Bryn Mawr College Library Special Collections

Katharine Sergeant White Papers

Part II: Box and Folder List - Personal 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

Description of Personal Correspondence:

Personal Correspondence is organized into four groups: Callie Angell Correspondence, E. B. White Correspondence, Charles S. Sergeant Correspondence, and Bryn Mawr College Correspondence.

Callie Angell Correspondence contains xeroxed copies of letters written by White to her granddaughter, Callie Angell, Roger Angell's oldest daughter. These personal letters, while few, are lengthy, and they provide a contrasting perspective on White "the grandmother," as opposed to White "the New Yorker editor." The letters in this group are organized chronologically. These copies were given to the Bryn Mawr College Library by Callie Angell.

E. B. White Correspondence consists of a large number of letters between White and her second husband, E. B. This group of correspondence represents only a small portion of the private correspondence between K.S. and E. B. Most of their private correspondence is in the E. B. White's Collection at Cornell University. The letters in this group are organized chronologically.

Charles S. Sergeant Correspondence consists of a few letters written by Katharine Sergeant to her father, Charles S. Sergeant Esq. during her undergraduate years at Bryn Mawr College (1910-1914). These letters paint the portrait of a studious young woman, already passionate about writing, especially poetry, and seeking intellectual and creative challenges. The letters in this group are organized chronologically.

Bryn Mawr College Correspondence comprises a relatively large group of letters from various people associated with Bryn Mawr College. White was devoted to her alma mater, and she frequently communicated with the Alumnae Association, the Friends of the Library, and the Marianne Moore Fund, to each of which she contributed financially. The Bryn Mawr College Correspondence also contains the extensive correspondence between herself and the library staff of Canaday Library, which documents the gift of her correspondence and papers to Bryn Mawr College.

Box Folder Contents Date
Callie Angell Correspondence
29 1 KSW to Callie Angell, 23 letters (xerox) 20 Dec [1969?] - 30 Mar 1977
E. B. White Correspondence
29 2-7 E. B. White to KSW, 88 letters (73 original; 9 carbon; 6 xerox) Aug 1929 - 1968
    E. B. White to KSW (signed "Daisy"), 3 letters 31 Oct 1930 - 13 Nov 1934
    Joe White to KSW, 1 postcard  
    E. B. White to Joe White (signed "Daisy"), 1 letter 31 Dec 1930
    14 typed interoffice memos from E. B. White to KSW (11 xerox; 3 signed originals) n.d.
    10 typed notes by KSW  
    1 autograph note by KSW  
    Handwritten comments by E. B. White on an article (unspecified) by KSW for her series Onward and Upward in the Garden  
29 8

Poetry written by E. B. White for KSW

 
    Autograph poem (unsigned), "Report" n.d.
    Autograph poem (unsigned), "Natural History" 30 Nov 1929
    Autograph poem (unsigned), Untitled 31 Mar 1934
    Typed poem (carbon, unsigned), "To Katharine from her Exhausted Husband" 13 Nov 1958
    Typed poem (carbon, signed "EBW"), "A Compass for Katharine" (poem written on flyleaf of KSW copy of The Points of My Compass by E. B. White) Oct 1962
    Typed poem (carbon, unsigned), Untitled (poem given with the gift of a silver bell) n.d.
    Typed poem (carbon, signed "EBW"), Untitled (poem written on flyleaf of KSW copy of The Wild Flag by E. B. White) n.d.
    Autograph poem (xerox, unsigned), "To My Valentine" 1970
    Typed poem (xerox, unsigned), "A collaboration which took place on the train between Boston and Bangor" (poem from page 3 of 31 Dec 1937 letter) 31 Dec 1937
29 9 E. B. White Miscellaneous Papers  
   
Contains clippings about E. B. White; 2 xeroxed copies of letters to E. B. White from KSW from the E. B. White archive at Cornell University. Also contains E. B. White's speech given at the commital service for Katharine S. White at the Brooklin Corner Cemetery, 23 July 1977.
 
29 10 Xerox duplicates of original letters from E. B. White to KSW  
       
Charles S. Sergeant Correspondence
29 11 KSW to Charles S. Sergeant, 7 letters (all original letters; addressed to "Papa") 6 Feb 1913 - 25 May 1914
       
Bryn Mawr College Correspondence
30 1 Agnew, Janet (Head Librarian, Bryn Mawr College)  
    Agnew to KSW, 13 letters (2 carbon) 2 May 1959 - 2 Sept 1969
   

KSW to Agnew, 9 letters (1 carbon)

27 Apr 1959 - 7 May 1967
    Josephine Gibbs (Secretary to Head Librarian, Bryn Mawr College) to KSW, 1 letter 4 Aug 1966
30 2 Alumnae Bulletin/Alumnae Association  
    Sheila Atkinson Fisher to KSW, 2 letters 29 Jan 1958 - 12 Feb 1959
   

KSW to Sheila Atkinson Fisher, 1 letter

 
    KSW to Isota Epes, 4 letters 12 Nov 1958 - 5 Apr 1960
    Isota Epes to KSW, 1 letter (carbon) 10 Feb 1959 - 18 Apr 1960
    KSW to Mrs. Robert Hammond, 3 letters 16 Feb 1965 - 30 Mar 1965
30 3 Borie, Lysbeth Boyd (Bryn Mawr College '44)  
    Borie to KSW, 1 letter 19 Sept 1956
    KSW to Borie, 2 letters (carbon) 13 Sept 1956 - 21 Sept 1956
    Typed excerpts of "Letters to the Editor" from the Bryn Mawr Alumnae Bulletin, Summer 1956, in response to E. B. White's essay "Call Me Ishmael" 1956
30 4 Dolenski, Leo (Manuscript Librarian, Bryn Mawr College)  
    Dolenski to KSW, 17 letters (2 carbon) 25 June 1976 - 21 July 1977
   

KSW to Dolenski, 8 letters (carbon)

1 July 1976 - 4 Jan 1977
    Dolenski to E. B. White, 8 letters (4 carbon; 2 xerox; 2 original) 8 Aug 1977 - 20 May 1980
    E. B. White to Dolenski, 1 letter (xerox) n.d.
    Dolenski to Jean Stafford (re KSW Collection), 1 letter (carbon) 23 Aug 1977
    Dolenski to Brian Nerny (re use of KSW Collection), 3 letters (1 carbon; 2 xerox) 24 Aug 1977 - 26 Sept 1977
    Dolenski to Joan H. Winterborn (re use of KSW Collection), 1 letter (xerox) 12 Sept 1977
    Unfinished letter addressed to KSW by Dolenski n.d.
30 5 Donnelly, Lucy Martin (English professor, Bryn Mawr College)  
    KSW to Donnelly, 1 letter n.d.
30 6 Finch, Edith (Lady Bertrand Russell, Bryn Mawr College '22)  
    Finch to KSW, 1 letter 15 Aug 1949
    KSW to Finch, 1 letter (carbon) 24 Oct 1949
30 7 Friends of the Bryn Mawr College Library  
    Jane R. Worth to KSW, 1 letter 14 July 1967
    Doreen Spitzer to KSW, 2 letters 10 Nov 1972 - 30 Mar 1975
    KSW to Doreen Spitzer, 3 letters (1 carbon) 1 Nov 1968-3 Nov 1970
30 8 Furtmuller, Leah Cadbury  
    Furtmuller to KSW, 1 letter (carbon) 22 Mar 1971
    KSW to Furtmuller, 3 letters Dec 1970 - Dec 1971
    Furtmuller to J. Tanis, 1 letter 14 Sept 1971
30 9 Katharine E. McBride (Secretary to the President, Bryn Mawr College)  
    McBride to KSW, 6 letters 12 Aug 1966 - 14 July 1970
    KSW to McBride, 6 letters (1 xerox) 24 Oct 1968 - 24 Sept 1969
    E. B. White to McBride, 1 letter 1 Apr 1970
30 10 Marianne Moore Fund, Bryn Mawr College  
    Martha Price to KSW, 1 letter 22 Mar 1976
    Barbara Thatcher to KSW, 1 letter 19 Apr 1976
30 11 Newhouse, Edward  
    Newhouse to KSW, 4 letters 14 Oct 1962 - 29 Apr 1963
30 12 Simpson, Helen Louise Knickerbocker (Bryn Mawr College '14)  
    KSW to Simpson, 1 letter 11 Jan 1972
31 1-6 Tanis, James (Director of Libraries, Bryn Mawr College)  
    Tanis to KSW, 39 letters (1 carbon) 24 Apr 1970 - 17 June 1975
    KSW to Tanis, 62 letters (9 carbon) 1 May 1970 - 21 Feb 1976
    Tanis to E. B. White, 1 letter (carbon) 5 Oct 1977
    E. B. White to Tanis, 2 letters 16 Apr 1970 - 31 Aug 1977
    Isabel R. Russell (secretary to E. B. White) to Tanis, 1 letter 2 Sept 1977
    Josephine Gibbs (Secretary to Head Librarian, Bryn Mawr College) to KSW, 4 letters 1971 - 2 July 1976
    KSW to Josephine Gibbs (Secretary to Head Librarian, Bryn Mawr College), 5 letters (1 carbon) 17 June 1971 - 14 July 1976
    John Dooley (Rare Book Room, Bryn Mawr College) to Tanis, 1 letter (carbon) 28 July 1975
    John Dooley to KSW, 1 letter 7 Aug 1975
    Tanis to Saul Steinburg (re KSW Collection bookplate), 3 letters (2 carbon) 25 Sept 1975 - 5 Oct 1977
    Alison Bishop to Tanis, 1 postcard 1 Feb 1973
    Tanis to Edmund B. Spaeth, Jr., 1 letter (carbon) 9 Aug 1977
    Edmund B. Spaeth, Jr. to Tanis, 1 letter 23 Aug 1977
    Ruth Limmer (Literary executor, Estate of Louise Bogan) to Tanis, 1 letter 25 Apr 1972
    Elena Wilson (wife of Edmund Wilson) to Tanis, 2 letters 19 Feb 1973-17 Mar 1973
    Tanis to Elena Wilson, 1 letter (carbon) 12 Mar 1973
    Tanis to John Kohn, 1 letter (carbon) 21 Jan 1974
    Alison Jolly (daughter of Morris Bishop) to Tanis, 2 letters 20 May 1974 - 26 June 1974
    Tanis to Alison Jolly, 1 letter (carbon) 3 June 1974
    Harrison Kinney to Tanis (re James Thurber research), 3 letters 12 Sept 1974 - 24 Oct 1974
    Tanis to Harrison Kinney, 1 letter (carbon) 31 Oct 1974
    Typed note (signed) to KSW from E. B. White n.d.
    Autograph note to J. Tanis from KSW n.d.
31 7 Thatcher, Barbara (Endowment Fund Drive, Bryn Mawr College)  
    Thatcher to KSW, 1 letter (carbon) 5 May 1976
    KSW to Tatcher, 3 letters 20 Aug 1974 - 26 Apr 1976
    Thatcher to J. Tanis (re: campaign correspondence with KSW), 1 letter 20 May 1979
31 8 Von Laue, Hildegard (Bryn Mawr College '44)  
    Von Laue to KSW, 1 letter 21 May 1973
    Ethel Jensen (Interlibrary Loans, Bryn Mawr College) to Von Laue, 1 letter 18 May 1973
    Typed note by KSW on letters of E. Jensen and H. Von Laue n.d.
31 9 Wofford, Harris (President, Bryn Mawr College)  
    Wofford to KSW, 7 letters 17 Jan 1975 - 21 May 1976
    KSW to Wofford, 8 letters (carbon) 3 Aug 1974 - 18 June 1975

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