Stephen Vincent Benet letters

Stephen Vincent Benet letters

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Benét, Stephen Vincent, 1898-1943
Title: Stephen Vincent Benet letters
Dates: 1934-1941
Quantity: 1.0 folder (5 letters)
Coll. Number: ms1121

Biographical/Historical Note

Stephen Vincent Benét, born July 22, 1898, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, U.S., died March 13, 1943, New York, New York, [was] an American poet, novelist, and writer of short stories, best known for "John Brown's Body," a long narrative poem on the American Civil War.

For additional information, see the article "Stephen Vincent Benét".

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of five letters written by Benet to Florence Locke and Eleanor Adlard dealing with proposed dramatic readings from "John Brown's Body" and commentaries by Benet about them. Miss Locke had asked that Benet prepare a short synopis of the Civil War for English audiences. The synopsis, a five-page typescript with minor correction, is included with the letter dated September 24, 1934. The letters in the collection are: 1.) September 7, 1934, letter to Florence Locke; 2.) September 24, 1934, letter and synopsis to Florence Locke; 3.) January 12, 1935, letter to Eleanor Adlard; 4.) May 1, 1935, letter to Eleanor Adlard; 5.) July 18, 1941, letter to Florence Locke.

Index Terms

Adlard, Eleanor
Authors, American--20th century--Correspondence.
Dramatic readings.
Locke, Florence -- Correspondence
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Stephen Vincent Benet letters, ms 1121. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letters, 1934-1941