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A Guide to the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Papers

Finding aid created by Dept. Staff

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
May 2008


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan, 1896-1953
Title: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Papers
Dates: 1844-2002
Bulk dates: 1916-1953
Abstract: Correspondence, manuscripts, scrapbooks, legal papers, photographs, and other materials created by or related to the author, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings.
Extent: 42.75 Linear feet.
Identification: MS Group 1
Language(s): English
Online Content Items from this collection have been digitized and are available online in the UF Digital Collections. For more information please see the note below.

Biographical/Historical Note

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings was a Pulitzer-winning author who lived in rural Cross Creek, Florida, and wrote novels and stories focusing on rural themes and settings, including The Yearling and Cross Creek.

Marjorie Kinnan was born on August 8, 1896 in Washington D.C. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1918 and became a journalist. In 1919 she married her first husband, Charles Rawlings, and the two lived in New York for several years. In 1928 they left New York and bought an orange grove in Cross Creek, Florida. That same year, her first stories about rural Florida were published: "Cracker Chidlings" and "Jacob's Ladder." This began a long relationship with her editor, Maxwell Perkins of Scribner's.

She and Charles Rawlings divorced in 1933, and Marjorie remained at Cross Creek, concentrating on her writing. Her first novel, South Moon Under, about a family of Florida moonshiners, was published in 1933. Her second novel, Golden Apples, was published in 1935. Her best known work, The Yearling, about a boy who cares for an orphaned fawn, won a Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1939 and was later adapted as a film of the same title (1946). In 1941, she married her second husband, Norton Baskin, a Florida businessman and owner of the Castle Warden Hotel in St. Augustine.

In 1942 Rawlings published Cross Creek, her autobiographical account of life in rural Florida. The book featured many of her neighbors and friends, including her longtime maid, Idella Parker, her friend Zelma Cason, her tenants the Mickens family, and her nearby neighbors the Bass and Glisson families. That same year she also published Cross Creek Cookery, sharing her passion for cooking. In 1943, Rawlings was surprised when Zelma Cason sued her for libel for the manner in which the author had portrayed Cason in Cross Creek. Although Rawlings won the initial case, the trial went to appeal and she was ordered to pay Cason $1 in damages. The case proved to be a great distraction, and it greatly soured Rawlings towards Cross Creek.

For almost seven years, from 1947 until her death in 1953, Rawlings spent part of each year in Van Hornesville, New York, working on her final novel, The Sojourner (1953). When in Florida, she spent most of her time at the Crescent Beach home she and Baskin called "The Cottage." She died on December 14, 1953.

For a bibliography of her works see Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings: a Descriptive Bibliography by Rodger L. Tarr (1996).


Scope and Content

The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Papers consist of correspondence, manuscripts and writings, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, legal papers, and photographs. The collection dates from 1844-2002, with the bulk of the materials spanning from 1916-1953. The collection is divided into five major groups: Correspondence, Manuscripts and Other Writings, Miscellaneous Papers, Papers Related to Ellen Glasgow, and Photographs. These groups, or series, are briefly described below, but more detailed information is provided with the series descriptions.

The correspondence includes approximately 4,100 letters, including approximately 1,400 by Rawlings. The correspondence is divided into two parts: 1) Letters by Rawlings, and 2) Letters to Rawlings and other letters related to her. Correspondents include Maxwell E. Perkins, Sigrid Undset, Archibald Joseph Cronin, Zora Neale Hurston, Margaret Mitchell, James Branch Cabell, Owen D. Young, Gene Baro, Norton Baskin, Charles Rawlings and others.

The writings include early drafts of novels, short fiction, speeches, and poems. Manuscripts, drafts, and notes are included for major works including The Yearling, Cross Creek, The Sojourner, The Secret River, and South Moon Under. In addition to over 30 short stories, there are also autobiographical writings and essays about Marjorie's life and early years at Cross Creek.

The miscellaneous papers include some materials created by Rawlings, but mostly include papers collected by her, or relating to her. They usually originate from her lifetime and have a relationship that makes them a primary source. Secondary and posthumous documents about Rawlings are found in the "Addenda" group. Included here are examples of Christmas greetings from Charles and Marjorie Rawlings, family history, documents collected by Rawlings relating to Zephaniah Kingsley, personal memorabilia, notes on writing, yearbooks and documents from the University of Wisconsin and culinary documents. Related material includes Mickens family letters and documents, two letters by Idella Parker, and documents relating to Charles A. Rawlings, Jr., and to Norton Baskin.

The Ellen Glasgow papers are comprised of material gathered by Rawlings for an intended biography of the 1942 Pulitzer Prize winning author. The documents include correspondence, Rawlings' own manuscript notes, clippings, printed material, and photographs. Many of the letters were copied from correspondence lent Rawlings by Glasgow's family and friends, but some are original, including some of Rawlings' own correspondence.

The photographs include photos of Rawlings at various ages of her life, in group photos, and in various locations such as Cross Creek and Van Hornesville. They also include photos of her family members, friends, and pets.


Access or Use Restrictions

Access

The collection is open for research.

Usage Restrictions

Literary rights to parts of this material belong to the University of Florida Foundation.


Related or Separated Material

Letters and other materials by and about Rawlings exist in several other collections at the University of Florida, including the Brandt and Brandt Papers, the Gene Baro Papers, the Cason vs. Baskin Cross Creek Trial collection (aka, Phil May Papers), the Edith Pope Papers, the Archives of The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society, and an audio recording of an Interview with Rawlings and her maid Martha Mickens.

The originals of Rawlings' letters to Norman Berg are in his papers at the University of Georgia Library. The Scribner Company archives are held at Princeton University.


Administrative Information

Alternative Format Available

Digital reproductions of selected photos and documents in the Rawlings Papers are available online via the University of Florida Digital Collections (UFDC). Please read the Permissions for Use statement for information on copyright, fair use, and use of UFDC digital objects.

Some Rawlings correspondence has been published in the Selected Letters of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, edited by Gordon E. Bigelow and Laura V. Monti (Gainesville: University Presses of Florida, 1983). Letters to James Branch Cabell, held by Virginia Commonwealth University, are printed in "Selected Letters of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings to James Branch and Margaret Freeman Cabell," ed. Jacqueline J. Wilken (thesis, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1993). Max and Marjorie, collected correspondence between Perkins and Rawlings, edited by Rodger L. Tarr, was published by the University Press of Florida in 1999. A volume of her letters to Norton Baskin, The Private Marjorie: The Love Letters of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings to Norton S. Baskin, edited by Rodger L. Tarr, was published by the University Press of Florida in 2004.

Some of the correspondence has been microfilmed. The Smathers Libraries also has microfilm copies of the Perkins correspondence from the Scribner Company archives at Princeton University and the Norman Berg correspondence from the Berg Papers at the University of Georgia.

Alternate Form of Finding Aid

Due to its large size an alternate version of this descriptive finding aid, broken into several pages, is available at http://www.library.ufl.edu/spec/pkyonge/rawlings.htm.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Papers, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Acquisition Information

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings donated her papers to the University of Florida. Additional donations and purchases have expanded the collection. Other donors and sources include Norton Baskin, his grandniece Judith Oliver, and Phil May, Jr.


Contents List

Series 1: Correspondence

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Box 39: Readers letters.

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Letters to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings by Other Authors: A-K
Adams, Leland J. ALS to MKR. 1944 July 4; Camp Stewart, GA. 2 p. Soldier from New England enjoys her writings, but disagrees with some things. Readers' Letters (2002) - Box 39.
Aguirre, Mary Louise (juvenile). ALS to MKR. 1942 Sept. 4; Sierra Madre, CA. 4 p. Fan letter from girl, ill with tuberculosis. Readers' Letters (2002) - Box 39.
Alden, Rose. ALS to MKR. 1953 Jan 23, Irvington, NJ. 4p. Letter of appreciation and criticism of Sojourner.
Alderson, C. L. Telegram to MKR. [1939] Jan 3, Louisville, KY. Greetings.
Alexander, Edythe. TLS to MKR. 1946 Feb. 21; Los Angeles. 2 p. Letter from mother of serviceman, killed in action, who had enjoyed Rawlings's work. Readers' Letters (2002) - Box 39.
Allen, J.S. TL (copy) to Baughman, West, Hiatt. 1954, Feb. 10 Gainesville 1 p. Sends will to be examined for next meeting of Florida Endowment Corporation. Missing as of May 20, 1999.
Allen, J.S. TL (copy) to Chandler, Baughman, Fifield, Hiatt, Johnson, Jones, Robertson, West. 1954, April 22 Gainesville 1 p. Plans meeting to discuss M.K. Rawlings' will and estate for May 7, in lieu of April 26 meeting. Missing as of May 20, 1999.
Alsop, Katherine F. TLS to Bob Camp. 1965, June 30 n.p. 1 p. Asks the possibility of him painting a portrait of Mrs. Rawlings for the Rawlings' collection of the University of Florida Library. Missing as of May 20, 1999.
Alsop, Katherine F. TLS to Bob Camp. 1965, July 12 n.p. 1 p. Shows delight that he will accept the job of painting Mrs. Rawlings' portrait. Missing as of May 20, 1999.
American Field Service. Memorandum /s/ Stephan Galatti, Director General. 1944 March 21. New York. 1 p. Envelope addressed to Mrs. Norton S. Baskin. News that one section was forced to abandon their equipment, but that all men are believed safe. May accession.
Antisdale(?) Mildred. TLS to MKR. 1946 Jan. 27; Miami. 2 p. Letter from friend, discussing Miami and several films. Readers' Letters (2002) - Box 39.
Apostolides, Alexandra. TLS to MKR. 1943 January 26; San Francisco. 1 p. Reader expresses appreciation for Cross Creek. Readers' Letters (2002) - Box 39.
Arne, Sigrid. TLS to MKR. [n.d.] Washington, DC. 4p. Complaints about chore of research and stories.
Arnold, Joe. TLS to MKR. 1943 Jan. 9; "At Sea." 1 p. Sailor in merchant marine expresses appreciation for Rawlings's works. Readers' Letters (2002) - Box 39.
Ataloa. TLS to MKR. 1 p. 1938 Sept. 22; Redlands, CA. 1 p. Appreciation for the Yearling; asks for sequels. Readers' Letters (2002) - Box 39.
Atchley, Dana. ALS to MKR. [1942] Apr 11, Englewood, NJ. 1 1/2p. Praise for Cross Creek Cookery.
Atchley, Dana. ALS to MKR. [1943] Apr 20, Englewood, NJ. 3p. Mentions Steven Benet's Western Star.
Atchley, Dana and Mary. ALS to MKR. [n.d.]Englewood, NJ. 1p. "Inscription" for a cat given to MKR.
Atchley, Mary. Telegram to NB. 1952 March 3. Englewood, NJ. Dana is at Captiva. Oliver accession.
Atkinson, Mollie. ALS to MKR. 1946 Feb. 16; Dorset, England. 3 p. Letter of appreciation from British housewife. Readers' Letters (2002) - Box 39.
Atlantic Monthly. 20 June and August 23, 1917. Boston. 2 TLLS to MKR, returning her poems. 2 sheets.
[Ayers] Het. ANS to NB. [n.d., n.p.]. Apology for missing an engagement. Oliver accession.
Ayers, Het and Ed. ANS on Christmas card. 1959. Dec. Oliver accession.
Baker, Ward. ALS to MKR. 1943 July 16; A.P.O. San Francisco. 4 p. Appreciation of Cross Creek and her Collier's article on trees; his interest in forestry. Readers' Letters (2002) - Box 39.
Ballon, Robert O. (Robert M. McBride and Co.). TLS to MKR. 1936 Jan. 21; New York. 1 p. Asks her to write book on Florida. Readers' Letters (2002) - Box 39.
Bankson, Budd (U.S. Army Air Force). ALS to MKR. 1942 Oct. 21; Miami Beach, FL. 1 p. Appreciation of Cross Creek and The Yearling. Readers' Letters (2002) - Box 39.
Barbour, Thomas. TLS to MKR. 1944 Jun 26, Cambridge, MA. 1p. Regarding proof of That Vanishing Eden.
Barbour, Thomas. TLS to MKR. 1944 Nov 27, Hawthorne, FL. 1p. Comments on Barbour's book, That Vanishing Eden.
Barney, Philip. TLS to MKR. [n.y.] May 23. 1p. Comment on Yearling.
Baro, Gene. TL to Marge Rawlings. 1949, Jan. 25 Gainesville 2 p. Tells of delight of everyone at the University upon hearing of her giving The Yearling and Cross Creek manuscripts to the University. Promises to put the manuscripts in the care and circulation she wishes. Tells how much he enjoyed Saturday. Filed with Miscellaneous Correspondence - UF Archives.
Baro, Gene. 1949 March 3. Gainesville. TLS "Gene Baroff" to MKR. 2 p. Thanks her for donating the Maxwell Perkins letters and her manuscripts to the UF. Suggests dates for a meeting in St. Augustine. An obituary from the New York Times, Nov. 16, 1982, has been added to this folder.
Baro, Gene. 1949 March 10. Gainesville. TLS "Gene Baroff" to MKR. 1 p. Asks what kind of occasion she wishes to inaugurate the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Collection. He suggests a presidential luncheon.
Baro, Gene. 1949 March 20. Gainesville. TLS to MKR. 2 p. About plans for an occasion to honor her gift and an affair for J. B. Cabell. "You decide; we obey."
Baro, Gene. 1949 March 27. Gainesville. TLS to MKR. 2 p. Thanks her for dinner. Cocktail party has to be delayed. Refers to Proust and Gide. Plans for the "Cabell affair." Asks about her "northern house."
Baro, Gene. 1949 March 30. Gainesville. TLS to MKR. 1 p. Comments on the death of Cabell's wife and the abandonment of plans for a party to be given by MKR. Comments on Proust and on MKR's "queer stories" in the New Yorker.
Baro, Gene. 1949 April 12. Gainesville. TLS to MKR 1 p. Refers to a coming party. Is sending her an issue of the Antioch Review, which has a poem he wrote. Asks her to note that his name is now Baro. [Previously he was Gene Baroff]
Baro, Gene. 1949 April 27. Gainesville. TLS to MKR. 1 p. Refers to a recent visit. He values the day spent with her. Asks her to forgive him for "springing suddenly into a writer."
Baro, Gene. 1950 Jan. 25. [Gainesville]. ALS to MKR. 2 p. Apparently has returned from a visit with her. Has read her story "The Honeycomb," and wonders why Norman Berg thought it unfinished. Offers her comments. Stad has returned from West Palm Beach. They plan to visit her at the Creek tomorrow.
Baro, Gene. 1950 Feb. 7. Gainesville. ALS to MKR. 2 p. About a visit with her and plans to see her again shortly.
Baro, Gene. 1950 Feb. 27 [ Gainesville]. TLS to MKR. 3 p. The psychology of having colds. He is reading Ronald Firbank's novels. Discusses some scenes.
Baro, Gene. 1951 May 22. Gainesville. ALS to MKR. P. 4 p. Has the grippe and is staying at the White House Hotel because he cannot care for himself at home. Leaves for New York soon.
Baro, Gene. 1951 June [25?] New York. ALS to MKR. He and Stad would like to visit her on the 25th if that is okay,
Baro, Gene. 1951 Sept. 30 New York. TLS to MKR. 2 p. There are too many distractions to keep him from work. Leaves for Florida soon. Describes his apartment.
Baro, Gene. 1951 Oct. 5. New York. TLS to MKR. 3 p. Discusses someone named Villa [editor of Wake] for whom he hopes MKR will write a recommendation for a Guggenheim fellowship.
Baro, Gene. 1951 Oct. 29. Gainesville. ALS to MKR. 4 p. He is with his cough at the White House Hotel. Has rented a very ratty apartment. It was grand to see her and Norton in New York. He is grateful to have met Pearl Primus.
Baro, Gene. 1952 Jan.22. Gainesville. TLS to MKR. 2 p. Gives her his address and phone number. Will write Stark Young and ask for his manuscript [of the Pavilion? This manuscript is in the Creative Writing Collection.]
Baro, Gene. 1952 Jan 27 [Gainesville]. TLS to MKR. 1 p. Will be at the Creek soon. His furniture order was messed up. He, Carleton and Dauer drove to St. Augustine and had dinner next to the Cabells. Mrs. Cabell's arm was in a sling.
Baro, Gene. 1952 Feb. 18 Gainesville]. TLS to MKR. 1 p. Waited too long to get a copy of the TLS one hundredth anniversary issue. Wonders if she has it. Has written to Stark Young and sent the copy of The Pavilion to the library. Has to review Wilma Russ's Everglades novel.
Baro, Gene. 1952 March 26 [Gainesville. TLS to MKR. 2 p. How good the liver pate was. Appears to refer to some drinking incident involving MKR.
Baro, Gene. 1952 April 3. Gainesville. ALS to MKR. 8 p. Describes early morning activities. Says they seem to be on the same emotional roller-coaster. Hopes she will invite him to visit. Cannot concentrate on work.
Baro, Gene. 1952 April 12 [Gainesville]. ALS to MKR. 2 p. Thanks her for the letter. He will be at the Creek. Lillian Smith's heart attacks.
Baro, Gene. 1952 July 21. Gainesville. TLS to MKR. 2 p. Trying to get a passport in time to make the August 6th sailing of the Queen Elizabeth. Asks if she will recommend him for a Fulbright scholarship.
Baro, Gene. 1952 August 24. London. TLS to MKR. 2 p. Living in a pleasant room in Chelsea. Neighbors include T. S. Eliot and Sybil Thorndike. Relates an anecdote concerning Nell Gwynne, mistress of Charles II. Writing comes very slowly. Going to the American Express office.
Baro, Gene. 1952 Sept. 6. London. ALS to MKR. 2 p. Looking forward to her's and Norton's visit to London. Will try to find restaurants where food has not been "drained of all taste.". Folder includes "Aspects of Pelican," typed ms. of poem by Baro.
Baro, Gene. 1952 Dec. 14 [Cross Creek]. TLS to MKR. 4 p. [Baro was apparently living at Cross Creek] Reports on the status of table cloths, napkins, and pieces for serving and dining.
Baro, Gene. 1953 January 6. Cross Creek. TLS to MKR. 2 p. Describes Martha's medical treatment from a folk-physician. Her son, March, is ill, too.
Baro, Gene. 1953 January 14 [Cross Creek]. TLS to MKR. 3 p. Concern about a fall she has suffered. Thought of coming to St. Augustine when he heard the news, but transportation was not available. Encloses a review of the Sojourner. He has sold a story. Describes a UF student from Salt Springs, John Dykes, whom he is taking on a trip to New York.
Baro, Gene. 1953 Feb. 7 [Cross Creek]. TLS to MKR. 2p. Describes his New York trip. The highlight was seeing a woman buy five copies of the Sojourner at Brentano's.
Baro, Gene. 1953 Feb. 19 [Cross Creek]. TLS to MKR. 2 p. A lawn mower is needed. Discusses the mating of cats. Some news from the school board about transportation "equity."
Baro, Gene. 1953 March 2 [Cross Creek]. TLS to MKR. 2 p. Asks her to send a mating cage and to reveal what Colonel Anderson told her. He visited Norton who was sick. Toilet tank was replaced by Leonard Fiddia. Martha's birthday. Envelope bears an autograph list by MKR.
Baro, Gene. 1953 March 3 [Cross Creek]. TLS to MKR. 1 p. Asks for some passion fruit for a friend he met on his trans-Atlantic voyage.
Baro, Gene. 1953 March 9 [Cross Creek]. TLS to MKR. 2 p. Robert Frost is in Gainesville. Baro suggested to Archie Robertson that he bring Frost to Cross Creek, but he did not. Baro will meet him at a party given by Robertson. Tells her about the options on lawnmowers.
Baro, Gene. 1953 March 16 [Cross Creek]. TLS to MKR. 1 p. He has been away from Cross Creek. Urges her to write a novel about Richmond. Says with approval that her "genius for nastiness has an intoxicating quality."
Baro, Gene. 1953 March 18 [Cross Creek]. TLS to MKR. 2 p. Dreamed she dyed her hair red. Problem with mosquitoes. Expects Stad to arrive tomorrow. Relates an anecdote he read regarding MKR, Maxwell Perkins, and Thomas Wolfe. Louis MacNeice is coming to the University. Plans are underfoot for a UF centennial. He is going to a party for Frank Slaughter and Marjory Douglas.
Baro, Gene. 1953 April 14 [Cross Creek]. TLS to MKR. 2 p. Results of looking for a drawing and some letters. Chet Crosby wants to know about orange picking. Thema [Shortridge] came by last night. He considers her rude and nosey.
Baro, Gene. 1953 May 13 [Cross Creek]. TLS to MKR. 1 p. Refers to the death of John [Dykes's?] grandmother and the funeral. He has written several stories and poems lately. Confronted March Mickens about money he owes.
Baro, Gene. 1953 July 4. Cross Creek. TLS to MKR. 3 p. A poem in the form of a letter, thanking her for mangos.
Baro, Gene. 1953 July 13 [Cross Creek]. TLS to MKR. 1 p. Assures her that the Creek is hers "exactly at the moment" she "needs it."
Baro, Gene. 1953 October 8 Cross Creek. TLS to MKR. 1 p. He has been ill. Says that John [Dykes?] is in a "terrible frame of mind" and asks MKR to reassure him. Comments on her trip to Boston.
Baro, Gene. 1949 June 26 [Gainesville]. TLS to Norton Baskin. 1 p. Advises him never to teach at a University.
Baro, Gene. 1949 October 13 [Gainesville]. TLS to Norton Baskin. 1 p. Sorry they did not get to talk more. He and Stad [a friend] enjoyed meeting Norman and Julie Berg. Asks him to call when he comes to Gainesville.
Baro, Gene. 1950 April 3. Gainesville. TLS to NB. 1 p. Asks what he owes her for liquor. "Enjoyed the festivities." Explains his criticism of Owen Young.
Baro, Gene. 1950 Dec 3. [New York]. TLS to NB. 1 p. Has not heard from her. Everyone is taking about the "falling of the bomb." Up all night reading Dickens.
Baro, Gene. 1953 January 17 [Cross Creek]. TLS to Norton Baskin. 1 p. Has hoped to get to St. Augustine to see the "fallen acrobat" [MKR] but could not. Asks about her condition.
Baro, Gene. 1954 March 9. Cross Creek. ANS to Norton Baskin. Forwarding letters to him.
Baro, Gene. 1954 April 6. Cross Creek. TLS to Norton Baskin. 2 p. Commiserated with Norton over some visitors referred to as the "W's." Norman Berg came by, but Baro missed him. The University has done a lot of work on the yard and has other plans for improvements. He and Clyde are going to New Orleans and invite him along.
Baro, Gene. 1954 April 11 Clayton, GA. ALS to Norton Baskin. 2 p. He is visiting with Lillian Smith, on the first leg of a trip to Chicago - Iowa City. Envelope is addressed to NB at Harkness Pavilion, Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital, New York.
Baro, Gene. 1954 May 25 Gainesville 1 p. Western Union Telegram to Norton Baskin. Plans to arrive for lunch. Filed with Miscellaneous Correspondence - UF Archives.
Baro, Gene. 1954 July 12. Cross Creek. Envelope to Norton Baskin.
Baro, Gene. 1954 July 16. Cross Creek. ALS to Norton Baskin. 2 p. Invites him to the Creek.
Baro, Gene. 1954 Nov. 10. Cross Creek. A. postcard to Norton Baskin. The house has been under repair for about ten days.
Baro, Gene. 1954 December 2. Cross Creek. ALS to Norton Baskin. 2 p. Enclosing Martha's electric bill.
Baro, Gene. 1955 Feb. 5. Cross Creek. ALS to Norton Baskin. 3 p. Has been in Jacksonville sick. Saw Edith Pope. UF workers turned off the power and then did not turn it back on. All the food in the freezer is spoiled.
Baro, Gene. 1955 February 10. Cross Creek. TLS to Norton Baskin. 2 p. Martha does not seem well. Apparently she attributes her condition to a conjure placed by Idella. Asks about money for her.
Baro, Gene. 1955 March 21. Cross Creek. ALS to Norton Baskin. 3 p. He is sick again. Sends regards from Clyde [Miller? Another UF faculty member with whom Baro shared the house] John Malcolm Brinnan may come for a few days. Hopes they can all get together.
Baro, Gene. 1955 September 19 Cross Creek. TLS to Norton Baskin. 2 p. Problems with Martha's electric bill. Invites him over to meet Dwye Evans. The university is not maintaining the place, but he will "try to move them."
Baro, Gene. 1955 Nov. 7. Cross Creek. TLS to Norton Baskin. 1 p. Invites him for homecoming.
Baro, Gene. 1955 November 14. Cross Creek. ANS to Norton Baskin. 1 p.
Baro, Gene. 1956 January 10. Cross Creek. ALS to Norton Baskin. 1 p. Asks if Clyde, Buechler [John Buechler, UF Special Collections librarian] and he can come for an overnight visit.
Baro, Gene. 1956 Feb. 5. Cross Creek. ALS to Norton Baskin. 2 p. Asks about visiting.
Baro, Gene. 1956 Feb. 28. Cross Creek. ALS to Norton Baskin. 2 p. Inviting Norton for a visit. Cliff Lyons has been there.
Baro, Gene. 1956 October 16. London. TLS to Norton Baskin. 2 p. Got sick enroute to New York and was sick most of summer. He is somewhat better now and working.
Baro, Gene. 1957 July 25. Cross Creek. 2 ALLS to Norton Baskin. 2 p. They are disappointed he didn't come to the Creek.
Baro, Gene. 1957 July 31. Cross Creek. ALS to NB. 2 p. Says Norton's visit was delightful. Looks forward to seeing him again.
Baro, Gene. 1957 August 14. Cross Creek. ALS to NB. 2 p. Tried telephoning him and learned that he was in Union Springs, AL. Hopes Norton's mother is not worse.
Baro, Gene. 1957 September 11. Cross Creek. ALS to NB. 2 p. Apparently he left a razor cap while visiting at Norton's. Enjoyed the visit.
Baro, Gene. 1957 November 27. Cross Creek. ALS to NB. 2 p. Has just returned from New York. Had lunch with Julia Scribner, who sends "her love."
Baro, Gene. 1957 December 10. Cross Creek. ALS to NB. 2 p. Asks Norton to bring articles of clothing which Baro left at Crescent Beach when he comes to Cross Creek.
Baro, Gene. 1958 February 12. Cross Creek. ALS to NB. 2 p. Has the worst cold of his life. His friend Leo Lerman will appear on the 64,000 Dollar Challenge.
Baro, Gene. 1958 May 17. Cross Creek. ALS to NB. 2 p. He, Clyde, and a young novelist, Allan Lewis, would like to visit him next weekend.
Baro, Gene. 1963 July 20 [Bennington, VT?]. TLS to NB. 1 p. Getting ready for an August 2nd sailing. Asks him to correspond, which he knows Norton can do because Marjorie used to read him Norton's letters by the hour.
Baskin, Binney and Sandy. 2 A. Postcards S. to Marjorie and Norton Baskin, Van Hornesville, NY. 1950 May 21-22. Warm Springs, GA. and Montgomery, ALA. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Lady Cleo. 1944 March 27. APO New York. 2p. Heard she broke her ankle; news of his activities, recent leave, Cafe Malaria, reading Saki, etc. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Whitney Darrow. 1944 August 8. APO New York. 1p. Sending letters for Marjorie in his care; in Calcutta waiting for a ship. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Dorothy Parker. 1944 June 24 [Gulmarg] APO New York. 2p., envelope. Stress of work and news of Ruth Pickering's death sent him to the hospital; Gulmarg is the prettiest place he has ever seen. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. ALS to Ruth Pickering. 1944 April 20. APO New York. 3p. envelope. Says its wonderful about Edith's book; news from his front, mountain-top post, visit to a British officer two hills away; he was at headquarters when some of his section were cut-off in Burma; wishes he could speak foreign languages and participate in post-war reconstruction; Japanese prisoner he carried; hopes to get to Kashmir, before he leaves. May accession.
Baskin, Norton. [1953 December?] Monday. ALS to H.M. and Tress Johnson. 2 p. Thanks for their condolences on the death of MKR; news clippings of obituaries enclosed. Photo copy of original from the Collection of Paul Carlson; Jan. 27, 2000.
Baskin, Norton. 1954, Jan 2. Crescent Beach. ANS to Halsey Carstens. Thanks for the music he provided for MKR's funeral. Clippings enclosed. Photo copy of original from the Collection of Paul Carlson; Jan. 27, 2000.
[Baskin?] Norton [probably not the husband of MKR]. ALS to "Millie.". 1948 April 7. Decatur, GA. Sending her a $50.00 money order to be endorsed and send to Norton to repay him for Bill's. funeral expenses. Oliver accession.
Baskin, Mrs. T. U. ALS "Your mamma." to NB. 5 p. 1944 July 3. Union Springs, Ala. Oliver accession.
Basso, Hamilton. ANS to MKR. 1942 Mar 17. 1p. Publication of Cross Creek.
[Basso, Hamilton]. TLS "Ham," with a. note to MKR. 2 p. 1944 May 17. New York. He has left Time and now working for the New Yorker. Says that he had Time call the hotel about the fire. Oliver accession.
Basso, Hamilton. TLS to MKR. 1945 Jul 19, Westport, CT. 1 1/4p. Mangos arrived. Novel not going well. Very few nuggets of gossip. Max [Perkins]. proposed book of Wolf's letters. Edmund Wilson's book of F. S. Fitzgerald's letters. 1919 April 21. New York.
Batchelor, Hazel, Pictorial Review. TLS to MKR rejecting her poem. 1 sheet, 1 side. CAR-MKR correspondence
Battle, R. H. ALS to MKR. 1944 July 3. F.P.O. San Francisco. 2 p. Appreciation of Cross Creek and The Yearling from a sailor in the Pacific. Readers' Letters (2002) - Box 39.
Baughman, George F. TLS (copy) to Dr. J.S. Allen. 1954, Feb. 25 Gainesville 1 p. Wants to meet soon with attorney of Mr. Baskin, Baskin, McKinnan, Phil May to decide on maintenance of Rawlings' Cross Creek property. Missing as of May 20, 1999.
Beigle, Evelyn. ALS to MKR. [ca. 1942?] Arlington, VA. 3 p. Enjoyed Cross Creek, but objects to treatment of dog. Readers' Letters (2002) - Box 39.
Bell, E.N. TL (copy) to Ellis Jones. 1954, July 23 Gainesville 1 p. Itemized account of repairs to M.K. Rawlings' property. Missing as of May 20, 1999.
Benet, Mrs. Steven Vincent (Rosemary). ANS to MKR. 1943 May 4. NYC. Holograph on printed sympathy card. Appreciation for sympathy note.
Bennett, Anne Virginia. ALS to MKR. 1953 Aug 18, Squirrel Island, ME. 3p. Declining invitation to visit.
Bennett, Ron. TLS to MKR. 1945 Jul 10, San Francisco, CA. 1p. Comment on husband's illness and on New Hebrides.
Bennett, Ron. Pencil sketch to MKR. 1945 Jul 31, New Hebrides, CA. 1p. Drawing from the South Pacific.
Bentzen, Inger. ALS to MKR. 1949 Nov 28, Hornbeck, Denmark. 2p. Appreciation of The Yearling.
Bentzen, Inger. ALS to MKR. 1950 May 19, Hornbeck, Denmark. 2p. Life in Denmark.
Bentzen, Inger. ALS to MKR. 1950 Dec 11, Hornbeck, Denmark. 2p. Life in Denmark.
Bentzen, Inger. ALS to MKR. 1951 Mar 13, Oslo, Norway. 1 1/4p. Life in Denmark.
Bentzen, Inger. ANS to MKR. 1953 (Easter), Oslo, Norway. Post Card. Picture post card of Sigrid Unset's home. Prices in Norway are high.
Berg, Norman. 8 July 1949 [Atlanta?]. TLS (copy) to MKR. 1p. Reply to MKR's discussion of "peoples and war" [cf. MKR to Berg, 17 July1949] could go on for ever. Wants a dog. Can be a pretty fair critic.
Additional letters by Berg to MKR are available on microfilm. Consult manuscripts librarian.
Berg, Norman. Telegram to Norton Baskin (Hotel Marion). [1941 October? Jacksonville?]. Re [Baskin's and MKR's impending marriage?]
[Berg] Norman. TLS to NB. 2 p. 1945 Feb. 18 [Parris Island, SC]. Oliver accession.
Berg, Norman. TLS to Stanley West 1956, Nov. 30 Atlanta, GA 1 p. Decides to give Rawlings' correspondence to the University of Florida. Will go through letters to pull out ones concerning people still alive. Is trying to get in touch with Julia Bigham. Missing as of May 20, 1999.
Berg, Norman. TLS to Stanley West 1959, Jan. 5 Atlanta 1 p. Politely asks for the return of the Rawlings' letters. Missing as of May 20, 1999.
Berg, Norman. TLS to Stanley West 1964, April 22 Dunwoodie, GA 1 p. Sending a copy of H. St. Latham's letter on Rawlings' poetry. Missing as of May 20, 1999.
Berge, John. TLS to MKR. 1942 Jan 5, Madison, Wis. 1p. Offer of possibility of honorary degree.
Bernhardt, Hans Joachim. TLS to MKR. 1950 Apr 9. 2p. Appreciation of Yearling and request for English language edition.
Bernhardt, Hans Joachim. TLS to MKR. 1951 Mar 4. 1p. Thanks for letters.
Bethune, Mary McLeod. TLS to MKR. 1951 Mar 23, Daytona Beach, FL. 1p. Appreciation for MKR's visit and an invitation to a luncheon.
Bethune, Mary McLeod. TLS to MKR. 1952 Feb 15, Daytona, FL. 1p. Request for MKR's help in planning a conference.
Bethune, Mary McLeod. TLS to MKR. 1952 Sept 23, Daytona Beach, FL. 1p. Plans for her autobiography.
Bethune, Mary McLeod. TLS to MKR. 1953 Jan 28, Daytona Beach, FL. 1p. Thank you note for book.
Bethune, Mary McLeod. TLS to MKR. 1953 Dec 3, Daytona, FL. 1p. Thanks for copy of Sojourner.
Bewkes, Eugene G. TLS to MKR. 1953 Mar 23, Canton, NY. 1p. Invitation to St. Lawrence University to receive honorary degree.
Bewkes, Eugene G. TLS to MKR. 1953 Apr 9, Canton, NY. 1p. Thanks for acceptance of degree.
Bewkes, Eugene G. TLS to MKR. 1953 Jun 9, Canton, NY. 1p. Thanking MKR for attendance at commencement of St. Lawrence University.
Bigelow, Gordon E. TL to Don Erickson. 1965, March 26 Gainesville 1 p. Deals with questions about Rawlings' "Scott Fitzgerald"; eg., publications date, amount to be paid to University, authority for use of material. Missing as of May 20, 1999.
[Biglow, Mrs. R. G.]. ALS "Harriette" to NB. 1 p. 1944 May 2. St. Augustine. Death of Ruth Pickering. Oliver accession.
Bigham, Julia Scribner. ALS to MKR. 5 p. 1940 March 14 [New York]. An account of her trip home on the train after visiting MKR. How she avoided a man who repeatedly tried to make conversation. Relates conversations with Maxwell Perkins. Original accession.
Bigham, Julia Scribner. ALS to MKR. 4 p. [1940 March 19. New York]. Is sending her a box of books and some honey. Suggests she visit Vermont in the springtime.
Bigham, Julia Scribner. 4 p. ALS to MKR. [1940 April 1] [New York]. Describes her birthday. Thanks MKR for birthday present of records. Original accession.
Bigham, Julia Scribner. ALS to MKR. 3 p. [1941? ca. April 1] [Far Hills, NJ?]. Thanks her for remembering her birthday. Comments on MKR's story in the New Yorker [probably "Jessamine Springs," 1941] Says her father said that MKR had written Max that the novel is coming along well. Writes about music to cheer her up.
Bigham, Julia Scribner. ALS to MKR. 2 p. [1941 Oct. 29. New York]. Congratulations on MKR's marriage to Norton Baskin.
Bigham, Julia Scribner. ALS to MKR. 5 p. [1942?] [Far Hills, NJ?]. Describes an air raid drill in New York. Says that she is reading galleys of MKR book [Cross Creek, 1942?]
Bigham, Julia Scribner. ALS to MKR. 5 p. [1942 January 18] [New York?]. Says she cannot come visit this year because she is so involved in civil defense work. Sympathizes with MKR on loss of her dog, Pat.
Bigham, Julia Scribner. ALS to MKR. 4 p. [1942 July 14] [Far Hills, NJ?]]. Comments on recipes in Cross Creek Cookery, her Red Cross work, and books she is reading, including Let Us Now Praise Famous Men.
Bigham, Julia Scribner. ALS to MKR. 3 p. [1942 August 19. Far Hills, NJ?]. Describes her plane spotting post. Says she would like to come visit around Sept. 15th. Comments on Cross Creek Cookery. Having bad floods in her area.
Bigham, Julia Scribner. ALS to MKR. 2 p. [1942 Sept 1. Far Hills, NJ?]. Refers to a writer named Perry, who has just left. He fell in love with her.
Bigham, Julia Scribner. ALS to MKR. [1942? Sept. 9. Far Hills, NJ]. Expecting to come down on the 15th. Talks about chaperoning her and a man. Perry [Patterson] has left for Canada.
Bigham, Julia Scribner. ALS to MKR. 7 p. [1942 Oct. 13. New York?]. Written upon return from Florida. More about "Perry." Indicates she is in love with someone whom others indicate is vicious.
Bigham, Julia Scribner. ALS to MKR 9 p. [1942?] [Far Hills, NJ?]. She is glad the quinces arrived safely. Continues l'affaire Patterson from last letter [Oct. 13th] There appears to be some deception concerning Perry Patterson. Her friend "Cath" has married.
Bigham, Julia Scribner. ALS to MKR. 1p. [ca. 1943?] April 1. [New York?]. Thanks her for birthday gift.
Bigham, Julia Scribner. ALS to MKR. 4 p. [ca. 1943? April?] [Far Hills, NJ?]. She is seeing Dr. Achley, who is worried about MKR. She should let one of them know how she is. About Peguy. Mentions her next quarter century [indicating this is about the time of her 25th birthday?]
Bigham, Julia Scribner. ALS to MKR. [1943] [Far Hills, NJ?]. Refers to Norton's enlistment. Story about a woman habituated to chocolates.
Bigham, Julia Scribner. ALS to MKR. 4 p. [1943 May 25] [entrain from Boston to New York]. She is at work on a colossal letter to her that may never be finished. Dr. Atchley. Mentions the Davenports and Willkies. Have been to Boston to see Buzz. Mentions sights in Boston. Taking shots everyday.
Bigham, Julia Scribner. 1943 June 30. New York. Envelope to MKR.
Bigham, Julia Scribner. ALS to MKR. [1943 August 9] [Far Hills, NJ?]. Birthday greetings. Says she will leave her a gift in her will.
Bigham, Julia Scribner. ALS to MKR. 9 p. [1943 August 16. Far Hills, NJ]. Says no book has had more on an impact on her that Moral Man and Immoral Society, which she is now reading. Discusses further her feeling on Cath's marriage. "Daddy" has sent her all the information on the P[erry] P[atterson] situation. With a. notes by MKR on the envelope.
Bigham, Julia Scribner. ALS to MKR. [1943 August 18] [Far Hills, NJ?]. Apologizes for sounding depressed in her birthday note, but says that depressing letters are all that she will receive from her. Writes about Malaisie, book which MKR sent her. She is reading Peguy again. Mentions several non-fiction books she has to read. Says the news is bad about her headaches.
Bigham, Julia Scribner. ALS to MKR. 6 p. [1943] Sept. 13/14 [Far Hills, NJ]. She is glad to hear that Norton has arrived safely. Repeats rumor from her father that rationing is a New Deal plots to kill off free enterprise. She believes Undercover is an "imperative" book. Has books of Julian Green and offers to send them. Translation of Lorca's poems. Treatment is not helping her headaches. Her "one love" has gotten married. Describes two Belgian men that she met.
Bigham, Julia Scribner. ALS to MKR. 6 p. 1943 Oct. 18 [Far Hills, NJ?]. Enjoyed MKR's Emily Post satire up to the point about being sick. Says she is a vomitphobe. Says Marjorie is working herself into a sweat over Julia'a love life. About going to New England and possibly visiting Henry Heyl. Dr. Atchley says he has never had such bad results with any other patient. Mentions books she is reading, including Ottley's New World A-Coming.
Bigham, Julia Scribner. ALS to MKR. 8 p. [1943 Nov. 5/6] [Far Hills, NJ?]. Says its okay for MKR to take an active interest in her love life. She is sick./ Writes about books of Julien Green and others, opera, and Katharine Dunnam dance troupe. Criticizes [Hamilton?] Fish, [Burton?] Wheeler, and others.
Bigham, Julia Scribner. ALS to MKR. 4 p. [ca. 1943?] [Far Hill, NJ]. Apologizes for her last letter, says she had fallen prey to the family fault of extolling the value of their gifts. Gives examples from a family Christmas.
Bigham, Julia Scribner. ALS to MKR. 3 p. [ca. 1943?] [New York]. Some banter about a possible misunderstanding between her and MKR. Tells of lunches with Edith Pope. Repeats Edith's account of a visit to Carson McCuller's. She is counting the days to MKR's arrival for medical treatment(?)
Bigham, Julia Scribner. AL to [MKR] 1 p. fragment. [ca. 1943?] [New York?]. An apology for something she wrote?
Bigham, Julia Scribner. ALS to MKR. 2 p. 1944 Jan. 26 [New York]. Says she is coming on the 4th. Has been seeing quite a bit of Edith. Asks if MKR has a French-English dictionary, so she will not have to bring one.
Bigham, Julia Scribner. AL (fragment?) to MKR. 4 p. [1944] March 16 [Far Hills, NJ?]. Describes unpleasant travelers on train ride back to New York. Remonstrates about MKR's driving after drinking. [They were involved in an accident the day before Julia left Florida]
Bigham, Julia Scribner. ALS to MKR. 6 p. [1944 March 21] [New York]. A blizzard has just ended. Describes recital at Carnegie Hall. Relates conversation and a lunch with a Mr. Alves. Sending her Sendor novel and other books. Discusses several books.
Bigham, Julia Scribner. ALS to MKR. 4 p. [1944] April 18 [New York]. Has had measles, but now recovered. Thanks her for birthday present [apparently the pen with which she is writing] Refers to a title "Robbery under Arms" which she edited. Has met a man whom she likes more than almost anyone, but says interest is platonic. Criticizes Malcolm Cowley and Edmund Wilson. Discusses various French and Spanish books. Asks about Norton.
Bigham, Julia Scribner. ALS to MKR. 2 p. [1944] April 25 [New York]. Has heard news from her via Max Perkins and her father. Sent her asparagus. Saw Hemingway, who asked about her. Frustration in trying to paint a wildflower.
Bigham, Julia Scribner. ALS to MKR. 2 p. [1944] June 14 [Far Hills, NJ.]. The Scribners have had many guests, including Edith Pope. Sends her a map of "India China Supply Line" from PM, May 19, 1944 (included).
Bigham, Julia Scribner. ALS to MKR. 5 p. [1944] August 3 [Saunderston, RI]. Apparently an answer to MKR's charge that Julia is a "fool and coward," probably a response to Julia's complaint about MKR's driving. Says it is no more reasonable to attribute her headaches to nervous attacks than it would be to attribute MKR's diverticulitis to the same.
Bigham, Julia Scribner. ALS to MKR. 5 p. [1944?] Sept 9. Saunderstown, RI. Both her Florida men [Bert Cooper and Bob Camp] arrived in New York at the same time. Went out with Bob. Bert seemed depressed. She is reading The Idea of the Holy and books on Spain. Relates dreams about MRK and about herself. Will be in Rhode Island until the 19th. Advises MKR about hotels in New York.
Bigham, Julia Scribner. ALS to MKR. 8 p. [1944] Sept. 14 [Saunderston, RI]. Written over a period of several hours from a house overlooking Narragansett Bay, the letter describes a developing hurricane and fear that the house will be washed away. The conclusion of the letter, written the next morning, reveals that it was not.
Bigham, Julia Scribner. ALS to MKR 8 p. [1944? September?] [Far Hills, NJ?]. She forgot MKR's birthday. Describes a cousin's eighteenth century house in Rhode Island. Additional analysis, based on MKR's statements about Julia's fears. Writing Bert Cooper. Mentions many books. Advises on New York hotels.
Bigham, Julia Scribner. ALS to MKR. 4 p. [1944?] Sept. 27 [Far Hills, NJ?]. Suggests that MKR make reservations as quickly as possible. Had lunch with Edith Pope who told her about life in the MacDowell colony. Had a note from Bert Cooper. Hopes Norton has gotten off by now.
Bigham, Julia Scribner. ALS to MKR. 4 p. [1944 Oct. 8] [Far Hills]. Sorry to hear about Norton's illness, but understands he is better. Edith Pope and people from the MacDowell Colony. Death of Willkie. She is starting a photography course at the New School. No word from Bert, but Sandy Dillon is engaged to be married.
Bigham, Julia Scribner. ALS to MKR. [1945 Feb. 16] [New York]. Thanks her for tangerines. Makes her think she is back at Cross Creek. Announces that she is engaged to Tom Bigham, a minister. He expects to hold a professorship at General Theological Seminary and that they will live on campus.
Bigham, Julia Scribner. ALS to MKR. 5 p. [1945] March 27 [entrain to New York]. Julia is overwhelmed by her gift, apparently of money. Her mother opposes the marriage, but insists on a lavish wedding, which Julia does not want.
Bigham, Julia Scribner. ALS to MKR. [1945 April?] [entrain to New York]. Comments about her forthcoming wedding.
Bigham, Julia Scribner. ALS to MKR. 4 p. [1945] July 7 [New York]. An account of her honeymoon and of new domestic conditions.
Bigham, Julia Scribner. ALS to MKR. 2 p. 1945 Sept. 6 [Marion. MA]. Have been very busy with Tom's thesis and papers. Now on vacation in New England. Bought part of bedroom suite with MKR gift.
Bigham, Julia Scribner. ALS to MKR. 5 p. [1945 Dec. 31] [New York]. Thanks her for fruit. She sending her a magazine subscription and pictures. Enjoyed MKR's New Yorker stories. Asks for Bert Cooper's address and describes how he reacted to news of her engagement. Asks MKR's opinions of Henry James and Kafka and gives her own.
Bigham, Julia Scribner. ALS to MKR. 2 p. [1946 Sept.?] [New York]. She is pregnant and very ill. Comments on MKR's trial. Has heard that MKR has been sick and hopes it is not serious. Asks if she has read stories of Steen Blicher with forward by Undset. Recommends Speak to the Earth by de Wattville.
Bigham, Julia Scribner. ALS to MKR. [1947 Feb. 26] [New York]. Describes her condition as "vegetative." Thanks her for fruit. Refers to "futile" editorial work on "Robbery under Arms." Has gained more than thirty-five pounds. Gives graphic description of pregnancy. Expects MKR to come for the baby's baptism. Discusses name for baby. Original accession.
Bigham, Julia Scribner. ALS to MKR. 6 p. [1947 March 25] [New York]. Regrets that MKR cannot be a baptismal sponsor because she has not been baptized herself. Urges her to visit. Baby, several weeks overdue, has still not come.
Bigham, Julia Scribner. ALS to MKR. 6 p. [1947 May 8] [New York]. Thanks her for flowers upon birth of "Hildie" [Hildreth] Baby and mother are doing okay, but mother is severely overweight. Describes feelings of motherhood.
Bigham, Julia Scribner. ALS to MKR. 4 p. [1947 July 1] [Far Hills, NJ?]. Sitting through a storm that reminds her of the 1944 hurricane. Knows "how awful" MKR must feel about Maxwell Perkins's death. Urges her to visit while she in Van Hornesville. Describes her struggle to do "creative work" as a photographer. Mentions good books. How strange it seems to be a mother.
Bigham, Julia Scribner. ALS to MKR. 2 p. [1947 July] [Far Hills, NJ?]. Says that MKR has become a Yankee again. Asks about Tom and her visiting.
Bigham, Julia Scribner. ALS to MKR. 3 p. [1947 August 25] [Far Hills, NJ]. Has just returned from a trip [visiting MKR?] Describes a photographic fiasco due to problems with film and equipment. Says her heart is with MKR "in all your troubles," and recalls how MKR had comforted her once when she had been very unhappy.
Bigham, Julia Scribner. ALS to MKR. 6 p. [1947] December 27 [New York]. Thanks her for fruit. Is sending her an ashtray with a Steinberg drawing. Describes unusually beautiful weather on a day she went to the hospital for an infection. Now there is a blizzard. A Miss Abbott came to see her photographs and was enthusiastic. JSB hopes to find work in 1948.
Bigham, Julia Scribner. ALS to MKR. 6 p. [1948] April 15 [New York]. Describes a Kafkaesque interview with someone named Bill Stone about photography employment. Her family is excited about the visit they had with MKR and Norton. Cry, the Beloved Country left her a "complete wreck," and enjoyed The Prevalence of Witches, two new Scribner books.
Bigham, Julia Scribner. ALS to MKR. 3 p. [1948 Sept. 21] [New York]. Has just returned from Boston. May be able to come for a visit next week. Describes the Danish movie Day of Wrath. Is immersed in existentialist literature, de Beauvoir, Sartre, and Camus. Saw Edith and Peggy Pope. Original accession.
Bigham, Julia Scribner. ALS to MKR. 1948 Oct. 6 [New York]. She is suffering from sever sinus infection. She wants to go out to Morristown and take pictures of Granny's farm before it is sold. Life is less bright without Granny. Original accession.
Bigham, Julia Scribner. ALS to MKR. 5 p. [1949] Jan. 12 [New York]. Thanks her for gift or oranges and invitation to visit, but they cannot get away. Their life is very hetic, but she is starting to get photographic assignments. Insists that MKR read The Shaking of the Foundations by Tillich.
Bigham, Julia Scribner. ALS to MKR. 4 p. [1949] March 2 [New York]. Now has her professional stationary as a photographer. Asks if anything came of the "nylon stocking" joke [involving J. B. Cabell] Relates an anecdote regarding her and her analyst. As a result of having to pay a maid, a nurse and having a car, they eat and otherwise live "economically." Recommends All Hallows Eve by Charles Williams and The Devil's Share by deRougemont. Asks if she's read Tillich yet? Sorry that MKR's book is being so "stubborn."
Bigham, Julia Scribner. ALS to MKR. 4 p. [1949 July 27] [New York]. Apparently has just returned from an exhausting trip to Pittsburgh for her in-laws' golden anniversary. Apparently her brother Buzz [Charles Scribner, Jr.] also married recently. Refers to a recent visit with MKR.
Bigham, Julia Scribner. ALS to MKR. 1 p. [1949? July?] [New York]. Travel plans for a trip to visit MKR.
Bigham, Julia Scribner. ALS to MKR. 4 p. [1949? August?] [Far Hills, NJ]. Staying at Far Hills while Tom is making a retreat. Offers to send her the Charles Williams novels and tells her to keep I and Thou. She is reading another Buber title, Between Man and Man. She feels herself grow as she reads it. She is also reading Silone's Bread and Wine and a book called Hunters' Horn.
Bigham, Julia Scribner. ALS to MKR. 4 p. [1949 Oct. 31/Nov. 1] [New York/Far Hills, NJ]. Difficulties with photographing boys. Refers to an unnamed work of Compton-Burnett's which she calls "quite forgettable." Says Henry James is the same. Rereading Diary of a Country Priest, which she calls a "fine book." Wants to read Loving by Henry Green./ Had an accident recently on the Westside Highway. Enclosing some photos from her Van Hornesville visit. Asks a question about MKR's story "The Shell."
Bigham, Julia Scribner. ALS to MKR. 2 p. [1949 Nov. 15] [New York]. Says MKR's saga in Gettysburg indicates that she is "incident prone." Asks if she read the Williams books. Asks if Idella liked any of her pictures? Tried to take informal photos of Alan Paton, but he was so worked up over a conversation with her husband that they are no good.
Bigham, Julia Scribner. ALS to MKR. 2 p. [1949 Dec. 7] [enroute to Pittsburgh]. Explains events that have prevented her from sending pictures. She is writing enroute to Pittsburgh where her father in law has died.
Bigham, Julia Scribner. ALS to MKR. 14 p. [ca. 1949?] [Far Hills, NJ?]. Had a hectic time upon returning to New York. Mentions Buzz's poor love life. She has had tonsillitis. Describes a trip to Carnegie Hall to hear a friend, Lydia, sing. It was a flop. It was wonderful to see MKR. Thought about MKR's going to [Bach's?] B-Minor Mass. Describes the Mass for eight pages.
Bigham, Julia Scribner. ALS to MKR. 2 p. [1950] Sunday, June 25 [New York]. Sympathizes with her domestic problems. Hildi's nurse left and was very difficult to replace. Expects to see her soon. A. note (shopping list) on envelope.
Bigham, Julia Scribner. ALS to MKR. 5 p. [1950 Oct. 17/23] [Enroute to Nantucket?/ New York]. Has to get house in order [a relative with a house on Nantucket had died] Has heard that MKR's book is finished. She has had hemorrhages and is anemic. Has gotten furniture from her Granny's house and from Nantucket. Her home is being repainted. Urges MKR to visit before returning to Florida. Anecdote about Hildi.
Bigham, Julia Scribner. ALS to MKR. 2 p. [ca. 1950? October?] [New York]. Says how nice it was that MKR visited. They are having more guests this weekend. Says "there's nothing nicer than invited guests!"
Bigham, Julia Scribner. ALS to MKR. 2 p. [ca. 1950? October?] [New York]. Trusts they had a safe trip home. Hildi got great stimulation at "growing up" from Norton.
Bigham, Julia Scribner. ALS to MKR. 5 p. [1951 Feb. 12] [New York]. Tells MKR how much her father likes the book. Asks if she had ever received the TLS gift subscription. Her house is gulping down money and being an heiress drives her nuts.
Bigham, Julia Scribner. ALS to MKR. 2 p. [1951 Feb. 14] [New York]. She was at Scribner's and Wallace Meyer told her he just received a telegram from her, telling of a disturbing telegram from Carl Brandt. It made her afraid that her last letter might have appeared unspontaneous. She wants "no smell of business" to enter into their friendship.
Bigham, Julia Scribner. [1952 Dec. 8] [New York]. Mentions having tweed - a gift from MKR(?) - to be cut. She is learning to cook, and has two children.
Bigham, Julia Scribner. ALS to MKR. [1953] March 4 [New York]. Thanks her for tangerines. Has many visitors and Hildi has chickenpox. Encloses photos of "the old homestead" [apparently a new home that the Bighams are having built] and of Hildi and Mary. Photos of house included.
Bigham, Julia Scribner. ALS to MKR. 3 p. [1953 April 17] [New York]. Some cooking information. Hildi gave her sister and father chickenpox.
Bigham, Julia Scribner. ALS to MKR. 2 p. [1953?] August 20 [Bucks Co., PA]]. She is in a "psychological week." It has been a hectic summer, but she is much improved. Is reading her first Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey, and first Trollope, The Warden. She appears to be working as a Scribner's editor.
Bigham, Julia Scribner. Telegram to NB. 1952 Feb. 23. New York. Says he "must count us out.. in persuading Marjorie to stay at beach.". Oliver accession.
Bigham, Julia S. TLS to Stanley West, Librarian. 1954, Oct. 28 NYC 1 p. 14 1/2 x 17 cm. Asks information concerning the M.K. Rawlings' manuscripts presented to the University. Wants to visit the library on her next trip to Florida. Filed with Miscellaneous Correspondence - UF Archives.
Bigham, Julia S. ALS to Stanley West 1960, April 10 NYC 6 p. Her brother has consented to supply the M.K. Rawlings' papers and she is presently organizing them herself. Wants to know his opinion of microfilming them. Irita Doren has agreed to give all the Glascow-Rawlings correspondence to the University which includes valuable material and suggests it all be gone over and subdivided. Very concerned about the Cross Creek property and the University taking Arthur Kinnan's income from MKR's estate ($10-16,000) to renovate the grounds, houses, etc. A terrible idea and bad for the University's name. Is anxious to see something done. Filed with Miscellaneous Correspondence - UF Archives.
Bigham, Julia S. ALS to Stanley West 1960, Sept. 8 Massachusetts 1 p. Tells of receiving letters from John and Bigelow. Interested in Bigelow's plans for M.K.R.'s biography. Wants names of books written by Bigelow. Had a hectic summer.
Bishop, Wallace, Pfc. TLS to MKR. 1945 Oct 12, France. 2p. Discussion of Strousberg, France during WWII.
Black, Luella. ALS to MKR. 1921 Jul 10, Mt. Washington, MD. 8p. Family tree.
Black, Luella. ALS to MKR. 1922 Feb 10, Mt. Washington, MD. 8p. Tracing family tree.
Black, Luella. ALS to MKR. 1922 May 1, Mt. Washington, MD. 12p. Tracing family tree.
Black, Mrs. Luella. ALS to MKR. 1942 Jan 12, Richmond, VA. 5p. Congratulations on wedding.
Black, Luella. ALS to MKR. [n.d.] Mt. Washington, MD. 4p., 8p., 16p. Tracing family tree; burial of Unknown Soldier; DAR
Blain, Catherine L. M. (juvenile). 1942 August 8; Ellerbe, NC. 1 p. Letter with photograph. Readers' Letters (2002) - Box 39.
Blain, Daniel. TLS to MKR. 1951 Mar 13, NYC. 1p. Request for cooperation in a survey of changes in society. (Questionnaire enclosed.). Blair, A.W. ALS to MKR. 1942 June 28; High Point, NC. 2 p. Appreciation of Cross Creek, from a former Florida resident (UF faculty). Readers' Letters (2002) - Box 39.
Bliven, Bruce. TLS to MKR. 1952 Oct 2. NYC. 1p. Sends clippings.
Blodgett, Harold. TLS to MKR. 1938 May 18, Schenectady, NY. 1p. Arrangement for inclusion of "The Pardon" in anthology.
Bodley, Helen. ALS to MKR. 1942 May 27; Boston. 1 p. Appreciation for Cross Creek. Readers' Letters (2002) - Box 39.
Bohnenberger, Carl. TLS to MKR. 1933 Nov 3, Jacksonville, FL. 1p. Mention of rejected book by Bohnenberger and thanks for kind words from MKR to. publisher.
Bohnenberger, Carl. TLS to MKR. 1936 Feb 9. 2p. Discussion of serial publications.
Bohnenberger, Carl. TLS to MKR. 1936 Feb 29, Jacksonville, FL. 1p. Reproductions of FL. scenes painted by Eugene Savage, including South Moon Under.
Bohnenberger, Carl. TLS to MKR. 1936 Sep 26, Jacksonville, FL. 2p. Request for date for visit of "Menshiviki" group to Cross Creek. Criticism of Gone With. the Wind.
Bolling, Mary R. ALS to Univ. of Fla. Foundation. 1969 Jul 2, Bradenton, FL. Introducing letters from MKR to her son Dale Willis ("Jerry" in "Mountain Prelude"). University's thank you letter. The letters involved are listed under "Rawlings."
Booth, Edmund. ALS to MKR. 1953 Sep 15, Chicago, IL. 2p. Reminiscences of high school days.
Booth, M[?] E. ALS to MKR. 1946 Jan. 2; Anchorage, Alaska. 2 p. Appreciation of Cross Creek from former serviceman from Georgia. Readers' Letters (2002) - Box 39.
Booth, Phillip. ALS to MKR. 1953 Aug 8, Hanover, NH. 2p. Tracing of possible high school acquaintance with Booth's father.
Booth Philip. TLS to MKR. [1953] Jul 27, Hanover, NH. 1p. Returning misplaced electric bill.
Borland, Norma Lee. TLS to MKR. Gainesville, FL. 1p. Best wishes (in trial).
Bowen, Lillie. ALS to MKR. 1950 Jul 21, Clyo, GA. 1p. Request for assistance.
Bowen, Lillie. ALS to MKR. 1950 Dec 8, Clyo, GA. 2p. Request for assistance.
Bowen, Lillie. ALS to MKR. 1951 Dec 17, Clyo, GA. 1p. Request for assistance.
Bowen, Lillie. ALS to MKR. 1953 Jul 31, Clyo, GA. 2p. Request for assistance.
Bowen, Lillie. ALS to MKR. 1953 Aug, Clyo, GA. 1 1/2p. Request for assistance.
Bowne, W. A. TLS to MKR. 1948 Aug 5, Canajoharie, NY. 1p. Concerning railway express shipment.
Boyd, James. ALS to MKR. 1939 Mar 28, Southern Pines, NC. 2p. Thank you letter for praise of his book. Some comment on the role of the writer. (Enclosure of note containing praise for MKR from Boyd and Philip Goodman.)
Boyd, Katherine Lamont. ALS to MKR. 1938 Jun 20, Southern Pines, NC. 2 1/2p. Comment on review of Yearling in the Nation.
Brague, L. H. TLS to Miss Fagg. 1963 Mar 6, New York. 1p. Reference to a possible writing of a biography of MKR. No need for it. Her work is her biography.
Branch, Jessie L. (Mrs.). ALS to MKR. 1933 Nov 6, Orlando, FL. 3p. Admirer of "Cracker" stories. Invitation to Orlando to meet "a character."
Brandt, Carl. TN to MKR. 1932 Apr 28, New York City. Postcard. Notice of publication of "Gal Young Un" in Harpers.
Brandt, Carl. TLS to MKR. 1935 Feb 15, NYC. 3p. Explanation of publishers contracts and advice on the author's rights.
Brandt, Carl. TLS to MKR. 1939 Nov 6, NYC. 1p. No hurry about "Post" story. Advice about story development.
Brandt, Carl. TLS, with a. note, to MKR. 1 p. 1943 Dec. 13. New York. Is trying to help her with an unspecified problem. [Refers to alleged discrimination against AFS personnel in Red Cross canteens.]. Oliver accession.
Brandt, Carl. TLS to MKR. [1944] 1943 Jan. 3. New York. Enclosing letters from Alwyn. W. Knight, Richard F. Allen, and himself, 22 Dec. 1943 - 3 Jan. 1944 re: Red Cross policy towards AFS personnel. Oliver accession.
Brandt, Carl. TLS "Carl" to MKR. New York, Nov. 12, 1946. 1 p. Contracts for "A Family for Jock," and "Mother in Manville." Decision of Max not to publish "it" as a book. On the verso is a penciled note signed Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings to Brandt [?] agreeing to write a story in exchange for a new Ford convertible. Acquired: Phil May, Jr. 200
Brandt, Carl. TLS to MKR, with a. note by MKR. Probably enclosed with letter of June 4th to NB. 1952 June 3. New York. Relating Woman's Home Companion response to Sojourner. MKR's note says she is "writing him not to send the book anywhere else.". Oliver accession.
Brandt, Carol. TLS to NB. 1960 May 2.New York. Enclosed letter from Jacob M. Perlman, New York, 29 April 1960, re: options on "Jacob's Ladder.". Oliver accession.
Brandt, Carol. TLS to NB. 1960 May 5. New York. Rights to "Jacob's Ladder.". Oliver accession.
Brandt, Carol. TLS (xerox copy) to H.B. Crosby. 1963, Dec. 6 NYC 1 p. Tells of chances for publication of Rawlings' work and says they will get in touch with the University before accepting any offers. Filed with Miscellaneous Correspondence - UF Archives.
Brandt, Carol. TLS (xerox copy) to H.B. Crosby. 1964 April 6 NYC 1 p. 21 x 27 cm. Regrets not being able to find publisher for Rawlings' story. Filed with Miscellaneous Correspondence - UF Archives.
Brandt and Brandt, literary agents. There is a separate group of Brandt and Brandt papers re: MKR.
Branstad, Jane. TLS to MKR. 1942 Apr 8, Eau Claire, Wis. 1/2p. Recommending hotel in LA.
Brennan, Anne. Postcard to MKR. 1941 Nov 6, Jersey City, NJ. 1p. Appreciation of Radio play Gal-Young Un.
[Brickell] Herschel and Esther. A. Postcard S. "Esther" and "Herschel". 1939 Sept. 17; Worcester, MA. Note from friends visiting in Massachusetts. Readers' Letters (2002) - Box 39.
[Brickell] Herschell. ALS to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. 1950 May 31. Acorn College, Ridgefield Conn. 1p. Thanks her for her work as an O. Henry Prize juror. May accession
[Brickell] Herschell. ALS and TLS to MKR. Various. 2p. 10p. 2p. The Yearling; Margaret Mitchell, Advice on health; Ellen Glasgow, lecture tour; South. Moon Under; vacation; Frost; MKR's operation, fired from Post, teaching; Kendrick.
Bridges, G. J. ALS to MKR. Oct 10, Washington, Conn. 5p. School equality.
Bridges, T.C. ALS to MKR. 1943 Jan. 11; Epson, Surrey. 2 p. Appreciation of Cross Creek from Englishman who raised oranges in Florida from 1860-1895. The writer, Thomas Charles Bridges is author of Florida to Fleet Street (1926) and numerous other books. Readers' Letters (2002) - Box 39.
Brinson, J.H. TLS to MKR. 1939 August 21; Miami. 1 p. Appreciation of The Yearling from a man who says he taught school on Lake Kerr from 1885-1887 and knew the Longs, Dillards, etc. Readers' Letters (2002) - Box 39.
Broach, Jr., Erskine. ALS to MKR. 1944 May 5. England. 3 p. Serviceman from Mississippi expresses appreciation for Cross Creek; birds. Readers' Letters (2002) - Box 39.
Brooks, Paul (Houghton Mifflin Co.). TLS to MKR. 1937 Nov. 4; Boston. 1 p. Inclusion of "Benny and the Bird-Dog" in A Southern Harvest. Readers' Letters (2002) - Box 39.
Brown, Jr., H. Tatnall, (Haverford College). ALS to MKR. 1939 Feb. 28; Haverford, PA. 2 p. Dean of college asks if she will inscribe his college of The Yearling. Readers' Letters (2002) - Box 39.
Bruce, George. TLS to MKR. [ca. 1943?] Dutch Harbor, Alaska. 1 p. Navy man asks about availability and price of land around Cross Creek. Readers' Letters (2002) - Box 39.
Buco? Philip E. ALS to MKR. 1942 March 15; New York. 1 p. Missed the symphony and dinner engagement, because he could not stop reading Cross Creek. Readers' Letters (2002) - Box 39.
Buechler, John. TL to Mrs. Julia Bigham. 1960 April 27 Gainesville 1 p. 21 x 27 cm. Thanks her for accomplishing so much towards acquiring the M.K. Rawlings correspondence. Wants to know if his writing to these people would help or hinder the transaction. Shows interest in the renovation of the Cross Creek property. Filed with Miscellaneous Correspondence - UF Archives.
Burnett, Whit. TLS to MKR. 1947 Sep 27, Indiana. 2p. Request for permission to include a story selected by her in an anthology entitled The. World's Best.
Burnham, Lee. ALS to Stanley West. 1958, Jan. 21 Hawthorne, Fla. 1 p. Concerns interest in the bronze head of M.K. Rawlings and the amount the University might pay - possibly $500. Missing as of May 20, 1999.
Butcher, Fanny. TNS to MKR. Chicago. 2p. Thanks for telegraphed greetings to library luncheon.
Butler, Mrs. James H. ALS to Whom It May Concern. 1960, Aug. 8 E. Palatka, Fla. 1 p. Inquires about the possibilities of seeing the interior of M.K. Rawlings' home. Expresses concern over the estate's upkeep. Missing as of May 20, 1999.
Button, William B. M. ALS to MKR. 1939 Mar 6, Rochester, NY. 2p. Facts on life of Andrew Ellicott for MKR's book.
Byrd, Sam. TLS to MKR. 1946 Jun 27, Mt. Olive, NC. 1p. Awarded Guggenheim. Plans for its use.
Cabell, Ballard. ALS to MKR. 1952 Jul 25, Richmond, VA. 1/2p. Sympathy on death of MKR's aunt Ida.
Cabell, Ballard. ALS to MKR. 1953 Jan 3, Richmond, VA. 1 1/2p. Praise of Sojourner.
Cabell, Ballard. ANS to MKR. 1953 Apr 23, Richmond, VA. 1p. Easter greetings.
Cabell, Ballard. ALS to MKR. [n.d.] 1p. Regret at having to refuse invitation.
Cabell, James Branch. TLS to MKR. 1940 Apr 23, Ophelia, VA. 1p. Pamphlet on Ellen Glasgow.
Cabell, J. B. TLS to MKR. 1940 Jun 11, Ophelia, VA. 1p. Praise of book.
Cabell, J. B. TLS to MKR. 1941 Apr 9, Richmond, VA. 1p. Establishing first meeting with Ellen Glasgow as being in early April, 1941.
Cabell, J. B. Letters to MKR. 1941 Apr 9, 1941 Aug 5, 1940 Aug 5. Excerpts from 3 letters regarding Ellen Glasgow.
Cabell, J. B. TLS to MKR. 1941 Aug 5, Ophelia, VA. 1p. Reference to MKR's dream about Ellen Glasgow.
Cabell, J. B. TLS to MKR. 1941 Sep 11, Ophelia, VA. 1p. Comments on verses of MKR and writing.
Cabell, J. B. TLS to MKR. 1941 Sep 15, Ophelia, VA. 1p. Praise of Golden Apples.
Cabell, James Branch. TLS to MKR. 1942 Mar 26, Richmond, VA. 1p. Congratulations on book and marriage.
Cabell, James Branch. TLS to MKR. 1942 Apr 12, Richmond, VA. 1p. Reference to E. Glasgow's disturbance at not receiving copy of Cross Creek from MKR. (Copy of note from MKR explaining mistake included.)
Cabell, J. B. TLS to MKR. 1943 Jun 26, Ophelia, VA. 2p. Comments on writing.
Cabell, J. B. TLS to MKR. 1943 Jul 29, Ophelia, VA. 1p. Notice of sending copy of the "St. Johns."
Cabell, J. B. TLS to MKR. 1943 Aug 24, Ophelia, VA. 1p. Thanks for comment on "St. Johns".
Cabell, J. B. TLS to MKR. 1943 Sep 7, Ophelia, VA. 1p. Appreciation for favorable review of St. Johns.
Cabell, J. B. TLS to MKR. 1944 Jan 19, St. Aug., FL. 1p. Wife unable to drive to Cross Creek.
Cabell, J. B. TLS to MKR. 1944 Mar 2, St. Aug., FL. 1p. Refusal of invitation. Invitation to visit.
Cabell, J. B. TLS to MKR. 1944 Nov 28, St. Aug., FL. 1p. Family news.
Cabell, J. B. TLS to MKR. 1945 May 27, Richmond, VA. 1p. Reference to E. Glasgow's health.
Cabell, J. B. TLS to MKR. 1945 Sep 30, Richmond, VA. 2p. Family news.
Cabell, James B. TLS to MKR. 1945 Nov 3, Richmond, VA. 1p. Description of E. Glasgow's condition.
Cabell, James Branch. TLS to MKR. 1946 Mar 23, St. Aug., FL. 2p. Proof of Jurgen. Cross Creek lawsuit. Ellen Glasgow's "Dream" letter. JBC's Lee article. There Were Two Pirates.
Cabell, J. B. TLS to MKR. 1946 Jun 1, Ophelia, VA. 1p. Congratulations on trial.
Cabell, J. B. TLS to MKR. 1946 Jul 31, Ophelia, VA. 1p. Reply to letter about her work.
Cabell, James Branch. TLS to MKR. 1946 Aug 17, Richmond, Va. 2p. Letter in response to MKR's Telegraphed praise of the "Pirates."
Cabell, J. B. TLS to MKR. 1947 Jun 8, Ophelia, VA. 2p. Criticism of book not yet published- "Mountain Prelude."
Cabell, James Branch. TLS to MKR. 1947 Nov 22, St. Aug., FL. 1p. "St. Aug. upon the whole, seems glad you made out so nicely." MKR's health. "Mountain Prelude."
Cabell, James B. TLS to MKR. 1948 Apr 27, Richmond, VA. 1p. Family news.
Cabell, J. B. TLS to MKR. 1948 May 22, Richmond, VA. 1p. Reference to "Witch woman"
Cabell, J. B. TLS to MKR. 1949 Apr 17, Richmond, VA. 1p. Thanking her for letter and telegram of sympathy. (On death of wife?)
Cabell, James Branch. TLS to MKR. 1949 Jun 13, Ophelia, VA. 1p. Settled in summer home but unable to write.
Cabell, James Branch. TLS to MKR. 1949 Sep 4, Richmond, VA. 1p. Family news.
Cabell, James Branch. TLS to MKR. 1949 Oct 6, Richmond, VA. 1p. Family news.
Cabell, James Branch. TLS to MKR. 1950 Feb 6, St. Augustine, FL. 1p. Family news and urging her to work on her book.
Cabell, James Branch. TLS to MKR. 1950 Feb 15, St. Augustine, FL. 1p. Arranging visit of Margaret Freeman.
Cabell, James Branch. TLS to MKR. 1950 Jun 18, Richmond, VA. 1p. Announcing wedding to Margaret Freeman.
Cabell, James Branch. TLS to MKR. 1950 Oct 17, Richmond, VA. 1p. Congratulations on getting to work on her new book.
Cabell, James Branch. TLS to MKR. 1951 Apr 22, Richmond, VA. 1p. Family news; starting book for Univ. of Florida Press.
Cabell, James Branch. TLS to MKR. 1951 Jul 3, Richmond, VA. 1p. Discussing Sojourner and contracts (i.e. with University of Florida Press)
Cabell, James Branch. TLS to MKR. 1951 Oct 25, Richmond, VA. 1p. Solicitations about her eyes.
Cabell, James Branch. TLS to MKR. 1952 Jan 11, Richmond, VA. 1p. Family news; holograph note on verso from Margaret Freeman Cabell.
Cabell, James Branch. TLS to MKR. 1952 Feb 11, Richmond, VA. 1p. Reply to her comments on his book.
Cabell, James Branch. TLS to MKR. 1952 Apr 22, Richmond, VA. 1p. Family news.
Cabell, James Branch. TLS to MKR. 1952 July 1, Richmond, VA. 1p. Family news.
Cabell, James Branch. TLS to MKR. 1952 July 25, Richmond, VA. 1p. Congratulations on finishing Sojourner. (Note from Margaret Cabell added to end.)
Cabell, James Branch. TLS to MKR. 1952 Sep 9, Richmond, VA. 1p. Ellen Glasgow's Biography
Cabell, James Branch. TLS to MKR. 1952 Sep 19, Richmond, VA. 1p. Ellen Glasgow's Biography
Cabell, James Branch. TLS to MKR. 1953 Apr 18, Richmond, VA. 1p. Ellen Glasgow's Biography.
Cabell, J. B. TLS to MKR. 1953 Aug 29, Ophelia, VA. 1p. Family news.
Cabell, James Branch. TLS to MKR. 1953 Dec 10, Richmond, VA. 1p. Regret unable to come to St. Augustine due to poor health.
Cabell, James Branch. TLS to NB. 1 p. 1944 Nov. 24. St. Augustine. A get-well letter to Norton, addressed to the Harkness Pavilion hospital in New York. Oliver accession.
Cabell, James B. TLS to Frank Daniel. 1946 May 9, Ophelia, VA. 2p. Clearing up misunderstanding about printing of letters from and to Ellen Glasgow to MKR.
Cabell, James Branch. TLS to Irita Van Doren. 1952 Sep 7, Richmond, VA. 1p. Regarding precedence of Ellen Glasgow's autobiography over a biography.
Cabell, James Branch. TLS to Stanley L. West. 1951 Nov 17, Richmond, VA. 1p. Regarding catalog of donors and miniature horses to University of Fla. Library.
Cabell, Margaret Freeman. TLS to MKR. 1950 Jan 30, Richmond, VA. 1p. Arranging visit to MKR.
Cabell, Margaret Freeman. TLS to MKR. 1950 Feb 22, Richmond, VA. 1p. News of own marriage plans for early summer.
Cabell, Margaret Freeman. TNS to MKR. 1951 May 5, Richmond, VA. 1/2p. Invitation to Cabell home on way north.
Cabell, Margaret Freeman. ANS to MKR. 1951 Dec 15, Richmond, VA. 1p. Season's greetings.
Cabell, Margaret Freeman. TLS to MKR. 1952 Feb 11, Richmond, VA. 1p. Details connected with JBC's book for University of Florida Press.
Cabell, Margaret Freeman. ALS to MKR. 1952 Feb 18, Richmond, VA. 2p. Thanks for jellies.
Cabell, Margaret Freeman. ALS to MKR. 1953 Jan 1, Richmond, VA. 1p. TNS enclosed. 1p. Letter and memo clearing up details of cottage for winter and spring for MKR in Richmond. Reference to E.G.'s biography.
Cabell, Margaret Freeman. TLS to MKR. 1953 Jan 11, Richmond, VA. 1p. More regarding MKR's cottage in Richmond.
Cabell, Margaret Freeman. ALS to MKR. 1953 May 20, Richmond, VA. 1p. News of Mirror. (TN on verso)
Cabell, Margaret Freeman. TLS to MKR. 1953 Jun 15, Richmond, VA. 1p. Dr. Freeman's death, Hunter Stagg's collection of E. G.'s letters; Robert Daniel.
Cabell, Priscilla. ALS to MKR. 1946 Nov 11, Richmond, VA. 2 1/2p. James' illness; 2nd printing of There Were Two Pirates with corrections mailed.
Callender, Louisa. TL (copy) to Miss Ross. 1943 Jan. 27. 1 p. Praise for Cross Creek Cookery (Copy of letter from Heinemann). Readers' Letters (2002) - Box 39.
Campaqua(?) Ralph. ALS to MKR. 1944 October 31. Germany. 2 p. Appreciation of Cross Creek and The Yearling from serviceman; social issues raised by Cross Creek. Readers' Letters (2002) - Box 39.
Campbell, Alan K. TLS to MKR. 1953 Apr 30, Cambridge, MA. 1p. Urging MKR to come to "Novel Conference."
Campbell, James A. TLS to MKR. 1943 Sept. 8. Denver. Letter from Air Corps officers who says that Dessie Vinson is his ex-wife. Oliver accession.
Canby, Henry S. TLS to MKR. 1946 Apr 12, NYC. 1p. Unable to stop off for visit on trip in Florida. Lawsuit.
Canby, Henry S. TLS to MKR. [1953] 1952 Jan 6, NYC. 1p. Admiration of Sojourner.
Canby, Henry S. TLS to MKR. 1953 May 17, Clinton, CT. 1p. Color question in St. Augustine; Ellen Glasgow's letters. (AN included, 4p.)
Carlyle, Elizabeth. ALS to "Gentleman". 1964, April 1 Largo, Fla. 2 p. Expresses deep concen for the degenerate condition of Rawlings' home at Cross Creek. Asks the possibility of making a memorial of it. Wants University to act immediately. Missing as of May 20, 1999.
Carmer, Carl. TL to Philip S. May. 1940 Jun 19, Peterborough, NH. 1p. Addition to Kingsley material; copy of 1842 letter attached.
Carmer, Carl. TLS to MKR. 1945 Jul 30, NYC. 1p. Pledge for Peace Committee disbanded.
Carmichael, O.C. ALS to MKR. 1948 Apr 2, NYC. 2p. Visit to Cross Creek most enjoyable; thanks for book.
Carpenter, Alice Hubbard. ALS to MKR. 1942 May 26; Oracle, Arizona. 5 p. Appreciation of Cross Creek from a reader who up on Lake Crescent and who had hoped to live her life in Florida. Readers' Letters (2002) - Box 39.
Casselman, Margaret. ALS to MKR. 1942 Nov. 1; Highland Park, MI. 1 p. A nurse who read Cross Creek, while recovering from illness, says that Rawlings's work contains the gift of healing. Readers' Letters (2002) - Box 39.
Century Magazine. 28 April 1917. New York. 1 p. TLS to MKR returning her poem.
Chalmers, Allen Knight. TLS to MKR. 1952 Sep 13, N.Y.C. 1p. Asking if MKR would be interested in participating in luncheon discussion of Negro education in the South.
Chalmers, Allen Knight. TLS to MKR. 1952 Sept 20, N.Y.C. 1p. Requests permission to quote her letter in a report.
Chalmers, Allan K. TLS to MKR. 1953 Feb 6, N.Y.C. Injustice to Negro boy.
Chambers, Robert. ALS to MKR. 1933 Oct 3, N.Y.C. 4p. Praise of her writings; his work as a naturalist.
Chapman, Frank M. TLS to MKR. 1942 Apr 17, N.Y.C. 1p. Praise of Cross Creek.
Cherry, P. Envelope addressed to NB. 1943 Nov. 25. San Bernandino. Oliver accession.
Chevigny, Hector. TLS to MKR. 1939 April 5; North Hollywood. 1 p. Praise for The Yearling. Readers' Letters (2002) - Box 39.
Clark, Hubert Lyman. ALS to MKR. 1938 Oct 21, Cambridge, Mass. 1 1/2p. Praise of Yearling.
Clark, Hubert Lyman (Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard). ALS to MKR. 1942 August 26; Cambridge, MA. 2 p. A noted naturalist praises The Yearling and Cross Creek, but disagrees with her notion that young children do not have an instinctive fear of snakes. Readers' Letters (2002) - Box 39.
Clark, Hubert Lyman. ALS to MKR. 1942 Oct 26, Cambridge, Mass. 2p. Daughter's comments on Cross Creek.
Clark, Josephine Glasgow. ANS to MKR. 1953 Feb 19, Virginia Beach, VA. 2p. Note to acknowledge MKR's work on Biography of Ellen Glasgow.
Clark, Paul. ALS to [NB] 2 p. 1944 Dec. 23. APO New York. Oliver accession.
Cobb, Jack. ALS to MKR. 1942 Nov. 13; Goldsboro, NC. 4 p. Enjoyed reading Cross Creek; wants to know name and address of man who can make household pets of skunks. Readers' Letters (2002) - Box 39.
Colby, Nanna. ALS to MKR. 1942 May 28; Joliet, IL. 4 p. Former Florida Public Health nurse says she knows many of the characters in Cross Creek. Readers' Letters (2002) - Box 39.
Collins, Hubert. TLS to MKR. 1939 May 5; Coronado Beach, Fl. 1 p. Congratulations on winning Pulitzer Prize; wants to see her again and invites her to visit. Readers' Letters (2002) - Box 39.
Connally, Thomas. TLS to MKR. 1951 Apr 12, Washington, D.C. 1p. Aid to India.
Conner, Charles E. ALS to MKR. 1944 Jun 4, Brooklyn, NY. 2p. Shipped to new location, mail lost, health good.
Cotter, Frances L. TLS to MKR. 1953 Apr 20, Canton, NY. 1 1/4p. Delight at MKR's accepting degree.
Cotter, Frances L. TLS to MKR. 1953 May 27, Canton, NY. 2p. Details for MKR's visit to St. Lawrence University.
Countess, Jereme D. ALS to MKR. 1942 June 24 [n. p.] 6 p. Appreciation for Cross Creek, especially the chapter "Our Daily Bread.". Readers' Letters (2002) - Box 39.
Cox, Ezraetta. ALS to MKR. 1942 June 11; Wauwatosa, WI. 2 p. Appreciation of Cross Creek from woman familiar with the St. John River and Florida. Readers' Letters (2002) - Box 39.
Cox, May R. (Mrs. Joseph Dundas). ALS to MKR. 1939 Feb. 21; High Point, NC. 3 p. Enclosing a folder [not with the letter] about a statue that she associates with "the Yearling" and Jody [meaning not clear]. Readers' Letters (2002) - Box 39.
Crichton, K.S. TLS to MKR. 1931 Jan 26, N.Y.C. 1p. Amateur authors.
Cronin, A.J. ALS to MKR. 1942 Apr 26, Blue Hill, ME. 2p. Criticism of Cross Creek.
Cronin, A.J. ALS to MKR. 1942 Jul 1, Blue Hill, ME. 4p. Reactions to her reply to his criticism of Cross Creek.
Cronin, A.J. ALS to MKR. 1942 Dec 6, Greenwich, CT. 1p. Satirical letter about Cross Creek Cookery.
Cronin, A.J. P.C.S. to MKR. 1942 Dec 12, Greenwich, CT. 1p. Praise of book.
Cronin, A.J. ALS to MKR. 1943 Jan 14, Greenwich, CT. 2p. Sorry for MKR while beginning a new book.
Cronin, A.J. P.C. to MKR. 1943 Aug 16, Blue Hill, ME. Thanks for supplying information.
Cronin, A.J. TLS to MKR. 1943 Nov 25, Greenwich, CT. 2p. Thanks for pleasant visit at MKR's home.
Cronin, A.J. ANS to MKR ( and picture postcard). 1943 Dec ?. Seasons' greetings with picture postcard.
Cronin, A.J. ALS to MKR. 1944 Jan 14, Stamford, CT. 4p. Answer to letter.
Cronin, A.J. ALS to MKR. 1944 Jan 20, Greenwich, CT. 2p. Address to send oranges to; Norton's safety.
Cronin, A.J. P.C. to MKR. 1944 Feb 17, Greenwich, CT. Thanks for oranges.
Cronin, A.J. ALS to MKR. 1944 May 14, Blue Hill, ME. 4p. Income tax trouble.
Cronin, A.J. ALS to MKR. 1944 Nov 15, Greenwich, CT. 2p. Invitation to lunch. Comment on publication The Green Years.
Cronin, A.J. ALS to MKR. 1945 Jan 2, Greenwich, CT. 4p. Film of Keys of Kingdom and Gregory Peck for Yearling.
Cronin, A.J. ALS to MKR. 1945 Jan 20, Greenwich, CT. 2p. New Years Greetings.
Cronin, A.J. ALS to MKR. 1945 Feb 2, Greenwich, CT. 4p. Desire to go to Florida. MKR's renting cottage. Feeling at "low ebb."
Cronin, A.J. ALS to MKR. 1945 Apr 14, Greenwich, CT. 4p. Green Years selected by Book of the Month.
Cronin, A.J. ALS to MKR. 1945 Jun 3, Nantucket, MA. 2p. Reciprocal agreement between Great Britain and U.S. regarding author's royalties.
Cronin, A.J. ALS to MKR. 1945 Jun 11, Conn? 2p. Request for food supplies.
Cronin, A.J. ALS to MKR. 1945 Jul 18, Nantucket, MA. 2p. Disagreement over food.
Cronin, A.J. ALS to MKR. 1946 Jan 1, Sussex, England. 4p. Conditions after war.
[Cronin] A.J. TLS to MKR. 1946 Feb 26, Dublin. 2p. MKR's photos for Life. A.J.'s opinion of New Yorker. Ireland.
Cronin, A.J. TLS to MKR. 1946 July 27, Dublin. 1 1/2p. Congratulations on outcome of trial; leisurely life in Ireland.
Cronin, A.J. ALS to MKR. 1946 Aug 4, Blue Hill, ME. 6p. Thanks for mangos. Planned trip to England.
Cronin, A.J. ANS to MKR. 1946 Dec 25, Greenwich, CT. 1p. Congratulations on "The Shell"; Season's greetings.
Crosby, George R. ALS to MKR. 1936 Feb. 6; Jacksonville, Fl. 2 p. Thanks her for hospitality; praise for Golden Apples.
Crosby, H.B. TL to Gordon Bigelow. 1963, Dec. 10 Gainesville 1 p. Sends copy of letters received from Brandt and Brandt concerning Rawlings' "Fish Fry and Fireworks". Hopes he will continue to give support to its publication. Missing as of May 20, 1999.
Crosby, H.B. TL to Gordon E. Bigelow. 1964, Jan. 23 Gainesville 1 p. Suggests he talk over the phone to Mrs. C. Brandt about the prospects of the Publication of "Fish Fy and Fireworks.". Missing as of May 20, 1999.
Crosby, H.B. TL to Gordon E. Bigelow. 1964, April 7 Gainesville 1 p. Encloses letter from literary agents of Rawlings returning script. Wants to know what to do. Missing as of May 20, 1999.
Crosby, H. B. TL (copy) to Mr. Wm. Koppelman. 1963, Nov. 20 Gainesville 3 p. Tells of Bigelow finding the unpublished story and the approval of him and other English professors to publish the story. Suggests several magazines in which they would like to see the story and emphasizes that they are more interested in prestige than money. Wants to be sure the University has all rights over it. Wants Brandt's suggestions and comments. Filed with Miscellaneous Correspondence - UF Archives.
Culver, Essae Martha, State Librarian. TLS to MKR. 1949 Sep 6, Baton Rouge, LA. 1p. Origin of "Black Bottom Pie," Lafcadio Hearn and La Cuisine Creole.
Curtice, C. Leslie (First Congregational Church). TLS to MKR. 1942 June 10; Albuquerque, NM 1 p. Gratitude for the portrayal of Marsh Turner and of others in Cross Creek. Readers' Letters (2002) - Box 39.
Curry, John Steuart. TLS to MKR. 1940 Nov 6, Madison, Wisc. 1p. Sending photos of painting for her selection. Frank L. Wright.
Curry, John Steuart. TLS to MKR. 1945 Aug 14, Madison, Wisc. 1p. Trip to Florida planned.
Curry, John Steuart. TLS to MKR. 1945 Aug 27, Madison, Wisc. 1p. Refusing invitation to visit MKR.
Curtin, Frank D. TLS to MKR. 1953 Jun 9, Canton, NY. 1p. Appreciation of MKR's speech and presence at St. Lawrence University's commencement.
Dabney, Virginius. TLS to MKR. 1953 Jul 31, Richmond, VA. 1p. International Mark Twain Society; Ellen Glasgow's biography.
Dafandorf, Mrs. Jason F. ALS to MKR. 1953 Mar 13, Garret Park, MD. 5p. Reminiscences of Kinnan farm.
Daniel, Frank. TLS to MKR. 1946 Mar 5, Atlanta, GA. 2p. Regarding publishing letter of Ellen Glasgow's and MKR's in Atlanta Journal.
Daniel, Frank (Book editor, Atlanta Journal). TLS (Xerox copy) to MKR. 1946 May 6. Atlanta, Ga. Sending her redbirds; lawsuit. [Source: Rodger Tarr, 2002.]
Darbyshire, Percy W. ALS to MKR. 1935 June 24; Anjou. 5 p. Comments upon a passage from an unnamed work [Golden Apples?]. Readers' Letters (2002) - Box 39.
Darbyshire, Percy W. (Lotos Club). ALS to MKR. 1942 June 8; New York. 7 p. Thanks her for Cross Creek. Readers' Letters (2002) - Box 39.
Darling, Jay "Ding". ALS to MKR. 1943 May 3; on train [p.m. Tifton, GA). Appreciation for her "Trees for Tomorrow" article. Readers' Letters (2002) - Box 39.
Darrow, Whitney. ALS and TLS to MKR. 1940 Jan 26, N.Y.C. 2p. Introducing Bellamy Partridge. Appreciation of telegram from MKR.
Darrow, Whitney. ALS to MKR. [n.d.] N.Y.C. 2p. Send autographed picture. At Charlie Scribner's for weekend. Alice Longworth, Will James
Darrow, Whitney. ALS to MKR. [n.d.] N.Y.C. 2p. Arthur in Washington. Allan Milliers. Juvenile book. F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Dashiell, Alfred S. TLS to MKR. 1930 Mar 11, N.Y.C. 1p. Acceptance of "Cracker Chidlings" for publication and request for background information.
Dashiell, Alfred. TLS to MKR. 1930 Dec 30, N.Y.C. 1/4p. Acceptance of "Jacob's Ladder" for publication.
Dauban, Jeanne. TLS to MKR. 1933 May 8, N.Y.C. 1p. French publication rights for South Moon Under which is on final list for Prix Femina Americain.
[Davenport] Marcia. [1944] April 27. Hobe Sound. ALS to MKR. 2 p. The Willkies will be coming down soon. Suggests that she might come to Cross Creek for a visit, or that MKR come to Hobe Sound while the Willkies are there.
Davenport, Marcia. TLS to MKR. 1948 Apr 25, N.Y.C. 1 1/2p. Going to England, Martha Gelhorn, Jan missed.
Davenport, Marcia. ALS to MKR. 1948 Oct 14, London. 6p. Hitchcock; Europe, pet dog, England, meeting with MKR in N.Y.
Davenport, Marcia. TLS to MKR. 1948 Nov 14, N.Y.C. 1p. Apartment full of memories, MKR's health, Lending house at Creek; the dog, not being able to work.
Davenport, Marcia. TLS to MKR. 1948 Dec 29, N.Y.C. 1p. Thanks for flowers, trip to Jamaica; unlikely to write another book.
Davies, Lord David. TLS to MKR. 1937 Mar 3, N.Y.C. 1 1/2p. Thanks for books, sending few of his books to MKR.
Davies, Lord David. TLS to MKR. 1937 Mar 16, London, 1p. Sending 2 books, New Commonwealth Society.
Davies, Lord David. TLS to MKR. 1938 Jun 23, Rosshire, Eng. 1p. Congratulations on Yearling, political situation.
Davies, Lord David. TLS to MKR. 1938 Nov 4, Montgomery Shire, Eng. 1 1/2p. Thanks for Yearling. Political situation in Europe.
Davis, Anne Meredith. ALS to MKR. 1942 July 26. 8 p. Enjoyment of Cross Creek. Readers' Letters (2002) - Box 39.
[Davis, Charles J.]. [4 Nov. 1917. Washington]. ALS "Charles"(?) to [Charles Rawlings]. 2 sheets, 4 sides. With postmarked envelope and name C. J. Davis in return address. Cf. 1919, July 29.
[Davis, Charles J.?]. 29 July 1919. Elkhart, IN.]. TLS (illegible signature) to "Chuck" [Rawlings]. Catches him up on what he has been doing since they last saw each other some eighteen month ago. [This item was found already identified as being from Charles J. Davis. The attribution of this letter to Davis is questionable since it suggests that the writer had been in college in the fall of 1917, while Davis appears to have already been in war work in Washington at that time]. 3 sheets, 3 sides. Envelope.
Davis, Harvey. ALS to MKR. 1953 Apr 13, Baptist, LA. 5 1/2p. Failure; a tramp's life; MKR's writings.
Davison, Zetta C. ALS to MKR. 1942 August 7; Honeycutt, NC. 6 p. Reader says that Cross Creek reminds her of her native Florida. Characters are also similar to those in mountains where she now lives. Readers' Letters (2002) - Box 39.
Deal, Harwell M. ALS to MKR. [ca. 1943?] Nov. 2; Saipan, M.I. 2 p. Appreciation of her work. Readers' Letters (2002) - Box 39.
DeGraff, Lucy M. ALS to MKR. 1942 May 6; Chicago. 5 p. Admiration for Cross Creek and for MKR; details of the reader's life and of her mother. Readers' Letters (2002) - Box 39.
Dell, Jean. ALS to NB. 2 p. [1944 May 17. Washington Depot, CT.]. About the death of Ruth Pickering, the writer's sister. Oliver accession.
Demarst, Donald. TLS to MKR. 1946 Oct 9, N.Y.C. 1p. Sending copy of J. B. Cabell's Jurgen.
Diaz, Raoul (Army Air Force). ALS to MKR. 1942 September 15; Nashville, Tennessee. 2 p. Reader feels he knows MKR through reading Cross Creek. Readers' Letters (2002) - Box 39.
Dibner, Martin. TLS to MKR. 1953 Apr 24, Miami Beach, FL. 1p. Praise of Sojourner; will stop off on trip; Buck Moon and Colliers.
Dibner, Martin. TLS to MKR. 1953 Jul 31, Casco Village, ME. 2p. Criticism of his book, MKR tired, Maine.
Dillard, Barney. ALS to MKR. 1953 Jan 22, Emporia, FL. 1p. Wife died; wants to visit MKR.
Dillard, Alice and Barney. ALS to MKR. 1937 Jul 23, Emporia, FL. 2p. Best wishes for pleasant trip. Carlos. Weather is fine.
Dillard, Alice and Barney. ALS to MKR. 1937 Dec 14, Emporia, FL. 2p. Haven't had letter in some time. What should Santa bring? Come and see quilts.
Dillard, Alice and Barney. ALS to MKR. 1948 Feb 12, Emporia, FL. 2 1/4p. Never gets letters finished. Deer hunting. May visit MKR
Dillard, Alice and Barney. ALS to MKR. 1948 Apr 21, Emporia, FL. 2p. No letter. In pain. Tom Watson
Dillard, Alice and Barney. ALS to MKR. 1949 Jan 12, Emporia, FL. 2p. Invitation to Barney's 85th birthday party.
Dixon, Laura E. ALS to MKR. 1945 May 17, New S. Wales, Australia. 2p. Admired Yearling.
[Dodds, R. G.]. ALS to NB. 5 p. 1945 Jan. 11. APO New York. Oliver accession.
[Dolan?] Tom. ANS on Christmas card. [1945 Dec. 15. Ithaca, NY.]. Oliver accession.
Dolan, Tom. ALS to NB. 4 p. [1944] August 9 [India?]. Oliver accession.
Dollarhide, Louis (U.S. Air Corps). 3 ALLS 1943 Jan 1-Feb. 20; Gulfport, Miss. 6 p. Hospitalized airman shares introspective musings with MKR. Readers' Letters (2002) - Box 39.
Dorwart, Robert D. ALS to MKR. 1944 Dec. 10; Somewhere in England. Appreciation for Cross Creek, especially the recipes. Readers' Letters (2002) - Box 39.
[Douglas] Marjory [Stoneman]. ANS to [MK and Chuck Rawlings]. [ca. 1930? December. Miami]. A Christmas greeting, written on the back of a photograph of Douglas's home, which is referred to in the message. Oliver accession.
Douglas, Marjory Stoneman. ALS to MKR. 1931 Aug 21, Miami, FL. 8p. Writers and Florida.
Douglas, Marjory Stoneman. ALS to MKR. 1932 Apr 23, Taunton, MA. 4p. Read "Bean Crop" in Scribner's. Unable to stop at MKR's on way south.
Douglas, Marjory Stoneman. TLS to MKR. 1933 May 2, Miami, FL. 1 1/4p. "South Moon Under" doing well. Sorry and angry to have missed MKR.
Douglas, Marjory Stoneman. ALS to MKR. 1938 Aug 28, Taunton, MA. 4p. Praise of Yearling. Depression following success. Plans uncertain.
Douglas, Marjory Stoneman. ALS to MKR. 1944 Jan 2, Coconut Grove, FL. 4p. Harvey's activities. "Rivers of America" book. "Everglades" book
Douglas, Marjory Stoneman. ALS to MKR. 1947 Dec 8, Coconut Grove, FL. 2p. Thanks for good review.
Durham, Ray. [ca. 1943?] Harrisburg, IL. Stopped at Cross Creek, hoping to meet her, when he was in Florida, but was told she was having lunch. He regrets not waiting until she had finished. Readers' Letters (2002) - Box 39.
Duris, Alex J. TLS to MKR. 1942 July 12; New York. 2p. Cross Creek reminded reader of his youth in Ocala and Orlando. Says her writing also reminds him of Henry George and offers to send her a copy of Progress and Poverty, if she in not familiar with it. Readers' Letters (2002) - Box 39.
Duris, Alex J. TLS to MKR. 1942 August 14; New York City. 1 p. Thanks her for reply. He is sending Progress and Poverty. Readers' Letters (2002) - Box 39
DuVal, Bill. ALS to MKR. 1944 August 28; Montclair, NJ. 2 p. Writes about Norton's return trip. He will let her know, if he learns anything. Readers' Letters (2002) - Box 39.
Eaton, Charles Edward (American Vice Consul). TLS to MKR. 1944 Feb. 14; Rio de Janeiro. 1 p. Asks he to contribute article on the art of fiction to program to improve Brazilian understanding of United States culture. Readers' Letters (2002) - Box 39
Edwards, C. S. TLS to MKR. 1953 Apr 17, St. Augustine. 1p. Thanks for letter.
Eisenstaedt, Alfred. TLS to MKR. 1949 Nov 11, N.Y.C. 1p. Thanks for praise of photos of Owen D. Young in Life; Prints will follow.
[Ellis, George L.]. TLS to NB. 2 p. 1953 August 13. Gainesville. Oliver accession.
Emerson, J.R. TLS to MKR. [ca. 1943?] Keesler Field, Miss. 1 p. The writer, a dentist in the service, describes conditions at Keesler Field. Readers' Letters (2002) - Box 39
England, Bob. ALS to NB. 1959 Sept. 2. [Decatur, GA]. Envelope postmarked Sept. 2, "Returned to writer," and second envelope, dated Sept. 9. Oliver accession.
Erickson, Don. TLS (Xerox copy) to Mr. Bigelow. 1965, March 22 NYC 1 p. Has questions concerning the publication of Rawlings' "Scott Fitzgerald" - date, amount, and authorization of using Rawlings' letters. Missing as of May 20, 1999.
Ethridge, Mark F. TLS to Norton Baskin. 1946 May 9, Louisville, KY. 1p. Picture of Norton and Marjorie in Courier Journal one of best, print following.
Ethridge, Willie Snow. Telegram. 1944 Apr 3, Harods Creek, KY. Birthday cable received from Mark, Jr. Norton not listed among 5 reported out?
Ethridge, Willie Snow. TLS to MKR. 1944? Prospect, KY. Read Colcorton (better for racial understanding than Strange Fruit. American field service and Norton and Mark, Jr.
Evans, A. Dwye (Heinemann). TLS to MKR. 1938 Nov. 29; London. 1 p. Director of her British publishing company, hopes to meet her when he comes to the U.S.A. next year. Praise of The Yearling. Readers' Letters (2002) - Box 39
Evans, A. Dwye. TLS to MKR. 1949 Jan 27, London. 1p. Thanks for gifts.
Evans, A. Dwye. TLS to MKR. 1952 Mar 18, London. 1p. Abridgement of Yearling. (List of proposals for abridgement enclosed- 1 page)
Evans, A. Dwye. ALS to MKR. 1952 Jul 10, London. 2p. Praise of Sojourner; Sojourner better than Yearling; Yearling to be published in England.
Evans, A. Dwye. A folder of correspondence from the files of A. Dwye Evans, re the British edition of The Sojourner,1952-1953, is in the Miscellaneous Correspondence.
Eyre-Lloyd, Lt. Col. TLS to MKR. 1939 Oct 23, England. 1p. Letter requesting MKR to write story.
Fackenthal, Frank D. TLS to MKR. 1939 May 5, N.Y.C. 1p. Award of Pulitzer Novel Prize.
[Fagg, Mary Louise]. TL (carbon) to Mr. Paul Millane (Scribners). 1963 Feb 22, New York, NY. 1p. Asking opinion about MKR's biography that he wrote for the school edition of The Yearling. Investigating the possibility for extended biography. Cites the persons still living who knew MKR.
Fagg, Mary Louise. TLS to Fran Mollnow. 1962 Dec 6, Jacksonville, FL. 1p. Offering her some autographs and some pictures to use in an article on MKR. Reference to Edward Shenton.
Fagg, Mary Louise. TLS to Fran Mollnow. 1963 Feb 19, Jacksonville, FL. 1p. Congratulating her for her article on MKR and giving reasons for not writing biography of Marjorie. With envelope.
Fagg, Mary Louise. ALS to Fran [Mollnow]. 1964 Aug 30, Winchester, MA. 2p. Sorry she cannot write the article about MKR she asked for. She continues to be sick.
Farmer, Lucy. ALS to MKR. 1944 Jan. 4; Court House Hollow Grove, OK. 7 p. Appreciation of The Yearling and Cross Creek. Readers' Letters (2002) - Box 39
Farrar, John. TLS to MKR. 1949 Apr 18, N.Y.C. 1p. Thanks for letter, J.B. Cabell.
Fassett, Edna (Marine Biological Specimen). TLS to MKR. 1942 August 19; Pass-A-Grille Beach, FL. 1 p. Asks if she is familiar with a certain grasshopper that is in demand by scientists. Readers' Letters (2002) - Box 39
Fastrovia, Jarmila. TLS to MKR. 1948 Jul 20, Switz. 3p. Translating Yearling into Czech. Political Situation. Would like to correspond with MKR.
Fastrovia, Jarmila. TLS to MKR. 1948 Sep 5, Switz. 3p. May be in Switzerland for 6 more months. Would like to have had advice about Yearling translation. Will try to get Golden Apples for Czech translation. Russian use of MKR's works.
Fastrovia, Jarmila. TLS to MKR. 1948 Nov 24, Switz. 3p. Still in Switzerland. M. Mitchell writes. Food shortages.
Fastrovia, Jarmila. TLS to MKR. 1948 Dec 20, Switz. 2p. Will not mention Jan Masaryk's visit in print, etc; publisher confiscated.
Fastrovia, Jarmila. TLS to MKR. 1949 Feb 1, Switz. 2p. Stay prolonged. Golden Apples received. Nationalization of publishing. Food parcels through "Care."
Fastrovia, Jarmila. TLS to MKR. 1950 Apr 25, Prague, 2p. Translations of American classics. Food plentiful now. Common people everywhere are the same. (Picture enclosed)
Fay, Helen. ANS to MKR. 1942 May 12; Los Angeles, CA. Appreciation of Cross Creek. Readers' Letters (2002) - Box 39
Fayerweather, Josephine Kirby-Smith. ALS to MKR. 1942 July 9; Oahu, Hawaii. 4p. Writer, who says she was a childhood friend of Major Fairbanks's granddaughter, thanks MKR for Cross Creek. Readers' Letters (2002) - Box 39
Fiddia, Leonard B. ALS to MKR. 1946 Jun 20, Eureka, FL. 2p. Cannot use cottage at present. Lawsuit.
Fiddia, Leonard B. ALS to MKR. 1947 Jan 30, Eureka, FL. 1p. Material scarce, hog killing.
Fiddia, Leonard B. ALS to MKR. 1947 Sep 7, Eureka, FL. 1p. Shingles.
Fiddia, Leonard B. ALS to MKR. 1948 Jan 10, Eureka, FL. 1p. Old house covered, Thelma moved out, cats.
Fiddia, Leonard B. ALS to MKR. 1948 Jan 20, Eureka, FL. 2p. Details of building and repairs for MKR.
Fiddia, Leonard B. ALS to MKR. 1948 Feb 13, Eureka, FL. 1 1/2p. Almost finished with repairs, would like MKR to come before finished. Electricity in. New pump needed.
Fiddia, Leonard B. ALS to MKR. 1948 Feb 29, Eureka, FL. 2p. Almost all floors painted; house will be ready for MKR's friends.
Fiddia, Leonard B. ALS to MKR. 1948 Mar 25, Eureka, FL. 1p. Bought materials but could not paint floor as MKR's guests were there.
Fiddia, Leonard. ALS to MKR. 1948 Dec 13, Eureka, FL. 1p. Repairs and bill.
Fiddia, Leonard. ALS to MKR. 1950 Oct 17, Eureka, FL. 2p. Roads too bad to travel.
Fiddia, Leonard B. Postcard. 1951 Jan 29, Eureka, FL. Wife out of hospital and at mother's.
Fiddia, Mrs. Leonard B. ALS to MKR. 1945 Dec 30, Eureka, FL. 5p. Thanks for dress at Christmas. Leonard brought Lonie for Christmas. Had tree. Leonard. works Sundays, so home most of the time.
Fiddia, Mrs. Leonard B. ALS to MKR. 1950 Apr 13, Eureka, FL. 4p. Cannot accept invitation to dinner; school program.
Fiddia, Mrs. Leonard B. ALS to MKR. 1951 Feb 12, Eureka, FL. 3 1/2p. Flu. Roads too bad to get to Creek.
Fish, Carl Russell. TLS to MKR. 1916 May 26, Madison, Wisc. 1p. Granted sophomore honors.
Fisk University. TNS to MKR. 1948 May 13, Nashville, TN. 1p. Receipt for gift to University Endowment Fund.
Flaxon, Maj. Henry H. ALS to MKR. 1942 Aug 21, Camp Blanding, FL. 1p. Thanking MKR for a good weekend visit to Cross Creek.
Fleming, Victor. TLS to MKR. 1940 Feb 8, Culver City, CA. 1 1/2p. Studio will handle nuisance attention for MKR. Production will probably start in June.
Floyd, E. ALS to MKR. 1942 July 6; Tucson, Arizona. 2 p. Thanks for Cross Creek from a reader who says he is from the same kind of place. Readers' Letters (2002) - Box 39
Forbes, Esther. TLS to MKR. 1938 Jul 14. 1p. Appreciation of Yearling.
Forbes, Esther. TLS to MKR. 1938 Aug 13, Worchester, MA. 1p. Gave Yearling as gift and it was loved; rewriting.
Forman, Arthur U. 5 June 1919. Chicago. TLS to CAR. Dunning letter. 1 sheet, 1 side.
Forsher, Faye. 1942 April 14; Shawnee, OK. A. Postcard S. to MKR. Thanks for Cross Creek. Readers' Letters (2002) - Box 39
Fountain, Henry and Zemilla. ALS to MKR. 1942 Nov 10, Hawthorne, FL. 1p. Requesting MKR to finance purchase of building.
Fox, Helen Davis. [ca. 1943?] Gainesville. ALS to MKR. 1 p. Inviting her to a cocktail party. New accession.
Freeman, Douglas Southall. TLS to MKR. 1953 Feb 9, Richmond, VA. 1p. Meet to talk of Ellen Glasgow.
Freeman, Douglas Southall. TLS to MKR. 1953 Feb 25, Richmond, VA. 1p. Citation for Ellen Glasgow Article.
Freeman, Douglas Southall. TLS to MKR. 1953 Mar 2, Richmond, VA. 1p. Notify him of Irita's coming.
Freeman, Douglas Southall. TLS to MKR. 1953 Apr 3, Richmond, VA. 1p. Arrangement of notes, etc. on Ellen Glasgow.
Freeman, Douglas Southall (Mrs.). ANS to MKR. 1953 Jun 6, Richmond, VA. 3p. Thanks for mangos.
Freeman, Douglas Southall (Mrs.). TLS to MKR. 1953 Sep 8, Richmond, VA. 1p. Thank you for letter of condolence on death of Douglas S. Freeman.
Freeman, Waller. TNS to MKR. 1953 Apr 1, N.Y.C. 1p. Receipt for payment for 18th century gilt-edged mirror.
Fritz, Milo H. TLS to MKR. 1942 August 5; A.P.O. Seattle. 1 p. Medical doctor in service is reminded by Cross Creek of time he spent in Florida. Readers' Letters (2002) - Box 39
Froman, Lewis A. TLS to MKR. 1953 May 1, Troy, NY. 1p. Offering honorary degree.
Froman, Lewis A. TLS to MKR. 1953 May 9, Troy, NY. 1p. Delighted at MKR's acceptance of honorary degree from Russell Sage College.
Frost, Robert. Telegram to MKR. Miami, FL. Requesting MKR to help with the Breadloaf Writers' Conference.
Gannett, Lewis. TNS to MKR. 1933 May 11, N.Y. Thanks for list of books and comments.
Gants, Albert M. TLS to MKR. 1942 August 16; Camp Polk, LA. 1 p. Believes she must be either a follower of Henry George, or is "another great philosopher." Readers' Letters (2002) - Box 39
Garmany, Blanche. ALS to MKR. 1943 Jan. 25; Butler, PA. 2 p. Appreciation for Rawlings's work. Readers' Letters (2002) - Box 39
Gates, Arnold F. ALS to MKR. 1942 Dec. 27; Hawaiian Islands. 3 p. Thanks her for letter; Cross Creek Cookery; describes Army life. Readers' Letters (2002) - Box 39
Gates, Arnold F. ALS to MKR. 1944 July12, Italy. 1p. American history could be guide for WWII.
Geffen, Felicia. TLS to MKR. 1949 Feb 9, N.Y.C. 1p. Mr. Offord's books.
Gellhorn, Martha. TLS to MKR. 1940 Dec 12, NYC. 1p. MKR's praise of E. Hemingway's new book.
Gellhorn, Martha. TLS to MKR. [1940] Dec 27, San Francisco de Paula, Cuba. 1p. Information on vacation spot in FL. for Mrs. Roosevelt. Going to China.
Gellhorn, Martha. TLS to MKR. 1941 Jan 6, St. Louis, MO. 1p. Thanking MKR for offering house to M