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Series 1: Correspondence

The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings correspondence includes approximately 4,100 letters, almost 1,400 of which were written by her and almost 2,300 to her. Other letters relate to her in some way. The earliest concentration of letters (1918-1923) occurs during her courtship and early years of marriage with Charles A. Rawlings, Jr. After a hiatus of several years, extensive correspondence resumes in the 1930s, after she had moved to Cross Creek, Florida, and continues to her death in 1953. There is a particularly heavy concentration of letters during the war years 1943-1944, especially with her husband Norton Baskin, who served as an ambulance driver on the India-Burma front during World War II.

Approximately 900 letters are to Baskin. Another 230 are from her editor at Scribner's, Maxwell Perkins. Other major recipients of letters are her aunt Ida Tarrant (95), Norman Berg (60), Clifford and Gladys Lyons (59), Berniece and Walter Gilkyson (49), first husband Charles A. Rawlings (40), college friend Bee McNeill (24), and author/photographer Carl Van Vechten (16). Principal writers of letters to Rawlings are Perkins, Baskin, Charles Rawlings, her Phoenix aunts, Grace, Marjorie, and Wilmer Kinnan, brother Arthur Kinnan, and friends Julia Scribner Bigham, James Branch Cabell, and Gene Baro. Major names in the correspondence, although in lesser numbers, include A. J. Cronnin, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ellen Glasgow, Ernest Hemingway and two of his wives, Martha Gellhorn and Mary Hemingway, Zora Neale Hurston, Margaret Mitchell, Sigrid Undset, and Owen D. Young.

The letters represent a wide range of personal and literary topics that illumine many aspects of Rawlings' life and career. The Perkins letters are especially relevant to her writing, as the letters to her husbands are to many aspects of her personal life. There are many letters relating to the Cross Creek Trial (Cason vs. Baskin) that are separately identified in the guide. Most of the correspondence is handwritten or typed originals. A few are typed copies and there are some photocopies (notably letters to Norman Berg and letters from the University of Florida Archives).

The Rawlings correspondence is a collection gathered over a period of time from various sources. The nucleus was donated by Rawlings during her lifetime, along with some of her principal manuscripts, to found the Libraries Creative Writing collection. Other correspondence from her estate was donated later by her husband, Norton Baskin. In addition Rawlings's literary executor, Julia Scribner Bigham, her biographer, Gordon Bigelow, and members of the library staff attempted to collect letters from her correspondents, and made other efforts to procure additional Rawlings correspondence.

In 1998, the libraries acquired almost 500 letters from Marjorie to Norton from his grandniece Judith Oliver. Additional Baskin-Rawlings correspondence was acquired in 2001 from Phil May, Jr., a close friend of Norton Baskin.

Arrangement: The Rawlings letters are filed chronologically in 39 boxes, with the following exceptions:

Box 31: "Miscellaneous Correspondence" contains letters copied from the University of Florida and from the Rollins College archives, and a folder of correspondence from the files of Dwye Evans, an agent, relating to the British edition of The Sojourner.

Box 32: Letters of condolence sent to Norton Baskin upon the death of Marjorie. The condolence letters and cards are not included in the count of Rawlings letters, nor are they listed in the accompanying description.

Boxes 33-38: The "May accession," a group of letters, primarily between Rawlings and Norton Baskin from 1943-1953, that was acquired in 2001. It may be interfiled with other letters at a later date.

Box 39: Readers letters.

Although the letters are physically arranged chronologically, they are described in two main parts: 1) Letters by Marjorie Rawlings, and 2) Letters to Her and Other Letters. The description for each letter usually includes the name of the author, whether typed or handwritten (see note on abbreviations), recipient, date, place of writing, pagination, and a short abstract. Letters with a month, but no day are usually placed before dated letters. Letters with a year, but no month are placed at the end of the year. Letters with no dates are placed last. Dates, indicated by square brackets, i.e. [1940] have been supplied for many letters which lack them. Many of these dates are quite accurate, often coming from an accompanying envelope, or can easily be inferred from the contents of the letter. Others are estimates, or even guesses, usually indicated by circa dates (ca.) or question marks (?).

A chronological listing as well as listings by accession is available in the Department of Special Collections.


Letters by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings to Norton Baskin, 1938-1943
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. Telegram to NB. 1938 August 3. Jacksonville. Hopes he can come tomorrow. She feels "whipped down" [apparently written from hospital] New accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to NB. 3 p. [1939? October? Louisville?] Asks about Aunt Ida. Says Eddie is going to the World Series in Cincinnati and she would love to go. Mentions going to a dinner with Lois [Hardy] She is on her way to Chicago. Written on the verso of TLS from Carl Brandt to MKR, New York 2 Oct. 1939, re: stories, "Black Hat's Hand," and "The Enemy, and" on the verso and face of a letter from Bernice Baumgarten (Brandt and Brandt) New York, 2 Oct. 1939.Also included with this letter is a fragment signed Samuel C. Humphreys(?) Maxwell Air Force Base [n.d.] re: a concert. New accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to NB. 1 p. [1939? Louisville?] Has seen Dr. Rankin about her "innards." He does not advise operation. New accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 3 ALLS to NB. [1939 November? New York] Staying at the St. Moritz hotel. Describes hotel, theatre, and a drinking bout. New accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. Telegram to NB. 1940 Jan. 24. Gainesville. Asking him to save tomorrow to help entertain the Scribners. New accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. [ca. 1940. Feb. 14] Valentine card signed "With love and leaps," from Moe. New accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. Telegram to NB. 1940 Feb. 26. Island Grove. Hope he can join Bob, Cecil, and her for supper. Mrs. Scribner was better and the Scribners left. New accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. Telegram to NB. 1940 April 11. Atlanta. Missed having him on her trip, so "missing Cuba" with him was "too much." New accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to NB. 4 p [1940? Union Spring, Ala.] Is visiting Norton's family, perhaps on return from New York trip. Will go to Atlanta to meet Norman Berg and John and Margaret [Mitchell] Marsh. New accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. AL to NB. 4 p. [1940? Mobile] Got to Mobile by dark, after a beautiful drive. Describes the Battle House, where she is staying. New accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to NB. 10 p. [1940? Natchez] Describes lunch at Galatorie's in New Orleans. Had difficulty finding room in Natchez because of the pilgrimage season. New accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. [1940? June 16? Cross Creek?] TLS to NB. 6 p. Written following a quarrel in which Norton said she only wanted a man "to dance attendance." She suggests they not see each other "for a while." This letter has a penciled notation of June 14, 1940 and was described by Silverthorne (183) as being written on that date. June 14th, however, was a Monday and the day given on the letter is Wednesday. New accession. Bigelow and Monti, Selected Letters, no. 86.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. [1940? June 17?] Thursday [Cross Creek] [Probably a follow-up to the letter of June 16] She says she might not have acted as she did on Monday, if he had come to see her on Saturday, when he had the time. She recapitulates their relationship. As she see it, he avoids the kind of close relationship which she wishes. New accession. Bigelow and Monti, Selected Letters, no. 74.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. Telegram to NB. 1940 June 22. Island Grove. Asks for books and for him to cash check. New accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. [1940 July 31? Crescent Beach] Has hurt herself walking too much on the beach. Complains about Norman and Julie Berg whom she let use the cottage. They met the Popes who invited them to diner. Dated by analogy with letter 88 in Selected Letters. New accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. Telegram to NB. 1940 August 2. St. Augustine. She is marooned with hurt foot. Doesn't understand why he can't make definite plans. "Consideration of others can take various plans." New accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB.2 p. [ca. 1940 August? Crescent Beach] She is laid up with her sore foot. Encourages him to hire an architect and to borrow money from her, if needed, for some construction project. New accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 1 p. [ca. 1940 August? Crescent Beach?] Had to give up on her foot and send a wire to have Martha come over. New accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 1 p. [ca. 1940 August? Cross Creek] Refers to the "usurpers" [the Bergs?] in the cottage. New accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p [1940 August. Crescent Beach] Describes her new domestic help. Expecting Julia Scribner soon. Has an engagement with Jean Francis. Enclosing a note from Norman Berg. Enclosed is note from Berg [Nashville? 1940] August 21 or 22 and ANS to Norton. New accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. fragmentary and cut into parts. [1940 August? Crescent Beach] Strange message from Bob. Julia has arrived, but not feeling too well. The new maid is fine. New accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. [1940? August? Crescent Beach] Julia is there. The Bergs visited and Julie Berg was rude to Julia Scribner. MKR says she would like to break off with the Bergs. New accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. [1940? August? Crescent Beach?] Describes dinner with the Bergs and Julia Scribner. Julia disliked them very much and longed for Norton, Bob, and Cecil. She and Julia are coming over for the weekend. New accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. Postcard to NB. 1940 Sept. 17. St. Augustine. Has just seen Julia off. Feels as if her child had gone New accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. [1940? September? Cross Creek?] Misses Julia and him. Has not heard from Max about her manuscript. New accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. Telegram to NB. 1940 Nov. 6. Island Grove. Invites him to bring guests to dinner if he thinks they would enjoy it. New accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. Telegram to NB. 1940 Nov. 11. Island Grove "Bridge tonight at Taylors." New accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. Telegram to NB. 1940 Nov. 23. Island Grove. Invites him to meet Fred Tompkins and her at Citra for hunting. New accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. [ca. 1940. Crescent Beach] TLS to NB. 1 p. About going to the movies. New accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TL to NB. 2 p. (fragment?) [ca. 1940? Crescent Beach?] Displeasure over a plan to acquire Crescent Beach for a national park. Has fired a gardener, named Frank. New accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to NB. 3 p. [1940? Cross Creek] Will be coming to Ocala and would love to have dinner and a bridge game. New accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to NB. 2 p [ca. 1940. Cross Creek] Coming in tomorrow to see Cecil Bryant and would like a bridge game. Has to go to Crescent Beach for meeting with [National] Park director. New accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 1 p. [ca. 1940. Crescent Beach] Mentions a Hale [the writer, Nancy?] woman whom she cannot stand. Going floundering with Edith and Verle Pope. New accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS "Dora" to NB.1 p. [ca. 1940. Cross Creek]. She would love to do something with him, if he wants a date. Sorry she was cranky last night, but was drunk and hungry. New accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p [ca. 1940? Cross Creek] Invites him to dinner when her friends from Madison are there. She has bronchitis. New accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TL to NB.1 p [ca. 1940. Cross Creek] Sorry he couldn't get a bridge game last night. She wants to take him, Bob, and Cecil to the cottage and to the Dolphin for dinner. New accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to NB. 1 p. [ca. 1940. Crescent Beach] Asks him to have her car fixed. New accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS "Dora," to NB. 2 p. [ca. 1940. Crescent Beach] Missed him yesterday. Since Bob and Cecil couldn't come, she had dinner with the Popes. The stimulus of Edith's mind is very valuable to her. Verle will try to teach her to use cast net. She has lost weight. New accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TL to [NB] 1 p. fragment? [1940? Crescent Beach?] Verle Pope asked about "poured limestone" for tourist cottages. New accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 4 p. [1940? Crescent Beach?] She is spending the day in bed. Did her duty "by Phil May." Tomorrow is Edith's birthday. She saw in the papers that the "sissies" have abandoned plans for the Yearling. New accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ANS to NB. 2 p. [1940? Cross Creek?] Says if he is unhappy about not going to cocktail party, to go ahead and come to her tomorrow instead. New accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ANS to NB. 3 p [1940? Ocala?] Came in to see Aunt Ida. Suggest that if he is tired they skip the dance. Would like to have him the Camps and Cecil come for bridge. New accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ANS to NB. [ca. 1940. Cross Creek?] Thelma Shortridge knows a man that she thinks would be interested in a job at the hotel. New accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to NB. 5 p [ca. 1940? West Palm Beach] Apparently on her way to Miami on speaking trip. Complains about hotel, but any place difficult to find. Got a speeding ticket in Leesburg. New accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ANS to NB. [ca. 1940? Crescent Beach?] Invites him, Buck, and Nancy [Camp] to join Norman and her for dinner, New accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. [ca. 1940? Crescent Beach] Saturday seems the day for the conflagration. She will arrive in Ocala about 5 pm. She completed the first draft of a story today. New accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TL, "Dora," to NB. 2 p. [ca. 1940? Cross Creek?] Describes visit with Bob [Camp] and the Popes. Bob and Edith got along so well as to make Verle jealous. She "got rid" of Meade [a domestic?] Her diverticulitis is bothering her. New accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TNS to NB. [ca. 1940? Crescent Beach] Gives him address of the Poole cottage where she will be staying. New accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TL to NB. 1 p [ca. 1940. Crescent Beach?] "No word from the Dupont Dynamite factory." Asks him to stop by the Creek and meet the payroll. Julia enjoyed the parodies. New accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to NB. 4 p [ca. 1940. Cross Creek?] Trying to make arrangements for a date. Asks him to bring Aunt Ida out tomorrow. New accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TL to NB. 2 p (fragment?) [ca. 1940. Crescent Beach] She has been working hard. Describes swimming in the surf. Has had cottage painted. Hopes he can drive over with the Lyonses. Complains about Verle always being late, when she has dinner with the Popes. Went with Idella to see Gone with the Wind. New accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p [1940? Cross Creek?] Describes some visits with friends. Mentions Charlie, a guest of the Camps, who is not well. New accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ANS to [NB] [1940? Cross Creek?] Asks him to make an opportunity to see her tomorrow. New accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS "Dora," to [NB] "Dear friend with the little say-so. 1 p. [ca. 1940? Cross Creek?] Says she loves him more than he loves her. Refers to a postcard from someone she can not identify. New accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. [ca. 1940. Cross Creek] About Ida. Bob [Camp] phoned Julia [Scribner] New accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. [1940? Crescent Beach? Hopes he can spend the weekend. Mentions Bob and Julia. New accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to [NB] 2 p. [ca. 1940. Ocala] She is on her way to Leesburg with Aunt Ida. New accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 1 p. [ca. 1940? Cross Creek] Going to hospital tomorrow. Thinks she will go to see Mrs. Tigert this evening. New accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. Telegram to NB. 1941 Feb. 18. Island Grove. "Will go to Axes at six forty five." New accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. Telegram to NB. 1941 March 25. Island Grove. "Just got in love come dinner saw movie but good enough see again if bridge fails." New accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Norton Baskin. 3 p. 1941 Mar 31, Washington, DC. Train trip to Washington. Nightmare about visit to White House. Original accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Norton Baskin. 8 p. 1941 Apr 1, Washington, DC. Her stay in the White House at Mrs. Roosevelt's invitation. Lincoln's room and bed. The people she met. Original accession Bigelow and Monti, Selected Letters, no. 92.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. Telegram to NB. 1941 April 4. Jacksonville. Asks him to meet her with money for porter. She is broke. New accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. Telegram to NB. 1941 June 20. Crescent Beach. Will not be returning home today. New accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin. 3 p. [1941 Sept 28?] Sunday [Cross Creek] Discuss frailty of Joe [Tarrant] and Aunt Ida's reaction. Expects she and Julia will hit the time right for a foliage trip after MKR has her check up. Original accession. This letter was dated Feb. (1st half) in original cataloging
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 1 p. [1941? September? Crescent Beach] Says that Norton hated her when she had a display of "fits." Explains her temperamental nature. Say that while their person relationship is in doubt, they still have a "business deal" on the hotel. Dated from Silverthorne (199). New accession Bigelow and Monti, Selected Letters, no. 97.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. Telegram to NB. 1941 Sept. 30. Ocala. Do not include Aunt Ida in dinner plans tomorrow. Leaving for New York Thursday [Oct. 2nd] New accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Norton Baskin [1941? Oct.?] Monday morning. Hotel New Weston, New York. 6p. Left the hospital; saw the Ballet russe show, The New Yorker; Julia and she are leaving for the Berkshires; gives an account of her medical conditions, diverticulitis and nervous tension, partially attributed by doctor to her reaction to NB; they will talk when they are together. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. [1941 October 1] Wednesday [Cross Creek] She helped to move Ida from Ocala to St. Augustine. Plans train trip to New York. Plans to pick up X-rays in Jacksonville. Original accession. This letter was dated Feb. (1st half) in original cataloging.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. Telegram to NB. 1941 Oct. 7. New York. "See no reason for returning at all. No messages from anybody." New accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to NB. 3 p. [1941? Oct. 10. New York.] [1941? Details of hospitalization. Seeing a psychiatrist. Planning to leave with Julia. Original accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to [NB] p. 5-6 (fragmentary) [1941? Oct. 11? New York?] Says she'll be out [of the hospital?] Monday, ramble by car [with Julia] for a week, the come home Oct. 20 or 21st. New accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. Telegram to NB. [1941 Oct. 14?] Great Barrington, MA. "Happy birthday to my bull from your everloving psychoanalyzed Dora." New accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to NB. 4 p. [1941? October. Whitefield, NH] Visiting with Julia Scribner's aunt. Describes a local inn. Can see snow on the tops of the White Mountains. New accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. Telegram to NB. 1941 Oct. 20 New York. Asks if her return on Saturday suits. If not, she will kill time in New York. Otherwise she will leave tomorrow. New accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to NB. 3 p [1941? October 21? New York] Getting ready to catch train. Idella will meet her in Gainesville. Will look forward to seeing him at the cottage New accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. Telegram to NB. 1941 Oct. 23. Island Grove. Refers to the coming weekend [before their marriage] "It would be pleasant to ask Lyons." New accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ANS to NB. [ca. 1941? Oct. 26?] Crescent Beach? The Fiddia family arrived and kept her from working. Will see him tomorrow at the[ir?] wedding. New accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. AN to [NB] 1 p. (fragment) [1941? Crescent Beach?] Has just received springs and mattress for their bed. New accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to NB. 4 p. [1941? St. Augustine?] She wanted to see him before she left. When she got to St. Augustine the drawbridge was stuck. Went back and took Crescent Beach bridge, but when she got to town Norton was in Bunnell. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. Telegram to NB, signed "Dora and Dora." 1942 June 26. Island Grove. Arriving 6:30, five pounds heavier. New accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Norton Baskin. 4 p. 1942 Sept. 30. Atlanta. Preparing for trip to mountains. Story beginning to shape up. Original accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. A postcard to Norton Baskin 1942 Oct 2, Murphy, NC. Gathering material in Blue Ridge Mountains. Original accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin. 2p. 1943 Jan 19, Hawthorne, FL. MKR going with Mrs. Tigert to hear Cornelia Skinner. Talks about Netty and John's relationship. Cosmopolitan has refused, but the Post accepted, a story. Collier's has also accepted a story. Original accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. Telegram to NB. [1943? Feb.?] New York "Arriving Florida Special 821 tomorrow morning." Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Norton Baskin [1943 Feb. 18] Wednesday, New York. 4p. Hotel bill from the Gotham included. Physical examination planned. Met Sinclair Lewis. Original accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. Postal Telegram to NB. 1943 Feb. 26. New York "Am much better. Doing just fine." Original accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Norton Baskin. 2 p. [1943 Feb. 26] New York. Reaction to tests and exams at Harkness Pavilion; thanks NB for flowers. Original accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Norton Baskin. 6 p. [1943 Feb. 27?] New York. Describes recovery since he left. Dr. Damon says "nothing could have prevented the operation." Marcia Davenport and Vera Scribner sent flowers. Julia came to visit. John Marquand is next door. The Brandts also visited. Original accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 2 envelopes addressed to NB. 1943 March 6 - June 1. New York and Hawthorne, Fl. The New York envelope is from the Harkness Pavilion. New accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 14 ALLS to Norton Baskin. 1943 [March 1-15], New York, NY. The hospital stay and operation for diverticulitis. Visitors, gifts, doctors, and nurses. Loneliness. Plans for returning home via train. Original accession. Some of these letters apparently were written in February, while MKR was in New York, but before the operation. Some may have been written at another time altogether.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Norton Baskin. 3 1/2p. 1943 Mar 18? Hawthorne, FL. Home again from New York. Original accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 11 p [1943 March 22? Cross Creek] Tells about Moe and Smokey. Young groves are frozen, temperature has been down to 17. Mentions the Brice-Williams war at the Creek. New accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. [1943 March 25. Cross Creek] Asks Norton to cash check and bring her cash. Doesn't want to ask Verle because she is afraid he is going to ask her to invest in his tourist court. New accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Norton Baskin. 2p. 1943 Mar 27, Hawthorne, FL. State of her health. Family matters. Original accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. [1943? March? Cross Creek] Mentions sick Henry. Very cold. Massage from Idella. New accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 6 p. [1943? April 1? Cross Creek] Describes "warfare" between Tom Glisson and Mr. Brice.Henry [Sissie's husband] is very sick. She will try to get him admitted to the veteran's hospital in Lake City. Moe and Smokey are getting along amicably. She heard the first whippoorwill last night. New accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS and telegram to Norton Baskin. 4p. 1943 Apr 2-5, Hawthorne, FL. Smoky (cat) has been misbehaving. Original accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS and telegram to Norton Baskin. 2p. 1943 Apr 8, Hawthorne, FL. She has bronchitis, needs cough medicine. Phil May has sent her a letter of support concerning the law suit. Talks about the psychological problems of the soldiers she's corresponding with. Original accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin. 1 1/2p 1943 Apr 10, Hawthorne, FL. Thanks NB for the cough medicine. Tells about Idella's estranged husband.. Includes a copy of a letter Phil May has sent to Judge Murphree concerning the law suit. Original accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin. 3 1/2p. 1943 Apr 12, Hawthorne, FL Planning visit to St. Augustine. Her bronchitis is better. Garden flowers. Original accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 2 TLLS to Norton Baskin. 2 1/2p. 1943 Apr 27-28, Hawthorne, FL. Idella. Petition for public road is burned. Original accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin. 1 1/2p. 1943 Apr 30, Hawthorne, FL Old Will's illness. Norman as literary agent. Original accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin. 1p. 1943 May 3, Hawthorne, FL. Domestic details. Includes note from Bernice Brandt concerning Carl's health. Carl is glad to get more "Quincey Dover" stories. Original accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin. 2 1/2p. 1943 May 23, Hawthorne, FL. Lonesomeness. Match-making by mail for Julia. Domestic details. Original accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 2 ALLS to Norton Baskin. 9p. 1943 May 28-29, Hawthorne, FL. Activities of Moe and Smoky (cats). Caleb Milne IV, a young soldier correspondent, has been killed. Her thoughts on men's volunteering for service and women's pride in them: the continuance of war. Original accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin. 2p. 1943 June 1, Hawthorne, FL. Wants to plan party at Creek for NB, Russell, and Willkies. Original accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin. 2p. 1943 June 3 [Cross Creek] Making plans to meet NB. Her thoughts on his enlisting - feels as if she's been steamrolled. Original accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. Letter to NB. 4 p. 1943 July 29 [Cross Creek] Describes visit to Sigrid Undset. Asked Idella to visit her in hospital, but she did not. After Norton reported to the AFS, MKR checked into the hospital. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. Letter to NB. 4 p. 1943 July 29 [Cross Creek] Discusses "negro question," as she encountered it in Pontiac, Michigan. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to NB. 6 p. 1943 July 29 [Cross Creek] Describes conditions upon returning to the "Creek." Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 6 p. 1943 August 1 [Crescent Beach] Describes visit of Edith Pope. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TL to NB. 2 p. 1943 August 2. Crescent Beach. Interviewed "girl" for position. Everything is going well at the hotel. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1943 August 3 [Crescent Beach] Describes very large coachwhip snake. Recommends he read the stories of Saki (H.H. Munroe). Couldn't hire the "glamorous colored girl," but has someone else. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 4 p. and clipping from Time. 1943 August 4 [Crescent Beach] Stories about Zelma. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS with a. note to NB. 2 p. 1943 August 6 [Crescent Beach] The woman she was expecting to work for her was unable to. Complains about amount of bill from Dr. Atchley for New York hospitalization. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. [1943] August 7 [Crescent Beach] There is no chance she can settle down to write this month. May try to get along without a maid. Anecdotes about Edith. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 4 p. 1943 August 8 [Crescent Beach] She is determined not to let Edith "bother" her, "whatever happens." Received birthday flowers that Norton had arranged to have sent. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 4 p. [1943] August 11 [Crescent Beach] The Gainesville judge has thrown out Zelma's suit. Has a chance to get Jean Francis's maid, Ruby, who "is probably just as good as Idella." Describes the ocean and ideas for enlarging the cottage. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to NB. 8 p. [1943? August 15/16?] "Sunday morning at the Creek"/ "Monday morning." Discusses tax returns./ Must head back to the cottage because she has plane spotting. Describes Dessie and several of her WAC friends who came to dinner Sunday. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to NB. 4 p. 1943 August 15. Sunday evening. [Cross] Creek. Will go back to the cottage tomorrow. She has signed up for plane spotting shift in the afternoon. Ruby worked Friday and "is too good to be true." Adrenna's son is going to work at Cross Creek. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TL to [NB] 2 p. Fragment? May be a continuation of letter above. [1943?] August 16 [Crescent Beach] About aircraft spotting stint. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 4 p. 1943 August 18 [Crescent Beach] Jean seems piqued that MKR has hired Ruby. Has been asked by a Congressman to do more articles on the timber situation. She "might go down in history as the gal who saved the nation's trees!" Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS "Marjorie and Dora." to NB. 3 p. 1943 August 19 [Crescent Beach] Describes disturbing dream she has been having a long while. [Dora was the name that MKR gave to what might be described as her neurotic alter ego] Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. Letter to NB. 7 p 1943 August 23 [Crescent Beach] Comments on John Marquand's new book and on her friend Caleb Milne IV. Cites a letter from ZNH which has inspired her into throwing herself into the "fight for an honest chance for the Negro." Also refers to an earlier letter from ZNH [May 16, 1943] Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS with a. note to NB. 6 p. 1943 August 25 [Crescent Beach] Ruby couldn't stand to spend nights alone and would have quit, but will try taking the bus each day, as MKR suggested. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to NB. 10 p. 1943 August 28. Cross Creek. Says that Henry Fountain, Sissie Micken's husband, has died and describes callousness of Western Union operator in handling the telegram due to the fact that it involved colored people. Believes Jean is responsible for Ruby's not returning to work. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to [NB] 4 p. [1943?] August 29. Cross Creek. News from the Creek, including behavior of pets, Smokey and Moe. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to NB. 6 p. [1943] August 31 [Cross Creek] Henry Fountain will be buried at the national cemetery in St. Augustine. Describes a quarrel between Henry Woodward and Martha and Sissie. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 4 p. 1943 September 2 [Crescent Beach] Zelma's suit has been dismissed again. Describes Henry Fountain's military funeral. Heard from Martha that Idella may return. MKR has engaged Sissie for the winter. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. Letter to NB. 2 p. 1943 September 3 [Crescent Beach] Jean and she played bridge at the Howitt's. Incident concerning Jean, Ruth, and clothing. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to NB. 5 p. 1943 September 4 [Crescent Beach] Has received bill from $530 from Phil May with which she seems satisfied. Aunt Ida [Tarrant] and Jim Rawlings have testimony against Zelma. Has been receiving "nut" letters and has done no work on her book. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1943 September 5 [Crescent Beach] She has received his cable and is celebrating her birthday today. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 4 p. 1943 September 7 [Crescent Beach] Has had a let down since receiving his cable. Dora is clamoring with her to write three stories for the New Yorker to keep her from serious work. She ordered a couple of dozen Modern Library titles and is reading Joyce's Portrait for the first time. She recognizes "the fountain from which Hemingway [etc.] took so deep a drink." She regrets his later obscurantism. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 5 p. 1943 September 8 [Crescent Beach] Information on Cason v. Baskin. Norman Berg wants to come visit her, but she is concerned about appearance of impropriety. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 4 p. 1943 September 11[Crescent Beach] Describes Berg's visit and conversation about Julie whom he is to marry. Discusses some of the servicemen with whom she corresponds. She has written Idella, asking her to come back. Hopes Idella does not outsmart her. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1943 September 18 [Crescent Beach] Describes a tropical storm. Gossips about bridge partners. Has heard from Julia [Scribner] who told her about a Belgian officer she has met. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 4 p. 1943 September 19 [Crescent Beach] Storm is still on. Says that national greed prepares the way for war. Refers to Ortega's "Revolt of the Masses." Deplores the appalling political views of people such as the Scribner family. Has read the Age of Innocence and Rousseau's Confessions. She is appalled at Rousseau's immorality and compares him to Hitler. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1943 September 21 [Crescent Beach] The Lyons have been for a visit. A title for her book came to her upon waking in the morning. Has withdrawn her request to take boys from the Children's Home, because, among other reasons, she would have to take them to church every Sunday. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 4 p. 1943 September 22[Crescent Beach] Describes an unpleasant bridge match. Gives war news and news about friends. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 4 p. 1943 September 23 [Crescent Beach] Stormy weather has cleared. Anxious to get to Cross Creek to work on her book. Continues to have nightmare of homelessness. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. 1943 September 24 [Crescent Beach] Describes an unpleasant, apparently drunken, episode with Jean and Fred Francis. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 1943 September 25 [Crescent Beach] TLS to NB. 2 p. More about Fred Francis. Ruby is doing fine with the bus schedule. Has not heard from Idella, but Sissie will do fine at the Creek. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 5 p. 1943 September 26 [Crescent Beach] Having another nor'easter. Has some social events planned and then will get out of town. Doug has hired a "hussy-ish" looking cashier. Incontinence problems with pets. Offered Norman Berg and Julie use of the cottage in November. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1943 September 27 [Crescent Beach] Ruth has a boyfriend. Had dinner with Aunt Ida and a Mrs. White and went to an "awful" party that Dorothy Parker [not the writer] gave for Mrs. White. The letter bears a note, "clippings enclosed." These were not found with the letter. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 5 p. (fragment, p. 3 missing). 1943 September 28 [Crescent Beach] Describes plane spotting incident, involving fear of infiltrators. Had dinner and bridge with Ruth, Jean, etc. Describes None but the Lonely Heart. Worried that she has not started on her book, but will as soon as she get to the Creek. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to NB. 6 p. 1943 September 29 [Crescent Beach] Has received letter from one of Norton's relatives. Visited Ruth in their old apartment in the hotel. It almost killed her, but she is satisfied to see Ruth happy there. Has considered spending winter there rather than at the Creek. Martha keeps her tied to the Creek Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to NB. 4 p. 1943 September 10 [Crescent Beach] Tells about a lucky bean she found. She has nearly finished re-reading The Education of Henry Adams. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 4 p. 1943 October 1 [Cross Creek] She hated leaving the cottage, but is happy to be back at the Creek. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 5 p. 1943 October 2 [Cross Creek] Land dispute between Brices and Glissons. Miscellaneous news. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 2 TLLS to NB. 4, 4 p. 1943 October 5 [Cross Creek] She has heard from Idella, who says she hates New York, but said nothing about coming back. Received letter from him. She will write every day. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 4 p. 1943 October 6 [Cross Creek] Airplane spotting has been discontinued, so she can stay at the Creek with a clear conscience. If Zelma loses suit, she will probably burn the farmhouse down, so MKR can "be free of the Creek." Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1943 October 7 [Cross Creek] Complains about war time rules and bureaucracy. Says it may cost the Democrats the 1944 election. Tells about a disturbing dream, then relates it to a joke told her by Carl Brandt. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1943 October 8 [Cross Creek] Is trying to train Sissie as a maid. Says she believes she has "really managed to get on the wagon." Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 4 p. 1943 October 10 [Cross Creek] Describes a visit to Fred Tompkin's in Citra, and a fishing trip with Chet. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1943 October 11 [Cross Creek] Brings him up to date on Jack, Cindy, and Joy. [May refer to a radio soap-opera, or a cartoon strip] Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1943 October 13 [Cross Creek] Describes unpleasant trip to Ocala. Complains about rudeness of clerks in stores. Says "Gainesville is much friendlier and more satisfactory for trading." She had received an anti-Jewish chain letter, which she sent to the FBI. Yesterday she received a personal reply from J. Edgar Hoover. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to NB. 3 p. 1943 October 14 [Cross Creek] Says it is his birthday. Complains about government mail regulations. She still is not working on her book, which she hopes to have finished by the time he returns. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to NB. 2 p. 1943 October 15 [Cross Creek] Mentions discarding and burning of correspondence. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 1 p. 1943 October 16 [Cross Creek] Describes the nice fall weather. Will have Fred Tompkins and family to dinner. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to NB. 4 p. 1943 October 17 [Cross Creek] Describes a day of running errands with Martha. Thinks maybe she should concentrate on training Sissie as a maid. Even if Idella does come and back and although she is "so damn perfect," she doubts she could ever trust her again. She is reading Joyce's Ulysses for the first time and is "bowled over by it." Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1943 October 18 [Cross Creek] Weather is still cold. Describes dinner for the Tompkins. Sissie did quite well. Repeats Thelma's criticism that Idella is "too smart for her own good." She is finding Ulysses less comprehensible and less enjoyable due to Joyce's stream of consciousness technique and feels better about her own writing. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. 1943 October 19 [Cross Creek] Is sending a copy of a letter from Edith Pope. She has received a gushing letter from Arthur's daughter. MKR says she only wants money. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 2 ALS to NB. 1, 2 p. 1943 October 20/21 [Cross Creek] The first letter concerns pets, Moe and Smoky Tells about Julia Scribner's disgusted response to one of MKR's Emily Post take-offs, which dealt with vomiting. She makes other comments about Julia and her alleged neuroticism. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to NB. 3 p. 1943 October 22 [Cross Creek] Says she fell off the wagon yesterday and gives details. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to NB. 2 p. 1943 October 24 [Cross Creek] Has read Under Cover, a book purporting to reveal Fascist conspiracies within the U.S.A. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to NB. 2 p. 1943 October 24 or 25? [Cross Creek] Describes confusion caused by a visit from one of Sissie's daughters. Sissie and Martha are not getting along. Is reading Jane Austen for the first time. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to NB. 1 p. [1943] October 25? [Cross Creek] Doubts that she can train Sissie. Found out that Dr. Damon's fee was quite "reasonable for him." Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. 1943 October 26 [Cross Creek] Relates dream of him. Says Zelma is so unscrupulous that her friends are disgusted with her. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 4 p. [1943 October 27? Cross Creek] Complains about repeated request from Rita Kleeman for article. She has finished Jane Austen, but is stumped with Joyce. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 5 p. 1943 October 28 [Cross Creek] A. J. Cronin and wife will be in St. Augustine. Doesn't know what to do about fan letters. The only fan letter she ever wrote was to Joseph Conrad, who, as she expected, did not answer. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. 1943 October 29 [Cross Creek] Describes a fifteen year old manuscript, written to describe her mother. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. 1943 October 30 [Cross Creek] Her views about Jews and the War. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1943 October 31. [Cross Creek] Concerned about his health. Describes a visit from some fans and strange visit to Citra to have saws sharpened. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. 1943 November 1 [Cross Creek] Got back on the wagon yesterday. Will Woodward, Henry's brother died. Going to St. Augustine tomorrow. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 8 p. 1943 Nov. 2 [Cross Creek] Delayed going to St. Augustine. Reading New World A-Coming [by Roi Ottley] Says democracy is a farce if race is used to keep people from civic participation. Says the writer probably does not understand the reasons for southern prejudice. "The theory of racial superiorities and... inferiorities is pure Hitlerism." Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 1943 November 3 [Cross Creek] Has put off going to St. Augustine because she hopes a letter from him will come. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to NB. 10 p. 1943 November 5 [Crescent Beach] Tells him of problems at the hotel due to conflict between Chet and the Hustons. Suggests he may want to go into newspaper business. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to NB. 10 p. 1943 November 6 [Crescent Beach?] Says she will ask Idella to come back. Expands on problems at the hotel. Doug says he is leaving. Gives permission to the American Indian editor to use her Emily Post "letter." Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS with a. notes to NB. 7 p. 1943 November 7 [Cross Creek] Describes visit with the Cronin's. They are looking for a place in St. Augustine. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. 1943 November 8 [Cross Creek] Has "been taken for $100 by the biggest crook in Island Grove." Ruby has gone to California [so will not be available as a maid next summer] Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. 1943 Nov. 9 [Cross Creek] Arthur's daughter Mary Lou has married. Feels that Norton "could have given me more time away from the Castle," but has no other complaint with their relationship. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS with a. note to NB. 2 p. 1943 Nov. 10 [Cross Creek] She was reading Crime and Punishment, but put it aside to write Idella. She is uncertain whether or not to mail the letter to Idella. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. 1943 Nov. 11 [Cross Creek] About the war, Julia Scribner's health, and Max Perkins. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 4 p. 1943 November 12 [Cross Creek] News from a trip to Gainesville and account of her day. Has finished Crime and Punishment, which depressed her. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1943 November 13 [Cross Creek] Received good news about Edith Pope's novel and did her own writing stint. News about the hotel. She wrote and offered Idella $20.00 per week and now feels guilty about Sissie. Dislikes the epilogue to Crime and Punishment. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. 1943 November 14 [Cross Creek] Describes music and a Claude Pepper speech she heard on the radio. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS with a. note to NB. 2 p. 1943 November 15 [Cross Creek] Refers to his nephew, George. She will have to decline an invitation from Mrs. Tigert to go to Jacksonville. She has received a new book of Sigrid Undset's and mentions other readings. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1943 November 17 [Cross Creek] Describes difficulty with her work. Has heard from Idella, tentatively agreeing to return. Idella wants to know how Martha and Sissie will react and asks for a day off weekly. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1943 November 18 [Cross Creek] Took a bottle of sherry to Zelma's mother. Received a profuse thank-you letter from Marjorie Lou, Arthur's daughter. MKR remains very critical of her and her mother. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. 1943 November 19 [Cross Creek] The Lyons and some "homeless officers" will come for Thanksgiving dinner. Talks about enlarging the cottage. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 1 p. 1943 November 20 [Cross Creek] Going to Ocala to have dinner with the Camps. Recommends that he read The Land of the Great Image by Maurcie Collins on the India-Burma situation. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to NB. 4 p. 1943 November 21 [Cross Creek] Describes trip to Ocala, trying to buy liquor, and dinner with the Camps. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1943 November 21/22 [Cross Creek] Says that Martha is delighted that Idella will return because Sissie's kids are driving her crazy. She is angry at Chet for taking Dr. Cason hunting. Ross Allen has returned rattlesnake skins. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS with a. note to NB. 3 p. 1943 November 26 [Cross Creek] Describes dinner with Aunt Ida, the Lyonses, etc. Had hog butchered yesterday. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. 1943 November 27 [Cross Creek] Describes Aunt Ida's trip to Gainesville with Thelma Shortridge. Has received Koestler's Arrival and Departure from Norman Berg [who seems now to have an editorial position with Macmillan] Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. 1943 November 28 [Cross Creek] Chet made up by taking her hunting. Comments on Patton's slapping of soldier. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to NB. 10 p. 1943 November 29 [Crescent Beach] Received three letters. Describes conditions at the hotel. Doug now seems happy. Business may fall off if the Coast Guard school is closed. Suggests selling hotel. Refers to A. J. Cronin's reaction to her New Yorker stories, which apparently was that she should continue writing Yearling. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to NB. 6 p. 1943 November 30 [Crescent Beach] Complains about mail situation. Heard news about ships being sunk and that Coast Guard school will not be closed. Describes Alfred [Houston?] The Cabells are back. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. 1943 December 1 [Cross Creek] Describes dinner with the Phil Mays. May has not yet received the "Cason declaration." Received a letter from Norman Berg, asking her for a manuscript of a children's book. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS, with a. note, to NB. 3 p. 1943 December 2 [Cross Creek] News about the grove and St. Augustine folk. Her brother Arthur will be in Alaska all winter. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. Cable message (copy) to NB. 1943 December 2 [Cross Creek] "Ignore letters about hotel difficulties. Everything fine. Have written daily. Well." Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. 1943 December 3 [Cross Creek] Underwear is rationed and only old-fashioned styles available. "It seems dreadful to have the Germans and the Japs mixed up with a lady's panties." Verle Pope has been assigned to Combat Intelligence School and Edith will go to New York. Describes pecan harvesting, which is going on. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. 1943 December 4 [Cross Creek] Says that writing him is her greatest pleasure. Miscellaneous news. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to NB. 2 p. 1943 December 5 [Cross Creek] Describes "transient wolves" [fans who stop at her house] and a hunting trip with Chet. Has just read Look Homeward, Angel. Has been unable to resume work on her own book. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1943 December 6 [Cross Creek] She has not yet heard from Idella. Thelma Shortridge has employed a black couple whom MRK covets. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 4 p. 1943 December 7 [Cross Creek] Discusses the price of Indian sapphires. Sissie is receiving a survivor's pension and Martha has begun receiving old-age assistance, so the family is "doing well." Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 5 p. 1943 December 8 [Cross Creek] Says she will follow up his complaint that AFS personnel are not welcome in Red Cross canteens. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1943 December 9 [Cross Creek] Julia has asked if she can visit after the first of the year. Uncle Enoch [Fiddia?] died a week ago. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS, with a. note, to NB. 1 p. 1943 December 10 [Cross Creek] Her cat Smoky died today. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ANS to NB. 1943 December 11 [Cross Creek] Idella has said she will return from New York and begin work after the New Year's. MKR firmly believes in Emerson's "law of compensation" and feels she has "swapped Smoky for Idella." Concerns Emily Post satires. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 5 p. 1943 December 12 [Cross Creek] Tells how the Brices reneged on their agreement to hire Sissie when Idella returns and how they relented when MKR called their bluff. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. Cable message (transcription) to NB. 1943 Dec. 15 [Crescent Beach?] Christmas greetings Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 4 p. 1943 December 15 [Crescent Beach] Miscellaneous news from Cross Creek and St. Augustine. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1943 December 16 [Crescent Beach] Staying at the cottage because of bad weather. She is worried about her brother Art. Says she first fell in love with NB when he was so nice to Art. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 2 TLLS, with one a. page of notes and drawings, to NB. 5, 2 pp. 1943 December 17 [Cross Creek] Arrived home to freezing weather. Doesn't know how severe damage will be. Art may come for a visit. He says she shouldn't have sent Marjorie Lou so much money, because she used it to quit her job and go stay with her husband. MKR approves. Inhospitality of Red Cross to AFS personnel. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. 1943 December 18 [Cross Creek] Still freezing, but not enough so to damage fruit. Repeats Arthur's sarcastic comments on the prospects of having a grandchild. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1943 December 20 [Cross Creek] An account of a dinner for friends who appear to be guests of Rebecca [Camp?] Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1943 December 20 [Cross Creek] Complains about censor. Is concerned that he may have to go into action, but she would not stop him, if she could. Writes about her metaphorical "cold private storehouse" and her "fear of homelessness." She is copying Edith's most recent letter and will send it separately. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 4 p. 1943 December 22 [Cross Creek] Describes surprise overnight visit from Zora Neale Hurston, which she had been "dreading." Describes dream about racial confrontation. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 4 p. 1943 December 22 [Cross Creek] Says Zora Hurston left this morning about 11. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS, with a. note, to NB.2p. 1943 December 24 [Cross Creek] Wishes she had invited the Lyonses and was staying at the Creek for Christmas, but she is going to St. Augustine. Has been threatened with a lawsuit over similarities between The Yearling and some magazine article. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to NB. 6 p. 1943 December 26 [St. Augustine] Describes a pleasant Christmas with Jean [Francis] and the cartoonist Wally Bishop. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to NB. 10 p. 1943 December 27 [St. Augustine] Had an automobile accident. Reveals "dirt" about Jean. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 1943 December 29 [Cross Creek] Describes problems with the servants upon returning to the Creek. Describes more incidents from her St. Augustine trip, including conversation with J. B. Cabell. Has received Zelma' brief from Phil May. It shows that her fears about hosting Zora were justified and could be used against her. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 4 p. 1943 December 29 [Cross Creek] She has written a long update on Zelma's brief. Repeats more gossip and incidents from her trip to St. Augustine. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 4 p. 1943 December 30 [Cross Creek] Comments, usually satirically, on some of the Christmas greetings she received from family and friends. Expects to pick up Idella in Ocala tomorrow. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1943 December 31 [Cross Creek] Comments on some useless Christmas gifts. Has heard of action near where she believes Norton is stationed. Says 1943 has been one of the worst years of her life and prays they "will be together a year from tonight." Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to NB. 4 p. [ca. 1943? Cross Creek?] Criticizes him severely for letting Jean [Francis] stay in their apartment while she is not there. Says everyone will wonder where he is sleeping. New accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to NB. 4 p. [1943? Cross Creek] She was distressed to get back from Gainesville and have no letter from him. Hopes he is not ill. Asks if Jean is still in the apartment. She does not feel well and needs rest. She is getting drawn into the Brice-Glisson dispute, which she does not want because she needs their testimony if the suit comes to trial. New accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to NB. 2 p. 1943? Cross Creek] Is lonesome for him, which pulls her "back to the apartment." Mentions the Brice-Glisson dispute and sending Henry to the hospital. New accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 4 p. [1943? Cross Creek] Chet Crosby took her fishing. Idella wants to go to West Palm Beach to see her husband about a divorce, so MKR will come to the beach. Writes about her diverticulitis operation. She is having complications. New accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to NB "Sweetheart." 3 p. [1943? Cross Creek] Dr Wallis's medicine, which he sent, has helped. Expecting a freeze. She is expecting Snow to come help. New accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. [1943? Cross Creek?] Describes a hunting trip with Chet and Moe, during which she was in pain. New accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to NB. 6 p. [1943? Cross Creek] Comments on W.D. leaving [the hotel] and going north to work. Having trouble training Smoky. Old Will is unmounding the trees. New accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. Fragmentary, p. 2-5 only. [1943? Cross Creek] Describes an "astonishing" letter from her Aunt Effie, accusing her of being "hard-boiled" and of dubious character. Oliver accession.

Letters by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings to Norton Baskin, 1944
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 5 p. 1944 Jan. 1 [Cross Creek] Visited Idella at her family's home. Describes her parents. Relates some of Idella's anecdotes from New York. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 7 p. 1944 Jan. 2 [Cross Creek] Recalls incident when Zelma protected her against someone who believed her son had been maligned by MKR. Problems with overcrowding due to Idella's return. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1944 Jan. 3. [Cross Creek] Complaints about Martha. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TL (fragment) to NB. 1 p. 1944 Jan. 3. [Cross Creek] Idella. About Cason vs. Baskin. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 4 p. 1944 Jan. 5 [Cross Creek] Miscellaneous news items. She is reading Gellhorn's Liana. Recommends Koestler, and Gilbert's Landslide to him. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1944 Jan. 5 [Cross Creek] Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 6 p. 1944 Jan. 6/7 [Cross Creek] Continues to have problem over Idella and Sissie. Sissie now says she will not work for the Brices, but will go to Hawthorne. Gives menu for weekend for friends who are coming from St. Augustine. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to NB. 6 p. 1944 Jan. 8. Hawthorne [Cross Creek] Relates events of visit from Fred, Jean, and Ruth. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 4 p. 1944 Jan. 9 [Cross Creek] Additional account of the weekend. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 2 TLLS to NB. 4, 6 p. 1944 Jan. 11 [Cross Creek] Role of T.Z. Cason in Zelma's suit. Account of her trip to Palatka and Jacksonville relating to Cason suit. Complains about difficulty of getting gas from the Rationing Board for the trip. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1944 Jan. 13. [Cross Creek] Describes trip to Gainesville for meeting called by OPA for truck owners. Has started over on her book. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 5 p. 1944 Jan. 14 [Cross Creek] Problems with the peacocks. Cannot get rid of Sissie. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 5 p. 1944 Jan. 14/15 [Cross Creek] Recapitulation of hotel problems. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 9 p. 1944 Jan. 15 [Cross Creek] Numerous topics, including events from St. Augustine and news from Lois Hardy. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 5 p. 1944 Jan. 17 Hawthorn [Cross Creek] Relates and anecdote told by Fred Tomkins' wife and a trip to Gainesville with his daughter, Thelma Shortridge. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 4 p. 1944 Jan. 19 [Cross Creek] Report on Idella's sojourn in New York. Sissie's status still in doubt. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS with a. note to NB. 3 p. 1944 Jan. 19 [Cross Creek] Discusses his volunteer service. Says she has "not done her share yet." Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 4 p. 1944 Jan. 20/21 [Cross Creek] Comments about intellectuals and education re: a man in NB's unit. Idella was burned lighting the heater. News and gossip about the Cabells and St. Augustine friends. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 2 ALLS to NB. 2, 3 pp. 1944. Jan. 22. Part of the second letter is autograph. Weather cold. Describes George Fairbanks's work. She has discovered a reason for not being on the wagon. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to NB. 4 p. 1944 Jan. 23 [Cross Creek] Describes events of the day, including an encounter with rude fans who asked if she were Katherine Rawlings. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1944 Jan. 24 [Cross Creek] Describe her healthful routine. Is sending him books including Screwtape Letters, which she describes in detail. After reading it, she know that Dora is the devil assigned to her. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to NB. 7 p. 1944 Jan. 26 [Cross Creek] Has received Kashmir wool from him. Describes plans for dinner for the Camps. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 4 p. 1944. Jan. 26 [Cross Creek] Includes a transcription of a letter from A. J. Cronin, which hurt her feeling in "attributing mercenery conflict" to her." Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1944 Jan. 27 [Cross Creek] Problem with people encouraging her to drink and overeat. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to NB. 2 p. 1944 Jan. 28 [Cross Creek] More about George Firestone's work. Refers to an article by David Cohn in the Atlantic about "the Southern viewpoint." Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. 1944 Jan. 29 [Cross Creek] She, Idella, and Moe are headed for the cottage, but bad weather is expected. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1944 Jan. 30 [Crescent Beach] Weather is good as the beach after all. Idella seems pleased. Describes encounters with a Coast Guardsman and the soldier with whom she was involved in an accident at Christmas. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to NB. 6 p. 1944 Jan. 31 [Crescent Beach] Describes supper with Jean, Ruth, and Fred. Discusses suit. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1944 Feb. 1 [Crescent Beach] New from St. Augustine, including a report on the hotel. Report on a friend whose bomber disappeared in a mission over Holland. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 5 p. 1944 Feb. 2 [Crescent Beach] Tells of encounter between Idella and Aunt Ida. News of Jean, Ruth, etc. Tell a joke about a mouse and a titmouse. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1944 Feb. 3 [Cross Creek] News from Arthur about trouble with his boat. Oral pleadings on Cason's suit scheduled today. Both Julia Scribner and Norman Berg are expected next week. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 4 p. 1944 Feb. 4 [Cross Creek] Her reaction to an injury he described. Lois Hardy will not be able to visit this year. Charles Rawlings has married again. Marjorie sympathizes with his wife. Sissie appears to have left the Creek. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1944 Feb. 5 [Cross Creek] Says how well things are going with Idella. Idella told her the Harlem riots were not "race riots," but simply hoodlums on a criminal rampage. Complaint about mistreatment of Idella by a jewelry store in St. Augustine. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1944 Feb. 7 [Cross Creek] Describes hunting trip with Julia and Chet. Julia fell in water. Opinions of Julia's psychological state. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS with a. note to NB. 2 p. 1944 Feb. 8 [Cross Creek] News about what she and Julia are doing. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. 1944 Feb. 9 [Cross Creek] Norman and Julie Berg have arrived. Norman has passed his pre-induction physical. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 2 LLS (typed and autograph) to NB. 3, 4 p. 1944 Feb. 10 [Cross Creek] Norman has happily left. They had several disagreements during his visit. She and Julia are sick. She has almost finished Strange Fruit, the "book that is going to tear the state of Georgia into little bitsy pieces." Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 4 p. 1944 Feb. 12 [Cross Creek] Expecting freezing temperatures. Martha's grandson Jack has written Idella. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 1944 Feb. 13 [Cross Creek] About callers that she and Idella had. Norman Berg said he had been offered national sales manager position at Macmillan. Wants to be editor-in-chief. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1944 Feb. 14 [Cross Creek] Describes a trip with Julia and Idella to hear "Negro church singing." Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 4 p. 1944 Feb. 16 [Cross Creek] Got into strong arguments the preceding night over racial question at parties in Ocala. She especially offended Cecil [Clark] whom she considered one of her best friends. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to NB. 4 p. 1944 Feb. 17 [Ocala] Written while at the hair dresser. She and Julia are going to visit Fred Francis at his lodge for the weekend. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. 1944 Feb. 18 [Cross Creek] Miscellaneous news. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to NB. 8 p. 1944 Feb. 20 [St. Augustine?] Describes visit at Fred's lodge, including punishing horseback ride, which she swears will be her last. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1944 Feb. 22 [Cross Creek] More news from the weekend trip. Stopped by the hotel and saw Claude Pepper. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. 1944 Feb. 23 [Cross Creek] Mr. Martin has died. Sissie and her children are back. Wonders if failure of Bob [Camp] to get her a hotel reservation in Pensacola is due to her disagreement with Cecil and Camp family members. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. 1944 Feb. 24 [Cross Creek] Describes a visit from John and Nettie, including fishing with Julia. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 2 TLLS to NB. 2, 3 p. 1944 Feb. 25 [Cross Creek] Went to a movie with Julia. The place is showing the effect of having no man to help with the work./ Miscellaneous news, including the progress of the war and the American political situation. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1944 Feb. 27 [Cross Creek] Relates a strange dream, which began with a confrontation over the treatment of Negroes and ends with "insurance against strangers," and a Freudian slip she committed while relating the dream to Julia. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1944 Feb. 28 [Cross Creek] An account of singing at a black church to which Idella took them. Bought Alice in Wonderland and the Jungle Book for Leonard [Fiddia's?] little girl. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1944 Feb. 29 [Cross Creek] Complains about problems with the censor. Says Julia may have trouble getting home as the military has taken over most train space. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 4 p. 1944 March 1 [Cross Creek] She believes the photograph that Norton sent her was removed by the censor. Missed seeing a friend, while hiding from fans. Still has not heard from Bob. Writes about anti-Semitism and anti-Negro feelings. Relates account of trip to the Sanctified Church in Hawthorne with Idella. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. 1944 March 2 [Cross Creek] Julia told her the story of "her blighted love" for a man in Pensacola. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 5 p. 1944 March 3 [Cross Creek] Received a letter from A. J. Cronin, relating an incident about George Moore. Tells about a military officer on crutches who called to see her. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to NB. 1 p. 1944 March 4 [Cross Creek] Account of trying to find Moe who was lost. He was at Chet Crosby's. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1944 March 5 [Cross Creek] Recounts various incidents and characteristics about Julia. Mentions several possible men for her. Relates her own dream involving Wendell Willkie. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. Letter to NB. 4 p. 1944 March 6 [Cross Creek] Indicates she and Julia are getting tired of each other. Julia is starting to have headaches and seems depressed. Says that Julia is retarded in childhood. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. 1944 March 7 [Cross Creek] Julia now has a Pullman reservation for the 13th. Probably good that she is going. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1944 March 8 [Cross Creek] Gives an account of trip to Ocala with Julia to pick up her reservation. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. 1944 March 8/9 [Cross Creek] Is sending him books, Strange Fruit, Chronicle of Dawn by Ramon Sender, and poems by Minnie Moody. Tells of Moe's "courting." James Boyd died at Princeton. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1944 March 10 [Cross Creek] Describes fishing trip with Chet and Julia and trip with Julia to Gainesville to shop. Now that Julia is definitely going, she hates to leave. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1944 March 11 [Cross Creek] Listened to the Metropolitan Opera. Says she is disgusted with Ben Hecht's book on anti-Semitism. She has started to read Myrdal's An American Dilemma. Harper's article on Willkie has raised question of his sincerity. Idella needs time off because of her sick sister. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. 1944 March 12 [Cross Creek] Chet is talking about enlisting. She resents people who class her with Crackers because she chooses to live simply. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. 1944 March 13 [Cross Creek] Describes accident the preceding day when her car collided with Brice's mule. Julia narrowly avoided serious injury. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1944 March 14 [Cross Creek] Towed her car to Ocala, while taking Julia to her train. Has heard from Edith that Verle is being sent overseas. MKR is beginning to fear that Idella may leave again. She is enclosing a pamphlet, which was to have been distributed to soldiers, but withdrawn because of southern objection. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. 1944 March 15 [Cross Creek] Relieved that it sounds as if Idella means to stay. She recalls a neighbor [apparently the source for a character in "Miriam's Houses"] from her childhood in Washington. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to NB. 10 p 1944 March 18 [St. Augustine] She is with Ruth at the apartment in the hotel, having come to give a cocktail party for Edith Pope [The text indicates that there are letters missing between this one and the letter of the 15th] She drank too much and left the party early. Idella has gone for a week in Jacksonville with her sister. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. 1944 March 19 [Crescent Beach] An account of visiting in St. Augustine. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. Letter to NB. 3 p. 1944 March 20 [Crescent Beach] Relates her day spent with Aunt Ida and her Malapropisms. Advice on rose cultivation. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. 1944 March 21 [Crescent Beach] An account of bridge party with Jean, Ruth, and Fred. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 1 p. 1944 March 22 [Crescent Beach] She is about to leave the beach to return to the Creek. Idella is with her. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1944 March 24 [Cross Creek] Gives an account of final visit with The Biscuit [Harriett Biglow] and with the Cabells before leaving St. Augustine. Arrived home to find Martha has gone to Tampa to care for sick Adrenna. Sissie is doing some of the work. Received a wire from Max Perkins, inquiring of whereabouts of Edith Pope. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 4 p. 1944 March 26, a.m. [Cross Creek] Received a "hysterical tirade" from Julia, complaining about MKR's driving. After giving it consideration, MKR's decides it's a delayed reaction to the accident just before Julia left. She "realizes that Julia is afraid all the time," and psychoanalyzes her again. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. 1944 March 26 [Cross Creek] Received a note from Edith, describing an eventful trip back to Colorado. She has thrown away cigarettes and poured brandy down the drain. She is doing battle with Dora. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS, with a. note, to NB. 1 p. 1944 March 29 [Cross Creek] Describes the situations in which she visualizes him. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1944 March 30 [Cross Creek] There is a reference to a number of ambulances being captured and other action which she believes may involve Norton. Jean, et al. indicated they would come for a visit, but cancelled after she had begun preparation. Chet has told her that she and Julia are the only women that it doesn't bother him to hunt and fish with because they are just like a couple of the boys. This will be a mortal blow to Julia. Had scare over property taxes. She has received a letter from Verle, asking him to look after Edith while he is overseas. She feels guilty for not asking Edith to live with her. She has received a conciliatory note from Norman Berg. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. 1944 March 31 [Cross Creek] Refers to reviews of Edith's book [Colcorton] Believes one of them takes a swipe at her. Notes that Max Perkins said her work had influenced Edith, but she does not think so, except perhaps in the use of detailed natural background. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. 1944 April 1 [Cross Creek] Had a visit from Dessie Vinson. Wishes Martha would return. Sissie doesn't keep up with things. Edith is expected back in Florida in about a week. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. 1944 April 3 [Cross Creek] Advises him about neck and back pain. Complains about Sissies lack of work. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 1944 April 4 [Cross Creek] Is reading The Conspiracy of the Carpenters, about the "mental processes" of people such as the Nazis. War news. Complains about review of Edith's book in the Jacksonville Times-Union. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS with a. note to NB. 6 p. 1944 April 5/6 [Cross Creek] Cecil came to see her and they were reconciled. Robert Camp came for a visit. She relates part of their conversation including naval anecdotes, his art, race, and Julia Scribner. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. 1944 April 7 [Cross Creek] She is caught up with her correspondence due to help from Margie Glisson. Thelma Shortridge told her she is expecting. She will go to Ocala to get her new car. Recapitulates some of her visit with Bob Camp, including his assertion that she is a very poor judge of people. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1944 April 8 [Cross Creek] Visited friends in Ocala area for dinner. The conversation turned very anti-Semitic, but she did not attempt to rebut it because of the earlier episode. Will and Martha Mickens are returning. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. 1944 April 9 [Cross Creek] The Mickens returned. One of Sissie's children seriously ill. MKR took him to the hospital in Gainesville. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 1944 April 10 [Cross Creek] Expecting Ruth Pickering and Langston Moffatt for dinner. Relates a racy joke. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 1944 April 11 [Cross Creek] Writes about her fear of the danger he faces and makes facetious comments about his survival abilities. Criticizes Julia. Comments on sales of Edith's book. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1944 April 12 [Cross Creek] Passes on some comments from Ruth about the hotel. She is shocked at the mercenary streak Edith is showing over proceeds from her book and her blaming Scribner's for not advertising it. Ruth suggests that this is Verle's "influence." MKR says he is acting the same way as Charles Rawlings did, attempting to spoil her pleasant relationship with her publisher because of envy of her success. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1944 April 13 [Cross Creek] Optimistic about forthcoming Cason vs. Baskin decision. She has been asked to write a book on Florida for Macmillan's Epic of America series. Believes she will accept despite reservations. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 4 p. 1944 April 14 [Cross Creek] Had a dream about his return. Discusses Ruth. Says she told Idella that she plans to "go all out" for "Negro rights" when the Cason matter is over. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1944 April 15. [Cross Creek] Dreamed that she went to Burma to find NB. Discusses her's and Idella's taxes. She objects to Idella's being to taxed, as she is disenfranchised and otherwise lacks the rights of citizens. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1944 April 16 [Cross Creek] Expresses concern over the war in Burma. Heard Lex Green campaign speech, which almost made her sick. Is surprised and disappointed at Claude Pepper's support of "white supremacy." Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 4 p. 1944 April 17 [Cross Creek] Discusses her reading of An American Dilemma. Says it will be useful to liberals in that they will have facts when involved in arguments over race. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS, with a. note, to NB. 2 p. 1944 April 18 [Cross Creek] Surprised that the locals don't seem to be supporting Green for governor. Refers contemptuously to a ruling by a Montgomery, Alabama, court disbarring a black lawyer as another way to keep blacks in their place. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 4 p. 1944 April 19 [Cross Creek] Had a long wait last night for Edith whose bus to Gainesville was very late. Describes the evening, seeing the movie Happy Land and the scene at the bus station. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. 1944 April 20. [Cross Creek] Describes a black youth, she is interesting in hiring and Edith's "amusing" habits. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1944 April 21 [Cross Creek] Says that Verle Pope is making Edith unhappy about relationship with Scribner's out of jealousy with her success, the same way that Charles Rawlings had treated MKR. Divulges past problems with the Pope's marriage, which Ruth had told her of. Tells of Edith's encounter with a large coral snake. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1944 April 22 [Cross Creek] Describes a local political rally in Citra. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1944 April 23 [Cross Creek] Believes he has been in severe danger. Relates several items of miscellaneous news. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 7 p. 1944 April 24 [Crescent Beach] Describes the events concerning the death of Ruth Pickering, and of the woman in whose room the fire started, in a fire at the Castle Warden. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS, partially in autograph, to NB. 1944 April 25 [Crescent Beach] Describes plans for funeral service for Ruth, to be held at the Castle Warden. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 4 p. 1944 April 26 [Crescent Beach] Describes Ruth's funeral service. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. 1944 April 27 [Crescent Beach] Describes Ruth's sister, Jean Dell, who came for the funeral. Mrs. Dell said that happiest part of Ruth's life had been the two years at Castle Warden. She felt pride and joy to see how Ruth was loved by her friends. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to NB. 4 p. 1944 April 28 [Crescent Beach] Complaints about Edith who has extended her stay. A disagreement has developed with Jean Francis over the disposition of Ruth's car. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. 1944 April 29. [Crescent Beach] She remains uncertain about whether she should have told him of the fire. Got income tax problems settled. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 4 p. 1944 April 30/May 1 [Crescent Beach] Describes a trip with Edith and Jean to look at real estates, including the site of a home for the aged blind, deaf and dumb. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p 1944 May 2. [Cross Creek] Returned home to find Martha "sulking" and things unattended to. Phil May believes the suit will end favorably and that the decision has been delayed because the judge wants to write a literary masterpiece. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1944 May 3 [Cross Creek] Says that she wants to leave money in her will to help Idella buy a farm. Says she voted for electors pledged to Harry Byrd in the Democratic primary, but may vote for Dewey in the general election. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 4 p. 1944 May 4 [Cross Creek] Says she will leave him, if he "comes home writing stories." [Apparently Norton had sent her a copy of a story he had written] She critiques a story of a "little boy in Georgia" and relates it to the origins of racial prejudice. Relates news that Ruth and Fred Francis may have come close to marrying before her death. Criticizes A. J. Cronin for not participating in war effort. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1944 May 5 [Cross Creek]. Describes a "blue moon." Describes the celery fields on Shands prairie and the Bell family who planted them. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. 1944 May 6 [Cross Creek] Shot a large opossum and caught a turtle in the yard. Explains the title, Colcorton. News of the farm and Creek neighbors. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. 1944 May 7 [Cross Creek] She is in a very bad mood. Discovered that her hair has turned gray. Dora, whom she previously declared dead, is back. Recalls depressing events of the past year. Her homelessness dreams persist, usually including her mother. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. Page 1 mutilated. 1944 May 8 [Cross Creek] Says she feel fine today, despite "grousing" of yesterday. The movie Jane Eyre "was perfectly wonderful." She is about to leave to go to St. Augustine to sign insurance papers, etc. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TL to NB. 5 p. 1944 May 10. [Cross Creek] Insurance adjustment was satisfactory. Has received unpleasant letter from the Hotel Commission. MKR believes they feel guilt for having approved "the fire trap," but they said it was understood that the apartment was not to be rented. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 1 p. 1944 May 11. [Cross Creek] She has written Henry Heyl, a likely suitor of Julia Scribner, warning him off. She continues to receive letter from her and is melted enough to "write her tenderly." Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. 1944 May 12 [Cross Creek] She is feeling better, perhaps attributable to the pills Dr. Harris gave her. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. 1944 May 13 [Cross Creek] Has been reading Sender's Counter-Attack in Spain. Now thinks she knows what the Spanish Civil War was about. She is delighted that Charles Scribner Jr., has "fought the family on tolerance and liberalism." She has been asked to do an article on Florida and one on a post-war theme for the magazine Transatlantic. For the latter, she can only think of the "Negro question." Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 4 p. 1944 May [14]/15 [Cross Creek] Thelma Shortridge has been in hospital in Gainesville, where she learned she is not pregnant. Describes seeing movie in Gainesville and listening to radio show. Panthers have been seen near the River Styx. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1944 May 16. [Cross Creek] Met Leonard [Fiddia?] in Citra, who told her that Zelma Cason is telling people that she has received $10,000 from MKR. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1944 May 17 [Cross Creek] News about the farm animals and gossip about the St. Augustine crowd. Says Claude Pepper has exonerated himself by opposing the poll tax. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1944 May 18 [Cross Creek] Upset with anti-Roosevelt book by John Flynn [As We Go Marching?] Getting ready to move to the cottage for the summer. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. 1944 May 19 [Cross Creek] Tells of Leonard [Fiddia] doing some work at her house and a story about [his son?] Elmer. The Lyonses are coming to visit Sunday. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. 1944 May 20 [Cross Creek] Was assured by a Red Cross volunteer that she did the right thing in telling him about the hotel fire. An escaped convict was captured at the Glissons. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. 1944 May 21 [Cross Creek] Strange Fruit has been banned in Boston and from the mail. Mentions a Zelma-like suit being brought against Betty Smith (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn). Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 5 p. 1944 May 22. [Cross Creek] Describes the visit of the Lyonses and the guests they brought with them. She introduced a debate on the "Negro question." Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1944 May 23 [Cross Creek] Wants to have Edith visit for a week before going north, so she can "feed her." Edith has been "accepted for the MacDowell Colony." MKR dreamed that she and Norton were being remarried. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 4 p. 1944 May 24. [Cross Creek] Thankful that Caldwell has defeated Lex Green in the Democratic gubernatorial primary. She is surprised that the locals opposed Green. Describes a visit from a friend, Rex Withers, which included an account of Dorothy Green's heart attack. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1944 May 25 [Cross Creek] The IRS has set upon A. J. Cronin. Dr. Atchley has written about her health. She is having problems from too much alcohol. Comments critically upon Colcorton. Oliver accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1944 May 26 [Cross Creek] She delayed trip to visit the Lyonses, hoping to avoid it, but realizes she will have to go. She has received insurance money for her car and for Brice's mule. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 4 p. 1944 May 27 [Cross Creek] She is upset because she is afraid he is not receiving mail and is worried about his reaction to the hotel fire. More convicts have escaped. There is fear they may come to Cross Creek. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 6 p. 1944 May 28 [Cross Creek] Repeats information on the Castle Warden fire in case her original letter went astray. Adds that the Hotel Commission has said that the room can never again be used as living quarters. Expresses their sense of guilt. Again suggests that he consider selling the hotel. Says she could never live there. Wonders if he could operate some kind of business near the Creek, or if not, if they could get a country place near St. Augustine. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 4 p. 1944 May 29 [Cross Creek] Edith is there, but MKR has decided to refuse to let her get on her nerves. Complains about Martha who is filling in on Idella's week off. Comments on letter from Norton's mother regarding race. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1944 May 30 [Cross Creek] Describes blueberry and plum picking trips with Martha. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. 1944 May 31 [Cross Creek] Is reading Walden. Says it is the type of book she had hoped to write, but "did not and could not." Has been "on the wagon" for over a week. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1944 June 1 [Cross Creek] Comments on Edith's dress and on A. J. Cronin's concern with money. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. 1944 June 2 [Cross Creek] Edith leaves today. An account of illegal fishing operations around Cross Creek. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. 1944 June 3 [Cross Creek] She is disappointed again over Edith's attitudes about what Scribner's should do to promote her books. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB 5 p. 1944 June 4 [Cross Creek] Describes trip to Ocala for permanent and shopping. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1944 June 5 [Cross Creek] Comments on meeting an officer, Colonel Major, and puns on his name and rank. Criticizes the Vatican for "playing pals with fascism." Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1944 June 6 [Cross Creek] Information about Edith's father. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 5 p. 1944 June 9 [Cross Creek] She is taking Sissie's daughter Martha, age 4, to the cottage for the summer. Apparently hopes that she and Idella can keep her permanently. Describes a visit from a woman, who knows Zelma, and who wants to be a writer. MKR says that if she had ever invited Zelma to the Castle, the suit would not have occurred. Oliver accession.
Rawlings. Marjorie Kinnan. A and TLS to NB. 6 p. [1944] June 11/12 [Lake City]/Cross Creek. Describes activities in Lake City, including cocktails, bridge, and dancing. Katherine Cornell wants to appear in a dramatization of Colcorton. Asks Norton about preparations for his returning home. Begun while visiting Cliff and Gladys Lyons in Lake City and finished after returning home. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1944 June 13 [Cross Creek] Relates an account of friends who asked to borrow money, but whom she refused. The man is facing an assault charge. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1944 June 14 [Crescent Beach] She is now at the cottage for the summer. Idella, little Martha, and Moe (her pointer) are with her. Describes trip over and the condition of the cottage when they arrived. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TL to NB. 2 p., fragment. 1944 June 15 [Crescent Beach] Additional details about arriving at the cottage. Needs to write a Florida article for Transatlantic. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 1 p. 1944 June 16 [Crescent Beach] Has almost finished her article. Doug came with news from the hotel. Norman Berg, now in the Marines, expects to go overseas. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1944 June 17 [Crescent Beach] She is distressed about his "persisting diarrhea." Cautions him to be careful about what he eats and to put the fire out of his mind. Recounts the details of the disposition of Ruth's car, which MKR believes should go to Norton, but Jean Francis has taken possession of. Little Martha is eating well. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. 1944 June 18 [Crescent Beach] Worried about his dysentery. She has finished her article. Wants to meet him in New York when he returns. Comments on letter received from Julia. Hotel insurance check received. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. 1944 June 19 [Crescent Beach] Writing the Atlantic Monthly to protest criticism of her by Thomas Barbour in its serialization of That Vanishing Eden. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 4 p. 1944 June 20 [Crescent Beach] News of a trip into St. Augustine, especially details of the renovation of the burned part of the hotel. Details about Jean Francis and her children. Says it is terribly hot, and she may decide to go to the mountains. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1944 June 21 [Crescent Beach] Comments on his weight loss. Criticizes movie, Madame Curie. Is anticipating his return. Comments on real estate possibilities in the St. Augustine area. She is puzzled because there still is no decision from the Supreme Court. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 4 p. 1944 June 22/23 [Crescent Beach] Collecting donacs off the beach. Saw a turtle crawl, but could not find the eggs. Says there is gossip that Doug and Ruth were engaged to be married. Says there is also gossip about her at the Creek. They find that little Martha often does not tell the truth. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 5 p. 1944 June 23/24 [Crescent Beach] Notes that she received cable saying he was better. News from Edith about a possible dramatization of Colcorton. Relates an incident about mishandling of her Florida article. Says she is tired of the politics around the Writers' War Board and notes that books have been barred from the Armed Services Editions because they contain "political ideas." She had been asked to writer an article on a post-war theme. When she submitted an article called "The Southern Soldier and the Negro," it was rejected as "too controversial." She replied that "the stand we were taking on the Negro invalidated the whole war." Includes copy of TLS from Phil May re Cason vs. Baskin. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 4 p. 1944 June 25/6 [Crescent Beach] Has read The Razor's Edge. Says Maugham is "only a superb narrator." Heat continues. Relates anecdotes from radio quiz show. Idella is having trouble with Martha's eating. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1944 June 27 [Cross Creek] Discusses bridge matches. Has turned down opportunity to get property in north Georgia. Comments on Max Perkins' health. She believes that Argentina is a political enemy of the United States. Her neck is stiff, so she may go the Creek to see her doctor as well as to accommodate Idella. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1944 June 28 [Cross Creek] Refers to mail between Norton and Ruth. Relates incidents from a visit to the hotel. Distinguishes her position on race, which is a "moral principle" from that of a young friend who appears as accepting of blacks as of whites. MKR has "lingering prejudices." While her friend wants to start a race riot, she wants to prevent one. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1944 June 29 [Cross Creek] Initially dismayed when she learned that Dewey had received the Republican presidential nomination, she was impressed with his acceptance speech until at the end he indicated that the U.S. should be "imperialistic and greedy." She is undecided between Dewey and Roosevelt, apparently hoping that Roosevelt will not run again. Suggest that "revolution" will be preferable to a return to "pre-war capitalism." Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. 1944 June 30 [Cross Creek] Advises against cross-word puzzles, as taking up too much time. Gives him miscellaneous news. Oliver accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. 1944 July 1 [Crescent Beach] Notes that the surf is "strange" this morning. Her "book balked again." She is wasting time reading best-sellers, including Anya Seton's Dragonwyck and another by Ben Ames Williams. Notes the sexual appeal of these books. Mentions a naval chaplain as a good match for Julia Scribner. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. 1944 July 2 [Crescent Beach] Notes that female-male seduction in the Williams book is going as she had predicted. Edith is happy in New York. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 5 p. 1944 July 3 [Crescent Beach] Believed that Idella had left again, when actually she had only missed a bus. Describes a day spent in St. Augustine with Aunt Ida. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1944 July 4 [Crescent Beach] Has invited Nettie [Martin] to come over. Discusses Nettie's romance with a man named John. Has turned down the opportunity to write a Florida book for Macmillan. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p 1944 July 5 [Crescent Beach] Has worked on her servicemen correspondence with a Mrs. Spengler. Uses turtle crawls and Norton for copy. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 4 p. 1944 July 6 [Crescent Beach] Aunt Ida is being evicted from her room. Says she will bring Aunt Ida to the cottage until another arrangement can be made. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1944 July 7 [Crescent Beach] An apartment has been found for Aunt Ida. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS, with a. note, to NB. 4 p 1944 July 8 [Crescent Beach] She has lost ten pounds. More on Aunt Ida. MKR notes that she hates to have women touch her. Edith is happy at the MacDowell Colony and is working on a outline for a dramatization of Colcorton. Notes that Norton will be back soon. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. 1944 July 9/10. [Crescent Beach] Depicts the "family," listening to "Wings over Jordan" [radio program] Went to see Gaslight with Charles Boyer and Ingrid Bergman. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1944 July 11. [Crescent Beach] Has received letter from him, indicating that he is still sick. She gets more tense, rather than relaxed, as the time for his return grows near. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1944 July 12. [Crescent Beach] Complaints about Aunt. Ida. MKR is beginning to appreciate why Mrs. White evicted her. Wishes she had kept a list of Ida's Malapropisms. Is going to the Creek for the weekend. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 4 p. 1944 July 13. [Crescent Beach] Has done an "addition" to her article on Florida. She has athlete's foot. Idella is unhappy about something. Has finished the first volume of Osborne Sitwell's autobiography. Quotes long passage on "poor relations" [i.e. relatives] Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. 1944 July 14. [Crescent Beach] She has been to the doctor. He says she is much better than the last time he saw her. Aunt Ida is so happy that MKR has gotten over being upset. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to NB. 2 p. 1944 July 15 [Cross Creek] Brief description of being back at the Creek. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to NB. 6 p. 1944 July 17 [Cross Creek] Now says that Aunt Ida literally has driven her to drink, but she can't drink as much as she would like because of fear of Ida's disapproval. Describes an unsatisfactory trip to the Gainesville ration board. She should be able to move Ida into her new apartment in about a week. Dreamed Norton was a prisoner in the Tower of London. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to NB. 4 p. 1944 July 17. Cross Creek. Arrangements for moving Aunt Ida. Idella returned late from her week-end off because of a blow out. Complaints about Martha. Leonard came to do repairs around the house. Wonders if little Martha will want to go back to the beach. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 4 p. 1944 July 19 [Crescent Beach] Bridge with Amy MacMillan and Robbie Millar. Discusses Aunt Ida's finances. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1944 July 20 [Crescent Beach] Received a letter and learned that he in the hospital. Comments on Ruth's car. Gives description of Macmillan's bridge match and house. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1944 July 21 [Crescent Beach] Is concerned about his dysentery. Work on Aunt Ida's apartment. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1944 July 22 [Crescent Beach] Has spanked her first child, little Martha. Aunt Ida's living arrangements. Truman nominated as vice-president. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. 1944 July 23 [Crescent Beach] More on Aunt Ida's moving. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. 1944 July 24 [Crescent Beach] She is making plans to meet him in New York, but doesn't like any hotel there. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS "Marjorie Baskinnan"to NB. 3 p. 1944 July 25 [Crescent Beach] Notes how their name can be combined to form "Baskinnan." Received letter from Sigrid Undset, thanking her for fruit. Comments further re Jean behavior about Ruth's car. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1944 July 26 [25?] [Crescent Beach] News of Cecil and other friends. More comments about Jean's behavior. Complains that Strange Fruit is not in the St. Augustine public library. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 5 p. 1944 July 27 [Crescent Beach] Has been told that she can not be informed of the date of his arrival. She will plan for about Oct. 1st. Wonders about going to Alabama to see his family. Aunt Ida is settled. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. 1944 July 28 [Crescent Beach] Gave Moe a skin treatment. Plans for bridge and for her trip to New York. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. 1944 July 29 [Crescent Beach] Describes servicemen's mail. Moe's skin is better. Describes sunset on Crescent Beach bridge and the Matanzas River. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. V-Mail to NB. 1944 July 31. Crescent Beach. Recapitulation of her letter of July 27th sent to ensure that he receives the information. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. Cable (copy) to NB. 1944 August 1 [Crescent Beach] Information on how to contact her when he reaches New York. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. V-Mail to NB. 1944 August 1. Crescent Beach. New about her house Aunt Ida, and Maxwell Perkins. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. V-Mail to NB. 1944 August 2. [Crescent Beach] Got gypped buying turkeys. Went with Aunt Ida to see Lifeboat. Tallulah Bankhead was grand. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. V-Mail to NB. 1944 August 3. Crescent Beach. Again laments that she cannot get advance notice of his arrival, so is unsure how to proceed. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. V-Mail to NB. 1944 August 4. Crescent Beach. Says she may not continue writing, as she doubts he will get letters before he leaves. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 8 p. 1944 August 7/8. [Crescent Beach] Received a cable that must be from him, but name has been mangled. Says she has written two stories. Comments again on A.J. Cronin's sitting out the war. Post-war possibilities for the hotel. News of local friends. Tommy Sabin is interested in buying the hotel. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1944 August 9 [Crescent Beach] Local news. Bee and Ilya Tolstoi are divorcing. Phil May does not believe there will be any quick decision from the Supreme Court. One justice may be holding out for a trial. Plans for being in New York. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. 1944 August 11 [Crescent Beach] Has scheduled reducing massages. Discusses people she may visit while waiting in New York for him. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1944 August 11 [Crescent Beach] Tells a war joke and tells how good the reducing massages are. She has volunteered for some Red Cross work. Friction is developing between Ida and her landlady. Comments about Roosevelt, Willkie, and Dewey. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 4 p. 1944 August 14 [Crescent Beach] Regrets having sent the two stores, which she terms "queer" to Carl Brandt. Contract has gone through for the Spanish edition of Golden Apples. Moe has infested the house, which will have to be fumigated, with ticks. Found washed-up dogtags on the beach. Saw Christmas Holiday with Deanna Durbin and Gene Kelley. Aunt Ida is being taken advantage of by her landlady. Has been told that Moe's ticks are actually lice. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. A and typed LS to NB. 7 p. 1944 October 5 [Crescent Beach] Has learned that he is in the hospital in India. Will use her influence with General Sommerville and Mrs. Roosevelt, if necessary, to have him brought home. Says she will resume her daily letter. Says of two stories she wrote, one was accepted by the New Yorker and the other rejected by Cosmopolitan. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 4 p. 1944 October 6 [Crescent Beach] Has received a cable indicating that he is better. Again making plans to meet him in New York. She is afraid if she is away too long, Idella will get restless and leave. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 1 p. 1944 October 7 [Crescent Beach] Still uncertain about the meaning of message about him and what she should do. Saw Dragonseed with Aunt Ida. Edith Pope is coming for a visit. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1944 October 11 [Crescent Beach] Is trying to make arrangement to have him flown home. She has invited Ernie Pyle, who is in Florida, for a visit. Idella is leaving to go into a hospital in Jacksonville. The Lyonses and the chaplain, Bert Cooper, visited. With them was another family with a small son, who fell in love with little Martha, convincing MKR that racial prejudice is not inherent. Edith has arrived. Notes the death of Wendell Willkie. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 4 p. 1944 October 12 [Crescent Beach] She has received a letter from him and is horrified at his condition and treatment. Various news relating to Jean Francis, who has returned. Suggests that if his hospital will release him, and she can arrange a Pan-American flight, they could meet in Miami. Relates stores told by Edith about the MacDowell Colony. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1944 October 13 [Crescent Beach] After receiving an AFS letter, indicating Norton might be strong enough to fly home, MKR called Louise Sommerville to ask his husband's cooperation in arranging a flight. News about Jean Francis, the Tolstois, and other friends. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. 1944 October 14 [Crescent Beach] Has received word that General Sommerville has asked for arrangements to be made for a flight for Norton. Idella is very sick. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to NB. 4 p. 1944 October 15/16 [Cross Creek] Termites have eaten her copies of John Brown's Body and Bartram's Travels. Is suspicious of Idella's intentions of returning to work. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. Envelope only to NB. 1944 [month illegible] 26. Crescent Beach. Oliver accession.

Letters by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings to Norton Baskin, 1945-1948
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 4 p. [1945 March 20. Cross Creek] News from the Creek, family violence, rattlesnakes, etc. Says she has not heard from Idella. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 3 TLLS to NB. 5 p. [1945. March 21 - 22. Cross Creek] Has just given two lectures [one apparently to the Gainesville Women's Club and the other to students at Gainesville High School] Pleased with the school talk, but not with the women's club. Says the women had no interest in what she had to say. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. [1945 March 23. Cross Creek] Had dinner with Nancy and Cecil. It was served so late that she slipped out and got a hamburger while waiting. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. Telegram to NB. 1945 March 26. Island Grove. "Just cant get organized to come today. Tomorrow sure." Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TL to NB. 2 p., fragmentary? [1945? March? Cross Creek?] Refers to Red Cross benefit she has agreed to do on April 2 in Atlanta. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. [1945 April 11 Cross Creek] News from the Creek, chickens and ducks are being killed by a weasel. Gave a talk at Hawthorne High School. Swears it will be her last. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1945 April 12 [Cross Creek] Describes a couple of unpleasant dream, one involving an escape from capture, and the other, buzz-bomb attacks. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1945 April 13 [Cross Creek] Her reaction to the death of Roosevelt. One of the neighbor's brought the news. Calls Truman a "mediocrity." Says that Bert Cooper was heartbroken to learn of Julia Scribner's engagement. Gives an unfavorable report of the man Julia is marrying. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. [1945 April 14. Cross Creek] Says he should not come while Mrs. Rankin is still at the Creek. Lois Hardy is very ill. Includes notes to Touchton's Drug Store, 14 April 1945, to be delivered by NB. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. [1945 April 15. Cross Creek] Asked Martha about Adrenna. Maybe she will come work for MKR next winter. Her guest is making her nervous. Will put her on the bus soon. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. [1945 April 16 Cross Creek] Went to Citra to get news of Thelma [Shortridge] who is seriously ill. Then went to visit another friend. Learned that Bob Camp is due home on leave. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. [1945 April 24 Cross Creek] Went to meet the train, hoping Adrenna would be on it, but only "old" Will was there. Feels as if she has been used as a taxi service for the Mickenses. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 5 p. 1945 April 25 [Cross Creek] Received a letter from Idella who said that she can't work for MRK now. Also said her brother was killed two weeks ago. Moe is being treated for tapeworm. Has an invitation to a reception from the Tigert's and asks if he would like to come for it. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. Telegram to NB. 1945 April 26. Island Grove. She will drive over tomorrow for the weekend. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1945 May [3. Cross Creek] Martha is acting very cooly. Suspects she and Will are planning to move to St. Petersburg with Adrenna. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 4 p. [1945 May 4. Cross Creek] Martha said she was thinking about going away. MKR told her that if she did, she would have to close the farm, so Martha reconsidered. Recommends The Ballad and the Source by Rosamond Lehman to him. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1945 May 6 [5?] [Cross Creek] Apparently there is a problem in having someone to work at the cottage. She is not feeling well. Amazed that Ingrid Bergman apparently is being considered for role of Ma Baxter [Yearling film] With envelope date May 5th. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. [1945 May 6? Cross Creek] Has heard from Arthur Kinnan. Is feeling better. Will go to the hotel Monday and the cottage on Sunday. Wrote Annie Carter, asking if she will come on the 16th. Mutilated. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TL (typed signature) to Norton Baskin, St. Augustine. 1945 Nov. 20 P.M. [Cross Creek] 5 p., envelope. Sequel to Cross Creek; reactions of people mentioned in book; news and gossip. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1945 Nov. 21 P.M. [Cross Creek] 2 p., envelope. News from Cross Creek. Trial balance for Castle Warden Hotel, July 31, 1944, enclosed. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 2 Envelopes to NB. 1945 Dec. 11 [Hawthorne, Micanopy] Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. [ca. 1945? Cross Creek.] Apparently she has just returned to the Creek. Bob Camp, just discharged from the Navy came by. Invited Tom Glisson for a drink [apparently for the first time] Apparently has a new cat, Tony. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to NB. 3 p. [1946? January? Cross Creek.] Apparently written while Norton is in the hospital. Says she was afraid he had a recurrence of his India illness and was thinking of taking him to New York, but when she called the hospital this morning, she was told he was fine. Partially written on the verso of a note from Phil, Gail, and Peter to Marge and Norton. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 1p. [1946] Jan. 17 [Cross Creek] She is waiting for a Miss Leen, apparently a photographer who is supposed to take food photographs, but the schedule is messed up. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. Telegram to Norton Baskin 1946 Jan. 18. Island Grove, Fl. Asks him to come over. May accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. Telegram to NB. 1946 Jan. 19. Island Grove. Norton is in Flagler Hospital. She says she will communicate tomorrow. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to NB. 4 p. [1946 Jan. 28. Crescent Beach?] Will come to see him this evening if the weather clears and her cough is better. If not tomorrow. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. [1946? Jan. 29? Cross Creek] Have killed the hogs and picked the oranges. Invited Charles Scribner and his wife to lunch or dinner. They may stay at the hotel. Dated from envelope. Letter and envelope may be mismatched, since this date seems inconsistent with the preceding letter. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1946 Jan. 31 P.M. [Cross Creek] 1 p., envelope. Plans for visit from him and the Hardys. May accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. Telegram to NB. 1946 Feb. 9. Island Grove. "Please bring money honey and sunny." Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 4 p. [1946] March 5. [Cross Creek] Concerned that she has not heard from him, although she has been gone a week. Refers to Idella, who apparently is with her again. Apparently her aunts, Grace and Wilmer Kinnan are visiting. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1946 March 6. Cross Creek. 3 p., envelope. Langston [Moffet?]; regret over letters sent while in her cups; book by Charles Baker, reviewed for Stanley Rinehart. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1946 March 7. Cross Creek. 3p., envelope. Critical remarks [re sale of Castle Warden?]; dinner with Robert Frost; friends who will testify in Cross Creek trial. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. Telegram to Norton Baskin 1946 March 9. Island Grove, Fl. Hoped he could come for dinner with Frost; Bee McNeills husband died. May accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1946 March 15. Cross Creek. 6 p. Income tax; visit to Phil May; strategy for Cross Creek trial; Little Will and Bettyrene; misunderstanding over invitation to her brother Arthur. May accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1946 March [17] Sunday. Cross Creek. 4 p., envelope. Visit from the Arizona aunties; competition between Martha and Idella; Kinnan family history. Includes typed ms. of "Yesterday's Woman," (p. 2) with a. note. Cf. Manuscripts, SW 12. May accession 107,283.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin [1946] March 18 [Cross Creek] 2p. Ashamed of spiteful letter about the aunties; enclosing tax return for 1942-43; Mr. Davis has gone over her returns and will visit Norton about his. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. Letter to NB. 1 p. 1946 March 19. [Cross Creek] Phil May has been there to go over Zelma's Interrogatories. He is surprised how much she earned from Cross Creek, but she says much of it went for taxes and most of the rest for War Bonds. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. Telegram to NB. 1946 March 21. Island Grove. Wilmer does not feel able to visit Marineland, so they will expect him at Cross Creek. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. Telegram to NB. 1946 March 23. Island Grove. "The aunties will be sure I don't have a husband." Urges him to come before they leave. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1946 March 25 P.M. [Cross Creek] 5p., envelope Hopes he can come, while aunts are there; other visitors. Includes a two-page "Memo on Luncheon Conversation." May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. Telegram to NB. 1946 March 25. Island Grove. Says she knows he is swamped since he sold the hotel. Says he doesn't need to come, and she will be at the cottage soon. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. Telegram to Norton Baskin 1946 April 1. Gainesville. Hope he feels better. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1946 April 2. Cross Creek. 5 p. Strange visitors to Cross Creek; problems with Little Will; criticizes food at the Dolphin [Norton's restaurant at Marineland] May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. [1946 April 4. Cross Creek] Tells of a visit of old college friends. Phil May has advised her that the trial will not be until May 20th, so she can go to Kentucky Derby. Hopes he will go. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1946 April 6. G[!]ross Creek. 2 p., envelope. Witnesses for trial. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1946 April 7 [P.M.] G[!]ross Creek. 2 p., envelope. Possible trip to visit Lois Hardy; trial problems; the Young's barbecue. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1946? April [7?] G[!]ross Creek. 1p., envelope. Wants to go somewhere. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. Telegram to Norton Baskin 1946 April 8. Evinston, FL. Feels better May accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1946 April 9. G[!]ross Creek. 3p., envelope. Little Will; painting of cottage. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 4 p. 1946 April 10 [Cross Creek] Repeats rumors about Zelma Cason and brother T. Z., whom some say is behind the suit. MKR say Zelma is motivated by greed. Some people are afraid to testify because of their relationship with the Casons. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1946 April 19. G[!]ross Creek. 2 p., envelope. Plans to visit the Hardys at Debby time; yesterday's dinner. Small tears in text. May accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1946 April 22. G[!]ross Creek. 3 p. with envelope. Trips to Gainesville; visitors; Mrs. Cason; Thelma and the post office. May accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1946 May 9. Cross Creek. 4 p., envelope. Trip home; removing cat from tree; Idella and friends; trial news. May accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1946 May 10. Cross Creek. 2 p., envelope. Medical relief; witness against Zelma; witnesses. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Norton Baskin 1946 May 13 P.M. [Cross Creek] 4 p., envelope. Ex-sergeant she hired for typing; news about Zelma and a teacher; Norman Berg, back from Japan visited; Chet Crosby as witness. May accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1946 May 31. [Cross Creek] Says that people [apparently some of those who testified for her] are now extracting favors in return. People feel Zelma has been taught a lesson and may be a changed person. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 1 p. 1946 June 3. [Cross Creek] Is disappointed not to have heard from him. Will not write again until she hears from him. Has had a disagreement with Idella. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. 1946 June 6. Cross Creek. Wants to get to the cottage and get settled for the summer as soon as possible. Had letter from J. B. Cabell, who said the trial resembled something from Lewis Carroll. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1946 Sept. 2 Blowing Rock, NC. 4 p., envelope. News about Blowing Rock; visit from a neighbor. May accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1946 Sept. 15 P.M. Blowing Rock, NC. 5 p., envelope. Fixing stove and getting wood; visit to Boone, NC. May accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1946 Sept. 17? Blowing Rock, NC. 4p., envelope. Extension cords; movies; anecdotes about pets; upset over story about her work in a Charlotte newspaper. May accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1946 Sept. 18. Blowing Rock, NC. 2p., envelope. Trip to the valley; her former high school teacher, Alice Wood, has cottage near by. May accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1946 Sept. 19. Blowing Rock, NC. 3 p., envelope. Community of Globe; Margaret O'Brien movie; Look magazine cancelled plan for story. May accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. Typed ms.: Quotation from Carleton Beals, American Earth. 1946 Sept. 19. Blowing Rock, N.C. P.M..] 1 p., envelope addressed to Norton Baskin. May accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1946 Sept. 20. Blowing Rock, NC. 1 p., envelope. Mountain rain; wonders about appeal of suit; story is tripe. May accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1946 Sept. 21. Blowing Rock, NC. 2p., envelope. Three reasons why she wishes he was there; visit to town; mountain speech. Encloses letter from Gladys Lyons; Chapel Hill, NC, 19 Sept. 1946, urging her to visit. May accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. [1946 Sept. 21/22. Blowing Rock, NC] Letters appear not to be getting through. Met a neighbor with pretty flowers who told her to take whatever she wanted. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1946 Sept. 22. Blowing Rock, NC. 2p., envelope. Heard from Cliff Lyons that folk-song expert and book she wants are in Asheville. May accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1946 Sept. 24. Blowing Rock, NC. 3p., envelope. Rain and fog; news of Julia Bigham's pregnancy-illness; heard that Edith Pope is very sick. May accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1946 Sept. 24. Blowing Rock, NC. 2p., envelope. Fears about being known in Blowing Rock were ill-founded. May accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1946 Sept. 25. Blowing Rock, NC. 3p., envelope. Has learned that Zelma has appealed; Edith Pope's health; expects to be finished in about seventeen days. May accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1946 Sept. 25. Blowing Rock, NC. 1p., envelope. Feeling cross; expecting her former teacher, Miss Wood, for dinner. May accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1946 Sept. 27. Blowing Rock, NC. 1p., envelope. Feeling better; mountain beef. May accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. Letter to NB. 2 p. [1946] 28 Sept. [Blowing Rock, NC] Apparently has met her high school English teacher, a Miss Wood, living in Blowing Rock. Can order English Folk Songs of the {Southern] Appalachians from a local store. She is practically two-thirds through the story. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin [1946] Sept. 30 [Blowing Rock, NC] 3p., with envelope. Weather cold; ride yesterday in the Linville area; dress shop on town; putting-off the temptation to get whiskey; hopes for letters. May accession 125
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1946 Oct. 1. Blowing Rock, NC. 1p., envelope. Weather is cold and heaters don't work; story needs some plot. May accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1946 Oct. 2. Blowing Rock, NC. 2 p. Expects to finish in about a week; hopes he will come up; will not go to see the Lyonses because of problems with animals. May accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1946 Oct. 4. Blowing Rock, NC. 1 p. Scolds him for using her stationery. May accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1946 Dec. 1 [P.M.] Waldorf-Astoria, New York. 1 p., envelope. Got Deborah Kerr' mail; went to see Katharine Dunham performance and met her back stage; Chuck Rawlings and wife; title for story. May accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. [1946? Crescent Beach] Has had a disagreement with Idella over her day off. Ross Allen stopped by and invited her on an expedition to explore Indian mounds in south Florida. He also advised her against an Alaska expedition with Dessie. He asked her about posing with a rattlesnake. She said okay, if she could name it Zelma. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to NB. 6 p. [1946? Cross Creek] Arrived yesterday. Complaints about the health. Picked up Idella. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Norton Baskin [1947?] Feb. [Cross Creek] 4p., with envelope. Eye glasses, typewriter, car, and pump are all broken. Dated from blurred postmark. May accession 76.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Norton Baskin [1947? March. Cross Creek] 3 p. Dr. Atchley and the Cabell party; asks him to deliver invitation to the Gilkysons; explains why she was ugly when she left Marineland; hog killing; won't return to the beach this weekend. Enclosed is an invitation to Bernice and Walter Gilkyson to party to celebrate the publication of James Cabell's Virginia book [Let Me Lie? 1947] on March 24th. May accession 128.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Miss Binney [Baskin?] 3p. 1947 Jan 31. Crescent Beach. She is going to speak at the opening of the Community Chest Drive in St. Petersburg, FL., in order to see her three aunts. Genealogical data. She will get from Mrs. Marks, some daguerreotypes, Bible records, and a quilt made by her great grandmother. Original accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1947 Feb. 21. Cross Creek 2p., envelope. Whereabouts of Lamar Josey; attempt to meet Steve Trumbull in Gainesville. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1947 Feb. 26 [Cross Creek] 2 p., envelope. Visiting in Ocala with Nettie [Martin] May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1947 March 10 P.M. [Cross Creek] 2p., envelope. Finished draft of children's book to go with Bob [Camp's] pictures; radio programs; plans to take Edwin Way Teale and wife to Silver Glen. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1947 June 22. Van Hornesville, NY. 4p., envelope. Fireplace problem; comments on members of the Young family and friends. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1947 June 24. Van Hornesville, NY. 2p., envelope. Problem with fireplace fixed; other details about Van Hornesville. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1947 June 25. Van Hornesville, NY. 2p., envelope. On diet to lose weight; Benny's toilet; almost finished with article for Book of Knowledge; litigation with Zelma Cason; not drinking. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TL to Norton Baskin 1947 June 28. Van Hornesville, NY. 2p., envelope. How she spent her day; visit from the Youngs; comments on Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1947 July 3. Van Hornesville, NY. 2p., envelope. Scolds him for not writing; continues to lose weight; Louise Young is planning party for her; woman, working for her as stenographer has nervous ailment. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1947 July 6. Van Hornesville, NY. 2p., envelope. Repairs to the beach cottage; activities with the Youngs; "The Use of the Sitz-Bath" to be printed in the Youngs' family magazine, The Dumpling. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1947 July 9. Van Hornesville, NY. 3p., envelope. The dogs; people who met at party; Everett Case may run for governor; Rebecca West. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1947 July 11. Van Hornesville, NY. 2p., envelope. Help with her laundry; news of Idella and Aunt Ida. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1947 July 14. Van Hornesville, NY. 2p., envelope. Country auction; loosing weight; Louise Young is bullied by her help; Norman Berg sent her the Tarbell biography; Scribner's will publish a volume of Max Perkins's letters. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1947 July 14 (night). Van Hornesville, NY. 2p., envelope. Describes house she has bought in Van Hornesville. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1947 July 16. Van Hornesville, NY. 2p., envelope. Plans for her New York house; has begun book. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1947 July 17. Van Hornesville, NY. 3p., envelope. Plans for new house; work for Norton to do at Crescent Beach cottage; beginning of book is no good. Includes floorplan of upstairs of new house. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1947 July 18. Van Hornesville, NY. 1p., envelope. Complaint about Aunt Ida's use of food money; directions for him to get to Van Hornesville. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1947 July 19,23. Van Hornesville, NY. 5p., envelope. Problems with writing; Josephine Young Case's first book/ Had bad attack of diverticulitis; the Youngs took care of her; news from Martha about possible help. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1947 July 27. Van Hornesville, NY. 2p., envelope. Guests of the Youngs; bridge with Mrs. Young and friends; Aunt Ida's food; letter from Henry Morritt; work beginning on house. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1947 July 28. Van Hornesville, NY. 2p., envelope. Louise's problems with help; confusion over what to do about house; Aunt Ida is not spending food money correctly. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1947 July 31. Van Hornesville, NY. 1p., envelope. Received letter from Martha Gellhorn asking about cottage rentals in Crescent Beach area. Letter from Jean Hardy to MKR [Rollins College?] enclosed. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1947 July 31 P.M.]. Van Hornesville, NY. 2p., envelope. Work on New York home and on Crescent Beach cottage; has lost ten and one-half pounds and has drinking under control. Letter from Lois Hardy to MKR; Homestead, Hot Springs, VA., enclosed. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1947 August 2. Van Hornesville, NY. 2p., envelope. Trip with Faith Young; expecting visit from Julia and Tom Bigham; Faith Young's health; Louise Young has had difficult time as second wife to Owen D. Young. Letter from Gladys Lyons; Chapel Hill, NC, 28 July 1947, enclosed. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1947 August 5. Van Hornesville, NY. 1p., envelope. Crescent Beach house; people, anxious to have them "separated"; Benny's antics. May accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1947 August 6. Van Hornesville, NY. 1 p., envelope. Problems with the beach house architect and one of Norton's chefs; could be weaned from the Creek to live at beach and in New York. May accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1947 August 11. Van Hornesville, NY. 2 p. Taking Mrs. Powis [Louise Young's mother] to Cooperstown for blood test; trip to races at Saratoga; Mary Vail. May accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1947 August 14 Van Hornesville, NY. 3 p., envelope. Description of the Bigham's visit; Tom has returned to New York; Julia is staying longer; she thinks Tom is all right for Julia May accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1947 August 16. Van Hornesville, NY. 1p., envelope. Julia has left; she will return to work on photography; family portrait and antiques. May accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1947 August 18. Van Hornesville, NY. 2p., envelope. Work on the new house; urges him to come up by noting there are good golf courses around; Crescent Beach house. May accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. A. Postcard S to Norton Baskin 1947 August 19. Van Hornesville, NY. "The only conceivable name for my thirteenth month is the Aunt Idas of March." May accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1947 August 20. Van Hornesville, NY. 1 p. Present well inadequate at New York house; will need to deepen it, or put in a new one; antiques for home; worried about brother Arthur. May accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1947 August 22. Van Hornesville, NY. 2 p., envelope. A lady will sell her some antiques; diet; embarrassed by photograph in Albany papers [from the track at Saratoga]; Arthur. Tear into text of p.1; p2. torn into two pieces. May accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1947 August 25. Van Hornesville, NY. 1p., envelope. Very hot; suggests they visit New York when he comes up; notice of Walter Gilkyson's book; Verle Pope believes he can find place for Martha Gellhorn. May accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1947 August 26. Van Hornesville, NY. 1p., envelope. Louise's party; bridge mates; complains about being dragged around by Louise, but admits she enjoys it. May accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1947 August 30. Van Hornesville, NY. 2 p., envelope. Planning a picnic for the Young family; invitation from Penel Roberts; letter from Bee McNeill, mentioning Neal Smith; Bee may come to New York; well-diggers have not shown up. May accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin [1947] September 2. Van Hornesville, NY. 2p., envelope. Describes severe electrical storm; picnic a success; meeting of the Young clan for annual exhibit of work; Idella possibly asked to borrow money for Bernard's medical treatment; has made no provision for maid's quarters in New York house, as she expects to use local day-help. May accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1947 September 4. Van Hornesville, NY. 1p., envelope. Morning walk; visit to golf course; well-digger has not struck water yet. May accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1947 September 5 [P.M.]. Van Hornesville, NY. 2 p., envelope. Plans for the maid's rooms [at the Crescent Beach house]; white maids and black; advises him against salt free diet. May accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1947 September 5 [P.M.]. Van Hornesville, NY. 2p., envelope. Wrote to Edith Pope, advising her not to adopt child, but decided not to mail the letter; well-digger still has not found water; surprised that Jean [Francis] stayed in St. Augustine for the summer; wants to visit New York and has promised to have dinner with the Darrows. May accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1947 September 8. Van Hornesville, NY. 2p., envelope. Checking account overdrawn; house costing more than expected and will not be finished as soon as expected; loan to Idella; MKR will be harder with her; drinking more and weight up; removed liquor stock from house; reading Northrop's The Meeting of East and West. May accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1947 September 10. Van Hornesville, NY. 1p., envelope. Beach house renovations; bridge party that caused nightmare. May accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1947 September 11. Van Hornesville, NY. 1 p., envelope. Chaos because maid brought two-year old to work with her; an account of finding "diamonds" on picnic with the Youngs. May accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1947 September 16. Van Hornesville, NY. 1 p., envelope. Hit excellent water-vein at 207 feet. May accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TNS "Dora" to Norton "Baskin." [1947?] Sept. 17 [Van Hornesville] 1p. Angry that he did not send blank checks. May accession 141.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1947 September 18. Van Hornesville, NY. 1p. Pets; Aunt Ida's birthday; writing short stories. Mutilated; some text lost. May accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1947 September 19. Van Hornesville, NY. 1 p., envelope. Book shelves in beach house; Julia is there. May accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1947 September 22. Van Hornesville, NY. 1p., envelope. Well went dry; hopes he has sent checks. May accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1947 September 24. Van Hornesville, NY. 3p., envelope. Plans for his arrival; possibly attend World Series; Julia leaves tomorrow; eating mushrooms. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1947 P.M. [September 26?] Friday. Van Hornesville. 2p. Weather cold and water low at Brown's Hollow; possible train connections for his visit; sorry she agreed to speak at Colgate; avoiding speaking engagements in Florida. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1947 September 27. Van Hornesville, NY. 1p., envelope. Party at the Youngs; insomnia; asks if cottage will be ready when she returns; speculates on the choices of a maid for the coming winter. May accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1947 September 27. Van Hornesville, NY. 2 p., envelope. May work out better if he comes up later than planned; feels that now she can begin her book; Hemingway's wives. May accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1947 October 1. Van Hornesville, NY. 2 p. Frightened about speech she is to give at Colgate; distractions from preparation. May accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1947 October 3. Van Hornesville, NY. 3 p., envelope. Talk at Colgate went well; visit with the Cases; options for boarding the pets while she and Norton are in New York. May accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1947 October 4. Van Hornesville, NY. 2 p., envelope. Asks him to come-up; houses at Crescent Beach and New York; notes from Martha Mickens and from MKR's Aunt Marjorie. May accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1947 October 7. Van Hornesville, NY. 1 p., envelope. Disappointed that he is not on his way yet; Moe was stolen, but has been recovered; Russians have knocked chip off of U.S.'s shoulders. May accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Norton Baskin 1947 November 14. New York. 4 p., envelope. Report on medical tests and examinations; now has "diverticulosis," instead of "diverticulitis"; story about cats; Marcia Davenport came to see her; no need for him to come up, unless to take her home. May accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1947 November 17. Harkness Pavilion, New York. 2 p., envelope. She is able to make trips out of the hospital; has been shopping and saw movie with Julia Bigham. May accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1947 November 23. Harkness Pavilion, New York. 4 p., envelope. News about her hospital stay; should be out in about two weeks and hopes he will come for her; cysts in breasts have been discovered and will have to be removed in addition to other surgery; people at the Scribner's were crazy about him; story about her nurse. May accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1947 November 28. Harkness Pavilion, New York. 4 p., envelope. Relaxed for the first time; abdomen stitches have been removed; breast surgery went well, but took longer than expected. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Norton Baskin [1948 June] Van Hornesville. 2p. Describes work going home at her new house; called Julia Bigham's residence and Edith Pope was there; phone call and proposed visit with Henry Heyl; plans for his coming up. Written on Owen D. Young's stationery. With this is a TLS "Fanny" [Butcher] to MKR; Chicago, 2 p. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Norton Baskin 1948 June 14. Van Hornesville. 4p., envelope. Comments on Louise Young's housekeeping, cooking, and on an old photograph. Written on Owen D. Young's stationery. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1948 August 27. Van Hornesville. 3p., envelope. Describes drive to Van Hornesville, problems with accommodations and car overheated near Binghampton; Mary is disappointed that Idella came, because she wanted to work for MKR. Both sheets have tears in text. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Norton Baskin 1948 August 28. Van Hornesville. 2p., envelope. Asks him to ship table from Cross Creek house; Bee McNeil will visit shortly. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Norton Baskin 1948 August 30. Van Hornesville. 2p., envelope. Miss Freeman leaves tomorrow; Marcia Davenport and Czech translator. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1948 September 2. Van Hornesville. 2p., envelope. Had an intestinal attack the day Margaret Freeman left and Bee McNeill arrived; tells a risqué joke; bought furniture at auction; furnishings for house; wants him to come up for trip home in late September. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1948 September 3. Van Hornesville. 1p., envelope. Paying electrician; furniture; finished some verse; Edith and Peggy Pope in New York. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1948 September 4. Van Hornesville. 6p., envelope. Furniture and house furnishings; two Audubon prints arrived; rivalry between Mary and Idella; Louise Young tried to rearrange house. Includes a floor plan of two rooms and a Xerox copy of "Apology to an Old House," verse [by MKR?] May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1948 September 6. Van Hornesville. 2p., envelope. Leak in pipes and plumber cannot be located; missed Phil and Faith Young's dance, possibly giving offense; an artist, Leonabelle Jacobs, is staying with the Youngs; wants to stay until November. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1948 September 7. Van Hornesville. 2p., envelope. Complains about Louise Young's interference with her house decorations and plans to tear down an old barn; read At Midnight on the Thirty-first of March [by Josephine Young Case, 1938] to Bee MacNeill and Ada. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1948 September 9. Van Hornesville. 1p., envelope. Had telephone installed; Charles Scribner and Whitney Darrow agree with her plan to eliminate Zelma Cason from future editions of Cross Creek; MGM pressuring her to finish Lassie story; Louise Young had a bad fall. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1948 September 11. Van Hornesville. 2p., envelope. Purchased Swiss music box on her way to meet with landscape gardener; has become friends with Leonabelle, after inauspicious beginning; Louise gave dinner at which Idella served. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1948 September 13. Van Hornesville. 2p., envelope. Took Idella to meet the colored servants of Senator and Mrs. Stokes; Idella is anxious to go home; MKR wants to finish movie story before leaving; asks when he can come-up. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1948 September 17-18 P.M. Van Hornesville. 4p., envelope. Long account of a luncheon and bridge party given by Mrs. Ambrose Clark. A. note on envelope says that Idella will mail from New York. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 194[8?] September 23 P.M. Van Hornesville 1p., envelope. Very cold; Julia using up water by letting it run for an hour; hurricane in Florida. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1948 September 27 P.M. Van Hornesville. 2p., envelope. MKR had a severe intestinal attack, the day the Idella left; has wired her to return; landscaping; needs research material from Carl Brandt to finish story; asks him to make connections for Idella's return; letter from Bob Camp about silver and porcelain wares. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TL to Norton [Baskin] 3p. 1948 Sep 28 [Van Hornesville] Uki (cat) was lost. Idella heard his anguished voice and they went to look for him. Describes the night's adventures until they found him. Original accession. Bigelow and Monti, Selected Letters, no. 153.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1948 September [28]-29. Van Hornesville. 4p., envelope. Night time climb of Mt. Tom by MKR and Idella to rescue Uki. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1948 October 4. Van Hornesville. 1p., envelope. Frost and fall foliage; Youngs, Idella, and she are upset that he can't come now. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1948 October 7. Van Hornesville. 1p., envelope. She is in pain again; Carl Brandt was there and gave suggestions for rewriting the story. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1948 October 8. Van Hornesville. 2p. envelope. Prescribes that he read Lecomte de Nouy's Human Destiny for his suffering; when he overcomes it, he will do something noble, as when he joined the ambulance corps. In the meantime, money he earns in business can be use used towards eventual goal. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1948 October 9,11. Van Hornesville. 6p., envelope. Bee McNeill's cat- play; asks him to send books and notes books she has been reading; read Rourke's Audubon and realized that one of her own prints had a Lehman background; describes weather; in great pain; suggests they meet in New York; stirred deeply by Road to Survival [William Voght, 1948] on the depletion on natural resources./ Owen Young said that he and many men have the kind of depression that Norton is suffering. A. note on verso p. 4 gives Youngs reaction to Voght's book. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1948 October 13. Van Hornesville. 1p., envelope. Will come home whenever he is ready; Idella does not want to stay as long as MKR would like. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 2 TLLS to Norton Baskin 1948 October 14, 15. Van Hornesville. 2, 1p., envelope. Explains her comments about his suffering; Edith Pope's problems; description of what medical treatment will be, if she goes to hospital; / Says they should not discuss serious things by mail. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin [1948] Sunday. Oct. 17 [Van Hornesville] 2p. Leaves are hanging on for him, but can't hold much longer; sickness among a neighbor's cats; she is better, but still not entirely right, so will not meet him in New York. Clipping of poem, "Votary," by David Morton enclosed. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1948 October 18. Van Hornesville. 3p., envelope. Snow-fall; pets' reactions; angry over Bob Camp's handling of flatware and porcelain items. Cf. Sept. 27, 1948 letter. May accession.

Letters by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings to Norton Baskin, 1949-1953
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Norton Baskin [1949?] January [Cross Creek] 2 p., envelope. Asks him to bring things from the cottage; hog butchered yesterday; Adrenna doing well. Date supplied from note on envelope. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1949 May 9. Van Hornesville 3p., envelope. Should have phone taken out; problem with furnace; the place is in good condition; as she cannot get him on the phone, wonders if he has gone to Alabama. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1949 May 11. Van Hornesville.2 p., envelope. Wild flowers; reluctance about bringing Idella to New York; furniture; not getting Sunday book review. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1949 May 14. Van Hornesville. 2p., envelope. Fighting weeds and gardening; hadn't had a drink until the water system broke down and gave her the jitters; tax assessment; has The Hunters Horn [by Hariette Arnow] sent her by Norman Berg and Thomas Mann's stories, sent by Gene Baroff, to read. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1949 May 17. Van Hornesville. 3p., envelope. The Youngs have arrived; pleased with mirror stand he bought her; work at the house; getting the feel for the book; has written a "study in madness"; trip-up; the Lyons's house; Bernice reported to have had a miscarriage; Idella visited friends in Cooperstown and went to a ball game. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1949 May 19. Van Hornesville. 2p., envelope. Gardening; received a box of book from Scribner's who has found her a first edition of Bartram's Travels; Aunt Ida's eye operation. With autograph postscript [May 20] May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1949 May 23. Van Hornesville. 3p., envelope Instructed Idella on protocol about yard flowers; critical comments in the Times book review section about her story ["Mountain Prelude"?]; instructions for handling bond. With a. note. Business letter from the St. Augustine Bank, May 19, 1949, enclosed. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1949 May 26-[27] Van Hornesville. 3p., envelope. Dreads Louise's return and questions about how much MKR has written; comments about Idella and racial relations; quarrel between Aunt Ida and Miss Grace. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1949 June 1. Van Hornesville. 3 p., envelope. Uki, a failure as a mouse hunter; saw television, apparently for the first time; would not have one in her house; Bernard's phone calls to Idella. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1949 June 3. Van Hornesville. 2p., envelope. Norman and Julie Berg spent last night with her; their vicious dog. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1949 June 4. Van Hornesville. 7p., envelope. Julia Bigham is coming for a visit; her correspondence from Sigrid Undset will be in the Florida library; refers to Whittaker Chambers and Alger Hiss; home furnishings and gardening. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1949 June 6-7. Van Hornesville. 2p., envelope. Aunt Ida; beauty contest in New Smyrna / Uki may need a psychiatrist. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1949 June 10. Van Hornesville. 2p., envelope. Very much wants him to come visit; Julia will come next week; having a party for all the people who worked on the house; found an older woman to help her while Idella was away. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1949 June 11. Van Hornesville. 2p., envelope. Plans for a visit from Julia Bigham and from him; has to water her garden by hand, as sprinkler depletes water pressure; an embarrassing visit from one of the people who had worked for her. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1949 July 1. Van Hornesville. 4p., envelope. His being there was fun; took Idella and Julia to train in the morning; the Youngs plans for enlarging Washington Oaks; will appoint Julia as her literary executor, replacing Cliff Lyons; quotes from note from Gene Baroff on visit to Norton. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1949 July 5. Van Hornesville. 3p., envelope. Gertrude is doing a fine job [replacing Idella] but she is slow; furnishings for house; she avoided a speeding ticket because the officer was a fan; Faith Young is being nice again. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1949 July 6. Van Hornesville. 2p., envelope. Norton's gifts for Mr. Young; Louise's criticism of MKR's living room. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1949 July 7. Van Hornesville. 2p., envelope. Problems with Gertrude; guests. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1949 July 11-12. Van Hornesville. 2p., envelope. Orange grove is proving unprofitable and she questions its management; getting desperate over weeds. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1949 July 12. Van Hornesville. 4p., envelope. His suggestion for changing Gertrude's schedule is working well; visit from English girl who wanted to borrow books; repeats an anecdote from a visitor. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1949 July 14. Van Hornesville. 3p., envelope. Her new schedule is wonderful for writing as well as house work; had the English girl, who is studying American agriculture for dinner; she said American farm wage are near peonage; the Moffetts from St. Augustine are to visit the Youngs. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1949 July 18-19. Van Hornesville. 6p., envelope. Social appointments; son of the Charles Youngs has polio; house decorating suggestions; Uki, sick; friend with cancer. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1949 July 20. Van Hornesville. 3p., envelope House problems; Who's Who questionnaire; realizes she has a swelled head; finished reading Diary of a Country Priest. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin [1949] July 22. [Van Hornesville] 3p. Asks for blank checks and has ordered double-crostic books; resents being questioned by people about the progress of her works; hypothetical question she will ask regarding sex and writing; he should keep Idella working for him, as long as both are satisfied; bridge game with Louise Young and rich friends; short of cash. Dated by comparison with letter of July 27. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1949 July 27. Van Hornesville. 3p., envelope. She agreed to read the manuscript of a young author she met; she and Gertrude are getting along well; sat for a sketch by Leonabel Jacobs; asked her hypothetical question; comments on the integrity of some of her friends; Norman Berg has offered to look at her work; she misses Max Perkins; Gene Baroff has genuine talent. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TL (typed signature) to Norton Baskin 1949 July 28-29. Van Hornesville. 3p., envelope. Domestic news; Charles Scribner's Jr. wedding; accident involving Julia Bigham's daughter. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin [1949? ca. July? Van Hornesville] 1p. Double-crostic book and Saturday Review have not arrived; nurseryman's work; Nell Hoagland's ideas about home decoration. May accession, 52.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TL to Norton Baskin 1949 August 1. Van Hornesville. 3p. (fragment?), envelope. Idella has said she is ready to return to Van Hornesville; MKR wonders what Idella will tell Bernard; does not eat; weather is cool. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1949 August 2. Van Hornesville. 5p., envelope. An incident has caused her to distrust her housekeeper; saw the Wizard of Oz; she would like to stay in New York until November, then work throughout the winter at the Creek, visiting the beach for weekends; has a plan for finishing the book; Norman Berg was alarmed by the depressed letter she sent him; she realizes she is important to Berg; haunting of hothouse, apparently caused by cows; her writing him in the morning has interfered with her work; talked with Idella about coming up. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1949 August 3. Van Hornesville. 2p., envelope. Rearranged furniture (includes ms. drawing); has appointment for check-up at hospital; thinks Gertrude was upset over prospect of Idella's return. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1949 August 4. Van Hornesville. 3 p. Results of asking two friends to arrange her home; results of medical examination good, but she is not eating properly, which is why she needs Idella; refers to books, The Stumbling Stone (A. Menen, 1949) and Witches, lent her by Julia Bigham; tears up depressed letters to him; quotes Robert Frost on birth. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1949 August 9. Van Hornesville. 7p., envelope. Birthday presents; the Youngs gave her an impromptu party; Phil May has sent her an outline for her will; questions involve literary executorship, the Crescent Beach cottage, and Castle Warden mortgage; Martha's letter about disposing of the butter at the Creek. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1949 August 11. Van Hornesville. 2p., envelope. Social events with the Youngs; house furnishings. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1949 August 13 [P.M.]. Van Hornesville. 2p., envelope. Domestic happenings; just heard news about Margaret Mitchell's accident. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1949 August 15-16. Van Hornesville.2 p., envelope. News on Margaret Mitchell encouraging / describes mornings in which she wakes up feeling well; has a good breakfast and then disintegrates; heard that M. Mitchell has had a relapse; distress over pictures in a newspaper of Mitchell and of the man who hit her. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TL (typed signature) to Norton Baskin 1949 August 16. Van Hornesville. 1p., envelope. Income tax settlement; movie stories have put her years behind on serious work; depressed about Mitchell. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1949 August 19. Van Hornesville. 1p., envelope. Feeling better after period of depression, following Mitchell's death and working well; Idella is helpful and seems happy; Julia sent her photographs of house and of Uki, a car; Norman Berg will visit the Creek and Norton. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1949 August 20. Van Hornesville. 6p., envelope. Gene Baroff and Stadler did not arrive as expected, nor did the yardman; heard from Dale Wills that he has a son; Norman Berg attended the Mitchell funeral; tells about a college student who has asked her out; Idella has reported unfavorably on conditions at the cottage. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1949 August 22 [P.M.] Van Hornesville. 3p., envelope. Reprimands him for letting people take advantage; news about Idella and Bernard; Cecil [Clark] invited her to horse show at Oyster Harbor; Baroff and Stadler expected in a couple of days; problems with her will; sad news about friends named Jackson. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1949 August 23. Van Hornesville. 3p., envelope. Asks him not to buy freezer; recollections of Margaret Mitchell [at the premiere of Gone with the Wind] contradicting report in the N.Y. Herald Tribune that Mitchell had been unable to attend; plans for his coming; needs him often. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1949 August 28-[29] Van Hornesville. 4p., envelope. Visit of Gene Baroff and Stadler/ freezer and refrigerator at the Creek; "Yesterday's Woman"; John Marsh's behavior after the death of Margaret. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1949 September 2, 5. Van Hornesville. 4p., envelope. News about the Cottage and the Creek, following a hurricane; University of Florida Endowment Corporation can not be her executor, so he will have to; visit of a Mrs. Rankin [from Rochester?] / Louise Young fell; the Young Family Show; a piano for the Bergs. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1949 September 6. Van Hornesville. 3p., envelope. Case family news; the landscape architect has convinced her that the hop house really is haunted; Uki is sick; comments on members of Norton's family; tells of dream of her mother and recalls her mother's death. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1949 September 7. Van Hornesville. 2p., envelope. Letter from James Cabell; Uki is really ill; Charles Rawlings is living in the Maine woods; news about he Youngs and their housekeeper. A. note on verso of envelope, probably indicating that the veterinarian has visited Uki and illness is not serious. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1949 September 9. Van Hornesville. 1 p., envelope. Encloses a clipping Idella thought he would enjoy; left house for Idella to give a party for her friends; shipped piano to the Bergs; Uki is better. Xerox copy of "The Why Don'tchas," by W.E. Hill, Sunday News, Sept. 4, 1949, enclosed. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1949 September 12. Van Hornesville. 2p., envelope. Encounter with two women looking for Miss Rolley's place. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1949 September 15. Van Hornesville. 4p., envelope. Says he has very little to be remorseful about; should see an X-ray of her conscience; incident of her and Louise taking Uki to the vet. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1949 September 17. Van Hornesville. 2p., envelope. Landscape work; Uki's health; his and Julia's visit; refers to Eudora Welty's Golden Apples and Hamilton Basso's Green Room. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1949 September 23-[24]. Van Hornesville. 2 p., envelope. Uki is very ill; Aunt Ida's birthday / heard from Arthur, who is considering remarrying. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1949 September 24. Van Hornesville.2 p., envelope. Fall colors; comments on her work as raison d'etre, while he lacks means of artistic expression; feels that she is making progress on book; his saying that he shares her financial rewards is nonsense, as he gives much more that he receives. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1949 September 29. Van Hornesville. 2p., envelope. Doctor recommends taking Uki to veterinary school at Cornell; she finds it too much that the doctor asked if anything might be troubling Uki mentally. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1949 October 1. Van Hornesville. 3p., envelope. Cornell doctor said that Uki has suffered a chest injury, resulting in a permanent pneumonia; prognosis is not good; weather and foliage are good; can finish first draft of book by spring. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1949 October 3. Van Hornesville. 1p., envelope. Plans for when he comes; thinking of going to shop in Toronto; Uki seems better. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1949 October 4. [P.M.] Van Hornesville. 1p., envelope. Toronto is too far; Uki continues to improve; doesn't know how she will get everything back to Florida. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1949 October 5. [P.M.] Van Hornesville. p1., envelope. Checks enclosed for him to deposit; has finished 88 pages of her goal of 100; talk with Mr. Young; dubious about leisurely drive home. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1949 October 7. Van Hornesville. 2 p., envelope. Her goal is 100 pages before Julia arrives next week; plans for leaving; tiff with Idella over missing work; Mr. Young's ideas about China policy and labor strikes. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1949 December 1. Cross Creek. 2p., envelope. Hog killing; orange crop; says Arthur's prospect for marriage is dreary; weather is cold. Envelope not postmarked. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TL to Norton Baskin 1949 December 2. Cross Creek. 2p., envelope. Visit from Gene and Stad; Idella is coming over to cottage and will bring letters; Uki is eating well. Envelope not postmarked. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1949 December 5. Cross Creek. 2p., envelope. Nightmare in which she was hanged; may be the result of giving someone shot gun shells to hunt birds; needs copies of "A Word about M.K.R." to send school kids. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1949 December 7 P.M. [Cross Creek] 2 p., envelope. People he may bring for dinner and sleeping arrangements for guests; visit to Ocala and news of Nettie Martin, the Camps, Cecil, etc.; told Stad to do a symbolistic portrait of her; drinking again and displeased with manuscript. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1949 December [12]-14 [P.M] [Cross Creek] 4 p., envelope. Asks him to visit the Mays with her / went to Dr. Hook for a massage; needs an eye specialist for Martha; leukemia of Leonard's young daughter; Margaret Freeman having goiter operation, which MKR believes will end romance with James Cabell. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1949 December 31. Cross Creek. 3p., envelope. While working on her duty-correspondence and drinking, she wrote a letter that she later regretted; fortunately she did not mail it; arguments with Idella about days off and use of the car; mentions possible guests for next weekend, if he can come. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin. 1950 Jan. 1. Cross Creek. 1 p., with envelope. Happy New Year! Thought she had finished her duty-letters, but found a new pile; Chet Crosby brought her a mess of quail. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin. 1950 Jan. 24 P.M. Cross Creek. 1 p., with envelope. Account of return trip from the beach. May accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin. [1950 Jan. 30] Monday [Cross Creek] 2p. Aunt Ida and Aunt Grace; visit with Edith; Adrenna's son, Jack, has been shot; Martha's breakfast; the Glenn Bass cafe; Buddy Bass is coming to stay with her. Handwritten note on back of 2nd page. May accession, 5.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin [1950] Jan. 30. [Cross Creek] 2p., with envelope. Buddy Bass was not on school bus; she is disappointed; gave Martha cash for Jack's hospitalization; dictionary stand and flowers in Gainesville. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin. 1950 Jan. 31 [Cross Creek] 2p., with envelope. Account of visit by Buddy [Bass] May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1950 Feb. 4. Cross Creek. 2p, with envelope. She is taking Buddy home today; says she cannot write, and somebody else must have written The Yearling; read A Long Day's Dying [Frederick Buechner, 1950]; reading a book by Ronald Firbank. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1950 Feb. 12. Cross Creek. 2p, with envelope (no postmark) Cooked crabs for dinner, wishing he would come; Nettie Martin; will be at the cottage for dinner with Margaret Freeman and James and Branch Cabell. May accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1950 Feb. [21]-22. Cross Creek. 3p., with envelope. Took food to and tried to get assistance for a starving family; royalty statement from Scribner's / typewriter broken, Gene Baroff lent her his. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TL (fragment?) to "Dear Baskin" 1950 Feb. 27. Cross Creek. 1p., with envelope. Of the two things that irritate her most in their marriage --his unwillingness to be pinned down about dates and his using her stationery -- he has just done the latter; has ordered new paper for him; having a survey made of her property boundary. May accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1950 Feb. 27. Cross Creek. 2p., with envelope bearing note. Idella took off; has killed the child [character in Sojourner]; Martha's breakfast service; Martha and visitors; dressed ten dozen crabs. May accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1950 Feb. 1928 P.M. [Cross Creek] 1p. with envelope. Must not be too rushed with writing; apologizes for comment she made yesterday; Robert Frost is coming to Gainesville. May accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1950 March 1. Cross Creek. 1p. with envelope. Wray Rawlings was involved with the beaching of the Missouri, cannot come to Florida; she hopes that Dana Atchley will not make it either; because of Frost's hatred of Owen Young, she cannot have both at the Creek at the same time. May accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. A Postcard S. to Norton Baskin 1950 March 1 [Cross Creek] The Robertson's will not bring Frost to Cross Creek, so she will have to go to Gainesville for dinner. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1950 March 14. Cross Creek. 3p., with envelope. Her reaction to Stad's portrait; says it portrays a schizophrenic soul; plans for a buffet supper for Dana Atchley; Chet Crosby's plans for rehabilitating the groves. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1950 March 14. Cross Creek. 1 p. with envelope. Martha's reaction to Stad's portrait May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1950 March 22. Cross Creek. 3 p., with envelope. Reason why no work was done on fence while she was away; story told by Buddy Bass; Gene Baroff's poetry; letter and picture of her and Margaret Mitchell received from John Marsh. Letter from Stanley L. West, to MKR, March 20, 1950, re dedication of UF library, enclosed. May accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1950 April 3. Cross Creek. 2p., with envelope. Says Norman Berg will not come there again; quarrel with Idella and how MKR tried to make amends. May accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1950 April 11. Cross Creek. 2p., with envelope. Forgot Arthur's birthday; crop dusting; taken aback because Idella referred to herself to Mary M. Bethune, as "companion to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings," but admits accuracy of description. May accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1950 April 12. Cross Creek. 3 p., with envelope. Castle Warden business; personal investments; expecting Leonard to come to go over plans for the summer's work; not sure of direction for book; just finished a Danish book with theme similar to hers. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1950 April 17. Cross Creek. 1 p., with envelope. Enjoyed reading du Maurier's The Parasites and Slick but Not Streamlined (John Betjeman, 1947); will take the Maria Edgworth to Van Hornesville; the Glisson's misfortunes. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1950 April 24. Cross Creek. 3 p., with envelope. Idella has gone to New York to visit Bernard; MKR suspects she does not intend to come to Van Hornesville, as planned, because she did not take uniforms with her. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1950 May 1 [Cross] Creek. 2p. with envelope. Has written to Idella in New York and tried to reach her through the people she worked for before on Long Island; will find help when she gets to Van Hornesville. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1950 May 23. Van Hornesville. 2p. with envelope. New maid for the summer; chiropractic treatment; other domestic news. May accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1950 May 26-27. Van Hornesville. 2p. with envelope. Domestic help / flowers. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1950 May 27. Van Hornesville. 1p., with envelope. House cleanings; the Youngs; Uki has disappeared. Autograph PS says that Uki has come home. May accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1950 May 29 [P.M.] Van Hornesville. 2 p., envelope. Is pleased with housekeeper; problem of a maid whom Louise Young has fired. May accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1950 May 30. Van Hornesville. 2p., envelope. Continues to be pleased with housekeeper; had an inquiry from another woman who might be suitable to go to Florida for the winter; has read Debby [Max Steele, 1950] and The Feast [Margaret Kennedy, 1950]; Arthur's women-mess. May accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1950 June 2. Van Hornesville. 3 p., envelope. Domestic news; saw Stage Fright in Ft. Plain; furious about offer to make a commercial testimonial, written by advertising agency; notes that Hemingway has apparently succumbed; the Duke of Windsor. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1950 June 6. Van Hornesville. 1 p. Paying I.R.S.; domestic news. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1950 June 8. Van Hornesville. 1 p. She has been contacted by a friend of Idella's, offering her the services of a housekeeper; believes Idella and Bernard have found a job, working as a couple; she is not interested in the person found by Idella's friend; letter from Gene Baroff, expecting Idella's return; letter from Charles Scribner re Hemingway's book [Across the River and into the Trees?] and Marcia Davenport. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1950 June 10. Van Hornesville. 1p., envelope. Interview with woman whom she though might be suitable to work in Florida was unsatisfactory; visited Senator Stokes, where she met Idella's friend and told her she already had a housekeeper to go to Florida. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 2 TLLS to Norton Baskin. 7 p 1950 June 10 - June 15. Van Hornesville, NY. Letters mailed together, per PS of 15 June. Complains about Louise [Young] Is so taken with Edith Hulbert, her current maid, that she is thinking of bringing her back to Florida in the winter. The second letters is about visit of Robert Frost to receive a degree at Colgate University. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1950 June 20. Van Hornesville. 3p., envelope. Condemns his sympathy for Idella and criticizes her "left-over slave psychology"; says her relationship with Idella was more for Idella's convenience than her own; says Idella and Louise Young are of the same ilk; the Youngs have arrived; possible misunderstanding with Louise over asparagus; Margaret Mitchell memorial issue of he Georgia Historical Society magazine. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1950 June 21. Van Hornesville. 1p., envelope. Note from James B. and Margaret Cabell announcing they have married. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1950 June 22. Van Hornesville. 2p., envelope. Taking the Youngs and Mrs. Powys to dinner; Aunt Ida and Miss Grace; looking for an Irish woman [to go to Florida for winter] hopes to finish book by fall; will not let Scribner's, Norman Berg, or Carl Brandt see it before rewriting. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1950 June 28. Van Hornesville. 2p., envelope. Read Tiger in the House by Van Vechten [1936]; plans to visit Robert Frost in August spoiled; declined to give talk at Bread Loaf Writers' Conference; Gene Baroff's work; he and Stad are coming for July 4th. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1950 June 30. Van Hornesville. 1p., envelope. Plans for Baroff's visit; two of the three Irish maids whom Louise hired quit almost immediately. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1950 July 6. Van Hornesville. 5p., envelope. Report on problems during Gene and Stad's visit: she was sick most of time; meal was improperly prepared; household problems; visits with the Cases and Youngs. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1950 July 13. Van Hornesville. 3p., envelope. Strawberry picking; discouraged over book; stealing and watering of liquor at Norton's restaurant; asks him to do things, if he goes to the Creek. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1950 July 15. Van Hornesville. 2p., envelope. Edith will stop working for her; she will visit Julia and Bernice Gilkyson; Moe's rejection of small boy. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1950 July 18. Van Hornesville. 3p., envelope. Reports on disappointing visit with the Bighams and the Gilkysons; neither offered enough to eat and she is uncomfortable around Tom Bigham; music at the Berkshire Festival was wonderful; thinking of cutting back on her housekeeper's hours. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1950 July 18. Van Hornesville. 1p. envelope. Hired a new housekeeper who will start first of the month. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1950 July 19. Van Hornesville. 2p., envelope. Complaint about her housekeeper; visit from the sheriff; discussion of neighbors; Moe's puppies. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TL to NB. 2 p, envelope. 1950 July 22. Van Hornesville. NY. Thinks there was a plot between Idella and Bernard for Idella to leave MKR. Went to a chiropractor for treatment. Thinks he is a fake. Received a note from Julia Bigham about visiting her. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1950 July 24-26. Van Hornesville. 4p., envelope. Hopes he can get to the Creek to help Mrs. Bowen; visit from the Armenian piano turner; asks him for The Horse's Mouth [Joyce Carey,] and will send him Gerald Johnson's Incredible Tales and Comes the Comrade; talk with Owen Young about his memoirs; describes her fall down the steps/ visit from Jim [son of Lois and Ed] Hardy; money for Mrs. Bowen; manuscript not as bad as she had thought. May accession 152, 64.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. 1950 July 31. Van Hornesville NY She apparently has a new maid, Ruth, who seems more satisfactory than Edith. Pearl Primus is visiting her. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS, with a. note, to NB. 3 p. 1950 August 2. Van Hornesville NY Appears to be having misgivings about Ruth, who must bring her child to work with her. Sending him a copy of Alexandra Orme's Comes the Comrade, which she thinks is useful for knowing the Russian character. Her friend Owen Young is not interested in it. Will have the first draft of a book with in four to six weeks. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1950 August 6. Van Hornesville. 9p., envelope. Had a severe attack of nose bleeds, while Pearl Primus was visiting; received a letter from Arthur's third wife, Grace; they have been married several months and she is pregnant; MKR is hurt because Arthur did not tell her; long account of Primus's visit: gifts that she brought, account of her trip to Africa; preparation for New York show, etc.; asks him to ignore her birthdays. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 1 p. 1950 August 8. [Van Hornesville, NY] Ruth has had to go care for her dying mother in Oneonta. The Youngs invited her to dinner for her birthday. Received a letter from Arthur that did not mention that he has remarried. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 1 p. 1950 August 9. [Van Hornesville, NY] Mentions that the replacement which Ruth sent seems preferable to Ruth. Will try to keep her, after Ruth returns. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1950 August 10. Van Hornesville. 1p., envelope. Mrs. Redjives's breakfast; met woman who looks just like Zelma Cason. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin [fragment? lacks salutation page] 1950 August 11 P.M. Van Hornesville. 2p., envelope. Offended over his coldness when she called while intoxicated; he should have realized how much she needed him. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1950 August 14. Van Hornesville. 2p., envelope. How helpful Mrs. Redjives has been; fourth helper of season started this morning; enjoying flowers; cannot write another book. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1950 August 19. Van Hornesville. 2p., envelope. The new helper; her flowers. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1950 August 21. Van Hornesville. 3p., envelope. Her relationship with Grace; should finish draft within a few weeks; not sure whether she should let Scribner's see it; says she is in the most protracted state of depression of her life. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1950 August 23-27. Van Hornesville. 7p., envelope. Is certain that she would like for Grace to come to Florida for the winter and asks Norton if he would help find work for her husband; another woman, who is acceptable is available; fell down the stairs again; has just finished Hemingway's book; she thinks it is good, but Martha Gellhorn would be justified in shooting him; worry about her book. May accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1950 August 30. Van Hornesville. 5p., envelope. She should be killing Nellie Linden [character in The Sojourner] but will put it off; heard from Arthur about his marriage; he did not tell her of it because he apparently has serious misgivings; analyzes Arthur; how her housekeeper, Grace, limits MKR's liquor; anecdote about shopping with Louise Young. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TL (typed signature) to Norton Baskin 1950 September 1. Van Hornesville. 2p., envelope. Disappointed, because she feels Grace was not reliable in helping her to prepare for large dinner. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1950 September 2-[4] Van Hornesville. 4p., envelope. Another lady came to help prepare the dinner; her entry for the Dumpling and the Family Show / account of her dinner for the Young family; Julia and Tom Bigham will not come as planned; may have scared Grace off, but doesn't care. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS, with a. notes, to NB. 2 p. 1950 Sept. 8. Van Hornesville NY Received a letter from Arthur telling the story of his latest marriage. He blames the breakup on his wife's former "promiscuity." MKR makes sarcastic suggestions about what he should do to ensure that his next wife is a virgin. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1950 September 19. Van Hornesville. 2p., envelope. Began her last chapter this morning; suspicions about Arthur's wife; writing problems; expecting him to visit; may take Horsie and her husband to Florida for the winter. May accessions.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TL to Norton Baskin 1950 September 20-21. Van Hornesville. 3p., envelope. Trip with Louise Young and car trouble/ visit from a state trooper/ rumor that a neighbor is an antique thief; had to tear up part of draft, so still working on it. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1950 October 16-19. Van Hornesville. 4p., envelope. Evening with the Youngs; conversation between Everett Case and Owen Young regarding Asia policy; sending check reimbursing Norton for expenses and including money for a jacket for his birthday; Peggy Egan will give her weekly massage / rewriting is very difficult, as book is not fluid; Carl Brandt annoys her by wanting to see the draft; has ordered a new Cary book; Cats and People (Lockridge, 1950) is a disappointment. An additional page contains only the autograph note: "Sober people are so forgetful." May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1950 October 21. Van Hornesville. 1p., envelope. Anxious for news from Florida about hurricane; enjoyed Sunset Boulevard; Grace did not come today, so having the morning alone. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 1950 Oct. 24. Van Hornesville, NY. Her leg is hurt, apparently from a recent automobile accident. Tells about a woman in misfortune whom the village is trying to help. She likens it to the spirit at Cross Creek, "where folks don't have much to do with one another until there is trouble." Then they all help. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1950 October 25. Van Hornesville. 2p., envelope. Had X-rays of leg, which showed nothing broken; quotes from a letter from Julia Bigham re telling three-year old daughter about babies; will have to have large tree removed; problems in Arthur's marriage. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. [1950 Oct. 27] Van Hornesville NY. Describes the frost on an unusually cold morning. News about the automobile she is getting to replace the wrecked one. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1950 October 28. Van Hornesville. 1p., envelope Sorry she had had too much to drink when he called; she lost track of their anniversary; dispute between Moe and Uki; asks him to start looking for a maid for them. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1950 October 30. Van Hornesville. 1p., envelope. Arthur's says his marital status is bad; not getting her work done; leg still hurts and she will have more X-rays tomorrow. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS, with a. note, to NB. 2 p. 1950 Nov. 1. Van Hornesville NY Describes an unexpected visit from Gene Baro and a friend named Stad. More news about her accident. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 5 p. [1950?] Nov. 3. [Van Hornesville, NY] Typing of ms. Sojourner. The letter is typed on a sheet that was originally paged as no. 392]. Needs a maid. Comments about Gene Baro, who offered to work for her as a domestic. News about the Youngs. Says she would come to the cottage if he could acquire help and protect her from people. Says he has not taken her work seriously enough. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 4 p. [1950 Nov. 5] Van Hornesville, NY. Concerns automobile accident she was recently involved in. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1950 November 8. Van Hornesville. 2p., envelope. Making jelly; concerned over some illness that has befallen Mr. Young; criticizes Louise's delay in getting help; refers to a book by [Parades End by Ford Maddox?] Ford that she has not started yet; pleased with her new car. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 1 p. 1950 Nov. 11 [Van Hornesville NY] Some gossip about Owen Young's wife, Louise. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1950 November 14 P.M. Van Hornesville. 2p., envelope. Arthur's problems; Grover's wife sounds like the answer to their need for domestic help; pipes broke this morning; replacing the dead maple tree with an apple; will finish as much rewriting tomorrow as possible, then begin copying. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin [1950? November 22-25] Van Hornesville. 6p., with envelope. Had Thanksgiving dinner with the Redjives; appalling weather with an unusual mist; asks him to look out for friends from Wisconsin who are visiting Florida; Grace has become attached to her; copying has slowed down, as she is having to rewrite sections; plans to take copies to New York for Scribners and others to read; maybe he could meet her there; Arthur's wife has left him. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. Telegram to Norton Baskin [ca. 1950?] Ritchfield Springs, NY. Sending wardrobe combination for his birthday. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. Telegram to Norton Baskin [ca. 1950?] Evinston, Fl. Could not reach him on the phone. Will see him this weekend. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. Telegram to Norton Baskin [ca. 1950] Fort Plain, N.Y. Could not reach him by phone. House is beautiful. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. Telegram to Norton Baskin [ca. 1950?] Island Grove, Fl. Tried to phone; will arrive cottage Saturday. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. Telegram to Norton Baskin [ca. 1950?] Gainesville Going to Bunnell; will come for dinner and the night. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 2 A. Notes S. to [NB] [ca. 1950. Van Hornesville, NY?] Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 1951 Jan. 9. Phoenix. Gives a glowing description of her maid, Gertrude. Apparently MKR gave a small bribe to a town official to fix the road to her house. Afraid she had lost her cat, Uki, but he showed up. Has decimated the chipmunk population. Says it has suddenly come to her that she is a "dead Catholic," in Purgatory. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Norton Baskin 1951 April 2? P.M. Harkness Pavilion, New York. 9p., envelope. In hospital for tests; had comfortable trip and was met by Stad; describes nice hospital room and conversation with nurses; saw Julia and will see Pearl Primus and Charles Scribner before she goes. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1951 May 25. Van Hornesville. 5p., envelope. How he charmed Pearl Primus; took Peggy Eagan shopping; Peggy has an old world view of caste and accepts role of maid; she has found a housekeeper, but she has to bring her daughter to work with her; a neighbor found a run-away monkey that reminded her of MKR. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1951 May 28. Van Hornesville. 3p., envelope. Has been to Utica to see eye doctor; prognosis good; took another woman with her to see her son in hospital; could not drive back up hill because of rain; describes a new landscaper whom she does not want to hire; complains about the noise the maid's child makes. Has autograph PS dated May 31. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1951 June 1. Van Hornesville. 2p., envelope. Has received volume 4 of Gide's Journal and Hangsaman (Shirley Jackson, 1951) and read J.B. Priestley's Festival; rattlesnake spotted in road; refers to something shocking that happened to Mrs. Powis; refers to different prospects for help; report of a formerly brilliant editor who was ruined by heavy drinking; birth of Charles Scribner III. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to NB. 1951 June 7 Van Hornesville NY Complains about her winter's fuel costs. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 4 p. [1951] June 11/13 Van Hornesville. Recapitulates Arthur's breakup with Grace. Says Arthur has told her he plans to take his son, Jeff, and leave him with her. She reflects on the legal ramifications of this and the effect it would have on her and Norton. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. [1951] June 15. [Van Hornesville, NY] Some comments on the Youngs. Says she does not "want life without" Norton. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1951 June 19. Van Hornesville. 1p., envelope. She now realizes what she must do to rewrite the book; Max [Perkins] would have seen the problem at once; refers him to letters from Perkins to James Jones. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1951 June 20. Van Hornesville. 3p., envelope. Describes letter she has sent Arthur; says he must not snatch Jeff [the child by his third marriage] should make best of the situation for a few years and see how things work out; asks Norton not to say anything to Arthur that would cause him to stop confiding in her; suggest she and Norton might eventually adopt Jeff; won fight with Dora over having a drink; Mad Mary. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB 5 p. [1951 June 25. Van Hornesville NY] Gene Baro and friend will be stopping overnight. Edith may come for a visit. Some confusion in their finances. Describes a letter from Aunt Wilmer about Arthur's situation. She has now written Arthur that they will take Jeff in an emergency. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS, with a. notes, to NB.4 p. [1951?] June 29/[30] [Van Hornsville, NY] Gene Baro, whose "writing career is moving fast" has come and gone./ She has received a very critical letter from Arthur. She will maintain a casual relationship from now on. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. [1951] July 6/ [9. Van Hornesville NY] Insurance on her employees. Relates an incident between Mrs. Young and a hairdresser./ Relates news from Aunt Wilmer about Aunt Mabel and her reaction to Grace [Arthur's wife]/ News of Moe killing a woodchuck./Has heard from Lois Hardy. Ed apparently has died. Her future is uncertain. May move to Florida. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. [1951] July 13. [Van Hornesville, NY] Some news about Lucille [daughter of Pearl Primus?] Arthur has now written with kind words. Had a letter from James Cabell about a ribald poem he and Margaret are writing. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS, with a. note, to NB. 4 p. [1951] July 18. [Van Hornesville, NY] Describes the arrival of the Youngs. Louise is sick. Tells Norton of a two day diet, if he wants to lose weight. She has been off and on the wagon. She is sending Mailer's Barbary Shore. Pearl Primus has located a job for Lucille, where she will be safe from Meadows. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS, with a. note, to NB. 1951 July 25 [Van Hornesville, NY] Louise is better. She has heard from Lucille in New York. She confronted her ex-husband and things seem all right. Gertrude believes she can get a replacement when she resumes her school job. MKR says she no longer wants a maid around all the time. Has been having eye trouble, but is better. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 4 p. 1951 July 30. [Van Hornesville, NY] Discuses a Mrs. Adams whom she abhors, etc. Discusses her diet. Is sorry that she said she would take Idella back. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. 1951 August 1. [Van Hornesville NY] Louise Young's condition seems to worsen. Has received a letter from Idella. MKR denies ever having "bawled her out," as apparently alleged. She thinks Idella wants to be rehired, but MKR is tentative about it. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2p. 1951 August 6. Van Hornesville. Writes about the French translation of The Yearling. Louise is due to leave the hospital. Doesn't see why Irwin Shaw's The Troubled Air is considered "left-wing and radical." Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1951 August 9-10. Van Hornesville. 3p., envelope. Her birthday; the Youngs gave her numerous presents / will write Idella about coming; chides him for saying she is hard to buy presents for; Alhambra has messed up bills for Ida; says that Bob and Cecil are frittering their lives away; surprised that Dessie has married again; stuck on the book. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1951 August 15. Van Hornesville. 3p., envelope. Refers to several recent books: Lucy Carmichael (by Margaret Kennedy, 1951), an unnamed book by Enid Bagnold; Iron Mistress (Paul Wellman, 1951), White Man Returns (Agnes Keith), and The Cruel Sea; also says she has ordered lots of Stendahl to keep on reserve; wrote Idella asking if she wanted to work for her again; other prospects for domestic help; losing weight slowly; interview by reporter from Utica; Walter Gilkyson has glaucoma too. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS, with autograph note, to NB. 4 p. 1951 August 20. [Van Hornesville, NY] Believes she has found an ideal maid, Katharine Mulligan, to replace Idella. Prays that Idella will not return. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1951 August 23. Van Hornesville. 2p., envelope. Has hired a new maid, named Katharine and written to tell Idella; reference to a Georgia O'Keefe Steuben bowl; vegetables and flowers; not drinking is good, except that she does not get sleepy until very late. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1951 August 24. Van Hornesville. 1p., envelope. Received his very nice birthday present; bridge with Louise and friend; has not heard from Idella, and glad that she didn't wait for her. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1951 August 24. Van Hornesville. 2p., envelope. Lousy bridge game; dispute with Louise Young over maids; Idella declines offer, claiming she is very comfortable in present position; paints herself as the daughter of the family, rather than the cook; MKR very glad for having rejected her first; going to a spa for massages. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1951 August 31. Van Hornesville. 3p., envelope. Cross with him for paying bills for Aunt Ida and Aunt Grace; Julia Bigham has another girl; ordered acrostics from the Saturday Review; big weekend for the Youngs; she will make an entry in the Family Show and have them for dinner; has been to the spa at Sharon Springs three times; has an excellent masseuse; describes doing exercises at home. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 5 p. 1951 Sept. 8/[9. Van Hornesville, NY] Envies his boat trip on the Ocklawaha. Suggests that he arrive about Oct. 1st. Discusses party she has given, health, drinking, etc. Liked Catcher in the Rye, but not The Autumn Garden [by Lillian Hellman] Katharine has arrived. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1951 September 11. Van Hornesville. 2p., envelope. Describes new maid, who seems very insecure, and incident with Uki in detail. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1951 Sept. 13. [Van Hornesville, NY] Concerning an expected visit from Lois Hardy. Hopes he will come around Oct. 1st. Praises Katharine's work Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1951 September 17. Van Hornesville. 3p., envelope. Sent him tables for his birthday; bridge game at the Youngs; Katharine has burn on her finger that has become infected and is unable to do much work; has arranged for someone else to help her with a dinner. May accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1951 Sept. 20. [Van Hornesville, NY] Katherine Mulligan has apparently burned herself and is limited in the work she can do. She works slowly and requires attention. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. A. Postcard S. to Norton Baskin 1951 September 21 P.M. Cooperstown Aunt Ida's letter. May accession
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 4 p. [1951 Sept. 24/26? Van Hornesville NY] Katherine's burn is better so she can do more. Lois has indicated that it would be better for her to visit in Florida that in New York. The tension in MKR's eye is better. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. [1951 Sept. 28/29. Van Hornesville, NY] Almost ill over letter received from Arthur, saying the Grace has double crossed him. She has tied up his money and taken Jeff./ She has spoken to Katharine about going to Florida for the winter. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1951 October 4. Van Hornesville. 5p., envelope. She is close to her goal on weight loss; relates several annoying problems with the maid; Arthur's wife is suing for separate maintenance, including custody of Jeff; asks if he has ordered the new Capote (The Grass Harp, 1951). May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin (photocopy) 1951 October 6. Van Hornesville. 2p., envelope. Samples of Japanese books from publisher who wants to do The Yearling; incidents with the maid, Katharine, and whether or not she will go the Florida for winter; received note from her agent that Hollywood is interested in her story, "The Yellow Wallpaper" [actually by Charlotte Perkins Gilman] May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1951 October 8. Van Hornesville. 1p., envelope. Advises him of package; outraged over gain of three pounds; weather is vile. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1951 October 11. Van Hornesville. 3p., envelope. Sent him a watch for his birthday; did not answer Hugh Williams request to rent him pasture and suspects he has gone ahead and moved herd in; cross because Martha did not have cow bred when she was supposed to; having the Creek place painted; has the three pounds off; Louise says looks much different with fat off; most of Katharine's family is encouraging her to go to Florida with MKR; will have to write two new chapter for book; going to New York to show work to Scribner's; Arthur may be reconciling with wife. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. 1951 Nov. 8. [Van Hornesville NY] Apparently Norton has been there for a visit. Comments about some activities of hers and Katharine's. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1951 November 10. Van Hornesville. 2p., envelope. Apparently enclosing a letter from Arthur, which she asks Norton to read and destroy; will ask him to come to Florida if he can get away from wife; dinner at the Youngs, worried about Mr. Young; domestic matters. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1951 November 13. Cooperstown. 3p., envelope. How sad that he was locked out of his home after a long trip [apparently he had been to visit her] Mr. Young said there is nothing wrong with him; she gave a dinner for the Redjives family; news about Katharine; received his gifts from Tiffany's; glad that Norton had met Katharine and apparently approved. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1951 November 19 P.M. Van Hornesville. 3p., envelope. Freeze in Florida; thinking of getting a new Oldsmobile; trouble getting up her hill with the ice; Katharine having to help take care of her mother. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS, with a. note to NB. 6 p. 1951 Nov. 23. Van Hornesville, NY. Describes her Thanksgiving Day dinner with Katherine's family. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. [1951] 27 Nov. [Van Hornesville NY] About writing a broadcast for the Voice of America. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1951 November 30. Van Hornesville. 2p., envelope. Chef's funeral; "Voice of America" ( a man named Lohrke) is coming to work with her on a piece; questions whether she should do this kind of thing; Max Perkins had advise against writers getting involved in political propaganda. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 1951 Dec. 1. [Van Hornesville, NY] Describes representative from the Voice of America who visited her and her radio script. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1951 December 4. Van Hornesville. 2p., envelope. People she doesn't want to go near; gift for Chet Crosby; annoyed by Stark Young's "Southern" memoirs [The Pavilion, 1951]; sending him page proofs of book that reminds her of "The Lottery"; read Steinbeck's Sea of Cortez; a hill-billy with a high I.Q. who reminds her of Perry Patterson; has not written Idella; news about accidents involving Jim Hardy. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TL to Norton Baskin 1951 December 6. [Van Hornesville]. 3p., envelope. Katharine has driven her to violence of throwing candy; wrote to Idella about going to Florida; Christmas ordering; finished Requiem for a Nun, magnificent, but maudlin ending; Jim Hardy is seriously injured; Katharine said she would like to go to Florida, if not for her mother; Aunt Grace has been going to the Alhambra, ordering meals and charging to Ida's account. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 1 p. 1951 Dec. 8. Van Hornesville NY Apparently Norton is to meet her on the 21st to return to Florida. Catherine will be with her next summer. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS, with a.note, to NB. 2 p. Also contains a note on the envelope. [1952 Jan. 3. Cross Creek] Has given up the hope that Idella might appear. Will depend on Adrenna. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS, with a. note, to NB. 2 p. [1952 Jan. 7. Cross Creek] Adrenna is doing her best. Describes an adopted kitten. Glenn Bass appears about to die. Mrs. Aller from the University has come and done her typing. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1952 January 16 [Cross Creek] 1p., envelope. Went to beauty parlor in Gainesville; Gene Baro came to her house; his friend Carleton has bought house near the university and will share it with Gene; received letter from Katharine, addressing her as "Mother Baskin"; hopes he will come over this weekend; will go to see An American Tragedy in Gainesville this evening. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS, with a. note, to NB. 1 p. [1952 Jan. 18. Cross Creek] Says she has finished a new chapter "that helps the book." Thinks she is in the "home stretch." Had a nightmare about Aunt Ida. MKR says she would rather go to jail than to Amsterdam to appear in a suit. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1952 January 21. Cross Creek. 1p., envelope. International Harvester stock; Adrenna is driving her mad. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1952 January 22. Cross Creek. 1p., envelope. Unclear reference to an enclosure regarding a suit; he shouldn't come, if it will interfere with his business; she is deep in her work and doesn't want distraction; asks him to mail books. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1952 Jan. 23 [Cross Creek] Apparently has some recent memory loss due to drinking, but she says it is helping her through her work. Gives details of her personal finances, including investments. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. with envelope containing note by MKR. 1952 Jan. 24 [Cross Creek] Includes household details, including a report on the cats, and complaints about Adrenna. News of her Aunt Ethel [Riggs?] Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 1 p. [1952 Jan 28. Cross Creek] She is out of reading material. Reread W. H. Hudson's Afoot in England. An incident with a visitor yesterday makes her suspect Martha's gives tours of the house when she is not there. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1952 Jan. 29. [Cross Creek] There has been some confusion about his visit and the possibility that Catherine Mulligan might come to Florida. Refers to an article by Carl Van Vechten which mentions her. Problems with Arthur Kinnan. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1952 January 30. Island Grove. 2p., envelope. Financial transactions between them; weather cold; Adrenna's service. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1952 January 31. Cross Creek. 1p., envelope. A visitor interrupted her morning work; Gene Baro brought her books; refers to book by Josephine Pinckney; thinks Baro bullied Carleton into buying house; received word that Jim [Rawlings] has died; gas leak in kitchen. A. note on both sides of envelope re gas leak and Adrenna. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 1 p. [1952 Feb. 4. Cross Creek] Appears to have just returned [from Crescent Beach?] Has read The Ape in Our House. Receiving foreign royalties. "Awful Aunt Mabel" is visiting the Phoenix aunts. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. Typed postcard to Norton Baskin 1952 February 6 [Cross Creek] She is nearing the end [of the book]; forgot about invitation. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1952 February 12 [Cross Creek] 2p., envelope. Met Dr. Carleton and favorably impressed; their different philosophies of life; received telegrams that Charles Scribner and Katharine Mulligan's mother have died. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TL to NB. 1 p. [1952 Feb. 14. Cross Creek] Mentions Charles Scribner's death. She received one of his "last letters." Details about Arthur's divorce from Grace and custody of child, Jeff. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1952 June 4-[5. Van Hornesville, NY.] Says that they are at an impasse and she has prolonged depression. Some news about the situation with help, including problems with Catharine. Her response to Brandt's letter. Cf. above. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin [1952 June 14th] Saturday. Van Hornesville. 1p. Proofs due to Scribners by June 19th; Lois will visit; visit with Sergeant Cooper of the New York State Police; complaint about Katharine. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Norton Baskin 1952 June 19. Van Hornesville. 7p., envelope. Mailing off last of the proofs today; is relieved and in pain; used word pain in the book often; death of Norton's Uncle Sandy; letter from Grace Bugbee about Aunt Ida, who is in nursing home; may have fired Katharine at the wrong time, as she may need to return to St. Augustine on account of Aunt Ida; keeps groundskeeper coming by feeding him lunch; Norman Berg's generous praise of her book; exhausted. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. Telegram to Norton Baskin 1952 June 20. Richfield Springs. Leaving tomorrow on her way to Aunt Ida.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS, with a. note, to NB. 2 p. [1952 June 21. Van Hornesville NY] Apparently there has been a death in Norton's family. MKR appears to be preparing for a trip. Refers to Lois returning with her. Has fired Catharine. Notice of her book in the Tribune sounds dull. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. Telegram to Norton Baskin [1952?] June 23. Ritchfield Springs, NY Tells him not to let her coming interfere with his folk's visit. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to NB. 11 p. 1952 July 3. Van Hornesville NY Relates the distress of the Phoenix aunts over Arthur. Afraid he will go to jail. MKR has apparently returned from Aunt Ida's burial. Lois Hardy apparently returned with her. Includes an obituary of Dr. Jennie Tarrant, who apparently died at about the same time as Ida. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to NB. 2 p. [1952 July 8. On train to Atlanta] Describes conditions on train. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. 1952 July 9. Van Hornesville, NY She is very relieved about Arthur. [Apparently he and Jeff are at Crescent Beach with Norton] Lois Hardy is visiting with her. News about the book. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Arthur Kinnan. 1 p. 1952 July 9. Van Hornesville, NY She is so pleased that he has come to Florida. This letter apparently enclosed with one of the same date to Norton. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. [1952 July 14. Van Hornesville] Upset over Arthur. [Apparently he snatched Jeff in violation of law] She suggests they come there. Plans for visits with the Bighams and with Robert Frost. News about Lois's visit. Oliver accession.
[Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan] Envelope addressed to NB. 1952 July 18. Van Hornesville, NY. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1952 July 21. Van Hornesville. 4p., envelope. Saga of Arthur and son, Jeff; Arthur is beyond help; Lois and Jean Hardy's visit with Jean's beau; Uki's encounter with yellow jackets; the Republican National Convention. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 4 p. [1952 July 23. Van Hornesville NY] Plans for their fall trip. Ideas of what to do about Arthur. She has started smoking again. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 1 p. 1952 July 26 [Van Hornesville NY.] Asks him to gather all her letter from Arthur. A note to Arthur Kinnan, 25 July 1952, is enclosed. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to NB, with a. note on envelope. 6 p. [1952 July 30. Van Hornesville NY] She expects Arthur to arrive today. Julia and Tom Bigham have visited. Aunt Ida's estate. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to NB. 3 p. 1952 July 31. Van Hornesville NY Says Arthur is "pitiful" and Jeff "beautiful." Criticizes Arthur's care of the baby. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to NB. 14 pp. [1952 August 10/11? Van Hornesville NY] Describes visits with Robert Frost and Henry Heyl. She read to Frost from the proofs of her book and asked him to write a verse for the birth of Joseph Auslander's baby. Heyl is in very poor health. She expects Arthur to reproach her for not writing. Explains what she means by supporting Arthur financially. Discusses her finances and Aunt Ida's estate. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to NB. 13 p. 1952 August 18[19. Van Hornesville NY] New of local activities. Plans for a foreign trip in the fall. Uncertain what to do about Arthur, now in Syracuse, who perhaps will be seeking assistance in starting a gun business. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 4 p. 1952 August 26[/27] Van Hornesville, NY Has just returned from a trip to Syracuse and Rochester. She compares finding Arthur to Ase Linden's search for Ben in Sojourner. Apparently Arthur has decided to go back west to settle legal situation. In Rochester she visited Rawlings relatives, including James Rawlings's widow. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 4 p. 1952 August 27. Van Hornesville, NY Describes a visit with Carrie Duke [who knew Ellen Glasgow] News about the Youngs and other local people. Says she has written Idella that she has "forfeited the right to ask any favors of me." Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 1 p. 1952 August 28. Van Hornesville. Gertrude will take care of the pets while she and Norton are away. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 6p. [1952 August 30/Sept. 1. Van Hornesville NY] Sending him ms. of book and asking for Arthur's letters. Returned the watch Norton bought her from Tiffany's. Contemplating being in New York with Norton, before leaving on their foreign trip. Making plans to go to Richmond after the return. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 1 p., and fragment from another letter(?) 1p. 1952 Sept. 16. Van Hornesville, NY Mentions Cabell rumpus. Told Arthur he should confine his borrowing to her, but she dislikes having to get him out of messes. Details about their British trip. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1952 Sept. 17. Van Hornesville. 1p., envelope. Plans for their trip to England. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1952 Sept. 22. Van Hornesville. 1p., envelope. Letter from James Cabell, clearing up impasse on Ellen Glasgow biography; sheriff is looking for Arthur; Johnny Redjives will drive her to New York. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1952 Sept. 24. Van Hornesville. 1p., envelope. Summoned to court for Katharine Mulligan's unemployment compensation claim; crashed car, she was not hurt, but knocked out phone lines. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin 1952 Sept. 26. Van Hornesville. 1p. Plans on their return trip May accession Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton [Baskin] 2p. 1953 Feb 5, Richmond, VA. Complains about the room rented in Mrs. Turner's house. She went to Dr. Williams. He found her wound healing well. Anne Virginia will receive her. Interviewer and photographer came from the Times-Dispatch. Bert Cooper dropped in. He wants her to see three people in Charlottesville who knew Ellen Glasgow well. Original accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton [Baskin] 3p. 1953 Feb 9, Richmond, VA Bert Cooper took her to the U. of Richmond Library to see splendid material about Ellen Glasgow. Anne Virginia is troubled because she has to put Bonnie, the dog that was hers and Ellen's, to sleep. Lunch with Ms. Dashiell, who used to work with Ellen with the SPCA, at Roberta Wellford's. Original accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton Baskin. 1p. 1953 Feb 10, Richmond, VA She will have lunch with Carrie Duke. She saw Bell, Book and Candle with Pyewacket and Joan Bennett. Comments on Bert Cooper and Cliff Lyons feud. Original accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton [Baskin] 1953 Feb 12, Richmond, VA. Dr. Williams has removed leg bandage. Lunch with Carrie Duke very successful. Her conversation about men in Glasgow's life. Note from Col. Anderson. He would like to have lunch with her. Original accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to [Norton Baskin] 1p. 1953 Feb 14, [Richmond, VA.] Chichi wears a collar, but Ditty will not stand for such nonsense. His valentine has arrived- a dozen gorgeous tulips. Original accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton [Baskin] 2p. 1953 Feb 16, Richmond, VA. Generalities about cats. Col. Anderson will not talk about his engagement with Ellen Glasgow. Showed her a photograph of Ellen. Original accession. Bigelow and Monti, Selected Letters, no. 186
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton [Baskin] 3p. 1953 Feb 19, Richmond, VA. She was to have everything packed - notes, and annotations. Complains about James not being well enough to work with her and Col. Anderson not talking. Mary Johnston's sister volunteered Ellen Glasgow's letters to her. Another woman brought the thesis she wrote to her. Carrie Duke will give a cocktail party for her. Original accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton [Baskin] 3p. 1953 Feb 24, Richmond, VA Col. Henry Anderson will come for dinner. Spent an hour alone with Douglas Freeman. Vicious diatribe against Anderson and Anne Virginia. Went to dinner to the Cabells. James was in bed. Conversation with Col. Anderson. Carrie Duke's cocktail charming. Original accession. Bigelow and Monti, Selected Letters, no. 188.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to N. Baskin. 2 p. 1953 Feb 28, Richmond, VA. Lunch with Col. Anderson to meet Mrs. Williams. Roberta Wellford delightful. Rebe Tutwiler wants her and Carrie Duke to go to Lexington for the weekend. Comments on cats. Irita Van Doren will come for a weekend. Original accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton [Baskin] 3p. 1953 Mar 3, Richmond, VA Cats. Col. Anderson trying to be helpful. Maude said his love for Queen Marie of Rumania made him break his engagement with Ellen. After the war they remain friends. Anne Virginia getting electric shocks. Includes a poem on cats. Original accession. Bigelow and Monti, Selected Letters, no. 190.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Norton [Baskin] 4p. 1953 Mar 7, Richmond, VA. Cats' life. Pictures from Carl Van Vechten are interesting. Carrie Duke thinks Marjorie will be able to see Anne Virginia. She thinks she will be through for March 27. She will have a party for Norton. Trip to Williamsburg. Planning to go to Monticello for a picnic. Original accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton [Baskin] 1p. 1953 Mar 10, Richmond, VA. Visited Virginia in the hospital. She would like to have some time with her so she won't have to come back. Col. Anderson going over her notes. Wheelock trying to help with her income tax. Original accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to N. [Baskin] 1p. 1953 Mar 11, Richmond, VA. Glad Norton can come for her. Preparing a party. Everybody invited is coming except the Dabneys and the Freemans who have to call back. Original accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton [Baskin] 4 1/2p. 1953 Mar 17, Richmond, VA. Six solid hours copying letters from Ellen Glasgow to Anne Virginia. The cocktail a success. Sunday Inita and she spent one hour with Col. Anderson. Showed his Balkan decorations. Went to see a sofa from Ellen Glasgow. Talked with Anne Virginia. She gave her some letters. The research is not easy or relaxing. James Cabell seems offended because she has not talked with him. Original accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1953 June 13. Van Hornesville NY News of the cats and some incidents regarding the Youngs. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to NB. 4 p. 1953 June 19 [Boston] In Boston visiting Aunt Wilmer in hospital. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 4 p. 1953 June 22 [Van Hornesville NY] Says her visit to Boston did good. Mentions people she saw there. Repeats news from Wilmer about Arthur's children and Aunt Mabel. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 1 p. 1953 June 23 [Van Hornesville NY] News about Gene Baro, Everett Case, and others. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to NB. 4 p. [1953 June 27] Van Hornesville. About the settlement of Aunt Ida's estate. Complains about service charge being added to the bill at the Inn, where she took several guests. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to NB. 6 p. 1953 June 30. Van Hornesville. Received the glass rings. Apologizes for having phoned him. The Youngs have gone to Ottawa. Problems with training the kittens. Bee McNeill is expected August 8th. Reviews instructions about Ida's estate. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 3 p. 1953 July 7. Van Hornesville. The kittens are keeping her and the bed soaked. Consulted an expert who suggested she cover beds with plastic and mothballs. It seems to be working. Aunt Ida's estate. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. 1953 July 8. Van Hornesville. Aunt Ida's estate. Mentions several "extravagances" that she is paying for, including the support of Arthur and Jeff. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS, with a. notes, to NB. 3 p. 1953 July 9. Van Hornesville. Says she is furious at Gene Baro, who apparently is staying at the Creek, because of his laziness. She wants the Creek back for the winter and to get it back in shape. She is trying to induce a couple to come to Florida, as domestic help, for the winter. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 1 p. 1953 July 15. Van Hornesville. The plan to get the couple to Florida did not work. She is interested in someone in Richmond. Kitten news. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS, with a. note, to NB. 2 p. 1953 July 20. Van Hornesville. Has a note from Gene. She is busy making raspberry syrup. She is unable to settle to work. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 1 p. 1953 July 27. Van Hornesville NY Scribner has sent her books, including the new Alan Paton title. Arthur intends to "hide out forever." Bought an ice cream machine which works well. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. 1953 July 29. Van Hornesville NY She has found a wonderful masseuse, actually a chiropractor. Gene says he will reach New York on the 8th. She hopes to work him in between Bee McNeill and Carrie Duke. She expects Dwye and Daphne Evans in October. Still having a problem with the kitten's toilet. The expert told her she needs a cat's room. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. 1953 July 31 [ Van Hornesville NY] Reacts to a rebuke in a recent letter. Says she has a form of mental illness. Even if the things that distressed her were solved, she might not be any better. Refers to suicide of the wife of the University of North Carolina president. Leaving in a few days to visit Wilmer and to meet Bee McNeil and Dorothy. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ANS to NB. [1953 July ? Van Hornesville, NY.] Has received confirmation of reservation at the Ritz-Carlton, Boston Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. 1953 August 4. Van Hornesville NY Wanted to get Marco Polo [kitten] to the phone to talk to Norton. Dwye Evans may come in October, but she is not certain she will still be in New York. Quotes from a letter from Gene Baro concerning conditions and people at the Creek. She encloses a letter from Wilmer to Arthur criticizing his actions, and a letter from Arthur, quoting his defense. Included are a letter from Arthur Kinnan to MKR, Vashon, WA., 31 July 1953, and a letter from Wilmer Kinnan to Arthur [Phoenix? July, 1952] The first sheet of the second letter was not included. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to NB. 5 p. 1953 August 6. Boston. Describes stay in Ritz-Carlton in room overlooking the Commons. Describes Aunt Wilmer's condition. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 2 p. 1953 August 11. Van Hornesville NY Tells about visit of Bee and Dorothy. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 1 p. 1953 August 22. Van Hornesville, NY Gene and Stad have come and gone. Carrie [Duke] leaves soon. Describes Carrie's visit. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS, with a. note, to NB. 1953 August 29. Van Hornesville NY Speculates that Uki, a cat, may have been taken by someone, run away, and become feral. May come home again. Aunt Wilmer has had a setback and has lumbago in her back and good leg. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to NB. 4 p. 1953 Sept. 4 [Van Hornesville NY] Discusses finances. Has arranged for Gene [Baro] and John to come, and the Dyes may visit in October. She is arranging accommodations. Kitty Poole wants her to come to Geneva. The weather is very hot and leaves are turning already. She has a new car. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to NB, with notes on envelope. 6 p. 1953 Sept. 9. Van Hornesville NY Her new car rattles. Discusses a new car for Norton and whether he should come up by car or train. Won prizes at the Young's Family Show with a display of the Sojourners and a cat basket that she had made. Oliver accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton [Baskin] 3p. 1953 Oct 20, Richmond, VA. Silver tureens. dining table. James Cabell is much better. Norman Berg cannot come but asked her to stop at Dunwoody. Hotel in Richmond second class, even if it is considered the most fashionable. Comments about food and comfort. Original accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Norton [Baskin] 4p. 1953 Oct 21. Silver set bought very cheap. Carrie gave two serving spoons to her. She will see for lunch or for dinner, Margaret and James, Roberta, Carrie. Comments on dinner she had in her room with Margaret and James. Original accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Norton [Baskin] 2p. 1953 Oct 23, Richmond, VA. She cannot get over Norton's experience with brush fire. She has seen everybody except Anne Virginia and Roberta Wellford. Cats. Has good breakfast and in general the food is good, except for the coffee. Original accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Norton [Baskin] 5p. 1953 Nov 4, Richmond, VA Francis Williams, a writer and cousin of Ellen Glasgow's was here. The she goes to a couple, the husband of which was one of Ellen's lawyers. Aunt Virginia talking freely. Comments on various other persons. Original accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. A. Postcard S. to Norton Baskin 1953 Nov. 7. Southern Pines, N.C. Arrived around 5 P.M.; weather bad. May accession.

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