y.]) 27 July 1972
    1 typed note by KSW on Ruth McKenney letter of 27 July 1972 1972
8 8 McNulty, Faith  
    McNulty to KSW, 2 letters 18 Aug 1973 - 23 Dec 1973
   
Incoming correspondence from Faith McNulty, American nonfiction writer, New Yorker contributor, and wife of John McNulty, regarding praise for Faith McNulty's recently published writings.
 
    Xerox of article, "A Menagerie of Fun Reading," by Arline Aissis (from The Narragansett Times, 6 Apr 1978)  
8 9 McNulty, John  
    McNulty to KSW, 1 letter 11 Apr 1956
   
Letter from John McNulty, New Yorker contributor and husband of Faith McNulty, regarding the death of Gus Lobrano.
 
8 10 Mencken, H. L.  
    Rosalind Lohrfinck (Mencken's secretary) to KSW, 3 letters 5 May 1955 - 17 May 1955
    KSW to Rosalind Lohrfinck, 2 letters (carbon) 9 May 1955 - 23 May 1955
   
Exchange of correspondence between White and Mencken's secretary regarding Mencken's archives to be given to the New York Public Library upon his death. Mencken was a New Yorker contributor whose work was edited by Harold Ross.
 
8 11 Merryman, Richard  
    Merryman to KSW, 2 letters 6 June 1975 - 17 June 1975
    KSW to Merryman, 2 letters (carbon) 10 June 1975 - 23 June 1975
   
Exchange of correspondence between White and Merryman, former editor of Time magazine, regarding Merryman's biography of Herman Mankiewicz. Merryman wished to talk with White about Mankiewicz, a staff writer and drama critic for The New Yorker from 1925 to 1926.
 
8 12 Milford, Nancy  
    Milford to KSW, 3 letters 1 Oct 1973 - 10 Dec 1973
    KSW to Milford, 3 letters (carbon) 5 Oct 1973 - 11 Jan 1974
   
Exchange of correspondence between White and Milford regarding Milford's biography on Edna St. Vincent Millay. White's response letters to Milford contain many details about Millay's connection to The New Yorker, as well as details about Louise Bogan's letters.
 
    Miller, Mary Britton  
    see Bolton, Isabel  
8 13 Mitchell, Joseph  
    Mitchell to KSW, 3 letters 27 Feb 1958 - 22 Oct 1964
   
Incoming correspondence from Mitchell, New Yorker staff member, regarding White's Onward and Upward in the Garden articles and other New Yorker-related matters.
 
8 14 Moffat, Donald  
    Moffat to KSW, 3 letters 3 Oct 1952 - 19 Apr 1958
   
Incoming correspondence from Moffat, New Yorker contributor, regarding personal matters, primarily family-related. Moffat and his family spent their summer vacations near the Whites' home in Maine.
 
    1 autograph note by KSW on Donald Moffat 1972
8 15 Moore, Marianne (Bryn Mawr College '09)  
    Moore to KSW, 30 letters (1 xerox) 28 May 1945 - 12 July 1968
    KSW to Moore, 6 letters (carbon) 7 Nov 1960 - 18 June 1962
   

 

Incoming correspondence from Moore, American poet and writer, New Yorker contributor, and Bryn Mawr alumna, regarding her writing, her love of baseball, and other personal and New Yorker-related matters. Although White was not her New Yorker editor, Moore often sent her writing to White first for critical opinion and encouragement. An exchange of letters between White and Moore dating to 1960 relates Moore's and White's trip to Bryn Mawr College for its 75th anniversary, where Moore, White, and White's sister, Elizabeth Shepley Sergeant, among other outstanding alumnae, were honored.

 
    2 autograph notes by KSW on Marianne Moore correspondence 1972
8 16 Mosher, John  
    Mosher to KSW, 4 letters 3 Jan 1939 - 21 May 1940
   
Incoming correspondence from Mosher, New Yorker editor, regarding professional and personal matters. Mosher's letters mention many New Yorker writers and staff, including Harold Ross, the Thurbers, William Maxwell, Clarence Day, Janet Flanner, Wolcott Gibbs, and Gus Lobrano.
 
8 17 Moss, Howard  
    Moss to KSW, 8 letters 26 Mar 1957 - 19 Nov 1966
    KSW to Moss, 1 letter (carbon) 8 Feb 1972
   
Incoming correspondence from Moss, poetry editor of The New Yorker, regarding New Yorker-related and personal matters. One letter concerns the death of Marianne Moore. Moss's letters mention Elizabeth Bishop, Marianne Moore, Jean Stafford.
 
    1 typed note by KSW on Howard Moss Christmas card of 1973 (card contains the first edition of a poem by Moss titled "Travel: A Window")  
    1 typed note by KSW on Howard Moss letter of 19 Nov 1974  
8 18 Murphy, John  
    Murphy to KSW, 6 letters 13 Dec 1958 - 12 Dec 1976
   
Incoming correspondence from Murphy, New Yorker Make-up Department staff, regarding personal matters, primarily family-related.
 
    1 autograph note by KSW on John Murphy  
    1 typed note by KSW on year-end letter from John Murphy of unknown date  
    1 typed note by KSW on John Murphy Christmas letters of 1972 and 1973  
8 19 Murray, John  
    Murray to KSW, 2 letters (1 carbon) 21 Feb 1962 - 5 Mar 1962
    KSW to Murray, 1 letter (carbon) 3 Mar 1962
   
Exchange of correspondence between White and Murray, editor of John Murray Publishing, regarding the poet John Betjeman and Betjeman's most recent poem, "The Great Central Railway," which was being considered for publication by The New Yorker.
 
    Typed memo to KSW from Harriet Walden re John Murray  
8 20 Murray, Margaret (Mrs. George F.)  
    KSW to M. Murray, 1 letter (carbon) 27 Apr 1949
   
Letter from White to Murray in response to a letter written by her and published in The New York Times describing the poverty of North Brooklin, Maine, as well as in response to letters written by her and her husband, George, to E. B. White defending Murray's published Times letter.
 
    1 typed note by KSW on Margaret Murray  
8 21 Murray, William  
    Murray to KSW, 2 letters 1958
   
Incoming correspondence from Murray, a new editor for The New Yorker hired by White prior to her retirement from the magazine. The correspondence concerns Murray's writing and New Yorker-related matters. Murray was the son of Natalia Murray, a good friend of Janet Flanners. Murray's letters mention Janet Flanner, Roger Angell, and Antonio Barolini.
 
    1 autograph note by KSW on William Murray  
8 22 Nabokov, Vera  
    V. Nabokov to KSW, 6 letters (1 xerox) 5 Apr 1950 - 24 Dec 1967
    KSW to V. Nabokov, 4 letters (1 xerox; 3 carbon) 7 Apr 1950 - 11 July 1977
   
Exchange of correspondence between White and Vera Nabokov, wife of Vladimir Nabokov, regarding primarily to editorial issues of Vladimir Nabokov's writing and pieces submitted to The New Yorker. Several of Vera Nabokov's letters relate to Vladimir's insistence upon publishing Lolita under a pseudonym on account of its controversial subject matter and his use of first person narration and his unease about allowing the editorial staff of The New Yorker outside of White read the novel for opinions and publication approval. The letters of later date are concerned with personal matters. White's letter of 11 July 1977 concerns Vladimir's death.
 
    1 autograph note by KSW on Vera Nabokov letter of 26 Jan 1954  
    I autograph note by KSW on Vera Nabokov letter of 1967  
8 23, 24 Nabokov, Vladimir  
    V. Nabokov to KSW, 23 letters (6 original; 17 xerox) 30 May 1948 - 16 Oct 1958
    KSW to V. Nabokov, 24 letters (21 xerox; 3 carbon) 22 Mar 1948 - 25 Sept 1958
   
Exchange of correspondence between White and Nabokov, Russian-American author and New Yorker contributor, regarding primarily professional and editorial matters, including acceptance and rejection notices for Nabokov's New Yorker submissions and White's editorial suggestions for changes and clarifications of proofs. Several letters, both incoming and outgoing, concern Nabokov's controversial book, Lolita.
 
    TMs chapter from book by Nabokov (contains autograph pencil corrections of KSW)  
    1 typed note by KSW on Vladimir Nabokov 1977
    1 typed note by KSW on Xeroxed copies of Vladimir Nabokov letters  
    1 typed note by KSW on Vladimir Nabokov letter of 5 Aug 1948  
    1 typed note by KSW on Vladimir Nabokov letter of 27 Nov 1949  
    1 typed note by KSW on Vladimir Nabokov letter of 17 Mar 1951  
    1 typed note by KSW on Vladimir Nabokov letter of 4 Apr 1957  
    1 typed note by KSW on Vladimir Nabokov letter of 2 May 1957  
    1 typed note by KSW on Vladimir Nabokov letter of 30 Nov [n.y.]  
    1 typed note by KSW on Vladimir Nabokov letter of 16 Feb 1957  
9 1 Nash, Ogden  
    Nash to KSW, 6 letters 16 May 1960 - 23 Oct 1968
    KSW to Nash, 4 letters (carbon) 12 Mar 1956 - 8 Dec 1967
   
Correspondence between White and Nash, American poet and New Yorker contributor, regarding professional and personal matters. The letter from White dated 12 Mar 1956 concerns the death of Nash's New Yorker editor, Gus Lobrano. An exchange of correspondence between White and Nash dating to 1967 relate to White's seeking permission from Nash to quote two stanzas from his poem "Mr. Powers" in "The Flower Arrangers, Part II of her Onward and Upward in the Garden series.
 
    Mary Painter to KSW, 1 letter 31 July 1967
   
Letter from Painter, a New Yorker staff member, regarding the return of a letter from Ogden Nash to White.
 
    1 autograph note by KSW on Ogden Nash letter of 6 June 1967  
    1 typed note by KSW on letter from Ogden Nash to KSW granting permission to quote his poem  
9 2 Newman, Carroll  
    Newman to KSW, 3 letters 11 Apr 1958 - 28 Sept 1961
   
Incoming correspondence from Newman, a New Yorker fiction editor, regarding White's Onward and Upward in the Garden series, White leaving her editorial position, and personal matters.
 
9 3 Nicholls, Barbara  
    Nicholls to KSW, 1 letter 8 Apr 1975
   
Letter from Nicholls regarding the Peter Arno caricature drawing of White. Nicholls was secretary and assistant to James Geraghty, the art editor of The New Yorker. When Geraghty retired Nicholls started an art gallery devoted to selling the work of New Yorker-affiliated artists. The original Arno caricature drawing of White is part of this collection (see Other Materials, The New Yorker Photographs and Drawings).
 
    1 typed note by KSW on Barbara Nicholls letter of 8 Apr 1975  
9 4 Nosher, Patricia  
    Nosher to KSW, 7 letters 28 Sept 1959 - 13 Dec 1960(?)
   
Incoming correspondence from Nosher, a New Yorker staff member, regarding professional and personal matters. Nosher was White's last New Yorker personal secretary; Nosher advanced to taking on some editorial work after White retired.
 
9 5 O'Hara, John  
    O'Hara to KSW, 1 letter c. 1938
   
Letter from O'Hara, American writer and New Yorker contributor, regarding the birth of his daughter and his writing progress.
 
9 6 Oliver, Edith  
    Oliver to KSW, 15 letters (1 with xerox letter of J. Joyce to Ibsen, dated Mar 1901) 8 Mar [1960] - 26 Jan 1977
    KSW to Oliver, 1 letter 30 Dec 1967
   
Incoming correspondence from Oliver, staff writer and critic for The New Yorker, regarding professional and personal matters. Oliver's letter of 21 Aug 1965 mentions the death of Shirley Jackson. Another of Oliver's letters references E. M. Forster, a personal friend of hers.
 
    1 typed note by KSW on Edith Oliver  
9 7 Olney, Austin G.  
    Olney to KSW, 1 letter 6 Oct 1948
    KSW to Olney, 1 letter (carbon) 11 Oct 1948
   
Exchange of correspondence between White and Olney, editor at Houghton Mifflin Company, regarding potential nominations for the 1948 Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship, for which White suggested Vladimir Nabokov.
 
9 8 Orr, Clifford  
    Orr to KSW, 2 letters 20 Jan 1942 or 1943 - 25 May 1949
   
Incoming correspondence from Orr, New Yorker editor, regarding professional and personal matters.
 
    1 typed note by KSW on Clifford Orr letter of 20 Jan [n.y.]  
9 9 Paladino, Ralph  
    Paladino to KSW, 1 letter late 1930s
   
Letter from Paladino, one of White's New Yorker secretaries, regarding his upcoming marriage.
 
    1 typed note by KSW on Ralph Paladino letter of the late '30s 1972
9 10 Panter-Downes, Mollie and Mr. Clare Robinson  
    Panter-Downes to KSW, 23 letters (1 letter signed "Clare") 5 Jan 1947 - 1966
    KSW to Panter-Downes, 11 letters (carbon) 16 Mar 1955 - 15 Feb 1966
   
Exchange of correspondence between White and Panter-Downes, British writer and New Yorker contributor, regarding professional and personal matters, primarily concerning family matters and travels. White was Panter-Downes'New Yorker editor, but the two were close friends, as well. The letters between White and Panter-Downes reflect their friendship as well as their editor-writer relationship.
 
    1 autograph note by KSW on Mollie Panter-Downes 1970
    1 typed note by KSW on Mollie Panter-Downes letter of 17 Sept 1976 17 Nov 1976
9 11 Parsons (Warner), Elizabeth  
    Parsons to KSW, 29 letters 23 Sept 1948 - 10 Nov 1961
    KSW to Parsons, 2 letters (carbon) 7 Dec 1955 - 7 Sept 1956
   
Incoming correspondence from Parsons, New Yorker contributor, regarding professional and personal matters. Many of the letters postdate White's leaving her editorial position at The New Yorker.
 
9 12 Patton, Frances Gray  
    Patton to KSW, 24 letters 11 Sept 1952 - 5 Feb 1971
    KSW to Patton, 7 letters (carbon) 7 May 1955 - 15 Feb 1966
   

 

Incoming correspondence from Patton, American writer and New Yorker contributor, regarding her writing, White's leaving her position as editor, and other New Yorker-related matters , as well as personal matters. Patton's letters mention Jean Stafford, Nancy Hale, Rebecca West, and Helen Bevington.

 
    1 autograph note by KSW on Francis G. Patton letter of 2 Jan 1967  
    1 autograph note by KSW on KSW response letter to Francis G. Patton of 30 Aug 1957  
9 13 Pierce, Waldo  
    Pierce to KSW, 1 letter (with hand painted envelope) 22 Nov 1957
   
Letter from Pierce, illustrator for The New Yorker, regarding White's request that Pierce illustrate poetry to be published in The New Yorker.
 
    1 autograph note by KSW on Waldo Pierce  
9 14 Perelman, S. J.  
    Perelman to KSW, 1 letter 16 Mar 1956
    KSW to Perelman, 1 letter (original) 20 Nov 1970
   
Letter from Perelman, American humorist and New Yorker contributor, regarding the death of Gus Lobrano. White's letter to Perelman of 20 Nov 1970 concerns Perelman's move to England, his most recent book Baby, It's Cold Inside, and White's poor health.
 
9 15 Perlmutter, Elizabeth  
    Perlmutter to KSW, 2 letters 18 May 1975 - 5 Aug 1975
    KSW to Perlmutter, 2 letters (carbon) 14 June 1975 - 13 Aug 1975
   
Exchange of correspondence between White and Perlmutter, biographer of Louise Bogan, regarding Perlmutter's research on Bogan's connection to The New Yorker. White's letter of 14 June 1975 is lengthy and contains a large amount of information about Bogan and her relationships with the New Yorker editorial staff and her friendships with other New Yorker writers, including May Sarton, Edmund Wilson, Mary McCarthy, Robert Frost, John Updike, and Rolfe Humphries.
 
    Perlmutter to William Maxwell, 1 letter 18 May 1975
   
Letter from Perlmutter regarding her biography research on Louise Bogan.
 
    List of Louise Bogan's writings  
    xerox copy of Louise Bogan's obituary  
    Typed memo to KSW from Harriet re Raymond Holden's employment 4 June 1975
    Typed memo to KSW from Harriet re Dates of Louise Bogan's writings 28 May 1975
    1 autograph note by KSW on Elizabeth Perlmutter  
9 16 Peters, Astrid (Mrs. Robert M. Coates)  
    Peters to KSW, 8 letters (signed "Boo") May 1948 - 19 Dec 1976
    KSW to Peters, 2 letters (carbon) 7 Dec 1955 - 16 Mar 1970
   
Incoming correspondence from Peters, second wife of Robert M. Coates and New Yorker contributor, regarding personal matters, primarily health issues. Peters' letter of 7 Mar 1973 concerns the death of her husband.
 
    1 typed note by KSW on Astrid Peters letter of 16 Apr 1974  
    1 autograph note by KSW on Astrid Peters letter of 5 Aug 1962  
    1 autograph note by KSW on Astrid Peters letter of 7 Mar 1973  
9 17 Petty, Mary (Mrs. Alan Dunn)  
    Petty to KSW, 1 letter 3 May 1952
   

 

Letter from Petty, cartoonist and cover artist for The New Yorker and wife of Alan Dunn, regarding one of her New Yorker covers and gratitude for the Whites' praise of it.

 
    Newspaper clipping of obit on Mary Petty n.d.
    1 typed note by KSW on Mary Petty  
9 18 Pilkington, John  
    Pilkington to KSW, 2 letters 2 Oct 1964 - 28 Oct 1964
    KSW to Pilkington, 2 letters (xerox) 14 Oct 1964 - 21 Oct 1964
   
Exchange of correspondence between White and Pilkington regarding Pilkington's biography on American writer and essayist, Stark Young.
 
    Stark Young to KSW, 1 letter (xerox) 21 Jan 1930
    KSW to Stark Young, 2 letters (Xerox) 13 Jan 1930 - 24 Jan 1930
   
Exchange of correspondence between White and Young regarding White's invitation for Young to write an essay on Greenwich Village for The New Yorker.
 
    1 autograph note by KSW on John Pilkington  
10 1 Poor, Anne  
    Poor to KSW, 3 letters 18 Mar 1968 - 20 Dec 1975
   
Incoming correspondence from Poor, American artist, regarding the death of her mother, Bessie Breuer (Mrs. Henry Varnum Poor).
 
    1 typed note by KSW on Anne Poor 1976
10 2 Poor, Henry Varnum  
    H. Poor to KSW, 1 letter 21 Dec 1945
   
Letter from Poor, American artist and husband of Bessie Breuer, regarding Robert M. Coates's harsh review of Poor's work.
 
10 3 Powers, J. F.  
    Powers to KSW, 7 letters 4 Dec 1955 - 12 Sept 1973
    KSW to Powers, 3 letters (carbon) 28 Nov 1955 - 18 Oct 1962
   
Exchange of correspondence between White and Powers, American short story writer and New Yorker contributor, regarding New Yorker-related and personal matters. Powers' letters postdate White's leaving her editorial post at The New Yorker.
 
10 4 Pringle, Henry F. (The New Yorker contributor)  
    Printed profile article written by Pringle on Harold Ross: "Ross of the New Yorker: Who he? A pro (and con) file of the editor from Aspen" (from unidentified magazine, Mar-Apr 1948) 1972
10 5 Robinson, Claire (Mrs. David Jacobus)  
    Robinson to KSW, 7 letters 2 Mar 1956 - 30 Oct 1975
    KSW to Robinson, 4 letters (original) 23 June 1975 - 22 Aug 1975
   
Incoming correspondence from Robinson, one of White's New Yorker secretaries and a Bryn Mawr alumna, regarding professional matters. Exchange of correspondence between White and Robinson in 1975 concerns White being interviewed for an oral history of Bryn Mawr, which never coalesced, and other personal matters.
 
    1 typed note by KSW on Claire Robinson (Jacobus) correspondence  
    1 autograph note by KSW on Claire Robinson  
    1 autograph note by KSW on Claire Robinson card of Sept 1956  
10 6 Roethke, Theodore and Beatrice  
    Roethkes to KSW, 2 letters (1 carbon) 25 July 1961 - 5 Nov 1964
    KSW to Roethkes, 2 letters (carbon) 11 Aug 1961 - 16 Nov 1964
   
Exchange of correspondence between White and Theodore Roethke, American poet and New Yorker contributor, professional matters. Exchange of correspondence between White and Beatrice Roethke, wife of Theodore, regarding her collection of her husband's letters for publication.
 
10 7 Rogin, Ruth  
    Rogin to KSW, 1 letter 16 Nov [1976]
    KSW to Rogin, 1 letter (carbon) 19 Nov 1976
   
Exchange of correspondence between White and Rogin, New Yorker staff member, regarding the decision of whether The New Yorker editors would join the Writer's Guild or unionize.
 
    1 typed note by KSW on Ruth Rogin letter of 16 Nov [1976]  
10 8 Mrs. Rooney, John H.  
    KSW to Mrs. Rooney, 1 letter (original) 19 May 1972
   
Letter from White in response to a fan letter from Rooney.
 
10 9 Rose, Carl and Dorothy  
    Roses to KSW, 2 letters 3 Mar 1952 - 30 July 1971
   
Letter from Carl Rose, cartoonist for The New Yorker, regarding professional and personal matters. Letter from Dorothy Rose, Carl's wife, regarding cartoons of Carl's that she wanted White to have after his death. See also: Other Materials, New Yorker Photographs and Drawings
 
10 10, 11 Ross, Harold W.  
    Ross to KSW, 34 letters 1939 or 40 - 7 Sept 1947
   

 

Incoming correspondence from Ross, American journalist and founder of The New Yorker magazine, regarding professional matters.

 
    9 typed notes by KSW on Harold Ross  
    2 autograph notes by KSW on Harold Ross  
10 12 Ross, Lillian  
    Ross to KSW, 1 letter 19 Aug 1965
   
Letter from Ross, New Yorker staff writer, regarding White's praise for one of Ross' recent articles.
 
10 13 Ross, Patricia  
    Ross to KSW, 2 letters 19 Sept 1954 - 14 Oct 1954
   
Incoming correspondence from Patricia Ross, daughter of Harold Ross, regarding her interest in writing and other personal matters.
 
    1 autograph note by KSW on Patricia Ross letters  
10 14 Rudd, Mary D.  
    Rudd to KSW, 8 letters 28 June 1957 - 21 Oct 1959
   
Incoming correspondence from Rudd, a New Yorker fiction editor, regarding her promotion from William Shawn's to editor and other professional and personal matters. Many of Rudd's letters concern gardening topics.
 
    Newspaper clipping, Rip Kirby comic strip  
10 15 Russell, Diarmiud  
    KSW to Russell, 1 letter (carbon) 28 Nov 1955
   
Letter from White to Russell, literary agent of Fanny Patton and May Sarton, regarding her leaving her editorial position at The New Yorker.
 
10 16 Salinger, J. D.  
    Salinger to KSW, 1 letter 29 Mar [n.y.]
   
Letter from Salinger, American writer, regarding personal matters.
 
10 17 Sarton, May  
    Sarton to KSW, 20 letters 10 Mar 1955 - 17 Nov 1967
    KSW to Sarton, 3 letters (1 original; 2 carbon) 23 Oct 1966 - 14 Nov 1967
   
Incoming correspondence from Sarton, American poet, novelist, and New Yorker contributor, regarding professional and personal matters. Sarton's letter dated 7 Sept 1961 concerns a poor review of one of Sarton's books given by The New Yorker staff. As the letter conveys, Sarton retaliated by writing a farewell letter to White and dissociating herself from The New Yorker, though she continued to contribute to the magazine.
 
    Typed poem written by Sarton for Louise Bogan at the time of her death titled "Elegy for a Poet," signed by Sarton and given to KSW Feb 1970
    1 autograph note by KSW on May Sarton poem on death of Louise Bogan 21 Feb 1970
    1 typed note by KSW on May Sarton letter of 7 Sept 1961  
10 18 Sayre, Nora  
    KSW to Sayre, 1 letter (carbon) 23 Jan 1953
   
Letter from White to Sayre, daughter of Joel Sayre, regarding one of Sayre's short stories.
 
10 19 Schnore, Elinor C.  
    Schnore to KSW, 1 letter 15 Sept 1969
   
Letter from Schnore regarding praise for the Whites' book A Subtreasury of American Humor.
 
10 20 Schorer, Mark  
    Schorer to KSW, 3 letters 18 July 1955 - 21 Dec 1961
    KSW to Schorer, 1 letter (carbon) 28 July 1955
   
Exchange of correspondence between White and Schorer regarding Schorer's biography on Sinclair Lewis.
 
10 21 Selby, John  
    Selby to KSW, 2 letters (1 addressed to "Miss White; 1 addressed to "E. B. W.") 6 June 1950
    KSW to Selby, 1 letter (carbon) 9 June 1950
   
Exchange of correspondence between White and Selby, editor-in-chief of Rhinehart & Company, Inc. Publishers, regarding a book on the Algonquin Round Table.
 
10 22 Shapiro, Karl  
    Shapiro to KSW, 2 letters (1 with poem signed by Karl Shapiro) 31 May 1945 - 23 Jan 1961
    KSW to Shapiro, 1 letter (carbon) 10 Dec 1955
   
Correspondence from Shapiro, American poet and New Yorker contributor, regarding personal and professional matters.
 
10 23 Shawn, Wallace and Cecille (wife and son of William Shawn)  
    Shawns to KSW, 3 letters 9 Aug 1952 - 1 Jan 1957
   
Incoming correspondence from Cecille Shawn, wife of William Shawn, regarding personal matters. Letter from Wallace Shawn, son of Cecille and William, regarding personal matters.
 
    1 typed note by KSW on Cecille Shawn letter of 8 Jan 1977  
10 24 Shawn, William  
    Shawn to KSW, 31 letters 9 Aug 1952 - 14 Dec 1976
    KSW to Shawn, 4 letters (carbon) 12 Nov 1956 - 2 Apr 1975
   
Incoming correspondence from Shawn, New Yorker editor, regarding primarily professional matters. Many of Shawn's letters concern White's Onward and Upward in the Garden series. This group of correspondence documents the close friendship that Shawn and White shared as colleagues.
 
    Charles Addams to KSW , 1 letter n.d.
   

 

Letter from Addams regarding an invitation from White to attend a party in honor of William Shawn.

 
    Peter Arno to KSW, 1 letter n.d.
   
Letter from Arno regarding an invitation from White to attend a party in honor of William Shawn.
 
    2 typed memos to William Shawn from KSW 12 Nov 1956 - 8 Oct 1957
    1 autograph memo to KSW from William Shawn re one of KSW's garden articles  
    2 autograph notes by KSW on William Shawn party  
    1 autograph note by KSW on William Shawn letter of 17 Feb 1958  
    1 typed note by KSW on William Shawn letter of 18 Dec 1972  
    1 typed note by KSW on William Shawn letter of 17 Dec 1973  
    List of invitees to party for William Shawn  
10 25 Sheed, Wilfrid  
    Sheed to KSW, 2 letter 26 Apr 1977
   
Incoming correspondence from Sheed, book critic for The New York Times, regarding Jean Stafford and his review of E. B. White's The Letters of E. B. White
 
    1 typed note by KSW on William Sheed  
10 26 Shuman, Ik  
    Shuman to KSW, 2 letters 12 Jan 1941 - 12 Jan 1942
   
Incoming correspondence from Shuman, managing editor for The New Yorker, regarding professional matters.
 
    1 typed note by KSW on Ik Shuman letters  
10 27 Simon, Henry W.  
    Simon to KSW, 1 letter 8 May 1961
    KSW to Simon, 1 letter (carbon) 15 May 1961
   
Exchange of correspondence between White and Simon, of Simon and Schuster, Inc. Publishers, regarding a book by Helen Bevington titled When Found, Make a Verse Of.
 
10 28 Skinner Cornelia Otis (Mrs. Alden Blodget)  
    Skinner to KSW, 1 letter 7 Oct 1968
    KSW to Skinner, 1 letter (carbon) 13 Dec 1955
   
Letter from White regarding her leaving her editorial position at The New Yorker. Letter from Skinner regarding personal matters.
 
10 29 Snow, Carmel  
    Snow to KSW, 1 letter 17 May 1944
   
Incoming letter from Snow, Harper's Bazaar magazine editor, asking White for suggestions of persons to fill an editorial position at Harper's.
 
10 30 Soglow, Otto (The New Yorker illustrator)  
    Typed note by KSW on Otto Soglow n.d.
10 31 Sokolov, Raymond  
    Sokolov to KSW, 5 letters 11 Mar 1976 - 7 June 1976
    KSW to Sokolov, 4 letters (carbon) 16 Mar 1976 - 14 June 1976
   
Exchange of correspondence between White and Sokolov, regarding his biography on A. J. Liebling. White's response letters are relatively lengthy and contain much information about Liebling from her perspective.
 
10 32 Spark, Muriel  
    Spark to KSW, 1 letter 8 Nov 1963
   
Letter from Spark, Scottish novelist, regarding personal matters.
 
11 1-8 Stafford, Jean (Mrs. A. J. Liebling)  
    Stafford to KSW, 60 letters (1 xerox) 22 June pre-1948 - 29 Sept 1975
    KSW to Stafford, 122 letters (1 original; 10 carbon; 111 xerox) 19 Dec 1947 - 17 Mar 1976
   

 

Exchange of correspondence between White and Stafford, American writer and New Yorker contributor, regarding primarily Stafford's writing, traveling, and personal matters. Many of Stafford's letters concern her health issues. Stafford's letters mention Truman Capote, Roald Dahl, Frances (Fanny) Patton, Nadine Gordimer, A. J. Liebling, John McNulty, Peter DeVries, Elizabeth Taylor, and Maeve Brennan. The Stafford-White correspondence is one of the largest in the collection and it documents well the close friendship White often formed with writers she edited.

 
   
Note: The KSW to Jean Stafford correspondence consists of xeroxed copies of original letters housed in the New Yorker editorial files.
 
    TMsS titled De Senectute, 35pp, signed "For Katharine and Andy, 12/23/71" with corrections in the author's hand; unpublished short story  
    Typed carbon excerpt, "Potpourris" (from Taylor's Encyclopedia of Gardening, The American Garden Guild, Inc. and Houghton Mifflin, 1948)  
    Newspaper clipping, "Dead Heat in the Protraction Stakes," by A. J. Liebling (from The Observer, n.d.)  
    1 photograph of A. J. Liebling's grave  
    1 autograph memo to William Shawn from KSW re Jean Stafford letter of unknown date  
    1 autograph note by KSW on Jean Stafford letter of unknown date  
    1 autograph note by KSW on Jean Stafford letter of 15 May 1960  
    1 typed note by KSW on Jean Stafford letter of 26 Feb 1974  
    1 autograph note by KSW on Jean Stafford letter of 1971-72  
    1 autograph note by KSW on Jean Stafford letter of no date  
    1 typed note by KSW on KSW response letter of 29 Aug 1948 to Jean Stafford  
    1 typed note (xerox) by KSW on Jean Stafford letter of 19 Dec 1947  
    1 typed note (xerox) by KSW on Jean Stafford letter of 29 Aug 1948  
    1 typed note (xerox) by KSW on Jean Stafford letter of 21 Jan 1952  
    1 typed note (xerox) by KSW on Jean Stafford letter of 11 May 1953  
    1 typed note (xerox) by KSW on Jean Stafford letter of 29 Oct 1954  
    1 typed note (xerox) by KSW on Jean Stafford letter of 10 Nov 1954  
    1 typed note (xerox) by KSW on Jean Stafford letter of 18 Mar 1955  
    1 typed note (xerox) by KSW on Jean Stafford letter of 26 May 1955  
    1 typed note (xerox) by KSW on Jean Stafford letter of 30 Nov 1955  
    1 typed note (xerox) by KSW on Jean Stafford letter of 22 Dec 1955  
    1 typed note (xerox) by KSW on Jean Stafford letter of 10 Feb 1956  
    1 typed note (xerox) by KSW on Jean Stafford letter of 15 Feb 1956  
    1 typed note (xerox) by KSW on Jean Stafford letter of 13 Mar 1956  
    1 typed note (xerox) by KSW on Jean Stafford letter of 26 July 1956  
    1 typed note (xerox) by KSW on Jean Stafford letter of 31 Aug 1956 or 57  
    1 typed note (xerox) by KSW on Jean Stafford letter of 7 Oct 1956  
    1 typed note (xerox) by KSW on Jean Stafford letter of 17 Aug 1957  
    1 typed note (xerox) by KSW on Jean Stafford letter of 12 Jan 1958  
    1 typed note (xerox) by KSW on Jean Stafford letter of Memorial Day 1960  
    1 typed note (xerox) by KSW on Jean Stafford letter of 6 Sept 1962  
    1 autograph note (xerox) by KSW on Jean Stafford letter of 7 Dec 1970  
    1 autograph note (xerox) by KSW on Jean Stafford letter of 12 Jan 1972  
12 1 Steegmuller, Francis  
    Steegmuller to KSW, 7 letters 2 Mar 1956 - 3 Aug 1969
    KSW to Steegmuller, 2 letters (carbon) 14 Dec 1955 - 7 Mar 1956
   
Incoming correspondence from Steegmuller, New Yorker contributor, regarding professional and personal matters.
 
    1 autograph note by KSW on Francis Steegmuller correspondence  
12 2 Stewart, Donald Ogden and Mrs. Stewart  
    Stewarts to KSW, 3 letters (1 from Ella Winter, Mrs. Donald Ogden Stewart) 21 Jan 1971 - 17 Sept 1971
    KSW to Stewarts, 1 letter (carbon) n.d.
   
Incoming correspondence from Stewart, American humorist and early New Yorker contributor, regarding the Whites' inclusion of him in their edited volume, The Subtreasury of American Humor.
 
    1 typed memo to KSW from Harriet Walden n.d.
    1 typed note by KSW on Donald O. Stewart  
    1 typed note by KSW on Donald O. Stewart letter of 21 Jan 1971  
12 3 Sullivan, Frank  
    Sullivan to KSW, 39 letters 9 Feb 1938 - 24 Sept 1975
    KSW to Sullivan, 3 letters (carbon) 11 Oct 1956 - 9 Jan 1974
   
Incoming correspondence from Sullivan, American journalist, humorist and New Yorker contributor, regarding professional and personal matters.
 
    Typed excerpt from a letter from Frank Sullivan to KSW dated  
    Newspaper clipping, "Happy Birthday Mr. Sullivan" (from unidentified source)  
    1 photograph  
    1 typed note by KSW on Frank Sullivan letters of 1974-1975  
    1 autograph note on Frank Sullivan Christmas card  
12 4 Sutherland, Alec  
    Sutherland to KSW, 1 letter n.d.
    KSW to Sutherland, 1 letter (carbon) 3 Nov 1952
   
Exchange of correspondence between White and Sutherland, program director for the British Broadcasting Corporation, regarding a radio biography of Harold Ross.
 
12 5 Taylor, Elizabeth and Renny  
    Taylors to KSW, 32 letters (2 signed "Renny") 30 Mar 1951 - 20 Nov 1975
    KSW to Taylors, 4 letters (carbon) 25 Mar 1953 - 15 Mar 1963
   
Incoming correspondence from Elizabeth Taylor, British novelist and New Yorker short story contributor, regarding New Yorker-related and personal matters. White was Taylor's first New Yorker editor. In 1939, White turned Taylor over to William Maxwell to edit, but White and Taylor remained correspondents and friends.
 
    2 autograph notes by KSW on Elizabeth Taylor  
    1 typed note by KSW on Elizabeth Taylor letter of Sept 1975  
    1 typed note by KSW on Elizabeth Taylor letter of 1 Dec 1975  
12 6 Taylor, Peter  
    Taylor to KSW, 4 letters 17 Dec 1955 - 7 May 1963
    KSW to Taylor, 4 letters (carbon) 10 Dec 1955 - 17 May 1963
   
Exchange of correspondence between White and Taylor, American writer and New Yorker contributor, regarding professional and personal matters.
 
    Newspaper clipping re anniversary celebration of Mr. and Mrs. Hillsman Taylor (from The Commercial Appeal, 9 Jan 1958)  
12 7 Teichmann, Howard Miles  
    Teichmann to KSW, 11 letters 6 June 1973 - 20 Apr 1976
    KSW to Teichmann, 8 letters (carbon) 13 June 1973 - 6 Apr 1976
   
Exchange of correspondence between White and Teichmann regarding Teichmann's biography on Alexander Woollcott. White's letters contain detailed information about Woollcott's connection to The New Yorker and his relationships with the editorial staff.
 
    2 typed notes by KSW on Howard M. Teichmann correspondence  
       
12 8 Terry, Daisie E.  
    Terry to KSW, 11 letters 1948 - 1959
    Terry to KSW, 61 typed memos 1939 - 40
   
Incoming correspondence from Terry, one of White's New Yorker secretaries, regarding primarily professional matters. Terry's letters contain a large amount of information about the daily runnings and events of the editorial staff and the Fiction Department of The New Yorker.
 
    1 autograph note and 1 typed note by KSW on Daisie Terry Apr 1970
    1 typed note by KSW on Daisie Terry letter of unknown date  
    1 typed note by KSW on Daisie Terry letter of unknown date 1972
    1 autograph note by KSW on Daisie Terry letter of 11 Dec [n.y.]  
    1 typed note by KSW on Daisie Terry memos to KSW  
    1 typed note by KSW on Daisie Terry letter of unknown date 1972
    1 typed note by KSW on Daisie Terry memos of 1942-43  
    1 typed note by KSW on Daisie Terry letter of unknown date  
    1 typed note by KSW on Daisie Terry letter of May 1948  
    1 typed note by KSW on Daisie Terry letter written during World War II  
12 9 Thurber, James and Mrs. Thurber  
    Thurber to KSW, 26 letters 1937 - 8 Jan 1977
    KSW to Thurber, 3 letters (carbon) 10 Nov 1952 - 13 May 1957
   
Incoming correspondence from Thurber, New Yorker cartoonist, regarding professional and personal matters.
 
    Xerox of Profile article, "Thurber Country" by Peter Lennon 1972
    1 typed note by KSW on books in progress on James Thurber  
    1 autograph note on potential book about history of The New Yorker  
    1 typed note by KSW on James Thurber letter of unknown date 1972
    1 autograph note by KSW on James Thurber letter of 30 Apr 1938  
    2 autograph notes by KSW on James Thurber letter of 26 Oct 1945  
    1 autograph note by KSW on James Thurber 8 Apr 1970
    1 autograph note by KSW on James Thurber letter of 18 Feb 1958  
13 1 Truax, R. Hawley and Alethea  
    R. H. Truax to KSW, 18 letters 1 Aug 1947 - 13 Aug 1976
   
Incoming correspondence from Truaux, The New Yorker vice president, treasurer, and contributor, regarding professional and personal matters.
 
    Alethea Truax to KSW, 1 letter 7 Oct [n.y.]
    KSW to Alethea Truax, 1 letter (carbon) 23 Sept 1975
   
Exchange of correspondence between White and Alethea Truax regarding Samuel Geiss Trexler.
 
    Typed memo on "Possible Editorial Dept. economies which might be investigated," written by E. B. White and KSW (8pp)  
    Typed poem titled "Jill and Jack Sprat," by R. Hawley Truax (unsigned)  
    Typed poem titled, "The Other Half," by R. Hawley Truax (unsigned)  
    1 typed note and 1 autograph note by KSW on R. Hawley Truax  
    1 typed note by KSW on carbon copy of R. Hawley Truax letter of 1 Aug 1947  
    1 autograph note by KSW on R. Hawley Truax letter of 20 Sept 1952  
    1 autograph note by KSW on R. Hawley Truax letter of 14 Mar 1960  
    1 autograph note by KSW on R. Hawley Truax letter of 24 May 1965  
    1 autograph note by KSW on two R. Hawley Truax letters of 1974  
    1 typed note by KSW on R. Hawley Truax letter of 13 Apr 1976  
13 2 Tucci, Niccolo  
    Tucci to KSW, 1 letter 7 Oct 1961
   
Letter from Tucci, Italian-Russian writer and New Yorker contributor regarding personal matters.
 
13 3 Turnbull, Andrew  
    Turnbull to KSW, 5 letters 12 Sept 1957 - 5 Nov 1962
    KSW to Turnbull, 4 letters (carbon) 16 Sept 1957 - 13 Dec 1962
   
Exchange of correspondence between White and Turnbull regarding Turnbull's biographies of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Thomas Wolfe. White's letter of 13 Dec 1962 contains detailed information about Wolfe's connection with The New Yorker.
 
13 4 Turner, Martha L.  
    Turner to KSW, 1 letter 28 Feb 1950
   
Letter from Turner, Time magazine staff writer, regarding assistance to Turner on her Time article about Harold Ross and The New Yorker.
 
13 5 Tynan (Blake), Dorothy  
    Tynan to KSW, 1 letter 10 Aug 1941 or 1942
   
Letter from Tynan, telephone switchboard operator for The New Yorker, regarding personal matters. Tynan's letter mentions Thomas Gorman's being drafted for war.
 
    1 typed note by KSW on Dorothy Tynan (Blake) of 1941 or 42  
14 1-3 Updike, John and Linda  
    J. Updike to KSW, 57 letters (29 xerox; 29 original) 8 Jan 1954 - 12 Dec 1975
   

 

Incoming correspondence from Updike, American writer and New Yorker contributor, regarding professional and personal matters. These letters, both originals and xeroxes from the New Yorker files, document 21 years of Updike's relationship with White, his editor. Updike's earliest correspondence to White, dating from 8 Jan 1954 to 20 May 1955, concerns professional and editorial matters only, mainly concerning revisions of proofs. The letters gradually become less restricted to editorial matters and more casual. Letters postdating White's retirement from her editorial position in 1959, are primarily personal. Many of Updike's letters to White contain autograph notes and comments by White in the margins.

 
    KSW to J. Updike, 83 letters (77 original; 5 carbon; 1 xerox) 17 July 1954 - 10 Dec 1975
   
Outgoing correspondence from White to Updike regarding professional and personal matters. White's letters concern primarily professional and editorial matters, including acceptance and rejection notices for Updike's New Yorker submissions and revision suggestions. Later letters contain more personal matters. White's original letters to Updike were given to Bryn Mawr College as a gift from John Updike.
 
    Mary Ann Leiner to J. Updike, 10 letters (original) 11 Aug 1954 - 23 Mar 1955
    L. Updike to KSW, 1 letter (original) 13 Aug 1966
    KSW to L. Updike, 1 letter (original) 9 Aug 1966
    J. Updike to Bryn Mawr College Library, 2 letters (original) 8 Apr 1979
    J. Tanis to J. Updike, 1 letter (carbon) 31 Jan 1978
    J. Updike to J. Tanis, 1 letter (original) 25 Nov 1974
    L. Dolenski to J. Updike, 1 letter (carbon) 16 Jan 1978 - 10 Apr 1979
    Photograph of J. Updike with newborn daughter Elizabeth 3 Apr 1955
    Typed copy of "Remarks of John Updike on the occasion of E. B. White receiving the 1971 National Medal for Literature--12/2//71," (published in Picked-up Pieces by John Updike, 1975)  
    Printed copy of "Writer's Faith," by E. B. White (from Nieman's Reports, Mar 1972)  
    Typed carbon copy of excerpt from Fowler's A Dictionary of Modern English Usage on "The Colon"  
    1 autograph memo to John Updike from KSW on John Updike letter of 21 July 1970  
    1 autograph note by KSW on John Updike Christmas card of 1958  
    1 autograph note by KSW on John Updike letter of 14 Mar 1958  
    1 autograph note by KSW on John Updike Christmas card of 1965  
    1 autograph note by KSW on John Updike letter of 29 July 1970  
    1 autograph note by KSW on John Updike postcard of unknown date  
    1 typed note by KSW on John Updike Christmas card of 1973  
    1 typed note by KSW on John Updike Christmas card of 1974  
    1 typed note by KSW on John Updike correspondence  
    1 typed note by KSW on John Updike Christmas card of 1975  
    2 autograph notes (written on manila envelopes) by KSW on John Updike correspondence  
    Duplicate xeroxed copies of John Updike - KSW correspondence  
    1 typed note by KSW on duplicate copies of John Updike - KSW correspondence  
13 6 Vanderbilt, Sanderson  
    Vanderbilt to KSW, 2 letters (1 signed "Mrs. Vanderbilt") 10 May 1948
   
Letter from Sanderson Vanderbilt, New Yorker editor, regarding personal matters. Letter from Mrs. Sanderson Vanderbilt regarding her husband's death.
 
    1 autograph note by KSW on Sanderson Vanderbilt  
13 7 Veevers-Carter, Wendy Day  
    Veevers-Carter to KSW, 2 letters 7 Jan 1958 - 12 Feb 1959
    KSW to Veevers-Carter, 2 letters (carbon) 2 May 1958 - 19 Jan 1959
   
Exchange of correspondence between White and Veevers-Carter, daughter of Clarence Day and New Yorker contributor, regarding Veevers-Carter's New Yorker submissions and personal matters.
 
13 8 Vegtel, Maddy  
    Vegtel to KSW, 4 letters 16 Oct 1959 - 15 Mar 1961
    KSW to Vegtel, 2 letters (carbon) 10 Mar 1961 - 25 Mar 1961
   
Exchange of correspondence between White and Vegtel, journalist and New Yorker contributor, regarding White's Onward and Upward in the Garden series and other personal matters.
 
    1 autograph note by KSW on Maddy Vegtel  
13 9 Vischer, Peter  
    Vischer to KSW, 1 letter 24 Apr 1942
    KSW to Vischer, 2 letters (carbon; 1 signed "Andy") 22 Apr 1942
   
Exchange of correspondence between the Whites and Vischer regarding Visher's petition urging for an investigation of the Editorial Department expenses.
 
    1 typed note by KSW on Peter Vischer correspondence of 1942 1972
13 10 Volkening, Henry  
    Volkening to KSW, 1 letter 5 Dec 1955
    KSW to Volkening, 1 letter (carbon) 28 Nov 1955
   
Exchange of correspondence between White and Volkening, of Russell & Volkening, Inc. Literary Agents, regarding White's leaving her editorial position at The New Yorker.
 
15 1 Von Slosman, Mark  
    Von Slosman to KSW, 2 letters 28 Feb 1953 - 1 Apr 1953
    KSW to Von Slosman, 1 letter (carbon) 7 Apr 1953
   
Exchange of correspondence between White and von Slosman regarding a loan White extended to him.
 
    Dilys Laing to KSW, 2 letters 1 Feb 1953 - 12 Feb 1953
    KSW to Dilys Laing, 2 letters (carbon) 4 Feb 1953 - 17 Feb 1953
   
Exchange of correspondence between White and Laing regarding Mark von Slosman.
 
    1 autograph note by KSW on Mark Von Slosman correspondence 1972
15 2 Wahl (Powers), Betty (Mrs. J. F. Powers)  
    Wahl to KSW, 1 letter 22 Jan 1970
    KSW to Wahl, 1 letter (carbon) 7 Feb 1970
   
Exchange of correspondence between White and Wahl, wife of J. F. Powers and New Yorker contributor, regarding personal matters.
 
    1 autograph note by KSW on Mrs. J. F. Powers  
15 3 Walden, Harriet (The New Yorker staff; secretary of KSW)  
    Walden to KSW, 2 letters 14 Sept 1972(?) - 22 Nov 1976
   
Incoming correspondence from Walden, New Yorker secretary for Harold Ross and White, regarding professional and personal matters.
 
    Typed memo to KSW from Walden  
    2 typed notes by KSW on Harriet Walden  
15 4 Watt, William W.  
    Watt to KSW, 1 letter 21 June 1962
    KSW to Watt, 1 letter (carbon) 28 Nov 1955
   
Letter from Watt, New Yorker contributor, regarding personal matters. Letter from White regarding her leaving her editorial position at The New Yorker.
 
15 5 West, Rebecca  
    West to KSW, 3 letters 1 Apr 1950 - 26 Apr 1960
    KSW to West, 1 letter (carbon) 7 Apr 1950
   
Exchange of correspondence between White and West regarding West's review of James Thurber's book, The Years With Ross.
 
    Printed copy of Rebecca West's review of James Thurber's The Years with Ross  
    Copy of letter by Rebecca West to Sam Behrman regarding James Thurber's The Years with Ross  
    1 autograph note by KSW on Rebecca West letters  
    1 autograph note by KSW on Rebecca West's review of J. Thurber's The Years With Ross  
15 6 Weston, Christine (Mrs. Roger Griswold)  
    Weston to KSW, 55 letters 23 Apr 1944 - 24 May 1977
    KSW to Weston, 3 letters (carbon) 2 Feb 1950 - 15 May 1963
   

 

Incoming correspondence from Weston, writer and New Yorker contributor, regarding her writing, travels, and other personal matters. Weston, while reliant upon White's editorial opinions of her writing, was a close personal friend of White's, which is reflected in her correspondence.

 
    1 typed note by KSW on Christine Weston  
    1 typed note by KSW on Christine Weston letter of 14 July 1976  
    1 typed note by KSW on additional correspondence from Christine Weston  
    1 autograph note by KSW on Christine Weston Christmas card [n.y.]  
    1 autograph note by KSW on KSW response letter to Christine Weston dated 15 May 1963  
15 7 White, Stanley H.  
    White to KSW, 2 letters 6 Mar 1958 - Feb 1969
   
Incoming correspondence from White, brother of E. B. White, regarding personal matters.
 
    1 autograph note by KSW on Stanley H. White letter of 6 Mar 1958  
15 8 Wiggins, James Russell  
    Newspaper clipping, Tribute to E. B. White on his 75th Birthday by James R. Wiggins (from The Fence Viewer, unknown date ) 14 July 1974
    1 typed note by KSW on James R. Wiggins article on E. B. White  
15 9 Williams, Garth  
    Williams to KSW, 1 letter 4 Dec 1952
   
Letter from Williams regarding original drawings from E. B. White's Stuart Little and Charlotte's Web for sale.
 
    1 autograph note by KSW on Garth Williams letter of 4 Dec 1952  
15 10 Williams, Gluyas  
    Williams to KSW, 18 letters June 1949 - 24 May 1977
    KSW to Williams, 3 letters (carbon) 19 Dec 1951 - 11 Jan 1955
   
Incoming correspondence from Williams, a New Yorker artist, regarding personal matters. Two letters from Williams reflect upon the deaths of Harold Ross and Gus Lobrano.
 
    1 autograph note by KSW on Gluyas Williams  
15 11 Wilson, Damsey  
    D. Wilson to KSW, 2 letters (xerox) 17 Sept 1971 - 11 Oct 1971
   
Copies of incoming correspondence from Wilson, New Yorker contributor, regarding editorial matters.
 
    1 typed note by KSW on Damsey Wilson  
15 12 Wilson, Edmund  
    E. Wilson to KSW, 6 letters (1 carbon) 24 June 1944 - 24 Dec 1971
    Newspaper clipping "Letters to the Editor: Nabokov vs Wilson" (from The New York Times Book Review, 6 Feb 1972) 16 Jan 1972
    Handwritten memo by KSW on Stuart Little  
    1 autograph memo (signed) to KSW from E. Wilson  
    1 typed note by KSW on Edmund Wilson letter of 12 Nov 1947 1972
    1 typed note by KSW on Edmund Wilson letter of 27 Dec 1971  
15 13 Wood, Mildred (The New Yorker staff)  
    Wood to KSW, 10 letters 10 Mar 1956 - 11 Nov 1975
    1 typed note by KSW on Mildred Wood  
    1 typed note by KSW on Mildred Wood letter of 3 Oct 1956  
15 14 Woods, David F. (Ogden Nash biographer)  
    Woods to KSW, 3 letters 6 Aug 1973 - 22 Nov 1973
    KSW to Woods, 6 letters 13 Aug 1973 - 28 Nov 1973
   
4 TL (carbon; to Woods); 2 TL (carbon; to J. D. Gibbs)
 
    1 typed note by KSW on David F. Woods correspondence  
15 15 Yglesias, Jose (The New Yorker contributor)  
    Yglesias to KSW, 1 letter 21 Oct 1971
    Newspaper clipping on Mrs. Jose Yglesias 10 Oct 1976
    1 typed note by KSW on newspaper clipping on Mrs. Jose Yglesias  
    1 autograph note by KSW on Jose Yglesias  

 

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