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Letters by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings: Addressees A-L
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TL to Col. Henry Anderson 1952 Dec 2, St. Aug., FL. 4p. MKR as Ellen Glasgow's biographer.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TL to Col. Henry Anderson 1952 Dec 3, St. Aug., FL. 1p. Invitation to Cross Creek.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TL to Col. Henry Anderson 1952 Dec 12, St. Aug., FL. 1 1/4p. Luncheon at Creek; personal letters.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TL to Col. Henry Anderson St. Aug., FL. 3 1/2p. Draft letter asking for statement concerning relationship between Col. Henry Anderson and Ellen Glasgow.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Sigrid [Arne] 1944 Mar 26, Hawthorne, FL. 5 p. Sorry her story on Cross Creek was not good; entertained Russell Davenport and Wendell Willkie; Norton in India; Charles Rawlings's third marriage. Wray Rawlings, Jim Rawlings. Accompanied by a Photostat of a P.S. from an unidentified letter (April 3) re Norton's safety. [Acquired: Phil May, Jr. 2002]
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Sigrid [Arne.] 1944 April 11, Hawthorne, FL. 2p. Relief that Norton is safe; satirizes his survival skills. [Acquired: Phil May, Jr. 2002]
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Sigrid [Arne ] 1945 July 21, Crescent Beach. FL. 6p. Norton and the American Field Service. Selected Letters, p. 269-21. [Acquired: Phil May, Jr. 2002]
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Sigrid Arne. 1946 Jun 15, Hawthorne, FL. 5p. Cross Creek Trial; coverage of trial by Steve Trumbull; letter from Charles Rawlings's third wife asking about his cruelty. [Acquired: Phil May, Jr. 2002]
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to [Sigrid Arne?] G[!]ross Creek, Hawthorne, FL. May 24 [1948] 6 p, p.1-2 are missing Norton Baskin sold hotel and is running a restaurant; Jim Rawlings' second daughter was named after her; her visit to Fisk University; argument with Florida's Governor Caldwell over segregation; hemorrhoid operation. Accompanied by a photostat of a two page fragment of an anecdote about a "chaplain's ass." [Acquired: Phil May, Jr. 2002]
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Sigrid [Arne ] Crescent Beach. 1949 Feb 24. 3p. Uplifted from reading LeComte du Nouy Human Destiny. Scared from Reading Voght's Road to Survival and Osborn's Our Plundered Planet. Gide's Journals are thrilling; thinks homosexuals have special sensitivity; believes there is progress in Florida in the "fight" for Negroes; expresses admiration for Whittaker Chambers. [Acquired: Phil May, Jr. 2002]
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Thomas Barbour 1944 Nov 27, Hawthorne, FL. 1p. Comments on Barbour's book, That Vanishing Eden.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to the Baskins. 1953 Sep 9, Van Hornesville, N.Y. 2p. A month full of company. Cats. Aunt still in the hospital.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to the Baskins 1953 Nov 12, Crescent Beach, FL. 1p. Fast trip from Union Springs to the beach. Norton did not expect her. Moe overjoyed. Weather magnificent.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to [Bernice] Baumgarten [Cross Creek] January 28, 1933. 3 p. Says that she has refused to cancel her agreement with Baumgarten's firm, as requested by Charles Scribner. Reviews deals of her contract with Scribner's for South Moon Under. Accompanied by a TL (carbon) to Charles Scribner, Cross Creek, January 28, 1933, regarding confusion over the English edition of South Moon Under. [Acquired: Phil May, Jr. 2002]
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to [Bernice] Baumgarten Cross Creek, March 6, 1933. 2 p. Confusion as to why Scribner's is negotiating a British contract for South Moon Under, when she has turned the this over to Baumgarten. Says her husband left for the middle of the Gulf this morning with an almost completed manuscript. [Acquired: Phil May, Jr. 2002]
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to [Bernice Baumgarten] [Tampa, FL.] March 7, 1933. 2 p. She believes that Baumgarten got a "raw deal" from Scribner's; appreciates her being a good sport about it, as is probably cannot be undone. Acquired: Phil May, Jr. 2002
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to [Bernice] Baumgarten Hawthorn [Cross Creek, received Oct. 19, 1933] 2 p. London Times review of South Moon Under; hopes "Gal Young Un" did not receive O'Henry award; Carl Bohnenberger's book on Crane; Charles Rawlings is here, but headed for Key West. [Acquired: Phil May, Jr. 2002]
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to [Bernice] Baumgarten Hawthorn [Cross Creek] June 20 [1936] Has asked Mr. Perkins to give her authority to place Golden Apples in England; annoyed that she was not notified that Faber did not take up option; believes it may have a good English audience. [Acquired: Phil May, Jr. 2002]
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to [Bernice] Baumgarten [Cross Creek? Received June 23, 1936] 1 p. Refers to an excerpt from an English book, which may be helpful in promoting Golden Apples. Explains details in the book are based on Florida's "Big Freeze" of 1894-95. [Acquired: Phil May, Jr. 2002]
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS, with a. note, to [Bernice] Baumgarten Hawthorn [Cross Creek] May 29, 1938. 1 p. Gives her names of three English friends to receive copies of The Yearling. Attached is a TNS "Elizabeth Kilday" to MKR (May 24, 1938) enclosing the contract for the English edition of The Yearling, with an ANS "M.K.R." re mistake in the original note. Acquired: Phil May, Jr. 2002
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to [Bernice] Baumgarten Riverside Hospital, Jacksonville [received Aug. 1, 1938] 1p. In hospital for rest and diet to relieve stomach condition. She is not questioning the foreign contracts. Written on the verso of a TLS "Bernice Baumgarten" to MKR, July 26, 1938, enclosing an agreement with Bompiani of Milan for Italian rights to The Yearling. [Acquired: Phil May, Jr. 2002]
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ANS "M.K.R." [ to Bernice Baumgarten] [Cross Creek; received Nov. 11, 1938] 1 p. Probably refers to foreign editions of The Yearling; asks "where are the French." [Acquired: Phil May, Jr. 2002]
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TN "MKR" to Bernice [Baumgarten] [Cross Creek. Jan 12, 1939] 1 p. Does not have an address for Lothian Cookson. Typed on bottom of TLS from Baumgarten to MRK, asking for address. [Acquired: Phil May, Jr. 2002]
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to [Bernice] Baumgarten [Cross Creek] Hawthorn. January 13, 1939. 1p. Foreign contracts. Would like for Louis Dantin to do the French translation of The Yearling. Dutch piracy of The Yearling. [Acquired: Phil May, Jr. 2002]
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to [Bernice]Baumgarten [Cross Creek] Hawthorn, March 6, 1939. 2 p. After she complained to the Dutch "pirates" Zhum. They sent her a one hundred dollar check; U.S. should join Berne Convention. [Acquired: Phil May, Jr. 2002]
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to [Bernice] Baumgarten [Cross Creek] Hawthorn [received July 31, 1939] 1 p. Photograph and questionnaire for the Norwegian edition of The Yearling. [Acquired: Phil May, Jr. 2002]
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to [Bernice] Baumgarten [Cross Creek] August 16, 1939. 2 p. German edition of Yearling; new light on Dutch piracies and failure of U.S. to join Berne Convention. [Acquired: Phil May, Jr. 2002]
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. Telegram to Bernice Baumgarten St. Augustine. 1939 August 16 Authorizes English book club edition, unless Baumgarten thinks unwise. [Acquired: Phil May, Jr. 2002]
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to [Bernice] Baumgarten [Cross Creek] Hawthorne. Sept. 13, 1939. 1 p. Czech contract and German edition of The Yearling; surprising that book trade continues under present conditions. [Acquired: Phil May, Jr. 2002]
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TL (fragment) to [Bernice Baumgarten?] [Cross Creek 1938 or 1939?] 1 p. About Japanese piracy of Gone with the Wind and of The Yearling. [Acquired: Phil May, Jr. 2002]
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Bernice [Baumgarten] [Cross Creek] Hawthorn. Nov. 19, 1939. 1 p. Foreign rights and translations of The Yearling. [Acquired: Phil May, Jr. 2002]
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS, with a. note, to Bernice [Baumgarten] [Cross Creek, received Dec. 14, 1939] 1 p. Does not think highly of the idea of allowing Sylvia Beach to sponsor a French edition of the Yearling; prejudice against female writers and translators. [Acquired: Phil May, Jr. 2002]
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Bernice [Baumgarten] [Cross Creek] Feb. 9, 1940. 1 p. Pleased that there will be a French edition of The Yearling; suggest Louis Dantin as translator. [Acquired: Phil May, Jr. 2002]
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Bernice [Baumgarten] [Cross Creek] Feb. 23, 1940. 2 p. Concerned about provision in the French contract, which gives the publisher the right to make cuts. [Acquired: Phil May, Jr. 2002]
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS, with a. note, to Bernice [Baumgarten] [Cross Creek] June 18, 1940. 1 p. Amazed that European publishers are still concerned with American books; enclosing contracts. [Acquired: Phil May, Jr. 2002]
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Bernice [Baumgarten] Hawthorn [Cross Creek] September 27, 1940. 2 p. Shocked to have received German royalties; question about "Italian returns"; "Pelican's Shadow" will appear in New Yorker anthology. [Acquired: Phil May, Jr. 2002]
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Bernice [Baumgarten] [Cross Creek] Hawthorn, Nov. 1, 1940. 2 p. Amazing that When the Whippoorwill is being published during wartime in Britain; comments about war; suggests that royalties should be turned over to some kind of war aid. [Acquired: Phil May, Jr. 2002]
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Binney [Baskin?] 1947 Jan 3, Hawthorne, FL. 3p. 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.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Binney [Baskin?] 1949 Mar 2, Crescent Beach, FL. 4p. Went to Jacksonville to see her lawyer to have her will changed. Aunt Ida was wonderful. Norton wants her to be fashion plate. It is against her nature.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Harris Baskin, Valdosta, GA. 1943 August 3. St. Augustine. 1p, envelope. Care of Castle Warden, while Norton is away. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Ruby and Harris Baskin, Valdosta, GA. 1944 Feb. 14. Hawthorn [Cross Creek] 1 p., envelope. Thanks them for painting; Norton's whereabouts. May accession.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS "Marjorie" to Ethel Fairmont Snyder Beebe. Rawlingswood; Brighton, N.Y. [ca. 1926] 1 sheet, 1 side. Wants to write Beebe before she "get[s] away from New York" and for her and Murray "to stop here on your way back to Cincinnati." Refers to a "MacMillan expedition." Says that "we are in our new house." She has learned to cook. Chuck's mother is leaving soon for Florida. Describes the mother's theosophist activities. She is anxious to hear about Beebe's play. "Chuck is in the Rochester Herald, editorial." Donated by Nancy S. Weyant in honor of Ethel Fairmont Snyder Beebe, June 2000.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS "Marjorie K. Rawlings" to Ethel Fairmont Snyder Beebe "Los Hermanos"; Hawthorn, Florida; 28 July 1929. 3 sheets, 5 sides. 4 p. with envelope addressed to Mrs. Murray Beebe, Cheshire, CT., postmarked Hawthorn [sic] 29 July 1929. Says that as soon as they left Rochester, the Beebes appear to be moving there. Briefly describes Rochester life. The bulk of the letter is a description of the Rawlings's new life in Florida. Explains why they left Rochester. Describes aspects of their life as citrus growers, the hazard Mediterranean fruit fly, their pets, the character and speech of the Crackers and of the blacks. Refers to the biographical sketch ["Blood of My Blood"] that she submitted to the Atlantic. Mentions Alberta Boucher, apparently a mutual friend [in Rochester?] This is the earliest known Rawlings letter from Florida and perhaps her earliest account of Florida life. Donated by Nancy S. Weyant in honor of Ethel Fairmont Snyder Beebe, June 2000.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS "Marjorie K. Rawlings" to Ethel Fairmont Snyder Beebe Hawthorn, Fl.; 1931. Jan. 6. 1 sheet, 2 sides. She has "developed a red neck and a fat behind and look[s] just like a Cracker girl." Chuck's brothers have left. Describes prospects for the grove and details such as replacing pecan trees with oranges and shipping frozen juice. Charles went north last summer to cover yacht races for newspapers, but she stayed alone and wrote. Describes pets. Scribner's has accepted two stories, "Cracker Chidlings" and ["Jacob's Ladder"] Donated by Nancy S. Weyant in honor of Ethel Fairmont Snyder Beebe, June 2000.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS "Marjorie K. Rawlings" to Ethel Fairmont Snyder Beebe Hawthorn [1932? April?] 2 sheets, 3 sides. Says Chuck's disposition is "rotten." Refers to the animal magazine that Beebe sends. Charles is reading Sanctuary. Asks Beebe to send her books she no longer wants. Asks if Beebe knows Helen Knowlton. Ernie Meyers wrote she and Harold Knowlton had broken up. Says that now Charles has sold an article on the Greek sponge fleet to Atlantic, he will have to stop beating her. Expects "Crop of Beans" to be published in the May issue of Scribner's. Donated by Nancy S. Weyant in honor of Ethel Fairmont Snyder Beebe, June 2000.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TL to "Monty" and Murray Beebe Hawthorn; [1932? July?] 1sheet, 2 side. Fragment? No closing. Thinks "Monty" is a nicer name than Ethel. Wishes chuck would stop calling her "Maggie." Hope that they will come to visit in October and tells about the route to Florida. Trying to finish novel by the end of July. Chuck is working on Greek-diver fiction. Says she writes about Crackers "as they are." Says bringing children into the world is undesirable because of poor chances for happiness. Says "everything in the bean story is true," apparently based upon her and Charles's experience. Donated by Nancy S. Weyant in honor of Ethel Fairmont Snyder Beebe, June 2000.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS "Marjorie K. R." to Ethel Fairmont Snyder Beebe [Cross Creek] 1933 Feb. 13. 1 sheet, 2 sides. Envelope addressed to Mrs. Murray Beebe, Cheshire, CT., postmarked Hawthorn, FL 13 Feb. 1933. Notes that Beebe failed to show up in October. Invites her to come in the spring. Has heard from Gertrude Johnson and Bee Humiston. Charles's article on sponge fishermen [Saturday Evening Post, Oct. 22, 1932] was "awfully good." South Moon Under will be published in March. Says Beebe will not like a lot of it because it involves hunting and fishing. Donated by Nancy S. Weyant in honor of Ethel Fairmont Snyder Beebe, June 2000.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS "Marjorie K. Rawlings" to Ethel Fairmont Snyder Beebe [Crescent Beach] 1949 Feb. 28. 1 side. Envelope addressed to NYC. Letter forwarded to Washington. Post marked St. Augustine, 1949 Feb. 28. Heard of Murray Beebe's death from Esther Bill. Asks about her work, The Friendly Children. Hopes she will visit Florida, or perhaps they can meet in New York. Donated by Nancy S. Weyant in honor of Ethel Fairmont Snyder Beebe, June 2000.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. [1938] June 25. Hawthorn. TLS to Norman Berg (copy) 3 p. She got a second opinion on operation for her diverticulitis and decided to forego it. Believes she would be dead had she gone through with it.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 1 p. 1939 June 14. Hawthorn. TLS to Norman Berg (copy) Says that the Putilizer Prize doesn't mean so much because the field wasn't that good. Asks where she would have been if The Yearling had come out the same year as The Grapes of Wrath. B&M, 164-165
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 1939 Nov. 14. Hawthorn. TLS to Norman Berg (copy) 2 p. Commends the Wyeth illustrations of The Yearling. She and Norton would like to come to Atlanta for the premier [of Gone with the Wind?] Has bought a cottage in St. Augustine.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 1940 Feb. 3. Hawthorn. TLS to Norman Berg (copy) 3 p. Unclear comments about some Steinbeck quotations. Describes a conversation she was having with J. B. Cabell that was interrupted by his wife. B&M, 182-183
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 1940 March 18. Hawthorn. TLS to Norman Berg (copy) 3 p. About Berg's divorce. Malvina Hoffman will be visiting. Norton is away. Julia Scribner has just visited. B&M, 184-185
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 1940 August 26. Crescent Beach. TLS to Norman Berg (copy) 2 p. Cannot ask him and his wife to stay over on their trip south, as Julia Scribner will be visiting. Expects a "hurricane year."
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 1942 March 27. St. Augustine. TLS to Norman Berg (copy) 2 p. Offers him a puppy. She has had a visit from Sigrid Undset and just finished reading Pictures in the Hallway [Sean O'Casey]
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 1943 July 6. New York. ALS to Norman Berg (copy) 2 p. Is in New York with Norton who has joined the American Field Service and is reporting for duty. Does not know where he will be sent. B&M, 239.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 1944 Jan. 30. Hawthorne. TLS to Norman Berg (copy) 2 p. Thanks him for copy of Darkness at Noon. Relates details of Norton's difficult experiences. Believes he is near the Burmese border.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 1945 July 18. Crescent Beach. TLS to Norman Berg (copy) 7 p. Offers him and Julie the cottage for their second honeymoon. Describes how badly her new book is going. Her short stories have been rejected for publication. Norton gets to the cottage rarely and she dislikes hotel life. Discusses the pending law suit with Zelma Cason. Discusses Bert Cooper, Julia Scribner and Julia's new husband, Thomas Bigham. B&M, 266-269.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 1946 Jan. 16. Hawthorn. TLS to Norman Berg (copy) 1 p. "Caustic" about his son's "being top man on a dove shoot," but "jealous of anyone who has a son."
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 1946 Feb. 22. Hawthorne. TLS to Norman Berg (copy) 3 p. She and Norton are both sick, but not separated, despite the rumors. Planning a trip to Alaska with Dessie, who will be discharged from the WACs soon. B&M, 277-278.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 1946 May 14. Cross Creek. TLS to Norman Berg (copy) 3 p. She is in one of her "black moods." Drove to the scrub during a storm to visit the Fiddia family. Water is rising and snakes are invading the house. B&M, 283-284.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 1946 Sept. 19. Blowing Rock, N.C. TLS to Norman Berg (copy) 2 p. Says that there is not enough information to know whether the "Russian system" is working for the people. Colonialism is as a great a threat to peace as is Communism. Stresses respect for the individual.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 1946 Dec. 9. Cross Creek. TLS to Norman Berg (copy) 3 p. Discusses Berg's writing and autobiography. Is giving him a gun. Discusses "tension" with Norton. Hopes she will attain "balance" as she ages. B&M, 289-291.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 1947 Feb. 21. Cross Creek. TLS (copy) to Norman Berg "Carney." 5 p. Will stay at the "Creek" for two or three months. The people at the Creek have embraced her and they are all true friends. Discusses several novels. Phil May is getting her case ready. Describes visitors to Cross Creek who asks neighbors about her. B&M, 291-293
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 1947. May 1. Cross Creek. TLS (copy) to Norman Berg "Carney." 4 p. Turned car over, but avoided serious injury. Describes visit of aunts and alludes to his forthcoming visit. B&M, 294-196
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 1947 June 22. Van Hornesville, NY. TLS to Norman Berg. 2 p. Describes grief upon hearing that Maxwell Perkins had died. B&M, 296-298
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 1947 July 15. Van Hornesville, NY. TLS to Norman Berg. 2 p. Thanks him for Tarbell's biography of Owen D. Young.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 1947 August 22. Van Hornesville, NY. TLS to Norman Berg. 3 p. Invites him to stay at Cross Creek, although she is not there. Describes the house she has bought in New York and furnishings for it. Describes Julia Bigham's husband. B&M, 301-302
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 1947 Nov. 4. Cross Creek. ALS to Norman Berg (copy) 4 p. Glad to be back at Cross Creek. Thanks him for Bible he sent Martha. B&M, 306-307
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 1949 Feb. 4. St. Augustine. TLS (copy)to Norman Berg. 4 p. Refers to writing The Sojourner and to difficulties of the last few years that have made writing more difficult. Sorting her out letters from Max Perkins.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 1949 Feb. 16. St Augustine. TLS (copy)to Norman Berg. 2 p. Refers to problem of heavy drinking. Will go to Van Hornesville for the summer, then return to Cross Creek in the winter. Says the separateness of their lives hurts Norton, but that he is probably happier when she is away. B&M, 325-326.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 1949 Feb. 19. St. Augustine. TLS (copy) to Norman Berg. 1 p. Clarifies her comments about Norton's reaction to her. B&M, 326-327
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 1949 March 4. Cross Creek. TLS (copy) to Norman Berg. 3 p. The effect of cold weather on fruit. Use of Max Perkins letters by Berg. Critique of one of her poems.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 1949 April 14. St. Augustine. TLS (copy) to Norman Berg. 2 p. Mentions Sigrid Undset and friendship with Owen D. Young. Anxious to get to New York. Discusses the Gilkysons. B&M, 330-331.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 1949 June 16/21. Van Hornesville, NY. TLS (copy)to Norman Berg. 6 p. Discusses her piano, an Armenian piano tuner, and the dulcimer James Still made for her. Sigrid Undset has died. Discusses her last correspondence with Undset and considerations of future war and peace. Compares Undset's concept of Russian communism to Gide's. MKR's says its more important to raise our standard of democracy than to fight communists. Deplores American capitalist system. Norton is visiting. She describes a large party she gave. B&M, 331-335
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 1949 July 1. Van Hornesville, NY TLS (copy)to Norman Berg. 2 p. More about Udset's death and her view of conditions in Russia. MKR sees encouraging sign for peace in an international wheat agreement. Norton and she went to New York and took Idella to the train to return to Florida.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 1949 July 27. Van Hornesville, NY. TLS (copy)to Norman Berg. 2 p. With ANS July 28. Needs a critics. Describes writing the Sojourner. Says she came closer to killing herself recently than ever, except for once. Copies from notes for the book. B&M, 336-337.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 1949 July 30. [Van Hornesville, NY] TLS (copy)to Norman Berg. 2 p. Alludes to two suicides which she feels she could have prevented. Discusses Diary of a Country Priest and Schweitzer's "reverence for life." She feels she may be closer than is Schweitzer.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 1949 Sept. 29. Van Hornesville, NY. TLS (copy)to Norman Berg. 2 p. Relates incident in which she invited the Youngs to dinner, but became too intoxicated and had to retire to her room where she fell. Is more positive about the progress of her book. B&M, 337-339
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 1949 Nov. 29. Cross Creek. TLS (copy)to Norman Berg, "Carney." 3 p. Sick with an "acute intestinal attack." Write about brother Arthur's marriages and divorces. Comments on Robert Ruark's biography of Margaret Mitchell.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 1949 Dec. 29. Cross Creek. TLS (copy)to Norman Berg. 7 p. Brother Arthur has cancelled marriage plans. Relates Christmas events. Leonard Fiddia's "little girl" has died. She has just visited them in the Scrub. Plan to sell Leonard's copy of South Moon Under for expenses. B&M, 342-345
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 1950 March 12 [Crescent Beach] TLS (copy)to Norman Berg. 2 p. Comments on Pearl Primus, E. A. Robinson, and Max Perkins letters. Will attend dedication of new library at the University of Florida at which announcement of her manuscript gift will be made. The Youngs will attend and stay at Cross Creek. May be an opportunity for Berg to talk to Young about his memoirs. B&M, 347-348
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 1950 April 6. Cross Creek. TLS (copy)to Norman Berg. 3 p. About characterization in The Sojourner.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 1950 April 13. Cross Creek. TLS (copy)to Norman Berg. 6 p. Writes about letter Berg is to write to Owen D. Young re an autobiography and about Young himself. Tom Glisson has died from accidental self-poisoning. B&M, 350-353
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 1950 June 17. Van Hornesville, NY. TLS (copy)to Norman Berg. 2 p. Has had a visit from Robert Frost and repeats anecdotes from his visit. She has been in a long period of depression because of Idella's leaving. Now she has a woman to replace her whom she likes. B&M, 353-355
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 1950 June 23/24. Van Hornesville, NY. TLS (copy)to Norman Berg. 3 p. About Robert Frost's wife, Elinor. Dislikes biographical novel by James Barke about Rober Burns. Idella is leaving. About an Eudora Welty book.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 1950 July 26. Van Hornesville, NY. TLS (copy)to Norman Berg. 2 p. Describes a fall in her home, but she was not seriously hurt. Relates an incident with Armenian piano tuner. Alludes to temptations of suicide.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 1950 July 31. Van Hornesville, NY. TLS (copy)to Norman Berg. 2 p. Expecting Pearl Primus for a visit. Problem of having no domestic help. Recalls when she laundered for the three Rawlings brothers. Contains an autograph ms. reference to the Korean War.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 1950 Sept 18. Van Hornesville, NY. TLS (copy)to Norman Berg. 1 p. About problems she is having with the writing of The Sojourner.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 1950 Sept. 30. Van Hornesville, NY. TLS (copy)to Norman Berg. 5 p. About the writing of The Sojourner.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. [1950 Oct. 24. Van Hornesville, NY.] TLS (copy) to Norman Berg. 1 p. More about The Sojourner. Norton is visiting.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. [1950 Nov. 11. Van Hornesville, NY.] TLS (copy)to Norman Berg. 3 p. Discusses the Sojourner and her recent automobile accident. Is sending a copy of something written by Peal Primus. Says that the collapse of Primus's dance plans may be a blessing since now she can concentrate on writing. Pearl needs financial support. MKR wants Macmillan to see her style of writing. B&M 359-361.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 1951 Feb. 28. [Crescent Beach?] ALS (copy)to Norman Berg. 5 p. Waiting for comments from Scribner's on book. Robert Frost visited the Creek recently. Adrenna is back and will take care of Martha. She is in a state of "angry ferment." Ed Hardy died recently.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 1951 April 24. [New York] TALS (copy)to Norman Berg. 4 p. She is in hospital having eyes tested. Describes an encounter on the street with a flower vendor and a "weasel" shopper.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 1951 May 28. Van Hornesville, NY. TLS (copy)to Norman Berg. 4 p. Is isolated at house because of condition of road. Martin Dibner is coming for a visit. Describes her glaucoma and Martha's. Has been in New York. Describes Pearl Primus's show. She met her husband. Describes a dancer named Lucille and her dangerous husband.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 1951 May 31. 1950. Van Hornesville, NY. TLS (copy)to Norman Berg. 3 p. About the writing of The Sojourner. Quotes and comments on a passage from Gide. Says she refuses to be "only a biological female." Perhaps she is half-male. B&M, 365-367
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 1951 June 21. Van Hornesville, NY. TLS (copy)to Norman Berg. 3 p. Discusses the dancing of Pearl Primus and her husband.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 1951 July 12. Van Hornesville, NY. TLS (copy)to Norman Berg. 2 p. Comments about Pearl Primus. Her work is going slowly, but she is happy. Describes how she spends time. Regrets his lack of writing success.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 1952 Feb. 13. Van Hornesville, NY. TLS (copy)to Norman Berg. 2 p. Writes about the death of friends, shortly after having heard of the death of Charles Scribner. She has just received one of his last letters.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS (copy)to Norman Berg. 5 p. 1952 March 2. Flagler Hospital, St. Augustine. Has had a "severe coronary spasm." Must curtail smoking and drinking. At the time she thought she might be dying and was relieved that she "was not that much afraid." B&M 371-373
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 1952 March 31. [Crescent Beach] ALS (copy) to "Dear bastard Berg." 2 p. Recounts his impolite behavior upon recent visit. Received book he sent for penance. Steonographer has the manuscript.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 1952 July 16. Van Hornesville, NY. 2 p. TLS (copy)to Norman Berg. 2 p. Mentions some problem with the blurb for The Sojourner. Describes visit by Lois Hardy, attending a Russian Church, an encounter with the Armenian piano tuner, and the plight of an Austrian refugee. B&M, 375-377
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 1952 Sept. 19. Van Hornesville, NY. TLS (copy)to Norman Berg. 2 p. Criticizes Hemingway for a passage in Old Man and the Sea and for making beer ads. Forthcoming trip to Britain with Norton. Will begin work on Ellen Glasgow biography. There is a squabble with J.B. Cabell over Glasgow's "Memoirs." B&M, 377-380
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 1952 Sept. 24. Van Hornesville, NY. TLS (copy)to Norman Berg. 4 p. She has wrecked another Oldsmobile.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 1952 Oct. 31. Dublin. TLS (copy)to Norman Berg. 10 p. Has stones from Irish shrine of Tara to bring him. Tells how she got them.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 1952 Nov. 21. [New York?] TLS (copy)to Norman Berg. 2 p. Upon return yesterday, Scribner's presented her with bound copies of The Sojourner. Is sending him one.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 1953 Jan. 2. Crescent Beach. TLS (copy)to Norman Berg. 2 p. Writes about unfavorable reception of The Sojourner, but says it is a "major novel." Compares it to East of Eden. Work on the Glasgow biography.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 1953 Feb. 19. Richmond. TLS (copy)to Norman Berg. 4 p. Is settled into a house in Richmond. Tell about encounters with Glasgow's family and friends. Has two Siamese cats. B&M, 389-392.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Mr. Hans-Joachim Bernhardt 1950 Aug 9, Van Hornesville, NY. 3p. Martha Edgworth's book; book almost finished; first editions; communism; watercolor of magnolias.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Mrs. Hans-Joachim Bernhardt 1951 Feb 3, Hawthorne, FL. 1p. Paper weight; 2 inches of snow.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Eugene G. Bewkes 1953 Jun 13, Van Hornesville, NY. 1p. Appreciation of ceremony for awarding honorary degrees.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Eugene G. Bewkes 1953 Apr 14, St. Augustine, FL. 1p. Honorary degree.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Eugene G. Bewkes 1953 Apr 8, St. Augustine, FL. 1p. Acceptance of honorary degree from St. Lawrence University.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Daniel Blain 1951 Mar 24, Hawthorne, FL. 5p. Cross Creek community medical problems.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Mr. Blodgett 1947 Sep 11, Hawthorne, FL. 1p. Permission to use story in anthology.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Philip Booth 1953 Aug 4, Van Hornesville, NY. 2p. Misdirected electric Bill.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Philip Booth 1953 Aug 10, Van Hornesville, NY. 1p. High school days with Father.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to [Carl] Brandt [Cross Creek] Sept. 6, 1932 3 p. Comments of Mrs. Cozzens on South Moon Under; plans for revising the work; reports of progress of Charles Rawlings's latest story. Acquired: Phil May, Jr. 2002
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Carl Brandt Cross Creek, Dec. 16, 1932 Has been rushed to finish book and sick with malaria. Foreign rights for South Moon Under; Charles Rawlings work. Acquired: Phil May, Jr. 2002
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. Telegram to Carl Brandt Citra, Fl. March 1, 1933. Terms for British edition of South Moon Under received from Max Perkins. Acquired: Phil May, Jr. 2002
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to [Carl] Brandt Hawthorn, May 25, 1933. 1 p. Regarding a possible French translation of South Moon Under. Says she loves the French language and used to read it easily. Scribner's has taken her river trip story. Acquired: Phil May, Jr. 2002
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ANS to Carl [Brandt] [s.l., received Feb. 19, 1934] Advises him to let Curtis Brown have Scandinavian rights to "Gal Young Un." Acquired: Phil May, Jr. 2002
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Mr. Brooks 1947 Feb 3, Hawthorne, FL. 1p. James Still for "Arts and Letters" grant.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Mr. Brooks 1949 Nov 9, Hawthorne, FL. 1p. Carl Ruthven Oxford for "Grant in Arts in Letters."
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to James Branch Cabell 1949 Feb 26, St. Augustine, FL. 1p. Practical joke.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Mr. Canby 1943 Oct 26, Hawthorne, FL. 2p. Selection of winner of Gold Medal of Institute of Fiction.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS (Xerox) to [Gladys Hastys] Carroll 1942 March 30, Hawthorn, Fl. 1 p. Enjoyed her performance on radio show, "As the Earth Turns."
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Zelma Cason 1933 Sep 21, On Board S.S. Minnewaska. 6 pp. Expresses concerns over the state of their relationship.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TL to Mr. Chalmers 1953 Feb 27, Richmond, VA. 1p. School transportation for colored girl.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TNS to Mr. Crasto Hawthorne, FL. 1p. Sending books for American Academy of Arts and Letters Library.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Mrs. Culver 1949 Aug 20, Van Hornsville, NY. 1p. Origin of "Black Bottom Pie"; Lafcadio Hearn's Creole Cookery.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TL to Mr. Dashiell Hawthorne, FL. 1 1/2p. Background of "Cracker Chidlings"
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Marjorie Stoneman Douglas 1953 Mar 3, Richmond, VA. 1p. Sojourner; Ellen Glasgow.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Mark Ethridge 1939 Oct 22, Hawthorne, FL. 1 1/2p. "Warmth" of Louisville audiences and "coldness" of Chicago.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. Letters to A. Dwye Evans, 1952 - 1953, are in the Evans file in the Miscellaneous Correspondence box.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to F. S. Fitzgerald Asheville, NC. 10p. F.S.F. ill; appreciation of F.S.F. as writer; hopes to be able to see him in the afternoon.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to F. Scott Fitzgerald Cross Creek. 1p. Not sending "Erl King". Interruptions to her work. Telegraph message to Cosmopolitan.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to F.S. Fitzgerald Blowing Rock, NC. 1p. Last page of letter inviting F.S.F. to visit with her.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to F.S. Fitzgerald Blowing Rock, NC. 2p. Reread Great Gatsby; meeting in Asheville; Maxwell Perkins.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TL to Florida Supreme Court Hawthorne, FL. 1p. Legal complications of continuing Cross Creek trial.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TL to Miss Geffen 1949 Jan 24, Hawthorne, FL. 2p. Recommending Carl Ruthven Oxford for "Arts and Letters" grant.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Miss Geffen 1949 Feb 7, Hawthorne, FL. 1p. Follow up on recommendation of Carl Ruthven Oxford for "Arts and Letters" grant.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Mr. Maxwell Geismar 1953 Oct 23, St. Augustine, FL. 2p. Ellen Glasgow biography.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Bernice Gilkyson 1947 May 5, Hawthorne, FL. 2p. Bridge with Verle and Edith Pope.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Bernice Gilkyson 1947 Jul 9, Van Hornesville, NY. 2p. Perkins' death; Edith Pope; Van Hornesville home.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Bernice Gilkyson 1947 Jul 14, Van Hornesville, NY. 1p. Van Hornesville house; beach cottage and Norton; Max's letters.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Bernice Gilkyson 1947 Jul 17, Van Hornesville, NY. 1p. Van Hornesville house; told Norton about purchase.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Walter Gilkyson 1947 Sep 13, Hawthorne, FL. 2p. Comments on Gilkysons's Toward What Bright Land; Scribner's lack of advertising.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Bernice Gilkyson 1947 Oct 19, Van Hornesville, NY. 1p. Troubles at Van Hornesville.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Bernice Gilkyson 1948 Feb 26, St. Aug., FL. 2p. Offering of Creek for winter.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Bernice Gilkyson 1948 Mar 17, St. Aug., FL. 2p. Thelma; linens; Mercedes; Virus-X; editors of Life and writers for the Saturday Evening Post.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Bernice Gilkyson 1948 Apr 14, Hawthorne, FL. 2p. "Get-together" before the Gilkysons drive North.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Bernice Gilkyson 1948 May 16, St. Aug., FL. 1p. Family news.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Bernice Gilkyson 1948 Jul 4, St. Aug. 2 1/2p. Martha; Van Hornesville; acquisition of Uki
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Bernice Gilkyson 1948 Aug 9, Hawthorne, FL. 3p. Arrangement for use of Cross Creek for 48-49 season.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Bernice Gilkyson 1948 Aug 18, St. Aug. 1p. Arrangements for cleaning and shipping of fur jacket lent to Bernice. Praise of B.G.'s poems.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Bernice Gilkyson 1948 Sep 13, Van Hornesville, NY. 1p. Response to Bernice's dedicating volume of poetry to MKR.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Bernice and Walter Gilkyson 1948 Oct., Hawthorne, FL. 9p. Details of arrangements at Cross Creek.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Bernice Gilkyson 1948 Oct 13, St. Aug., FL. 2p. Household arrangements.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Bernice Gilkyson 1948 Nov 11, St. Aug., FL. 1p. More arrangements for their use of Cross Creek.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ANS to Bernice Gilkyson 1948, Hawthorne, FL. 2p. Martha; call when in St. Aug.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Bernice Gilkyson 1949 Jan 5, St. Augustine, FL. 2p. Death of Bernice's subject matter (Dr. Tily); stove to be repaired; Popes and Youngs; Negro tailor.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Bernice Gilkyson 1949 Jan 21, St. Augustine, FL. 1p. Bothersome people.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Bernice Gilkyson 1949 Jan 28, St. Augustine, FL. 1 1/2p. Business trip to Ocala.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Bernice Gilkyson 1949 Feb 1, St. Augustine, FL. 1p. Message from Mrs. Cabell; oyster roast
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Bernice Gilkyson 1949 Feb 3? St. Augustine, FL. 1p. Mrs. Osborne.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Bernice Gilkyson 1949 Feb 23, St. Augustine, FL. 1 1/4p. Breeding Chrissie.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TNS to Bernice Gilkyson 1949 Feb 24, St. Augustine, FL. 1/2p. Martha's dog.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Bernice Gilkyson 1949 Apr 15, St. Augustine, FL. 1p. Utilities bill.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Bernice Gilkyson 1949 Apr 28, St. Augustine, FL. 2p. Fruit to Van Hornsville.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to B. Gilkyson 1949 May 16, Van Hornesville, NY. 2p. Household news.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Bernice and Walter Gilkyson 1949 Jun 16, Van Hornsville, NY. 2p. Square dance for men who restored house; Norton coming.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Bernice Gilkyson 1949, St. Augustine, FL. 1p. Would like to spend night at Creek; Bernice's biography.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Bernice and Walter Gilkyson 1950 Jan 1, Hawthorne, FL. 1p. Goldie and Tommy; will send oranges; invitation to spend some time at Cross Creek.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Bernice Gilkyson 1950 Jan 28, Hawthorne, FL. 1p. Title of Bernice's volume of poems; Idella's husband injures self on gas burner.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Bernice Gilkyson 1950 Feb 4, Hawthorne, FL. 2p. Chrissie; whoopers are back; guests; her writing progress.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Bernice Gilkyson 1950 Feb 12, Hawthorne. 2p. Family news; difficulty in writing.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Bernice Gilkyson 1951 Feb 3, St. Augustine, FL. 1p. "...Thanks for the Poetry Awards."
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Bernice Gilkyson 1950 Mar 23, Cross Creek, FL. 1 1/4p. Night Sky title; orange trees; Uki's invalidism.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Bernice Gilkyson 1951 Apr 8, St. Augustine, FL. 1p. Rewriting; Night Sky ready.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Bernice Gilkyson 1950 May 31, Van Hornesville, NY. 1p. Idella's leaving; Night Sky title.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Bernice Gilkyson 1951 Jun 25, Van Hornesville, NY. 3p. Night Sky- "It is all one can ask of poetry"
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Bernice Gilkyson 1950 Jul 21, Van Hornesville, NY. 1p. Evening with Gilkysons
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Bernice Gilkyson 1951 Sep 10, Van Hornesville, NY. 1p. "...Still hard at work"
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Bernice Gilkyson 1952 Jan 17, Cross Creek, FL. 3p. Driving South; Adrenna; cars; Buddy Bass' review of Night Sky.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Bernice Gilkyson 1952 Feb 5, Hawthorne, FL. 4p. Death of Bernice's brother; sending fruit.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Bernice Gilkyson 1952 Apr 23, St. Augustine, FL. 2p. Book at printers; B. Gilkyson's poetry recordings.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Walter and Bernice Gilkyson 1952 Sep 2, Van Hornesville, NY. 1p. Sojourner-- January Literary Guild selection. Arthur Kinnan's trip to England. Literary Guild questionnaire
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Bernice Gilkyson 1952 Sep 26, Van Hornesville, NY. 1p. Glasgow research.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Bernice and Walter Gilkyson 1953 Feb 9, Richmond, VA. 2p. Reviews of Sojourner; Glasgow research; Uki lost.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Bernice Gilkyson 1953 Aug 29, Van Hornesville, NY. 1p. Ukis escape and recovery.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Bernice Gilkyson 1953 Nov 14, St. Augustine, FL. 1p. Norton's trip south with the cats; Ellen Glasgow biography.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Ellen Glasgow 1941? Mar 30, Hawthorne, FL. 2p. Desires to meet Ellen Glasgow.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Ellen Glasgow 1941 Jul 19, St. Augustine, FL. 1p. A dream of Ellen and MKR's impression of her.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Ellen Glasgow 1942 Jan 17, St. Augustine, FL. 2p. MKR's marriage; James Branch Cabell.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Ellen Glasgow 1942 Apr 14, St. Augustine, FL. 2p. Cross Creek; wartimes.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Ellen Glasgow 1942 May 11, St. Augustine, FL. 1p. Ellen's Pulitzer Prize; Castle Warden, an episode from Cross Creek.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Ellen Glasgow 1943 Oct 7, Hawthorne, FL. 1p. Ellen's Prefaces; "inertia"; Cabell and Hanna.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Ellen Glasgow 1944 May 24, Hawthorne, FL. 1p. Inability to write; Cross Creek.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Ellen Glasgow 1945 May 15, Hawthorne, FL. 1p. Certain Measure; filming of The Yearling; inability to write.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Ellen Glasgow 1945 Nov 9, Crescent Beach, FL. 1p. Encouragement to Ellen; Edith Pope; inability to write.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Mr. Graves Hawthorne, FL. 2p. Integration
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS (xerox) to Mrs. Grinnell 1945 Jan 29, Hawthorne, FL. 1p. Returning to Cross Creek for Norton's recovery. The maid left.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Dr. E. O. Grover 1941 Jan 14, Hawthorne, FL. 1p. Happy to participate in 1941 Rollins College Animated Magazine.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Helen King Hastings 1941 Apr 28, Hawthorne, FL. 3p. Williamson daybook; Sojourner.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Horst Heeneman 1949 Jan 4, Hawthorne, FL. 2p. Recalls their meeting in Florida before W.W.II.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Mrs. Hobby [Cross Creek] March 28, 1943. 2 p. Thanks for the delicious smoked sailfish that she and General Gibbs sent. She is just home from hospital in Mew York. Glad that Mrs. Hobby enjoyed the cookbook. [Source: Cynthia Leahy, May 1997. Found in a copy of Cross Creek Cookery.]
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS (xerox copy) to Mary Holland 1942 Nov 6, St. Augustine, FL. 2p. Thanks the Hollands for a pleasant visit to their home.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Hamilton Holt 1938 Nov 18, Hawthorne, FL. 1p. Glad to accept Honorary degree from Rollins.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Hamilton Holt 1939 Jan 17, Hawthorne, FL. 1 1/2p. Who's Who biographical information, Honorary degree.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Hamilton Holt. 1939 Jan 25, Hawthorne, FL. 1p. Animated Magazine
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Hamilton Holt. 1939 Mar 4, Hawthorne, FL. 1p. Appreciation of ceremony.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS (copy) to Dr. Holt 1947 May 28, Hawthorne, FL. 2p. Lawsuit.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. Letters to Hamilton Holt (Rollins College) A file of correspondence between Rawlings and Holt, 1933-1941, Xeroxed from the Rollins College Archives is with the Miscellaneous Correspondence, Box 31.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Zora Neale Hurston 1952 Jan 6, Hawthorne, FL. 2p. No new book yet; stop by if coming north.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Gertrude [Johnson] 1940 Sep 27, Hawthorne, FL. 1p. It will suit Marjorie to have dinner at her house on the 11th. Looking forward to seeing her.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 1952 Sept. 24. Van Hornesville, NY. TLS to Tress (Mrs. H. M. Johnson) 2 p. Planned trip to England with Norton; the Youngs and voting in the forthcoming election. [Photocopy of the original, from the Collection of Paul Carlson, 1/27/2000.]
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TL to Frank Kelley Hawthorne, FL. 1p. Response to boy's praise of Yearling.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to William Kelley 1953 Feb 27, Richmond, VA. 2 1/4p. Remembrances of Maryland and father's farm.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 1940 May 15. [Cross Creek] TLS to [Stetson] Kennedy. 1 p. Recommends that he write directly to M.G.M., if he wishes to work on the movie of The Yearling. [Acquired from Margaret Levings, 1997.]
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 1942 August 11 [Cross Creek] TLS to [Stetson] Kennedy. 1 p. Declines to write a review of his book [Palmetto Country, 1942?] [Acquired from Margaret Levings.]
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 1942 September 2. St. Augustine. TLS to [Stetson] Kennedy. 2 p. Elaborates on her refusal to write a review of his book (cf. 11 August 1942). Because of her knowledge of him, she cannot be disinterested. [Acquired from Margaret Levings, 1997.]
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Miss Kilday [Brandt and Brandt] [Cross Creek] Jan 3, 1939 1 p. Commenting on foreign contracts and editions of the Yearling; asks about French translation. [Acquired: Phil May, Jr. 2002]
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Koota (Mrs. James Knight) Flagler Hospital, St. Augustine, 1952 March 5. 2 sides. Thanks her for camellias. She will be going home tomorrow. [Source unknown; added Sept. 19, 2009]
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS with a. revision to Morgan C. Larkin. 1 p. 1943 April 23 [St. Augustine] Dickens's "transported ones" became southern backwoodsmen. Migration of language between England and America. Accompanied by carbon of Larkin's letters to MKR (Feb. 8, 1943) commenting on similarities in language between Oliver Twist and Cross Creek characters. Donated by Mr. Larkin, 23 April 1943.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS (xerox copy) to Townes, R. Leigh 1938 May 20, Hawthorne, FL. 1p. Profoundly shocked by his communication about cutting salary that was promised to teachers during summer session. Wants to know who is responsible for such decision.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS (copy) to Mrs. Lehman 1939 Jan 19, Hawthorne, FL. 1p. Cannot speak at the Alumni luncheon.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS (copy) to Clifford Lyons. Bayshore, L.I. 1937 June 28. 2 p. Would like to meet with Imaginative Writing class. Suggest leaving amount of remuneration to Dr. Tigert. [Filed with Miscellaneous Correspondence - UF Archives.]
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS (copy) to Clifford P. Lyons [1937 Oct.] Hawthorn. 2 p. Re first writing lecture. Suggests he invite anyone who might be interested.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS (copy) to Clifford P. Lyons [1938 May 20. Hawthorne] 1 p. States her position re scaling down of summer salaries.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS (copy) to Clifford P. Lyons [1938? June 9 Hawthorn] 4 p. After settlement of principles, she still will be unable to teach because she is scheduled to enter hospital for major surgery. [Shelved with Miscellaneous Correspondence - University Archives ]
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TNS to Clifford Lyons. [ca. 1939?] October 23. Hawthorn. Confirming time and lecture title.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Clifford P. Lyons. 1 p. [ca. 1939?] December 11. Hawthorn. Concerns class at the University of Florida.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Gladys Lyons. 1 p. [ca. 1939? Cross Creek] A get-well note.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ANS to Gladys Lyons. [1940? Jan.? Cross Creek] Concerns entertaining the Scribners. Has a note by Mrs. Lyons re the date and occasion.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Clifford P. Lyons. 1 p. 1940 February 2 [Cross Creek] Can give the reading on March 6th. Compliments his writing. Norton is sick.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Clifford Lyons. 3 p. 1940 July 26 [Cross Creek] Has declined to donate money to Rollins College to be used for a chair filled by Edwin Granberry. Suggest that Lyons try to hire him for University of Florida.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Clifford P. Lyons. 2 p. 1941 February 19 [Cross Creek] Suggest story that she might read as part of a lecture. Says she enjoyed the Frost meeting. At the bottom of the letters is a partially legible quatrain of verse, written in pencil and then erased. Relates to letter and verse by Lyons [1941 Feb.] With the letter is a note re the first meeting between MKR and the Frosts in 1938.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TNS to Gladys and Clifford P. Lyons. [1942 January 10] St. Augustine. Thank-you note for wedding gift. Pat, the pointer, was killed on Christmas Eve.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Clifford P. Lyons. 1942 January 16. St. Augustine. Agrees to give a reading at the Folklore Society banquet. Norton's opening [Castle Warden] will be next week.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Clifford P. Lyons. 2 p. 1942 January 25 [St. Augustine] Asks how much time she should use at the banquet reading. As to by what name she wishes to be introduced, she "answers to a whistle."
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Gladys and Clifford P. Lyons. 5 p. 1942 December 28 [St. Augustine] She misses them [The Lyons are in Massachusetts] Norton was rejected for service because of his age. The hotel is very crowded. The Henry S. Canby's, Margaret Widdener, and the James B. Cabell's are there for the holidays.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Gladys and Clifford P. Lyons. 4 p. 1943 October 21 [Cross Creek] Reports on news from Norton in India. She is unable to get to work on her book. Tells about Sissie. Urges them to come visit her. [Clifford Lyons was in the service, stationed at the Naval Air Station in Lake City]
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Gladys and Clifford P. Lyons. 1 p. 1943 November 19 [Cross Creek] She is glad they are coming for Thanksgiving dinner and bringing friends.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Gladys and Clifford P. Lyons. 6 p. 1944 April 23 [Cross Creek] Repeats news from Norton who was nearly cut off from British lines by Japanese. Julia Scribner has returned home, and Edith Pope is with her. Asks if they have read Colcorton. The two beginnings of her book turned out badly and she has thought of a new one.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Gladys and Clifford P. Lyons. 1 p. 1944 May 13 [Cross Creek] Says that the fire at the hotel and the death of Ruth Pickering have "knocked me flat."
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Gladys and Clifford P. Lyons. 1944 June 2 [Cross Creek] Edith Pope will leave today. They have tried to make her gain weight, as she is anemic and has other health problems. She is going to the MacDowell Colony for the summer
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Gladys and Clifford P. Lyons. 3 p. 1944 June 20 [Crescent Beach]] Has moved to the beach for the summer. She has been finishing an article for the War Writers' War Board. Martha's daughter Hettie died. Little Martha is with Idella and MKR at the beach. News about Norton and his dysentery. A. note by Gladys Lyons says this was written after MKR visited them at Lake City.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Gladys Lyons. 4 p. 1944 September 28 [Crescent Breach] Norton is still ill in India. Doesn't know when he'll get out. Invites them to the Creek or the Beach. Trying to lose weight. Problems with little Martha and with rattlesnakes.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Gladys and Clifford P. Lyons. 2 p. 1944 November 13 [New York] She is with Norton in the hospital. He is better now. Madame Chiang Kai-Chek is in the room across the hall.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Gladys and Clifford P. Lyons. 2 p. 1944 November 18 [New York] They are about to leave New York to return to the Creek. Invites the Lyonses to visit.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Gladys and Clifford P. Lyons. 1 p. 1944 December 20. Hawthorn. Sorry that Cliff is having stomach trouble. She will serve a bland meal for Christmas.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Gladys and Clifford P. Lyons. 1 p. 1945 January 11 [Cross Creek] They are going to Union Springs, AL, to visit Norton's mother. On their return, they plan to stop in Lake City.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Gladys and Clifford P. Lyons. 6 p. 1945 May 26 [Crescent Beach] Has a housekeeper, Annie, with whom she is very pleased. Anecdote about a hotel clerk named Rawlins and about Bob Camp. Julia Scribner married on the 24th.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Cliff and Gladys Lyons. 4 p. 1945 June 8 [Crescent Beach] Mentions a banker in Live Oak who has made many charges against John Tigert. Bert Cooper was upset by Julia's marriage. MKR has bought another beach lot, but will sell it to him, if he wants it.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Gladys and Clifford P. Lyons. 4 p. 1945 August 13 [Crescent Beach] She will register the deed for the lot in their names. There is no hurry in their paying for it. Idella is back and all is forgotten. Conditions are in a depressing state at the Creek. A moccasin was found in the toilet the last time she was there. She is buying another lot, which she will hold for the Foxes.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Gladys and Clifford P. Lyons. 2 p. 1945 September 7. Crescent Beach. Says she will make the cottage more of a year round home and is having it enlarged. Says she is afraid of using DDT, as she "would hate to lose the birds."
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TNS to Gladys Lyons. [1945 October 6. Crescent Beach] MKR and Norton will spend the night with them in Gainesville next Saturday.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Gladys and Clifford P. Lyons. 3 p. 1946 August 24 Crescent Beach. She is looking for a place to stay in North Carolina. Bert and Connie visited, as did Dessie and a friend. J. B. Cabell sent her a copy of There Were Two Pirates, which he dedicated to her. Ilya Tolstoi was there yesterday.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Gladys and Clifford P. Lyons. 4 p. 1946 September 16. Blowing Rock, NC. Notes that he is now a professor at Chapel Hill. Had some difficulty in finding a tourist court on the drive up that would take them with all the animals. She has found a wonderful house in Blowing Rock. Asks Cliff to put her on the trail of a folk music expert. Went to Banner Elk. The cottage she stayed in ten years ago has nearly fallen down.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Gladys and Clifford P. Lyons. 1 p. 1946 October 10 [Blowing Rock, NC] Norton has come to pick her up. They will not visit in Chapel Hill because all the animals make traveling difficult.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Gladys and Clifford P. Lyons. 2 p. 1946 November 9. Crescent Beach. They are back home after a complicated trip. "Mountain Prelude" is finished, but she is not pleased with it. Tells about trying to find the melody for it at mountain "sings" and in the book English Folk Songs.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Gladys and Clifford P. Lyons. 1 p. 1946 December 14 [Crescent Beach] Invites them to come for Christmas. She saw Bert and Connie Cooper in New York. She has the seen the film of "The Yearling." It is entirely beautiful."
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Gladys and Clifford P. Lyons. 5 p. 1947 January 11 [Cross Creek] Thanks them for gift of bed jacket. They are at the Creek, but are leaving earlier because Idella misses her boyfriend in Summer Haven.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Clifford P. Lyons. 4 p. 1947 February 17 [Crescent Beach] She thinks Phil May is worried about aspects of the appeal. Thelma Shortridge has completed the ruin of her life. She has taken a married sweetheart and is divorcing her husband. They were involved in a drunken driving incident, and Thelma lost her post office position. Says that she is shocked that Bert Cooper used the church for personal reasons.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Gladys and Clifford P. Lyons. 2 p. 1947 June 23. Van Hornesville, NY. Arrived in Van Hornesville late and spent the night with the Youngs. Describes her home, Brown's Hollow. Her reaction to news of Maxwell Perkins's death.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Gladys Lyons. 2 p. 1947 August 2, 1947. Van Hornesville, NY. Tells of the house she has bought in New York. Gives examples of Aunt Ida's Malapropisms and of Norton's problems with a French chef. She has begun her book again, but "it is still horrible." Says she did not settle with Zelma.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Gladys and Clifford P. Lyons. 3 p. 1947 December 2 [New York] She is hospital, having had two operations. Norton will come and take her home on the train. Idella is back. Julia Bigham has come to see her almost everyday. Recommends Kafka's The Trial.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Gladys and Clifford P. Lyons. 3 p. 1948 January 19 [Crescent Beach] Thanks them for gift. Her brother has been to see her. Tell of fire at Thelma Shortridge's post office in which her boyfriend was killed. Arson is suspected. Amount of costs is suit is being decided.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Gladys and Clifford P. Lyons. 5 p 1948 May 24 [Crescent Beach] Had a disagreement with Norton over acquiring more cats. She gave initially in, but then Benny was killed, so she acquired a new cat, "Uki," from the Coopers. She will go north in June to her house and to have a medical check-up. Says she went to Fisk University and stayed with president Johnson and his wife. Says "she shed the last trace of racial prejudice," etc.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Gladys and Clifford P. Lyons. 2 p. 1948 June 5. Crescent Beach. Has returned to the cottage. She had a long distance call summoning her to Cross Creek because the refrigerator had failed, but she did not go.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Gladys and Clifford P. Lyons. 4 p. 1948 June 16/21. Van Hornesville. The New York house is not ready for occupancy. Norton will arrive soon and they will drive south./ She dreamed the Lyonses sold their house and moved into a castle. She "saw" Bert Cooper.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Gladys and Clifford P. Lyons. 2 p. 1948 July 13 Crescent Beach. Offers them the choice of an Audubon print, a set of French water lily prints, or a Bob Camp painting, as a gift for their new home.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Gladys and Clifford P. Lyons. 9 p. 1948 August 13. Crescent Beach. Will be going with Idella to New York soon. She has decided not to appeal her case to the U.S. Supreme Court partly because of a remark by Edith Pope that she had invaded Zelma's privacy. Outlines a strategy for deleting Zelma's name from future printings of Cross Creek.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Gladys and Clifford P. Lyons. 3 p. 1948 November 13 Crescent Beach. Had a mixed autumn. The house was lovely. Agreed to do a story ["A Bad Name"?] for the Saturday Evening Post and MGM. When it was finished, they rejected it. Three of four other "serious" stories she wrote were also rejected. The book has changed considerably. Idella was anxious to leave New York.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Gladys Lyons. 2 p. 1948 December 7 [Crescent Beach] Sorry the Gladys has lost her mother. She is just back from the Creek there. Apparently Preacher Gordon called on her.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Gladys and Clifford P. Lyons. 3 p. 1949 January 8. St. Crescent Beach. Thanks them for music. The Gilkyson's, who are staying at the Creek, visited for Christmas. Tells Cliff, who at the time was to be her literary executor, that she has sorted out several boxes of papers. She destroyed some, including her "Diary of a School Girl." Mentions letters she is saving, including some with Charles Rawlings and explains her relationship with Harry Gray.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Gladys and Clifford P. Lyons. 2 p. 1949 May 17 Van Hornesville. After leaving Chapel Hill, they had car trouble. The house was ready for them. Uki may be the happiest of all.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Gladys and Clifford P. Lyons. 2 p. 1949 December 31 [Cross Creek] She went to the cottage for Christmas with Norton. In turmoil about being asked by Fred Tompkins sister to write a book about him. Sent Idella off to spend the weekend with her husband at the cottage.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Gladys Lyons. 1 p. 1950 March 12 [Crescent Beach.] Sympathy about an accident. Expects to rewrite book in Van Hornesville during the summer. MKR will participate in the dedication of the new University of Florida Library.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Gladys Lyons. 3 p. 1950 July 13, 1950. Van Hornesville, NY. Tells about visit of Robert Frost, while receiving degree at Colgate. The year has not been a good one, but she does have 100,000 words of book done. Idella left her to go to New York with her husband ten days before leaving Florida for New York. She has a local woman for a maid. Ed Hardy had a heart attack and almost died.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Gladys and Clifford P. Lyons. 2 p. 1950 December 28 [Crescent Beach] Thanks her for books. She had hoped to finish the book before leaving New York, but is still working on it. She has an unsatisfactory maid, and is interrupted by social events. She will entertain James Cabell's "new wife."
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Gladys and Clifford P. Lyons. 3 p. 1952 January 22 [Cross Creek] Thanks her for record. She was happy to get Bibb lettuce seed. She had hoped to finish the book in New York this past fall, but couldn't. She did not leave New York until almost Christmas and had a terrifying ride home through ice and sleet. In despair, because she can't make the book come out right.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Clifford P. Lyons. 2 p. 1953 January 25 [St. Augustine] Now that she if finished with the book, the "mixed critical reaction does not disturb" her. Doubts she can give talk at Chapel Hill in the spring. She has undertaken to wrote a biography of Ellen Glasgow. Thanks for Berenson book.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Clifford P. Lyons. 1 p. 1953 February 10. Richmond, VA. Says she has named Julia Scribner, not him, as her literary executor. Her schedule is heavy, between research and engagements with Glasgow's friends. She is working closely with James B. Cabell. With this is a note, signed CPL, 2/22/88 saying that MKR had visited them on her way home. She was troubled and disturbed by what she had learned about Glasgow "as a person."
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Gladys and Clifford P. Lyons. 1 p. 1953 July 8. Van Hornesville, NY. Hope to see them, but each drive north and south becomes more complicated. She is not working on the Glasgow biography, but "two of Ellen's closest friends are ready now to tell all."

Letters by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings: Addressees M-Z
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TNS to Mary Margaret McBride 1953 Feb 25, Richmond, VA. 1p. "...joy to be on your wonderful program..."
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Bee McNeill 1934 Sep 1, Hawthorne, FL. 5p. Her marriage with Charles. Charles's character. His writings. She "felt in him the potentialities of failure." Working on the second novel. Comments on Gertrude Johnson and Sidney Howard.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Bee McNeill 1935 Jan 31, Hawthorne, FL. 2p. Prefers Bee to tell friends about her divorce. She has finished Golden Apples. Will be serialized by Cosmopolitan and Scribner's will publish it in July.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Bee McNeill 1939 Jan 4, Hawthorne, FL. 5p. The Chinese pajamas Bee has sent are beautiful. She has bought a cottage on the beach; describes decorations and furniture. Adelin Briggs gave a party for her after her lecture at Columbia Univ. Ten days in NY. Covered the theatre: Helen Hayes, a disappointment; Gertrude Larke in Skylark; Katherin Hepburn in Philadelphia Story; Julie Hayden in Time of Your Life; The Man Who Came for Dinner; Paul Mims in Key Largo. Went to Atlanta to see the premier of Gone With the Wind -- comments.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Bee McNeill 1939 Jan 9, Hawthorne, FL. 3p. Sending her a copy of the English edition of The Yearling. Mentions countries which will publish it. Thanking for the square flower holder. Flowers on her farm. Chuck [Charles Rawlings] came by to see her recently. Going to see her black man [Henry Sampson] in the hospital.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Bee McNeill 1939 Jul 20, Hawthorne, FL. 2p. Staying at home all summer to work. Going to the beach for the month of August. Read Tortilla Flat, and comments. MGM planning the production of The Yearling.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Bee McNeill 1940 Jul 26, Hawthorne, FL. 2p. Happy Bee is coming. Wants to show her the beach, the scrub. Reading Gertrude Stein's Paris-France. Indications for traveling.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Bee McNeill 1941 Jun 24, Hawthorne, FL. 7p. Commenting about her trip to Madison, her Alma mater. Talked to Gertrude [Johnson]'s classes. Met Sinclair Lewis. Then, she comments on her visit to Washington--met Daisy Harriman, Mrs. Willkie, Lady Halifax. Invited to stay in the White House. Life in the White House. Idella very good. Working hard on her book. Movie turned out to be a mess.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Bee McNeill 1947 Aug 27, Van Hornesville, NY. 4p. Mrs. Owen Young has loaned her a little house, "Brown's Hollow," for the Summer. She is decorating the 100 yea. old place she has bought. Comments about the portrait of Bogaedus Schuyler and daughter, Katherine. She plans to stay until October. Mrs. Young mothers her.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Bee McNeill 1949 Dec 28, Hawthorne, FL. 5p. The pitcher she sent for Van Hornesville is beautiful. Nice to be able to wear her dress. Norton will not be at the Creek Christmas Eve. Played bridge with Norton and the Youngs.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Bee McNeill 1950 Aug 7, Van Hornesville, NY. 5p. Another month or six weeks would see the end of a long, troublesome book. Idella left again. Norton stayed 10 days with her. Tells a funny episode about some female "fans." Household news. Uki (the cat) and his scrambled eggs, Arthur married, wife pregnant. Tells about episode with an Armenian piano tuner.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Bee McNeill 1950 Dec 14, Crescent Beach, FL. 3p. Has to make a choice of staying at Van Hornesville all winter and finishing her book or to come back to Florida, but is unhappy, she cannot go back to the book. It is a conflict trying to be a good writer and a good wife.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Bee McNeill 1950 Dec 28, Crescent Beach, FL. 2p. Christmas presents received. Norton so generous. Household problems.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Bee McNeill 1951 Feb 14, St. Augustine, FL. 4p. Has cried reading The Abandoned. About Sarah Pretty, her neighbor, when a child with whom she played dolls. Compares her with her cat Uki.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Bee McNeill 1951 Dec 7, Van Hornesville, NY. 4p. She will do well if she finishes re-writing her book by April. In October she went to N.Y. and showed Scribners what she had done. Norton joined her and came to Van Hornesville; snow-bound -- he loved it. New maid.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Bee McNeill 1952 Jan 26, Hawthorne, FL. 4p. She is tucked in Cross Creek to finish a book. Cat anecdotes.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Bee McNeill 1952 Mar 12, St. Augustine, FL. 5p. Heart attack has made her finish the book which she had only to edit and copy. She came back from the hospital last Wednesday. From now on she has to be careful; stopping at the least sign of fatigue.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Bee McNeill 1952 Jun 18, Hawthorne, FL. 3p. Victor Flemming was in Hawthorne in March. She is through with public speaking. Takes too much out of her. She makes a short tour in the Spring: Louisiana, Nashville and Tallahassee. She is going to Madison.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Bee McNeill 1953 Apr 14, Crescent Beach, FL. 1p. Back from Richmond. Fascinating time collecting material on Ellen Glasgow. Uki, her adored cat died. She has two Siamese cats now.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Bee McNeill 1953 May 15, St. Augustine, FL. 1p. She and Norton will be in Van Hornesville, May 31. She needs to know when Bee will come. Los Angeles Times published an "alleged" autobiographical article about her.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Bee McNeill 1953 Jun 23, Van Hornesville, NY. 1p. Thanking for towels and cat poster. Inviting her to come. Cats.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Bee McNeill 1953 Aug 29, Van Hornesville, NY. 4p. Comments on Carrie Duke's visit to Van Hornesville. Cats. Young family show (cat show). After the show buffet at Marjorie's house.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Bee McNeill 1953 Sep 13, Van Hornesville, NY. 2p. Won a prize in the cat show. Norton arrives tomorrow. Will take the cats with him.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Bee McNeill Hawthorne, FL. 3p. She had Julie Scribner as a guest. Comments about her and her parents. Aunt Ida was her guest after Julia. Marjorie has written an evil parody "Yesterday's Woman."
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Bee McNeill. 2 1/2p. The rescue of Uki from Mt. Tom. Luncheon two weeks ago at Mrs. Ambrose Clark's in Cooperstown. How Mrs. Clark treated Marjorie for the three days.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ANS to Macy's Repair Shop. 1953 Sep 3, Van Hornesville, NY. 1p. Repair of China.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to John Marsh 1950 Jan 1, Hawthorne, FL. 1p. Death of Margaret Mitchell Marsh.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to John Marsh 1950 Mar 22, Hawthorne, FL. 2p. Photos of MKR and Margaret Marsh; U. of Fla. Library dedication
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to John Marsh 1952 Jan 6, Hawthorne, FL. 1p. Thanks for story about Margret Mitchell by family cook.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Phil [May] Richmond, VA. March 6, 1953. 1 p. Her confidence in him; shall return home later in the month. [Acquired: Phil May, Jr. 2002]
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Phil [May] Crescent Beach, April 3, 1953. 2 p., envelope Siamese cats; typing up copies of letters she got in Virginia; Spokane lawyer and Arthur's problems over child. [Acquired: Phil May, Jr. 2002]
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Phil and Lillian [May] Crescent Beach, May 4, 1953. 3 p. Plans for her trip to Van Hornesville; describes Miss Piety's funeral; says the happiest time of her life was when she lived with the Miss Piety and Leonard; Arthur's problems in Seattle. [Acquired: Phil May, Jr. 2002]
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TL to Mrs. Wm. Brown Meloney Hawthorne, FL. 2p. "The Good Life"
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TL (copy) to J. H. Miller 1949, March 24 St. Augustine 1 p. Wants no "fanfare" in connection with giving the manuscripts to the library. Asks him and Mrs. Miller to a cocktail party honoring J.B. Cabell for the 14th.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TL to J. H. Miller 1949, March 28. Calling off April 14th celebration.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TL (copy) to J. H. Miller 1949, April 4 St. Augustine 1 p. Invitation to dinner at her beach cottage on the 14th.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to J. H. Miller 1951 Mar 23, St. Augustine. 2 1/2p. Concerning request she serve on committee for Inter-American Studies. Accepts in advisory capacity. First draft of novel approved by publisher. May be published in early 1952.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TL to Dr. Edwin S. Mims 1953 Apr 21, Hawthorne, FL. 1p. Glasgow Biography.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Mr. Mixon 1943 May 1, Hawthorne, FL. 1 1/4p. Martha Mickens' "spirituals"; tale of the negro fisherman.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Mr. Mixon 1943 Aug 13, Hawthorne, FL. 3p. Norton overseas; Song of Bernadette; "naive requests."
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Mr. Mixon 1944 Jul 4, Hawthorne, FL. 1p. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn; Norton in India. (Incomplete)
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Arthur Mizener 1948 Mar 18, St. Aug., FL. 4 1/4p. Her impressions of F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Hugh L. Nevin 1938 May 30, Hawthorne, FL. 1p. Juniper Club letter received; Cal Long and Barney Dillard.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TN to NIAL. 1939 Feb 1, Cross Creek, FL. Post-creative exhaustion. Next novel.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TL to Ocala Evening Star 1931 Jan 31, Cross Creek, FL. 4p. Reply to critical editorial dealing with "Cracker Chidlings."
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. Microfilmed letters to Maxwell Perkins from Scribner's archives 1930-1947 Consult manuscripts librarian.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TL (copy) to M. Perkins 1932 Nov 7, Cross Creek. 1p. Her manuscript.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Maxwell Perkins 1947 Feb 13, Hawthorne, FL. 1 1/4p. Tom Wolfe's Letters. Child's story.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Maxwell E. Perkins 1947 Mar 18, Hawthorne, FL. 1 1/4p. First draft of child's story; possibilities for further development of theme.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Maxwell Perkins 1947 Apr 4, Hawthorne, FL. 1 1/4p. Child's story; dialect; Bob Camp's illustrations.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Maxwell E. Perkins 1947 Apr 30, Hawthorne, FL. 1 1/4p. Zora Neale Hurston. MKR's auto accident, movie script in Post, Edith Pope.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Maxwell E. Perkins 1947 Jun 7, Hawthorne, FL. 1p. Ruling in lawsuit; losing interest in child's book; Van Hornesville; setting for Sojourner.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Jimmie Peters 1948 Jan 30, Hawthorne, FL. 1p. Received Christmas card; recent cold and losses for citrus growers.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Jim Peters 1949 Jan 6, Hawthorne, FL. 1p. Asking for news of his college career; stuck on her book, wrote a movie story which was rejected.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Jimmie Peters 1949 Jun 1, Van Hornesville, NY 1p. Sending congratulations and a check for his graduation.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Jim Peters 1949 Nov 9, Hawthorne, FL. 1p. Delay in receiving his letter of Oct 11, sent it on to the Gibbs Co. via Philip May in hopes of finding him a position with the shipbuilding company in Jacksonville.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Jim Peters 1950 Jan 1, Hawthorne, FL. 1p. Refers to the difficulty of obtaining a job offer from a ship-building firm without a personal interview; hoping Mr. May can come through with another prospect.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Theodore Pratt 1946 Sep 21, Blowing Rock, NC. 1p. Writer's association.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Theodore Pratt 1953 Feb 19, Richmond, VA. 1p. Pratt's reply to Bromfield's review of Sojourner; research on Ellen Glasgow.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to "Mother [Anne; Mrs. C.A. Rawlings] 1 p. [1918 December 10. New York] "Worried to death about Chuck. Has not heard from him for two days. Has had a terrible feeling that either he, or her brother, Art is in danger.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. To Charles Rawlings [2 September 1918] "Monday night, Chicago between trains." "Darling-My sweetheart." Says that if his leg is strong enough, she should be glad for him to be in service, but will also be glad if he is released. 3 sheets, 6 sides.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. To Charles Rawlings [4 September 1918] Wednesday, Rochester ALS to "Dearest." Last day at the lake. Describes horse show she attended yesterday and dinner with Charles's family the night before and tells Charles how she misses him. 2 sheets, 4 sides. Envelope, post marked 5 September, 10 a.m.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. To Charles Rawlings [7 September 1918] Saturday night, Carolyn Court, 414 W. 121 Street, N.Y. City. ALS to "My Sweetheart." Camp Upton is so close. She will want to see him as soon as her mother leaves. Describes meeting with friends and the low wages they receive. 2 sheets, 4 sides. Envelope post marked New York 7 Sept. 1918, 11 pm., has a return address of 18 Clifford Avenue, Pelham. NY. Published in Bigelow and Monti, with a date of 14 September.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. To Charles Rawlings [8 September 1918?] Sunday night. 414 W. 121st N.Y. City Looked for a room today. Found a nice one on Morningside Drive. Describes room and arrangement for receiving male callers. Mentions telegram received from Chuck [Cf. CAR to MKR, 7 Sept 1918] Won't go back to Madison with her mother. Charles must make good to stop her mother's criticism of him. 2 sheets (4 sides) Envelope, p.m. 9 Sept 1918, 11:30 AM. Published in Bigelow and Monti, dated [15 September] The letter refers to having been with her aunt in Pelham.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. To Charles Rawlings [11 September? 1918?] Wed, night. New York. ALS to "Dearest, dearest sweetheart," Has received he last letter he sent to Rochester. Priced diamond ring on 5th ave. It was $2800.00. Met with Francis Hackett about letters of introduction. He said she should earn $20-30 per week. 2 sheets, 4 sides.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. To Charles Rawlings [12 September? 1918] Thursday, 414- ALS to Sweetheart. Mr. Hackett called and told her that Mr. Saxon, editor of the Bookman, would hire her. Asks Charles to send her proof reading symbols. 1 sheet, 2 sides.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. To Charles Rawlings [13 September 1918] Friday morning, 414--. "Dearest." Has prospect of job, but Mr. Saxon might not hire her. Asks if he know how little income is required to pay income tax [cf. 10 September 1918] The letter is finished "5:30 same day." "I've had a horrid day." Cites job hunting problem and criticizes "something queer" in Charles attitude which she suspects may result from his feeling bad from typhoid inoculation 3 sheets, 6 sides. Several lines blotted out.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. To Charles Rawlings [19 Sept 1918] Thursday evening. 106 Morningside Drive. [New York] ALS to "Honey sweetheart." Stayed home, hoping to hear from Mr. Saxon, but he did not call. Would have liked to have seen him in tights. [Cf. 16 September 1918] Has missed some of his letters. They might not have been forwarded from Carolyn Court.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. To Charles Rawlings [October 1? 1918] Tuesday afternoon. 100 Morningside Drive, New York.[ All later 1918 letters are from this address To "Dearest." "I don't like New York today." Describes little home she wants as opposed to big city environment. Has a cold. Spent day job hunting. 2 sheets/4 sides.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. To Charles Rawlings [October 10 ? 1918] Thursday evening. She is very "mixed up" and can't write. Tells about job opportunity with a psychoanalyst named Hinkel. Asks him if she should go ahead with it. 2 sheets, 4 sides. Envelope postmarked 10 October 1918.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. To Charles Rawlings [16? October? Or later] Wednesday night. "Sweetheart." Describes trip to Brooklyn to attend dinner for YWCA, but it was the wrong evening. Was asked to supply letter from her pastor for YWCA files. Gave evasive answer. Will meet his train when he arrives 2 sheets/4 sides.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. To Charles Rawlings [17? Oct 1918] "Dearest old nice-thing." Is to attend a dinner this evening. Thinking about Charles's forthcoming visit. 1 sheet, 2 sides, with envelope postmarked 10 Oct. 1918.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. To Charles Rawlings 22 October [1918] Tuesday night. To "My sweetheart." "Am I happy and just as sure? Bless your old heart, I certainly am." Resolves that they should enjoy things more. Describes a rose she bought for him, but did not send. Received check from Young's Magazine for a "trash story." Refers to carton of Omars she mailed him Saturday. Has heard from Dick Knott. Describes luncheon she attended. 3 sheets, 6 sides.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. To Charles Rawlings [25 October 1918, apparently finished after midnight, the 26th] "Friday morning, 'En kimono.'" ALS to "Chuck - sweetheart." Apparently has stayed home from work to reply to letter from Charles stating that he will not come to see her until he is paid in two week. Feels that he doesn't want to see her, as he know she has a little money available. Has inquired about newspaper salaries. Apparently upon returning home that evening MK found another letter from Charles which enraged her. She makes two replies that night, before and after midnight. Accuses him of cynicism and nearly terminates the relationship. 9 sides/18 sheets.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. To Charles Rawlings 26 October 1918; New York. 9:10 AM. Western Union telegram to Charles A. Rawlings "Utterly disregard damnable letter. I lied. Cant live without you."
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. To Charles Rawlings [26 October 1918?] 3x5" note card, beginning "Sweetheart - I know I'm hysterical, and you see what a idiot your're going to marry." Envelope, p.m. 27 Oct 1918.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. To Charles Rawlings [27 October 1918] Sunday evening. ALS to "Darling-dearest sweetheart." Further retraction and explanation of her Friday letter. If he can't come to New York, she suggests they meet somewhere such as Rockaway on the weekend.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. To Charles Rawlings [6? Nov 1918] Wednesday. "Dear Honey." Apparently Charles visited the preceding week [Oct. 31/Nov. 1] Refers to an Italian man mentioned, and says she is being pursued by a Chinese man, a former student from Wisconsin, now at Columbia. Has been offered a new position at the Y, taking charge of publicity records. Hopes it will mean a raise. Hopes he will be in next weekend and for Thanksgiving. 2 sheets/4 sides.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. To Charles Rawlings [15 November? 1918] Friday night. "Dearest sweetheart." Wants to marry and go to Europe as soon as Charles is discharged and "do something fascinating while we're young." Charles's father has told her that he and Mrs. Rawlings would like to live with Charles and Marjorie later on. 3 sheets, 6 sides. Published in Bigelow and Monti.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. To Charles Rawlings [Nov 23] Saturday night [before Thanksgiving] "Dear honey." Very disappointed that he will not come to New York for Thanksgiving. Her poem "The Monastery" is to be published. Went to Princeton-Harvard football game. Saw several mutual friends, probably college friends from Wisconsin. Doesn't think she will get a Christmas vacation, so suggests they have Christmas in New York. 2 sheets, 4 sides, with envelope postmarked Nov. 23rd.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. To Charles Rawlings [24 Nov.? 1918] Sunday night. "Sweetheart," Has to go to a party. Cautions him about smoking and his high blood pressure. Still being pursued by Mr. Huang. Wants to know when he is coming. It has been two weeks since he visited, which is about her limit of endurance. 2 sheets, 4 sides.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. To Charles Rawlings [25 November? 1918] Monday night. "Darlingest stupid." Has received money from Wells Fargo, which was mentioned in letter of Oct. 25, and her pay. [In her October 25th letter, Marjorie had indicated that she would be paid on November 25th.] Berates him for agreeing to her accepting an assignment in Russia. She didn't really want to go. "Aren't you ever going to have sense enough to boss me around?" She resumes the letter at 2 am Tuesday, after a five hour hiatus, during which she has gone on an impromptu date with a man from Wisconsin. 3 sheets/5 sides.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. To Charles Rawlings [26 November?] Tuesday night. Sending him a package, apparently for Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving "is spoiled" because they won't be together. 1 sheet, 2 sides, envelope postmarked 26 Nov.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. To Charles Rawlings [27 November 1918] Wednesday night. Apparently ironic response to Charles's comments about a Milwaukee girl he had met. She hates "to think of tomorrow" [Thanksgiving]. She will have dinner alone at the apartment. Doesn't see how she could get to Rochester at Christmas. 2 sheets, 4 sides.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. To Charles Rawlings [December? 1918] "Sweetheart-mine." A note how happy he makes her and how she loves him. [This letter is written on a distinctive YWCA letterhead, which may represent her new job. Matching envelopes are postmarked as early as 14 Nov] 1 sheet/2 sides.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. To Charles Rawlings [7 December 1918] Saturday night. "Sweetheart." Hasn't heard from him and wonders if he made his train on time. She has been to Sandy Hook with Lois Clark and others. Describes disagreements with boss at work. Writing a "big Negro article." Says that Gertrude Johnson is coming to New York and is giving a lecture this "Friday-Dec. 13," [which is the basis for dating this the preceding Saturday] Writes about Christmas, his possible exporting job, her language background, and their future. Suggests he send flowers to her mom for Christmas. 3 sheet, 6 sides.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. To Charles Rawlings [8 December? 1918] Sunday afternoon. ALS to "My very dearest one." Dismayed because his folks are expecting them to live in Rochester. Writes about Arnold Bennett. They want always to feel together, but not to feel married. Writes about visiting at Christmas. Says that she saw Mr. Huang this afternoon, who said that he saw her with a soldier Wednesday [the 4th?] or Thursday. [This would be consistent with Charles's being in New York at this time, on his way to Rochester from Camp Upton.] 6 sheets/12 sides, in Bigelow and Monti, dated [Dec. 15.]
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. To Charles Rawlings [10 December?] Tuesday night--later. Sorry about letter she wrote him, but didn't get a letter Monday. She will be in his arms two weeks from night [Christmas]. 1 sheet, 2 sides.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. To Charles Rawlings [11 December? 1918] Wednesday night. ALS to Sweetheart. Strongly criticizes Charles for disrespectfulness to his parents over the question of his staying in Rochester or moving to New York. Refers to the letter she wrote his mother, asking about Charles's well being 4 sheet, 8 sides.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. To Charles Rawlings [12 December? 1918] Thursday night. ALS to "Dear Chuck." About his prospect for an advertising job in New York. "I kind of take to the idea of your being a big 'ad' man in N.Y. City." Tells about an "innocent" friend whom she believes she prevented being taken advantage of by an unscrupulous man. 3 sheets/6 sides.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. To Charles Rawlings [13 December? 1918] Friday night. "Old Darling." Needs a letter from him. On her way to dinner and show with Miss Johnson from school. 1 sheet, 1 side.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. To Charles Rawlings [15 Dec? 1918] Sunday afternoon. "Sweetheart." Asks if he gave note referred to in letter of the 13th to his folks. Describes how wonderfully she gets along with boss now as an example of how to confront difficulty. Her brother Art has declared he never will marry because women are so superficial. Describes dinner and theater with Miss Johnson. The writing of the letter was apparently interrupted by an extreme attack of stomach pain. Upon continuing, she describes the apartment she would like to rent. Its up to him, whether to come to New York, or stay in Rochester. 3 sheets/6 sides, envelope, p.m. 15 Dec. 1918, 10:30 PM.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. To Charles Rawlings [17 Dec.?] Tuesday night. How she misses him. Needs a bigger place, if he comes to New York. Will be with him in a week. 1 sheet, 2 sides, envelope 17 Dec, 1918, 10 PM.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. To Charles Rawlings [18 Dec] Wednesday night. Describes Christmas shopping she would like to do, but has no money. She is going to see Seventeen tonight with Miss Johnson. 2 sheets/4 pages, with envelope 18 Dec. 1918, 9 PM.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. To Charles Rawlings [19 Dec.?] Thursday morning ALS to "Dearest one." She has slipped away from the office to have breakfast and to write him. Criticizes his attitude. Says not to have party for her. Selfish, self-centered males know nothing about service in comparison with most YWCA women. 2 sides, 4 sheets, with envelope postmarked 20 Dec. 1918.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. To Charles Rawlings [19 December? 1918] "My dearest." Complains about Charles's not writing. This is written an hour after that "desperate mood of a letter" she wrote an hour ago. Will try to arrive Christmas eve and they will come back together Sunday night. With this is a leaf concerning Charles fascination with "just girls," which he should have had at about age 19. These are likely not to have been written together. 2 sheets, 4 sides.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. To Charles Rawlings [19 Dec. 1918] Thursday night. Scolds Charles again for not writing, but she is now very happy. Has seen Seventeen. Had to proof and make up the War Work Bulletin. Will be seeing him within a few days. 1 sheet, 2 sides with unpostmarked envelope.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. To Charles Rawlings [Dec. 20? 1918] Friday evening "Dearest one." Seems contrite over the sharpness of yesterday's letter. The editor of McCall's called her about a vacancy. 1 sheet/2 sides. Envelope, 20 Dec. 9 pm.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. To Charles Rawlings [January 1922?] Linden MI. "Sweetheart." Describes life on her aunt's farm where she is visiting and an accident she had. 6 sheets/9 sides. In Bigelow and Monti.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS "Marjorie" to Charles A Rawlings [Rochester] Monday night [November 1922] 6 p. and envelope Describes domestic events while he is away; her mother has invited her for a visit; she would like to go, but it will be too expensive. Addressed to Charles in Louisville, but apparently not mailed; has no stamp or post mark. Acquired: Phil May, Jr. 2002
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS "Marjorie" to Charles A Rawlings, Cincinnati, Ohio Rochester [November 28? 1922] 6 p., envelope Just received his call; had a good day and then he called and accused her of seeing Gray; she gave up her job to satisfy him, and she wants a square deal; she is an ideal wife. Acquired: Phil May, Jr. 2002
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS "Marjorie" to Charles A Rawlings, Dayton, Ohio Rochester [November 29, 1922] 7 p., envelope. Describes cold, windy weather in Rochester; problems his mother is having in renting real estate; his drunken letter from Louisville; shoe sales. Acquired: Phil May, Jr. 2002
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS "Marjorie" to Charles A Rawlings, Dayton, Ohio Rochester [November 30, 1922] 13 p., envelope Family news; refers to his "bitter poison"; has the "blues"; she is not longing for Gray's companionship and scolds Charles for continuing to mention him; she misses him; conflict between desires for the adventurous and the mundane; resents being a woman; can earn living by writing. Acquired: Phil May, Jr. 2002
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS "Marjorie" to Charles A Rawlings, Dayton, Ohio Rochester [December 1, 1922] 6 p., envelope Home news; refers to Hutchinson's This Freedom; says she shall write a great feminist novel and describes fantasy in which women kill all the men; discusses love; will start job-hunting; recommends Saturday Evening Post article. Acquired: Phil May, Jr. 2002
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS "Marjorie" to Charles A Rawlings [Rochester] Monday night [November 1922] 6 p. and envelope Describes domestic events while he is away; her mother has invited her for a visit; she would like to go, but it will be too expensive. Addressed to Charles in Louisville, but apparently not mailed; has no stamp or post mark. Acquired: Phil May, Jr. 2002
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS "Marjorie" to Charles A Rawlings, Cincinnati, Ohio Rochester [November 28? 1922] 6 p., envelope Just received his call; had a good day and then he called and accused her of seeing Gray; she gave up her job to satisfy him, and she wants a square deal; she is an ideal wife. Acquired: Phil May, Jr. 2002
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS "Marjorie" to Charles A Rawlings, Dayton, Ohio Rochester [November 29, 1922] 7 p., envelope Describes cold, windy weather in Rochester; problems his mother is having in renting real estate; his drunken letter from Louisville; shoe sales. Acquired: Phil May, Jr. 2002
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS "Marjorie" to Charles A Rawlings, Dayton, Ohio Rochester [November 30, 1922] 13 p., envelope Family news; refers to his "bitter poison"; has the "blues"; she is not longing for Gray's companionship and scolds Charles for continuing to mention him; she misses him; conflict between desires for the adventurous and the mundane; resents being a woman; can earn living by writing. Acquired: Phil May, Jr. 2002
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS "Marjorie" to Charles A Rawlings, Dayton, Ohio Rochester [December 1, 1922] 6 p., envelope Home news; refers to Hutchinson's This Freedom; says she shall write a great feminist novel and describes fantasy in which women kill all the men; discusses love; will start job-hunting; recommends Saturday Evening Post article. Acquired: Phil May, Jr. 2002
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. To Charles Rawlings [7 Dec. 1922] "Thursday afternoon. [213 Kenwood Ave., Rochester] "Angel sweetheart." Responds to his "sad" Louisville comments. Would like to be in New York for theater. Wants slippers for Christmas. 5 sheets/5 sides, with envelope postmarked 7 Dec. 1922.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Charles Rawlings. 1933 Nov 11, Hawthorne, FL. Tells him their divorce was granted yesterday. She had Talbot Mundy, the adventure writer, and his wife for dinner.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Mr. Reynolds 1942 Nov 22, Hawthorne. 1p. The film, The Yearling, has been "shelved." Glad the Golden Apples is his preferred book.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Alleyne and Archy Robinson [i.e. Robertson] Crescent Beach, March 24, 1949. 1 p. Thanks for the opportunity to visit with Robert Frost; invites them to party in honor of James B. Cabell; the UF library will honor him also; she has given Cross Creek and Yearling letters to UF and will add letters from Max Perkins, Sigrid Undset, etc. [Source: UF Dept. of English; added Sept. 2002.]
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Archibald Robertson Crescent Beach, 1952 April 23. 2 p. Thanks for opportunity to visit with Robert Frost; has finished the book and will be working on the proofs; is feeling normal again. [Source: UF Dept. of English; added Sept. 2002. ]
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Margaret Dreier Robins 1935 Aug 12, Seattle, Wash. 8p. Appreciation of Elizabeth Robins' The Magnetic North; Dr. and Dessie Vinson; meeting Arthur in an hour; returning book.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TL to editor of St. Augustine Record. 1953 Apr 14, St. Augustine, FL. 1 1/4p. Segregated beach and Dr. Canby's maid.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. AL to Dr. Felix Schelling 1938 Jun, Hawthorne, FL. 1p. Draft of letter. Asking for notice of his forthcoming book.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Charles Scribner 1947 Jul 11, Van Hornesville, NY. 1/2p. "Let 'The Secret River' flow underground for awhile."
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Charles Scribner 1947 Jul 3, Van Hornesville, NY. 2p. Scribner's integrity; Perkins as an editor; "Secret River" and "Mountain Prelude."
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TL to Ellery Sedgwick 1931 Aug 14, Hawthorne, FL. 1p. Page one of letter about "Lord Bill of the Suwanee River."
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Mrs. Shafer 1946 Mar 6, Cross Creek, FL. 2p. Cemeteries; "oozing husbands", Temptation.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. AL to Edward Shenton 1939. 2p. Draft of letter of appreciation of Shenton's illustrations of Yearling.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS (xerox) to Miss Smith 1951 Feb 3, Hawthorne, FL. 1p. She has no photographs of herself.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Neal Smith. 1 p. [1934 June 1? Cross Creek] Thanks him for the cuttings. Invites him to bring any copies of South Moon Under that he wants autographed. Date supplied from e-mail message re copy of SMU inscribed to Smith, date June 1, 1934. The e-mail and some biographical information about Smith are filed with this letter. Source: L. Neal Smith Trust, Nov. 2000.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Neal Smith 1938 October 31. Hawthorn. Thanks him for letter. Shan't be giving talks this year. Source: L. Neal Smith Trust, Nov. 2000.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Neal Smith 1939 November 18. Hawthorn. Thanks him for narcissus bulb. "Takes it " that he is "not at the University." Asks him to stop by, if he visits Gainesville. Source: L. Neal Smith Trust, Nov. 2000.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Neal Smith [194-?] December 3. Hawthorn. 1 p. He is a fine person. She has been worried about the "impact of life" on him, but he can "take it." Source: L. Neal Smith Trust, Nov. 2000.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Neal Smith 1942 April 22. Hawthorn. Glad he liked Cross Creek. Comments on story that he has written. Tells him she married Norton Baskin last October. Source: L. Neal Smith Trust, Nov. 2000.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Neal Smith 1942 Sept. 2. St. Augustine. 4 p. Comments on his being in the navy. Reading her book. Time spent at Cross Creek and at Castle Warden. Reaction from Scribner's to her marriage. Source: L. Neal Smith Trust, Nov. 2000.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Neal Smith 1942 Nov. 26. St. Augustine. 2 p. Welcomes hin home and congratulates him on his commission. Anecdote about Martha and a pliot flying over Cross Creek. Asks for a nursery address in Marianna. Source: L. Neal Smith Trust, Nov. 2000.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS(copy) to Neal Smith 1944 August 10. (fragment, p. 3 only) Asks how he changed. Says she has gone all out "on the so-called Negro problem."
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Neal Smith 1947 Feb. 27. Cross Creek. 2 p. His effort to see Bee McNeil. Says that the film of the The Yearling is not glamorized. Comments on narcissus bloom and her orange grove. Source: L. Neal Smith Trust, Nov. 2000.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Neal Smith 1947 July 11. Van Hornesville. 1 p. Tells him to introduce himself to Norton, if he goes to Marineland. Tells about her cottage in New York, and about the lawsuit. Source: L. Neal Smith Trust, Nov. 2000.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Neal Smith 1953 August 25. Van Hornesville. 1 p. Bee McNeill visited and asked about him. Glad he liked Sojourner. Her work on Ellen Glasgow. Includes 4" ink drawing of MKR. Source: L. Neal Smith Trust, Nov. 2000.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TL to Roland W. Smith 1953 Jan 25. 1p. Carbon letter concerning use of Sojourner as title.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 1939 Feb. 20 [Cross Creek] TLS to Mrs. States Row with I.M.P. settled. They are now friends. [Photocopy of the original, from the Collection of Paul Carlson, 1/27/2000.]
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Marguerite Stringfellow [Cross Creek] March 16, 1945. 4p. and envelope Understands that she has been mistreated by Zelma Cason and asks her to testify in the upcoming "invasion of privacy" trial. [Source: Hart and Ernestine Stringfellow, Sept. 19, 2002]
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TL to Edwin J. Strong Hawthorne, FL. 1p. Praise of autobiography in Los Angeles Times. (Incomplete)
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Ida Tarrant 1934 Jun 2, Hawthorne, FL. Telling her about the money she has made. The impossibility to make the trip to Cincinnati, because has to use the money. How much she gave Charles and how she feels about him. [Letter missing, May, 1999.]
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Ida Tarrant 1935 May 18, Hawthorne, FL. 2p. Inviting Aunt Ida to come to Cross Creek. Her neck is better. She sends tickets to Aunt.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. Christmas card to Ida Tarrant 1935 Dec 21, Hawthorne, FL. 2 1/2p. Had the Major and Mrs. Sange and children for Thanksgiving. Feeling fine. Parties. After that, back to work. Sending a subscription to Time magazine.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Ida Tarrant 1936 Aug 5, Hawthorne, FL. 2p. The move of Aunt Ida to Ocala. Charles getting married. How mother Rawlings feels.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Ida Tarrant 1936 Aug 26, Hawthorne, FL. 5p. Found an apartment for her in Ocala. Advantages and disadvantages.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Ida Tarrant 1936 Sep 10, Hawthorne, FL. 3p. Aunt Ida can move. Everything is ready. About location of the apartment, furniture, rent, etc.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Ida Tarrant [1936] Sep 22, Banner Elk, NC. 1p. Have found a cabin with ideal location for work. Want to accomplish a lot before going back to Cross Creek.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Ida Tarrant [1936 Oct 1, Banner Elk, NC.] 1p. Telling about the place. The girl who works for her, the weather.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Ida Tarrant [1936 Oct 5] Banner Elk, NC. 2p. Feels bad about getting away when Aunt Ida arrives in Florida.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Ida Tarrant [1936] Oct 12, Banner Elk, NC. 2p. How sorry she is for the trouble Aunt Ida had in moving.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Ida Tarrant [1936 Oct 14] Banner Elk, NC. 2p. About how sorry she is not to be in Ocala to help Aunt. Weather beautiful in NC.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Ida Tarrant [1936 Oct 15] Banner Elk, NC. 1p. Weather, people in this region are self-supporters. Does not believe that it is Mrs. Sprinkle's fault that the apartment for her Aunt was not ready.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Ida Tarrant [1936 Oct.?] Sunday. Banner Elk, NC. 1 1/2p. About the inconvenience that Aunt is having with her move to Ocala.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Ida Tarrant [1936 October] Saturday. Banner Elk, NC. 1 1/2p. Storm. Wind worse than in Florida. People so kind. Problems of a lonely woman whose mother has died. She tries to console her
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Ida Tarrant 1936 Nov 4, Banner Elk, NC. 3p. She will be leaving N.C. the coming Saturday, stopping in Augusta and Jacksonville, and then directly to Ocala.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Ida Tarrant 1937 Mar 12, Hawthorne, FL. 3 1/2p. Promising to visit her Saturday and go marketing and drive with her. The girl that works for her wants to go home.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Ida Tarrant [1937 June 4, Natural Bridge, VA] 2p. Having a wonderful trip. Carolina in solid boom. On way to stay with Mrs. Oliver Grinnell in New York.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Ida Tarrant Having a wonderful time in New York City. Just got home from a drive with Mrs. Grinnell. Norton sent a wire, assuring MRK that all was well with Ida and at the Creek.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Ida Tarrant 1937 Jun 24, Bayshore, Long Island. 3p. Had a delightful time in New York City. She was able to do something for Mrs. Grinnell by introducing her to Charles Scribner and Max Perkins. She got some work done today.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Ida Tarrant [1937? July?] Sunday. 2p. She is Mrs. Grinnell's guest, and loves it, but cannot work. So will stay a week or ten days more.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Ida Tarrant [1937 July 5] Bayshore, Long Island. Homesick. Having a pleasant time with Bob Camp. Hopes to finish the book. She will see Norton.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Ida Tarrant 1937 Jul 19, Washington, D.C. 2 1/2p. Leaving and stopping in Washington. Will see Robert Herrick from the Virgin Islands. She probably will miss Norton. Asks her to oversee the cleaning of the house.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Ida Tarrant 1938 Apr 1, New York, NY. 2p. She prepared her radio talk on the train, went very well. She has been on the go. Will go to Washington to pick up the car. Very generous reviews of the Yearling.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Ida Tarrant 1938 Apr 1, Washington, DC. 3p. She will visit friends in VA. Feel sorry to miss Norton. On the way back she will stop in Jacksonville for breakfast with Philip May and in Gainesville for lunch with the Tigerts, then go to Ocala and spend the night with her.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Ida Tarrant 1938 Aug 1. 2p. The treatment shows a definite progress. Has received her letter and Norton's. She will like to see them both.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Ida Tarrant 1938 Jul 30. 2p. Treatment gives good results. Eating nothing. Very nice people at the hospital.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Ida Tarrant 1939 Jul 31, St. Augustine (on the beach). 3p. Frustration over breakfast. Misses Adrenna very much. Her mental and physical quirks are beginning to straighten out.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Ida Tarrant 1939 Aug 3, St. Augustine. 4p. Trouble with mail. Went crabbing; how she catches the crabs. Tracks of sea turtle on the beach.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Ida Tarrant 1939 Aug 7, St. Augustine. 1 1/2p. She has to go for treatment to Gainesville. Will stop in Aunt's house for party. Enclose note from Jean Sange.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Ida Tarrant 1939 Aug 16, St. Augustine. 1p. Nice party. Looking for a lot on the beach.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Ida Tarrant 1939 Aug 22, St. Augustine. 1/2p. Have a bit of pain- -a cold was caught when swimming.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TL to Ida Tarrant 1939 Aug 29, St. Augustine. 1/2p. Going to Jacksonville to hospital to Dr. Cason to be examined again. Have three new stories done.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. Postcard, AS to Ida Tarrant 1939 Oct 5, Louisville, KY. No time to write. All goes well. Operation not advised.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Ida Tarrant 1939 Oct 7, Louisville, KY. 5p. The lecture went off fine. Lulu came to see me. Lois is giving a luncheon for over 50 people. Leaving Tuesday for Chicago where she has a lecture. Will try to go to Madison.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. Postcard, AS to Ida Tarrant 1939 Oct 9, Louisville, KY. Feeling homesick with Aunt's and Norton's letters. The party yesterday was wonderful.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Ida Tarrant 1939 Nov 23, Hawthorne or St. Augustine? 1p. About a playsuit. Pains gone.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Ida Tarrant 1939 Nov 24, New York City. 2p. She had a nice trip. Taken by mistake by the taxi driver to N.Y. Athletic Club (men's club). She was thrown out.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Ida Tarrant 1939 Nov 28, New York City. 2p. Have kept busy and happy. Not fair to feel otherwise when she walks among the people, with purse full of money, well fed and well drunk.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Ida Tarrant 1939 Dec 5, New York City. 4p. Spent part of the afternoon at the Negro musical drama, John Henry, with Paul Robeson. Tempted to go to the opening in Philadelphia. Spent Sunday at Scribner's estate. Bought a brocade dress for the Columbia lecture.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Ida Tarrant 1940 Jun, Hawthorne, FL. 1 1/2p. Feels "pretty rocky" to go to Ocala for supper as invited. If better tomorrow will go to Ocala to have supper with Aunt Bee.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Ida Tarrant 1940 Jun 27, St. Augustine?. 1p. Drove in the storm. Now lovely. Will mail the letter in Hawthorne on the way back.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Ida Tarrant 1940 Jul 1, St. Augustine (on the beach). 1p. Went to St. Augustine to play bridge with the Popes. Heard the Republican convention to nominate Willkie. She would vote for Willkie. Comments.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Ida Tarrant 1940 Jul 31, St. Augustine (on the beach). 1 1/2p. A foot sore from too much walking on the beach. Edith Pope invited her for dinner for Marjorie's birthday. The beach delightful.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Ida Tarrant 1940 Aug 13, St. Augustine (on the beach). 1p. Mr. and Mrs. McNeil arrived. They are crazy about everything. She has been "feeling like the devil."
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Ida Tarrant 1940 Aug 27, St. Augustine (on the beach). 1 1/2p. New Maid. Julia Scribner will arrive Wednesday. Had a note from Norman [Berg] who is coming with his bride. She cannot put them up and is glad.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Ida Tarrant 1940 Sep 4, St. Augustine (on the beach). 1p. Things going nicely. Bob, Cecil and Norton were here. Julia enjoyed them. Norman Berg and his wife were there for swimming and dinner.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Ida Tarrant 1940 Sep 11, St. Augustine (on the beach). 1p. Not much work since Julia is here. Went for dinner at the Popes. Left Pat in the house- he was mad.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. Postcard, AS to Ida Tarrant 1940 Sep 17. Saw Julia off.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Ida Tarrant 1940 Sep 18, St. Augustine (on the beach). 1 1/2p. Julia wonderful company. Working on business letters. Has lost enthusiasm for Willkie.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Ida Tarrant 1941 Apr 1, Washington, DC. 1 1/2p. Glad she took the train at Norton's suggestion. She brought some orange blossoms for Mrs. Roosevelt.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Ida Tarrant 1941 Apr 3, Washington, DC. White House. 2p. She is taken by the hospitality of Mrs. Roosevelt at the White House. It is thrilling to use the stationery from the White House.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Ida Tarrant 1941 Sep 4, Crescent Beach, FL. 1p. Inviting her to the cottage. Will take her to St. Augustine. She thinks Ida would like St. Augustine.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Ida Tarrant 1942 Sep 23, Brewton, AL. 1p. Beautiful forest on the trip to Alabama. Julia sick. They will be in Biloxi, Miss., the next day. Hope to see the Popes.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Ida Tarrant 1942 Sep 27, Jackson, Miss. 2p. Man from Washington with them. Having Julia is a great asset.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Ida Tarrant 1943 Feb 12, New York City. 2 1/2p. Operation will be next Thursday. Do not send flowers. Will go to the theater Monday and Tuesday. Julia is a life saver.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Ida Tarrant 1943 Mar 1, New York City, Harkness Pavilion. 4p. Doing fine. Weak. She will be allowed to sit on Thursday for a few minutes and have a view of the river.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. Postcard, AS, to Ida Tarrant 1943 Mar 6, New York City, Harkness Pavilion. She was allowed to sit for half an hour. Julia Scribner comes everyday.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Ida Tarrant 1943 Mar 23, Hawthorne, FL. 4p. Feeling fine. Keeping the weight down. Idella back. Freeze damaged the young oranges. Comments on household matters.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Ida Tarrant 1943 Mar 25, Hawthorne, FL. 2p. Inviting Ida and Mrs. Rankin to come by bus.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Ida Tarrant 1943 Apr 9, Hawthorne, FL. 3p. Was nice to have company. Feeling bad yesterday, well again today. Tablets for the nerves and for sleeping.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. Typed postcard to Ida Tarrant 1943 May 5, Hawthorne, FL. Her article on trees from the trip taken last fall will appear in Colliers.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. Postcard, AS, to Ida Tarrant 1943 May 29, Citra, FL. Dr. Harris did not find much more than the usual trouble.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Ida Tarrant 1943 Jul 6, New York City. 2p. She has to finish a radio script for the Office of War Information before leaving. No time to call her. Norton is in the American field Headquarters. He has all the equipment needed.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Ida Tarrant 1943 Jul 16, New York City, Harkness Pavilion. 4p. Norton gone for a week already. Had one of my attacks. Going to Michigan to see the aunts. Norton himself did not know when he was departing.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Ida Tarrant 1943 Jul 20, Detroit, Mich. 4p. Got stuck in Detroit for the day. Feel ok.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Ida Tarrant 1943 Nov 17, Hawthorne, FL. 5p. Household matters, Idella, Martha, Sissie. Cooking problems with Denise. It will be nice if Jean Francis and Ruth Pickering come for Thanksgiving. Also Dr. and Mrs. Lyons. Bringing herself and Aunt Ida.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Ida Tarrant 1943 Nov 21, Hawthorne, FL. 1p. Asking to bring liquors for her.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Ida Tarrant 1943 Dec 3, Hawthorne, FL. Household matters. Turkey dinner very good
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Ida Tarrant 1944 Jan 11, Hawthorne, FL. Been in sort of fog between fighting bronchitis and working on material for Phil May's brief in the law suit. Does not know where Norton is. Household matters.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. A postcard, to Ida Tarrant 1944 Jan 17, Citra, FL. All goes well, except awful weather.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Ida Tarrant [1944] Jan 21, St. Augustine. FL. 5p. Tells about Norton's Christmas at the war field. Idella is back and what heaven it is to have her. Idella burned her hand.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Ida Tarrant 1944 Feb 13, Hawthorne, FL. 2p. Julia Scribner arrived a week ago. Went quail hunting. Bad cold. Household matters.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Ida Tarrant [1944] Mar 15, Hawthorne, FL. 2p. Julie Scribner left. On way to Gainesville she smashed her car against a mule. No injuries.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Ida Tarrant 1944 Nov 7, New York City. 4p. Norton was in the Army hospital in Miami for three days. Arrived in NY a week ago, very sick but improving. If he gets well, will stay to see some shows. Bought two pieces of Kashmir wool. Idella with her.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Ida Tarrant 1944 Dec 12, Hawthorne, FL. 1p. Household matters
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Ida Tarrant 1945 Jan 4, Hawthorne, FL. 2p. Hog killing. Made sausages and scrapples. Things collapsed at Cross Creek and she went to the Marion Hotel in Ocala. Sick with her old bronchitis. Household matters
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Ida Tarrant 1945 Jan 18, Valdosta, GA. No time to stop and see her. Going to Union Springs. Her Siamese cat died.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Ida Tarrant 1945 Feb 10, Hawthorne, FL. 1p. Norton will need five months to fully recover. They will move to the cottage in April.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. Postcard, TS, to Ida Tarrant 1945 Apr 2, Hawthorne, FL. They went market shopping in Gainesville. Dinner at home.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Ida Tarrant 1946 Feb 11, Hawthorne, FL. 1p. Many guests: Phil May, and old friend from college with her husband, and the Hardy's.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Ida Tarrant 1946 Mar 7, Hawthorne, FL. 2p. Flowers are beautiful there. Ivy Sykes came to see her.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Ida Tarrant 1946 Apr 9, Hawthorne, FL. 3p. Swamped with work connected with the trial. Phil May has urged Norton to take her to Louisville for the Kentucky Derby. Hope they can go. Matters concerning Martha, Idella and Little Will.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Ida Tarrant 1947 Sep 5, Van Hornesville, NY. 2p. Apples, blackberries on her place. The Youngs were visiting her. Idella's problems. Arthur will visit her.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Ida Tarrant 1947 Nov 16, New York City, Harkness Pavilion. 2p. Operation was postponed. Doctors very conservative but she has had enough of the hospital.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Ida Tarrant 1949 Jul 12, Van Hornesville, NY. 3p. Norton came to spend a week with her. They had so much fun. She drove him to N.Y. and came back with Julia Scribner. Household matters. Her flowers are beautiful.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Ida Tarrant 1949 Aug 16, Van Hornesville, NY. 1 1/2p. Thanking her for gifts. Idella will be back with her. She, Marjorie has been working hard but not eating well. The Youngs had a birthday party for her.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Ida Tarrant 1949 Aug 29, Van Hornesville, NY. 1p. Stormy weather. Many guests, has to go marketing.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Ida Tarrant 1949 Sep 24, Van Hornesville, NY. 2p. Birthday, gifts and notes.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Ida Tarrant 1950 Aug 9, Van Hornesville, NY. 2p. Thanks for birthday presents. The Youngs had her for dinner. Details about it, gifts received. Arthur married again. Moe, the dog, is father of six puppies.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Ida Tarrant 1950 Oct 20, Van Hornesville, NY. 1p. Norton stayed a few days only. He hit the best weather. Not a word since he left. Hopes to finish the book here.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Ida Tarrant 1951 May 24, Van Hornesville, NY. 2p. Flowers in bloom. The new domestic help. Norton hung up in draperies. Rhubarb pie. Life of Uki and Moe (cats).
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Ida Tarrant 1951 Jun 16, Van Hornesville, NY. 1p. Chilly weather. Phoebe nesting on the porch. Young's children coming for dinner.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Ida Tarrant 1951 Jul 28, Van Hornesvile, NY. 3p. Weather. Fruits, vegetables and flowers. Mrs. Young had an operation.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Ida Tarrant 1951 Dec 1, Van Hornesville, NY. 2p. Mrs. Rankin has begged her to go and see her. She does not want to go, but will try to anyway. Lois Hardy has an auto accident.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Ida Tarrant Saturday. 1p. The Popes want them (Marjorie, Norton, and Aunt Ida) to come for dinner on Marjorie's birthday. She prefers a picnic to Rainbow Springs.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Ida Tarrant Hawthorne, FL. 1p. Bought a piece of luggage. Taking a compartment to Gainesville, so she can rest and prepare a lecture.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TL to Ida Tarrant Hawthorne, FL. 1/2p. On her way back from the hospital. She has to rest more.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Edwin Way Teale 1951 Nov 16, Van Hornesville, NY. 2p. Copy of letter praising Teale's North with Spring.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Edith Tigert 1952 Jan 6, Cross Creek. 1p. Had a good summer work at Van Hornesville. Stayed too long. [In Tigert's Papers 14/3 Box 150 ff. 945]
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS (xerox copy) to Dr. Tigert. 1938 May 30, Hawthorne, FL. 1p. Withdrawing from her teaching not for money but protesting against an unreasonable arrangement hoping that in the future, summer teachers at the U. of Fla. will be protected from such dubious arrangement. [Filed with Miscellaneous Correspondence - UF Archives.]
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Edith Tigert 1941 Oct 15, Hawthorne, FL. 2p. Discussing Mr. Ransom's comment about her novels being only works of regional and local color. She explains at length the real meaning of her work.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Chauncey B. Tinker 1950 Mar 12, Hawthorne, FL. 1p. Zeroflax copy of letter to American Academy of Arts and Letters about copies of MKR's books for Academy's library.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Mr. Train 1941 Apr 12, Hawthorne, FL. 1p. Copy of letter refusing invitation to NY by American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 1946 April 8 [Cross Creek] TLS to Steve Trumbull. 1 p. About a story he wrote for the Miami Herald, probably regarding Cason vs. Baskin.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 1946 June 12 [Cross Creek] TLS to Steve Trumbull. 2 p. About reading a story. Appeal in Cason vs. Baskin. Bert Cooper has married. Gifts of orchids.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 1946 Oct. 17 [Cross Creek] TLS to Steve Trumbull. 5 p. Forthcoming hunting season. Has just returned from North Carolina, where she completed job for MGM. About a "colored girl," Calpurnia, to be the main character in a children's book she plans to write. Hopes to get to work on novel. Robert Herrick and the Virgin Islands.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 1947 Feb. 21 [Cross Creek] TLS to Steve Trumbull. 4 p. She arrived at Cross Creek yesterday. Phil May is visiting while he works on Cason v. Baskin brief. Looked for him in Gainesville and Ocala, but could not find him. Thelma Shortridge has wrecked her life due to drunk driving arrest.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Rebe Tutwiler 1953 Nov 16, St. Augustine, FL. 1p. Poison Ivy; Ellen Glasgow.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. 15 LLS and 4 fragmentary pages, part on one or two letters to Sigrid Undset 1942 January 3 - 1947 January 11 [1948, 1949?] Cross Creek, St. Augustine, Van Hornesville Xerox copies supplied by the National Library of Norway, Oslo Division, March 30 2001. [Filed with "Miscellaneous Correspondence," Box 31.]
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TNS to Mrs. Vanamee 1939 Jan 23, Hawthorne, FL. Honored by membership in the NIAL.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TNS to Mrs. Vanamee 1939 Jan 23, Hawthorne, FL. Will send a photo.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Carl Van Vechten 1948 Jul 8, St. Augustine, FL. 3p. James Branch Cabell; genealogy; Martha Mickens
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Carl Van Vechten 1949 Jan 17, St. Augustine, FL. 1p. Gertrude Stein. Stream of consciousness. Zora Neale Hurston. Uki.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Carl Van Vechten 1949 Feb 10, St. Aug., FL. 2p. Escape from reality; Robert Frost.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Carl Van Vechten 1949 Jun 24, Van Hornesville, NY. 1p. Gertrude Stein's plays; started book.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Carl Van Vechten 1950 May 31, Van Hornesville, NY. 1p. Visit to NY; Margaret Freeman; housekeeper
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Carl Van Vechten 1951 Dec 13, Van Hornesville, NY. 1p. Crate of oranges.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Carl Van Vechten 1952 Apr 23, Hawthorne, FL. 2p. "Literary Ladies"; James and Margaret Cabell; Photos of Fania.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Carl Van Vechten 1953 Jan 2, St. Augustine, FL. 2p. Dates in NYC; Ellen Glasgow.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. Telegram to Carl Van Vechten 1953 Jan 14, St. Augustine, FL. Confirming date.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Carl Van Vechten 1953 Feb 1, St. Augustine, FL. 1p. Arthur Glasgow; visit with Van Vechten.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Carl Van Vechten 1952 Mar 17, Hawthorne, FL. 3p. "Literary Ladies"; MKR's heart.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Carl Van Vechten 1953 Mar 5, Richmond, VA. 2 1/2p. Van Vechten's photographs of MKR; Glasgow biography.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Carl Van Vechten 1953 Apr 21, Richmond, VA. 1p. Photographs of MKR; trip to NYC.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Carl Van Vechten 1953 May 28, Van Hornesville, NY. 2p. Photographs of MKR; driving to NY with animals; Glasgow Biography.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Carl Van Vechten 1953 Jun 13, Van Hornesville, NY. 1p. Van Vechten's apartment; "Story of Girl and her Cat"; Short stories for book.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Carl Van Vechten 1953 Nov 12, St. Augustine, FL. 1p. Glasgow biography; cats.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Stanley West 1949. March 28 Hawthorne 1 p. Due to Mr. Cabell's illness and his wife's, the birthday reception must be called off. She wants "no ceremony" for announcement of her giving her manuscripts to the University.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Station WFOY 1945 Aug 21, St. Augustine, FL. 1p. Compliment on announcer.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Jack Wheelock 1952 Jun 12, Van Hornesville, NY. 2p. Proofs of Sojourner.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to John Hall Wheelock 1953 Nov 13, St. Augustine, FL. 1p. Wheelock's poetry; Wheelock as an editor.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Dale Wills 1938 Jan 5, Island Grove, FL. 1p. Thanks for cigarette box. Tells of her dogs, Christmas, weather.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Dale R. Wills 1947 Jul 31, Cross Creek (Hawthorne, FL.) 1p. Received his note. She will be back in FL. in October. Navy buddy has asked for his address.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Dale Wills 1948 Jan 22, St. Augustine, FL. 1p. Thanking him for Christmas card.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Dale Wills 1949 Apr 15, Hawthorne, FL. 1p. Thanking him for pictures of his daughter, Marjorie Dale. Advice on finding what makes him happy.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Dale Wills 1953 Jan 25, St. Augustine, FL. 1p. Glad to receive his Christmas card. Sends a check for a gift for his children.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. ALS to Sam Wright 1933 Sep 20, On board the SS Minnewashor(?). 2p. Remembrances about Chi Psi Dance. Relates her trip to England.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TLS to Owen D. Young 1949 Dec 14, Hawthorne, FL. 7p. Leonard Fiddia and "Lant" prototype
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. TL to Owen D. Young 1953 Apr 8, St. Augustine, FL. 1p. Carbon of letter: Ellen Glasgow Biography and Richmond, VA.; St. Lawrence University honorary degree.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. Unidentified - TLS (xerox) to David 1942 Apr 1, Hawthorne, FL. 1p. She is glad he enjoyed The Yearling.
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. Unidentified - TN [1944] April 3 [Cross Creek] 1p. Re Norton's unit in Burma being cut-off by the Japanese. May accession, 122
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. Unidentified - AN [1944. s.l. 2p.] Re return of Norton Baskin from the American Field Service. In pencil; very faint. May accession. 20.

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