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Letters to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings by Norton Baskin, 1938-1944
Baskin, Norton. Telegram to MKR. [193? Oct. 5. Ocala] "Sorry cant come tonight tomorrow please letter in mail love." Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Riverside Hospital, Jacksonville 1938 July 31. Ocala 2p., envelope Glad she is better; he and Aunt Ida are looking after her place at Cross Creek; he may have to go to Alabama because a relative is not expected to live; Dr. K.O. Baskin will soon be there to take care of her case. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to MKR. 4 p. 1938 August 2? Ocala. She is in hospital in Jacksonville. He complains about "drunks." Condition of a cousin who is in critical condition. Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to "Dora" [Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings] 1938 Sept. 6, Monday. Ocala. 1p., envelope Can not come to see her tonight, or tomorrow, but would like to come Wednesday. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to MKR [1938 Oct. 19. Ocala] Apologizes for not getting to the Creek. Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. Telegram to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Riverside Hospital, Jacksonville 1939? [illegible] August 30. Ocala Sorry her coming home delayed, but she should do what Dr. Cason says. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings [1939 May] Wednesday. Ocala. 4p. Refers to her contact with "Christian hearted bastards" [in Cincinnati?]; happy to hear of her winning the Pulitzer Prize; telegram from NBC, wanting him to get in contact with her; Chamber of Commerce dinner. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS "Mr. McGuire" to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings [1939? August?] Ocala. 4p. Enjoyed visit; sale of hotel is definitely out; Sara is sick; Tom Norton has undulant fever; Cecil was in and says she is ill; advises her to go to Dr. Cason. May accession
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings [1939? August?] Ocala. 5p. May accession [Probably written while she was in Riverside Hospital] Inquires about her condition; went by Cross Creek; Sara is improving, but Tom Norton died; he and Cecil will be there in a couple of days; had a visit from Dessie who asked if he didn't think she and Chuck wanted to get back together. May accession
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Riverside Hospital, Jacksonville 1939 August 31. Ocala. 2 p., envelope. Got home late, then started reading The Sword and the Stone; celebration after visiting her. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. TN typed signature "KO" to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings [ca. 1940. Cross Creek] 1p He and Red Vines stopped by, but she was not home. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings [ca. 1940] Ocala. 1p. Change in staff at the hotel; Doug is back; sale of hotel will not go through. May accession
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings [ca. 1940] Ocala. 1p. Had a good time at her house. May accession
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1940? March 20 [P.M.] Tuesday. Miami. 9p. Miami traffic; went to a ball game and has lost money at the race track; he misses her and loves her; plans to meet an old school teacher. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. Telegram /s/ Bread Baker to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings [ca. 1940] August 27. Ocala. Will see her at the beach. May accession
Baskin, Norton. A. envelope addressed to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1941 March 24. Ocala. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, care of Scribners, New York [1941 October 6?] St. Augustine. 6p., envelope. Urges marriage; if love is important, nothing can stop them; her trip with Julia; work on hotel; his family is visiting; found furniture in Jacksonville; has not had mortgage drawn up, as he hopes to borrow more from her; surf at the beach is grand. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1941 October 8 P.M. St. Augustine. 6p., envelope. Apology for what he said about staying at the cottage; his folks being there should not keep her away; work on Castle Warden; Bob [Camp] and Cecil [Clark] stopped there; Aunt Ida is happy with Mrs. White. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to "Dora" [Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings] 1941 October 16 [P.M.] St. Augustine. 3p., envelope. His birthday; construction is going too slowly; hopes the clear air is not clearing her head of lovely ideas; books from Scribner's; went to Jacksonville to look at china and silver. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. Telegram to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, New Weston Hotel [New York] 1941 October 20. St. Augustine. Her coming to the cottage Saturday will be very convenient. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. AN, typed signature, to Mrs. Norton Baskin [between 1942 and 1953] [St. Augustine] Birthday greeting [copy for telegram] May accession 248.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to MKR. 5 pp. [1942 September 25. St. Augustine] Written to MKR in Atlanta, the letter mentions an oncoming Nor'easter and other news from home. Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to MKR. 8 p. [1942 Oct. 1. St. Augustine] Describes dinner with Phil [May?] and family. Describes a visit to St. Augustine by someone from Hollywood named Veronica [Lake?] apparently to sell war bonds. Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Harkness Pavilion 1943 Feb. 22. St. Augustine. 7p., envelope Arrived back after a rough train trip; hated to leave her; Castle is a mad-house; saw Aunt Ida; many people called to ask about her; Moe had run away, but is home now. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Harkness Pavilion 1943 Feb. 24 P.M. Ocala. 4p., envelope Glad she is doing well; Phil May is confident that the suit will not come to trial; going to Ocala to see accountant; says Moe is a smart dog; everyone sends love; furniture in the hotel. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. 5 ALLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Harkness Pavilion [1943 Feb. 25-March 6? St. Augustine] 12p., with 6 unmatched envelopes Topics include her health, a rumor that Dr. T.Z. Cason is behind Zelma's suit and how he can be exposed; a friend of the Scribner's; her ration card; Silver Springs boat ride; conditions at Cross Creek; Jean Francis's trip to New York several references to Bob Camp; pets. MKR was hospitalized in New York in February - March, 1943. These letters appear to have been written her during that period. The dates are inferred from the postmarks of 5 unmatched envelopes. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Harkness Pavilion 1943 Feb. 26 P.M. St. Augustine. 3p., envelope Happy to receive her card; has sympathetic pains for her; taking care of Moe; news of various people in St. Augustine; Arthur Kinnan's problems. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Harkness Pavilion 1943 March 8. St. Augustine. 6p., envelope. Glad her health is improving; Fred Tompkins died; news about the dogs, Moe and Topper; Dessie came by; news about Jean and Fred [Francis] and other friends. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Harkness Pavilion 1943 March 9. St. Augustine. 4p. envelope. Taxes; glad she is coming home; he let her car get stolen, but it has been recovered; relates details of theft and recovery; while at police station he witnessed brutality by military policemen that reminded him of Hitler. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Harkness Pavilion 1943 March 10 [P.M.] Wednesday. St. Augustine. 3p. envelope. Harper's Bazaar's [Diana?] Vreeland, photographer (Louise Dahl-Wolfe) and models are in town and eating at his restaurant; war news from Australia; Baskin family history; news of friends and of pets. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Harkness Pavilion 1943 March 10 [P.M.] Wednesday. St. Augustine. 2p. envelope. His second letter of the day; report that Zelma will settle for $8000.00; Castle Warden passed black-out. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Harkness Pavilion 1943 March 12. St. Augustine. 4p. envelope. Going to Jacksonville to see Topper and to take Moe; expecting her home; temperament of the Harper's Bazaar crowd. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Harkness Pavilion 1943 March 13. St. Augustine. 6p. envelope. Arrangements for her trip home and her care; how pitiful the dogs acted, upon being left at the vet's. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1943 April 8 P.M. Wednesday. St. Augustine. 2p., envelope. Good that he came home, as much as he misses her; the Arnold Jackson's called from Palm Beach; needs help at the hotel; thanking of having Sara come help. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. 3ALLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings [1943 ca. April 15? St. Augustine] 5p. Cross Creek and trial; his idea of service; Idella's divorce; trip to the Kentucky Derby, etc. Undated letters that appear to have been written to MKR at Cross Creek in the spring of 1943. One of these letters may go with an unmatched envelope from June 3, 1943. May accession
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1943 May 1 P.M. St. Augustine. 3p, envelope. Hotel news; amused that Norman apparently wants to be her agent; the Davenport's visit; Sara cannot come because of family problems; Jean is managing a wedding; the Coast Guard wives are leaving, as the class graduates. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1943 May 3 P.M. St. Augustine. 2p, envelope. Hotel was very busy last night; the Huston's puppy was run over; nickname of a guest; Ruth is expecting her for a party. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to MKR. [1943 May 29. St. Augustine] Urges her to "come home [from Cross Creek] as soon as you want." Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Cross Creek 1943 May 31 P.M. St. Augustine. 2p, envelope. Opening [at Marineland?] was good; Ilya [Tolsyoi] send love May accession.
Baskin, Norton. A. postcard to MKR. 1943 July 2 [Summer Haven] Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to MKR. [1943 July 20. APO New York] Written "at sea." Is recovering from sickness he was suffering when he left New York. Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to MKR. [1943 July 20. APO New York] Describes his cabin mates. Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. Typed and ALS to MKR. 8 p. [1943 August 31. APO New York] Written at sea. Describes activities during voyage. Has read numerous books. Expects to land tomorrow. Mutilated by censor. Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to MKR. 8 p. [1943 August. APO New York] Written at sea. Beer has been rationed because they are drinking so much. Shipmates are determined to rid him of his bay window by making him exercise, but he has gained five pounds. Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to MKR. 6 p. 1943 Sept. 1 [APO New York] Cason vs. Baskin. Has arrived in India and describes it. Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to MKR. 5 p. 1943 Sept 5. APO New York Where he is is not "half bad." It has movies and horse racing. Gives other details. Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. Telegram to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, St. Augustine 1943 Sept. 5 [s.l.] Have arrived at destination; overjoyed at news of suit settlement. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. TL to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (fragment?) 1943 [Sept. 10] APO New York. 2p. Has settled in; surprised she still has her homeless-wandering dream; describes some of what he has seen in India; does not think she should do the article of trees; she should use the year to do what she wants. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to MKR. 4 p. 1943 Sept. 13. APO New York. Has been reading An Academic Courtship. Says she should take time off before beginning work. His unit is troubled by insects and vermin. Describes details of his training. Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1943 Sept. 15. APO New York. 4p. Feels good, because he got tight last night; describes Indian sites he saw in a map reading class and weather; would like personal items sent; dress; thanks her for gifts; skips breakfast to have an hour to read or write. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1943 Sept. 16. APO New York. 6p. No mail; her airplane spotting; learning automotive mechanics; beautiful trip into the mountains; shops in the village are very expensive; objectionable New Yorker; misses her so much that he would go AWOL, if stationed at Camp Blanding. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1943 Sept. 19. APO New York. 4p. Offer from Zora Neale Hurston; his life is pleasant; refers to friends Nettie Martin, John Clardy, Jean Francis, and Cecil Clark; asks about Zelma Cason's appeal; is she going to write the foreword to Caleb Milne's letters? asks for copy of John Marquand's new book. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1943 Sept. 29 [P.M.] APO New York. 5p., with envelope Describes a visit to a mountain with a Hindu temple; she should ignore his birthday. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings [1943 ca. October?] APO New York. 5p She should do a story on the "Old Hen"; price of sapphires; her correspondents in state prison; trip to botanical gardens; letter from Chef about dogs; Julia Scribner; incident where AFS men were barred from and then restricted in use of Red Cross facility. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1943 Oct. 3. APO New York. 5p, with envelope Includes verse, written while he is hospitalized with hemorrhoids; describes treatment and hospital conditions; thanks her for not doing Writer's Board story, which might embarrass him; complains about censorship. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to MKR.3 p. 1943 Oct. 8. APO New York. Comments on the letters she writes to servicemen. Suggest she might writer a satirical article for the American Indian, a newsletter for AFS personnel in India. Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to MKR. 5 p 1943 Oct. 11. APO New York. Has received four letters from her. Is sending her cloth that he bought from a native tradesman. Comments on news fro MKR. Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to MKR. 4 p [1943 Oct. 14] APO New York. He is out of the hospital, but the enforced rest did him no good because of military procedures. Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to MKR. 2 p. 1943 Oct. 15. APO New York. Thinks it is good that she did not get children from the Children's Home as "it would take too much out of you." Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to MKR. 4 p. 1943 Oct. 17. APO New York. Describes an "instruction drive." After saying that he will be leaving the base for six weeks of special training, he says his orders have changed and he will join the "first unit." Partially mutilated by censors. Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to MKR. 2 p. [1943 Oct 20] APO New York. Enjoyed her "letter" to Emily Post. Tells about a man in the barracks who plans to "make his life work the uplifting of the Negro race." Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. Telegram to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1943 Oct. 23 [s.l.] Happy Anniversary. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to MKR. 5 p. 31 Oct. 1943. APO New York. Describes his thoughts of her, some sights in India, and his new unit. Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to MKR. 4 p. 1943 Nov. 4. APO New York. Describes what he is seeing and doing in India. Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to MKR. 3 p. 1943 Nov. 6. APO New York. Complains about latrine and bathing facilities. Describes some of his comrades. Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to MKR. 5 p 1943 Nov. 14. APO New York. Wonders why she has not received more letters from him. Sorry that she has been dragged into the hotel's problems. Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to MKR. 4 p. 1943 Nov. 14. APO New York. Describes a hotel where he is staying. Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. 1943 November 23 and 22 [APO New York] 2 ALS to MKR. 4, 5 pp. Appears to be describing a train trip. Describes countryside. Describes how he misses her and they "will never be separated again." Partially mutilated by censors. Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to MKR, "Darling Dora." 5 p. 1943 Nov. 16. APO New York. Found a bookstore that had purchased an American's library. Mentions books he found and read, especially Cabell's Hamlet Had an Uncle. Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to MKR. 4 p. 1943 November 16. APO New York. Describes events and people he is encountering. Reading Passage to India. Partially mutilated by censor. Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to MKR. 4 p. 1943 November 21 [APO New York] The tea olive she enclosed for him was not found. Says she was taken in by Rousseau's Confessions. He made himself "not a gentleman in a vain effort to prove he was a man." Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. 2 ALS to MKR., 6, 3 pp. [1943 November 25] Thanksgiving. - [November 26? Date removed by censor]APO New York Appears to still be travelling. Thanksgiving dinner was delayed because they got separated from their food supply. Heavily mutilated by censor. Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to MKR. 4 p. [1943 November 27? Date censored] APO New York. Has arrived at destination and finds quarters better than expected. Describes some natives. Wishes someone would shut Clare Luce up about Indian independence. Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to MKR. 4 p. 1943 Dec. 6. APO New York. Difficulty in getting mail in India. Describes conditions. Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to MKR. 4 p. 1943 Dec. 6. APO New York. Has read Land below the Wind [by Agnes N. Keith] Describes movies he has seen. Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. ANS to MKR. [1943 Dec. 11] APO New York. Christmas/New Year's card. Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to MKR. 5 p. [1943 Dec. 19?] APO New York. Describes his location on top of a small mountain in India. Describes his first ambulance mission. Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to MKR. 4 p. 1943 Dec. 21. APO New York. Describes conditions. Sleeping on ground. Food not so good. Has a very gullible man in unit. Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALLS to MKR, 4, 4, 4 pp. 1943 Dec. 24, 26, 28. APO New York. He writes a very unhappy Christmas eve letter. Says he is bored, lonely and deplores conditions. By the day after, he is in a much better mood, having received mail and some better food than bully-beef. Describes Christmas celebration, including a party and a show by an Indian conjurer. Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 Jan. 6. APO New York. 5p. Has been relieved and brought back to post to have vehicle worked on; upset about troubles at the hotel; if Doug can't handle them, she should call-in Uncle Sanford; first rain in months; hopes Idella has returned; her disappointment in her work; Max Perkins's comments on something he had wrote; Edith Pope's and Hamilton Basso's books; read Isak Dinesen's stories. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 194[4] Jan. 10. APO New York. 4p., envelope Disappointment over being recalled from post; man who asked if he were Mr. Rawlings; story he has written; refers to a clash with Dessie and to a visit from T.Z. Cason; enjoying [Dinesen's] Winter's Tales. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 194[4] Jan. 11. APO New York. 2 p., envelope Leaving for a new station. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. Telegram to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 Jan 14. [s.l.] Sorry for hotel trouble; she should call Uncle Sandy if necessary. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to MKR. 5 p. [1944] 1943 Jan. 14. APO New York. Is in a new location. Describes an accident in which a buddy was badly injured. Norton drove him to hospital Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 194[4] Jan. 16. APO New York. 4p. A rat in his bed; vaudeville show; questions and comments about things at home; John Clardy and Nettie Martin. In a separate note asks her to send Indigo [Christine Weston, 1943] Arrival and Departure by Koestler, and other books. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 194[4] Jan. 18. APO New York. 5p., envelope Reflections on whom the enemy is: the Japanese, native traitors, bully beef, other men, homesickness, fatigue, and war itself. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 194[4] Jan. 20 APO New York. 4p. Difficulty with mail; describes some of his mates; probably moving again; asks to have money sent, in case he is able to take leave; a mistake he made in an assignment; describes place of AFS personnel within the military operation; a M.P. and a vehicular accident. Slight excision by censor. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 Jan. 26. APO New York. 7p. Censorship; refers to his earlier dissertation on Rousseau's Confessions; enclosing candid photographs; lengthy description of a visit to a native hill-village. Excisions by censor. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 194[4] Jan. 26. APO New York. 5p. Describes some British officers he met; refers to cable that might have confused her; replies to her news about Arthur Kinnan's problems; asks about freezes at Cross Creek; comments about friends in St. Augustine. With this is a separate note about mail and a typed request for books he wants sent, stamped Citra, Fl. Jan. 26, 1944. Extensive excision by censor. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to "Dora" [Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings] 1944 Jan 30. APO New York. 2p. Has been rereading her letters; they are a continuation of Cross Creek; her letters helped to pull him out of low ebb; troubles getting mail; read Katherine Mansfield's story, "Bliss"; received news that "Benny and the Bird-Dog" was on the air. With this is a separate fragmentary note about the mail. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. 2ALLS to "Dora" [Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings] 1944 Feb. 4, 6. APO New York. 7p., envelope Describes bad places on road as "Scylla and Charybdis"; describes the mountains, valley, a river, and village near his location/ mail delivery has just arrived; he is sorry about Smoky, but glad that Idella has returned. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 Feb. 10. APO New York. 5p., envelope Has trouble saluting; thinking of Bob [Camp's] picture of crows; visit to a clinic for natives; thanks her for Christmas package. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to "Peaches" [Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings] 1944 Feb. 12. APO New York. 4p., envelope Account of a twelve-hour ambulance trip; upset over news about the suit; seems to agree with Phil May that it may be best to settle; she should talk to Mrs. Bugbee about incident in which Zelma Cason used foul language; thanks her for going to bat for them with the Red Cross; got a kick out of reading Cabell and now reveling in Marquand. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 Feb. 14. APO New York. 4p., envelope He has run afoul of the censors; whole letters have been rejected; appreciates being recognized for service; better news about the hotel; asks for The Touch of Nutmeg (John Collier, 1943) and Taps for Private Tussie (Jessie Stuart, 1943) tells how they are treated at different medical stations; her brother and her aunts. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to [Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings] 1944 Feb. 19. APO New York. 5p. Embarrassed that he quoted her letter back to her; trip back to base; cows on road reminded him of the Ocala-Cross Creek road; confusion over his cable about the hotel; regrets attention over the Red Cross incident. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 Feb. 20. APO New York. 4p., envelope Has requested leave to visit parts of India; attitude of Indians towards America; news of Edith's book; his fascination with Indigo (Weston); article on racial relations; heard from Phil May about the Cason suit. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 Feb. 20. APO New York. 6p. Tells how her letter amused everyone; party with British officers; sad story of a British colonel. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 Feb. 23. APO New York. 5p., envelope Glad she received Kashmir material; saw Mountbatten when he reviewed troops; visited the chief of the villages in the area. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 March 2-5. APO New York. 3p. Describes luxurious hotel he is in; read So Little Time (Marquand, 1943), feels sorry for characters/ [the second part of this letter appears to have been written after the letter of March 3] preparing to continue on their trip, as they can do nothing more for Sandy. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 March 3. APO New York. 4p. Interrupted trip, because they met a friend, Sandy, who needed help; finds most Americans he meets to be obnoxious and compare unfavorably with British; had bronchitis; has nerve congestion in back of neck; saw movies, Young Ideas, and Spitfire. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 March 7-9. APO New York. 6p. Describes wonderful, mountain town he is in; emancipated women / visit to mountain Buddhist shrine; view of the entire Sikkim range and the plume of Mount Kanchenjunga; visit to a village; tomorrow will go to a spot where he can see the sun rise on Mount Everest. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 March 15. APO New York. 3p., envelope Back at base after leave; got violently ill with diarrhea the evening after writing his last letter [March 9] so missed view of Everest. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 March 20. APO New York. 3p. Attributes Norman's and Cecil's rude behavior to drunkenness; asks her to stay away from horses; pride in having served with the AFS; says he respects her civil rights views, but that she may go too far in arguing them with others; met a South African, who hopes that America will take over. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 March 25. APO New York. 4p. He is at a post known as Cafe Malaria; Julia Bigham's moodiness; due to leave India in September; a plane hit his ambulance; incidents with the colonel. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 March 27. APO New York. 3p. Replies to several things mentioned by MKR, including A.J. Cronin-George Moore story; Strange Fruit; Minnie Moody poem, the dispute with Cecil, and clarifies his comment about her civil rights viewpoint; enjoying Saki books; they are all taking malaria treatments. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 March 30. APO New York. 4p. He has come to terms with censor; digging, when not making runs; problem with treating infection among natives; friends; most places in area are not on maps; problem with family bar in Georgia; false idea that war is glamorous; enjoys the "Tommies." The envelope of the same date, filed with this letter, is probably not the original. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 April 2. APO New York. 4p. Lost a duffel bag with gifts on his way to base; good financial news about Castle Warden; playing poker; will tell Edith package arrived empty; lost three books; enjoying Saki. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 April 6. APO New York. 3p. Hard rain; glad Verle got command he wanted; tried rattan fruit; warns her against mules as well as horses; news about the canteen and bar; asks significance of the title [Colcorton] of Edith's book. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 April 7. APO New York. 4p., envelope. He is straw boss of native diggers; many Christians among natives; brothel humor; an incident in which he was mistaken for a British officer. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 April 10. APO New York. 5p., envelope. Was able to get past sentry by giving beer, when he did not know pass word; war situation; how he used his cup; would like to turn Freud loose on his schizophrenic dream; hopes Verle will not spoil success of Edith's book; dependency upon Idella. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 April 11. APO New York. 1p., envelope. Enclosing a story he has written to pass time. Accompanied by a.ms., April 10, 1944, 7p. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 April 12. APO New York. 2p. May be able to join friends in renting house boat in Kashmir in June; an unusual looking lizard and snakes. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 April 14. APO New York. 3p. Assures her that he is safe and not in danger; suggests that she contribute to replace lost personal kits of AFS personnel, rather than to ambulance fund; U.S.O. pamphlet on race that was withdrawn because Southerners objected; favorite Saki novels; starting Henry Adams. Excisions by censor. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 April 20. APO New York. 4p. Doesn't think Cronin meant to attribute commercialism to her; he has been in Burma with front line troops; men reported cut-off are safe; he is back in Assam; describes ideal hill post where he is located, but must leave because it is overstaffed May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 April 22. APO New York. 4p. Explains again he is safe and did not know that AFS had sent an alarming cable; view of combat from hill-post; visit to another post; says she is not tough, but a sentimental softy. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 April 23. APO New York. 2p. Last day at hill-post; small boy who guides him through the village bazaar. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 April 30. APO New York. 4p. Story about him, a friend, and a sentry; assigned to driving a major, but has been joined by his colonel-friend; his mess; thrilled over Colcorton. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 May 4. APO New York. 3p. Food and heat are terrible at new post, but he likes it fine. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 May 7. APO New York. 4p. Describes aerial combat between RAF and Japanese airplanes; strong electrical storm; introduction to Norman Peters; two men receiving commendations. Excisions by censor. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 May 8. APO New York. 3p. His situation is safe, but tense; request for leave turned down; retells a dream in which he was sent back to the States and had one day's leave with her. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 May 9. APO New York. 3p. Response to her story about a lady and her roses; he has a mustache; reading Tap Roots (James Street, 1943). May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 May 10. APO New York. 3p. Pessimism of Time and other media not shared by men where he is; stationed in valley between British and Japanese lines with artillery going both ways; one AFS man killed; problems with cook. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 May 11. APO New York. 4p. Response to learning of Ruth Pickering's death. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 May 14. APO New York. 5p. Continued grief over Ruth Pickering; burial of a Tommy; bad storms; Japanese shelling; comments on Cecil and Bob. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 May 17. APO New York. 4p. Storm; commanding officers; ordered two of her books to give a friend, but they did not come; has read Age of Innocence and Victoria Grandolet (Henry Bellamann, 1943); will start Taps for Private Tussie; describes character of Victoria; continued remorse over Ruth. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 May 18. APO New York. 2p. Took Japanese prisoner in; line from Walt Whitman that describes his feelings; view from his post of battle. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. Enveloped addressed to MKR. 1944 May 19. APO New York. Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 May 21. APO New York. 4p. Japanese have taken and blocked road; a burial at his post and the chaplain who performed it; sound and sights of war; describes people with him May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 May 21. APO New York. 3p., envelope. Road blocked; Japanese attack; discussion of "no atheist in a foxhole" and the rule of ninety and nine; Japanese planes shot down and crews captured in village; reading Wide Net by Eudora Welty; she should not worry, for if she receives this letter, it will be proof the blockade has been removed. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 May 26. APO New York. 3p., envelope. Received her first letter regarding Ruth; blockade was temporarily lifted, so they could make a run; one ambulance hit by Japanese; went on a souvenir expedition to a field full of dead Japanese; was nauseated; letters from Edith and Verle Pope. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. AL to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 May 28. APO New York. 4p. Feeling very irritable and has several medical symptoms; still hopes to get to Kashmir in June; thoughts about Ruth Pickering; possible marriage between Ruth and Fred Francis; road opens and closes almost daily, as Japanese plant mines and position mortars at night; Japanese prisoners; story by Lillian Smith; story of deaf and dumb home. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 May 29. APO New York. 2p., envelope. Feeling better; books he ordered, arrived; area is quiet now; road was opened this morning May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 May 30. APO New York. 2p. Has diarrhea again; will ask for sick leave; stench from nearby dead; John Collier stories. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 June 1. APO New York. 2p. Will go on sick leave, maybe to Calcutta; has neuritis in shoulder; things are quiet militarily, but there is mopping up to do; songs of nightingale and other birds; lotus flowers in pond. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. Telegram to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings [1944] June 2 [Calcutta?] Upset by news of tragedy [death of Ruth Pickering]; otherwise all right; hopes she has recovered. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 June 5. APO New York. 4p. He and Tom Dolan arranged to go on sick leave the same day he last wrote; hitched ride on an American plane to a city [Calcutta?]; a British officer drove them to a nice hotel; tub was so dirty after he bathed that he cleaned it himself; has lost lots of weight, but believes he will recover shortly. Excisions by censor. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 June 7. APO New York. 4p. Four or them, now in Delhi, are trying to get to Kashmir; he is still sick; treated well at Red Cross center; Lt. Huish [a friend of Marjorie's] came to see him. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 June 8. APO New York. 2p. Caught train to Rawalpindi; not feeling well; will go by bus to Srinagar, two hundred miles away. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 June 11. APO New York. 3p. Arrived in Srinagar, after two very bad days; trip was very hard and he was sick on way; British medical officer said he might have malaria; delayed for about 24 hours at Kashmir border, because of lack of permit. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 June 16. APO New York. 3p. Is in hospital, but feels better today; being treated with Kaolin for diarrhea, or mild dysentery; the singing birds of Burma; got a letter from Idella; asks if she will meet him in New York May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 June 19. APO New York. 3p. All hell has broken loose in his bowels; may be transferred to a military hospital unless he improves; lakes and canals in the city; a chaplain, less religious than Moe; met officers in charge of stations where he worked. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 June 20. APO New York. 2p. Has been released from hospital, although still not quite well; will go to Gulmarg, before returning to base; hears that the base area is flooded, so may not be able to return; anecdotes about Tom Dolan. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 June 21. APO New York. 2p. Continuing medication; trip to Shalimar garden. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 June 26. APO New York. 4p. Back in Rawlpinda en route to Delhi, Calcutta and base; describes trip to Gulmar, where he played golf. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 June. 27-29 APO New York. 4p. Expects to take train in the afternoon for Delhi; more of trip to Gulmarg and back to Rawlpinda; saw Fred Astaire in You Were Never Lovelier and Joan Crawford in Above Suspicion / train trip to Delhi; still has diarrhea. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 June 30. Delhi. 2p. Have reservations on plane for tomorrow; saw Madame Curie, and Ruth Hussey in The Uninvited; very hot; now has boils; expects to find mail from her in Calcutta. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 July 2-4. [Calcutta] APO New York. 4p., envelope Got mail from headquarters, including two letters from Ruth Pickering; does not want any unpleasantness over Ruth's car; Calcutta is very hot and he hopes to get back to Assam / nursing boils; going to see For Whom the Bell Tolls; met a WAC who deprecated the fabric that he had bought for MKR; got to Calcutta in time to see some of the men whose duty was finished; one of them suffered a fatal heart attack at the station; two boxes of books were waiting for him. With this is a letter fragment of 3 pages, describing a medical examination and round of golf. It appears to refer to his experiences in Srinagar and Gulmar. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 July 6-7. APO New York. 3p., envelope Back at base; only about twelve men are left; pleased with job new commander is doing; has been assigned as assistant and is not driving; boils bothering him; Paul Clark, a friend of Marjorie, is there /jungle is closing in. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. 4 envelopes addressed to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 July 8-Oct. 4. APO New York.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 July 12. APO New York. 5p., envelope Promises he will not try to become a writer, but includes a few lines of verse; he has been asked to write part of a parody of AFS books; Colcorton is grand; Strange Fruit has not arrived, but he know from reviews that it will not be popular with Southerners; received duplicate clippings with very different comments from his mother and wife of story about Negroes attempting to vote; sorry that her letters take time from her writing; a colonel sent some Kaolin and paregoric for his dysentery; news of a family member who did not return from bombing mission over Germany; Zelma's suit. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 July 13. APO New York. 3p., envelope Deanna Durbin movie, His Butler's Sister, shown at base; enjoying monsoon weather; comments about several St. Augustine friends; hopes she can find out when he will be home and that she will be well. Excision by censor May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 July 16. APO New York. 1p., envelope Boils are cleared up and stomach better; he is driving again; Ford ambulances have been replaced by Chevrolets; men enjoy baffling British officers. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 July 22. APO New York. 4p., envelope Strange Fruit is good; A Bell for Adano was grand; social life at base and a drunken evening a mule company's mess; dinner with his colonel and a major; physician's resentment of A.J. Cronin's The Citadel; Cronin's refusal to help with war effort. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 July 30. APO New York. 2p., envelope Doctors have decided he must stay out of the area, so work has started to repatriate him/ suggest she contact AFS office in New York to learn when he might arrive. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 July 30-August 1. APO New York. 12p., envelope Has been in hospital for about one week because of his boils and a high fever; tests show he had carbuncles; had surgery to cut them out / he is much better; plans for coming home; tells how he happened to have been hospitalized in Srinagar; he suffered sun stroke while walking around with high fever; suggests she move Aunt Ida to the Castle Warden May accession.
Baskin, Norton. Telegram /s/ Orton Buskin to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 August 4 [s.l.] Happy birthday! After receiving next cable, she should send no more mail. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 August 4. APO New York. 8p. Still being treated in hospital and is better; she should move Aunt Ida to the Castle; John Clardy and Nettie Martin; tells of two dreams, one in which she met him at the docks and the other in which he addressed a Negro group; discusses Strange Fruit and draws parallels from the racial situation in the U.S. and the British in India and Africa; is enjoying the Screwtape Letters. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 August 7. APO New York. 7p., envelope Expects to be in hospital another five days, or more; describes his environment; the dogs, Topper and Moe; feeling well and gaining weight; not getting her jewelry, because it is overpriced. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 August 15. APO New York. 4p., envelope Has flown into Calcutta and is awaiting passage home; says he has no more pain or fever; will welcome monotony; Paul Clark and Frank Mayfield are there, awaiting transportation; saw movie, Romeo and Juliet; war news; gave Screwtape Letters to a confused major, whom it helped. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 August 18. APO New York. 3p., envelope No word on when he will be able to leave; wished he had stayed in hospital; has a new boil; discouraged by attitude at AFS headquarters; complains about Calcutta; says best place to drink is at movie theaters. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 August 22. APO New York. 5 p., envelope AFS inefficiency; visited interesting temples in Calcutta and the Hughley River; had second thoughts about the fabric he bought for her after seeing someone wearing something similar May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 August 26. APO New York. 4p., envelope Explains his confusing cable [August 4]; six men in his room, all have stomach trouble; names several movies he has seen; searching for books for return trip; Zola's Nana, Lady Chatterly's Lover and Heptameron are very popular there, as is a German propaganda piece, The Escapades of Erotic Edna; has a book by DuMaurier, an issue of American Mercury; a book by Maugham, and A Tree Grows in Brooklyn; an annoying Dr. Berry. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 August 30. APO New York. 4 p. Refers to some AFS publicity release; Frank Mayfield is getting to fly home; doctor who wants to buy Castle Warden; Idella at the picture show; still bothered by boils, but believes they will heal once he leaves; going to see Night Must Fall. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 September 5-6. APO New York. 6p. Back in the hospital; illness started about a week ago with nausea and diarrhea; describes symptoms and hospital / expects to be released in about three days. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 September 8. APO New York. 4 p. Not sure where she is, so he is sending her mail to Scribners; feels better, but illness has not been diagnosed; may be liver problem; parody of detective fiction regarding his illness; more letters from Ruth; he has been a "peripatetic invalid" in India. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. AL to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (fragment?) 1944 September 18. APO New York. 2p. Doctor still has not diagnosed illness, but suspects amoebic dysentery; he is much better; thinks of her. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 September 25. APO New York. 3p., envelope He was placed with his doctor's most seriously ill patients; two died shortly thereafter; very unhappy. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. Telegram to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 September 28 [Calcutta] He is still there, but hopes to leave soon; health improved. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 October 1. APO New York. 1p. Chance he may be able to get on the American Hospital Plane in a couple of weeks, but may be too weak for the trip. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 October 4. APO New York. 1p., envelope Says he is much better. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 October 11. APO New York. 3p., envelope Has been told he can be flown home, but will need two more weeks of recovery; doctor believes he has amoebic dysentery and typhoid; where she might meet him and what he will do when he comes home. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1944 December 14 [i.e. October] APO New York. 4p. Feels wonderful, but weak; can go to bathroom on his own; may not be able to get plane priority, but a ship will be leaving at the end of the month; pleased that doctor could cure him without knowing what was wrong; monsoon storms from the air. Excisions by censor. May accession.

Letters to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings by Norton Baskin, 1945-1953
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1945 Feb. 6 P.M. Sunday. St. Augustine. 2p., envelope Meetings with Chef and Doug about hotel. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings [1945 Feb. 7] Monday. St. Augustine. 7 p. Invited Aunt Ida to buffet and then to see Belle of the Yukon with Gypsy Rose Lee; news of people he has seen and business he is taking care of. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1945 March 21 P.M. St. Augustine. 6p., envelope Interviewing people for jobs; has two leads on someone to work for her, including a woman from Hastings who, he thinks, is very promising. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. 3 ALLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings [ca. 1945 April ? St. Augustine] 12p. When he comes will depend upon when Doug returns; kill off the snakes before he gets there; will have to hire a person who applied for a desk-clerk job because his name is Rawlins / Knows she will be glad to have finished speaking to the ladies; likes hotel again; Doug is leaving; salesman who says he was cussed out by Zelma Cason; bridge with Fred and Jean Francis. May accession
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1945 April [11] Wednesday. St. Augustine. 3p., envelope Hopes her trip home is okay; played golf and drank with friends; Martha said she is expecting Adrena any day; she is safer than Idella. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. 1945 April 12 [P.M.] Thursday. St. Augustine. 4p., envelope Problems at the Creek; note from Phil May about the suit; saw Hangover [Square]; Doug has a new job. The envelope is misaddressed to Union Springs, AL. MKR was at Cross Creek at this time. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. 2 ALLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1945 April [13]-14 [P.M.] Friday - Saturday. St. Augustine. 2, 2p., envelope Her horrible dreams; hard to get help; Negroes are getting their revenge; saw Meet Me in St. Louis/ Hotel news. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1945 April 15 [P.M.] St. Augustine. 2p., envelope Won't come over tomorrow; Lois Hardy's health; hopes Julia has not been fooled. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1945 April 16 [P.M.] St. Augustine. 4p., envelope Interviewed a potential maid for her. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1945 April [16] Monday night. St. Augustine. p., envelope Enclosing letter he missent to Union Springs [cf. April 12, 1945]; ocean fishing with Fred Francis; he behaved over the weekend. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1945 April 23. St. Augustine. 3p., envelope. Hated leaving her; unpleasant return to Castle Warden; had dinner with Clint with Mr. and Mrs. Young present; hopes Adrena will come work for her; hopes she is better. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1945 April 26 [P.M.] St. Augustine. 7p., envelope Maids for her and for the hotel; invitation to dinner with the Youngs; Langston Moffett interviewed him for column about AFS; Mrs. Young invited them to dinner; gossip about friends; will have to change the night clerk, Rawlins, who is in the Little Theater. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1945 May 8 P.M. St. Augustine. 4p., envelope The Barrys; Clarence Brown; the prospective maid from Hastings; article on AFS and him appeared. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1946 Jan. 17 P.M. St. Augustine. 5p., envelope Help is better than he expected; sale of the Castle seems to have gone through; he dislikes debt; relates anecdote of a man in Union Springs who would not owe a nickel; Hariette [Biglow] wants him to hire someone. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1946 Jan. 30. St. Augustine. 4p., envelope Carl Brandt wants her to call as soon as possible about a deal with MGM; he has been to Marineland; the Dolphin is being painted; her dejection because a judge will not testify; her aunts and the "Pearl Harbor probe." Badly water stained. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1946 Feb. 21 P.M. St. Augustine. 3p., envelope He is jittery; days are okay, but he hates the nights; her visit with the Youngs. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1946 March 5. St. Augustine. 4p., envelope Glad she is finishing up her posing; he is not feeling well; describes instant coffee. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1946 March 6. St. Augustine. 4p., envelope Selling of puppies by Chef; problems with help at hotel; suspicions about the Houstons. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1946 March [9] Saturday. St. Augustine. 4p., envelope Missed her at the cottage, because his new car had a flat; some visitors whom he did not like; Saturday Evening Post writers; [the Dolphin] opens tomorrow. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1946 March 10 P.M. St. Augustine. 3p., envelope Working at the Dolphin; looking for her Tuesday; fish are fascinating; ordered a surf reel. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1946 March 19 P.M. St. Augustine. 4p., envelope Problems with tax preparer; he and she both owe large 1943 taxes; distressing news about Arthur; Chef is sick; asks her to bring aunts; Martha's manipulations. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1946 March 21. St. Augustine. 4p., envelope Sorry about tax news; had hoped to come to the Creek, but sleeping arrangement is too complicated; Chef is better; the Sabins are there; dinner with the Popes, Mr. Burden, and the Whitneys delayed while the staff played with puppies. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1946 April 6. St. Augustine. 4p., envelope Tax returns; some guests for dinner at the Dolphin; final details of selling the hotel. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1946 April 10. St. Augustine. 5p., envelope Still short of help at restaurant, but really enjoying it; incident concerning Bob [Camp?]; she was right to turn down the MGM offer; Mr. Martin's comment about being depicted in Cross Creek. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1946 April 22. St. Augustine. 2p., envelope Plans for trip to Union Springs. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1946 [April 24?] Wednesday. St. Augustine. 4p., envelope He was over it [illness?] but unpleasant ride made him ill again; some friends he has seen; replies to her comments about food at the restaurant [cf. her letter of April 19] May accession
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1946 May 13 P.M. St. Augustine. 3p., envelope Illness; witnesses for the trial; staff at the restaurant. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1946 June 2 P.M. St. Augustine. 4p., envelope Congratulations [on outcome of trial]; writing trial up for the Saturday Review; paying back obligations; entertained the Theodore Pratts; Walter Gilkyson is at the Castle on business; news about friends. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1946 June 5. St. Augustine. 4p., envelope Packages are being sent from India; Norman Berg and family are visiting; Joe Ellis and Alabama politics; news about friends. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1946 June 6. St. Augustine. 2p., envelope Reports on a trip to Georgia to see family; an evening with the Popes. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1946 September 16. St. Augustine. 4p., envelope Bus and train trip home, after going with her to Blowing Rock; saw Idella on the bus. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1946 September 18. St. Augustine. 4p., envelope News of family and friends. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1946 Sept. 20 P.M St. Augustine. 5p., envelope Exterminating fleas at the cottage; Saturday Review a-crostics; reading Foxes of Harrow (Frank Yerby, 1946) May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1946 Sept. 23. St. Augustine. 4p., envelope Saturday Review a-crostic; he has heard nothing about Zelma appealing; his mother is going home; visit to see Aunt Ida and Miss Grace. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1946 Sept. 27. St. Augustine. 3p., envelope Train ride home from Alabama; letter from Idella, who seems happy. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1946 Sept. 30. St. Augustine. 6p., envelope Says he can come meet her when she is ready to leave, but that they can't go visiting because of pets; Norman and Julie are coming to the beach; some relatives who are very interested in family history; his sister met Olivia de Haviland. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings [1946 October 1. St. Augustine] 5p. The Bergs will be at the Village Court; Janise's account of the de Haviland party; news of Bob Camp and Cecil Clark. Written on MKR's Cross Creek stationery. May accession(279)
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1946 Oct. 4. St. Augustine. 5p., envelope The Bergs came from Atlanta; asks if she shouldn't come home, since the weather is bad; another period with no help at the restaurant; May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Waldorf Towers, NY 1946 Nov. 25. St. Augustine. 6p., envelope She should have the best at the Waldorf; he is feeling better; visit from the Bergs; her new convertible Ford is ready [for him?] May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Waldorf Towers, NY 1946 Nov. [27] Wednesday. St. Augustine. 5p., envelope Concerned that she feels harassed; doesn't know if he can join her in New York, because some of his help has quit; Idella cooked dinner for guests; trying to get a surplus carry-all from Camp Blanding; glad that she saw Playboy and hopes she gets to see Olivier in Henry V. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Waldorf Towers, NY 1946 Nov. 29. St. Augustine. 4p., envelope Describes an automobile accident in which he was involved; he will not be able to come up; will buy the Ford convertible. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1947 Feb. 23. [St. Augustine] 4p. Thanks her for seeing him through difficult time; letters between him, Mr. Rolleston, and Mr. Burden; has not heard from Cosmopolitan; Mildred is still with him. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1947 Feb. 25. St. Augustine. 4p., envelope Glad the populace is friendly; man, she asked about, is now a baker at the Castle Warden; weather is cool; some people he met turned out to be journalists, and he and she were featured in a newspaper in Ohio. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings [1947 March 7?] Friday. St. Augustine. 4 p., envelope Understands the necessity of her going away to work; replies to her comment about his smirking at her; will deliver note to the Gilkysons; Dr. Atchley is coming; Sally Rand and her girls are at Marineland; Ross Allen delivered two boa constrictors for use in the show. The accompanying March 8th envelope was found with the Feb. 23rd letter. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1947 March 12. St. Augustine. 5p. Says that "if you muddy the water, the sons-of-bitches" will arise, referring to management problems at Marineland; questions about service for a colored chauffeur and service to Jews and Negroes; he has been hosting women who work at Marineland for lunch. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1947 April 10 P.M. St. Augustine. 3p., envelope Weather is hot; can't come to the Creek while the Hardys are there, but hope they will come to see him; Verle Pope cannot be found; did not go to PEN women's party. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1947 May 26 P.M. St. Augustine. 6p., envelope Supposes she has heard about suit; wanted to come over, but could not; says the justices decision is a shame, but hopes she will accept it, settle the suit, and get it over with; according to the grapevine, he is "out" at Marineland. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville, NY 1947 June 24. St. Augustine. 5p., envelope Train trip back to St. Augustine from New York; new chef called today, will pick him up in St. Augustine; Phil May sent word of denial of Zelma's suit; news about Jean Francis; tells her to watch the stairway, the road, and the bottle. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville, NY 1947 June 27. St. Augustine. 6p., envelope Met his new chef, whose luggage was lost, at the bus station; chef unexpectedly bought a lot of new equipment, which may cause a new problems with management; Uncle Norton told him that the chef, Mion, was temperamental, but Norton thinks he will be okay; had no trouble getting in house, because it had not been locked; making arrangements for remodeling the cottage. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ANS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville [1947 July? St. Augustine] 1p. Mr. Leyvraz is hammering away [on cottage] May accession.159
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville, NY 1947 July 2? P.M. St. Augustine. 6p., envelope The chef is getting the food out all right, but NB had to refrain him from confronting the general manager over equipment; plans for the cottage; problems with the dogs, Topper and Mildred; showing of the Yearling in Daytona Beach; she seems to be Mrs. Young's summer project. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville [1947 July 5?] Saturday [St. Augustine] 3p. Quiet July 4th; Mion is doing very well with the staff; Topper is frequently running away to a new love; deposit slip for interest on the Castle Warden mortgage; a meeting with the buyer; work on the cottage; asks if she has finished the Book of Knowledge article; report by Rebecca West on the Greenville[?] trial in the New Yorker. May accession(145).
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville [1947 July 7?] Monday [St. Augustine] 3p. Describes his day Mion's handled staff who made unreasonable demands, but replacements will not last long; anecdotes about characters around the restaurant; believes Verle Pope is worried about a business venture; Edith's charades, including one of MKR; asks if she got Tarbell's biography [of Owen Young?] May accession.(123)
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville, NY 1947 July [8] Tuesday. St. Augustine. 2p., envelope Mion is having a problem coping with the personnel situation; says she probably will object to plans for the cottage, but it may be too late, as work is proceeding rapidly; went to Dayton Beach for the Yearling and saw it really for the first time. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville [1947 July 9?] Wednesday [St. Augustine] 2p. Miss Grace read his horoscope; despair over his chef's handling of help; house coming along nicely; saw the movie The Chase (1946). May accession (47)
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville, NY 1947 July 10. St. Augustine. 2p., envelope Problems with the chef's behavior; a nephew, Sanford Ellis, and family visiting; Topper is back; trapping rats in kitchen. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville, NY 1947 July 21. St. Augustine. 1p., envelope Not surprised at her buying a house; afraid staff will all quit, because of the chef; visited the kitchen at the Alhambra; AFS friends visiting. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville, NY 1947 July 24. St. Augustine. 1p., envelope Chef fixed an excellent dinner for the Pope and friends; cottage coming along well; the chef has announced that anyone who does not like working for him must give one week's notice, or he will put them in jail and sue them. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville, NY 1947 July 28. St. Augustine. 4p., envelope Sorry about her illness and that book has not been going better; cottage work is going slowly; motors are out on his walk-in freezers; Mion will be leaving, as they have agreed that he is not suited for the job, because he cannot handle the help; a young man was attacked by a barracuda in the surf and lost his leg; his AFS guests are leaving. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville, NY 1947 July 31. St. Augustine. 3p., envelope He is staying at the Village Court, while work is going on at the Cottage; visit with Aunt Ida; Topper has fallen in love with him, while Mildred has fallen in love with a carpenter; Mion's last night; Idella and her mother-in-law cleaned out the cottage kitchen. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville, NY 1947 August 1 [St. Augustine] 2p. Took Mion to St. Augustine; paid him for four extra weeks, but Mion presented him with a bill for additional wages due; Mama arrived this morning; Neal Smith and mother came by; Smith had taken plants to Cross Creek. With this is a transcript of letter from ETP to MKR, March 1, [1944] May accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville, NY 1947 August 3 P.M. St. Augustine. 2p., envelope Work on the cottage; rumors that they are separated; news of friends and family. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville, NY 1947 August 8. St. Augustine. 3p., envelope. New chef turned out to be an acute alcoholic and only lasted a week; news of friends; Edith has two girls for trial adoption; work on the cottage. Includes a one page drawing of the cottage. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville (fragment) [ca. 1947 August 15? St. Augustine] 2p. News about the cottage; her visit with the Bighams; how badly he wants to get away; man from MacIntosh with material he wants her to put into a story. Salutation page missing. May accession.(3)
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville, NY 1947 August 25 P.M. St. Augustine. 4p., envelope Has been too busy to write; new chef is good, but has problems with other help; family members are coming; cottage is coming along fine. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville, NY 1947 August 28 P.M. St. Augustine. 3p., envelope Work on the house; he wants to go there; Verle is home; the girl Verle and Edith have adopted; special CBS broadcast and dinner at the Dolphin; a plumber called to offer to help the Baxters get water; Idella borrowed $25.00; family news; Arthur's business. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville, NY [1947 Sept. 1?] Monday. St. Augustine. 2p., envelope A hot Labor Day; saltless diet; menus for the restaurant; the Pope's problem with child; his mother's narrow mindedness; work on the cottage; about half-way through Walter Gilkyson's book. The envelope with this letter is postmarked 1949, but the contents suggest the 1947 date. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville, NY 1947 September 6 P.M. St. Augustine. 2p., envelope Replies to her comments about being weaned from the Creek; Edith's two new daughters; work on the house. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville, NY 1947 September 11 P.M. St. Augustine. 2p., envelope Work is going well with the cottage; family story his mother told him; glad she did not send letter to Edith about the adoption. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville, NY 1947 September 11 P.M. St. Augustine. 1p., envelope Good report on Mildred, the dog; reading The Root and the Flower (L.H. Myers, 1947); says it is a bit Prousty, and that she would enjoy it; Red Vines, Norman Berg and other visitors; good report on the new chef; Idella did not mention Bernard's hospital trip. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville [1947? ca. Sept. 15] Friday [St. Augustine] 1p. Three-day storm at time of Aunt Ida's birthday; no damage to cottage. May accession (69)
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville, NY 1947 September 16 P.M. St. Augustine. 3p., envelope Breezy day with storm on the way; Aunt Ida's report on MKR; her problem of finding water; colors, book shelves, and tiles for the cottage; report from Verle and Edith on the child; St. Augustine beach being evacuated. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville, NY 1947 September 20. St. Augustine. 3p., envelope Replies to her terse note about blank checks [cf. Sept. 17]; visit with Norman Berg and others; news of Idella; plans to leave on the 4th; Robert Huston has quit; enjoyed two books, Not Now but Now and The End of My Life (Vance Bourjaily, 1947). May accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville, NY 1947 September [24] Wednesday. St. Augustine. 2p., envelope Report on storm; visit from Ernest Hemingway; he asked about her and if she were afraid to write; the Hemingways' cat problem; his son's illness; shelves for the cottage; plans for his trip. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville, NY 1947 September 25. St. Augustine. 3p., envelope Cannot get the work finished a the cottage in time to leave as planned; cottage is beautiful, but cost a great deal; news about the restaurant and a recent storm. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville, NY 1947 September 30 P.M. St. Augustine. 2 p., envelope Northeaster and work on the house; played bridge with the Popes and Jean Francis; will take his mother to Valdosta; not sure when he can leave. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville [1947 ca. October 1?] St. Augustine] 3p. Took mother back to Valdosta and returned to storm; work on cottage; sad story of a couple, who recently lost a son, staying at Marineland. May accession (62)
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville, NY 1947 October 5 P.M. St. Augustine. 3p., envelope Problems in domestic lives of restaurant employees; plane crash in ocean, off of Matanzas bridge; Marineland skiff made rescue; looking forward to getting away; still trying to get cottage finished. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville, NY 1947 October 7 P.M. St. Augustine. 2p., envelope The storm and other problems that were so dismal yesterday are all brighter today; the cottage is about ready to move into; he will get Idella to help with the cleaning; make some arrangements at the restaurant, then catch the train from Jacksonville on Saturday. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville, NY [1947 ca. October 15?] Tuesday [St. Augustine] 7p. Concerned about her health; problem with married couple at the restaurant; will try to leave next week; Audubon she sent him; spent his birthday with the Popes. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. Telegram to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings [ca. 1947? November? St. Augustine] When fear left, love came in; even loves the Palatka Portia May accession 280
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Harkness Pavilion, NYC 1947 November 12 P.M. St. Augustine. 3p., envelope Encouraging news from her tests; news of Bob and Nancy Camp and of Cecil Clark. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. Telegram to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Harkness Pavilion [1947?] Nov. 17. St. Augustine. Would take her place, because he loves her May accession.190
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Harkness Pavilion, NYC 1947 November 17. St. Augustine. 7p., envelope Her condition; Priscilla Cabell and her daughter came to visit; Mrs. Young, who is very concerned about her son, visited; Moe has found another girlfriend, but Norton will not have another situation, as with Mildred. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Harkness Pavilion, NYC 1947 November 18. St. Augustine. 7p., envelope Menage a trois between Topper, Moe, and Catherine the Great; spent most of the night with Marcia Davenport's new book (East Side, West Side, 1947), and sees why she is apprehensive about the characters being recognized; the Marineland general manager may be fired when Mr. Burden and Mr. Whitney arrive. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Harkness Pavilion, NYC 1947 November [20] Thursday. St. Augustine. 3p., envelope Relief from Dr. Atchley's call and report; fight between Moe and Topper; her desk was delivered and he is exhausted from having to help carry it; Mr. Burden has arrived. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Harkness Pavilion, NYC 1947 November 21. St. Augustine. 6p., envelope Mrs. Cabell must have publicized her hospitalization, as it is now in the papers; more of Moe's love affair; disagrees with Edith's criticism of East Side, West Side; a woman who is interested in John Clardy; Cecil's brother, Rabbit, died May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Harkness Pavilion, NYC 1947 November 25. St. Augustine. 5p., envelope Cabell's note did not amuse Edith; talk that Mr. Whitney gave on the Air Force to department heads at Marineland; Whitney and Mr. Burden; reading The Saxon Charm (Frederic Wakeman, 1947); Moe is over his affair; problems in his family. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville, NY 194[8?] June P.M. St. Augustine. 3 p., envelope Finds he likes instant coffee; defrosted the freezer; a long account of three people whom he hosted for the weekend and found very unpleasant; have lots of tables for the cottage May accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville, NY 1948 June 12 P.M. St. Augustine. 2p., envelope Writes about coming up; anecdotes about Moe and Uki; Illya Tolstoy is there; Martha and March came for a visit; plans for driving back; an army couple that he entertained. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville, NY 1948 Sept. 25 P.M. St. Augustine. 10p., envelope Dinner with Edith and family and Mr. Bull, editor of Town and Country; discussed Mr. Roberts; Edith had been to New York and reported on the Scribner's: Mr. Scribner's operation; Martha Gellhorn's agonizing over book, and Hurston's arrest; advises her not to go rescue Hurston; visit of relatives and friend; Idella did not come home; hopes she is with MKR; bought a house in Union Springs. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to MKR. 11 p. [1948? Oct? Marineland] Personal comments about how he feels. Describes dinner with Edith and Verle Pope. Describes the beaching of 44 whales on Anastasia Island. Oliver accession
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville, NY [1948] October 4. St. Augustine. 6p. Comments on her climb of Mr. Tom to save Uki; depressed; friends, Koota and Jimmy; ordered books by Hurston and Gellhorn. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville, NY 1948 October 12 P.M. St. Augustine. 1p., envelope Travel accommodation to Montgomery, Alabama, and on to New York. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville, NY 1948 Oct. 20 P.M. St. Augustine. 2p., envelope Northeasterly wind; sending her letter from Treasury Department. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville [ca. 1949?] Thursday [St. Augustine] 3p. Four days of rain has caused flooding; going to court on behalf of son of woman who works for him; glad Uki is better; did not like Edna Lee's Queen Bee (1947); fallish weather. May accession.(73)
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville [ca. 1949?] Friday [St. Augustine] 2p. Visit from Thelma Shortridge and an F.B.I. man who wanted MKR to co-write his memoirs; Idella's mistaken news that MKR is in hospital in Baltimore; Aunt Ida's report of a woman in Van Hornesville whom MKR should meet. May accession (133)
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville, NY [ca. 1949? St. Augustine] 2 p. Story about sailors whose car got stuck on beach; interest on mortgage of the Castle; British Who's Who; man at Marineland with lots of credentials. May accession(136).
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville [ca.1949? St. Augustine] 3p. Carved eagle in her Van Hornesville home; he has a bladder infection; Florida power pole on her property; expecting Idella [returning from New York?] May accession.(148)
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville [ca. 1949? St. Augustine] 2 p. Norman's reaction to her letter of despair; eastern cookbook; Idella and cooking chitterlings; does not believe cow story May accession.(150)
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville [ca. 1949?] Friday [St. Augustine] 4p. An account of his social life; family visitors; visit from Martin Dibner and family; Dibner says he finds writing impossible; visitors who come looking for her for writing advice; visit from Sean Berg, his mother Lillian and step-father; parties, one of which included Tracy L'Engle and Mr. Granville, the actor; dance recital including Peggy and Sally coming up, Monday; disagreement between Aunt Ida and Miss Grace; not to let herself be bullied. May accession.(152)
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville [ca. 1949?] [St. Augustine] 3p. Visit with the Pope's; dance recital including Peggy Pope; he was wrong about Madame Undset; reading Waugh, Wolfe, and Kafka; Nancy [Camp] is getting married in North Carolina; discusses Chamber-Hiss affair, says Chambers impressed him as a man trying to get right with God and conscience before committing suicide. (May accession 149)
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville, NY 1949 May 15 [P.M.] St. Augustine. 4p., envelope Trip to Union Springs and back; sending [portraits of?] Everardus Bogardus and Aneke Jans; cottage seemed lonesome upon his return. May accession(85)
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville [1949 July. St. Augustine] 3p. Her being stopped for speeding; sorry that Gertrude is not working out; uncomplimentary talk about Verle as a politician; visit from the Hannas; tea for Jean Hardy upon her graduation from Rollins; Priscilla Cabell's death. May accession.(151)
Baskin, Norton. 3 A. Poscards S. to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville, NY 1949 July 1. New York. Bored and lonely in New York. May accession(269)
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville [1949? July 5-6?] Tuesday-Wednesday [St. Augustine] 2 p. Got tied up in New York, because of holiday traffic; Idella was caught, too; saw Lend an Ear, Detective Story and Hamlet; saw fireworks / passed up invitation to attend Dick Pope's party in Daytona Beach. May accession (68)
Baskin, Norton. A. envelope to MKR 1949 July 23. St. Augustine. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville, NY 1949 July 30 P.M. St. Augustine. 2p., envelope Wonders what Leonabel said when she asked Mr. Youngs opinion about "How you doing;" visits with the Popes; family visitors; Idella is ready to go to Van Hornesville, but has not told Bernard; refers to plays Detective Story and Kiss Me, Kate; hottest summer he has ever seen. May accession(118)
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville [1949 August? St. Augustine] p. Life photographer and newspaper man at Marineland; bad electrical storm; visit from the Popes and an estimate of Edith; Idella fixed supper; Idella's way of telling Bernard that she is going back to Van Hornesville; meeting between Idella, Bernard, and another couple May accession (147)
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville [1949 August?] Friday [St. Augustine] 2p. Idella borrowed his car; told him that Bernard was angry because she was going back to work for MKR; discovered Pantastic, a non-stick pan coating; asked Scribner's to send her a large dictionary. May accession (138)
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville, NY 1949 August 2 P.M. St. Augustine. 2 p., envelope Mistaken about identity of a cat that he thought might be Uki, who is lost and presumed dead; financial information; talks with Aunt Grace about a book called The Alexandrians; visit from the Bergs, including some disagreements and a visit with the Popes; carpet cleaning and car trouble. May accession(139).
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville, NY 1949 August 10 P.M. St. Augustine. 2p., envelope Breeze is relieving extremely hot day; Idella fixed a nice dinner for company; believes she is displeased with Bernard and will go to Van Hornesville soon; Edith Pope's curiosity; dinner at Ponte Vedra; news of sister, Janise; reading The Stumbling Stone (Aubrey Menen, 1949); she should not tear up letters she writes him; apologizes for using her stationery. May accession (141)
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville, NY 1949 August 13. St. Augustine. 2p., envelope Her birthday; Ed Granberry called; conversation he had with a clergyman, who is liberal in his behavior, but conservative in social views; his mother is coming for a visit; Marjorie K. [MKR's niece?] May accession (140)
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville, NY 1949 August 18. St. Augustine. 2p., envelope Hopes things held out there until Idella arrived; visits with Edith and John Maloney, who is raising money for a school near Banner Elk; reading Love in a Cold Climate (Nancy Mitford, 1949) and A Little Sleep, a Little Slumber (Norman Katkow, 1949); probably will take Janise to the Creek. May accession(146)
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville, NY 1949 August 20. St. Augustine. 5p., envelope Margaret Mitchell's death; says she should stop work for awhile; visit of Janise and [her son?] Dalby; visit from Kathleen and Charlie Dumas. May accession (167)
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville [1949? September?] Tuesday [St. Augustine] 4p. Sand blown-in from storm; visit with Mrs. Claude Pepper; lengthy account of disagreements between Norman Berg and Mrs. Pepper, and argument between Berg and Verle Pope. May accession(134)
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville [1949? September?] Wednesday [St. Augustine] 2p. Chest came today; accounts of parties and guests; missed Aunt Ida's birthday; storm may be coming; she is mistaken if she thinks he feels coldly about her book; refers to her statement that she has "hurdled a hurtle"; stopped to see the Youngs; she should avoid movie, The Fountainhead. May accession 74
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville, NY 1949 Sept. 2 P.M. St. Augustine. 6p., envelope Describes bad storm; some damage to shrubbery; will drive sister and Dalby to Valdosta. May accession(164)
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville, NY 1949 Sept. 17. St. Augustine. 1p., envelope Thanks her for gift of wardrobe; Edith not feeling well; Verle returned from legislative session; Baptist Church centennial in Union Springs; asks if she has Eudora Welty's new book (Golden Apples, 1949). May accession (117)
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville, NY 1949 October P.M. St. Augustine. 2p., envelope Pleased with her improvement and with Uki's; visit from the Berg's; trip to Canada sounds good, if not too far; new automobiles; may go to Georgia for relative's birthday. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to MKR. 3 p. [ca. 1950? Crescent Beach] Has returned from a trip, apparently to New York, where he got sick and where he saw Pearl Primus dance. Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to MKR. 2 p. [ca. 1950? Crescent Beach] Various news items of friends and family. Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to MKR 2 p. [1950? Crescent Beach] News about relatives, Pearl Primus, the Youngs, etc. Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to MKR. 3 p. [1950? Crescent Beach] Says the Young will start for Van Hornesville on July 9th. Someone left a rosary and an Alcholics Anonymous card in his car. Comments about Arthur. Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to MKR. 5 p. [1950? Crescent Beach] Comments about a trip that Marjorie apparently took with Lois Hardy. Gloria Swanson came to Marineland. He is involved in real estate development at Vilano Beach. Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS, with a. note, to MKR, fragment, 3 p. [1950? Crescent Beach] Says it would be wonderful if Idella would come back. The second page does not follow the first. Either a page is missing, or these are fragments of two letters. Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to MKR. 2 p. [1950 January 3. Crescent Beach] Describes a visit by James B. Cabell and his New Year's eve. He says Idella is the "best" for her and she should forget the idea of getting along without her. Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to MKR. 3 p [1950? Jan. 11. Crescent Beach] Apparently has just returned home, after visiting MKR at Cross Creek. James Cabell has been there. Norton calls him "self-centered." Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS, with a. note, to MKR. 2 p. [1950 Feb. 6. St. Augustine.] Enjoyed his visit to the Creek and happy that she was in a better mood than when she left. Sorry that she is having such difficulty with writing, and suggests that she should take a few days off. Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS (fragmentary) to MKR. 2 pages, no salutation, or ending. [1950? Feb.? Crescent Beach] Got in argument with a group of news reel cameramen over race. Ended up in crap game. Reading a Hemingway installment in Cosmopolitan. Attended a dinner Mr. Mellon gave for Mrs. Dupont at Marineland. Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1950 March 2 P.M. St. Augustine. 6p., envelope Reproves her for sharp criticism of his using her stationery; says her unkindness always comes out of a bottle; upcoming dinner with the Youngs, Popes, and Andersons; tax man was nice and said he would get a refund May accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1950 April 4 P.M. St. Augustine. 1p., envelope Dinner with the Clement Woods; Jim Case; Josephine Case sent him The World is a Bridge (Christine Weston, 1950) and Thus Far and No Farther (Rummer Godden, 1946); sore from the Lykes jolt [refers to a minor automobile accident which had occurred in Gainesville a few days before] May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1950 April 5. St. Augustine. 3p. Has fired Bernard [Idella's husband] who does not come to work regularly and has been caught tampering with bar bottles. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1950 April 11. St. Augustine. 2p., envelope Castle Warden deal is okay; encloses check for her to endorse. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1950 April 27. St. Augustine. 3 p., envelope Comments on her relationship with Idella; doesn't see how Idella can stay with her, unless Idella plans to leave Bernard permanently; the artist Abram Poole said the portrait of MKR [by Stad?] was artistically superb. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 1950 May 26. St. Augustine. 3p., envelope Got home yesterday [from Van Hornesville?]; had fun in Scribner's bookstore; enjoying the Horse's Mouth; Member of the Wedding [movie] is wonderful; also enjoyed Gentlemen Prefer Blondes; had a pleasant, wonderful time. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville, NY [1950? June?] St. Augustine. 2p. Lent money to relative to open filling station; a guest who stole liquor; dinner with Edith, who does not like Hemingway's new book and depiction of Martha Gellhorn; hurricane has hit Cedar Keys and is headed towards St. Augustine; Arthur's marriage. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville, NY [1950 June?] St. Augustine. 3p. Dinner with the Popes; telegram from Idella turned out to be from Adela; donacs on the beach; glad Uki has come home [Cf. MKR letter of May 27th] May accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville [1950 June. St. Augustine] 3p. Poisoning rats; Louis and her maid Gertrude; Anne Moffett's reading of The Cocktail Party; will mail The Horse's Mouth and The Lady is Not for Burning; does not believe that Marquand or Hemingway will fall for Thompson's advertising scheme May accession.(250)
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville [1950 June] Wednesday [St. Augustine] 2p. Maggie, Edith's dog, made a mess on their white rug again; brother of Billy threatened by a man with a gun while in the hospital; sending The Horses Mouth, which he thought he had mailed earlier; got some new drops for his ears. May accession.(265)
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville, NY 1950 June 1. St. Augustine. 3p., envelope Invited the Hardys to visit; Doug Thompson looking for a job; losing weight on his diet; rats and rat poison. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville [1950? ca. June 15? St. Augustine] 3p. Her visit with Robert Frost; finding a maid in Ireland; dinner for Ed and Jean [Hardy?]; visit with Aunt Ida; Cabell-Freeman marriage; Edith and Peggy going to Washington. May accession.(249)
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville, NY 1950 June 27 P.M. St. Augustine. 3p. Glad her work is going well; Ed Hardy is not doing as well as hoped, so he and Lois will not come to Florida; views on South Korean situation; finished Christine Weston's book (The World is a Bridge?) and now reading The Feast (Margaret Kennedy, 1950). May accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville [1950 ca. July?] Tuesday [St. Augustine] 2p. Sorry that Mrs. Hurlburt quit and that his firing of Bernard contributed to Idella's leaving; visit with Julia and the Gilkysons; doctor can not do more for Aunt Ida's eyes; AFS letter about Korean service. May accession(260)
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville, NY [1950 July?] St. Augustine. 2p. Asks about going to the Creek; Ed Hardy has improved, but still not doing well; audit of 1948 taxes. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville, NY 1950 July 6 P.M. St. Augustine. 4p., envelope July 4th visitor from Valdosta; visit from Rebecca and Nancy Camp and Nancy's children; the Camps liked the portrait. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville, NY 1950 July 12 P.M. St. Augustine. 3p., envelope He should be there to take care of her; an employee arrested for drunken driving; finished Debby (Max Steele, 1950) and The Man with the Golden Arm (Nelson Algren, 1950); a friend has cancer; wants her to knit him a jacket. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville [1950 August?] Wednesday [St. Augustine] 2p. Sorry that he hurt her feelings when she called; their quarrels have always come from drinking; her nose bleed; visit from Rebecca and party; trouble with his ears; work on highway is slowing traffic. May accession.(259)
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville 1950 August 2 P.M. St. Augustine] 3p., envelope Went to the Creek last week; news of Mrs. Bowen, the Mickens, and J. C. Glisson; stopped by Syrian bar in Palatka on way home and then got lost; Edith upset because Verle was late coming home from Tallahassee. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville, NY 1950 August 7? [P.M.] St. Augustine. 3p., envelope Visit of the Greens and Rebecca Camp and trip to the Youngs' home; news of friends and family. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville, NY 1950 August 12 [P.M.] St. Augustine. 3p., envelope Urges her to do something about her drinking; wants to hear more Pearl Primus stories; Arthur's new problem; tax auditors; Jim Hardy came by on his way to Nassau, Norman Berg's visit; girl that Berg mentioned who might work for her. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville, NY 1950 August 25. St. Augustine. 2p., envelope Work on the road is causing a mess; he is putting up sea walls at the cottage; Edith's dogs messed up the white rug; he has an ear fungus. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville 1950 Sept. 13 P.M. St. Augustine 3p., envelope He received a phone call that Martha was sick, so he went to Cross Creek; she does not appear seriously ill; saw the Bowens and left some money; Norman Berg and Hemingway; Arthur's situation. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville, NY 1950 Sept. 22 P.M. St. Augustine. 2p., envelope Took gift to Aunt Ida for birthday; his cold; news regarding family and friends, including the suicide of the wife of a friend. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville, NY 1950 Oct. [20?] Friday. St. Augustine. 3p., envelope Arrived home from New York in time for the worst hurricane he has seen; describes storm from preliminary squalls on Tuesday to major blow on Wednesday; stayed at Marineland for the night and drove to cottage Thursday and found considerable water damage inside; Marineland reopened Friday; the only book damaged was one by Ford Maddox Ford, which he was reading and left on a chair. A page may be missing between 2-3. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville, NY 1950 Oct. 26? P.M. St. Augustine. 2p., envelope Aunt Ida saw notice of her accident in the newspaper; bridge and cocktails; unhappy at news that the Castle Warden will be turned into Ripley's museum; saw The Cocktail Party and Wolcott Gibbs's Season in the Sun in New York; mix-up over the price of a table. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville, NY 1950 October 31 P.M. St. Augustine. 3p., envelope Her accident; went to Owen D. Youngs birthday party; visit from Martha, Will, and March Mickens; Fred Francis has sold his lodge; the Ford book [Parades End?]] has dried out enough to read; likens Arthur's situation to that of character in the book. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville, NY 1950 November ? P.M. Wednesday. St. Augustine. 3p., envelope Family problems at home; the garden and new well at the cottage; cold weather; did not get to Washington Oaks, but heard that [Mr. Young] is all right. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville, NY 1950 November 6. St. Augustine. 3p., envelope Unusually cold weather; describes a fall by Owen D. Young and subsequent events; Young advised against taking Truman lightly and recommended Jonathan Daniels biography [The Man of Independence, 1950]; sent her to Ford book; comments on characters; advises her to take care about what she writes Arthur. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville, NY 1950 November 10. St. Augustine. 3p., envelope Went to see Mr. Young and found him better; cocktail party for Mrs. Alan Hale, given by Fred Francis; problems with fungus on Marineland sea lions; good results in search for a maid. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to MKR. 4 p. 1951 July 6. Marineland. Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS, with a. note, to MKR. 3 p. [1951 July 16. Crescent Beach] Has visited Aunt Ida and Grace. Describes Fred's new house, next to the Castle Warden. Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to MKR. 3 p. [1951 July 16? Crescent Beach] Had a visit from Rebecca [Camp?] with news of Bob. News about Lucille going to court. He had a letter from Arthur. News about Aunt Ida. Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS, with a. note, to MKR. 2 p. (fragment? Lacks a greeting] [1951 July 23. St. Augustine] Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to MKR. 4 p. [1951 August 6. Crescent Beach] Describes a visit from members of the Camp-Anderson families. Encourages her to try to get Idella back. News about Aunt Ida and the Popes. Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to MKR. 3 p. [1951 August 10. St. Augustine] News about Aunt Ida, the Popes, Norman Berg, etc. Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to MKR. 2 p. [1951 August 23 or 30? Crescent Beach] Happy to hear about Katharine Mulligan. Norman Berg and Gene Baro have visited. Norman is upset over people like Verle Pope. Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to MKR.4 p. [1951 Aug. 27. Crescent Beach] He is pleased that she has found Katharine and does not have to depend on Idella. Describes a "neurotic" guest at Marineland. Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to MKR. 3 p. [1951 Sept. 5. St. Augustine] Describes social events in St. Augustine and other personal details. Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to MKR [1951 Sept. 11. St. Augustine] Has fungal infection. Describes boat trip on the Ocklawaha with the Popes and others. Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to MKR. 3 p. [1951 Sept. 18. Crescent Beach] Hopes she will spend whatever time she wants in New York and at Cross Creek and come to Crescent Beach only when she really wants to. Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to MKR. 3 p. [1951 21 Sept. Crescent Beach] Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to MKR. 4 p. [1951 October 1. Crescent Beach] Has been to the Creek. Things seem in good condition, but there is some feuding going on. Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to MKR. 3 p. [1951 Oct. 7. Crescent Beach] Asks about the status of Arthur and of Katharine. Says he has had to get a new cleaning woman. Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to MKR. 2 p. [1951 Oct. 12. Crescent Beach] Apparently he is getting ready to go to his family home in Alabama. Norman Berg and "Pop" [Berg's father?] came by. Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to MKR. 4 p. [1951 Oct. 18. Sealy Springs, Ala?] He is very pleased with the watch Marjorie has sent him. Describes where he is staying. Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to MKR. 5 p. [1951 Nov. 9. Marineland] He arrived home and found everything ok. Visited Tiffany's in New York. Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to MKR. 2 p. [1951 Nov. 19? Crescent Beach] Went to Ocala to see Chef, who has cancer. Visited the Popes for bridge and entertained Gene Baro. Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to MKR. 2 p. [1951 Nov. 26. Crescent Beach] Describes his Thanksgiving Day. Chef has died. Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to MKR. 4 p. [1951 Dec. 1. St. Augustine] Describes Chef's funeral. News of the Popes, Youngs, etc. Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to MKR. 3 p. [1951? Ca. Dec. 6? Crescent Beach] Says it would be best to leave there on the 19th and get home by the 22nd. Describes a sonic boom in St. Augustine. Is reading plays of Shaw. Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville, NY 1952 June 1 P.M. St. Augustine. 5p., envelope His sleeping habits; trip to Alabama and back; the Youngs departure for the north is being held up by someone's pending divorce; some investments they have in beach real estate; conflict between Edith Pope and Douglas Burden over payment for a film scenario she wrote; saw The King and I. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to MKR. 8 p. [1952 June 19 or 26? Marineland] Supposes she has sent off the last half of the proofs. Recommends that she get on the wagon. He is much better off since stopping his "constant tippling." Describes Aunt Ida's condition. Apparently she had a blood clot. Gene Baro and friend are coming. Glad that she and Catherine "are through." His folks are coming for a visit the 29th. Mentions Uncle Sandy's funeral. Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS, with a. notes, to MKR. 3 p. [1952 ca. July 2? Crescent Beach] Arthur is there with his son Jeff. Norton describes their arrival, the accommodations he has made for them, and their behavior. Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to MKR. 2 p. [1952 July 15. Crescent Beach] News about Arthur and Jeff. Says things are going well. News of Adrenna. Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to MKR. 5 p. [1952 July 26. Crescent Beach] Arthur And Jeff have left, apparently enroute to visit MKR. Thinks the visit helped Arthur, but Norton does not know what should be done next. Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to MKR. 5 p. [1952 ca. July 28? Crescent Beach] Wonders if Jeff and Arthur are on their way. Describes Arthur's "obsession" with Jeff. Various local news. Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to MKR. [1952 July 31? Crescent Beach] Says he feel heartsick about Arthur. Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. TL to MKR. 4 p., fragmentary. [1952 August 15? Crescent Beach] He is excited about a trip. England and Ireland are the place to go. Discusses details. Is looking forward to reading the Hemingway Met a man who said Hemingway told him that Norton was a good friend. Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to MKR. 4 p. [1953 Feb. 11. Crescent Beach] Comments on the reluctance of Anne Virginia [Bennett] to talk about Ellen Glasgow. Says Dale Wills came to see her. News about the Sampsons [Adrenna, etc.] Report on bridge match at the Youngs. Witnessed the crash of a Navy airplane. Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville, NY 1953 July 7 P.M. St. Augustine. 5p., envelope Entertaining friends; Rumer Godden book; Gene's visit. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville, NY 1953 July 13 P.M. St. Augustine. 4p., envelope Urges her to relax more; ill friends; the Popes; Martin Dibner's book [Deep Six? 1953] is good, but reminds him of Mr. Roberts and The Caine Mutiny; an English professor from the University of Florida is looking for nearby property; the children who come with their families to the Dolphin in the summer are often not well behaved. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville [1953? August? St. Augustine] p. Reference to Cunard line; big luncheon; visit from Nancy and Rebecca Camp; Nancy is working and has baby Cliff with her; Harry Lee and wife; financial accounting since Aunt Ida's death. May accession.(153)
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville, NY 1953 August 27 P.M. St. Augustine. 4p., envelope Torn over the idea of trying to get Idella back, but thinks it best not to; visit from his mother and other family; making spoon bread; news of family and friends; title for Edith's new book [River in the Wind, 1952]; Colcorton in paperback P.S. written on back of envelope. May accession
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville [1953? September?] Tuesday [St. Augustine] 2p. Hopes arrangement with the Redjives works; sorry that Louise is ill; they have been offered refusal on an adjacent lot, but he does not think they want it; can have road closed; Rebecca and the Greenes are coming to stay at Marineland; sorry she did not enjoy her trip too much; wonders if Arthur's business was harmed by Korean situation. May accession.(264)
Baskin, Norton. TLS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Van Hornesville [1953? Sept. 4?] Friday [St. Augustine] 4p. Aunt Ida's property and some of MKR's stocks and bonds; hope to have road north of their home closed; told he cannot donate blood because of his medical history; Aunt Wilmer's setback; business picking up from people on the way to Daytona for races. May accession(263).
Baskin, Norton. TLS to MKR, with a. shopping list on envelope. 4 p. [1953 Feb. 17] Crescent Beach Has gotten a television. Watches Kate Smith and Howdy Doody. Sorry that she has "lost a skirmish to the bottle" and hopes she has recovered. Had dinner with the Popes. Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to MKR. 3 p. [1953 Feb. 21. Marineland] He dreads her calls when she has been drinking heavily. He is sick. Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to MKR. 2 p. [1953 Feb. 24? Crescent Beach?] Has been watching television. The Redjives [from New York] are visiting. Mrs. Robertson invited him to visit them and hear Robert Frost speak in Gainesville, but he could not make it. Discusses going to Arizona to visit the aunts. Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to MKR. 3 p. [1953 Feb. 27. Crescent Beach] Comments on the information she is getting about Ellen Glasgow. He got shots for his flu. News about bridge, the Sampsons, etc. Tells of an evening spent with an Episcopal priest arguing about segregation at Sewanee University. Oliver accession.
Baskin, Norton. Telegram to MKR. [n.y.] June 12. Montgomery, AL Oliver accession.

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