Erskine Caldwell letters to his editors

Erskine Caldwell letters to his editors

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Caldwell, Erskine, 1903-1987
Title: Erskine Caldwell letters to his editors
Dates: 1952-1960
Quantity: 0.1 Linear feet (1 portfolio)
Coll. Number: ms2557

Biographical/Historical Note

"Over the course of a long career, Erskine Caldwell wrote twelve books of nonfiction, twenty-five novels, and nearly 150 short stories. He was intent on depicting life among the lowly in Georgia and the rest of the South, and his concern for the less fortunate-poor whites and blacks-shines in his great novels and short stories of the 1930s. This concern also permeates the strongest writing of his later years, his nonfiction works of the 1960s."--"Erskine Caldwell (1903-1987)" from the New Georgia Encyclopedia, (Accessed Aug. 14, 2009)

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of 10 typed letters and 1 handwritten letter, all signed, from Erskine Caldwell to his editors. The letters are from 1952-1960, and all of them concern Erskine's writing.

Index Terms

Authors, American--20th century--Autographs.
Authors, American--20th century--Correspondence.
Autographs (manuscripts)
Book editors--United States--Correspondence.
Caldwell, Erskine, 1903-1987 -- Autographs
Caldwell, Erskine, 1903-1987 -- Correspondence
Novelists, American--20th century--Autographs.
Novelists, American--20th century--Correspondence.
Signatures (names)
Travel writers--Georgia--Coweta County--Autographs.
Travel writers--Georgia--Coweta County--Correspondence.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Erskine Caldwell letters to his editors. MS 2557. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related materials available in the following collections of this repository: Erskine Caldwell - Girl with Figurines manuscript (typescript); Erskine Caldwell papers (ca. 1930-1978); Erskine Caldwell, 1903- screenplay for Gretta; Erskine Caldwell, 1903- motion picture contracts; Letters to Stetson Kennedy, 1940-1942, 1958, 1978; Erskine Caldwell typescript, 1940; Erskine Caldwell typescript, ca. 1900s.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Letters, 1952-1960